Archive of bulletin items January – June

Below you may find everything previously listed on the Bulletin page for January 1 through June 3, 2012.

Weekly Bulletin items for June 3, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012 HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY
8:00 AM     Deceased Members of the Smydo Family 
(Joe & Kristy Smydo)
11:00 AM     For the Repose of the Soul of Michael A. Tallarico (Agnes Tallarico)
MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012 St. Francis Caracciolo
12:00 NOON Repose of the Soul of Andrew Battiste (Mary Battiste)
TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012 St. Boniface
7:00 PM     For the Physical & Spiritual Healing of Marie Capan 
(David & Amanda Capan)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012 St. Norbert
6:00 PM     For the Intentions of Harry & Anne Hochreiter 
(Glenn & Judy Wilson)
THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012 Corpus Christi
9:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Thomas Rutkoski (The Goetz Family)
FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012 Feria (of the first Sunday after Pentecost)
9:00 AM     In Honor of Holy Ghost for our Catechism Teachers, Altar
Servers, Choir Members & their Families (M/M Ray Aul)
SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012 Ss. Primus & Felicianus
9:00 AM     Repose of the Souls of Ann G. Carros (Alexander Schrenk)
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012 External Solemnity of Corpus Christi
8:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Augusta Redic (Bill & Gerry Redic)
11:00 AM     In Honor of St. John Vianney for Spiritual & Temporal 
Welfare of Fr. Lawrence DiNardo (Ray & Maria Aul)

BAPTIZED IN CHRIST: Congratulations go to Leo Francis Baker (son of Tom and Christy Baker) on the occasion of his Baptism on May 27. May God bless him and his family.

DAILY PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS: O God, we earnestly beseech Thee to bless Thy Church with many vocations to the Holy Priesthood: men who will serve Thee with their whole strength and gladly spend their lives for Thy Church, and to make Thee known and loved. Amen. Mary, Mother of Priests, obtain for us many holy priests.

FAREWELL RECEPTION: Today, I say goodbye to many, many parishioners and good friends. It is my sorrow to leave you and I will deeply miss the members of Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese. May God bless and shelter each of you, especially the beautiful, faith-filled families with such beautiful children. My special thanks and affection go to the altar boys who serve with such devotion at the altar and make us all so proud. It has been my great privilege to serve as your priest for almost eleven and a half years. In fact, this September it will be 20 years since I began offering the Traditional Latin Mass, and it has made such a difference in my life as a priest. Always remember that my heart remains here with you. After the 11:00 Mass today there will be a farewell reception in Norbert Hall, so please stop in if you are able so we can say goodbye. I will continue to offer the Traditional Latin Mass privately at home, so if you would like to send me Mass intentions I would gratefully accommodate your requests. My home address is 215 Silver Spring Lane, New Brighton, Pa. 15066. Sincerely, Fr. Myers

NEW CHAPLAIN: Fr. James Dolan will be taking over as the full time chaplain for the Latin Mass Community. He comes from St. Michael’s Church in Butler, so please welcome him and give him your support.

YOUNG ADULT GROUP: THEOLOGY ON TAP will be held at Penn Brewery, Monday, June 4th at 7 PM. Dr. Phil Miller will speak about his mission experience in Guatemala. For info, email Bob Waruszweski at robert.waruszewski@gmail.com.

“EXTERNAL SOLEMNITY”: This is a liturgical expression to describe a feast day that can be celebrated not only on its proper day during the week, but can also be moved to the following Sunday – and Corpus Christi, the beautiful feast of the Most Blessed Sacrament, is one such day. This feast day arose in the 13th century at a time when people’s faith in the Holy Eucharist began to grow cold. A priest doubted the Real Presence of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and prayed for a sign from God. When the Host at his Mass shed blood upon the corporal, his prayer was answered, and when he had been informed of this sign from Heaven, the Pope, deeply moved by this miracle, declared this special day as an annual celebration to praise and adore our Savior for the Sacrament of His Love in the Holy Eucharist. The Mass and Divine Office for this Feast Day were composed by St. Thomas Aquinas, who has given us the memorable hymns of Lauda Sion (including Ecce Panis Angelorum), Pange Lingua (including Tantum Ergo), and Sacris Solemniis (including O Salutaris Hostia). Liturgically, this is one of the richest days in the whole Church year. St. Thomas is also the composer of that memorable Eucharistic oration, O God, Who under a wonderful Sacrament…, which we all know from Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. If you have your own hand missal, read through the Scripture lessons and prayers on you own for this feast day and study them prayerfully. You will reap a harvest for the growth of your life with Christ.

THE BEAUTY OF PENTECOST: Pentecost is so special a feast day that the Church gives us a whole week – called the Octave of Pentecost – to ponder its meaning. There are prayers and Scripture readings unique to each day of the Pentecost week, and each day the Sequence, Veni Sancte Spiritus, is read at Mass. Many titles are addressed to the Third Person of the Holy Trinity in this hymn, such as “Father of the poor,” “the soul’s delightful Guest,” and “Solace in the midst of woe.” For some people, the Holy Ghost is referred to as the “forgotten Person of the Trinity,” since so few of us show Him any attention. Study the Mass texts of the Pentecost Octave and find there great instruction to deepen your faith in and love of the Spirit of God.

Weekly Bulletin items for May 27, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 PENTECOST SUNDAY
8:00 AM     Repose Of the Soul of Charles J. Heidenreich (Estate)
11:00 AM     Lorraine Raucci (Anna Mae Czar)
MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012 Pentecost Octave
9:00 AM     Private Intentions for Family Business (Anonymous)
TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012 Pentecost Octave
7:00 PM     Repose of the Soul of Stanley Waskiewicz 
(M/M Randal Kotwica)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012 Ember Day
6:00 PM     Repose of the Soul of James D. Noble 
(David & Amanda Capan)
THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012 Pentecost Octave
9:00 AM     Poor Souls in Purgatory (Glenn & Judy Wilson)
FRIDA Y, JUNE 1, 2012 Ember Day (Holy Hour Following Mass)
7:00 PM     Repose of the Soul of Margaret Jean Demor 
(Randal Kotwica)
SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012 Ember Day
9:00 AM     Repose of the Souls of Andy & Louise Smydo 
(Joe & Kristy Smydo)
SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012 HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY
8:00 AM     Deceased Members of the Smydo Family 
(Joe & Kristy Smydo)
11:00 AM     For the Repose of the Soul of Michael A. Tallarico 
(Agnes Tallarico)

MEMORIAL DAY: Please note that the Mass on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, is at 9AM. This will afford families an opportunity to get to Mass before the festivities begin for the day. We all owe our veterans a profound debt for their defense of our freedom, so plan to attend Mass in order to pray for the repose of their souls, and also for the welfare of our country.

EMBER DAYS: Four times a year (near the change of the seasons) the Church offers us an opportunity to pray and do penance on behalf of priests: these days of prayer are called the “Ember Days.” In ancient days these were the times in the course of the year when ordinations to the Priesthood and minor orders were held. Today, we pray for an increase of vocations to the Holy Priesthood and for the sanctification of the clergy. Traditionally, the Ember Wednesday and Saturday were days of fast and partial abstinence, while Ember Friday is a day of fast and complete abstinence. Use these days to pray for the new chaplain of the Latin Mass Community, Fr. James Dolan.

A PRIVATE MASS has recently been offered for the Latin Mass Community catechism teachers, at the request of an anonymous donor: “Their dedication to the Catholic Faith is greatly appreciated.”

CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATES: Each year at this time we see the fine young people from our Latin Mass Community leave high school and enter college, and leave college to enter the world. We want them to know how much we value them and we send them our prayers and best wishes for success in all they do.

FAREWELL RECEPTION: My last day as your priest will be June 3. I will be taking a medical leave of absence with the hope of getting surgery on my knees and ankle. The Latin Mass Community Pastoral Council is hosting a reception after the 11:00 Mass on Sunday, June 3, so that we can have an opportunity to say goodbye. Everyone is welcome. If you are able to attend I would be happy to see you there. I will continue to offer the Traditional Latin Mass privately at home, so if you would like to send me Mass intentions I would gratefully accommodate your requests. My home address is 215 Silver Spring Lane, New Brighton, Pa. 15066. Sincerely, Fr. Myers

TOTAL CONSECRATION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY: If you are interested in this devotion, get a copy of the book entitled, “Preparation for Total Consecration according to St. Louis de Montfort.” St. Louis explains the reasons for making the consecration, the prayers and exercises necessary for the thirty three days of preparation, and the formula for actually performing the act of consecration. This is a devotion that has been life-changing for many, many people.

FIRST FRIDAY/FIRST SATURDAY: These are terms popular among Catholics, but where do they come from? The phrase, “First Friday” designates the devotions called for by the apparitions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1675. The Lord asked St. Margaret to promote the practice of Confession and Holy Communion on the first Fridays of nine consecutive months in reparation for offenses against the merciful love of Jesus Christ. The idea of the five First Saturdays refers to the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in 1917, when the Blessed Mother asked for Confession, Holy Communion and the Rosary on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, all in a spirit of reparation for sins against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and especially to bring peace to the world. Our Latin Mass Community has kept these devotions from the very beginning of the community in 1989, affording our members a special time of prayer and penance each month. Many Catholics have long made it a habit to go to Confession every month for the First Friday.

Weekly Bulletin items for May 20, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 Sunday After Ascension
8:00 AM     Repose of the Souls of Ronald & Richard McGowan 
(Gary Yochum)
11:00 AM     Living & Deceased Members of the Lavigne, Lessard, Loiselle, Paine, & Simelis Families (Mrs. Simelis)
MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012 Ascension Feria
12:00 Noon     In Honor of St. Joseph for living & deceased members of 
Latin Mass Community (M/M Raymond Aul)
TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012 St. Rita of Cascia
7:00 PM     Zeher Family (James Paras Family)
WEDNESDA Y, MAY 23, 2012 Ascension Feria
6:00 PM     Smydo Children (Joe & Kristy Smydo)
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 Ascension Feria
9:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Eva Petrikova 
(Maria Rikk)
FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012 St. Gregory VII
9:00 AM     Deceased Members of the Craig Family 
(Joe & Kristy Smydo)
SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012 Vigil of Pentecost
9:00 AM     For the physical & spiritual healing of Mary Ellen Runco 
(David & Amanda Capan)
SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 PENTECOST SUNDAY
8:00 AM     Repose Of the Soul of Charles J. Heidenreich 
(Estate)
11:00 AM     Lorraine Raucci (Anna Mae Czar)

BRAND NEW CATHOLICS: Congratulations to Dominic Joseph Michael Sunseri (son of Anthony and Donna Sunseri) and Kerry Bernadette Zink (daughter of Stephen and Adrienne Zink) for their recent Baptism. May God grant them His blessings throughout life, and joy to their families.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Today our Latin Mass Community rejoices in the First Communion of seven of our little ones:  Charles Caputo, Thomas Earley, Magdalena Farah, Nicholas Palermo, Brendan Stull, Maria Wilson and Audrey Wrabley. It is the great honor of a priest to assist innocent children in their first reception of our Blessed Lord. Thank you, parents of these children, for your commitment to raising them in the Catholic Faith, and thank you, Mrs. Peggy Wrabley, for your faithful preparation of these children for the Sacraments in catechism class.

