The All School Mass has been changed from Monday mornings to Wednesday mornings for those of you who are daily communicants. This change provides a better opportunity for the school community to prepare for their weekly Mass.
On Labor Day, we will have one Mass. It will be at 9am, at St. George.
We will have a Mass for the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick on Sunday October 9th at the 11:00AM Mass. When many of you were children, you were taught to call this Sacrament Extreme Unction. In those days, Extreme Unction was seen as a preparation for death. The Fathers of the Second Vatican Council sought a comprehensive renewal of the seven Sacraments, so that they reflected more closely their original meaning from Jesus Christ. Over the centuries, historical accretions and misunderstandings grow up and get attached to the various Sacraments, occasionally distorting their original meaning as instituted by Jesus Himself. He came to heal our bodies and souls and the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick continues that healing ministry among us. It is a prayer for strength on behalf of those living with significant health problems, surgery or the diminishment that comes with old age. People in circumstances such as these, need the graces only Jesus can offer and the prayerful support of the whole Christian community. The proper Sacraments for the dying (or last rites) are Confession and Holy Communion. Anointing of the Sick is for those who are seriously ill but have every hope of survival. Please see the registration form on page 10 if you want to receive this Sacrament.
We will also be inviting the elderly parishioners of St. George for this anointing Mass. Given the space limitations that exist at St. Dominic Savio church, you may consider attending the 11:00am Mass at St. George. You are, of course, more than welcome to join us at St. Dominic Savio, but the Anointing Mass will be longer and space could be limited.
We are resuming our Children’s Liturgy of the Word at the 11am Sunday Mass. Contact me at the rectory, if you can help with the Children’s Liturgy of the Word.
The Knights of Columbus are a Catholic faith-based fraternal organization engaged in charity work (local and global in scope) and Life Insurance programs. From the moment of their founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are Catholic men of faith and men of charitable action. The Bishop Du Bourg Council of the Knights of Columbus at St. George remain true to the founding principles of their organization: charity, unity and fraternity. If you are interested in joining forces with this dedicated group of men who do so much good for our parish and the Church, please contact me at the rectory. I have invited the Knights to come to St.Dominic Savio on the weekend of Sept. 9 and 10 to speak about their charitable efforts and the benefits that come from being a Knight.
Sacred heart of Jesu, pray for us,
Fr. Paul Rothschild