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Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Mon 6/15/09 Within the Octave
St. Vitus & Comp, Mm
8:00 AM Low Mass Seth and Sam, Special Altar Boys
(S. Kurtz for Francis Morris)
5:00 PM Exposition, Low Mass Poor Souls for Mattingly Family
Conversions (MAW) Benediction

Tue 6/16/09 Within the Octave
St. John Francis Regis, C
8:00 AM Exposition and Low Mass Elizabeth Collins
(Sharon Droleskey)
9:00 AM Opening of the 13 Tuesdays of St. Anthony,
(Approximate time) Benediction
5:00 PM Low Mass Gerry Keaveney Special Intentions
(Bishop Dolan)
6:00 PM Wake for †Joyce Rentschler
7:30 PM Rosary for †Joyce Rentschler

Wed 6/17/09 Within the Octave
10:30 AM Rosary and Requiem High Mass
for †Joyce Rentschler
5:00 PM Exposition, Low Mass †Charles & Elenor Richardson (M/M Mark
Lotarski) Benediction

Thur 6/18/09 Octave Day of Corpus Christi
St. Ephrem, CD
Ss Mark & Marcellianus, Mm
8:00 AM Low Mass Fr. Ramolla (S. Kurtz for Frances Morris)
5:00 PM Exposition, Low Mass The Arlinghaus Family
(The Tom Kunkel Family) (Holy Hour)
6:00 PM First Vespers of the Sacred Heart, Benediction

Fri 6/19/09 Sacred Heart of Jesus
10:45 AM Confessions
11:25 AM High Mass In Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
5:15 PM Confessions, Rosary
5:45 PM Low Mass †Joyce Rentschler (The Duff Family) Novena and
Benediction, Confessions

Sat 6/20/09 Within the Octave
Most Pure Heart of Mary
St. Silverius, PM
7:15 AM Confessions
7:30 AM Low Mass Special Intention (Anita Swinney)
8:00 AM Sermon and Low Mass Honor and Reparation to the Most Pure
Heart of Mary

Sun 6/21/09 Father’s Day
Sunday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart
St. Aloysius Gonzaga, C
7:30 AM Low Mass †Robert William Bloemker
(Charlene A. Bloemker)
9:00 AM High Mass For all of our Fathers whose names are on the altar
11:30 AM Low Mass †Anne McMahon (The Uhlenbrock Family)
5:45 PM Low Mass For the People of St. Gertrude

In a sense, this Sunday is the “Feast of Feasts,” truly the Feast of God as the French name it. Corpus Christi, the Blessed Sacrament, sums up all the marvelous works of God; Easter, Christmas and Good Friday. Our grateful adoration blends with triumphant exultation as we process out doors. Who is not touched by the First Communions? Who is not called to kneel quietly in the beautiful Throne Room of our God?
Many thanks to our usual cast of hard workers who make this day possible, as well as to participants who pray, and parents who work with teachers to prepare the little ones.
Good, or bad example always has an effect. May the young ladies who have begun dressing more modestly for Holy Communion inspire others as well.
One or two men have been hold outs against the traditional dress code of a Sunday jacket and tie. With the warm weather, more have followed their poor example. Last week, an otherwise devout young man dispensed with his tie as well. Soon we will be back to T-shirts and jeans. Not! Men and boys, we are a traditional Catholic Church, and do not apologize for insisting on this point of appropriate dress. If you wish to worship with us, you must wear a jacket and tie. If you refuse, you will be asked not to return.
Such stubbornness when it comes to a little sign of respect is truly disturbing. Would we all imitated these men, though, when it comes to standing out in the crowd, and refusing to go along…..with sin, or insisting upon the full hearted practice of our Faith. Even bad example can serve a good purpose. But let us give a good example to each other, and our little children, even as we give our very best to God.
May God bless you on this last Sunday of our season, and watch over you and yours this summer. Grow, grow in the love of God and the practice of our Catholic Faith. Remember, there is no vacation from a vocation, and we are all called to be saints.
May Jesus in the Sacred Heart be your joy. -Bishop Dolan