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Easter II

April 22, 2007 – Easter II.
Today is the Third Sunday of the Month, Good Shepherd Sunday. The Blessing of Expectant Mothers follows all Masses. Confessions will be heard before and during the morning Masses.

Wednesday – St. Joseph
Wednesday is St. Joseph’s Day each week, but more especially so this week, when a grateful Church keeps the Solemnity of his patronage. Come to honor the great Patron Saint of the Catholic Church, whose patronage is needed more than ever today. His Feastday Mass is at 11:30 AM. The St. Joseph Novena begins on Tuesday after Mass.

The Greater Litanies
Wednesday is also the observance of the Greater Litanies. A Solemn Procession will take place at 6:30 PM, the High Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 PM to commemorate the first entrance of St. Peter into Rome, to keep away calamities both spiritual and temporal, and implore the Divine blessing on the fruits of the earth. At the same time, beseech the Lord, in His mercy, to remove from us the chastisement which we have deserved for our sins, and to grant us the grace to avoid committing fresh offences, as well as the grace of persevering in our spiritual resurrection. It is a most powerful prayer.

St. Mark / Our Lady of Good Counsel
Thursday, April 26th, is the Feast of St. Mark, transferred due to Wednesday’s Feast of St. Joseph. It is also the Feast of Our Mother of Good Counsel. Come to the Mass of St. Mark and the opening of Our Mother of Good Counsel’s Triduum to plead for her help and guidance for our own church as well as Holy Mother Church. The Triduum concludes Saturday, April 28th.

Night of Recollection
The Holy Name Society Men’s Evening of Recollection is this Friday evening, with 5:45 PM Mass, Benediction, Confessions and a Spiritual Talk at 7:00 PM with opportunity for questions and discussion. Refreshments conclude the evening.

The Paschal Sacraments
Confirmation will be administered on Saturday, May 26th, during the Pentecost Vigil Mass. Enrollment in the brown scapular and individual photos are scheduled at the conclusion of the Pentecost Vigil. The obligatory Day of Recollection for all Confirmands is Thursday, May 24th, from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. This day will include testing appropriate to each age group. Children need to know all the questions pertaining to Confimation. If you have questions you may contact the Church Office. Again, children must be registered in advance if not already registered for First Confession and get the necessary Confirmation questions they must know. If you or your children are not yet confirmed in the Traditional Rite, contact the office to arrange to be confirmed.

First Holy Communion will be administered during the 9:00 AM High Mass on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 10th.

Next Sunday
Next Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of the Month. Children’s Confessions are at 10:45 PM. Vespers and Benediction are at 4:45 PM.

Set your missal: April 29th. Easter III, Solemnity of St. Joseph. Vidi Aquam, with the commemoration of the 3rd Sunday after Easter, and proper Last Gospel. Pref: St. Joseph.

Knights of the Sacred Heart
The Knights of the Sacred Heart and St. Angela Merici Girls’ Group will be meeting again on Monday, April 23rd at Sharonville Park an the Library.

Our First Annual Jog-A-Thon
Next Saturday, April 28th, is THE day. See the Bulletin for details of the day’s events; when it begins, when it ends, the grill-out and picnic that will take place here at the church plus information about the awarding of prizes. Don’t miss next Saturday! Everyone will be there!