Masses and Intentions

Mass Intentions

Envelopes for Mass intentions can be found in the vestibule. As mentioned in a recent sermon, intentions are a charitable and salutary way of obtaining special graces from God and applying the merits of our Lord’s Passion to a soul or souls, and contributing to their spiritual welfare and obtaining conversions or reversions. In justice and charity to those who contribute and sacrifice for the upkeep of the parish, please note that Mass intentions will be accepted from registered parishioners only.

Confirmation Registration

Confirmation Registration forms are available in the vestibule and are open to registered and regularly attending parishioners only. While the archdiocesan age norm is 13 and older for the Sacrament, provision can be made for those younger with the approval of the pastor (albeit not younger than 11). Adults who have not been confirmed are encouraged to do so; please fill out a form as well.

Please return the forms either by mail, by placing in the mailbox, or by dropping them in the collection basket; forms are due by Sunday, September 1. Classes for the youth will begin September 15 and Confirmation will be conferred in December by Bishop Cozzens.

Mass Time Changes effective Sunday, September 8

Having reviewed the input from the survey, a significant majority (91%) was disposed to the move of the 8:30 Sunday Mass to 8:00 AM to accommodate transition between Masses and sacramental preparation classes. A comparable percentage was favorable to the change of the weekday evening Mass from 7:30 to 7:00. The addition of a 5:00 PM Mass on Sundays was considered more of a convenience by most than a necessity.

With this in mind, please note that, effective Sunday, September 8, the 8:30 AM Mass will be moved up a half hour to 8:00 AM (confessions begin at 7:15). In that same week, the Masses on Monday and Friday evenings will begin at 7:00 PM (Exposition on Fridays will now begin at 5:30 with Benediction at 6:45). The addition of a 5:00 PM Mass on Sundays is under consideration. Thank you to all who participated in the survey.

Knights of the Altar

With the increase of parish attendance, we are blessed with an increasing interest in serving at the altar for Mass. To this end, there will be an organizational meeting on Wednesday, September 4, from 6:30-8:00, for both current servers and those interested in joining (dads are encouraged to be at the meeting). Minimum requirements are that a boy has made his First Communion, is motivated, can follow directions, has an ability to memorize Latin, and work in a team. Please contact Fr. Saguto if there are any questions.

Theological Note Regarding Baptism

There has recently been a number of inquiries in regards to ceremonies contained within the older rite of Baptism that are not present in the modern rites (i.e., exorcisms, anointings, and extra blessings), and whether these ceremonies can be “supplied” to those baptized with the modern rite.

The modern rite of Baptism is a promulgated ritual complete in itself (just as the older rite). But in regards to the older rite of Baptism (which we utilize exclusively here at All Saints), the Church only authorizes the use of the ceremonies within the context of either a Baptism or the reception of a convert who is already validly baptized; this especially applies to the exorcisms. Therefore, these ceremonies are not intended to be supplied to already validly baptized Catholics. If there are further questions on this matter, please see one of the priests.