A father’s blessing gives a family firm roots Sirach 3:9
“The greatest saints, those richest in grace and virtue will be the most assiduous in praying to the most Blessed Virgin, looking up to her as the perfect model to imitate and as a powerful helper to assist them.” --Saint Louis Marie de Montfort
As the gifts we lay before Thee, O Lord, in honor of Thy Saints, bear witness to the glory of Thy divine power, so may they win for us the fruit of Thy salvation. 1962 Missal Secret prayer for the feast of Sts Vitus, Modestus and Crescentia, martyrs
By nature, men desire the beautiful. -St. Basil the Great
See how faithful we must be to God since He is so good to us! Let us spare no efforts to observe the commandment He gave us to love Him. - St. Louise de Marillac
You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father. Matthew 5:14-16
Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles. When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. - Matthew 10:16-22 Gospel reading for the feast of St. Barnabas in the 1962 Missal. Wednesday evening (June 13) there will be the monthly Rosary Procession in honor of Our Lady of Fatima following the 7:30 pm Mass. All parishioners and visitors are welcome to attend.
Ite, missa est. Deo gratias. At the conclusion of the Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form the Deacon dismisses the congregation. The use of the Latin word 'missa' is believed to be the source of the name 'Mass' for Catholic liturgy.