for the Week of March 22, 2015
Sunday, Mar. 22 - Passion Sunday (St. Isidore, C)
5:15 pm Confessions
5:30 pm Stations of the Cross
6:00 pm Low Mass (RIP Leo Williamitis by J. & J. Sellers)
Monday, Mar. 23 - Monday in Passion Week (St. Turibius, BC)
4:30 pm Low Mass (RIP Fr. Kubish by S. Osterhaus)
7:30 pm Eucharistic Holy Hour with Rosary and Devotions
Tuesday, Mar. 24 - St. Gabriel the Archangel
9:00 am Low Mass (Fr. Oswalt by S. Osterhaus)
Wednesday, Mar. 25 - Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
No Mass at St. Therese
Thursday, Mar. 26 - Thursday in Passion Week (St. Ludger, BC)
No Mass at St. Therese
Friday, Mar. 27 - Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(St. John Damascene, CD)
5:00 pm Confessions (until 5:30 pm)
5:30 pm Stations of the Cross
6:00 pm Low Mass (Intentions of Wayne Pivarunas)
Saturday, Mar. 28 - Saturday in Passion Week (St. John Capistran, C)
9:00 am Low Mass (Holy Souls, esp. family by Dunphy)
5:00 pm Parish Potluck (see details in Announcements below)
Sunday, Mar. 29 - Palm Sunday (Ss. Jonas & Comp. Mm)
8:15 am Confessions
8:30 am Stations of the Cross
9:00 am High Mass with Blessing of Palms & Procession (Pro Populo)
Passion Sunday marks the beginning of Passiontide, the last two weeks of Lent. All statues are veiled, except for angels, as we recall the last year of our Lord’s life. The purpose of veiling the statues is to show that without Christ and His Infinite Sacrifice which we anticipate during Passiontide, there would be no saints, not even the Blessed Mother. All human holiness depends entirely on the merits of Jesus Christ, who is its ultimate source.
We begin Holy Week next Sunday with Palm Sunday. It is the last week of Lent, which recalls the last week of our Lord’s life. Please note that although we typically have an evening Mass on the fifth Sunday of the month, for Palm Sunday this year we will make an exception and have Holy Mass at 9:00 am. On Maundy Thursday (Apr. 2) there will be an evening Mass with washing of the feet, and Good Friday (Apr. 3) will have an Afternoon Liturgy.
Our fundraiser for the holy water vessels has concluded. We raised a total of $1,160.00. Thank you very much for your generosity! May God bless you.
There will be a Eucharistic Holy Hour on Monday, Mar. 23, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Let us “watch one hour” (Mt 26:40) with our Lord as the Lenten season draws to a close.
Volunteers are needed to make the Altar Server’s responses and ring the bell during weekday Masses with no server. Please inform Father if you are willing to help. Also, twelve men volunteers are needed for the washing of feet for the 6:00 pm Mass on Maundy Thursday, Apr. 2. Please contact Father if available/interested.
Mark your calendars: Summer Catechism Classes this year will be conducted by the Mater Dei sisters June 15-19 in Lebanon.
PARISH POTLUCK: Saturday, Mar. 28, we will have a belated parish potluck from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in honor of St. Patrick and St. Joseph, whose feasts we celebrated the week before. Please use the signup sheet in the vestibule to let us know you will be attending and what dish you will bring. The location for the potluck is the schoolhouse at “Bethany United Church of Christ” in Lebanon, the same place where Bp. Pivarunas gave catechism lessons a few weeks ago.
On Wednesday, March 11, some ‘Catholic Action’ hit the Cincinnati area: When the Modernist Church’s “Cardinal” Oscar Rodriguez-Maradiaga came to give a talk about Francis’ vision of the church at the Athenaeum Seminary of the “Archdiocese” of Cincinnati, several Catholics from our parish teamed with other local sedevacantists to greet the “cardinal” with signs announcing that the is not a valid cardinal, Francis is not a valid Pope, and that the Chair of St. Peter is vacant. This demonstration made the top story on the local news that night. You can watch a video clip of the Channel 5 (WLWT) news report here.