PRIVATE MASSES have recently been offered by Fr. Myers for expectant and new mothers in our community and also for our graduating youth that they always do everything with and for God.

OLD CHAPLAIN: My last day as chaplain will be June 3. I will be taking a medical leave of absence with the hope of getting surgery on my knees and ankle. I will continue to offer the Traditional Latin Mass privately at home, so if you would like to send me Mass intentions I would gratefully accommodate your requests. My home address is 215 Silver Spring Lane, New Brighton, Pa. 15066. Sincerely, Fr. Myers

NEW CHAPLAIN: Fr. James Dolan will be taking over as the full time chaplain for the Latin Mass Community. He comes from St. Michael’s Church in Butler, so please welcome him and give him your support.

THE FIRST NOVENA: A novena signifies a period of prayer for nine days. The custom arose in the earliest days of the Church in imitation of the time during which the Apostles waited after the Ascension of the Lord for the coming of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost. That shows us that one of the most popular forms of prayer in the Church of our day is also one of the most ancient. Our Lord promises us that the Father will hear whatever prayers we offer in His Name: a novena is a period of intense and confident prayer by which we seek God’s graces for very serious matters. The first novena was made by the Apostles and early Christians, “in union with Mary, the Mother of Jesus,” as the Acts of the Apostles tells us. May we, too, pray in fervent union with our Blessed Lady whenever we turn to the Lord in prayer, for Mary assists us in praying, she teaches us how to pray, and she makes our prayer acceptable to her Son.

YOUNG ADULT GROUP: THEOLOGY ON TAP will be held at Penn Brewery, Monday, June 4th at 7 PM. Dr. Phil Miller will speak about his mission experience in Guatemala. For info, email Bob Waruszweski at robert.waruszewski@gmail.com.

Weekly Bulletin items for May 13, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 Fifth Sunday After Easter
8:00 AM     Lorraine Raucci (MIM Anthony Fazio)
11:00 AM     In Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary for Mr. & Mrs. Myers
(Ray & Maria Aul)
MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012 Feria
12:00 Noon     Elizabeth Paras (James Paras Family)
TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012 St. John Baptist de la Salle
7:00 PM     Repose of the Soul of Charles J. Heidenreich 
(Estate)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16,2012 Vigil of Ascension of Our Lord
6:00 PM     Deceased Members of the Craig Family 
(Joe & Kristy Smydo)
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012 ASCENSION OF OUR LORD
7:00 PM     In Honor of Blessed Virgin Mary for all Souls in Purgatory
especially our Relatives & Friends (M/M Raymond AuI)
FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012 St. Venantius
9:00 AM     Seth Moan for Spiritual Welfare & Birthday 
(Michele Midgley)
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012 St. Peter Celestine
9:00 AM     So Family (James Paras Family)
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 Sunday after Ascension
8:00 AM     Repose of the Souls of Ronald & Richard McGowan 
(Gary Yochum)
11:00 AM     Living & Deceased Members of the Lavigne, Lessard, 
Loiselle, Paine, & Simelis Families (Mrs. Simelis)

THE ROGATION DAYS are important times of prayer and penance on the three days preceding the Ascension. We always think of the Easter Season as a time of glory and joy, but we can’t forget the sorrow that nevertheless crept into the hearts of our Blessed Lady and the Apostles when Jesus left them at the Ascension. So we join in that penitential prayer on the Rogation Days. The word “rogation” comes from the Latin word for prayer and intercession, rogare. These days began centuries ago, during the Dark Ages when Europe was overrun with calamities of every kind. St. Mamertus designated that the people in his diocese (Vienne) should spend three days of prayer, penance, and processions to ward off impending doom. The custom spread throughout Europe until in the 16th century it became the universal practice of the Roman Church. While the precept of fasting no longer applies to the Rogation Days, it is still important to keep them for the sake of the Church: we need so much penance and yet we do so little! This year, the Rogation Days are observed on May 14, 15, and 16.

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION, THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD: A High Mass will be offered at 7 PM on Thursday, May 17. This feast day marks the departure of our Savior from His life on earth and His return to the glory of Heaven. It also signifies the moment when the Apostles were called upon to mature in their faith so that they could begin the work of preaching the Gospel. After the Ascension, the Church waits in prayer, together with Mary the Mother of Jesus, for the Coming of the Holy Ghost on Pentecost Sunday. Catholics are seriously obliged to attend Mass on this day.

MOTHER’S DAY BLESSINGS: To all our living mothers, and to the mothers of our members, may God grant many blessings. To those mothers who have gone home to God, may He grant eternal rest. You will all have a share in the Masses I am privileged to offer on Mother’s Day – Fr. Myers.

SAINT OF THE WEEK, SAINT UBALDUS: The Saint with the odd name whom most people have forgotten, St. Ubaldus’ day is observed on May 16, this year overshadowed by the Vigil of the Ascension. He came from northern Italy and lived during the Middle Ages. He gave up wealth and status in order to become a priest and entered the order of St. Augustine. Eventually, he became the bishop of Gubbio. As a bishop he was a model of simplicity of life, preferring to direct all his efforts to the salvation of souls. He was noted for his meekness, and even treated his persecutors with affection and kindness. His last couple years were spent in painful illness, which he bore patiently until his death on the feast of Pentecost. St. Ubaldus has been given a special power over unclean spirits and his body still remains incorrupt.

LEARNING THE LITURGY: The Preface of the Easter Season is a powerful proclamation of the meaning of the Lord’s Resurrection. The Preface of the Mass has its origin from the days of the very beginning of the Church’s liturgy. The oldest texts we have of the Mass present the Preface dialogue (“Lift up your hearts” and so forth). The Easter Preface in particular reminds us of the glory of these days of rejoicing, and speaks of the true Lamb of God Who has taken away the sins of the world. His dying has destroyed the power of death and His rising has made it possible for us to have eternal life. In the Holy Eucharist, we share in the Life of the Risen Savior.

FRATERNITY OF ST. PETER SUMMER CAMP: The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is sponsoring a summer camp for boys 13-15 at their headquarters in Scranton, Pa., May 31st through June 9. The cost is $350 per boy. Please contact the Camp Director at csij@olgseminary.org for more information.

ABANDONED MISSALS: We have quite a collection of forgotten missals in the sacristy, each without a name: a 1962 Angelus Press, two St. Joseph Daily Missals, a Father Lasance Missal, a Marian Children’s Missal, and the New Marian Missal. Stop by to pick up your lost missal.

Weekly Bulletin items for May 6, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012 Fourth Sunday after Easter
8:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Loretta Collens 
(Kirk & Nancy Mitchell)
11:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Charles Puckly 
(Brenda Wyant)
MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012 St. Stanislaus
12:00 Noon     Repose of the Soul of Dan & Agnes Bower 
(Family)
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012 St. Dominic Savio
7:00 PM     For the Altar Boys of the Latin Mass Community 
(Fr. Kenneth Myers)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012 St. Gregory Nazianzus
6:00 PM     In Honor of St. Michael the Archangel for Bishop David 
Zubik (M/M Raymond Aul)
THURSDAY MAY 10, 2012 St. Antoninus
9:00 AM     Paras Family (James Paras Family)
FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012 Ss. Philip & James
9:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Charles J. Heidenreich 
(Estate)
SATURDA Y, MAY 12, 2012 Ss. Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla, & Pancras
9:00 AM     50th Wedding Anniversary of Gretchen & William O’Neill
SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012 Fifth Sunday after Easter
8:00 AM     Lorraine Raucci 
(M/M Anthony Fazio)
11:00 AM     In Honor of Blessed Virgin Mary for Mr.& Mrs. Myers 
(Ray & Maria Aul)

MAY CROWNING: Thanks to Anna Hertrich and Patrick Aul, May queen and king, as well as the children and adults who are participating in today’s May crowning, a renewal each year of the Latin Mass Community’s devotion to our Blessed Mother.

BAPTIZED IN CHRIST: Congratulations go to Paraskeva Magdalena Krisko (daughter of Slavomir and Olivia Krisko) and Anna Catherine Hirth (daughter of Brian and Laura Hirth), both baptized on April 29th. May God bless and protect these children and their families with His bountiful graces.

MOTHER’S DAY BLESSINGS: To all our living mothers, and to the mothers of our members, may God grant many blessings. To those mothers who have gone home to God, may He grant eternal rest. You will all have a share in the Masses I am privileged to offer on Mother’s Day – Fr. Myers.

LEARNING THE LITURGY:  One of the facets of the Easter Vigil Mass (and extended as well to the Easter Day Mass) is the renewal of baptismal vows. These are the promises by which our parents and godparents rejected satan and sin and confessed their faith in Christ and the Church on our behalf when we were baptized as infants. Each year, the Church calls us to renew those vows on our own, as adults prepared to live our faith: do you reject satan and his evil works and allurements from your life? Do you profess a firm commitment of faith to Almighty God, to the articles of the Creed, and to the Church founded by Christ? The renewal of baptismal vows is not only intended as a statement of faith, but even more as an incentive to LIVE our Faith.

SAINTS OF THE WEEK, NEREUS, ACHILLEUS, DOMITILLA, & PANCRAS: These are names that appear foreign to us and they are saints whose lives are lost in history – but that should not be since the Church’s faith of 2012 rests upon the faith which was attested to by the lives of men and women so long ago.  Flavia Domitilla was a member of the emperor’s court. Nereus and Achilleus were her servants. They had been baptized by St. Peter himself, so these saints are an example of the first era of Christians just after the time of the Apostles: they were some of the first Christian converts. Although very wealthy and considered a prize to be won by her suitors, Domitilla consecrated her virginity to Christ. When Nereus and Achilleus were put to death for their faith, Domitilla attempted to bury them on her estate and as a result followed them in their martyrdom (by being burnt alive together with her sisters) in the later years of the first century, just around the time the Apostle John was being threatened with martyrdom. Another Roman martyr, St. Pancras, died in the fourth century at the age of fourteen. It is said this young martyr died with the courage of an adult man.

