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Octave Day of the Epiphany

January 13, 2008 – Octave Day of the Epiphany

Catechism classes are at 10:35 AM. Early Epiphany Octave Vespers and Benediction are at 1:10 PM.

Friday Night Novenas
• The Chair of Unity Octave – begins this Friday at both Masses. An Indulgence of 300 days during the octave of prayers for the unity of the Church from the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter at Rome (Jan. 18) to the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul (Jan. 25). A plenary indulgence on the usual conditions at the end of the exercise.
• The Sorrowful Mother Novena – opens this Friday evening after Mass and concludes with a blessing of the sick. Offer a ride to someone who could use the blessing. Please submit to the Church Office the “first names” of anyone you wish mentioned during the novena (the sick and/or family members and friends currently serving in the military.)
• The Infant of Prague Novena – continues at 5:35 PM. Please join us in praying for all of our needs, corporal and spiritual, to the Divine Infant, as well as for the conversion of non-Catholics.

Thank you for your donation of $183.00 for the Alter Christus Confraternity in January for Masses to help support priests and their sanctification. Many, many thanks for the generous 2nd Collection for our Seminary Support last Sunday: $1,154.08! I also wish to particularly thank our young people and the adults who contributed to Fr. Leslie’s African Mission. Thanks to your generosity a total of $2302.00 will be sent to aid Fr. Leslie. May Almighty God and Our Lady reward you!

Next Sunday
Confessions will be heard before and during all Masses. The Blessing of Expectant Mothers follows all Masses.

Set your missal: January 20th, Septuagesima, with the commemorations of Ss Fabian P. and Sebastian, Mm. Preface of the Trinity.

Upcoming Events
Tuesday – January 22nd: Annual Pro-Life Day of Prayer and Adoration.
This is the 35th Anniversary of Roe-v-Wade. Following the 11:25 AM Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be Exposed for Adoration all afternoon in reparation for the crime of abortion. A Holy Hour will be offered at 2:30 PM. Rosary and Pro-Life Devotions are at 5:00 PM and Benediction is at 5:30 PM. Low Mass concludes this Day of Prayer at 5:45 PM. Won’t you come and spend time in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament and beg God’s forgiveness on our country and plead that He spare us from His just and righteous anger for this horrible crime?

Friday – January 25th: Ladies Evening of Recollection.
Come for Mass and Benediction at 5:45 PM. Confessions follow Mass. At approx-imately 7:30 PM there will be a Spiritual Talk and an opportunity for questions and discussion. Refreshments conclude the evening. All ladies of the parish are invited.

Saturday – February 2nd: Candlemas.
Join us for the Procession & “Mass of Candles” at 9:00 AM, followed by our annual Winter Soup Lunch & Mardi Gras – bring some soup or dessert.

Wednesday – February 6th: Ash Wednesday – already!

Wednesday – February 20th: Children’s Day of Recollection