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May 14, 2017

Coffee & Donuts – Coffee and Donuts will be available in the Social Hall following the 10am Mass this morning.  All are welcome to attend.

Mother’s Day Carnations – Today, May 14, after both Masses carnations will be available and donations gladly accepted.  The proceeds will benefit two pro-life organizations in our area:  Pennsylvanians for Human Life and Undefeated Courage.

Mothers Day Mass Novena Cards – All Mothers Day Novena intentions must be in before the 10am Mass today.

 Rosary for the Unborn – Following the 9am Mass next Saturday,  May 20, we will gather in front of Hillcrest abortuary, 2709 N. Front St; Harrisburg, PA.  Father will lead us in the Rosary and Litany to the Sacred Heart.  Please join us and pray, united with our Lady.  For more information contact: panisangelicus46@gmail.com

 St. Tarcisius Meeting – Our next St. Tarcisius Meeting is Saturday, June 3, at 5:00pm.  The group is for children ages 5 – 12 and meets monthly in order to teach the children to meditate.  Each meeting includes a short, priest led meditation, the rosary, and a potluck dinner.  Meetings are the 1st Saturday of the month from 5-7pm.  For information concerning our March meeting please contact us at SaintTarcisiusGroup@MaterDeiPA.com 

Parish Picnic – Our Summer Parish Picnic is set for August 6.  Please save the date in your calendar. 

FSSP Mission Presentation – Next Sunday – Today Fr. Jonathan Romanoski FSSP will be visiting to share updates on the growth of his FSSP apostolate in Guadalajara, Mexico.  He will give a presentation in one of the classrooms after the 10am Mass.  Information about giving to the mission work of the FSSP in Mexico will be made available and you can also visit www.MissionTradition.us for information.

Seminary Burse Collection – Today there will be the Seminary Burse collection for Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, the FSSP seminary in Denton, NE.  Remember to use your “Seminary Burse” offering envelope for that collection.

Next Sunday—Second Collection FSSP Mission – Next Sunday, there will be a second collection for our FSSP Mission in Guadalajara, Mexico.

 Hand Missals For Sale – 1962 Daily Hand Missal are once again available for purchase in the church office for $60.  We offer the Missal published in 2008 by Baronius Press in association with the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.

Ignatian Retreat – Fr. Buckley – Father James Buckley FSSP will be leading a silent Ignatian retreat for men June 8 – 11 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska.  Cost is $195.  For more information contact Dennis Kilcoyne at business@fsspolgs.org.  The retreat will fill up quickly, so act soon to increase your chances of acquiring a spot.

Youth Group – Regatta Night – The Youth Group will meet for Regatta Night, a bonfire and a talk from Father on Saturday, May 20 from 6pm – 9pm.  Remember to bring a snack, a friend and to RSVP to YouthGroup@MaterDeiPA.com

Steeple Damage – Pieces of the copper covering for the steeple were blown off during a storm recently.  The steeple has since been covered to prevent water damage, and work is underway to determine the best plan for repair.

Holy Communion Procedure – When receiving Holy Communion, please use the entire width of the Communion Rail cushion, from end to end.  Often, there is space left unused on the ends.  If you see an empty space, fill it.

Of the joy of a good conscience

The testimony of a good conscience is the glory of a good man.  Have a good conscience and thou shalt ever have joy.   A good conscience is able to bear exceeding much, and is exceeding joyful in the midst of adversities; an evil conscience is ever fearful and unquiet. Thou shalt rest sweetly if thy heart condemn thee not. Never rejoice unless when thou hast done well.

The wicked have never true joy, nor feel internal peace, for there is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.  And if they say “we are in peace, there shall no harm happen unto us, and who shall dare to do us hurt?” believe them not, for suddenly shall the wrath of God rise up against them, and their deeds shall be brought to nought, and their thoughts shall perish.

Imitation of Christ