Weekly Bulletin items for April 29, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012 Third Sunday after Easter
8:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Thomas Rutkoski 
(James Paras Family)
11:00 AM     Private Intentions For Family Business
MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012 St. Catherine of Siena
12:00 Noon     Wedding Anniversary of Ed & Rosalie Moan 
(Michelle Midgley)
TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012 St. Joseph the Worker
7:00 PM     In Honor of Blessed Mother for Spiritual & Temporal Welfare of Fr. Myers (M/M Raymond Aul) 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 St. Athanasius
6:00 PM     Repose of the Souls of Garrett & Catherine Dullard 
(Family)
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 St. Alexander & Companions
9:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Joseph F. Jurkovich 
(Kay F. Byrne)
FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012 St. Monica
7:00 PM     (Mass followed by Holy Hour & Benediction) 
Lorraine Raucci
(Mary M. & Robert Whelan)
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012 St.Pius V
9:00 AM     Repose of the Souls of Thomas & Ludwicka 
Lewertowicz (Family)
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012 Fourth Sunday after Easter
8:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Loretta Callens 
(Kirk & Nancy Mitchell )
11:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Charles Puckly 
(Brenda Wyant)

THE CONFRATERNITY OF ST. PETER is a lay organization of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter intended to promote devotion to the Traditional Mass and to pray for the welfare of the Priestly Fraternity and for vocations to the Holy Priesthood. Please ask Fr. Myers for information and printed materials that are available in the sacristy.

SEMINARY INVITATION: The vocation director for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Fr. Joe Freedy, has invited all our altar boys – and any other young men who are interested – to an evening at St. Paul Seminary (2900 Noblestown Rd., Pgh. 15205) on Tuesday, May 8, beginning at 5:30 PM with a holy hour in the seminary chapel and also including recreation time and supper. The evening will be hosted by the seminarians (two young men from our Latin Mass Community are studying there now – Daniel Waruszewski and Alek Schrenk), as well as Fathers Michael Roche and John Naugle, young priests who help us often at the Traditional Mass. Please call Fr. Myers (724-846-4899) to register for this evening or if you have any questions.

MAY CROWNING: Each year on the first Sunday of May (May 6 this year) children of the Latin Mass Community surround our Lady’s statue before the High Mass with flowers and prayers as we acknowledge her to be our Mother and our Queen. Please plan to have your children attend and participate. They should gather in the church basement at 10:30AM before Mass that day and will be instructed by the adults in charge. This year’s May Queen is Anna Hertrich and her escort is Patrick Aul. Thanks to all who plan and carry out this important devotion.

LEARNING THE LITURGY:  The Easter Vigil Mass is surely the most solemn and impressive liturgy in the entire Church year. The pre-Mass services begin in total darkness with the blessing of the new fire and the Easter candle. Slowly, light spreads through the pitch-black church as Jesus Christ, the Light of the world, begins to shine in men’s souls. The deacon of the Mass chants the Exultet, a hymn of praise and wonder at the mystery of renewal and redemption wrought by the Resurrection of the Lord. Long passages from the Old Testament follow with a description of the foreshadowing in ancient times of salvation yet to come in Jesus Christ. The Litany of the Saints invokes all the holy men and women who surround the heavenly throne, asking them to join us in prayer, as the celebrant of the Mass blesses the new baptismal water with the Easter candle and holy oils. This water is used throughout the year for the Sacrament of Baptism. Then, close to midnight, the Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection begins: the altar candles are lit from the Easter candle, the bells are rung for the first time since Holy Thursday at the Gloria of the Mass, the purple veils are removed from all the statues, and the celebrant intones the solemn “Alleluia,” a prayer we haven’t heard since before Septuagesima. This Mass usually takes about 2 ½  hours, and because it is so late at night, some are too tired to attend.  But it is the heart of the Church’s loving communion with her Savior, and is well worth your time and energy at the end of a prayerful Lent. Maybe next year?

SAINT OF THE WEEK, SAINT MONICA: We owe this noble mother a debt of gratitude which words fail. She gave us her son as one of the most important and influential saints in the entire history of the Church, Saint Augustine of Hippo. You will see his picture portrayed in the middle window on the north side of St. Boniface Church. On his chest is a heart, the symbol of St. Augustine’s love for Christ. Where did this love come from if not from the mother who labored and prayed for years and years to convert her son to Jesus Christ. Augustine was a sinner, he was vain, he was worldly, but Monica did not give up in pleading with God for his salvation. She prayed and prayed – for 33 years – until finally her son accepted the grace of Christ and was baptized in Milan by St. Ambrose.  St.  Augustine writes about his conversion: “She leaped for joy at being made sure my misery was gone. She wept over me, as if I were dead, but to rise again; she turned to Thee, O my God, and brought me in spirit to Thee, like the widow’s son on the bier, that Thou wouldst give this dead son back to his mother – alive!” St. Augustine became one of the leading theologians in the Church, surpassed perhaps only by St. Thomas Aquinas himself. We would never have had his sublime teaching without the persevering, loving prayer of his mother.

Weekly Bulletin items for April 22, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012 Second Sunday after Easter
8:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Cecelia Polivka 
(Al & Sally Brunn)
11:30 AM     Repose of the Soul Joseph Sulinski 
(Family)
MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012 St. George
12:00 Noon     Margaret & Martin Howard
TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 Anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI
7:00 PM     In Honor of Holy Guardian Angels for Spiritual & Temporal Welfare of Joseph Aul (Raymond Aul Family)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012 St. Mark
6:00 PM     Lorraine Raucci (William & Evelyn Maslak)
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 Ss. Cletus and Marcellinus
9:00 AM     In Honor of the Holy Ghost for Spiritual & Temporal Welfare of Daniel Aul (M/M Raymond Aul)
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012 St. Peter Canisius
9:00 AM     For Spiritual Wellbeing of Samuel Midgley 
(Michelle Midgley)
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012 St. Paul of the Cross
9:00 AM     Repose of the Souls of Josephine & Curtis 
(Gary Yochum)
SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012 Third Sunday after Easter
8:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Thomas Rutkoski 
(James Paras Family)
11:00 AM     Private Intentions For Family Business

THE CONFRATERNITY OF ST. PETER is a lay organization of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter intended to promote devotion to the Traditional Mass and to pray for the welfare of the Priestly Fraternity and for vocations to the Holy Priesthood. During April, Father Myers will be preaching about this organization, inviting our parishioners to join in this good work. Printed materials will also be available.

LEARNING THE LITURGY: On Good Friday, the Mass is not celebrated at all. The Holy Eucharist is consecrated at Mass on Holy Thursday, with enough surplus hosts for Communion on the day of the Lord’s Passion, hence the name “Mass of the Pre-Sanctified,” which was used in former times for the Good Friday liturgy. But Mass itself is not celebrated on Good Friday. This is to show us the frightening and sorrowful truth of what sin has done to man, and what an extreme remedy was demanded for sin in the suffering and Death of the Lord. We listen to the Gospel account of Christ’s Passion, we offer prayers of intercession for the Church and the world, we venerate the Cross and we receive Holy Communion – but all these Good Friday devotions are only acts of piety without the central act of Christian Faith made present on the altar – the redeeming Sacrifice of Christ, which is daily renewed in the Sacrifice of the Mass – but not on Good Friday. The intent is to make us appreciate all the more what Christ did for us on the Cross, and what He gives us in every Mass.

USHERS NEEDED: Recently, we asked for new ushers at the 8AM Mass on Sunday and received great new recruits. Now we need the same for the 11:00 Mass. If we get at least three or four volunteers, we will be able to give each person one Sunday a month so that it does not become too demanding on any one person. Please contact Fr. Myers to volunteer.

SAINT OF THE WEEK, ST. GEORGE: The first window in the church on the north wall portrays St. George in his armor with a dragon under his feet. Modern types smirk at this kind of a portrayal, but once we look a little deeper into the symbolism, we discover that the dragon is a representation of the devil, and the warrior saint teaches us to vanquish evil in our lives. St George was a Roman military officer assigned to the eastern section of the empire. Because of his high rank he was used as an example for being a Christian, and was martyred under the emperor Diocletian. It is said the emperor’s wife was converted by the fearless soldier of Christ and became a Christian, too. Devotion to St. George began to spread in the Church immediately after the Peace of Constantine at the very beginning of the fourth century. He became a patron of soldiers during the Crusades and became very popular in Catholic England, of which country he is still the patron saint to this day.

Weekly Bulletin items for April 15, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012 LOW SUNDAY
8:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Mary Ann Stroyne 
(Bill & Gerry Redic)
11:00 AM     Repose of the Souls of Garret & Catherine Dullard 
(Mary Petrosky)
MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 – NO MASS TODAY 

TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012 Easter Feria
7:00 PM     In Honor of St. John Vianney for Fr. Myers and Priests who 
Serve the LMC (Raymond Aul Family)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012 Easter Feria
6:00 PM     Repose of the Souls of the Parents & Grandparents of Gary 
Yochum (Gary Yochum)
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012 Easter Feria
9:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Mark Cindric 
(Family)
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012 Easter Feria
9:00 AM     Repose of the Souls of Dan & Agnes Bower 
(Family)
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012 St. Anselm
9:00 AM     In Honor of St. Francis For Spiritual & Temporal Welfare 
of Fr. Myers (Mr. & Mrs Raymond Aul)
SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012 Second Sunday after Easter
8:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Cecelia Polivka 
(Al & Sally Brunn)
11:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Joseph Sulinski 
(Family)

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: Blessed Pope John Paul II designated the Sunday after Easter, in response to the apparitions given by our Blessed Lord to St. Faustina, as the Sunday on which we reflect upon the redeeming mercy of the Savior, manifest especially in the Sacrament of Penance. A plenary indulgence is granted to all those who take part in public devotions this day. The qualifications for obtaining a plenary indulgence are to perform the devotion prescribed, receive Holy Communion, go to Confession (within 8 days before or after), pray for the intentions of the Pope, and to have no attachment to sin. Our Divine Mercy devotions will be held following the 11:00 Mass on April 15, with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and Benediction. This Sunday was traditionally known as “Low Sunday,” to differentiate it from the solemn services of Easter, and also, “Quasimodo Sunday,” after the first word of the Introit of the Mass.

