2011 Bulletin Items

Weekly Bulletin items for December 25

MASS INTENTIONS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2011 Mass of Christmas Night
9:00 PM Welfare of the Members of the Holy Wisdom Parish 
Latin Mass Community of St. Therese
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2011 The Nativity of The Lord
11 :00 AM Repose of the Souls of Vincent, SteIla, Bernie &
Carol Myers (Fr. Kenneth Myers)

MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011 St. Stephen
12:00 Noon Smydo Children (Joe & Kristy Smydo)
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011 St. John
7:00 PM Repose of the Soul of David T. Buckley
(Friends at the Latin Mass Community)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2011 Holy Innocents
6:00 PM Robert Paras Family (James Paras Family)
THURSDAY,DECEMBER 29,2011 Christmas Feria
9:00 AM George Paras (James Paras Family)
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011 Christmas Feria
9:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Edward L. Stewart (Family)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2011 Christmas Feria
9:00 AM For the Members of the Latin Mass Community
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

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS: May God our Father, Who loves us so much that He has sent us His Son to be our Savior, bless you and those you love with every grace which you need. May He touch the hearts of those who are lonely, or feel unwanted, with His love. May He bring back to the life of Grace those who have wandered away from Him through sin. May He heal those who are injured, may He bring peace to hearts and to governments around the world. May the Lord bless and strengthen our Latin Mass Community, and each member of the Community. May He reward you for your many kindnesses to me. With gratitude and affection, Father Myers, Chaplain

THANKS SO MUCH: To the donors who have provided our Latin Mass Community with 200 new red missals, given in loving memory of Joseph and Anna Paris, and Joseph and Sophie Miller. May God bless these benefactors and grant eternal life to their beloved departed. Another gift we received was from one of our altar boys, Andrew Cain, who made the beautiful red altar frontal you see during the Christmas season. We will use it again for the Feast of Pentecost. Andrew also made two new linen covers for the Communion patens which the altar boys hold. God’s blessings to you, Andrew.

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.

FR. EUGENE DOUGHERTY served our Latin Mass Community as the second chaplain and was responsible in particular for getting us securely established here at St. Boniface Church. We all owe him a debt of gratitude, especially for the influence he had in inspiring so many of our members to pursue a priestly vocation. Father is now in retirement at St. John Vianney Manor, 2600 Morange Road, Pgh., Pa. 15205.

EPIPHANY PARTY: A party celebrating our Lord’s Birth for families with little children, on Saturday, January 7, 2012 in Norbert Hall, following the 9AM Mass until noon. Please bring bagels, muffins, donuts or fruit to share. RSVP at pwrabley@hotmail.com by January 4. If you would like to help, please call Peggy Wrabley at 412-922-0439.

LEARNING THE LITURGY, THE CHRISTMAS PREFACE: Perhaps one of the most profound prayers in the entire Roman Missal is the Preface of the Nativity: “for through the Mystery of the Word made flesh, new radiance from Thy glory hath so shone on the eye of the soul that the recognition of our God made visible draweth us to love what is invisible.” Consider the meaning of “the eye of the soul.” That’s the vision that God has provided to every man and woman, even to little children, so that we can turn our gaze towards our hearts and see there what virtue and goodness – or what sin and vice – we reveal to God Himself as He looks at our souls. This is what it takes to examine our conscience. We look upon our own sinfulness, but we also, and more importantly, see the mercy and power of our gracious God at work in our lives. The invisible God is made visible to the eye of the soul for all those who look upon Jesus Christ with faith.

Weekly Bulletin items for December 18

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011 Fourth Sunday of Advent
8:00 AM Edward Zeher Family (James Paras Family)
11:00 AM John Kennelly (Grandson, Andrew Prizzi)
MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011 Advent Feria
12:00 Noon Thomas and Mary Rutkowski (James Paras)
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011 Advent Feria
7:00 PM Repose of the Soul of Pauline Polka (Mr. Ronald Polka, Jr.)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011 St. Thomas
6:00 PM Repose of the Soul of Edward L. Stewart (Jerry & Peggy 
Wrabley and Family)
THURSDAY,DECEMBER 22, 2011 Advent Feria
9:00 AM Repose of the Souls of Ralph & Josephine Cartis 
(Gary Yochum)
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23,2011 Advent Feria
9:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Edward L. Stewart (Family)
SATURDAY,DECEMBER 24, 2011 Vigil of the Nativity
9:00 AM Robert Paras Family (James Paras Family)
Saturday, December 24, Mass of Christmas Night
9:00 PM Welfare of the Members of the Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese
Sunday, December 25, THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
11:00 AM Repose of the souls of Vincent, Stella, Bernie, and Carol Myers (Father Kenneth Myers)

LMC LOGO: The beautiful new logo for our Latin Mass Community was designed by parishioner Doug Sellers, and we certainly appreciate his time and efforts. The blue background represents our devotion to the Mother of God, especially under her title of the Immaculate Conception. The red cross reminds us of the blood shed by Catholic martyrs in every century, especially in defense of the truth of the Sacrifice of the Mass. The banner held by adoring Angels reads, “Ecce Panis Angelorum,” (Behold the Bread of Angels) from the hymn by St. Thomas Aquinas, which, along with the gold chalice, reminds us of our devotion to the Traditional Latin Mass. The four small crosses around the one large cross represent the four Gospels which proclaim the Lord Jesus Christ to the world, and the red rose is a symbol of our blessed patroness, St. Therese of Lisieux. Once more, we express our gratitude to her for obtaining canonical status for us in the diocese and the privilege of having the Traditional Latin Mass each and every day. What a gift! What a privilege!

CHRISTMAS PARTY KUDOS! To everyone who helped with the organization, decoration, and celebration of our first Christmas party in Norbert Hall. Well over 150 people attended, were abundantly nourished by a delicious meal, and were entertained by Messrs. Jude Young and Daniel Sikora, ABE (Altar Boys Extraordinaire) who performed on the violin and piano. Special thanks to the hard work of Mrs. Gerry Redic, who was the coordinator of the party, and to Betsy Ann Chocolates, for providing yummy treats for all.

DONATIONS GIVEN: and accepted with much gratitude. One couple has paid for the 12 new altar boy surplices in loving memory of Charles Delaney and Stella Myers. Others have paid for a new censer and boat (for incense at the High Mass) as well as multiple altar linens (six amices, and four each of purificators, corporals, finger towels, and palls) given in loving memory of Edward Stewart. May God reward the generosity of these benefactors and grant eternal light to those whom they are remembering. There will be much more to acquire in the weeks ahead and the bulletin will keep you apprised of the donations given and the memorials made.

FR. RAYMOND KULWICKI, CSSP served the Latin Mass Community faithfully for many years. He is now in retirement at the Holy Ghost Father’s provincial center in Bethel Park. You may wish to remember him with a Christmas greeting this year. His address is: Holy Ghost Center, Lieberman Hall, 6230 Brush Run Road, Bethel Park, Pa. 15102.

Weekly Bulletin items for December 11

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2011 Third Sunday of Advent
8:00 AM Family, Friends & Godparents of Herman & Sherry So 
(Sherry So)
11:00 AM Repose of the Soul of James Kennedy (M/M Blaise Cackovic)
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011 Our Lady of Guadalupe
12:00 Noon Welfare of Philip Johnson (M/M Gerald Paris)
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2011 Saint Lucy
7:00 PM Repose of the Soul of Eleanor O’Leary 
(Matthew Roper)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011 Ember Wednesday
6:00 PM Living & Deceased Members of the Bernard Hete & Carmen McCoy Families (Dr. & Mrs. Hete)
THURSDAY,DECEMBER 15, 2011 Advent Feria
9:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Lorena, Martha, Isabel, Robert, & 
Leo Goetz (Andrew & Mary Battiste)
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011 Ember Friday
9:00 AM Spiritual & Temporal Well Being of Heidi, Natalie, & Hannah Manz (The Goldbach Family)
SATURDAY,DECEMBER 17, 2011 Ember Saturday
9:00 AM Joan Shovel (James Paras Family)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011 Fourth Sunday of Advent
8:00 AM Edward Zeher Family (James Paras Family)
11:00 AM John Kennelly (Grandson, Andrew Prizzi)

GAUDETE GRATITUDE: The beautiful rose vestments which are brand new for today’s Mass were lovingly donated in remembrance of Robert and Julia Barker, Helen and Edward Fitzgerald, Fr. Joseph Mastrangelo and Fr. Joseph Linck. You will also quite often see at daily Mass a new set of white vestments which was donated in loving memory of Joseph Rikk. God bless the generous benefactors who made it possible for us to acquire these vestments and may He grant eternal rest to the loved ones whom they are remembering.

