Octave of Church Unity (Jan. 18-25)

Posted by on Jan 24, 2020 in Announcements

The eight days from January 18, the feast of the Chair of St. Peter in Rome, to January 25, the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, are kept as the devotional Octave of Church Unity,

ANT. That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, in me and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me.
V. I say unto thee, thou art Peter.
R. And upon this rock I will build my Church.
Let us pray. Lord Jesus Christ, who didst say to Thine Apostles: Peace I leave you, My peace I give you; consider not my sins, but the faith of Thy Church, and deign to keep it in peace and unity according to Thy will; Who livest and reignest, God, through all eternity. Amen.

Suggested Daily Intentions:
January 18: The return of the “other sheep” to the one fold of St. Peter.
January 19: The return of all Oriental Separatists to communion with the Holy See.
January 20: The submission of Anglicans to the authority of the Vicar of Christ.
January 21: That the Lutherans and all other Protestants of Continental Europe may find their way back to Holy Church.
January 22: That American Christians may become one in communion with the Chair of St. Peter.
January 23: The return to the Sacraments of lapsed Catholics.
January 24: The conversion of the Jews.
January 25: The missionary conquest of the world for Christ.

Epiphany Blessings

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019 in Announcements

Epiphany Water
On Sunday, January 5, the Blessing of Water on the Vigil of the Epiphany of the Lord will take place after the 11:30am High Mass. Each family may bring one secure, easily-opened container of water to be blessed.

Epiphany Chalk
Chalk will be blessed after the 6:30am Mass on Monday, January 6.

Blessing of Homes
The homes of all registered parishioners will be blessed from the sanctuary of the church following the 7:00pm High Mass on January 6. You may sprinkle your homes with the newly blessed water and inscribe the door-way of your home with the blessed chalk in honor of the 3 Magi, Caspar, Melichior, and Balthasar, thusly: 20 C+M+B 20

January 6th (Epiphany) Mass Schedule

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019 in Announcements

6:30am Low Mass (followed by blessing of chalk)
9:00am Low Mass
7:00pm High Mass (followed by blessing of homes)

January 1st Mass Schedule

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019 in Announcements

8:00am Low Mass
10:00am High Mass
12 noon Low Mass

*January 1 is a Holy Day of Obligation

Christmas Mass Schedule

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019 in Announcements

6:30am Low Mass
9:00am Low Mass

12:00am Midnight Mass. Carols begin at 11:30pm.
6:30am Low Mass
8:00am High Mass
10:00am High Mass

*Christmas is a Holy Day of Obligation.

All Saints Day Mass Schedule

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019 in Announcements

Friday, November 1st (Feast of All Saints) is a holy day of obligation. Mass will be offered at 6:30AM, 12 noon, and High Mass at 7:00PM. There will be no 9:00AM Mass.

All Souls Day Mass Schedule

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019 in Announcements

Three Low Requiem Masses will be offered successively beginning at 6:30AM. At 9:00AM there will be a Sung Requiem with absolution at the catafalque for all deceased parishioners and benefactors. Reminder: Catholics are permitted to receive Holy Communion twice in a day.

ARS All Souls Novena of Masses

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019 in Announcements

Your deceased are always remembered daily in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, but especially during the month of November. Additionally, the Altar & Rosary Society is sponsoring a Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls (November 2-10). A minimum offering of $20.00 is requested. Envelopes and forms will be available Sunday, October 20. You may enroll the names of your deceased loves ones and drop the envelope in the collection. Funds raised will be retained by SPD Church to help defray burial costs of impoverished parishioners.

Adult Catechism Class

Posted by on Aug 24, 2019 in Announcements

Fr. Fongemie will offer an Adult Catechism class this fall based on the oral lectures of Bishop Fulton Sheen. The class will meet weekly on Wednesdays at 7:00pm and Saturdays at 10:00am. The Saturday lessons follow the Wednesday lessons, but in a somewhat condensed form. Attendance at every meeting is not required. 

Holy Week Schedule 2019

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Announcements

Holy Week 2019: April 14 – 21

Follows will be the schedule for the Holy Week liturgies:

Palm Sunday: Low Masses 7:00am, 9:00am;  Sung Mass: 11:30am

Monday – Wednesday: normal mass schedule (6:30am Mon,Tues;  6:30am & 6:00pm Wed.  No Wed novena devotions)

Holy Thursday: Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00pm

Good Friday: Stations of the Cross 12:00pm;   Solemn Mass of the Presanctified: 3:00pm

***Holy Saturday: Solemn Mass of the Vigil of Easter: 4:00pm <—please note time! This is not a typo (see below).

Easter Sunday: Low Masses 7:00am, 9:00am;  Sung Mass: 11:30am

Please note the following in regards to the Holy Week liturgies:

In 2018, we were selected as one of the apostolates who were given permission to participate in a three-year ad experimentum use of the Holy Week liturgies as they were celebrated prior to the so-called “restored” Holy Week of 1955.   

The pre-1955 liturgies are very ancient and were in use in the Latin Church for almost two millennia before significant alterations were made in 1955 as part of the overall “liturgical renewal” taking place in the Church at that time.  

***With respect to the pre-1955 Holy Saturday liturgy, please note that it is somewhat longer (approx 4 hours) and concludes with the office of Vespers (not Lauds as in ’62), hence the liturgy is properly celebrated in the mid-afternoon so that it may conclude in the early evening (ie, the normal time of Vespers).  

Please also note that the Holy Saturday liturgy still counts for your Sunday/Easter obligation to attend Mass.  If you attend the Holy Saturday Easter Vigil it is not required to attend one of the Easter morning Masses the next day (although you are certainly welcome to.)