Weekday Mass Schedule

SUNDAY: May 26th - 5th Sunday after Easter (sd)
Missa Pro Populo........................................................................... 7:00 a.m. Mass
Richard Cook................................................................................. 9:00 a.m. Mass
MONDAY: May 27th - St. Bede, the Venerable, CD (d)
Special Intention........................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
TUESDAY May 28th - St. Augustine of Canterbury, BpC (d.
Special Intention........................................................................... No Mass Scheduled
WEDNESDAY: May 29th - St. Magdalen dei Pazzi, V (sd)
Special Intention........................................................................... No Mass Scheduled
THURSDAY: May 30th - Ascension Thursday (dlcl)
Richard Cook................................................................................ 9:00 a.m. Mass
FRIDAY: May 31st - Queenship of the BVM (d2cl)
Judy Raykovich............................................................................ 8:00 a.m. Mass
SATURDAY: June 1st - St. Angela Merici, V (d)
Special Intention........................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
SUNDAY: June 2nd - Sunday within the Octave of the Ascension (dm)
Missa Pro Populo........................................................................... 7:00 a.m. Mass
Josephine McAterian...................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass

Sanctuary Lamp burning for the repose of the soul of Larry G. Jerrel.

Confession Schedule
Saturday — 8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
Sunday — 6:30 a.m. - 6:55 a.m.
                  8:00 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.

Church Cleaning Schedule
May 26 — Penny Shevlin
June 2 — Rita Bogner & Barbara Kalafat
June 9 — Bomgardner Family, Ruth Evans and Justina Merja

Treat Schedule
May 26 — Lisa Skierka and Katrina Skierka Tiffany Skierka
June 2 — Melissa Bradshaw & Regina Drewes
June 9 — Pot Luck treats

Rosary Leader
May 26 — 1st Mass – Scott Drewes 2nd Mass – Cole Lowder
June 2 — 1st Mass – Brian Drewes 2nd Mass – Cole Lowder
June 9 — 1st Mass – Tim Riley 2nd Mass – Cole Lowder

Altar Boy Serving ScheduleMay 19 — Oran Skierka & William Lightner
May 26 — Killian Skierka & Blane Lightner
May 30 — MC - Kernan Skierka Th - Nathan Rollins CB -William Lightner
Ac - Oran Skierka & Killian Skierka
TB - Stephen Rollins, Dominic Skierka, Brently Baumgardner
TB - Blane Lightner, Quentin Skierka, Thaddeus Bradshaw,
June 2 — Brennan Skierka & Dominic Skierka
June 9 — Oran Skierka & Gabriel Lightner

Mission Mass Schedule
Holy Cross: 2nd, 4th, 5th Sundays & Holy Days– 1:00 p.m.
449 Hoback; Helena, Montana 59624...............(406) 449-3701
Holy Shroud: 2nd, 4th, 5th Sundays– 5:00 p.m.
204 Clyde; Missoula, Montana 59802............(406) 721-7146
St. Martin de Tours: 1st & 3rd Sundays– 4:30 p.m., Holy Days– 6:30 p.m.
2814 South Pompey's Road; Pompeys Pillar, Montana 59064........(406) 665-7836
St. Theresa, Lethbridge: 4th Wednesday of the month– 5:30 p.m......(403) 328-0627.

                                                                               Announcements

Summer Catechism registration can be done by sending an email the Church email address and the link can be sent back to you. Please register as soon as possible.

Confirmation: Confirmation ceremony begin at 10 a.m. Saturday June 22nd, with a 7 p.m. practice the night before, Friday, June 21st.


Rogation Days: Please see me to make arrangements for the blessing of fields which traditionally done on the three days preceding Ascension Thursday.


Ascension Thursday: is a Holy Day of Obligation, Mass is at 9:00 a.m.
Parish Breakfast – Thanks to everyone who participated in and helped in any way with the parish breakfast last week. Thanks to your generous efforts we raised $2,049 to benefit the cemetery.


