Mass Intentions can be accommodated at the priests’ private Masses during the week, although they will not be published. If you would like to utilize this option, until new envelopes are printed, please legibly write “May be fulfilled privately” on the envelope. Please limit one intention per envelope and note that this is a service to registered and regularly attending parishioners only. Currently, published intentions are backlogged through next September 2020. Thank you!
Christ the King is Sunday, October 27. Established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 in a call to “restore all things in Christ,” the feast was placed on the last Sunday of October in proximity to All Saints’ and All Souls’ days, proclaiming Christ as King over all the Church and the world, as well to counteract “Reformation Sunday” in Protestant circles, which occurs the same day.
The 10:30 Solemn High Mass will include a small orchestra and conclude with a Eucharistic procession around the block (weather permitting) and Benediction. All are encouraged to attend!
Among his other promises to those who devoutly assist at Mass on First Friday in reparation to His Sacred Heart, Our Lord said that He would give special graces to priests to reach hardened souls. The First Saturdays are kept in reparation for the blasphemies and offenses against our Lady’s Immaculate Conception, her perpetual virginity, her divine and spiritual Maternity, her sacred images, and neglect of parents to foster devotion to her in their children. All are most encouraged to attend Mass and devotions these days.
With warmer weather upon us (hard to believe), for the honor of God and His house, and for the edification of our neighbor, kindly remember to be thoughtful in one’s attire for Holy Mass. Using the Vatican dress code as a reliable guide, while casual dress is acceptable, please be sure that all clothing has sleeves that cover the shoulders, dresses reach the knee, and shorts and accentuating attire are altogether avoided. God reward you for your attention in these regards!
Monthly presentations from the priests on some aspect of the Faith (e.g., the catechism, liturgy, Scripture, prayer, etc.) will begin this month on Tuesday, September 24 from 7-8:30 PM in the basement hall at St. Boniface Church on 2nd Street. The classes will usually meet on the last Tuesday of the month, depending on the availability of the hall. Fr. Saguto will speak this month on the Four Proofs of Christ’s Divinity. There will be time for questions and answers. Plan to attend and invite your friends!
With the side chapel completed in her honor, the women of the parish are invited to attend devotions to our Lady of Perpetual Help on the third Monday of each month at 6:00 PM, beginning September 16. The devotions will generally include a short sermon on a spiritual topic with simple exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (open Tabernacle door), followed by the usual daily Mass at 7:00 PM.