An Announcement concerning Attendance at Mass in Light of the Coronavirus
Our country is employing means to prevent the spread of the virus. Although steps are being taken, nonetheless, we need to do our part in our chapels to ensure your safety.
For this reason we urge anyone who is sick, elderly, who cares for the elderly, as well as anyone who is vulnerable because of a medical condition, to remain at home while this threat lasts.
Thus, if you are sick, elderly, a caregiver, or if you have a compromised immune system, you may consider yourself dispensed from your moral obligation to attend Mass on Sunday.
Please follow the CDC recommendations and those of your health care provider.
We will let you know of any changes to this policy.
Weekly Mass Schedule
SUNDAY: March 29th - Passion Sunday (sd)
Missa Pro Populo............................................................ 9:00 a.m. Mass
MONDAY: March 30th - Ferial Day
Christina, Andrew & Bernadette Dubé.............................. No Mass
TUESDAY: March 31st - Ferial Day
†John Skierka................................................................ 9:00 a.m. Mass
WEDNESDAY: April 1st - Ferial Day
† Betty Zarn................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
THURSDAY: April 2nd - St. Francis of Paula, C (d)
† Gary Biegalke.............................................................. 9:00 a.m. Mass
FRIDAY: April 3rd - Seven Sorrows of the BVM (dm) Ferial Day
† Dorinda Biegalke.......................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
Stations of the Cross & Benediction............................... 6:00 p.m.- -Cancelled
SATURDAY: April 4th - St. Isidore, BpCD (d))
†John Skierka................................................................ 9:00 a.m. Mass
SUNDAY: April 5th - Palm Sunday (sd)
Missa Pro Populo............................................................ 9:00 a.m. Mass -- Cancelled
Sanctuary Lamp burning for the repose of the soul of John Skierka.
Saturday — 8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
Sunday — 8:00 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
Church Cleaning Schedule
Mar 29 — Penny Shelvin
April 5 — Rita Bogner & Barbara Kalafat
April 12 — Sarah Rollins, Hannah Lowder and Becky Lowder
Mar 29 — No Treats
April 5 — No Treats
April 12 — No Treats
Altar Boy Serving Schedule
Mar 29 —
April 5 — Oran Skierka & William Lightner
April 12 — Kernan Skierka & Gabriel Lightner
Wednesday: Holy Hour 5:00 p.m.
Friday: Stations of the Cross & Benediction 6:00 p.m.- - Cancelled
Sunday: Holy Hour 5:00 p.m.
Protection of St. Joseph During a Contagious Disease
Not many years ago, the following wonderful instance of an answer granted to prayer made a great sensation in the neighborhood of Chambery.
I was the summer of 1861 and both the town itself and the whole country around were in a state of excitement and alarm, on account of a contagious disease which had appeared suddenly among the population, and the number of the victims continued to increase day by day.
The fervent parish priest of the Church of St. Pierre, seeing the danger and anguish of his flock, summoned them to the church, and exhorted them earnestly to place themselves under the special care of Mary and Joseph. He then organized a devotion for the next seven Sundays in honor of St. Joseph. On these Occasions the church was filled to overflowing, and numberless candles were presented at the altar of the Saint.
The compassionate Heart of our divine Lord showed itself merciful to these humble supplications offered to Him through the intervention of His Immaculate Mother and chaste Foster-father . For although the disease raged in the other parts of the town, for full three months longer, not one more fatal case occurred in this parish; and while the bells of the neighboring churches were continually tolling the sad announcement of death, the bells of St. Pierre were only heard from time to time on festival days or sounding the glad news of some baptism or marriage. Devotion to St. Joseph, which already had taken deep root in the heart of these faithful Catholics, became more lively, and in all their affairs they had recourse with unbounded confidence to the intercession of Mary and Joseph.
A Novena to St. Joseph during this pandemic.
Glorious St. Joseph, foster-father and protector of Jesus Christ! To you I raise my heart and my hands to implore your powerful intercession. Please obtain for me from the kind Heart of Jesus the help and the grace of a happy death and the special favor I now implore for the Coronavirus to end.
Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel animated with confidence that your prayers in my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God.