Annual Work Day: June 1st Please keep this day open to as a scheduled work day for doing some yearly maintenance and sprucing up around the church and setting up for Summer School and of course this year, with Confirmations, I want to have things read for Summer School, Corpus Christi Procession, Blessing of Cemetery & Confirmation

Confessions: Priority should be given especially the last thirty minutes of confessions to those who drive a great distance, have little children, elderly and or are disabled. Those living in closer proximity please be here early; Confessions begin at 8:00 a.m. Of course, and I think that it goes without saying, that those who live in close proximity to the church, should come for confessions on Saturday morning if at all possible. 

6 Day Votive Light Candles: The price per candle is $2.50 each, $60 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 now 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.
Blessing of Religious Articles: Following Mass next Sunday.
What Catholics Believe:"wbcohio" – http://www.wcbohio.com/ – Father Jenkins comments on some of the recent events of the SSPX, Fr. Davide Pagliarani; Fr. Patrick Girouard’s sermon on the SSPX’s re-branding, and other timely topics;..

Fast and Abstinence
Who Must Fast?
Furthermore, the Bishop of the diocese, when there is a gathering of many people, or when there is question of public health, can dispense a particular locality or even the whole diocese from the law of fast or abstinence, or of both.
Pope St. Leo I (461) pointed out that fasting is a means and not an end in itself; its purpose is to foster pure, holy and spiri-tual activity. The Church requires her members to fast and to abstain in order that they may control the desires of the flesh, raise their minds more freely to God, and make satisfaction for sin. It is not because meat and other foods are evil in themselves that the Church prescribes days of fast and abstinence. The Church com-mands us to deny ourselves for the glory of God and the good of our souls. Just as the physician can forbid certain food to his patient for the sake of temporal good, so for the sake of spiritual good God forbade to Adam the fruit of one tree, and to the Jews the flesh of certain animals; and the Church from the days of the Apostles (Acts 15:29) has exercised the same right.
There are a number of interesting quest-ions which arise regarding the regulations of the Church on fast and abstinence. Per-haps a brief answer to a few such quest-ions would be of interest to our readers.
What is Meat?
What is to be understood by the term "meat"? Under the name flesh meat are in-cluded all land and warm blooded ani-mals. Moreover, under the name meat are included all the parts of an animal, but not its fruit: eggs, milk, and things made from milk, such as butter, cheese. The law of abstinence forbids the eating of flesh meat and broth made from meat. Under the name broth is included any liquid made from the juice of meat, such as beef tea, mutton soup, chicken broth, etc. The law does not forbid condiments made from animal fats, as for example, margarine, lard, suet, bacon drippings, etc.
If a Catholic dines in the home of a non- Catholic friend on Friday and meat is serv-ed, may he partake of it on the score that the embarrassment he would cause his friend by a refusal would constitute a sufficient inconvenience to excuse him from the law of abstinence? In America, where the regulations of the Church are generally well known, a Catholic should act in accord with the dictates of his con-science and courteously decline the meat portion of the dinner. The host might be slightly embarrassed but at least he will not be scandalized. Moreover, in this country, there would be little inconveni-ence in providing the Catholic guest with an adequate meal of abstinence food.
How is the term "liquids" to be under-stood which are permitted on days of fasting? Lenten and other similar fasts are not broken by liquids which are beverages rather than food, or which are used to allay thirst, or assist digestion, and not chiefly to nourish, such as water, teas, coffee, light cocoa, wine, beer, lemonade, fruit juice, milk, etc. Milk shakes, malted milks, soups, and similar liquids which are food equivalents are not permitted between meals on a day of fast.
Is gelatin permitted on Friday or days of abstinence? Yes. While gelatin is a meat product, it is not popularly considered as meat. The Church accepts the general popular judgment as to what things are to be considered "flesh meat." Is one dis-pensed from the Church regulations of fast and abstinence free of all obligation regarding works of self-denial? Since the precept of the Church is in substance bas-ed upon the natural law, those who are dispensed from Church law are not dis-pensed from the natural law of tem-perance. Such dispensed persons should practice some acts of self-denial according to their ability. Acts of sacrifice by self- denial in alcoholic beverages, tobacco, sweets, etc., or by mortification in the quantity or quality of food taken, enable us to strengthen our character, gain a mastery over our passions and desires, satisfy for past offenses, and win a higher degree of friendship with God. "Now he (God) calls upon all men everywhere to repent; inasmuch as he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world with justice by a Man (Christ) whom he has appoint-ed, . . .

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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.]