Weekly Announcements: May 3rd - May 10th



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Our parish church will be open daily for private prayer from 6:45AM - 9:30AM. Our pastor, Fr. Pendergraft, recommends people make frequent spiritual Communions. For how to do this, see this post: Making a Spiritual Communion.

Sunday, May 3rd - 3rd Sunday after Easter

(Private Mass) - Missa Pro Populo

Monday, May 4th - St. Monica

(Private Mass) - † Repose of souls of George, Elizabeth, & Linda Pike

Tuesday, May 5th - St. Pius V

(Private Mass) - Mr. & Mrs. Peter Kanzenbach

Wednesday, May 6th - Feria of Paschaltide

(Private Mass) - All Poor Souls

Thursday, May 7th - St. Stanislaus

(Private Mass) - † Repose of the soul of George Staudinger

Friday, May 8th - Feria of Paschaltide

(Private Mass) Cecily Grace Rose McGonagle

Saturday, May 9th - St. Gregory of Nazianzen

(Private Mass) The Toth & Blum Families

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

You know, my dearest brethren. And let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak, and slow to anger. For the anger of man worketh not the justice of God. Wherefore casting away all uncleanness, and abundance of naughtiness, with meekness receive the ingrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

-St. James 1 : 19-21

Sunday, May 10th - 4th Sunday after Easter

(Private Mass) - Missa Pro Populo



May we continue to pray that access to the sacraments and the ability to participate fully in the public worship of the One, True God will be restored soon. Let us also pray that the Truth may be revealed and the darkness overcome.

Please contact the rectory with any concerns or spiritual questions that you have.

-Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, FSSP


St. Louis de Montfort wrote, “Our entire perfection consists in being conformed, united, and consecrated to Jesus Christ. Hence the most perfect of all devotions is undoubtedly that which conforms, unites and consecrates us most perfectly to Jesus Christ.  Now, since Mary is of all creatures the one most conformed to Jesus Christ, it follows that among all devotions that which most consecrates and conforms a soul to our Lord is devotion to Mary, his Holy Mother, and that the more a soul is consecrated to her, the more will it be consecrated to Jesus Christ.”

The custom of dedicating the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary began in the 13th century, and by the end of the 1800s, the devotion was universally accepted and encouraged throughout the Church. It is the oldest instance of a devotion extending over an entire month.  During this month it is fitting to consecrate oneself to our Lady, to express our love and devotion to her.  May we always strive to imitate our Blessed Mother, heeding her call to prayer and penance for our souls and for the whole world.

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Dedication of One's Self to Mary

Most holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God, I., N., although most unworthy to be thy servant, yet moved by thy wonderful compassion and by my desire to serve thee, I now choose thee, in the presence of my Guardian Angel and of the whole Celestial court, for my especial Lady, Advocate and Mother: and I firmly purpose always to love and serve thee for the future and to do whatever I can to induce others to love and serve thee also. I beseech thee, O Mother of God, and my most compassionate and loving Mother, by the Blood which thy Son shed for me, to receive me in the number of thy servants, to be thy child and servant forever. Assist me in all my thoughts, words, and actions in every moment of my life, so that every step I take and every breath that I draw may be directed to the greater glory of my God; and through thy most powerful intercession, may I never more offend my beloved Jesus, but may I glorify Him, and love Him in this life, and love thee, my most beloved and dear Mother, and thus love thee and enjoy thee in Heaven for all eternity. Amen. My Mother Mary, I recommend my soul to thee now and especially at the hour of my death.

--St. Alphonsus Liguori