WINTER EMBER DAYS: With the change of seasons the Church provides her children with days of penance and prayer on behalf of vocations to the priesthood and the sanctification of the clergy. Traditionally, the Wednesday and Saturday Ember Days are days of fast and partial abstinence, while the Ember Friday is a day of fast and complete abstinence. People who take the opportunity to pray for priests on these days are really doing themselves a favor because we will be given by God the kind of priests we ask for.

BAPTISM CONGRATULATIONS to Leo Joseph Hete, son of M/M Bernie Hete, and Tomas Raymond Oxenreiter, son of M/M Thomas Oxenreiter. May the Lord smile upon these brand new Catholics and richly bless their parents.

FR. RAYMOND KULWICKI, CSSP served the Latin Mass Community faithfully for many years. He is now in retirement at the Holy Ghost Father’s provincial center in Bethel Park. You may wish to remember him with a Christmas greeting this year. His address is: Holy Ghost Center, Lieberman Hall, 6230 Brush Run Road, Bethel Park, Pa. 15102.

Weekly Bulletin items for December 4

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011 Second Sunday of Advent
8:00 AM Repose of the Souls of the Parents & Grandparents of Gary Yochum (Gary Yochum)
11:00 AM Living & Deceased Members of the Mary Ansman & Walter Brodka Families (Mary Brodka)
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011 Advent Feria
12:00 Noon Living & Deceased Members of the Strahler & Cackovic Families (Blaise & Nicole Cackovic)
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 Saint Nicholas
7:00 PM Michael, Gia, & Christopher Rondinelli Family (Charles Rondinelli)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7,2011 Saint Ambrose
6:00 PM Repose of the Soul of Robert Shovel (James Paras)
THURSDAY,DECEMBER 8, 2011 FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTlON
7:00 PM Living & Deceased Members of the Maria Rikk Family (Maria Rikk)
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011 Advent Feria
9:00 AM In Thanksgiving For God’s Blessings (Bob Waruszewski)

SATURDAY,DECEMBER 10, 2011 Advent Feria
9:00 AM Repose of the Souls of Ralph & Josephine Curtis (Gary Yochum)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2011 Third Sunday of Advent
8:00 AM Family, Friends & Godparents of Herman & Sherry So (Sherry So)
11:00 AM Repose of the Soul of James Kennedy (MIM Blaise Cackovic)

CLOTHING COLLECTION: On the first three Sundays of December, members of the Latin Mass Community Young Adult Group will be collecting used clothing in the vestibule of the church after each Mass. The clothes will be presented to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. The clothing should be clean and useable. Please make this collection a priority in your charity. A word of gratitude to all those who made the food collection a great success: hundreds of food items were collected for those in need.

Weekly Bulletin items for November 27

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011 First Sunday of Advent
8:00 AM Repose of the Souls of Joseph & Catherine Jurkovich (Kay Byrne)
11:00 AM In Honor of St. Raphael for the 35th Wedding Anniversary of Ray & Maria Aul
(Aul Family)
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011 Advent Feria
12:00 Noon For the Repose of the Soul of Thomas Rutkoski (James Paras Family)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011 Advent Feria
7:00 PM Bernard F. Hete & Intentions (Dr. & Mrs. Hete)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011 St. Andrew
6:00 PM Aimee Popcak (Ronald Polka Jr.)
THURSDAY,DECEMBER 1, 2011 Advent Feria
9:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Velma Villani (Blaise & Nicole Cackovic)
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2,2011 St. Bibiana
9:00 AM Living & Deceased Members of the Lawrence & Dorothy Goetz Family (Andrew & Mary Battiste)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011 Saint Francis Xavier
9:00 AM Living & Deceased Members of the Acklin, Rockey, & Portman Families (Dr. Linda Rockey)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011 Second Sunday of Advent
8:00 AM Repose of the Souls of the Parents & Grandparents of Gary Yochum (Gary Yochum)
11:00 AM Living & Deceased Members of the Mary Ansman & Walter Brodka Families (Mary Brodka)

Mass Intentions: Please submit your Mass Intentions directly to the Parish Administrative Center (1025 Haslage Ave., Pgh., Pa. 15212) for dates through the end of 2012. The stipend for the Diocese of Pittsburgh is $10 per Mass. That amount should be given for each Mass requested. Make sure the proper contact information is included. The celebrant of the Mass has a grave responsibility to offer the correct intention as requested, so as a result the person requesting the Mass must state simply and clearly what the Mass intention is. There is no limit to the number of Masses you may request, although attention will be given first to those are registered members of the Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community. No special form is required.

LEARNING THE LITURGY, ADVENT PREFACE AND ADVENT WREATH: The Preface for Advent was one of the last things added to the Roman Missal by Blessed Pope John XXIII, so many of you may not have it in your missal. It is a beautiful meditation on the meaning of this holy season. “…for in Thy mercy and fidelity Thou hast promised Him as Savior to the lost race of men, to instruct the ignorant with His truth, justify the wicked with His holiness, and help the weak by His power. Now that the time draweth nigh that He Whom Thou art to send should come, and the day of our liberation should dawn, with faith in Thy promises, we rejoice with holy exultation….” The Advent Wreath is an ancient symbol of the infinity of God (it is round, that is, without end), it uses evergreen as a sign of God’s eternal life, it has four candles to represent the traditional period of waiting of four thousand years from Adam to the Messias, the violet candles represent penance for sin, and the rose candle represents joyful anticipation with the Blessed Virgin Mary for the coming of the Savior of the world.

CONSECRATION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY: Each year on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of our Blessed Lady, our Latin Mass Community renews our dedication to Mary, especially offering to her maternal solicitude the welfare of our families. The Immaculate Conception falls this year on Thursday, December 8, and it is a Holy Day of Obligation. Our High Mass that evening will be at 7 PM followed by the consecration. Whenever we recognize the needs, worries, and challenges we face in life, we turn to our Heavenly Mother in order to beg her assistance. Many families are faced with financial worries, problems with children, health issues, and fears about what the future will bring. And that is not even to mention the concerns which face our Latin Mass Community as a family in Christ. I encourage every member of the Latin Mass Community to make this consecration.

CLOTHING COLLECTION: On the first three Sundays of December, members of the Latin Mass Community Young Adult Group will be collecting used clothing in the vestibule of the church after each Mass. The clothes will be presented to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. The clothing should be clean and useable. Please make this collection a priority in your charity. A word of gratitude to all those who made the food collection a great success: hundreds of food items were collected for those in need.

ADULT EDUCATION: A series of eight classes will be offered by Fr. Myers on “Catholic Apologetics” in the church basement following the 8AM Mass on the following Sundays:

  • December 4 – The Holy Eucharist
  • December 11 – The Church & Salvation
  • December 18 – The Sacrament of Confession.

All the classes will emphasize an understanding of the Bible as the basis for Catholic teaching. Everyone is welcome, so this is an opportunity to invite non-Catholics and non-practicing Catholics, in order to share the Catholic Faith with them.

CONFESSIONS FOR CHRISTMAS:

  • December 19 – 11 AM, followed by Mass at noon
  • December 20 – 6 PM, followed by Mass at 7 PM
  • December 21 – 6 PM
  • December 22 – following 9 AM Mass
  • December 23 – following 9 AM Mass

There will be NO CONFESSIONS on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Weekly Bulletin items for November 20

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2011 Last Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Deceased Members of the Smydo & Craig Families 
(Mr. & Mrs. Smydo)
11:00 AM Deceased Members of the M. Ebach & M. Tallalico 
Families (Agnes Tallarico)
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21,2011 Presentation of the Blessed 
Virgin Mary
12:00 Noon For the Repose of the Soul of David T. Buckley 
(Friends at PLMC)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011 St. Cecelia
7:00 PM In Honor of the Holy Family for Ed & Dorothy Kenna 
and Families (Maria Aul)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 St. Clement I
6:00 PM Repose of the Souls of Steve & Lucille Elnyczky & Patty Schneider (Judy & Angie Elnyczky)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2011 St. John of the Cross (Thanksgiving Day)
9:00 AM Ed & Marge Zehar Family (James Paras)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25,2011 St. Catherine of Alexandria
9:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Charles & Mae Summers 
(Andrew & Mary Battiste)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2011 St. Sylvester
9:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Charles Heidenreich 
(Gary Yochum)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28,2011 First Sunday of Advent
8:00 AM Repose of the Souls of Joseph & Catherine Jurkovich 
(Kay Byrne)
11:00 AM In Honor of St. Raphael for the 35th Wedding Anniversary 
of Ray & Maria Aul (Aul Family)

Mass Intentions: Please submit your Mass Intentions directly to the Parish Administrative Center (1025 Haslage Ave., Pgh., Pa. 15212) for dates through the end of 2012. The stipend for the Diocese of Pittsburgh is $10 per Mass. That amount should be given for each Mass requested. Make sure the proper contact information is included. The celebrant of the Mass has a grave responsibility to offer the correct intention as requested, so as a result the person requesting the Mass must state simply and clearly what the Mass intention is. There is no limit to the number of Masses you may request, although attention will be given first to those are registered members of the Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community. No special form is required.

