Intention Policies | Holy Hours | Eucharistic
Adoration | Ascension
& Assumption | Low Gluten
Friday, February 26
8:15 AM - Lenten Weekday
Saturday, February 27
8:15 AM - St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows (Traditional Latin Mass)
Special Intention for Our Country
5:00 pm John A. Marcolla (Sunday Vigil Mass)
Sunday, February 28
Second Sunday of Lent
8:00 AM - People of the Parish
10:00 AM - Special Intention for Bailey Gunderson
Feria of Lent
8:15 AM - Special Intention for Jacob Haynes (Traditional Latin Mass)
6:00 PM - Frank Ockenfels+
5:00 PM - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
St. Katherine Drexel
8:15 AM - Vivian VanDyke+
7:30 AM - Abby Quinn Boies+
8:15 AM - Pat Matalic+
Sts. Perpetua & Felicity
8:15 AM - Deceased Members of the Lodder family+ (Traditional Latin Mass)
PM - Bill & Velma Scott+ (Sunday Vigil Mass)
Third Sunday of Lent
8:00 AM - Special Intention of the May family
10:00 AM - People of the Parish
If you have a relative
you would like to have a Mass said for their special
intention (living) or for the repose of their soul
(deceased), please contact the rectory, 660-646-0190.
Suggested stipend is $10/Mass.
MASS INTENTIONS FOR 2021-
We will open the 2021 Mass Intention Book on Tuesday, December 1, at 10:00 am. No phone calls, please. Limit of 5 intentions at this time. Bring your intentions list and a check for $10/ Mass stipend in person.
Families are asked to social distance from those
they did not travel to mass with. See
complete details in Father's video here. The obligation to attend mass is still suspended for those who are at risk or who do not feel safe attending mass. Please use your own judgment in this regard. After May 3, daily masses will not be live streamed.
Weekend masses will not be live streamed at this time, but
we will monitor our options for the future.
ASCENSION AND ASSUMPTION SOLEMNITIES
The celebration of the Ascension of our Lord (Ascension Thursday), until further notice in our ecclesiastical province, is
celebrated on the Seventh Sunday of
- Celebrated every year on August 15, the
Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven, before her body could begin to
decay - a foretaste of our own bodily resurrection at the end of time. Because it signifies the Blessed
Virgin's passing into eternal life, it is the most important of all Marian feasts and a Holy Day of Obligation.
FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION - Every First Friday of the month, we offer Eucharistic
Adoration following the 8:15 a.m. Mass and ending at 5pm. It has been some time since the list of adorers has been updated. In order that the
Eucharist is never left alone when exposed, every time slot needs to have AT LEAST two adorers signed up. That
way, when someone can't make their time and cannot find a substitute, someone is still there. The time slots are for
30 minutes, except for the first slot which begins whenever Mass is finished and ends at 9:30. There are several
slots that now only have one person signed up. If you are a current adorer and would like to continue in your current
slot, please contact Kim Murrell at email@example.com
to confirm and to provide a current phone number where you may be reached. If you would like to sign up for a slot or multiple slots, please contact Kim with your
preferred time(s) and a current phone number.
There are different ways to "watch one hour" with the Lord. One of the most powerful and fruitful ways is to
spend an hour in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. We call this a Holy Hour because it is an hour spent in the
presence of the Holy Eucharist: Christ, Himself, the One who alone is Holy.
There are also different ways to make a Holy Hour: you
can pray, alone or with others, before Jesus in the Tabernacle; or you can pray in the presence of the
exposed Blessed Sacrament, privately or at a public service led by a priest.
The Church strongly encourages both private and public
devotion toward the Eucharist and teaches that prayer before the Lord sacramentally present in the Eucharist
actually "extends the union with Christ which the faithful
have received in communion." It helps them to live in a more Christian way, trying
"to maintain in their lives what they have received by faith and by
Sacraments" (The Rites of the Catholic Church).
The most important thing to realize about making a private
Holy Hour is that you don't have to do anything. You don't have to say any particular prayers, or read, or sing, or
anything else. All you have to do is be present to the One who is present to you. Many times we need to be silently
present - not analyzing, thinking, or saying prayers with our lips. Even a few short moments of this silent presence
to the Lord is a precious treasure, for it is in this silence that the Lord speaks to us.
Consider making a Holy Hour (or shorter) on
THE BENEFITS OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
- The only time our Lord asked the Apostles for anything was the night He went into agony. Not for activity did He plead, but for an Hour of companionship. (Archbishop Fulton Sheen)
- Every Holy Hour we make so pleases the Heart of Jesus that it is recorded in Heaven and retold for all eternity! (Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
- The spiritual lives of our families are strengthened through our Holy Hour. (St. John Paul II)
- Each time you approach the Blessed Sacrament remember that Jesus has been waiting for you for twenty centuries for this personal visit from you. (St. Josemaria
- By being faithful to a Holy Hour of Adoration you can teach by example.
"The young should be taught the value of Eucharistic
Adoration." (St. John Paul II )
- Do you want the Lord to give you many graces? Visit Him often. Do you want Him to give you few graces? Visit Him rarely. Do you want the devil to attack you? Visit Jesus rarely in the Blessed Sacrament. Do you want him to flee from you? Visit Jesus often! (St. John
INTENTION POLICY - In keeping with Canon
Law: 1) an intention requested for a Mass, must be fulfilled in a
year's time of accepting the stipend; 2) the customary stipend amount is $10 per
Mass; 3) only one request may be accepted per Mass.
There are a number of rules and canons applying to this to ensure
it's done for the right reasons. Historically and firstly a
monetary offering or similar was given by the person requesting the Mass said for an intention because this was in part what a priest lived off of (i.e. Eat and drink what is set before you for the laborer deserves his payment.
Lk. 10:7). In most places in the world now,
it's the parish that receives it not the priest. In order to make sure the practice of receiving a donation per Mass
intention wasn't abused, it became the practice that a Mass was said for one intention only so that multiple donations
wouldn't be collected and easily consolidated into only having to
say one Mass. Secondly and primarily, the giving of something concrete and tangible (in our diocese $10 per Mass
intention) represents an offering\contribution of ourself along with the Mass we have requested to be said. This idea of gift and contributing to the worship of God is reflected in the words of Jesus when He says:
if you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your
gift. (Mt. 5:23-24). It also is a means by which a person contributes to furthering the necessary and salvific work of the Church. Symbolically, we also express this notion of giving of ourself and contributing to our worship of God when the priest says at Mass
"lift up your hearts," we respond by saying "we lift them up to the
GLUTEN HOSTS AVAILABLE
- If you need to receive a low gluten host for communion, please notify Father before