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Christ The King

October 29, 2006 – The Feast of Christ the King – Pentecost XXI

Today is the great Feast of the Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ with the commemoration of Pentecost XXI. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed after the 11:30 AM Mass. Please stay a while after Mass or return sometime this afternoon. The “All Saints” children are invited to a little party in Helfta Hall after Mass.

You are invited to a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament exposed, beginning with Devotions to Christ the King and the chanting of the Litany of the Sacred Heart, and the October Devotions, leading into the Solemn organ Vespers at 4:45 PM, with the Dedication of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Benediction.

October Devotions

The Month of the Rosary closes on the afternoon of All Souls. Join us for October Devotions before the Blessed Sacrament exposed at 4:30 PM on Sunday, 5:00 PM on Wednesday and 3:00 PM on Thursday.

All Hallows Eve

Tuesday is a traditional day of fast for adults and complete abstinence for all. Post a note so you do not forget. The pagan excess which increasingly dominates this night should be expiated by sacrifice.

All Saints Day – a Holy, Holy Day

The great feast of All Saints not only honors those who have made it home to heaven, it also gets us started on the way ourselves. Prayer is always the first step. Join us for an extra prayer or two as we keep this splendid All Saints Day.

The First Vespers with Benediction on Tuesday, All Hallows Eve are at 2:30 PM.

The early workers’ Mass, followed by a brief sermon, is at 6:30 AM.

The main Mass of the day is sung at 9:00 AM.

The October Devotions begin at 5:00 PM with Exposition and Rosary, during which Confessions are heard. Benediction is at 5:30 PM, with the day’s last Mass at 5:45 PM.

Vespers of the Day and Vespers of the Dead, followed by Compline of the Dead, close our very full and very Holy Day at 7:30 PM.

All Souls Day Envelopes

It’s still not too late to turn in your All Souls Day envelopes. Place your envelopes in the collection baskets, or hand them in to an usher before you leave church today. The envelopes will remain on the the altar all during the month of November.

All Souls Day

The Masses for All Souls Day on Thursday, November 2nd are as follows:

11:30 AM – High Mass and Absolution
12:45 PM (approx.) – Low Mass
1:15 PM (approx.) – Low Mass

Father Cekada will offer his three Requiem Masses beginning at 4:30 PM with one distribution of Holy Communion at approximately 5:30 PM. Try to assist at Mass and gain an indulgence for the Poor Souls.

Toties Quoties

You may gain a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions each time you make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament, from noon November 1st until midnight, November 2nd, praying six Pater, six Aves and six Glory Be’s for the intentions of Holy Mother Church. This wonderful indulgence is applicable only to the poor souls. Avail yourselves of this supreme act of charity.

Annual Cemetery Rosary for the Departed

Our annual Rosary for the Faithful Departed, sponsored by the Rosary Confraternity, will be held Sunday, November 12th. Time and location will be announced next Sunday. All members of the parish are invited to take part in this beautiful suffrage for the poor souls.

Children’s Rosary and Cemetery Walk

The children of St. Gertrude’s School will make the annual cemetery procession at St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Hamilton, Wednesday afternoon, November 8th, and pray the Rosary for the faithful departed. You are welcome to join us. A plenary indulgence is granted to the poor souls for any prayer for the departed said at any cemetery within the Octave of All Souls.

Next Sunday

Next Sunday is the First Sunday of the Month. The Blessing of Religious Articles follows all Masses. Our special Second Collection is for our Seminary and Mission support.

Children’s Catechisms resume at 10:30 AM.

Set your Missal

November 5th. Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, with the Commemoration of the Octave of All Saints. Preface: Trinity.