Rules for the Lenten Fast
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday (inclusive). Throughout Lent, the Church requires adults between the ages of 21 and 59 to keep the Lenten fast, as follows:
- Only one full meal may be taken per day
- Two other light meatless meals may be taken, but which together do not constitute the quantity of a full meal
- On Fridays no meat may be taken at all
- Eating between meals is forbidden. Liquids, including milk and fruit juices, are allowed. Malted milk and milk shakes are forbidden. Ordinary chocolate milk, however, is permitted. The use of egg and milk foods is permitted on all days of both fast and abstinence.
- Alcoholic drinks are permitted
- On Ash Wednesday and the Ember Days of Lent (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday of the First Week of Lent), all, from seven years of age on up, are bound to the abstinence (partial or full, depending on the day)
- There is no fasting on Sundays
- Exceptions apply for those unable to fast due to illness or work — please see Father for details
- The fast ends when Lent ends, at midnight between Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday
Remember to observe this Lent as if it were you first Lent, your last Lent, your only Lent.
General Mass Schedule
- 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month: MORNING MASS (9:00 am)
- 2nd, 4th, & 5th Sunday of the month: EVENING MASS (6:00 pm)
Holy Mass at St. Therese parish is offered every Sunday and Holyday, as well as on some days during the week. For Sundays, we currently alternate a Morning Mass at 9:00 am with an Evening Mass at 6:00 pm (morning Mass on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month; evening Mass on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of the month). Times for weekday Masses vary. Please always check this web site beforehand to ensure you have the right time for the next Mass. Confessions are always heard approx. 45 minutes before Sunday Masses and immediately before weekday Masses.
Collections are taken up every Sunday and Holyday. Typically there is only one collection at each Mass. Of course, all contributions are strictly voluntary, but keep in mind the Fifth Precept of the Church: to contribute to the support of the Church. We cannot exist without your help. Please remember to make up for missed collections, as expenses remain the same. Thank you. God bless your generosity.
Confessions are usually heard 45 minutes before Mass, according to the availability of the priest. Please try to come early to ensure Father can hear your confession before Mass. If there are still penitents left in line when Father has to get ready for Mass, confessions will resume after Mass.
Note to Newcomers
Welcome to St. Therese the Little Flower Roman Catholic Church. The clergy and parishioners of St. Therese adhere firmly to the unchangeable Catholic Faith as taught by all true Popes, from St. Peter to Pius XII. Because of our faithfulness to the Catholic Church of the ages, we reject the Modernist church of Vatican II with all its teachings, liturgical rites, and disciplines. We reject John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis as illegitimate usurpers of the papal office and believe that there is currently no Pope reigning in the Catholic Church (sede vacante). We are not affiliated with the Novus Ordo Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
Newcomers are always welcome: Please introduce yourself and feel free to ask questions. If you are interested in becoming a parishioner of St. Therese, please ask the usher for a registration form. God bless you.
About Our Clergy
The clergy serving St. Therese church are affiliated with the Congregatio Mariae Reginae Immaculatae (CMRI), or Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen, a Roman Catholic religious order consisting of Priests, Brothers, and Sisters dedicated to preserving the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Traditional Catholic Faith. It was founded in 1967 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and is headquartered in Spokane, Washington, as well as Omaha, Nebraska.
The CMRI is responsible for over 50 traditional Catholic churches and Mass centers both in the U.S. and abroad, a number of schools staffed by religious, several publications, and a comprehensive online Catholic store. Read more about how these traditional Catholic Priests, Brothers, and Sisters live and spread the authentic Catholic Faith and the Fatima Message by accessing their web site here.
If you would like to become a parishioner of St. Therese's, please complete a registration form and put it in the collection basket. Copies are available in the vestibule (look for the yellow forms). We want to make sure you get email announcements and are able to vote on important issues affect the parish.
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