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Easter IV

May 6, 2007 – Easter IV – Commemoration and Last Gospel of St. John Before the Latin Gate

Today is the First Sunday of the Month. The Blessing of Religious Articles follows all Masses. The Special Monthly Second Collection is for Our Seminary.

Alter Christus
The “little church” is in the vestibule this morning. the ushers are collecting alms for the Alter Christus Confraternity to support priests who might not otherwise receive help. Please be generous.

Tuesday – Apparition of St. Michael the Archangel
This feast commemorates an apparition of St. Michael on the summit of Monte Gargano, in Italy on the Adriatic coast, and the dedication of the sanctuary built on the site of the apparition.

For the Reign of the Sacred Heart
O Mary Immaculate, great Queen of Heaven and earth and our gentle advocate, deign, we beseech thee, to intercede for us. Ask God to send St. Michael and the holy Angels to ward off all the obstacles contrary to the reign of the Sacred Heart in our souls, our families, our country, and in the whole world.
And thou, O holy Michael, Prince of the Heavenly Hosts, from our hearts we beg thee to come to our aid.
Defend us against the rage of Satan, and through the divine poser bestowed upon thee by God, after securing victory for the Church here below, guide our souls to our eternal home. Amen.
St. Michael, First Champion of the Kingship of Christ, pray for us!

May Devotions
Each school day May Devotions are said at 3:10 PM – a short but sweet service to show our love for Our Lady. All are cordially invited to join us on school days.

Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day cards and the Mass remembrance enve-lopes are available from the ushers, in the vestibule and the Book Store. If you wish to have your mother remembered in a special way at Mass on Mother’s Day, please fill out the remembrance envelope and place it in the collection basket or drop it off at the office by May 12th.

Next Sunday
Next Sunday is Mother’s Day and the 90th Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions. The Procession and May Crowning take place after the High Mass. Children who attend Sunday Catechism and all children who will be making their First Holy Communion are expected to join us for the Procession and May Crowning. We renew our consecration to Our Blessed Mother after all Masses. The members of the Rosary Confraternity are asked to sit together at the 9:00 AM High Mass on Our Lady’s side and join in the procession.
Confessions will be heard before or during all Masses.
Vespers, Benediction and May Devotions are at 4:45 PM.

Fatima Rosary Procession: The first of our annual Fatima Rosary Processions (and the second of the day) will take place at 7:00 PM. Members of the Rosary Confraternity and all parishioners, if you can, please make a sacrifice and pray this public rosary with us. We will meet in the parking lot of First Watch restaurant, at the corner of Union Center Blvd. and Floer Dr. Your witness and your prayers are sorely needed for our Church, our country and our families.

Set your missal: May 13th. Easter V – St. Robert Bellarmine, BpCD. Vidi Aquam, with the commemoration of St. Robert Bellarmine. Paschal Preface.

Jog-A-Thon Up-Date…
Attention all participants who were sponsored “by lap”. We must have all the forms and donations turned in to the Church Office or the Book Store no later than May 20th. These forms were mailed to you this past week. The awards will be given out May 27th after the 9:00 AM Mass.

Upcoming Events
• May 15th: Parish Rogation Evening
5:45 PM Procession, 6:15 PM Mass
• May 19th: Italian Spring Wine Tasting
Wine Tasting ticket money may be turned in to either the Church Office or the Book Store. Please mark the outside of the envelope “For Wine Tasting”. Tickets are $25.00 each.
• July 24th – 26th: Boys’ Camp
• August 21st – 23rd: Girls’ Camp

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—3:00 PM. This day will include testing appropriate to each age group. Children need to know all the questions pertaining to Confirmation. If you have questions you may contact the Church Office.

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

Masses in the Missions
The following Masses were offered in the missions:

(4) Poor Souls (Mary Ann Wozny)

Conversion of my Family (Eileen Bartels)

Bp. Joseph Santay (Kirby & Jean Bischel)

†Repose of the soul of Grandma Margaret Loftus (Timothy Hopkins)

(2) †Martha Brueggemann (M/M Paul Arlinghaus)

David Ostertag (The Arlinghaus Family)

Eileen Bartels’ Special Intention (Fran Amico)

Lumen Christi
For the next fortnight the Sanctuary Lamp will burn before the Blessed Sacrament for:

Schappacher / McConnell Families

Patsy McConnell Family