PRIVATE MASSES have been offered by Father Myers for the Living and Deceased Ushers of the Latin Mass Community (“They are faithful, cheerful and helpful”) and for the members of the Latin Mass Community Pastoral Council (“Their behind-the-scenes work is greatly appreciated”).

HARD WORK FOR EASTER: All those who labored to offer most prayerful and devout liturgies for the Paschal Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter) deserve our gratitude and prayers. It was a privilege to have Fr. Cyprian Constantine, OSB, and Fr. Joseph Tuscan, OFM Cap, who enabled us to have solemn high liturgies for all four services of the Triduum. They share our love and esteem for the Traditional Rites of the Church. In fact, Fr. Joseph made a gift of a brand new lectionary to our Latin Mass Community. This book provides all the Scripture passages in the course of the year, as well as many orations, set to the Gregorian melodies which are used at solemn high Mass. This book is a brand new publication by the Society of St. John Cantius in Chicago. We also owe gratitude to our choir and choir director for the beautiful music for the holy days, especially the Iesu Rex Admirabilis of Palestrina on Holy Thursday and the Haydn Mass on Easter Sunday. All of us are so proud of our masters of ceremonies and the other altar boys, their dedication, devotion, and the precision with which they carry out their liturgical responsibilities. The attendance at all four of these liturgies was very good: 298 on Holy Thursday, 285 on Good Friday, 248 at the Easter Vigil Mass, and 385 on Easter Sunday. Thanks to everyone who helped and attended, and God bless you all.

LEARNING THE LITURGY: The Easter Season is one of the richest liturgical treasure troves in the entire Church year. We start with the special preface for Holy Thursday Mass, in honor of the Most Blessed Sacrament. This preface was only added to the Missal by Blessed Pope John XXIII in 1962, so unfortunately many people do not have it in their missals. It speaks of the Old Testament animal sacrifices as shadows of the Sacrifice of Christ’s Body and Blood, the mystery of His inscrutable wisdom and immense charity by which He became the Victim for our sins, and the Preface quotes St. Thomas Aquinas as it refers to the Holy Eucharist as our food, the recollection of Christ’s Passion, the source of grace for our souls, and our pledge of future glory. Over the next weeks I will continue to comment on the beautiful gems of piety and devotion which the Church gives us in the Easter liturgies.

Weekly Bulletin items for April 8, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2012 EASTER SUNDAY
11 :30 AM     Mass of the Resurrection – In Gratitude for the Canonical Establishment of the Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese
MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012 Monday of Easter Week
12:00 Noon     In Thanksgiving (Joseph & Mary Wakelin)
TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012 Tuesday of Easter Week
7:00 PM     In Memory of Charles Heidenreich 
(Mary & Norman O’Connor)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 Wednesday of Easter Week
6:00 PM     In Honor of St. Nicholas for the Ray Aul Family 
(M/M Raymond Aul)
THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012 Thursday of Easter Week
9:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Mary Laura O’Brien 
(James Bengele)
FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012 Friday of Easter Week
9:00 AM     For Our Bishops & Priests 
(AI & Sally Brunn)
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012 Saturday of Easter Week
9:00 AM     Lorraine Raucci (William & Evelyn Maslak)
SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012 LOW SUNDAY
8:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Mary Ann Stroyne 
(Bill & Gerry Redic)
11 :00 AM     Repose of the Souls of Garret & Catherine Dullard 
(Mary Petrosky)

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: Blessed Pope John 
Paul II designated the Sunday after Easter, in 
response to the apparitions given by our Blessed Lord 
to St. Faustina, as the Sunday on which we reflect 
upon the redeeming mercy of the Savior, manifest 
especially in the Sacrament of Penance. A plenary 
indulgence is granted to all those who take part in 
public devotions this day. The qualifications for 
obtaining a plenary indulgence are to perform the 
devotion prescribed, receive Holy Communion, go to 
Confession (within 8 days before or after), pray for 
the intentions of the Pope, and to have no attachment 
to sin. Our Divine Mercy devotions will be held 
following the 11:00 Mass on April 15, with 
exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the 
Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and Benediction. This 
Sunday was traditionally known as “Low Sunday,” to 
differentiate it from the solenm services of Easter, 
and also, “Quasimodo Sunday,” after the first word 
of the Introit of the Mass.

MAKING YOUR EASTER DUTY: Our Holy 
Mother the Church directs all Catholics who have 
reached the age of reason (seven years old) to confess 
their sins in the Sacrament of Penance and receive 
our Lord in Holy Communion at least once from the 
First Sunday in Lent (February 26 this year) to Holy 
Trinity Sunday (June 3). This is a serious obligation 
for all Catholics, in particular for parents raising their 
children in the Faith.

CREATION OR EVOLUTION? Our Latin Mass 
Community will sponsor a presentation from the 
Kolbe Foundation on the teachings of the Catholic 
Church regarding evolution on Saturday, April 28, 
following the 9:00 AM Mass in Norbert Hall. The 
presentation will begin at 10:00 AM, break for lunch, 
and conclude around 2:00 PM. Lunch will be 
provided and the program is free and open to the 
public, although a free will offering will be asked to 
help defray the costs of the speakers, Hugh Owen and 
Joseph Strada. These talks will be very helpful for 
children and parents in homeschooling families, but 
also for children in parochial and public schools who 
may be exposed to some inaccurate information on 
the subject. Parents and children 12 or older are 
welcome, and please invite friends from outside the 
Latin Mass Community.

YOU ARE SO GENEROUS! A very kind donation 
has paid for the new red vestments for the intentions 
of the priests who serve the Latin Mass Community. 
A donation has been given toward the white solemn 
high Mass vestments in loving memory of Walter & 
Wilma Kenna and Rose & Max Schaffer. Yet 
another kind gift has been given for the new Good 
Friday crucifix in loving memory of Joseph & Mary 
Verbaneck and James & Agatha Yeschenko. May 
God bless these benefactors for their generosity and 
may He grant eternal light and peace to the loved 
ones whom they have memorialized.

THE CONFRATERNITY OF ST. PETER is a lay 
organization of the Priestly Fraternity of st. Peter 
intended to promote devotion to the Traditional 
Mass, and to pray for the welfare of the Priestly 
Fraternity and for vocations to the Holy Priesthood. 
During April, Father Myers will be preaching about 
this organization, inviting our parishioners to join in 
this good work. Printed materials will also be 
available.

EASTER BLESSINGS: May the Risen Christ fill 
your heart with His joy and peace. I will remember 
all our parishioners in the Easter Masses it is my 
privilege to offer. – Father Myers

Weekly Bulletin items for April 1, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012 Palm Sunday
8:00 AM     In Honor of St. George for Cardinal George Alencherry 
(Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Aul)
11:30 AM     For the Birthday and Spiritual Wellbeing of Edward Moan Sr. (Michelle Midgley)
MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012 Monday of Holy Week
7:00 PM     Living & Deceased Members of the Hoechreiter Family 
(James Paras Family)
TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012 Tuesday of Holy Week
7:00 PM     For the Health & Welfare of Joseph Rikk Jr. & his Family 
(Maria Rikk)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012 Wednesday of Holy Week
7:00 PM     For the Birthday & Spiritual Welfare of Jesse Moan 
(Michelle Midgley)
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012 Holy Thursday
7:00 PM     For All Priests Who Serve the Latin Mass Community
FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012     Good Friday
12:00 NOON Confessions & Stations of the Cross
1 :30 PM     Sacred Liturgy
SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2012 Easter Vigil
10:00 PM     For the Living & Deceased Members of the Latin Mass 
Community
SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2012 EASTER SUNDAY
11:30 AM Mass of the Resurrection
In Gratitude for the Canonical Establishment of the Holy 
Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese

MAKING YOUR EASTER DUTY:  Our Holy Mother the Church directs all Catholics who have reached the age of reason (seven years old) to confess their sins in the Sacrament of Penance and receive our Lord in Holy Communion at least once from the First Sunday in Lent (February 26 this year) and Holy Trinity Sunday (June 3). This is a serious obligation for all Catholics, in particular for parents raising their children in the Faith.

ETERNAL REST: We ask the Lord for His mercy on the soul of James Hayes, our parishioner who died recently, and for the consolation of his wife and family. May he rest in peace.

BAPTISM CONGRATULATIONS to little Charles Thomas Kail, son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kail, who was recently baptized at St. Boniface. May the Lord bless this new Catholic and his family with His Grace.

LEARNING THE LITURGY: Each day of Holy Week the Church offers us powerful lessons in the Sacred Scriptures at Mass, for all four accounts of the Passion of our Lord are read in the course of the week; the Preface of the Passion speaks of salvation wrought on the wood of the Cross (as death came from a tree so life might be restored by a tree, and as the evil one was victorious by a tree, he might be overcome from a tree); you will notice that the comforting Psalm 42 at the Prayers of the Foot of the Altar is omitted from the Mass, as well as the use of the Gloria Patri throughout the Mass. On Holy Wednesday the tabernacle is left empty at the end of Mass and the Blessed Sacrament is removed from the church. There is no last Gospel during Holy Week and the Prayers after Low Mass are not recited. The entire “Orate Fratres” is recited aloud so that each one may remember the union he should have with Christ’s Sacrifice on the Cross now made present on the altar. No Saints are commemorated at Mass and the liturgy of the Church is stark and somber as we dwell upon the suffering of the Lord, and raise our hearts and minds to the impending Victory of Christ in the Resurrection.

THE SEVEN CHURCH WALK: It has long been a custom for Catholics to visit seven different churches on Holy Thursday evening. A group of pilgrims going from the Latin Mass Community visits Epiphany, St. Benedict the Moor,  Old St. Patrick, St. Stanislaus, Immaculate Heart of Mary, and St. Paul Cathedral, in addition to St. Boniface. If you are interested in going, please call 412-885-0615.

