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Epiphany IV

January 28, 2007 – Epiphany IV – St. Peter Nolasco, C, St. Agnes, VM (secundo)

Confessions will be heard before and during all Masses.

1st Vespers and Benediction are at 4:45 PM.

Feast of St. Francis de Sales

Monday is the feast of the Patronal Saint of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, St. Francis de Sales, whose meekness and gentle strength are the embodiment of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Please join us for two special Masses in honor of our Patron, one at 11:30 AM and a special time of 5:45 PM.

February 2nd – Candlemas

Friday, February 2nd is First Friday and the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Candlemas). A special evening Mass of Candles, at approximately 6:30 PM follows their blessing and the Presentation Procession at 5:45 PM. Our annual Winter Soup Supper follows the Mass. The evening concludes with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, devotions, and the opening of All Night Adoration at approximately 9:00 PM.

Plan to spend this lovely feast of Our Lord and Our Lady with your “church family” by bringing your children to take part in the lovely candlelight procession. After Mass we will share a family supper of bread, wine, soup and desserts.

As you did last year, bring your favorite meatless soup in a crock pot, and the church will supply a variety of tasty breads and wines.

In the spirit of the Feast of the Presentation, present yourself and your children, as Our Lady presented her only Son. Make the offering of your delicious soup or dessert, as St. Joseph offered the two doves. Your extra effort for God and your church family will not be forgotten by Him.

February 3rd – Feast of St. Blaise

Saturday is First Saturday and the Feast of St. Blaise. The Blessing of Throats follows the 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM Masses. Throats will also be blessed Sunday after all Masses.

Sorrowful Mother Novena

Our annual Novena to the Sorrowful Mother, with the blessing of the sick, opens this Friday evening at 5:15 PM prior to the Blessing of the Candles and Procession. Be sure to bring the sick to be blessed, and call their names in to the office to be mentioned in the Novena.

You are invited…

to a lecture in Helfta Hall, Sunday, February 4th. Dr. Droleskey will be giving a talk on Ratzinger: Rat or Cat? The Modernist’s Mindset. The talk follows the 9:00 AM High Mass – at approximately 10:45 AM. A free-will offering will be taken.

The King of Love

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Robert Wnek and family who enthroned the Sacred Heart of Jesus King of Love in their home and family, with the assistance of Fr. Saavedra, on Monday evening, January 15th.


Parents, please remember to take your children to the bathroom before Mass. Children should only leave Holy Mass for an emergency, not for a little break from time to time. Children are forbidden to use the water fountain during Mass – parents and ushers please note! Our Blessed Savior suffered three hours of burning thirst at Calvary, which is the Mass.

St. Gertrude the Great Literary Wine Tasting

Saturday, February 17th, at 5:30 PM we are offering a Literary Wine Tasting and appetizer buffet. The wine selections will be similar to those mentioned in classical literary pieces such as Hamlet, the Three Musketeers, the Canterbury Tales, the Cask of Amontillado, the Great Gatsby, and Beowulf. A classical literature presentation by Margaret Kinnet will accompany each selection.

The cost is $25 per person and the cut-off date for reservation is February 10th, so that the wines may be ordered in appropriate quantities. Please contact the church office at 645-4214 for reservations.

Next Sunday

Next Sunday is the Fist Sunday of the month. The Blessing of Religious Articles follows all Masses. The Blessing of Throats follows all Masses. Dr. Droleskey will speak at 10:45 AM in Helfta Hall.

Set your Missal

February 4th. Septuagesima, with the commemoration of St. Andrew Corsini, BC. Preface: Trinity.