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Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss. Peter & Paul

November 18th, 2007 – Dedication of Basilicas of Ss Peter & Paul – Pentecost XXV
Today’s Mass is that of November 18, with the commemoration and Last Gospel of Epiphany VI, and the third collect of the Octave of St. Gertrude. We welcome today Father Marcus Ramolla. Father is offering the 9:00 AM Solemn High Mass. Father Ramolla will give his First priestly blessing at 8:30 AM and at 12:30 PM. All parishoners are invited to a cake and punch reception in Helfta Hall in honor of the newly ordained Fr. Ramolla following the High Mass. Vespers and Benediction are at 4:45 PM.

Parental Reminder
Parents please be mindful of your children before, during and after Mass. Too many dear ones are given free reign to run unsupervised through the parking lot, in Helfta Hall, and outside. Children need to be taught self control and respect for church property. Remember, this is God’s house and not a play ground. Let’s prevent a possible tragedy by holding onto hands while walking to and from Mass through the parking lot.

Clinic Enthronement
Congratulations to Dr. Mary Ann Wozny and her staff at St. Martin’s Clinic, for the recent enthronement of the Sacred Heart as King there. Our Lord wishes to reign in the professional world as well as our domestic one, and deigns to bless our dogs and cats too!

This Week:
School Mass
There will be a special school Mass on Monday, November 19, at 8:30 AM. It is a High Mass. Might we see an extra person or two (or perhaps three?) come to assist at an early school day Mass?

Thanksgiving Mass
Thanksgiving day Mass is scheduled for 9:00 AM with festive music and prayers to mark the holiday.

Next Sunday
Next Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of the month. Confessions will be heard before and/or during the morning Masses. The Blessing of Expectant Mothers is available after all Masses. Set your missal: November 25th.
Last Sunday after Pentecost with the commemoration of St. Catherine of Alexandria, VM. Preface: of The Trinity. Vespers and Benediction are at 4:45 PM.

Upcoming events:
• Sunday, December 16th – To those who craft, bake, or shop:
The St. Gertrude the Great craft, bake sale, and raffle will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16th. Whether your talent is crafting, baking, or shopping, you can find a way to help spread some cheer and enjoy this parish event. Please bring in your crafty creations and baked goods. We are looking for new toys for the children’s raffle. Raffle ticket sales begin Sunday, Nov. 25th. All crafts and raffle prizes must be delivered to Helfta Hall by Dec. 2nd. Baked goods may be delivered on Saturday Dec. 15th , or Sunday, Dec. 16th. Raffle ticket sales begin Sunday, November 25th, so get your chance to win some great prizes too.