Weekly Bulletin items for March 25, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012 Passion Sunday
8:00 AM     In Honor of St. John Vianney for Spiritual and Temporal 
Welfare of Fr. Myers (Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Aul)
11:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Ruth Zeller 
(Joseph and MaryWakelin)
MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012 Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
12:00 Noon     Repose of the Soul of Virginia Waskiewicz (Mr. and Mrs. Randal Kotwica)
TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012 Feria
7:00 PM     For the continued success of Family Business (Anonymous)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012 Feria
6:00 PM     Repose of the Soul of Karen Houston (Bill and Gerry Redic)
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012 Feria
9:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Thomas Rutkoski 
(James Paras Family)
FRIDAY, MARCH 30,2012     Feria
Stations Of the Cross followed by Mass
7:00 PM     Living and Deceased Members ofthe Lavigne, Lessard, Loiselle, Paine & Simelis Families (Mrs. Simelis)
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 Feria
9:00 AM     In Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe for our Country and its 
Leaders (Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Aul)
SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012 Palm Sunday
8:00 AM     In Honor of St. George for Cardinal George Alencherry 
(Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Aul)
11:30 AM     For the Birthday and Spiritual Wellbeing of Edward Moan 
(Michelle Midgley)

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER: Please note a change in Mass times: The High Mass on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday is at 11:30 AM, and during Holy Week, the Monday through Thursday Masses are at 7 PM. Confessions will be heard Monday through Thursday of Holy Week at 6:30 PM and Good Friday at 12:00 Noon. No Confessions on Holy Saturday or on Easter Sunday. The Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday liturgies will all be solemn high, as we are joined by Fr. Cyprian, OSB, and Fr. Joseph, OFM Cap.  Welcome to these two devoted priests.

  • Holy Thursday, April 5,  Solemn High Mass at 7 PM, followed by Eucharistic Procession, stripping of the altar, and adoration of the Most Holy Eucharist until midnight.
  • Good Friday, April 6, Confessions and Stations of the Cross at noon, Sermon at 1 PM, and Sacred Liturgy at 1:30PM, including the chanted Passion, solemn prayers of intercession, veneration of the cross, and Holy Communion.
  • Holy Saturday, April 7, Solemn High Mass at 10 PM, including blessing of new fire, the Exultet, blessing of baptismal water, renewal of baptismal vows, and the Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection.
  • Easter Sunday, April 8, no early Mass, Solemn High Mass at 11:30AM.

HELP NEEDED: On Monday, March 26, following the noon Mass, we will be installing the new hymn inserts into our LMC song books. Since there are 300 books, this will require some concerted effort. We will also need volunteers to iron vestments and to launder the solemn surplices of the altar boys in preparation for Easter.

YOUR GENEROSITY IS OUTSTANDING! The solemn high Mass vestments have been paid for with donations in honor of John & Lucille Caputo and John & Elizabeth Strick and in thanksgiving to St. Joseph.

Weekly Bulletin items for March 18, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 Fourth Sunday in Lent
8:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of John Zigarovich 
(David and Susan Zigarovich)
11:00 AM     Repose of the Souls of Steve & Lucille Elnyczky and Patty Schneider (Judy & Angie Elnyczky)
MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 Saint Joseph
12:00 Noon     Repose of the Soul of Joseph F. Jurkovich 
(Kay F. Byrne)
TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2011 Feria
7:00 PM     Repose of the Souls of Pauline & Antoni Salinski 
(Family)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012 Feria
6:00 PM     Emily Paras (James Paras Family)
THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2011 Feria
9:00 AM     Spiritual & Temporal Welfare of Kathryn & Oliver 
Sherwin (Susan Sherwin)
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012     Feria
Stations of the Cross followed by Mass
7:00 PM     Living & Deceased Members of the So Family 
(James Paras Family)
SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012 Feria
9:00 AM     Vema Speicher (Joseph & Mary Wakelin)
SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2011 Fifth Sunday in Lent
8:00 AM     In Honor of St. John Vianney for Spiritual & 
Temporal Welfare of Fr. Myers
(Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Aul)
11:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Ruth Zeller 
(Joseph & Mary Wakelin)

LAETARE SUNDAY: The fourth Sunday in the Lenten season takes its title from the first word of the Introit of the Mass. We are reminded to rejoice – just as in the Advent season – for our salvation is near at hand. We endure times of suffering and penance in order to prepare ourselves for the redemption wrought in the Blood of Christ shed on Good Friday and in His glorious Easter Resurrection.

BLESSED SAINT JOSEPH! The Silent Saint, Foster-father of the Son of God, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Protector of the Church, Pillar of Families, Terror of Demons: and on and on runs the list of titles for the humble, hard-working man chosen by God the Father to nurture His Son and protect the Mother of God. His Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 19 at 12:00 Noon, followed by the Litany of Saint Joseph. We should thank him for his special care of our Latin Mass Community.

NEW VESTMENTS: The long-awaited vestments we have ordered are available in the sacristy for you to see: the four fine Belgian lace albs for solemn Masses (these are all paid for), the new red vestments (also generously paid for), and the solemn high Mass vestments (about $2300 remain on these vestments). A donation has been made toward these vestments in loving memory of Vincent and Stella Myers. May God have mercy on their souls. The veneration cross for Good Friday is on its way and will soon be here.

Weekly Bulletin items for March 11, 2012
MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012 Third Sunday in Lent
8:00 AM Repose of the Souls of Karl & Helen Zeller (Joseph & Mary Wakelin)
11:00 AM For Sandy Zeher (James Paras Family)
MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012 Feria – Confessions before both Masses
9:00 AM Margaret & Martin Howard
7:00 PM Repose of the Souls of Andy & Louise Smydo (Joe and Kristy Smydo),
TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012 Feria – Confessions before both Masses
9:00 AM Repose of the Sou! of Jennifer Sulinski (Family)
7:00 PM Elizabeth Paras (James Paras Family)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012 Feria – Confessions before both Masses
9:00 AM Fr. Myers (James Paras Family)
7:00 PM Repose of the Soul of Frank Otuyce (Bill & Gerry Redic)
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012 Feria
9:00 AM For the Spiritual Well Being of Nicholas Midgley (Michelle Midgley)
FRIDAY, MARCH 16 ,2012 Feria
Stations of the Cross followed by Mass
7:00 PM Repose of the Soul of Helen Portka
SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2012 Feria (St. Patrick)
9:00 AM Living & Deceased Members of the Rittay Family (James Paras Family)
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012 Fourth Sunday of Lent
8:00 AM Repose of the Soul of John Zigarovich (David and Susan Zigarovich)
11:00 AM Repose of the Souls of Steve & Lucille Elnyczky and Patty Schneider (Judy & Angie Elnyczky)

PRIVATE MASSES were celebrated recently by Father Myers for the repose of the souls of George Kotlinski and Michael Jablonski. May God grant them eternal rest.

KIND DONATIONS have been made toward the Solemn High Mass vestments in loving memory of Father Ronald Lawler, OFM Cap, and for the hand missals given to the fifth and sixth grade catechism students in loving memory of Carmella Esposito. Thanks you for your generosity and may the Lord bestow eternal life on those whom we are remembering with affection.

SHROUD OF TURIN: A presentation on the burial cloth of Our Lord, examining multiple evidence for its authenticity and the information it offers about the suffering and death of Christ, will be presented by Donald H. Nohs, associate general director of the “Confraternity of the Passion International,” on Sunday, March 18, 2012, at St. Paul Cathedral, Oakland. For more information, call 412-681-3191 or visit www.confraternityofthepassioninternational.org.

A THOUSAND BLESSINGS to all those who are Irish, and to all those who wish they were Irish, for the happy celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17. May the road rise up to meet you and the wind stay ever at your back, and may God always hold you in the hollow of His hand!

THANKS, MR. DYRWAL: Bill Dyrwal is the business manager for Holy Wisdom Parish, and over the last months, as we lost so many of our religious goods, Bill has acquired many things for our use: a new sedilia (the large bench for priest, deacon and subdeacon at a solemn high Mass), a chalice and paten with three ciboria for the Holy Eucharist (all newly replated in silver), as well as all the cassocks and surplices we now use (apart from the solemn surplices worn by the altar boys on Sundays outside of Lent which were generously donated by one of our families).  And there are so many more things Bill has done to assist me personally and our Latin Mass Community. We never should take his assistance for granted! God bless you, Mr. Dyrwal.

Weekly Bulletin items for March 4, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012 Second Sunday in Lent
8:00 AM        Repose of the Soul of Patricia Noullet (Bill & Gerry Redic)
11:00 AM       For the Souls in Purgatory(M/M Albert Brunn)
MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012 Feria
12:00 Noon      Margaret & Martin Howard
TUESDAY, MARCH 6,2012 Feria
7:00 PM         Repose of the Souls of Steve & Lucille Elnyczky & Patty Schneider (Judy & Angie Elnyczky)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012 Feria
6:00 PM         Repose of the Soul of Thomas Rutkoski (The Goetz Family)
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012 Feria
9:00 AM         For the Health & Welfare of Dorothy & Ed Kenna (Liz & Bob Blume)
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012       Feria
Stations of the Cross followed by Mass
7:00 PM         For the Spiritual Wellbeing & Birthday of Nicholas Midgley (Michelle Midgley)
SATURDAY, MARCH 10,2012 Feria
9:00 AM        For David Paras (James Paras Family)
SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012 Third Sunday in Lent
8:00 AM        Repose of the Souls of Karl & Helen Zeller (Joseph & Mary Wakelin)
11:00 AM        For Sandy Zeher (James Paras Family)

FATHER JAMES FRYAR, FSSP: Many of you will remember the Australian-born Father Fryar from his visits here for Holy Week services both as a seminarian and young priest. We’re happy to welcome him back for a visit on Wednesday, March 28. He will celebrate Mass that evening at 6PM and afterwards present a talk on the Confraternity of St. Peter, a lay arm of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter which is designed to promote vocations and help lay people in their spiritual growth. Welcome, Fr. Fryar. Please invite your friends.

ADULT EDUCATION DURING LENT: A course will be offered by Father Myers on four Sundays in Lent entitled “CHRIST IN THE MASS,” a series designed to help people become more intimate in prayer with our Blessed Lord through the Sacrifice of the Mass. Still to come:

  • March 18, “The Church of Christ in the Mass”
  • March 25, “Communion with Christ in the Mass”

All meetings will be at 9:15 in the church basement. Everyone is welcome and this is a great opportunity to invite potential new members and fallen-away Catholics back to the Sacraments.

