Weekday Mass Schedule

FRIDAY: March 15th -Ferial Day (Ember Day)
† John Brett............................................................................ 9:00 a.m. Mass
SATURDAY: March 16th - Ferial Day (Ember Day)
† Larry G. Jerrel....................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
SUNDAY March 17th - 2nd Sunday of Lent (sd)
Missa Pro Populo..................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass

MONDAY: March 18th -St. Cyril of Jerusalem, BpCD (d)
† Ron Tihista.......................................................................... No Mass Scheduled
TUESDAY: March 19th - St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary (d1cl)
† Larry G. Jerrel...................................................................... No Mass Scheduled
WEDNESDAY: March 20th - Ferial Day
† Ron Tihista.......................................................................... No Mass Scheduled
THURSDAY: March 21st - St. Benedict, Abbot (dm)
† Ron Tihista.......................................................................... 8:00 a.m. Mass
FRIDAY: March 22nd -St. Isidore the Farmer (dm)
† Ron Tihista........................................................................... 8:00 a.m. Mass
SATURDAY: March 23rd - Ferial Day (Ember Day)
† Ron Tihista........................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass
SUNDAY March 24th - 3rd Sunday of Lent (sd)
Missa Pro Populo..................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Mass

Stations of the Cross will be followed by Benediction

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

Lenten Devotions
Wednesday: Holy Hour 5:00 p.m.
Friday: Stations of the Cross & Benediction 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: Holy Hour 5:00 p.m.

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

Church Cleaning Schedule
Mar 17 — Amy Lightner, Jennifer Lightner and Rachel Lightner
Mar 24 — Penny Shevlin
Mar 31 — Rita Bogner & Barbara Kalafatn

Treat Schedule
Mar 17 ---Teresa & Christina Dube, Lana Faber and Mary Flowers
Mar 24 —Sharon Skierka, Donna Skierka, and Maria Fleshman
Mar 31 — Jeanette Kalafat and Melissa Bogner

Rosary Leader
Mar 17 — Damian Skierka
March 24 — Mike Bogner
Mar 31 — Cole Lowderr

Snow Removal
Mar 17 — Pat Bogner — James Bogner
Mar 24 —Fred Lowder — JCole Lowder
Mar 31 — Cody Merja — Bailey Bomgardner

Altar Boy Serving Schedule
Mar 17 — Oran Skierka & William Lightner
Mar 24 —Kernan Skierka & Killian Skierka
Mar 31 —Stephen Rollins & 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 Bishop Carroll, will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to the parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Saturday, June 22, at 9:00 a.m. Those to be confirmed must have completed the fifth grade. Therefore, if you or your children would like to be confirmed, please contact the Sisters at the Novitiate (518) 622I-9833. The necessary paper work will be sent out that you may complete and return. The questions for the test will be taken from the Baltimore Catechism #2. Please take a copy of the letter that was sent out with the specific
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: 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;..

 

Power to Make LAWS
Authority of Church
These men were Bishops, who had the Apostles' own authority to rule the Church an I make laws for her. They in turn were to consecrate other Bishops with similar lawmaking authority, and there were to be successors of Peter who were to rule the entire Church as he had ruled the Church of the Apostles. The primitive Church was a lawmaking Church, as is the Catholic Church today.
"He therefore said to them again, 'Peace be to you! As the Father has sent me, I also send you'" (John 20:21). When Christ gave authority to His Church, He certainly gave her the right to make what-ever laws would be necessary at any given time to fulfil her mission of glorifying God and leading men to salvation. All such laws, based on special circumstances and needs, are positive ecclesiastical laws. Though they may bind the faithful under pain of excommunication or of mortal or venial sins, they can be lifted, altered, or abrogated by the same authority that made them.
No person should be in the least disturbed by the fact that the Catholic Church sometimes changes the laws she is competent to make. It must be remember-ed that the lawmaking authority of the Church never embraces natural moral laws and positive divine laws. The Church can call to mind those things that are already prescribed by the divine law, natural or positive; and, although she can-not dispense in these laws, she can interp-ret them authoritatively.
In our day, when the notion of natural and divine law has become dim and confused in the minds of so many; when written man-made law is made to stand for all law, it is difficult for some people to realize that there are many laws that the Church upholds but which she did not make and cannot alter, and which are not, in the strict sense, Church laws at all.
Often mistakenly considered Church laws, because the Church is the only considerable force that now defends them, are such laws as those forbidding contra-ception, and attempted remarriage when already validly married. Actually, these are divine laws and would be in force even if the Church did not exist. The divine natural law forbidding the direct and deliberate frustration of the God- given faculty of procreation exists be-cause order could not be maintained in creation if it were not in force. God must sanction order and condemn disorder or cease to be God. He could no more permit sex-perversions, which involve misuse of the faculty of generation and are intrin-sically immoral, than He could command a lie, which is a perversion of the gift of speech.
Hence it is idle to look for a time when the Church first condemned contra-ception, or consider whether the docu-ments in which it is condemned are infallible, or wonder whether the Church at some future time will modify her position on this immoral practice. The law always existed and always will exist. The Church must uphold it because she is the agent of God's will. But she did not make it. The birth controller's quarrel is not with the Church but with his own Creator, the author of human nature.
The Church has authority to determine those things that were left undetermined in the divine law, as for example the manner in which the Lord's Day is to be sanctified, the times and frequency with which the divine law of communion is to be fulfilled, the way in which the obli-gation of fasting is to be complied with, ere. Moreover, the Church can make laws in matters that were left free by our Lord whenever this will' promote the better observance of His law, as for example laws regulating clerical life, laws for the administration of the Church, laws for the conduct of worship.
"Whatsoever you shall bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven; whatsoever you shall loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in haven" (Matt. 16: 19). The Church has power not only to make laws, but also authority to change or repeal laws she has herself made. Some laws the Church has made will probably never change.

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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.]