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St. Joseph Catholic Church MARCH 20, 2016
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
415 Ormsby St. Adrian, MI 49221
Phone: 517-265-8938 Fax: 517-265-1987
Weekend Mass Times: Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Weekday Mass Times: Tuesday: 5:15 p.m. Adoration: 5:45 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament : First Fridays 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. or by appt.
Parish Staff Pastor:
Fr. Anthony J. Strouse
firstname.lastname@example.org ext 23
Dcn. Leonard Brown Tues. & Thurs. 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or by appt.
Dcn. John Crowley Hours by appointment
email@example.com / ext. 21
firstname.lastname@example.org / ext 28
Director of Religious Education:
email@example.com / ext 32
firstname.lastname@example.org / ext 36
Maintenance / Custodial:
Rob Love / Nick Muck email@example.com
St. Joseph Cemetery:
Arlene Ball - 263-5535 or 403-2114
Bulletin / Ministry Schedules: StJosephAdrian@outlook.com Copy deadline is Friday at 2:00 p.m. the preceding week. We reserve the right to edit articles for clarity and length.
Parish Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed for lunch: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
St. Vincent Ferrer
In 1398, at Avignon as a member of the entourage of Pope Benedict XIII, St. Vincent Ferrer was suffering from a grave fever and near death. Years later in 1412 in a letter, he shared with a friend about that time when a certain religious [Vincent himself], praying lovingly to God for his recovery so, that he might again preach the word of God when, at last, while he was at prayertwo saints [Dominic and Francis] appeared to him as in a dream, at the feet of Christ, making great supplication. At length, after they had prayed thus for a. long while, Christ rose and, with one on either side, came down to this same religious lying on his bed. Then Christ, touching him caressingly with the finger of His most holy hand, gave him a most definite interior comprehension that, in imitation of these saints, he must go through the world preaching as the Apostles had done, and that He, Christ, would mercifully await this preaching for the conversion and correction of mankind. At once, at the touch of Christ's fingers, the aforesaid religious rose up entirely cured of his sickness.
From that point on, for the next 20 years Vincent trekked across Europe preaching what we know as parish missions seeing himself as the angel of the Apocalypse, announcing his theme, Fear God and give Him glory, for His time has come to sit in judgment (Rev. 14:7).
~Fr. Albert Judy, OP
Offerings for Week Ending: 03/13/2016
Weekly Year to Date
Budgeted $6,100.00 $266,700.00
Actual $5,983.00 $274,512.05
Surplus/(Deficit) ($117.00) $7,812.05
REFLECTION: PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD:
Acclaimed as son of David, as the one who brings salvation (Hosanna means Save! or Give salvation!), the King of glory enters His City riding on an ass.309 Jesus conquers the Daughter of Ziona figure of His Churchneither by ruse nor by violence, but by the humility that bears witness to the truth.310 And so the subjects of His kingdom on that day are children and God's poor, who acclaim Him as had the angels when they announced Him to the shepherds.311 Their acclamation, "Blessed be he who comes in the name of the Lord",312 is taken up by the Church in the Sanctus of the Eucharistic liturgy that introduces the memorial of the Lord's Passover. (C.C.C. 559)
CEMETERY DECORATIONS All cemetery decorations must be removed by Friday, April 1, 2016.
MINISTRY SCHEDULING Ministry Scheduling for May through July 31, 2016 will take place the last week of March. Please advise the office of any days you are not available no later than Monday, March 28, 2016, or send an email to: StJosephAdrian@outlook.com
PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD MARCH 20, 2016
And so we begin the most sacred week of the year: Holy Week. During this week my mind always returns to the Holy Land, and the sites where these sacred events took place. I can see the chapel at Bethphage where Jesus began His triumphant entry into Jerusalem; the Upper Room (formerly a mosque) where Jesus instituted the Priesthood and the Eucharist at the Last Supper; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which is the site both of Jesus Death and Resurrection; the stone which, by tradition, is the place where Jesus was anointed after His death.
This is my favorite week of the year, not only because Ive been to the Holy Land, but because in her liturgies, the Church celebrates the heart of what God did for us. She brings in old traditions, long since abandoned for weekly liturgies in the Roman Rite, and reuses them, like longer processions, longer intercessions, and extended readings. While they can simply seem to lengthen the Mass, they are meant to help us enter in more deeply into the celebration.
In order to get the full experience of Holy Week, I would suggest that, to the extent possible, you attend all of the Sacred Triduum Liturgies: the Mass of the Lords Supper on Holy Thursday; the Solemn Celebration of the Lords Passion on Good Friday; Tenebrae on Good Friday; and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night. I have also listed the days and times below for your convenience. I know that more and more businesses do not give Good Friday as a day off anymore. This would be a perfect reason to take personal time (if possible). Also, I know that people dont always want to attend Tenebrae or the Easter Vigil because they are later at night (the Easter Vigil is much longer than Tenebrae). Both are beautiful liturgies and when people attend, they often wonder why they didnt before. If you have to choose only one, I would suggest the Easter Vigil. You will see our three Elect get baptized, confirmed, and receive the Eucharist for the first time, and its a great show of support for them as their new parish family. If, because of young children, you cant make it, I understand, but I would love to see a big crowd for the Easter Vigil. And if you want, you can attend the Easter Sunday Mass as well.
Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lords Supper .................................. 7:00 p.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 11 p.m.
Good Friday: Solemn Celebration of the Lords Passion ..... 3:00 p.m.
Chapel of Divine Mercy immediately following
Tenebrae ................................................................... 9:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday: Blessing of Easter Food ..................................... 12:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil .............................................................. 8:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday: Mass ........................................................................... 8:00 a.m.
Mass .......................................................................... 10:00 a.m.
But he was pierced for our sins, crushed for our iniquity.
He bore the punishment that makes us whole, by his wounds we were healed.
DON ANTONIOS DISPATCH CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY
The Divine Mercy Novena will begin on Good Friday and continue until Saturday, April 2, before Divine Mercy Sunday. Please Join Fr. Anthony as he leads this devotion after the Good Friday Liturgy. The Chaplet is prayed daily at 3 PM on EWTN.
On Divine Mercy Sunday a l l parishioners will have the opportunity to venerate the Divine Mercy image before and after Mass. A plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful who receive the Sacrament of Penance within twenty days, and Holy Communion on Divine Mercy Sunday and pray for the intention of our Holy Father. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will begin at 9:45 on Divine Mercy Sunday.
BLESSING OF EASTER BASKETS
According to ancient tradition, beginning in the eighth century, there were seven Paschal foods that were included in every basket prepared and blessed on Holy Saturday. Every item blessed was a gift from God and had symbolic meaning recognized by folk and Christian tradition. The number seven is considered to a special number as there are Seven Sacraments, Seven Days of Creation, and Seven Last Words of Christ. The seven items and their symbolism are: Colored Eggs - hope, new life, and a reminder of Jesuss Resurrection; Butter/Cheese - fashioned into a Paschal Lamb representing the Lamb of God; Bread - a reminder Jesus is the Bread of Life; Sweet Bread - the sweetness of the Resurrection; Sausage/Ham - the abolishment of the Old Law and establishment of the New Law, the b e l i e f o f t h e R e s u r r e c t i o n ; Horseradish - the bitter agony of Our Lord during His passion; and Salt - believed to impart wisdom, justice, and prosperity.
Easter Baskets will be blessed at noon on Holy Saturday.
PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD MARCH 20, 2016
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Information has been in the bulletin about the Food Bank Challenge (formerly Feinstein Challenge). Please contact JoAnne Baty if you need more information.
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