SAINT OF THE WEEK, ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: This saint would be better identified as “Saint of the Millennium,” since his influence on the Church has extended in so many profound ways from his death in 1274 until our own day. A younger son of an Italian nobleman, he gave up the trappings of wealth and power in order to serve God as a Dominican priest. He became a philosopher and theologian, a professor and preacher with renown throughout Europe. Some historians suggest that St. Thomas brought the “Middle Ages” to a close and began the development of the Renaissance in southern Europe, by his emphasis on the ideas of the Greek, Jewish, and Muslim philosophers. St. Thomas is known best of all for his compendium of theology, “Summa Theologica,” which answers just about any question any human being has ever asked about God. In more modern times, St. Thomas has been praised by Popes as the master teacher of the Church, whose words are always faithful to Christ. His writings were enshrined on the altar next to the Bible at both the First Vatican Council (1870) and the Second (1960s). His feast day is March 7, the date on which God took him to Heaven.

Weekly Bulletin items for February 26, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012 First Sunday in Lent
8:00 AM     Health of Eric Jackson 
(David & Susan Zigarovich)
11:00 AM     Repose of the Souls of Steve & Lucille Elnyczky & Patty Schneider (Judy & Angie Elnyczky)
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012 Feria
12:00 Noon     Karen Paras (James Paras Family)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 Feria
7:00 PM     Margaret and Martin Howard
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 Ember Day
6:00 PM     Repose of the Soul of Thomas Rutkoski 
(James Paras Family)
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 Feria
9:00 AM     For the Spiritual Wellbeing of Kenneth Midgley Jr. 
(Michelle Midgley)
FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012 Ember Day – Stations of the Cross followed by Mass
7:00 PM     Repose of the Soul of Joseph Capan
(David & Amanda Capan)
SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012 Ember Day
9:00 AM     In Honor of the Eucharistic & Sacred Heart of Jesus and the 
Sorrowful & Immaculate Heart of Mary and for their 
intentions (Dr. Linda Rockey)
SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012 Second Sunday in Lent
8:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Patricia Noullet 
(Bill & Gerry Redic)
11:00 AM     For the Souls in Purgatory 
(M/M Albert Brunn)

EMBER DAYS: The spring Ember Days come this week on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Occurring four times a year (near the change in seasons), they are traditionally days of prayer and penance asking God for an increase in vocations to the Holy Priesthood and for the sanctification of the clergy. Not in recent history has it been so necessary for lay people to pray for their priests! To paraphrase Winston Churchill, never has so much prayer been needed from so many for so few.

FATHER JAMES FRYAR, FSSP: Many of you will remember the Australian-born Father Fryar from his visits here for Holy Week services both as a seminarian and young priest. We’re happy to welcome him back for a visit on Wednesday, March 28. He will celebrate Mass that evening at 6 PM and afterwards present a talk on the Confraternity of St. Peter, a lay arm of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter which is designed to promote vocations and help lay people in their spiritual growth. Welcome, Fr. Fryar. Please invite your friends.

BENEFACTOR BONANZA! The Good Friday veneration cross has been completely paid for with a donation in loving memory of Lorraine J. Raucci. Donations have been made toward the solemn high Mass vestments in loving memory of Helen Robinson and Madeline & William Gilroy. About $3000 remain to be paid for the solemn high Mass vestments. Your donations would be gratefully accepted (they are tax deductible, of course). If you are able to make a gift to the Latin Mass Community, please contact Fr. Myers and he will tell you how to go about doing it. As you have seen in the bulletin over the last weeks, we publish the names of the persons in whose memory these donations are given. May God bless you for your generous support of the Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese, and may He grant eternal life and joy to those in whose memory donations have been made.

ADULT EDUCATION DURING LENT: A course will be offered by Father Myers on four Sundays in Lent entitled “CHRIST IN THE MASS,” a series designed to help people become more intimate in prayer with our Blessed Lord through the Sacrifice of the Mass. February 26, “Titles of Christ in the Mass”; March 4, “The Sacrifice of Christ in the Mass”; March 18, “The Church of Christ in the Mass”; and March 25, “Communion with Christ in the Mass.” All meetings will be at 9:15 in the church basement. Everyone is welcome and this is a great opportunity to invite potential new members and fallen-away Catholics back to the Sacraments.

LENTEN RETREAT: Coming March 11-14, sponsored by the Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese here at St. Boniface Church, under the direction of Fr. Joseph Tuscan, OFM Cap. The theme will be “Why Stay Catholic?” Mass and Confessions will be offered each morning and evening, Monday through Wednesday, with different talks morning and evening. Plan now to attend and invite your friends and relatives.

PRIVATE MASSES have been offered by Father Myers in thanksgiving to God for our altar boys and their instructors, and for the living and deceased members of the Latin Mass Community choir.

Weekly Bulletin items for February 19, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2012 Quinquagesima Sunday
8:00 AM     Living & Deceased Members of the Lavigne, Lessard, 
Loiselle, Paine, & Simelis Families (Mrs. Simelis)
11:00 AM     In Love and Thanksgiving to the Most Holy Trinity 
(Dr. Linda Rockey)
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012 Feria
12:00 Noon     Repose of the Soul of Steve & Lucille Elnyczky & Patty 
Schneider (Judy & Angie Elnyczky)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012 Feria
7:00 PM     Margaret and Martin Howard
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012 ASH WEDNESDAY –
Followed by distribution of ashes
7:00 PM     For the Lenten 40 Days for Life Campaign to bring Blessings 
to Our Diocese (M/M Albert Brunn)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012 Feria
9:00 AM     Deceased Members of the Fiecht Family 
(Michelle Midgley)
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012     Feria
7:00 PM     Stations ofthe Cross followed by Mass 
Repose of the Soul of Willard O. Ashmore 
(Nicholas Ashmore)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2012 St. Matthias
9:00 AM     For James Paras (James Paras Family)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012 First Sunday in Lent
8:00 AM     Eric Jackson Fighting Leukemia 
(David & Susan Zigarovich)
11:00 AM     Repose of the Souls of Steve & Lucille Elnyczky & Patty 
Schneider (Judy & Angie Elnyczky)

GRATEFUL BEYOND WORDS! Thanks for the donations to pay for the new holy water bucket and sprinkler in loving memory of Stanley Grus, and for the Stations of the Cross booklets in loving memory of Peter and Victoria Szczepanik.  The Good Friday crucifix for veneration will be $800. A donation towards it for $100 has been made in honor of St. Andrew and St. Gabriel Possenti. We are still working on the new solemn high Mass vestments. Your donations would be gratefully accepted (they are tax deductible, of course). If you are able to make a gift to the Latin Mass Community, please contact Fr. Myers and he will tell you how to go about doing it. As you have seen in the bulletin over the last weeks, we publish the names of the persons in whose memory these donations are given. May God bless you for your generous support of the Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese, and may He grant eternal life and joy to those in whose memory donations have been made.

LENTEN FAST AND ABSTINENCE: Abstinence means refraining from meat (either completely or partially) and fasting means eating only one large meal while having two smaller ones and no eating in between meals. In modern Church law (Code of 1983), abstinence applies to those 14 and older on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent, while fasting applies to those 18 and older and is for only Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. In former Church law (Code of 1917), abstinence applies to those 7 and older, complete on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent, and partial on the other days of Lent, while fasting applies to those 21 and older on all the weekdays of Lent (Not on Sundays or solemnities).

DAILY PRAYER FORMULA:  This is a prayer of perseverance: once a day, every day, kneeling (if possible). God loves a humble heart. 1) True sorrow for personal sin, and original sin, for which we are all responsible. 2) From your heart, forgive anyone who has ever hurt you. Name names. 3) Thank God for what He’s given you. Praise God for sacrificing His Son for us. 4) Offer yourself completely and unconditionally to God, and tell Him that you want to perform the mission for which you have been created. 5) Ask for the full release of the Holy Spirit within you: the tongue of the fire of Pentecost.

Weekly Bulletin items for February 12, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012 Sexagesima Sunday
8:00 AM     For the Health and Welfare of Miss Logan Himich 
(Gretchen O’Neill)
11:00 AM     For the Living and Deceased Members of the 
Latin Mass Community
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012 Feria
12:00 Noon     In Honor of Saints Lucy and Raphael in Thanksgiving 
(Raymond Aul and Family)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012 St. Valentine
7 :00 PM     Repose of the Soul of of Mildred Valentich (David and Amanda Capan)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15,2012 Feria
6:00 PM     Repose of the Soul of Russell Gadomski (Mr. and Mrs. Randal Kotwica)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16,2012 Feria
9:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Dominec DiBucci 
(Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brunn)
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Feria
9:00 AM     Vema Speicher (Joseph & Mary Wakelin)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2012 Feria
9:00 AM Margaret and Martin Howard
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2012 Quinquagesima Sunday
8:00 AM     For the Living and Deceased Members of the Lavigne, 
Lessard, Loiselle, Paine & Simelis Families (Mrs. Simelis)
11:00 AM     In Love and Thanksgiving to the Most Holy Trinity 
(Dr. Linda Rockey)

THANKS A MILLION! You may wish to donate for the new holy water bucket and sprinkler ($110) and the new station booklets (300 of them) are $160. Another thing we will need to get is a new crucifix for veneration on Good Friday. A bid for this is being prepared now. Your donations would be gratefully accepted (they are tax deductible, of course). If you are able to make this gift to the Latin Mass Community, please contact Fr. Myers and he will tell you how to go about doing it. As you have seen in the bulletin over the last weeks, we publish the names of the persons in whose memory these donations are given. May God bless you for your generous support of the Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese, and may He grant eternal life and joy to those in whose memory donations have been made.

ADULT EDUCATION DURING LENT: A course will be offered by Father Myers on four Sundays in Lent entitled “CHRIST IN THE MASS,” a series designed to help people become more intimate in prayer with our Blessed Lord through the Sacrifice of the Mass.

  • February 26, “Titles of Christ in the Mass”
  • March 4, “The Sacrifice of Christ in the Mass”
  • March 18, “The Church of Christ in the Mass”
  • March 25, “Communion with Christ in the Mass”

All meetings will be at 9:15 in the church basement. Everyone is welcome and this is a great opportunity to invite potential new members and fallen-away Catholics back to the Sacraments.

LENTEN FAST AND ABSTINENCE: Abstinence means refraining from meat (either completely or partially) and fasting means eating only one large meal while having two smaller ones and no eating in between meals. In modern Church law (Code of 1983), abstinence applies to those 14 and older on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent, while fasting applies to those 18 and older and is for only Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. In former Church law (Code of 1917), abstinence applies to those 7 and older, complete on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent, and partial on the other days of Lent, while fasting applies to those 14 and older on all the weekdays of Lent (Not on Sundays or solemnities).