ETERNAL REST: It is with great sadness that our Latin Mass Community of St. Therese says farewell to two long time members, David Buckley and Edward Stewart. Both men were loving husbands and fathers, devout Catholics, and long time members of the LMC and supporters of the Traditional Latin Mass. One of Dave’s last statements to his wife was that he needed to get to the Latin Mass in order to receive Holy Communion. Ed was a supporter of the Traditional Mass from the days at Our Lady of Fatima Chapel on the Southside, and he served for quite a few years as the choir director for the Latin Mass. We are indebted to both these men for their example of faith and perseverance. “Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.”

LEARNING THE LITURGY: The readings from Sacred Scripture which follow upon the opening prayer of the Mass (the “Collect”) were chosen in the course of the first six hundred years of the Church’s life, so this arrangement is very ancient. The practice of publicly reading Scripture aloud harkens back to the synagogue service, in which long passages of the Word of God were read by a rabbi and then commented on by him. We find our Blessed Lord doing this several times in the Gospels. It is so vital for us to remember that the Scriptures are indeed the WORD OF GOD, and that as such they are God’s words of loving instruction to each of us and they deserve to be listened to with attention and respect. Everyone at Mass should attempt to be quiet and attentive when the Scriptures are read or chanted, both in Latin and in English. Parents should teach this custom to their children. Observe that we stand out of respect for the Gospel passage, we sign our heads, lips, and hearts asking the Lord to prepare us for His Word, the priest kisses the Gospel text after he has read it, and at a High Mass the Gospel is incensed after it is proclaimed. The liturgy of the Church teaches us to revere the Word of God. And it is a valuable aid to understanding the Scriptures at Mass to have a hand missal so you can read the words along with the priest.

Weekly Bulletin items for November 13

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011 Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Living & Deceased Members of the Charles Rondinelli Family (Charles Rondinelli)
11:00 AM Living & Deceased Members of the Moran and Chester Families (Regis & Cindy Moran)
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011 St. Josaphat
12:00 Noon In Thanksgiving for 55 Years of Marriage for Al & Sally Brunn (M/M Albert Brunn)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011 St. Albert the Great
7:00 PM Sandra Zeher (James Paras Family)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011 St. Gertrude the Great
6:00 PM Deceased Members of the Talarico & Capitani Families (Mr. & Mrs. Talarico)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011 St. Gregory the Wonderworker
9:00 AM Repose of the Souls of Steve & Lucille Elnyczky & Patty Schneider (Judy & Angie Elnyczky)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 Dedications of the Basilicas of Ss. Peter & Paul
9:00 AM Repose of the Soul of William Kaliden (James Paras)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011 St. Elizabeth of Hungary
9:00 AM Ray & Jane Lynn Creese Family (Dr. & Mrs. Charles Prizzia)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2011 Last Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Deceased Members of the Smydo & Craig Families (Mr. & Mrs. Smydo)
11:00 AM Deceased Members of the M. Ebach & M. Tallarico Families (Agnes Tallarico)

2012 CALENDARS: One of the best ways to keep in contact with the traditional liturgical life of the Church is to have a Seraphim Calendar hanging on the wall at home. All the traditional feast days are there, as well as a summary of Catholic doctrine and prayers, a beautiful devotional picture for each month, and a list of patron saints for many different intentions. The calendars are $6 a piece, so plan to get yours soon before they run out. We only have 200 available. They are for sale in the vestibule before and after Sunday Masses.

SAINT OF THE WEEK, SAINT GERTRUDE THE GREAT: This liturgical week is filled with two saints called “the great” and another one called “the wonderworker.” The life of Christ’s Church is glorious with wonderful men and women whose lives shine brilliantly as models of Christian behavior for us. Placed in a Benedictine convent at the age of five (about 1260), Saint Gertrude was brought up in a holy way of life from her earliest days. The disciple of St. Mechtilde, she experienced many visions of our Lord, visions which introduced her to the very heights of prayer and to the mystical life. Versed in Sacred Scripture and the writings of Saints Augustine, Gregory, and Bernard, Gertrude herself became a great author, leaving us The Book of Extraordinary Grace. It was through the efforts of Saint Gertrude that devotion to the Sacred Heart began to take on a widespread appeal. She died about the year 1302.

CHRISTMAS PARTY NEWS: As we prepare for our December 11 Christmas Party to be held in Norbert Hall, immediately following the 11:00 Mass, help is needed to sell tickets for the luncheon before and after Mass and at catechism classes. If you are able to volunteer for this, please call Gerry Redic (412-826-1305) and volunteer your services. There will be 200 tickets available for the delicious home-cooked meal. Ages 13 and older are $15, ages 7 – 12 are $10, ages 3 – 6 are $5, and the little ones are free. Since the dinner will be held on church property it should remove some of the hassle in getting the family to attend. We all look forward to this happy occasion every Advent, and this year two altar boys will be providing musical entertainment!

FOOD COLLECTION: November 20 will be the third and final Sunday on which members of the Latin Mass Community Young Adult Group will be collecting non-perishable foods in the vestibule of the church after each Mass. The food will be presented to the Felician Sisters Food Bank in Coraopolis. We all know how important these food drives are nowadays, especially at Thanksgiving time and as winter approaches. Please make this food collection a priority in your charity.

Weekly Bulletin items for November 6

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2011 Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Charles Heidenreich 
(Gretchen O’Neill)
11:00 AM Repose of the Souls of Albert & Emily Wilson and Peter & 
Clara Michailenko (Todd & Ann Wilson Family)
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011 Feria
12:00 Noon Repose of the Souls of Steve & Lucille and Patty Schneider 
(Judy & Angie Elnyczky)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011 Feria
7:00 PM In Honor of the Divine Mercy for Living & Deceased Members of the James Szczpanski Family (Raymond Aul Family)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011 Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran
9:00 AM Health and Welfare of Patricia Schaller 
(Mr. & Mrs. Talarico)
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2011 St. Andrew Avellino
9:00 AM In Honor of St Raphael for our Children, Grandchildren, and Families (Maria and Ray Aul)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011 St. Martin of Tours
9:00 AM Repose of the Souls of Alfred & Margaret Ferla 
(Herman Marini III)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011 St. Martin I
9:00 AM Victims of Natural Disasters throughout the World 
(Dr. & Mrs. Charles Prezzia)
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2011 Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Living & Deceased Members of the Charles Rondinelli 
Family (Charles Rondinelli)
11:00 AM Living & Deceased Members of the Moran and Chester 
Families (Regis & Cindy Moran)

SAINT OF THE WEEK, SAINT MARTIN OF TOURS: Saint Martin is one of those rare individuals who arises out of a life entirely foreign to Christ, is nevertheless radically converted to the Lord, and then, even after many hundreds of years, continues to stand as a pillar of Catholic Faith. Saint Martin was born about 316 in Hungary, an “army brat” of a soldier in the Roman army. His parents were pagans, he was a pagan, and he had no interest in Christianity until he was about 20 years old when he was converted to Christ by an apparition of a poor man to whom he gave half his warm army cloak. It turned out the poor man was a visitation of Christ the Lord. Not only did Martin embrace the Catholic Faith, but he converted his family and became a lay missionary. Eventually becoming a monk in Poitiers, he was then ordained to the Priesthood and elected bishop. He was a great evangelizer, the kind who would not take “No” as an answer to Christ, for he even tore down pagan temples with his own hands. Saint Martin was also known as a peacemaker, and it was on a journey to seek reconciliation between battling priests that he was struck by his last illness and died in 397.

CHRISTMAS PARTY NEWS: As we prepare for our December 11 Christmas Party to be held in Norbert Hall, immediately following the 11:00 Mass, help is needed to sell tickets for the luncheon before and after Mass and at catechism classes. If you are able to volunteer for this, please call Gerry Redic (412-826-1305) and volunteer your services. Tickets will go on sale November 13, so there will be ample time for everyone who wishes to attend to obtain tickets. We all look forward to this happy occasion every Advent and this year, two altar boys will be providing musical entertainment!

SCHEDULE CHANGES: Wednesday, November 9, is scheduled as the evening for the Novus Ordo Community’s Confirmation, so our regular evening Mass will be moved for that day only to 9AM.

CANCELLATIONS: During the winter months, whenever the weather turns, “iffy,” make sure you call FIRST before setting out on possibly treacherous roads. In order to check for catechism cancellations, call Ray Aul at 412-885-6015. For any other possible cancellations, call Fr. Myers at 724-846-4899. Sometimes this winter, which is supposed to be a bad one, we may be cancelling daily Mass if the weather is bad.

MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Many of you have asked Fr. Myers about the possibility of having a general meeting for members of the Latin Mass Community. It will be held on Sunday, November 13, following the 11:00 Mass, in Norbert Hall. Light refreshments will be served. The members of the Pastoral Council will be there for you to meet them and ask questions. Please make plans to attend.

Weekly Bulletin items for October 30

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2011 FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING
8:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Frank Hete (Dr. & Mrs. Bernie Hete)
11:00 AM Repose of the Souls of Mr. & Mrs. Francis X. Bruton 
(Robert & Ann Brierton)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011 Feria
12:00 Noon In Honor of The Holy Family for Ed & Dorothy Kenna and 
Families (Maria Aul)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011 ALL SAINTS DAY
7:00 PM Repose of the Souls of Ann Talarico, John Capitani & Margaret Kraushaar
(Mr. and Mrs. Talarico)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011 ALL SOULS DAY
7:00 PM Repose of the Soul of Edward Check (Melinda Check)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 St. Martin de Porres
9:00 AM Living & Deceased Members of the Hart and Seth Families 
(The Hart Family)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011 St. Charles Borromeo Followed by Holy Hour and Benediction
7:00 PM Holy Souls in Purgatory (Anthony & Donna Sunseri)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2011 Our Lady on Saturday
9:00 AM Repose of the Soul of George Strahler 
(Blaise & Nicole Cackovic)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2011 Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Charles Heidenreich 
(Gretchen O’Neill)
11:00 AM Repose of the Souls of Albert & Emily Wilson, and Peter & 
Clara Michailenko (Todd & Ann Wilson Family)

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION: Please note that Tuesday, November 1st is the Solemnity of All Saints, and all Catholics are obliged to attend Mass that day, under pain of mortal sin. Please do not allow yourself or your family to miss Mass on this day. The Traditional Latin High Mass will be celebrated at Saint Boniface Church on November 1st at 7PM.

ALL SOULS DAY AND INDULGENCES: On November 2nd, the Church observes a day of prayer for the dead, asking the Lord to grant them forgiveness of their sins in the healing purification of Purgatory and eternal rest in Heaven. Our Requiem High Mass will be held at 7PM that day. The Church encourages all of us to pray for the deceased throughout the month of November. From November 1st through the 8th, a plenary indulgence can be obtained for the Poor Souls by visiting a cemetery and there praying for the deceased. A partial indulgence can be obtained simply by saying the prayer, “Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.”

SCHEDULE CHANGES: Note the change in Mass time on Wednesday, November 2, for the All Souls Day Mass to 7 PM. Also, Wednesday, November 9, is scheduled as the evening for the Novus Ordo Community’s Confirmation, so our regular evening Mass will be moved for that day only to 9AM.

NEW VESTMENTS: A new set of white vestments for daily Mass has been purchased. The cost of these is $645.15. A new set of rose vestments for Advent and Lent is on order. These cost $2610. If you are able to make a donation toward these vestments, please contact Fr. Myers. The vestments will be the property of Holy Wisdom Parish, exclusively for the use of the Latin Mass Community, and your gift will be a donation to the parish, eligible for a charitable tax exemption.

LEARNING THE LITURGY – THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING: In 1925, Pope Pius XI designated the last Sunday of October as the Feast of Christ the King, thereby acknowledging the universal lordship of Jesus Christ as Sovereign King over the Church and all mankind. The lordship of Jesus is a challenge both to individuals who pride themselves on the mastery of their own lives, and to nations who act as if they are exempt from obeying the laws of God. Each year on this great feast, the Latin Mass Community acknowledges Jesus Christ as King and Lord with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 11:00 Mass, the recitation of the Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a Eucharistic Procession throughout the church, and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. In our day, each of us needs to renew his personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as King, for we have challenges to our Christian faith as never before: the assaults made on the unity of families and on the morality of young people, the attack against the very nature of marriage, the use of contraception and embryonic stem cells, the violation of marital fidelity and priestly celibacy, and especially the heinous evil of abortion, not to mention the world-wide assault on the Catholic Faith. Christ must be acknowledged as King and Lord of all hearts and families, King of nations and Lord of His Church.

Weekly Bulletin items for October 23

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Living & Deceased Members of the Anthony & Donna 
Sunseri Families (Anthony & Donna Sunseri)
11:00 AM Fr. Richard A. Kenna SJ. & Fr. Joseph R. Kenna 
(Mr. & Mrs. Edward Kenna)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011 St. Raphael the Archangel
12:00 Noon In Honor of St. Raphael the Archangel 
(Bob & Patti Shemer)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011 St, Isidore the Farmer
7:00 PM Temporal & Spiritual WeII Being of Julie Hanczar 
(Blaise & Nicole Cackovic)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26,2011 St. Evaristus
6:00 PM Intentions of David & Donna Moore (Mr. & Mrs. Redic)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 Feria
9:00 AM Zeher Family (James Paras Family)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28,2011 Ss. Simon & Jude
9:00 AM Spiritual & Temporal Welfare of Anne P. Nau 
(Dr. Joseph M. Beierle)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2011 Our Lady On Saturday
9:00 AM Repose of the Souls of Joseph & Josephine Palermo 
(Anthony & Donna Sunseri)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30,2011 FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING
8:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Frank Hete (Dr. & Mrs. Hete)
11:00 AM Repose of the Souls ofMr. & Mrs. Francis X. Bruton 
(Robert & Ann Brierton)

SAINT OF THE WEEK, SAINT ISIDORE THE FARMER: There are a number of saints by this name, and one of them, Saint Isidore the Farmer, has a connection to Pittsburgh. The other popular Saint Isidore (called “of Seville”) was a nobleman and bishop in seventh century Spain. His feast day is in April. Saint Isidore the Farmer also lived in Spain, but during the eleventh and twelfth centuries. This saint was only a hired hand on a great estate, and he and his wife, Maria, lived in poverty. Nevertheless, Saint Isidore the Farmer was widely known for miracles, both during his life and afterwards, and as a friend of poor, working class men and women. His connection to Pittsburgh lies in the former – and beloved – bishop of Pittsburgh, John Cardinal Wright. During the 60’s, when the liturgical calendar was being reformed, then-Bishop Wright was arguing with Rome for the retention of the feast of Saint Isidore the Farmer, at least for the United States. Rome agreed, but placed the wrong Saint Isidore on the calendar of saints — the one in April. So people who want to celebrate the REAL Saint Isidore the Farmer have to attend the Traditional Latin Mass on October 25 in order to invoke this well beloved saint.

DAILY PRAYER FOR THE WELFARE OF OUR LATIN MASS COMMUNITY:
O God, Giver of peace and Lover of charity, give to Thy servants a true union with Thy will, that we may be delivered from all the temptations which assail us. Amen.

Weekly Bulletin items for October 16

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2011 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Repose of the Souls of Chanceford & Sophia Seth 
(The Hart Family)
11:00 AM Repose of the Souls of Robert E. & Julia M. Barker
(Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Barker)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011 St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
12:00 Noon In Honor of the Holy Guardian Angels for our Godchildren
and our Children’s Godparents (The Raymond Aul Family)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011 St. Luke
7:00 PM Repose of the Soul of Edward Huth
(Jerry & Peggy Wrabley & Family)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011 St. Peter of Alcantara
6:00 PM Repose of the Soul of James Kennedy
(Blaise & Nicole Cackovic)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20,2011 St. John Cantius
9:00 AM Conversion and Re-conversion of the extended Brunn and
Doerfler Families (Mr. & Mrs. Albert Brunn)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011 St. Ursula & Companions
9:00 AM Paras Family (James Paras Family)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2011 Our Lady on Saturday
9:00 AM Veronica A. Coon (Mr. & Mrs. Charles Coon)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Living & Deceased Members of the Anthony & Donna 
Sunseri Families (Anthony & Donna Sunseri)
11:00 AM Fr. Richard A. Kenna SJ. & Fr. Joseph R. Kenna 
(Mr. & Mrs. Edward Kenna)

A PICNIC SUCCESS: Well over 200 parishioners attended our annual fall family hayride, picnic, and bonfire at Catholic Youthtowne in Clinton. This was the first time that the picnic was held there and from now on we will join the two events together each year, since Youthtowne is so spacious and has much better facilities for children than the crowded and expensive picnic area we used to use in North Park. One thing we all noticed was the young age of the group, with only a handful of “old-timers” over the age of 50! Many thanks to Jack Aul and Peggy Wrabley for coordinating this successful endeavor, and to all the members of Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community who assisted them.

