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Pentecost XIII

zelusdomustuaeBishop’s Corner

We had a most pleasant visit last week with Fr. Siordia, Fr. Saavedra and a number of other old friends from here and there. Fr. Saavedra honored his Knights of the Sacred Heart by a special visit and was edified with their good attendance (18 boys) and spirit, as well as by the real assistance offered by the fathers who help in this important apostolate. May God bless this work.

Both visiting priests report well of their apostolates. Fr. Saavedra in Detroit has begun the Fatima Rosary Procession, and is hopeful to restore All Night Adoration, a very powerful devotion for the protection of a parish and all particular needs. (Why not come this Friday night?) We have always found it so. Fr. Siordia continues his apostolate of exorcisms, for which he is particularly endowed by God, and has charitably added the blessing of the sick most afternoons, which always draws a number of needy souls. May Our Lady bless and protect her priests!

Fr. Larrabee seems to be enjoying his first weeks in his first priestly assignment. He has proven especially zealous in visiting the sick, for which I am very grateful, as it is an essential apostolate. Father has returned home to replace Fr. Zapp this weekend, who is going to be with his sister in Colorado, who is ill. Please remember her and all of our sick and all of our many travelling priests, in your prayers.

Alert parishioners will have noticed the work in the sanctuary towards a new Rood Screen. I was pleasantly surprised this winter when Fr. Cekada and Gino approached me with the idea. The new screen will ease the sanctuary flow during ceremonies, and increase visibility, while providing a good position for sanctuary lighting, especially for our webcasting. Our beloved Oberamagau crucifix will again take the central place of honor as the project is completed.

On First Thursday, school opens and we welcome new and returning students, and return to the 11:25 am Mass time. The first day of school is also our day of prayer for priests, and the feast of great St. Pius X. May he, whose statue is now honored in our church, bless all of our endeavors for church and school and all the Church.

God bless you and your family!
-Bishop Dolan

Mon 8/31/09 St. Raymond Nonnatius, C
St. Aiden, BpC
8:00 AM Low Mass Aiden Wanke for his feast day (Mom & Dad)
5:00 PM Low Mass Special Intention MBC (GPK)

Tue 9/1/09 St. Giles, Ab
Twelve Holy Brothers, Mm
8:00 AM Low Mass Keith Monnin (Gerry Keaveney)
5:00 PM Low Mass Richard Zibilicki (Gloria Zibilicki)
Twelfth Tuesday of St. Anthony at both Masses

Wed 9/2/09 St. Stephen, King of Hungary, C
6:30 AM Low Mass Health of Bishop McKenna (Janet Clementi)
8:00 AM Low Mass Andy’s Intentions Thanks for your help (Katie Bischak)
5:00 PM Low Mass †David Byrne (Craig Byrne)

Thur 9/3/09 St. Pius X, pc
Mother of the Divine Shepherd
8:00 AM Low Mass Alter Christus
11:25 AM High Mass In Honor of St. Pius X, for God’s blessings upon
our school, its staff, students and supporters
5:00 PM Low Mass Frank Cekada (John Seyfried)

Fri 9/4/09 First Friday
Ferial Day, St. Rose of Viterbo
8:00 AM Low Mass †William Tamagni (Kirby & Jean Bischel)
10:45 AM Confessions
11:25 AM High Mass †Anne McMahon (Bernard Hall) Benediction
5:15 PM Rosary & Confessions
5:45 PM Low Mass, †Joyce Rentschler (Bernie B.) Exposition of the
Blessed Sacrament, Novena, Benediction, Confessions Adoration Continues All Night
6:45 PM Parish Potluck Supper
7:30 PM Rosary Confraternity Holy Hour

Sat 9/5/09 First Saturday
St. Lawrence Justinian, BpC
6:30 AM Low Mass, Frank Cekada (Mr. & Mrs. Joseph
Andreotta) followed by Confessions
7:10 AM Rosary and First Saturday Devotions
7:45 AM Benediction
8:00 AM Sermon and Low Mass Ritze Family (GPK)
Bishop Dolan’s Private Mass For the people of St. Gertrude
For the Devotions of the 15 Saturdays of the Most Holy Rosary meditate on the Resurrection

Sun 9/6/09 Pentecost XIV
7:30 AM Low Mass Barbara Cordes (Katie Bischak)
9:00 AM High Mass †Bill Tamagni (Bernie B.)
11:30 AM Low Mass †Joyce Rentschler (The Hille Family)
5:45 PM Low Mass For Mario’s Intentions (Bernie B.)