Weekday Mass Schedule

SUNDAY: February 17th - Septuagesima Sunday (sd)
Sanctification and salvation of the Yost Family............................. 9:00 a.m. Mass
MONDAY: February 18th - St. Simeon, BpM (sp)
Jordan Ramias.......................................................................... No Mass Scheduled
TUESDAY: February 19th - Ferial Day
Mr. Monty Pinard...................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
WEDNESDAY: February 20th - Ferial Day
Bishop James Carroll................................................................ 800 a.m. Mass
THURSDAY: February 21st - Ferial Day
Mr. Bill Schumacher.................................................................. 800 a.m. Mass
FRIDAY: February 22nd - Sts. Faustinus & Jovita Mm (sp)
Jessica Anderson..................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
SATURDAY: February 23rd - 5th Sunday after Epiphany [Anticipated] (sd))
† Poor Souls in Purgatory.......................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
SUNDAY: February 24th - Sexagesima Sunday (sd)
Missa Pro Populo..................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass

Sanctuary Lamp burning for the repose of the soul of Gretchen Gohrick.

Confession Schedule

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

Church Cleaning Schedule
Feb 17 — Lisa Skierka & Katrina Skierka
Feb 24 — Becky Lowder, Hannah Lowder & Tiffany Skierka
Mar 3 — Christina Bogner, Michelle Bogner

Treat Schedule
Feb 17 — Mary Ellen Petrilli, Rose Dorman and Stephanie Kern
Feb 24 — Melissa Bradshaw, Monica & Regina Drewes
Mar 3 — Lisa Skierka and Katrina Skierka Tiffany Skierka

Rosary Leader
Feb 17 — Cole Lowder
Feb 24 — Damian Skierka
Mar 3 — Mike Bogner

Snow Removal
Feb 17 — Scott Drewes — Josh Bradshaw
Feb 24 — Kevin Rollins — Gregory Skierka
Mar 3 — Chris Marshall — Erik Kalafat

Altar Boy Serving Schedule
Feb 17 — Kernan Skierka & Blane Lightner
Feb 24 — Killian Skierka & Gabriel Lightner
Mar 3  — Dominic Skierka & Quentin Skierka

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 School Catechism Dates: The weeks of June 9 and June 16 with First Communion Sunday June 23.
Confirmation Date: Saturday, June 22, Date for taking tests, will be announced.
New WCB address........http://www.wcbohio.com/

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: with the new shipment of 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: wcbohio.blogspot.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" – https://www.youtube.com/user/WCBOhio – 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;..

 

Are You Scrupulous?
By Daniel A. Lord, S.J.
An interview withFrancis J. O'Boyle, S.J.

If Peter Had Scruples
But can you imagine Peter, after Christ had forgiven him, running about in feverish and perturbed fashion and saying: 'I wonder if I made it clear to Christ. I wonder if He understood me when I said I love Him. Maybe He didn't really forgive me. Maybe I wasn't sorry enough. Maybe my Confession was not complete?
Wouldn't we feel that Christ would have been justified in being a little annoyed, to use a very human word, by the fact that Peter simply refused to be persuaded? Christ would necessarily have been hurt had Peter said: 'Lord I really am not sure that you love me enough to forgive.
Yet a scrupulous soul runs around In precisely that sort -of fashion, question-ing, rehearsing, repeating, asking Christ again and again for assurances and reassurances, in a sense doubting Christ, who is far, far more eager to forgive than we are to be forgiven.

Magdalen
And you can imagine Magdalen, after Christ had lifted her to her feet, getting a bad attack of scruples? Can you fancy her saying: 'I'm not sure whether or not Christ understood all the details of my sin. Perhaps I didn't make them clear to Him. I wonder whether I expressed my love clearly enough? And then can you fancy her dashing off to Peter and asking him to hear her Confession? Can you imagine her going over the same story again and again and begging to be reassured that Peter understood? Can you see her not satisfied with that and hurrying off to go to Con-fession to John? And can you see her answering John's 'You don't need to go into details, Mary; I really understand, with 'No, he doesn't understand; I'd better go and confess to James or maybe to Philip?
It all sounds so absurd, doesn't it, But scruples are absurd, just as absurd in any of us, God's children, as they would have been in those other children of God, Peter or Magdalen.
Christ is never annoyed with us. But if He could be annoyed, I think He would be annoyed with those of us who doubt His love and His willingness to forgive. And we do doubt those lovely and unmistak-able qualities in the tender Christ when we cling to false conscience, torture our souls with the senseless torment of scruples, and bring misery to our souls, which Christ intended to be even happy in this world.

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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.]