SAINT OF THE WEEK, SAINT MARGARET MARY ALACOQUE: This marvelous woman has introduced the world to the Heart of our Savior, and to the infinite compassion and mercy represented by that Heart, even though she died at the young age of only 44 in 1690. She grew up in Burgundy in a middle class family, received an excellent education for the era in which she lived, and even as a child she fostered a tender devotion to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, which was remarkable due to the Jansenism which plagued the Church in her day. Jansenism was a heresy that taught men to emphasize their own misery and sin rather than to rejoice in the forgiving love of our Savior. Saint Margaret became a nun of the Visitation, and from the age of 20 she received revelations from the Sacred Heart of Jesus drawing mankind, through her instrumentality, to ponder the love of the Savior. It is Saint Margaret Mary who made known to the world the devotion of the Nine First Fridays and the custom of making a Holy Hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. It was through the efforts of Saint Margaret that the Church eventually instituted the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Friday following the third Sunday after Pentecost. What marvels God wrought in the life of the Church, in the face of so much opposition, through the fervent efforts of this great saint.

LEARNING THE LITURGY: The opening prayer of each Mass is called a “Collect”, because it collects together the invocations, desires, and hopes of all those present at the Mass in order to present them in one prayer to our Heavenly Father. The Collects of the ancient Roman Missal are all noted for their brief sobriety and noble language. In ancient days they were sometimes used as a prayer to mark the beginning of a procession to another church, once the congregation had “collected” together. One feature of these Roman prayers is the Trinitarian formula that comes at the end of each: “Through our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, forever and ever. Amen.” This prayer conclusion is a little catechism in itself, by which we are taught that all prayer is properly addressed to the Heavenly Father through the intermediacy of Christ His Son and our Lord, through the power of the Holy Spirit. The traditional liturgy of the Church is expressed so beautifully in these Mass prayers.

MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Many of you have asked Fr. Myers about the possibility of having a general meeting for members of the Latin Mass Community. It will be held on Sunday, November 13, following the 11:00 Mass, in Norbert Hall. Light refreshments will be served. The members of the Pastoral Council will be there for you to meet them and ask questions. Please make plans to attend.

FOOD COLLECTION: On the first three Sundays of November, members of the Latin Mass Community Young Adult Group will be collecting non-perishable foods in the vestibule of the church after each Mass. The food will be presented to the Felician Sisters Food Bank in Coraopolis. We all know how important these food drives are nowadays, especially at Thanksgiving time and as winter approaches. Please make this food collection a priority in your charity.

ADULT EDUCATION: A series of eight classes will be offered by Fr. Myers on “Catholic Apologetics” in the church basement following the Low Mass at 9:15, on the following Sundays: October 23 – The Blessed Virgin Mary; October 30 – The Pope; November 6 – Catholic Marriage; November 13 – Grace and Good Works; November 20 – The Four Last Things; December 4 – The Holy Eucharist; December 11 – The Church & Salvation; December 18 – The Sacrament of Confession. All the classes will emphasize an understanding of the Bible as the basis for Catholic teaching. Everyone is welcome, so this is an opportunity to invite non-Catholics and non-practicing Catholics, in order to share the Catholic Faith with them.

MISSION SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23: The Catholic Church has established missions all over the world in order to teach people about Jesus Christ and offer them the gift of salvation. At Mass on that Sunday prayers are added to each of the three orations of the Mass, begging God to assist Catholic missionaries. Even if we cannot labor with them, we can surely pray for them: “O God, Who wills that all men should be saved and should come to the knowledge of the truth: we beseech Thee, send forth laborers into Thy harvest, and grant them grace to speak Thy Word with all boldness, so that Thy Word may spread swiftly and be glorified, and all nations may know Thee, the only God, and Him Whom Thou hast sent, Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord….”

Weekly Bulletin items for October 9

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2011 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Living &Deceased Members of the Ronald Gilardi Family
(Ron & Joyce Gilardi)
11:00 AM Charles and Sis Pavlik and Families (Bob & Patty Shemer)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011 St. Francis Borgia
12:00 Noon Strengthening & Preservation of Marriages and the Family
(Dr. & Mrs. Charles Prezzia)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011 Divine Maternity of Mary
7:00 PM Repose of the Souls of Herman And Verna Marini
(Herman Marini III)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12,2011 Feria
6:00 PM In Honor of St. Raphael for our Children, Grandchildren and Families
(Maria & Ray Aul)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011 St. Edward the Confessor
9:00 AM For Spiritual & Temporal Welfare of Sister M. Estelle Svezeny, OSB
(Friends at PLMC)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011 St. Callistus
9:00 AM Priest & Brothers of the Carmelite Monastery (Ron Polka Jr.)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011 St. Teresa of Avila
9:00 AM Repose of the Souls of Fred and Alberta Yochum
(Gary Yochum)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2011 Eighteen SUI/day after Pentecost
8:00 AM Repose of the Souls of Chance ford & Sophia Seth
(The Hart Family)
11:00 AM Repose of the Souls of Robert E. & Julia M. Barker
(Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Barker)

SUCCESSFUL TRIDUUM: Once more our Latin Mass Community has sponsored the Triduum in honor of our patroness, Saint Therese, the Little Flower, with over 800 people in attendance for the three days of prayer. We owe special gratitude to our Latin Mass Community choir and the schola of Franciscan University for the addition of beautiful music to our prayers each day. And thanks as well to our altar boys for enabling us to have a High Mass each day. We are all inspired by their reverent service at the altar.

BAPTISM CONGRATULATIONS: May God bless these babies and their families as they enter in the Catholic Faith, baptized here in the traditional rite of Baptism as members of the Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese.
Thomas Conley Zimmerman (son of Tom and Colette Zimmerman),
Jake Matthew Palermo (son of Scott and Melanie Palermo), and
Benjamin Joseph LaFosse (son of Jason and Michelle LaFosse).

SAINT OF THE WEEK, SAINT EDWARD THE CONFESSOR: We all know the royal family of England, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her husband Prince Philip, and all the others. Did you realize that these modern day monarchs are descended from saintly stock? Saint Edward the Confessor, nephew of Saint Edward the Martyr, was, like his uncle, the king of England. He brought the sceptred isle a peaceful reign of 24 years and instituted laws which remain the basis of British Common Law to this day. He vanquished the Danish invaders and peacefully integrated them into English society, as well as conquering the Scottish pretender Macbeth. At the same time, he led a life of prayer and penance, deeply devoted to the Beloved Apostle, St. John. St Edward also enjoyed the gift of prophecy and foresaw his own death in January of 1066, just months before the invasion of William the Conqueror. And England has never been the same since!

LEARNING THE LITURGY: The Gloria of the Mass is prayed almost every Sunday and on saints days as well, called the “Angelic Hymn” because it was inspired by the Angels’ hymn on Christmas Eve. In ancient days it was considered so sacred that it was only used at Masses offered by the Pope. Later, bishops began to use this beautiful anthem, and finally, since the Renaissance, the Gloria has been used by simple priests at every Mass of distinction. The Gloria begins with a quote from the Angels in Saint Luke’s Gospel and then offers adoration to God the Father. Then we praise and glorify the Son, at the same time begging His mercy and asking Him to hear our supplications. We acclaim the holiness, the majesty, and the unity of God with a reference to the Holy Ghost Who unites Father and Son together in the one Divine Nature.

Weekly Bulletin items for October 2

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Ronald Conte (Carolyn Conte)
11:00 AM In Honor and Thanksgiving for Guardian Angels and
the 
Shemer Family (Bob & Patty Shemer)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011 PATRONAL FEAST OF ST. THERESE
12:00 Noon Harry Paras (James Paras Family)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011 St. Francis of Assisi
7:00 PM Repose of the Soul of Albeit Colonna
(Mr. & Mrs. Albeit Brunn)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 Feria
6:00 PM In Honor of St. John Vianney for Fr. Michael Roche 
(Mrs. Aul))
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 St. Bruno
9:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Joseph and Josephine Palermo
(Anthony & Donna Sunseri)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011 Our Lady of Holy Rosary 
Followed by Holy Hour
7:00 PM Unity in the Catholic Church (Dr. Joseph M. Beierle Jr.)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8,2011 St. Bridget of Sweden
9:00 AM Fr. Jack Walsh (John H. Pfeifer)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9,2011 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Living and Deceased Members of the Ronald Gilardi Family
(Ron & Joyce Gilardi)
11:00 AM Charles and Sis Pavlik and Families 
(Bob & Patti Shemer)

SCHEDULE CHANGES: Please note that the Monday, October 3 Mass will be at 7 PM for the Triduum of St. Therese. And then beginning October 5 we will return to our “school year” Mass schedule: the Wednesday Masses will return to 6 PM (just prior to the altar boy practice and choir rehearsal) and the Thursday Masses (beginning October 6) will return to 9 AM. This schedule should remain in effect until Lent.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration, Oct. 7 (following 7pm Mass)
  • Confraternity of the Most Blessed sacrament, October 8
  • Family Hayride and Picnic at Youthtowne in Clinton, Pa., October 9
  • Young Adult Meeting, Oct. 11, 8PM (following Mass)
  • Christ the King Mass and Procession, October 30
  • All Saints Day, Nov. 1, (7PM)
  • All Souls Day, Nov. 2, (7PM)
  • Membership Meeting, Nov. 13 (following 11:00 Mass)
  • Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24 (9AM)
  • Immaculate Conception and Renewal of LMC consecration to Mary, Dec. 8
  • Christmas Party, Dec. 11

FALL FAMILY HAYRIDE AND PICNIC: Join the other families of the Latin Mass Community for a picnic, bonfire, and hayride on Sunday, October 9, from 2PM till 7PM at Catholic Youthtowne in Clinton, just off I 376 and Route 30, near the Airport. Games begin at 2PM, the hayrides at 4:30, and the bonfire at 5:30. Please bring your own sports equipment and outdoor games.

