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Pentecost XI

August 12, 2007 -Pentecost XI – St. Clare, V

Today is the Second Sunday of the Month. Vespers and Benediction are at 1:00 PM.

The first organizational meeting of the Catholic Singles group for ages 25+ will meet in Helfta Hall following the 11:30 AM Mass. Michele Cramer is the coordinator.

Fatima Rosary Procession
Monday, August 13th, is the fourth of our Fatima Rosary Processions.Folowing the 5:45 PM Mass at approximately 7:00 PM, members of the Rosary Confraternity, and all parishoners, are asked to drive or carpool to the parking lot of the First Watch Restaurant at the corner of Union Center Blvd. and Floer Dr. The address is 9233 Floer Dr. Floer Drive runs parallel with Mulhauser Road. You may enter Floer Drive from either Union Center Blvd. or Mulhauser Road.

Please make a sacrifice to pray this public Rosary with us. Your witness and your prayers are sorely needed for our Church, our country and our families.

Thirteen Tuesdays of St. Anthony
We continue our traditional summer devotion of the Thirteen Tuesdays of St. Anthony this week at the11:30 AM Mass. St. Anthony is a powerful, universal intercessor. Bring your needs to him!

Feast of the Assumption
Wednesday is the beautiful summer feast of Our Blessed Mother, the Assumption. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. It is traditional to bless first fruits (herbs and produce) and flowers for this lovely feast, as She is the First Fruit of God’s harvest of souls. Masses are at 6:30 AM, 9:00 AM and 5:45 PM. Please plan to bring a basket to be blessed at the 9:00 AM High Mass. We would be grateful for garden flowers to use in decorating Our Lady’s tomb and for the children’s procession. Please bring these on Tuesday.

Bring your children, too, for the privilege of representing the angels in our little procession before the 9:00 AM Mass. After Holy Day Mass there is a complimentary breakfast for all the children who take part in the procession. Our “Childrens’ Day” continues with games and activities, with the day concluding at 1:00 PM with Vespers and Benediction. You are invited to attend, and pick your children up afterwards.

Summer Modesty
Summer has been on us with a vengeance. But, please remember, there can be no compromises of Catholic modesty. Dresses that are sleeveless, tight, sheeer or do not reach below the knee are unbecoming at Divine worship. As you know, the church is kept quite cool so that you can dress properly.

Modesty and decorum are for men and boys as well. Do not wear jeans to church. Wear a suit, trousers, jacket and tie!

Sunday Envelopes
Don’t let your Sunday envelopes take a vacation! If you go away, please don’t forget your obligation to contribute to the support of your Church! You may mail us your envelopes or include them with your next Sunday collection. Thank you so much!

Next Sunday
Third Sunday of the month. Blessing of Expectant Mothers follows all Masses. Set your missal: August 19th-Mass of Pentecost XII with the commemoration of St. John Eudes, & the Octave of the Assumption. Preface: The Holy Trinity.

Knights of the Sacred Heart & St. Angela Merici Girls’ Group Both groups are cancelled until August 27.

Upcoming Events
• August 21st – 23rd: Girls’ Camp at St. Gertrude the Great. Girls attending are requested to stop by the bookstore to pick a saint from the list for their Medieval Festival Costume. The special guests for the camp will be the Sisters of St. Thomas Aquinas from Brooksville, Florida. The registration cut off date is today! See today’s bulletin insert for more details.