January 28, 2018
MASS SCHEDULE AND MASS INTENTIONS
Sun., Jan. 28 Septuagesima Sunday
9:00 a.m. Pro Populo
Mon., Jan. 29 St. Francis de Sales, BCD
8:00 a.m. RIP Gerard Stevers (Jean Zulegar)
Tues., Jan. 30 St. Martina, VM
8:00 a.m. Special Intention (Mark Pravongviengkham)
Wed., Jan. 31 St. John Bosco, C
8:00 a.m. Poor Souls in Purgatory (Chris A. Soto)
Thurs., Feb. 1 St. Ignatius, BM
8:00 a.m. RIP Poor Souls in Purgatory
Fri., Feb. 2 Purification BVM
8:00 a.m. Pro Populo
Sat., Feb. 3 BVM Saturday (St. Blaise, BM)
8:00 a.m. Art D. Spina
Sun., Feb. 4 Sexagesima Sunday
9:00 a.m. Pro Populo
*Prayers Requested: Please pray for the sick in the parish especially, Lucy Muscarnera, Jessie Gaines, Holly Hightower, Max and Karen Hartman, and Carl Lukkes.
*Blessed Candles: This Friday is the Feast of the Purification which is also called Candlemas day. Father will be blessing candles that day and if you would like to order a set of two blessed candles, please give the Sisters your name and a donation of $6 per box after Mass today. You can pick up your blessed candles after Mass this Friday, or on the following Sunday.
*Confirmations: Bishop Pivarunas CMRI, will be coming for Confirmations on Sunday, March 11. If you would like to be confirmed, please see Father, or one of the Sisters, so that you can be prepared and included in those being confirmed.
*Holy Hour: This Thursday we will be having an holy hour in honor of the Sacred Heart. This is in response to His appeal to St. Margaret Mary to make an holy hour of reparation. He asks each one of us, “Could you not watch one hour with Me?”
*Blessing of throats: This Saturday is the feast of St. Blaise, so the blessing of throats will take place after Mass.
*Bookstore: There are some new items in our bookstore.
Feast of the Purification or Candlemas Day
by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876
Wax candles are solemnly blessed on the feast of the Purification, in commemoration of our Lord, whom they represent as the Light of the world: “Three things,” says St. Anscliu of Canterbury, “may be considered in the blest candle: the wax, which is the production of the virginal bee, is the Flesh of our Lord; the wick, which is within, is His Soul; the flame, which burns on the top, is His Divinity.”
These blest candles are to be carried in procession, in remembrance of that wondrous procession made in the temple by our Lady, St. Joseph, St. Simeon, and holy Anna. They should also be kept, to be used by the faithful either on land or sea, and especially to be lit near the bed of a dying Christian, as a symbol of the immortality merited for us by Christ, and as a pledge of the protection of our Lady.