Cost is $10 per family, which includes hamburgers, hotdogs, and smores. Please bring a dish to share, beverages, and utensils for your family. There will be sign up sheets in the vestibule after Mass on Sept. 25 & Oct. 2, as well as in the cafeteria during catechism classes at St. Ambrose. You may pay the $10 at that time.

Here is the guide for bringing a dish to share:

  • Families A – F: Hot Dish
  • Families G – L: Fruit
  • Families M – R: Salad (such as potato, pasta, macaroni, greens)
  • Families S – Z: Dessert

Any questions, please call Jack Aul at 412-882-1836 or Peggy Wrabley at 412-922-0439

DIRECTIONS TO THE PICNIC: Take the Parkway West to the Clinton exit one mile past the Airport. Go left off the exit ramp onto Clinton Road. At the first traffic light, cross Rt. 30 and bear right onto Wilson Road, with the church and cemetery on your left. This becomes Youthtowne Road. Follow one mile and you’re there!

LMC YOUNG ADULT GROUP: For young men and women, college age through their 30’s, single or married. Our hope is to plan service, religious and social activities throughout the year. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, October 11, at 8PM just after Mass, in the church basement. Refreshments will be served.

NEW CONFESSION TIME: Since it is sometimes impossible to provide a priest for Confessions at Mass on Sundays, Fr. Myers will be hearing Confessions every Tuesday evening, 6 to 6:45PM, prior to the evening Mass. Please note that this is a service to people who could not get to Confession on Sunday, and not for those who go every time there is a priest in the box. People going to Confession should be charitable to others waiting and not be in the confessional too long or too often.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE: This October will mark another remarkable program of prayer and penance in defense of the unborn who have very few to protect them from the evil of abortion. Do not underestimate the power of prayer on behalf of the weakest of our society. Countless lives have been saved and souls converted, even at the door of the abortion clinic, through prayer and penance. The program “40 Days for Life” is a nationwide effort of Christians of all faiths to help save the unborn. The day of prayer designated for members of the Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese is our regular day of prayer at the abortion clinic, the 3rd Saturday of the month, October 15, from 11AM to 7PM. Please sign up for a time of prayer that day. The abortion clinic is situated at 933 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. Parking is readily available.

SAINT OF THE WEEK: OUR PATRON, SAINT THERESE, THE LITTLE FLOWER: “The Greatest Saint of Modern Times,” according to Pope Pius XI, and indeed it is a rare Catholic church without her image in it, despite the fact that she was almost unkown during her short lifetime. Therese Martin was born in Normandy in 1873. The youngest of five girls she grew up in a wealthy family and was doted on by her father, especially after her mother’s death by cancer when Therese was only four years old. Eventually, this shock brought about a severe emotional disturbance which was healed dramatically by “Our Lady of the Smile” when Saint Therese was 10 years old. At the age of fifteen, she entered the Carmelite Monastery in her home town of Lisieux, where her two older sisters were already nuns. Later she was joined by a fourth sister and a cousin, all living in the same convent. Therese’s life is recounted in the autobiography which she wrote in obedience to her superiors, called “A Story of a Soul.” This book has remained one of the best sellers of all times since Saint Therese’s death at the age of 24 due to tuberculosis, in 1897. Saint Therese proposed “The Little Way” as a means of spiritual growth for ordinary Christians who want to be motivated daily by the love of God. She famously said during her last illness, that she would spend her heaven doing good upon earth, and that she would let fall upon those who invoked her aid, a “shower of roses.” May these graces be given to the members of Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese.

Weekly Bulletin items for September 25

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Robert Johnson (Victoria Johnson)
11:00 AM Living and Deceased Members of the Matilda Weber & Agnes Nutall Families (Millie Jones)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 Ss. Isaac Jogues & Companions
12:00 Noon The Family of Sarah Elizabeth Rashford (Jerry & Peggy Wrabley)
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 Ss. Cosmas & Damian
7:00 PM Repose of the Soul of Kathleen M. Todor (Judi Rubino Family)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 St. Wencesalus
9:00 AM Ken Popcak (Ronald Polka Jr.)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 St.Michael the Archangel
7:00 PM In Honor of St. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael and the Shemer Family
(Bob & Patti Shemer)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 St. Jerome
9:00 AM Spiritual Wellbeing of Matthew C. Brodka (Mary Brodka)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2011 First Saturday, Immaculate Heart of Mary
9:00 AM Living and Deceased Members of the Lavigne, Loiselle, Paine and Simelis Families (Mrs. Simelis)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Ronald Conte (Carolyn Conte)
11:00 AM In Honor and Thanksgiving for Guardian Angels and the Shemer Family (Bob & Patti Shemer)

SCHEDULE CHANGES: Please note that the Monday, October 3 Mass will be at 7 PM for the Triduum of St. Therese. And then beginning October 5 we will return to our “school year” Mass schedule: the Wednesday Masses will return to 6 PM (just prior to the altar boy practice and choir rehearsal) and the Thursday Masses (beginning October 6) will return to 9 AM. This schedule should remain in effect until Lent.

SAINT OF THE WEEK: SAINT WENCESLAUS: “Good King Weceslaus looked out on the Feast of Stephen….” We all know the popular Christmas carol, but do you know who the real Saint Wencesalus was? He was born in 903 and died a martyr at the age of 27. The Czech form of his name is Vaclav. He was the crown prince of Bohemia, the grandson of St. Ludmila. But his mother was a pagan and when she became ruler after the death of Wencesalus’ father she began to persecute Christians. Once the pagan queen was removed from power, Wencesalus took over and began a very wise, very holy rule for about seven years until he was murdered by his brother Boleslaus while on his way to Mass. Wencesalus, pious king, friend to the poor, defender of the Catholic Faith, was killed by a group of ruffians led by his own brother. Today, Wencesalus is still very popular as the patron saint of Bohemia and he is immortalized in the beloved Christmas carol.

LEARNING THE LITURGY: Once the altar and the celebrant of the Mass are incensed (at a High Mass), the priest stands at the right hand end of the altar (called the “Epistle side”) to say the “Kyrie eleison” (Lord, have mercy) with the altar boys. You will notice that at a Low Mass he says this prayer from the center of the altar. The reason for the difference is so that the altar boys at a High Mass (when singing is going on) will be able to more easily hear, and respond to, the priest (as I get older I know that it’s also because I can’t hear them!). The Kyrie is from the very earliest days of a formal liturgy of the Church, from the first or second century, and is the last remnant of Greek in the Latin liturgy. The initial three Kyrie eleisons are addressed to God the Father, followed by the three Christe eleisons addressed to God the Son, and then the final three Kyrie eleisons addressed to the Holy Spirit. In past centuries, Latin titles were added before each set of supplications and so even today the various Gregorian chant Masses retain the ancient tiles, such as “Orbis Factor” (Creator of the World). These multiple prayers are an appeal for the tender mercy of a loving God Who not only forgives but also heals the most egregious sins we commit.

Weekly Bulletin items for September 18

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Emily K. Wilson (Kara Hoy Family)
11:00 AM 25th Wedding Anniversary of Jack and Mary Lou Aul (Jack & Mary Lou Aul Family)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 St. Januarius & Companions
12:00 Noon Repose of the Souls of John Esposito and Carmel DeGregoria (Francis A. Esposito M.D.)
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 Feria
7:00 PM Repose of the Soul of James M. Beierle Sr. (Dr. Joseph M. Beierle)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21,2011 St. Matthew/ Ember Day
9:00 AM Tom & Mary Rutkowski (Sherry So)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 St. Thomas of Villanova
7:00 PM Living and Deceased Members of the Joseph and Lorayne
Goetz Families (Andrew & Mary Battiste)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 Ember Friday
9:00 AM Living and Deceased Members of the Wakelin & Zeller
Families (Joseph & Mary Wakelin)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 Ember Saturday
9:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Rosemarie Moran (Mr. & Mrs. Albert Brunn)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,2011 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Robert Johnson (Victoria Johnson)
11:00 AM The Living and Deceased Members of the Matilda Weber & Agnes Nutall Families (Millie Jones)

FALL FAMILY HAYRIDE AND PICNIC: Join the other families of the Latin Mass Community for a picnic,bonfire, and hayride on Sunday, October 9, from 2PM till 7PM at Catholic Youthtowne in Clinton, just off I-376 and Route 30, near the Airport. Games begin at 2PM, the hayrides at 4:30, and the bonfire at 5:30. Please bring your own sports equipment and outdoor games.

