Weekly AnnouncementsAugust 21, 2016
Coffee and Donuts – All guests from other parishes are welcome to join us after the 10AM Mass for coffee and donuts.
Fr. Flick Transfer – Fr. Flick is being assigned to the FSSP apostolate in San Diego. His last Sunday with us will be August 28. Please join us in the parish hall after the 10AM Mass on August 28 to thank Fr. Flick and say goodbye.
Bishop Gainer—December Visit – Save the date: Bishop Gainer will be visiting Mater Dei on December 3rd for our 8AM Holy Hour and to offer a Pontifical Low Mass at 9AM. As part of our 1st Saturday devotion, the Bishop will offer the Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Confessions—Only One Priest on Sundays – Beginning in September, there will only be one priest at Mater Dei until next summer. It will be difficult on Sundays to hear a large number of confessions as they will normally only be heard until 10 minutes prior to each Mass. However, confessions are available prior to Mass every day of the week. Please take advantage of these opportunities. If you are unable to make one of these scheduled times, contact Father to set up an appointment.
Friday Evening Mass Schedule – Because the Friday academic program offered for children will no longer be in the afternoon, we are considering switching our Friday evening schedule so that Simple Adoration precedes Mass. The schedule change would be as follows:
- 5:30: Low Mass
- 6:15: Holy Hour
- 5:30: Holy Hour
- 6:30: Low Mass
If you do or would plan to attend Mass and/or Adoration on Friday evening’s please let us know whether you prefer the current schedule or the proposed schedule, by emailing or calling the office.
Office Telephone # – Since we do not have a full time secretary and our staff will be reduced, please understand that your call will usually go to voicemail. If you leave a message, it will reach us in the office and, when necessary, we will return your call as soon as we are able. Your patience is appreciated.
Catechism Registration Today – Registration for children’s catechism will be available starting today, August 21st. A table will be set up outside after both Masses this morning with information and registration forms. We will offer four classes: 1st Communion, Post-Communion, Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, & Confirmation. Classes will be on Sundays from 9:10AM—9:45AM beginning September 18th. If you have a child who you would like to enroll, but are not registered members of Mater Dei, please contact Fr. Eichman. The cost is $45 for the first child and $20 for any additional.
2017 Confirmation Ceremony – Bishop Gainer will be conferring the sacrament of Confirmation on those currently preparing for this sacrament on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:00am. Those with children who are not enrolled in our Confirmation Class should contact the parish office for verification that they are on track to complete all requirements and also to be placed on our confirmandi contact list.
Adult Convert Class – In September we are beginning a Convert Class taught by Fr. Eichman which will be held Tuesday evenings at 7pm in a classrooms behind the Church. The class will run approximately 90 minutes, is designed to cover the basic teachings of the Church, and will use the Third Baltimore Catechism. While designed for those entering the Church and adults who have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation, this class is open to all.
Fall 2016 Children’s Academic Program – Friday morning classes will be offered from 8:20AM – 9:10AM beginning September 16. Church History will be taught by Fr. Eichman for ages 12 thru high school. A Lives of the Saints class will be taught by parental volunteers for ages 7-11. Registration forms are currently in the back of church. These can be mailed to the church office or handed in at the registration table which will be set up on Sunday, September 4th, after each Mass.
St. Tarcisius Meeting – Our next St. Tarcisius Meeting is Saturday, September 10th at 5:00pm. The group is for children ages 5 – 12 and meets monthly in order to train the children to meditate. Each meeting includes a short, priest led meditation, the rosary, and a potluck dinner.
Mass Intentions – On account of the large number of Mass intentions currently scheduled, we will not take any new intentions until later this fall. When we begin taking intentions again, an announcement will be placed in the bulletin.