Text Box: Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 
Sat / Sun September 03 & 04, 2011                              
Text Box: MASS INTENTIONS for this week

Sat. 5pm:     -
Sun.   8:30:  All Parishioners (l. & d.)
        10:30:  Luko Jakobusic (dec.)
        12:30: Anthony Roberts (liv.)

Mon. 8 am:  The Souls in Purgatory
Mon. 6 pm:  Canon Jean Marie Moreau (liv.)

Tues. 8 am:  The Souls in Purgatory
Tues. 6 pm: Hildur Henriksson (dec.)

Wed. 8am:  The Souls in Purgatory
Wed. 6pm:  Wilfredo J. Balza Sr. (dec.)

Thurs. 8 am: The Souls in Purgatory
Thurs. 6pm:  Elijah Marie Del Castillo (liv.)

Fri. 8 am:      In Honor of the Five Sacred Wounds
Fri. 2 pm:     Adoration & Confession
Fri. 3pm:      Chaplet & Benediction
Fri. 6pm:      Darlene Maney (dec.)

Sat. 8am:      Stephen Finehirsh (liv.)
Sat. 10am:    Adelina Salgado (liv.)
Sat. 4pm:      Adoration, Confession & Benediction
Sat. 5pm:     -
Text Box: TODAY’S MUSIC
Organ Prelude:  Cantabile on "Hyfrydol", arr. A. Jordon
Hymns for today:  #601 Alleluia, Sing to Jesus  
#100 Asperges  #616  I sing the mighty power of God
 5pm (Sat.)  Danish Amen Mass, Kraehenbuehl/Frischmann. Cantor and Organ.
10:30am:  Missa Orbis Factor, #218  St. M.M. Choir
Offertory: “O Love How Deep”, Schalk 
Communion:  Psalm 95 (J.N. White)
12:30pm: Missa Orbis Factor, Men's & Women's Schola
Organ Postlude:  Mvt. III, Kleines Prelude, H. Schroeder
Text Box: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary September 8th The Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary was celebrated at least by the sixth century, when St. Romanos the Melodist, an Eastern Christian who composed many of the hymns used in the Eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox liturgies, composed a hymn for the feast. The feast spread to Rome in the seventh century, but it was a couple more centuries before it was celebrated throughout the West. The source for the story of the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Protoevangelium of James, an apocryphal gospel written about A.D. 150. From it, we learn the names of Mary's parents, Joachim and Anna, as well as the tradition that the couple was childless until an angel appeared to Anna and told her that she would conceive. (Many of the same details appear also in the later apocryphal Gospel of the Nativity of Mary.) 
The traditional date of the feast, September 8, falls exactly nine months after the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Perhaps because of its close proximity to the feast of the Assumption of Mary, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is not celebrated today with the same solemnity as the Immaculate Conception. It is, nonetheless, a very important feast, because it prepares the way for the birth of Christ.

Text Box: Sunday Scripture

	Living and loving as Jesus taught entails risk. It requires courage and an open heart. In order to experience the new and abundant life offered by Jesus, we must love our neighbor as our self. One factor that makes this hard to do is risk. The risk entailed involves the possibility of being hurt by another person. We need not fear, though, because God will give us the grace to forgive, heal and overcome.
	The reading from Ezekiel tells of the prophet's responsibility to call the people of Israel to repentance. The second reading reminds us that love does no harm, and so is the fulfillment of the law. In the Gospel, Jesus outlines a process for fostering peace and reconciliation among believers. He also gives a reminder about the power of prayer.
Text Box: This week’s second collection will be for the Building Fund. Fund.  Last week’s second collection for the Parish Development Fund totaled $681.00.  Next week’s 2nd collection will be for the Bishop’s Appeal. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR PARISH. MAY GOD REWARD YOUR GENEROSITY.

Special Funds

Collected-to-Date

Goal

Organ

$ 10,113.00

$ 10,000.00

Monument

$  2,583.00

$ 12,000.00

 

 

 

Electronic Funds

Collected in July

Collected-to-date

Parish Pay

$ 5,024.00

$ 32,302.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly update

August 27/28

Year-to-Date

Actual - 1st Plate

$ 3,759.00

$ 157,089.00

Parish Pay - 1st Plate

$ 1,227.00

$  37,277.00

Total 1st Plate

$  5,227.00

$ 194,366.00

Goal

$ 5,900.00

$ 213,900.00

Shortfall

$    673.00

$  19,534.00

Bishop’s Appeal

$ 0.00

$    8,073.00

Goal for Appeal

 

$ 13,066.89

Par.  Dev. Fund

$ 681.00

$    6,941.00

Building Fund

$  0.00

$  16,773.00