Weekly Bulletin items for February 5, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2012 Septuagesima Sunday
8:00 AM     For the David Ricupero Family (M/M Albert Brunn)
11:00 AM     Souls in Purgatory who have no one to pray for them 
(Joe and Kristy Smydo)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 St. Titus
12:00 Noon     Joan Shovel (James Paras Family)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012 St. Romuald
7:00 PM     Repose of the Soul of of Mary Lou Wirth (David and Amanda Capan)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012 St. John of Matha
6:00 PM     Repose of the Soul of Cyrilla Lane (Bill and Gerry Redic)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 St. Cyril of Alexandria
9:00 AM     For the Temporal and Spiritual Well Being of Edward Moan, III (Michelle Midgley)
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 St. Scholastica
9:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Catherine Jurkovich (Kay F. BYl11e)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2012 Our Lady of Lourdes
9:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Anna Mastrean 
(Dave and Amanda Capan)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012 Sexagesima Sunday
8:00 AM     For the Health and Welfare of Miss Logan Himich 
(Gretchen O’Neill)
11:00 AM     For the Living and Deceased Members of the 
Latin Mass Community

HOW KIND IS YOUR GOODNESS! A donation has been made toward the new altar boy torches in honor of St. Lucy. Donations have been made toward the new solemn high Mass vestments in honor of beloved parents Simon & Barbara Koenig and Domenic & Ella Montouri, and in thanksgiving for God’s many blessings. The new holy water bucket and sprinkler are $110 and the new station booklets (300 of them) are $160. Another thing we will need to get is a new crucifix for veneration on Good Friday. A bid for this is being prepared now. Your donations would be gratefully accepted (they are tax deductible, of course). If you are able to make this gift to the Latin Mass Community, please contact Fr. Myers and he will tell you how to go about doing it. As you have seen in the bulletin over the last weeks, we publish the names of the persons in whose memory these donations are given. May God bless you for your generous support of the Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese, and may He grant eternal life and joy to those in whose memory donations have been made.

BABY UPDATE: Little Sylvester Smith is still in Children’s Hospital, recovering from the accident in which he was struck and run over by an eighteen wheeler truck. Skin grafts on his backside are taking a long time to heal. His parents hope to have him home in two more weeks.

ETERNAL REST: Our prayers for the repose of these beloved deceased are requested: Janet Martin, John Wiktorowski, Mary Kehoe, and Mike Jablonski.  Janet washed and ironed the altar linens for many years, John, just shy of 100 years old, was man of depth faith, and Mike was a long time member of the Latin Mass Community choir.  May the Lord comfort their families with His consolation. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Weekly Bulletin items for January 29, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012 Fourth Sunday After Epiphany
8:00 AM     Smydo Children (Joe & Kristy Smydo)
11:00 AM     Grace Greener
MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012 St. Martina
12:00 Noon     For Successful Surgery & Healing for Christopher Tomak 
(M/M Albert Brunn)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 St. John Bosco
7:00 PM     Mass for recovery of Nathan Hemey 
(Robert & Ann Brierton)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012 St. Ignatius of Antioch
6:00 PM     Guerino Guilli
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9:00 AM     For the Spiritual Well Being of Michael Moan 
(Michelle Midgley)
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012 St. Blaise
Followed by Holy Hour & Benediction
7:00 PM     For all the Church Suffering (Dr. Linda Rockey)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2012 St. Andrew Corsini
9:00 AM     Norma Faust
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2012 Septuagesima Sunday
8:00 AM     For the David Ricupero Family (M/M Albert Brunn)
11:00 AM     Souls in Purgatory who have no one to pray for them 
(Joe and Kristy Smydo)

YOUR GENEROSITY IS GREAT! We are still looking for donors to help pay for the new solemn high Mass vestments, which will be $4,874. The new red vestments have now been pledged. Both sets of vestments should be here in the next month or two. All four solemn Mass priest albs have already been paid for, the most recent two in loving memory of Albert and Irene Blume, and John and Catherine Kennelly. Candles to be used for the Sanctus Candle, a new candle lighter, and three new priest cinctures have been donated in loving memory of Robert Carrig. Another thing we will need to get is a new crucifix for veneration on Good Friday. A bid for this is being prepared now. Your donations would be gratefully accepted (they are tax deductible, of course). If you are able to make this gift to the Latin Mass Community, please contact Fr. Myers and he will tell you how to go about doing it. As you have seen in the bulletin over the last weeks, we publish the names of the persons in whose memory these donations are given. May God bless you for your generous support of the Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese, and may He grant eternal life and joy to those in whose memory donations have been made.
BLESSING OF THROATS will be administered on Friday, February 3, before the 7PM Mass, Saturday, February 4, after the 9AM Mass, and Sunday, February 5, before the 8AM Mass and following the 11AM Mass,

YOUR FAMILY ROSARY ‘ON THE AIR’: If you would like to record your family praying the Rosary for broadcast on WAOB Radio, please contact Tom Nypaver at 412-310-1188, or tnypaver@hotmail.com, for more information. If using email, put “Radio Rosary” in the subject line.

LATIN MASS COMMUNITY YOUNG ADULT GROUP: To join or make inquiries, contact robert.waruszewski@gmail.com. A tour of St. Anthony’s Chapel of Relics on Troy Hill is planned for January 29, from 4 to 6PM. Bible Study is held each Thursday at 7:30 in Ross Township.
CONFRATERNITY OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT meets each First Saturday in the church basement, following the 9AM Mass. The Confraternity is a Eucharistic centered group, following the spiritual direction of St. Peter Julian Eymard (1811-1868), the founder of the confraternity. This is a rich and spiritually rewarding program to deepen your faith and life as a Catholic. You are welcome to come and see for yourself.

LENTEN RETREAT: Coming March 11-14, sponsored by the Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese here at St. Boniface, under the direction of Fr. Joseph Tuscan, OFM Cap. The theme will be “Why Stay Catholic?” Plan now to attend and invite your friends and relatives. More information will be coming in the next weeks.
LENTEN SCHEDULE:

  • Ash Wednesday, February 22, High Mass at 7PM followed by distribution of ashes.
  • Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, each Wednesday of Lent after 6PM Mass (except Ash Wednesday).
  • Stations of the Cross, each Friday during Lent at 7PM, followed by Mass (except Good Friday).
  • Pilgrimage to St. Paul Monastery, Southside, Saturday, February 25, following Mass.
  • Confraternity of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Saturday, March 3, following Mass.
  • Pilgrimage to St. Anthony Chapel, Troy Hill, Saturday, March 10, following Mass.
  • Prayer in reparation for Abortion, Saturday, March 17, following Mass.
  • Pilgrimage to Holy Stairs at Old St. Patrick, Strip District, Saturday, March 24, following Mass.
  • Viewing of the movie, “The Passion of the Christ”, in Norbert Hall, Saturday, March 31, following Mass.

Weekly Bulletin items for January 22, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012 Third Sunday After Epiphany
8:00 AM     In Thanksgiving
11 :00 AM     Deceased Members of the Craig Family 
(Joe & Kristy Smydo)
MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012 St. Raymond of’ Penafort
12:00 Noon     Living & Deceased Members of the Lavigne, Lessard, Loiselle, Paine & Simelis Families (Mrs. Simelis)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012 St. Timothy
7:00 PM     Repose of the Soul of Nancy Osborne (David Witter)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012 Conversion of St. Paul
6:00 PM     Repose of the Soul of Sr. M. Helen Seidel, OSB 
(Friends at LMC)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012 St. Polycarp
9:00 AM     Seth Moan for Spiritual Well Being 
(Michelle Midgley)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012 St. John Chrysostom
9:00 AM     All Souls in Purgatory, Especially Deceased Members of 
FOSS (Susan Sherwin)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2012 St. Peter Nolasco
9:00 AM     Deceased Members of the Smydo Family 
(Joe & Kristy Smydo)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012 Fourth Sunday After Epiphany
8:00 AM     Smydo Children (Joe & Kristy Smydo)
11:00 AM     Grace Greener

MANY THANKS TO OUR BENEFACTORS: A donation has been made toward the new altar boy torches in loving memory of Marie Dilts.  Another $300 is still owed for the torches.  The new solemn high Mass vestments will be $4874 and the new red vestments will be $3498. The three new priest albs have been donated in loving memory of Charles Heidenreich. Of the four solemn Mass priest albs ($450 per alb) two have already been paid for, the most recent in loving memory of Richard Gannon II. Another thing we will need to get is a new crucifix for veneration on Good Friday. A bid for this is being prepared now. Your donations would be gratefully accepted (they are tax deductible, of course). If you are able to make this gift to the Latin Mass Community, please contact Fr. Myers and he will tell you how to go about doing it. As you have seen in the bulletin over the last weeks, we publish the names of the persons in whose memory these donations are given. May God bless you for your generous support of the Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese, and may He grant eternal life and joy to those in whose memory donations have been made.

BLESSING OF THROATS will be administered on Friday, February 3, before the 7PM Mass, Saturday, February 4, after the 9AM Mass, and Sunday, February 5, before the 8AM Mass and following the 11AM Mass.

YOUR FAMILY ROSARY ‘ON THE AIR’: If you would like to record your family praying the Rosary for broadcast on WAOB Radio, please contact Tom Nypaver at 412-310-1188, or tnypaver@hotmail.com, for more information. If using email, put “Radio Rosary” in the subject line.

DAY OF PENANCE, JANUARY 23: The Catholic Bishops of the United States have asked all Catholics to observe Monday, January 23, as a day of prayer and penance in reparation for the sin of abortion and in defense of the sanctity of human life. You may wish to observe this penitential day by fast and abstinence, or by saying the Stations of the Cross, or by adding an extra Rosary to your daily prayers.

FUNERAL NOTIFICATION: Just subscribe to our Latin Mass Community website and an automatic notification will be sent to you for any requiem Masses offered at St. Boniface Church.