Cost is $10 per family, which includes hamburgers, hotdogs, and smores. Please bring a dish to share, beverages, and utensils for your family. There will be sign up sheets in the vestibule after Mass on Sept. 25 & Oct. 2, as well as in the cafeteria during catechism classes at St. Ambrose. You may pay the $10 at that time.

Here is the guide for bringing a dish to share:

Families A – F: Hot Dish

Families G – L: Fruit

Families M – R: Salad (such as potato, pasta, macaroni, greens)

Families S – Z: Dessert

Any questions, please call Jack Aul at 412-882-1836 or Peggy Wrabley at 412-922-0439

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Repose of the soul of Charles Heidenreich (Gretchen O’Neill)
11:00 AM Deceased Relatives of Dr. & Mrs. Charles Prezzia and Families (Dr. & Mrs. Charles Prezzia)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 Most Holy Name of Mary
12:00 Noon Muriel Markano (Claire Lucas)
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 Feria
7:00 PM Wedding Anniversary of Fred & Jill Goldbach (The Goldbach Family)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 Exaltation of the Holy Cross
9:00 AM James Paras Family (James Paras Family)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7:00 PM Fr. Myers and the Repose Soul of his Mother, Stella Myers (Agnes McClain Families)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 Ss. Cornelius and Cyprian
9:00 AM For the Poor Souls in Purgatory who have No Advocates (Dave & Mandy Capan)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 Stigmata of St. Francis
9:00 AM Repose of the Souls of John, Catherine, and Robert Shovel (James Paras Family)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Emily K. Wilson (Kara M. Hoy Family)
11:00 AM 25th Wedding Anniversary of Jack and Mary Lou Aul (Jack & Mary Lou Aul Family)

HOLY WISDOM PARISH LATIN MASS COMMUNITY OF ST. THERESE
POLICY FOR FIRST CONFESSION AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

1) At least one parent of children who wish to receive these Sacraments must be a practicing Catholic and a registered member of Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community. The children deserve to be raised within a family where the Catholic Faith is actually lived.

2) Children will receive these Sacraments in the second semester of second grade. Children preparing for these Sacraments must have completed two years of religious instruction (both first and second grade). First Confession will be administered on the fourth Sunday of Lent and First Communion will be given the third Sunday of May.

3) If a child transfers into our program from some other religious education program, the level of preparedness of that child must first be determined by the Latin Mass Community chaplain.

4) In regard to children of home schooling parents: The parents need to speak with the chaplain at the beginning of the school year so that he may determine the child’s readiness. Ordinarily, these children will be expected to attend catechism classes with the other children preparing for the Sacraments. Please note that individual first Communions will only be allowed in exceptional circumstances.

NOVENA TO ST. THERESE: For the first time in all these years we have been praying to her for our Latin Mass Community, St. Therese is now our patroness officially, by the decree of the Bishop of Pittsburgh. Also for the first time, we will be able to have an entire novena of nine days in here honor, running Sunday, September 25th through Monday, October 3rd, the feast of the Little Flower. Novena prayers will be recited after every Mass. Our customary Triduum in her honor will be on Saturday, October 1st with a High Mass at 9AM, Sunday October 2nd with a High Mass at 11AM, and Monday, October 3rd with a High Mass and Procession at 7PM. Confessions will be hear one half hour prior to all the triduum Masses. Please make sure to make plans for the novena now in order to offer thanks for St. Therese’s intercession in obtaining daily Mass and canonical status for the Latin Mass Community. Make sure you invite your friends and relatives to attend!

Weekly Bulletin items for September 4

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2011 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Joseph Guiney Sf. (Hart Family)
11:00 AM 50th Wedding Anniversary of Tom & Cecilia Gallucci (Mr. & Mrs. Gallucci)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2011 St. Lawrence Justinian
9:00 AM The Truschel and Young Families (Dr. & Mrs. Hete)
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 Feria
7:00 PM A Return to Good Health for Anne Hochreiter 
(Jerry & Peggy Wrabley)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 Feria
9:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Charles Heidenreich 
(Mr.& Mrs. Albert Brunn)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 Nativity of the Blessed 
Virgin Mary
7:00 PM In Honor and Thanksgiving for the Blessed Virgin 
Mary and her parents, Saints Anne and Joachim 
(Bob & Patty Shemer)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 St. Peter Claver
9:00 AM Repose of the Soul of the Stango Families 
(Andrew & Mary Battiste)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011 St. Nicholas of’ Tolentino
9:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre 
(Eric Frankovitch)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Spiritual & Temporal Well Being of Charles Heidenreich 
(Gretchen O’Neill)
11:00 AM Deceased Relatives of Dr. & Mrs. Charles Prezzia and Families (Dr. & Mrs. Charles Prezzia)

LABOR DAY SCHEDULE CHANGE: Please note the Mass on Monday, Sept. 5 is at 9AM due to the Labor Day holiday. Have a safe and joyful day with family and friends.

REGISTRATION FOR CATECHISM CLASSES: The Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community of St. Therese offers a full and accredited series of religious instructions to children in grades K through 12. All of our teachers are knowledgeable and devout Catholics who have fulfilled the requirements for “Protecting God’s Children,” as well as other diocesan requirements. Registration will take place on the first day of class, September 11, at St. Ambrose School. Please note that all students must be from families who are registered members of the Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community.

NEW ALTAR BOYS: Practice begins on Wednesday, September 14 at 7PM in the church. Any boy who would like to serve the Traditional Latin Mass, has received his First Holy Communion, and is a registered member of the Holy Wisdom Parish Latin Mass Community may attend the practices. Please note that all new boys applying must first receive the personal approval of Fr. Myers, so the boys or their parents should stop first to see Father after Mass in the sacristy.

CLEANING THE ALTAR BOYS’ VESTMENTS: It is time once again to launder the cassocks and surplices used by our faithful altar boys. Would some of you ladies be willing to do this? Please stop in the sacristy after Mass and see Fr. Myers.

NEW LATIN MASS WEBSITE: I broke a bottle of champagne (instead of a hammer) over my computer in order to inaugurate our new website: www.holywisdomlatinmass.org. It still needs a lot of work and I’m anxious to hear your remarks and suggestions for improvement, so please let Fr. Myers know what you think. Many thanks to Bill Redic and Dennis Stull for their hard work on this project.

COLLECTION COUNTERS NEEDED: For many years some people have been concerned that members of the Latin Mass Community weren’t permitted to take part in counting the Sunday collection. Here is your opportunity to change that. The Sunday collection is counted every Monday morning at the parish office by several sets of teams so that the same people aren’t doing it every week. We would like to have members of the Latin Mass Community on each team, so please speak to Fr. Myers about this. It is an excellent service to the parish and a great way to represent the Latin Mass Community to our fellow parishioners.

LEARNING THE LITURGY: In the Jewish Temple an enormous cloud of incense rose up hundreds of feet into the sky all day long, replenished constantly by the priests. It was a reminder of God’s abiding Presence with His Chosen People, dating back to the Exodus from slavery in Egypt when the Lord led the Jews through the desert in the form of a cloud of smoke. For the Jews, incense represented God’s Presence among them, as well as a cloud of protection from His Holy Face. It was an instrument of cleansing as well applied to many objects used in the worship of God, and it symbolized the ascent of the people’s prayers to Heaven. Incense means all of this in Catholic worship as well and so as soon as the priest has embraced and kissed the altar, at a High Mass he incenses it, for Christ the Lord will soon rest upon the surface of the altar, not in glory and majesty, but hidden and humble in the Eucharistic Species. The priest carefully directs the incense first to the surface of the altar (called the “mensa”), then to the four corners of the altar (called the “horns”), and finally to the front of the altar. Then the priest himself is incensed by the server, NOT because the priest as a man is special, but precisely to ask God for cleansing for the sins of the priest so that he may worthily perform the sacrifice he is about to offer on the altar.

