Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

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November 5, 2017

Coffee  & Donuts – Today we will have Coffee and Donuts after both the 8am and 10am Masses in the downstairs social hall.  Please join us. 

Indulgence for Souls in Purgatory  – An indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful, who devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally for the departed. The indulgence is plenary each day from the 1st to the 8th of November; on other days of the year it is partial. (Enchiridion of Indulgences)  An indulgence is partial or plenary according as it removes either part or all of the temporal punishment due to sin. Indulgences may be applied to the living or the dead.

Christmas Cards Available – Today FSSP Christmas Cards are available in the back of Church. They are free for pickup.  Feel free to take multiple packs.

2018 FSSP Calendars – FSSP Calendars are available in the back of the church for $15 per calendar while supplies last.

Food for the Needy—Thanksgiving – Grocery bags from Silence of Mary for their Thanksgiving food distribution should all be returned today.  Thank you for your charity

Adult Convert / Adult Confirmation – Any adults interested in coming into the Catholic Church or receiving Confirmation and for those interested in brushing up on their Faith; Adult Catechism classes will be every other week at 7pm in the social hall.  Next Class date: This Thursday, November 9. 

Online Giving – You are now able to visit our website to make a one time gift to Mater Dei or to set up recurring monthly offerings.  Visit MaterDeiPA.com and click “Donate.”

YAG—This Saturday – Our next Young Adult Group event will be this Saturday evening at 6pm, as we gather at a members home for a potluck, and a talk by Fr. Eichman.  For information contact Fr. Franco at Fr.Franco@MaterDeiPA.com

Marriage Bans – John Troy & Abigail Butler plan to be married on December 2, 2017. 

Coffee Donuts Clean-up – Please sign up to help clean the social hall afterwards Coffee/Donuts on Sunday.  Clean-up begins around 12:15pm and takes approximately 25 minutes.  A list of duties, and sign up sheet are located in the social hall.

The Saints Speaking About Merit

‘In the eyes of the sovereign Judge the merit of our actions depends on the motives which prompted them.’ – Pope St. Gregory the Great

‘Our works are of no value if they be not united to the merits of Jesus Christ.’ – St. Teresa of Jesus

‘My children, how sad it is! when a soul is in a state of sin, it may die in that state; and even now, whatever it can do is without merit before God.’ – St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars

‘Unite all your works to the merits of Jesus Christ, and then offer them up to the eternal Father if you desire to make them pleasing to Him.’ – St. Teresa of Jesus

‘No prayers are so acceptable to God as those which we offer Him after Communion.’ – St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

‘Each time that a creature offers to my Father the Blood by which she has been redeemed, she offers Him a gift of infinite value.”  – The Lord, to St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi

‘They who wish to do great things in the service of their Lord and King, will not rest with mere deeds; but will also wage war against their sensuality, their carnal and worldly love, and will thus make offerings to Him of the highest value.’ – St. Ignatius of Loyola