Weekly Announcements: September 19th - 25th

Monday, September 19th - St. Januarius & Companions
8:00am (Low Mass) - Repose of the Soul of Billy Sena r/b Mrs. Edna Baca
Tuesday, September 20th - Feria
8:00am (Low Mass) - Requiem Mass for repose of the Soul of Margaret Heyer
Wednesday, September 21st - St. Matthew (Ember Wednesday)
8:00am (Low Mass) - Peacock Family r/b Mr./Mrs. M. McDonald
Thursday, September 22nd - St. Thomas of Villanova
8:00am (Low Mass) - Patrick Baca r/b Mrs. Edna Baca
Friday, September 23rd - Ember Friday
(No Public Mass) - Sanctification of priests of the FSSP & increase in Vocations r/b William Watson
Saturday, September 24th - Ember Saturday
8:00am (Low Mass) - Claire Potteiger r/b Claire Hess

The Sacrament of Penance is offered 30 minutes before each Mass. Requests are also taken after Mass as time dictates.

Sunday, September 25th - 19th Sunday after Pentecost
7:45am (Low Mass) - Pelssner Grandchildren r/b Rose Marie Pelssner
10:15am (High Mass) - Missa pro populo
Everyone is welcome to join the parish family for coffee, refreshments, and fellowship in the social hall downstairs following the 10:15am Mass on Sundays.

Father Pendergraft also teaches Catechism to all ages for 30 minutes beginning at 12:30pm
This week we observe the Ember Days. The observance of Ember Days is a venerable tradition in the Roman Church. Four times each year, at the change of the seasons, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday are given as days of prayer and fasting. These days are set aside to ask God's blessings on the new season and to pray for those who will be ordained on Ember Saturday. The rest of the Roman Church no longer commemorates these days, so we are blessed to still have them in our calendar.

Help will be needed to stain the shed that was obtained for the parish. I will try to put a work day together before the weather changes.

I continue to be grateful for those who act as ushers for the parish. This role is one which both emulates the hospitality of the Benedictines and the protection of the papal guards in Rome who stand as sentinels to protect the Church and the Pope. These men play a similar role for the parish. Any interested in assisting in this role can speak to me. In the future I hope to be able to address these men and personally thank them for their role.

May God continue to bless all of you.
-Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, FSSP