V. O glorious St. Joseph, through the love you bear to Jesus Christ, and for the glory of His name.
R. Hear my prayers and obtain my petition
6 Day Votive Light Candles: The price per candle is $2.50 each, $62 per case.
Live stream sermons: you can now watch one of the SSPV or CSPV priests offer Mass in Boynton Beach, Florida. It is live streamed every Sunday at 500pm (eastern) and then archived. The address for this is http://tiny.cc/ourladyofpeace
SSPV Sermons may be heard on You Tube channel wcbohio
Sanctuary Lamp: If you would like to have the Sanctuary Lamp burning for the repose of soul, anniversary or remembrances, and who requests it, the usual donation is $10. Fill out a request an return to Fr. Skierka
Fr. Jenkins online instructions: http://www.wcbohio.com/
Please Keep in your prayers: The deceased, ill and the injured and those that are in special need of prayers, particularly of our parish.
MONEY RUNS or RUINS the HOME
by Daniel A. Lord, S.J.
One week they worked on lavish gene-rosity; the next week they got nothing, though the bills of course continued just the same. Another week their husbands paid all the bills without a murmur; the very week that followed found similar bills blown up in a major volcano.
So the husband who loves his wife, his own peace, and his wife’s sanity, lets his wife know exactly what she will get. She experiments to find out whether she can manage on the money he gives her. If it does not work, she tells him, and they both readjust themselves to another method. But always he knows exactly how much he has agreed to give her; she knows precisely how much she is going to get. They then move their financial ways as happy collaborators, not as master and slave, petitioner and benefactor, beggar and bestower of condescending bounty.
Quite rightly a wife should object to the slavery and humiliation implied in a wife’s constant need to ask for money. No employee has to beg his employer for each week’s pay check. No manager of an establishment has to come to his boss and cringingly and with fear of curt rebuff petition for the money necessary to run the shop or the factory.
Yet, wives are far more than just em-ployees or managers. They should not be expected to have to beg for money. When a husband finishes his week’s work, he walks up and like a self-respecting human being gets his pay. Wives should not be expected to crawl to their husbands every time they must pay a grocery bill or buy the baby a pair of new shoes.
As a matter of fact, many an American woman practically lives according to a “vow of poverty,” for which she gets no credit on earth and little merit in heaven. As a rule, religious find they are living under superiors who know that it is their place to be generous with those who work for and with them. They are, these lucky men and women of God, untroubled by bills. They are given jobs to do and are expected to bring to their superiors the bills that require payment.
Many wives, however, know that when they come to their husbands for money, they will be met with sarcasm or rebuff, until in the end they fear or dislike their sullen husbands and come close to hating their job and all that is connected with it.
The allowance or allotment that a hus-band gives to his wife is no gesture of a benefactor. Her husband owes it to her. She has earned it a dozen times over. It is a crying shame if she has to beg and cringe for her rightful share of something that she has earned quite as much as he has
On the other hand, all this financial arrangement implies that the wife is going to do her full part honestly, conscient-iously, and as efficiently as she knows how. She is going to learn to live within the income she knows her husband earns. When she simply cannot make her money allotment meet her expenses, she explains her problem to her husband and accepts advice and guidance.
It is her job to cut to the pattern of his income. She cannot go in for luxuries and nonsense when the money belongs to the essential living of the family. She can’t gamble the grocery money playing the races. She cannot hire servants to do work while she spends her afternoons and her mornings too at bridge.
She is in other words an honest manager, who really tries to master her job — the difficult job of housekeeping — who learns the cuts of meats that fit the family income, the types of clothes they can afford to wear, the amusements that match their purse, the economical devices by which money can be made to cover the needs of their home.
Nor does she nag for more. This whole business of managing money is a business partnership between her and her husband. She handles the finances as they have agreed; and if anything goes wrong, she presents her problem in the same busi-nesslike way any partner would use.
When a husband is stingy, he may rightly expect a whining, nagging wife.
1. The question is, what exactly does it mean, to dress modestly?
2. What does the Catholic Church say on the matter?
On January 12, 1930, the sacred Congregation of the Council, by mandate of Pope Pius XI, has issued emphatic instructions on modesty of dress to all bishops, directing them to insist on these prescriptions:
"We recall that a dress cannot be called decent which is cut deeper than two fingers breadth under the pit of the throat, which does not cover the arms at least to the elbows, and scarcely reaches a bit beyond the knee. Furthermore, dresses of transparent material are improper.
Women must be decently dressed, especially when they go to church. The parish priest may, with due prudence, refuse them entrance to the church and access to the reception of the Sacraments, [each] and every time that they come to church immodestly dressed." (General Pastoral Directive, 1915 A.D.)
"Girls and women dressed immodestly are to be debarred from Holy Communion and from acting as sponsors at the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation; further, if the offense be extreme, they may even be forbidden to enter the church." [Decree of the Congregation of the Council, 1930 A.D.]