SAINT OF THE WEEK, ST. NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINO: This is not the Saint Nicholas we identify with Santa Claus; his feast day is Dec.6. This Saint Nicholas was born in central Italy in the 13th century. His parents, however, did pray to the first St. Nicholas to obtain a son and so they named their child after the saint we associate so closely with Christmas and children. As a young man he entered the Canons of St. Augustine where he was noted throughout his life for his devout prayer. He received the visits of Angels for months prior to his death and these Angels sang glorious hymns every night preparing him to meet the Lord. As his death approached, St. Nicholas said, “I desire to be dissolved and to be with Christ.” St. Nicholas died in 1305, but it was not until almost 150 years later that he was canonized. During those years the Church had weathered terrible storms and the Pope at that time, Eugenius IV, dedicated the Church to the protection of St. Nicholas.

Weekly Bulletin items for August 28

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Living and Deceased Members of the Lane, Redic, Otuyce, & Janusz Families
(Mr. & Mrs. Redic)
11 :00 AM Tillie & Emil Hanic (Dr. & Mrs. Hete)
MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011 Beheading of John the Baptist
12:00 Noon The Family Of Sarah Elizabeth Rashford (Jerry & Peggy Wrabley)
TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 St. Rose of Lima
7:00 PM In Thanksgiving For God’s Blessings on the Waruszewski Family, especially a new job for Bob Waruszewski (Bob Waruszewski)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011 St. Raymond Nonnatus
9:00 AM Living and Deceased Members of the Ronald Polka Family (Ronald Polka Jr.)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 St. Giles
7:00 PM Poor Souls (David T. Buckley)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 St. Stephen of Hungary
7:00 PM Living & Deceased Members of the Brunn and Doerfler Families (Mr. & Mrs. Albert Brunn)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2011 Pope St. Pius X
9:00 AM Living & Deceased Members of the Lavigne, Loiselle, Paine, and Simelis Families (Mrs. Simelis)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2011 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Repose of the Soul of Joseph Guiney Sf. (Hart Family)
11:00 AM 50th Wedding Anniversary of Tom & Cecilia Gallucci (Mr. & Mrs. Gallucci)

GOD’S LIFE IN BAPTISM was bestowed upon John Cowell (son of Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Cowell) and Eve Wrabley (granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Wrabley) at Saint Boniface Church with the traditional rites of the Church on August 20. May God richly bless these little children, brand new Catholics, and their families.

FESTIVAL THANKS: Holy Wisdom Parish, OUR PARISH, is indebted to the many members of the Latin Mass Community who turned out to help with selling raffle tickets, manning booths, and working the spaghetti dinner. Well over 200 meals were served, a new record. Thanks to the young people especially, who came in unprecedented numbers, to help. God bless you indeed! Plans are beginning now to make our participation in the festival even more involved next year.

SAINT OF THE WEEK, SAINT ROSE OF LIMA: The “Lily of the Andes” was born in Peru, born of wealthy Spanish parents, born into a society full of racial prejudice, born into a world of both extreme wealth and poverty, in 1586. St. Rose was confirmed by St. Turibius of Mongrevejo, the first bishop to be canonized in the New World. As a child she learned very early to dedicate herself to the love of God, taking a private vow of virginity long before she became a Dominican oblate. She also learned to care for the poor and made every effort to share her family’s wealth with those in need. Because of her poor health, St. Rose could not live in a convent but was permitted to live in a hut in her family’s garden. She practiced extreme penances, even wearing a crown of thorns beneath her veil, despite her frail health. She died at age 31 in 1617. It is remarkable to think of the impact this humble girl had upon her society. Shut off from the world, offering herself to God inprayer and penance, she became a remarkable figure throughout South America. Privileged to receive the “Mystical Nuptials” with her Savior, she heard the words of Jesus spoken to her, “Rose of My Heart, be thou My bride.” Today, St. Rose is the patroness of Peru.

LEARNING THE LITURGY: The double act of penitence expressed at the beginning of Mass, first by the priest and then by the altar servers on behalf of the people, receives the paternal absolution of the priest in the prayer, “misereatur vestri.” This is a prayer which begs God for mercy upon us all, in spite of our sinfulness, for the “remission” of our sins, something only the Lord Himself can do by His almighty power and the shedding of His Precious Blood upon the Cross. Then comes the dialogue between priest and servers: “Let Thy people have joy in Thee, and show us Thy salvation.” With that said, the priest ascends the altar steps with folded hands of supplication, his eyes downcast, as the High Priest in ancient times entered the Holy of Holies in the Jewish temple. The priest embraces and kisses the altar, which is not only a reminder of the Cross of Jesus, but is the symbol of Christ Himself, kissing the spot where the relics of saint-martyrs are buried in the altar, for these holy men and women have shed their blood for the sake of the Savior Who gave up His Life for us on the Cross.

Weekly Bulletin items for August 21

MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Living and Deceased Members of the David and 
Meghan Hoerster Families
(David & Meghan Hoerster)
11 :00 AM Repose of the Soul of Elizabeth Bryer 
(Mr. Ronald Polka, Jr.)
MONDAY AUGUST 22, 2011 Immaculate Heart of Mary
12:00 Noon Kathryn Sherwin (Susan Sherwin)
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011 St. Philip Benizi
7:00 PM 25th Anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Rattay 
(Children; Olivia, Luke, Claire, Ann, Nancy, & Julia)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011 St. Bartholomew
9:00 AM In Honor of St. Peregrine for the Sick of the World, 
especially those we know (Raymond Aul Family)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011 St. Loius
7:00 PM In honor and Thanksgiving For St. Lewis and St.
Patricia and the Shemer Family 
(Bob & Patty Shemer)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26,2011 Feria
9:00 AM Living and Deceased Members of the Angelo and 
Angela Battiste Families (Andrew & Mary Battiste)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011 St. Joseph Calasanctius
9:00 AM Steve Pacacha and Family and Relatives 
(Agnes McClain Families)
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Living and Deceased Members of the Lane, Redic, 
Otuyce, and Janusz Families (Mr. and Mrs. Redic)
11 :00 AM Tillie and Emil Hanic (Dr. and Mrs. Hete)

LEARNING THE LITURGY: The Mass needs 
preparation on our part in order for us to pray as well as we 
can, as well as God deserves. That’s one of the reasons why 
the Mass prayers begin with Psalm 42, “Judica me.” We 
ask the Lord to judge us, that is, to see us on the inside and 
scrutinize our worthiness – or lack of worthiness – as we 
prepare for the Holy Eucharist. We ask to be protected 
from the influence of evil people around us, we ask for 
enlightenment to know what is right, we ask for hope to 
protect us from despair, for a spirit of joy which will lead 
us to God. Psalm 42 ends with the beautiful words “for 
God is the savior of my countenance.” That means that 
people should be able to see Christ in me, that I should 
reflect Him. In order for Christ to dwell in us, we must first 
be conscious of, and then sincerely repent, our sins. And so 
the Mass opens with an expression of sinfulness, first the 
priest stating his own unworthiness, then the people 
following. Why this separate act of contrition for the priest? 
Because the priest is present at the altar in an entirely 
unique role: and yes, he is NOT worthy because of his sins, 
but he is ABLE to act as a mediator between God and man 
because of the perfect Mediator and Savior, Jesus Christ. 
Do not allow yourself to be scandalized by an unworthy 
priest but rather pray for him and offer acts of penance on 
his behalf.

ETERNAL REST: May the Lord grant eternal peace and 
joy to our recently departed members, Andrew Battiste and 
Charles Heidenreich. May He comfort and support their 
families.

SAINT OF THE WEEK, SAINT JOSEPH 
CALASANCTIUS: The 17th century was a sad time for 
the Catholic Faith in Europe. Heresies abounded 
everywhere and the clergy were very poorly prepared for 
the pastoral work that lay before them. God raised up the 
humble priest from Aragon, Joseph of the family called 
”Calasanz,” and called him to Rome as an apostle in order 
to found schools of religious education throughout Italy. He 
joined St. Camillus in his labors to reduce the suffering of 
those afflicted with plague, and served among the poorest 
people, helping them with every need, always trying to 
reclaim souls for Christ. For some 52 years, St. Joseph 
served the People of God in this capacity, in humility, 
patience, perseverance, and prayer. He died in 1648, but a 
year after his death, his heart and tongue were found to be 
incorrupt, a sign that he served the people faithfully by 
preaching the genuine Catholic Faith and by his loving 
service to all those who needed him.

PLANNING YOUR CATHOLIC FUNERAL: Some people want to avoid thinking about this unpleasant task, leaving the planning to others. But plans should be made ahead of time, the will taken care of, the obituary written, and the funeral home – and church – contacted. I have noted on many occasions over the years that long-time members of the Latin Mass Community have been denied traditional Latin Mass funerals by their families who had no interest in the Traditional Mass. It is very important to put into writing, even to include the information in your will, specifically what you want in regard to your funeral Mass. Make sure you leave written instructions with a trusted family member or executor, with the funeral director, and please do not hesitate to contact me, or have a family member do so, with any questions.