Weekly Mass Schedule

SUNDAY: November 29th - 1st Sunday of Advent (sd)
Missa Pro Populo................................................................................................. 7:00 a.m. Mass
✝ William Painter.................................................................................................. 9:00 a.m. Mass
MONDAY: November 30th - St. Andrew, Ap (d2cl)
✝ William Painter.................................................................................................. 8:00 a.m. Mass
TUESDAY: December 1st - Ferial Day
✝ William Painter.................................................................................................. 8:00 a.m. Mass
WEDNESDAY: December 2nd - St. Bibiana, VM (sd)
✝ William Painter.................................................................................................. 8:00 a.m. Mass
THURSDAY: December 3rd - St. Francis Xavier, C (dm)
✝ William Painter.................................................................................................. 8:00 a.m. Mass
FRIDAY: December 4th - St. Peter Chrysologus, BpcD (d)
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Carlson........................................................................................ 6:00 p.m. Mass
SATURDAY: December 5th - Ferial Day
Special Intention.................................................................................................. 9:00 a.m. Mass
SUNDAY: December 6th - 2nd Sunday of Advent (sd)
Missa Pro Populo................................................................................................ 7:00 a.m. Mass
✝ William Painter.................................................................................................. 9:00 a.m. Mass
Sanctuary Lamp is burning for the repose of the soul of George Kluth

Confession Schedule
First Friday      — 5:30 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.
First Saturday — 8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m
Sunday  — 6:30 a.m. - 6:55 a.m.
              — 8:10 a.m. - 8:55 a.m

Altar Boy Serving Schedule
Nov 29 — 1st Mass: — Anthony Caggeso & Stephen Rollins
                 2nd Mass:— Oran Skierka & Blane Lightner
Dec 6 — 1st Mass: — Michael Caggeso & Francis Caggeso
               2nd Mass:— Kernan Skierka & Gabriel Lightner
Dec 8 Mass: — Brennan Skierka & Jeremy Lowder
Dec 13  — 1st Mass: — Anthony Caggeso & Francis Caggeso
                2nd Mass: — Killian Skierka & Callen Skierka

Rosary Leader
Nov 29 —1st Mass: Brian Drewes — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder
Dec 6   —1st Mass: Tim Riley — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowder
Dec 13 —1st Mass: Brian Drewes — 2nd Mass: Cole Lowderr

Church Cleaning Schedule
Nov 29 —Regina Marshall & Maria Fleshman
Dec 6 —Tara Fisher & Zyra Cerise
Dec 13 — Katrina Skierka & Jess Maye

Treat Schedule
Nov 29 —Michelle Bogner, Christina Bogner and Regina Marshall
Dec 6 — Pancake Breakfast
Dec 13 — Lauren Caggeso, Tara Fisher & Zyra Cerise

Snow Removal
Nov 29 — Chris Marshall — Erik Kalafat
Dec 6   — Kevin Rollins  — Cole Lowder
Dec 13 — Dominic Caggeso— Nathan Cerise
Dec 20 — Max Kern    —   Alex Kern

Announcements.

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.


Mission Mass Information

Great Falls: (Black Eagle - Immaculate Heart of Mary)
Mass every Sunday and Holy Days
7:00 & 9:00 a.m.

Helena: (Holy Cross)
Mass every Sunday and Holy Days:
8:00 a.m.

Missoula: (East Missoula - Holy Shroud)
Mass 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month and Holy Days
12:30 p.m.

Billings: (Pompeys Pillar - St. Martin de Tours)
Mass 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays of the month and Holy Days
3:00 p.m.

Lethbridge: (St. Theresa the Little Flower)
Mass 3rd Sunday of the month (when the border opens)
2:00 p.m.

Fr. Jenkins online instructions: wcbohio.blogspot.com.
6 Day Votive Light Candles: The price per candle is $2.50 each, $62 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 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.

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Our Faith
by
Rev. Richard Felix, O.S.B.

What is Holy Water and why do Catholics use it?
Holy Water is water upon which the priest has invoked the blessing of God for the benefit of those who use it. It is a sacra-mental, symbolical of the interior purity of heart which the user desires to obtain. Just as the Jews of old sanctified themselves by washing and sprinkling (Ex. 19; Lev. 8; N um. 19) so do Catholics use Holy Water to bless themselves especially upon entering their churches and when making the Sign of the Cross. "Thou shalt wash me, O Lord, and I shall be made whiter than snow" (Ps. 50). On Holy Saturday water and salt are exorcized by the priest and so withdrawn from the power of Satan, who since the fall has corrupted even inanimate things. Prayers are said that the water and salt may promote the spiritual and tem-poral health of those to whom they are applied and drive away the devil with his rebel angels. Finally, the water and salt are mingled in the name of the Holy Trinity. The water thus blessed becomes a means of grace and a source of sanctification.
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Why does the Catholic Church presume to put certain books on the Index and forbid her people to read them?
The Catholic Church puts certain books on the Index for the same reason that a good druggist puts a skull and cross bones on every bottle of poison. The Church labels poisonous literature Poison.
The advocates of modern paganism are well aware that a daily diet of irreligious and immoral reading will soon destroy the moral and religious life of the most ardent Christian. The calumnies against the Church set afloat in the sixteenth century are still going the rounds of gossip today. The unbelieving critics who in the past generation made use of every means to belittle the Bible have brought millions of one-time orthodox Christians to deny the faith that once was theirs. How many souls too, once noble and pure, have given themselves over to a life of lust and immorality through the constant reading of sexy and salacious novels.
If the State has a right and a duty to safeguard its citizens from contagious diseases, to restrict the sale and use of narcotics, and to exercise a vigilant censorship over the press, at least in times of war, the Church, as the representa-tive of Christ, has just as imperative a right and a duty to protect the faith and morals of her children. She is always at war with heresy, superstition, immorality, and irreligion. This and nothing more is the meaning of the Index of forbidden books.


What proofs do we have that the body of man will be restored to life on the last day?
Constant reference is made in the Bible to the resurrection of the body. In the Gospel of St. John for instance we read, "Jesus said to Martha: Thy brother shall rise again. Martha said to Him: I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said to her: I am the Resur-rection and the Life; he that believeth in Me, although he be dead, shall live.”
During the public life of our Blessed Lord, Jesus raised at least three persons from death to life. These three are recorded. There may have been many more. The three resurrections recorded in the Gospels embrace the three stages of death: first, the daughter of Jairus, dead but a few hours; secondly, the son of the widow of Naim who had been dead several days and was being carried out to burial; and thirdly, Lazarus, who was dead and had been buried for a number of days. By calling back the dead to life Jesus gave proof of His power over death and the grave. Be-sides bringing back the dead to life our Blessed Lord foretold not once but many times His own Resurrection from the dead (e.g. Matt. 20, 19). What He had thus foretold came to pass precisely as He had predicted (Luke 24, 39; Jn. 20, 20). And inasmuch as He has proclaimed that all the dead shall rise again it follows that this prediction will likewise be fulfilled to the letter.
How all this will be accomplished we know not. But accomplished it will be.

 

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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.]