Mass Intentions can be accommodated at the priests’ private Masses during the week, although they will not be published.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!
We are very happy to welcome Fr. Andrezj Komorowski, Superior General of the FSSP, who will visit All Saints on Sunday, November 17! Fr. Komorowski was elected Superior General in 2018 (he succeeded Fr. Berg) and is making an effort to visit all the apostolates in North America. Father will offer the 10:30 Solemn Mass that day; a coffee and light dessert reception will follow in the hall at St. Boniface Church on Second Street, where he will have the opportunity to greet everyone. Plan to attend!
Tuesday Catechism classes will usually meet on the last Tuesday of the month, depending on the availability of the hall.
Please note that, in lieu of the Dr. Kwasniewski’s talk, there will be no monthly catechism class in November.
All Souls’ Day is Saturday, November 2. Three public Masses (with distribution of Holy Communion) will be offered at 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, and 11:30 AM.
The 9:00 AM Mass will be a solemn Requiem concluding with absolution over the catafalque. A plenary indulgence (under the usual conditions) can be obtained for the poor souls for the visiting of a cemetery any or all days between November 1-8 and praying for the souls in purgatory (there are no prescribed prayers, so it can be anything from a Memorare to a whole Rosary), as well as praying for intention of the Holy Father. Everyone is strongly encouraged to assist at Mass this day, if possible, keeping in mind the words from Sacred Scripture: It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from their sins. (2 Macc 12:46)
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.