Bulletins

December 9, 2018

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From among the messages that Our Lady of Guadalupe gave to St. Juan Diego in Mexico on Tepeyac Hill in 1531...

"Know for certain
that I am the perfect and perpetual Virgin Mary,
Mother of the True God.
Here I will show and offer
all my love, my compassion,
my help and protection to the people.
I am your merciful Mother,
the Mother of all how love me,
of those who cry to me,
of those who have confidence in me.
Here I will hear their weeping and their sorrows
and will remedy and alleviate
their suffering, necessities and misfortunes...
Listen and let it penetrate your heart...
Do not be troubled or weighed down with grief.
Do not fear any illness or vexations, anxiety or pain.
Am I not here who am your Mother?
Are you not under my shadow and protection?
Am I not your fountain of life?
Are you not in the folds of my mantle?
In the crossing of my arms?
Is there anything else you need?"

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December 2, 2018

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Happy Advent!
Happy St. Nicholas Day!
Happy Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception!

A month ago a good parishioner was crouched over a piece of sidewalk at one of the Church entrances. This was in between the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Masses. He stumbled upon a Sacred Host that was lying on the ground. Dutifully he sent a son to find a priest while he guarded Our Lord from being trampled underfoot or blown away in the wind.

Last Sunday at the end of the Communion line, a good parishioner pointed out to one of our Dominican brothers that a Sacred Host had fallen to the floor. Not only that, a small bite had been taken out of It.

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November 25, 2018

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With this recent observance of Thanksgiving, have you noticed something eerily different after weekday Mass? Have you heard the silence?

If not, it might be because weekday Mass is not part of your routine. I remember when my parents started going to Mass on Saturday morning in addition to Sunday morning. The quiet devotion of the smaller gathering seemed so much more intimate and prayerful than Sunday Mass. It also seemed like I was all of a sudden part of a hidden world. Now I might describe it as a gateway drug.

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November 18, 2018

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We conclude St. Louis' letter to his son Philip III. Deo gratias.

Seek diligently, most sweet son, to have good bailiffs and good provosts in your land, and inquire frequently concerning their doings, and how they conduct themselves, and if they administer justice well, and do no wrong to any one, nor anything which they ought not do. Inquire more often concerning those of your household if they be too covetous or too arrogant; for it is natural that the members should seek to imitate their chief; that is, when the master is wise and well-behaved, all those of his household follow his example and prefer it. For however much you ought to hate evil in others, you should have more hatred for the evil which comes from those who derive their power from you, than you bear to the evil of others; and the more ought you to be on your guard and prevent this from happening.

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November 11, 2018

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Having cast our ballots this past Tuesday to choose who will participate in governing us, we resume the letter written by Saint Louis King of France to his son Philip III. As of today, the Feast of St. Martin of Tours, we have covered most of the holy letter.

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