Weekly Bulletin items for January 15, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012 Second Sunday After Epiphany
8:00 AM     In Thanksgiving
11:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Dr. Robert C. Lohman (Dr. Katherine Calabria)
MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012 St. Marcellus
12:00 Noon     Repose of the Soul of Mary Kehoe
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 St. Anthony of Egypt
7:00 PM     James Paras Family (James Paras Family)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012 St. Prisca
6:00 PM     Repose of the Soul of Alexander A. Peto (Mrs. Maria Rikk)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 St. Canute
9:00 AM     Kayla Moan for Spiritual Well being 
(Michelle Midgley)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20,2012 Ss. Fabian & Sebastian
9:00 AM     Mass for Recovery of Nathan Herney (Robert & Ann Brierton)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012 St. Agnes
9:00 AM     Norma Faust
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012 Third Sunday After Epiphany
8:00 AM     In Thanksgiving
11:00 AM     Deceased Members of the Craig Family 
(Joe and Kristy Smydo)

YOUR KIND GENEROSITY: A donation has been made toward the new altar boy torches in loving memory of Margaret S. Fletcher.  Another $300 is still owed for the torches.  The new solemn high Mass vestments will be $4874 and the new red vestments will be $3498. We are also ordering three new priest albs of various sizes for daily use (about $150 per alb) and four solemn Mass priest albs ($450 per alb). One of these solemn Mass albs has been donated in loving memory of Charles Heidenreich. Another thing we will need to get is a new crucifix for veneration on Good Friday. A bid for this is being prepared now. Your donations would be gratefully accepted (they are tax deductible, of course). If you are able to make this gift to the Latin Mass Community, please contact Fr. Myers and he will tell you how to go about doing it. As you have seen in the bulletin over the last weeks, we publish the names of the persons in whose memory these donations are given. May God bless you for your generous support of the Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese, and may He grant eternal life and joy to those in whose memory donations have been made.

OUR SEMINARIANS: It is so important that we pray for and support our seminarians preparing for the holy priesthood. Studying for the Institute of Christ the King, we have Edward Ablang and Matthew Walter. Eddie has already received several minor orders, and Matthew is beginning his study of philosophy. Studying for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, we have Fred Gruber, a deacon at the North American College in Rome. Fred will be ordained a priest in June. At St. Paul Seminary in Pittsburgh, preparing to enter the theological seminary, are Alek Schrenk and Dan Waruszewski. In addition, two more seminarians, Alex Zimmerman and Dan D’Antonio, are former members of our Latin Mass Community and are now studying for the Diocese of Pittsburgh. And finally, another young man, Nicholas Ashmore, although not formally a member of the Latin Mass Community — although he was greatly influenced by the Traditional Latin Mass here at St. Boniface, has entered the seminary for a diocese in Kansas. A number of other young men have expressed their interest in the priesthood, so we want to pray for them as well. And, for the first time, a young woman from the parish has entered into a discernment process in order to join a traditional order of nuns. We all wish them well and offer our prayers for their perseverance.

SAINT OF THE WEEK, SAINT AGNES: In his eminent liturgical commentary, The Liturgical Year, Abbot Gueranger provides us a beautiful tribute to this virgin-martyr, who died at Rome in the year 304 at the age of only thirteen. Agnes was a member of a noble family in Rome and she gave up her life in torture rather than defile her virginity promised to our Lord Jesus Christ. In respect for her great faith, Holy Mother Church has offered this young saint two tributes. Her name is enshrined in the Roman Canon of the Mass so that her martyrdom is forever associated with the Sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross, perpetuated throughout time in the Mass, and on her feast day the Pope blesses the wool which will be used for the pallia bestowed on archbishops throughout the world, a sign of their communion with the Pope, the Vicar of Christ. Agnes’ name, of course, comes from the Latin word for lamb, agnus. St. Agnes was a particular favorite saint of St. Therese, our patroness.

Weekly Bulletin items for January 8, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012     Feast of the Holy Family
8:00 AM     Theresa DeMarca
11:00 AM     In Thanksgiving to the Blessed Mother & St. Therese of the Child Jesus & The Holy Face (Dr. Linda Rockey)

MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012 Feria of Epiphanytide
12:00 Noon     For the Intentions of the Confraternity of St. Peter 
(Lawrence Koenig)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012 Feria of Epiphanytide
7:00 PM     Marg Bosniak
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012 Feria of Epiphanytide
6:00 PM     Sam Caruso
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012 Feria of Epiphanytide
9:00 AM     Zachary Moan for Spiritual Wellbeing 
(Michelle Midgley)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012 Baptism of Our Lord
9:00 AM     Deceased Members of the Smydo Family 
(Joe & Kristy Smydo)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2012 St. Hilary
9:00 AM     Joseph Chessic
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012 Second Sunday After Epiphany
8:00 AM     In Thanksgiving
11:00 AM     Repose of the Soul of Dr. Robert C. Lohman 
(Dr. Katherine Calabria)

GENEROUS DONATIONS: A donation has been made toward the new altar boy torches in loving memory of Marietta Esposito.  Another $1077 is still owed for the torches.  The new altar cards were donated in loving memory of Bob & Mary Ann Stroyne. (For those of you who don’t recognize their name, Bob and Mary Ann were founding members of the Latin Mass Community in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, and we owe them an enormous debt of gratitude.) The nuptial Mass booklets (100) cost $240. The new solemn high Mass vestments will be about $5000 and the new red vestments will be almost $3000. We are also ordering three new priest albs of various sizes for daily use (about $150 per alb) and four solemn Mass priest albs ($450 per alb). Your donations would be gratefully accepted (they are tax deductible, of course). If you are able to make this gift to the Latin Mass Community, please contact Fr. Myers and he will tell you how to go about doing it. As you have seen in the bulletin over the last weeks, we publish the names of the persons in whose memory these donations are given. May God bless you for your generous support of the Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese, and may He grant eternal life and joy to those in whose memory donations have been made.

USHERS NEEDED: Volunteers are needed to begin the new usher program which will start with the new year. Please talk to Fr. Myers if you are interested in being an usher at Mass, and he will explain the responsibilities and requirements set up by the diocese. New ushers are needed in particular at the 8:00 Mass. And note that this would only be once a month.

LEARNING THE LITURGY, CHRISTMASTIDE AND EPIPHANYTIDE: The “tide” on the end of Christmas and Epiphany is an old English form of the word “time.” It indicates the liturgical season in which the Church offers us instruction in theology, liturgy, and spirituality. The Christmas/Epiphany season is so chock full of important days that is easy to overlook what they have to teach us. The three individual Masses for Christmas offer the believer a meditation on the historical Birth of the Savior 2000 years ago (Christmas Eve Mass), the Birth of Christ in the human heart (Mass of Christmas morning), and the eternal generation of the Divine Son by the Father (Mass of Christmas day). During the following Christmas Octave, each day at Mass we revisit the themes of Christmas itself, pondering with Mary for 8 days the events of Christ’s Birth. On the Octave Day itself (New Year’s Day), we recognize the Circumcision of the Savior – His first shedding of Blood for our salvation. Then come the wonderful feast of the Most Holy Name, and the Epiphany (“Revelation”) of Christ, which signifies not only the arrival of the Wise Men, but also the Baptism of the Lord in the Jordan River and the Wedding Feast of Cana. There is so much for our prayer and meditation condensed into just a couple weeks. Don’t miss the opportunity afforded by the Church’s Christmas liturgies to understand your Savior more deeply.

MARCH FOR LIFE: Holy Wisdom Parish will sponsor a bus to the March for Life in Washington, DC, on January 23. Cost is $35, but students pay $20. To reserve a seat, please call Liz Blume (412-488-7934) or Barbara Lewis (412-486-0227).

Weekly Bulletin items for January 1, 2012

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2012     Octave Day of Christmas
8:00 AM     For Peace in the World, the Church, and Families
11:00 AM     For the Priests Who Serve the Latin Mass Community
MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2012 Most Holy Name of Jesus
12:00 Noon     Sam Caruso
TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012 Christmas Feria
7:00 PM     Margaret & Martin Howard
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2012 St. Elizabeth Seton
6:00 PM     Repose of the Souls of Andy & Louise Smydo
(Joe & Kristy Smydo)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012 St. John Neumann
9:00 AM     Jesse Moan for Spiritual Wellbeing 
(Michelle Midgley)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012 Epiphany of the Lord 
(Followed by Holy Hour & Benediction)
7:00 PM     For the Priests of the Latin Mass Community 
(Agnes Tallarico)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2012 Christmas Feria
9:00 AM     Anita Grilli
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012     Feast of the Holy Family
8:00 AM     Theresa DeMarca
11:00 AM     In Thanksgiving to the Blessed Mother & St. Therese
of the Child Jesus & the Holy Face (Dr. Linda Rockey)

CHRISTMAS GRATITUDE: I extend my warmest gratitude to all of you who offered me such kind and generous good wishes for the Christmas holidays. I appreciate your kind words so much, and the support that you offer for my priestly ministry. May God reward you for your thoughtfulness. Fr. Myers, Chaplain

DONATIONS ARE NEEDED: The new altar boy torches for the High Mass (8 of them) cost $1377. The nuptial Mass booklets (100) cost $240. The new solemn high Mass vestments will be about $5000 and the new red vestments will be almost $3000. We are also ordering three new priest albs of various sizes for daily use (about $150 per alb) and four solemn Mass priest albs ($450 per alb). The new set of altar cards costs $154.76. Your donations would be gratefully accepted (they are tax deductible, of course). If you are able to make this gift to the Latin Mass Community, please approach Fr. Myers and he will tell you how to go about doing it. As you have seen in the bulletin over the last weeks, we publish the names of the persons in whose memory these donations are given. May God bless you for your generous support of the Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese.

USHERS NEEDED: Volunteers are needed to begin the new usher program which will start with the new year. Please talk to Fr. Myers if you are interested in being an usher at Mass, and he will explain the responsibilities and requirements set up by the diocese. New ushers are needed in particular at the 8:00 Mass. And note that this would only be once a month.

URGENT PRAYERS REQUESTED: For Sylvester Smith, son of our parishioners M/M Tom Smith, just about 1 ½ years old. He was hit by a truck and is recovering in Childrens’ Hospital. Also, please pray for Nathan Harney, grandson of our parishioners M/M Robert Brierton (also 1 ½) who has Tay-Sachs Syndrome, a very rare degenerative neurological disease. You can read further about this at www.nathanharney.com. May God heal these little ones and support their families.

MARCH FOR LIFE: Holy Wisdom Parish will sponsor a bus to the March for Life in Washington, DC, on January 23. Cost is $35, but students pay $20. To reserve a seat, please call Liz Blume (412-488-7934) or Barbara Lewis (412-487-0227).

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