October 2018 Bulletin

 oct18 Inseparably united with the life of Our Lord is that of His Immaculate Mother. It is her Son Whom the Rosary proposes for our meditation. As Jesus was the most perfect of men, so Mary was the most perfect of women. If we are tempted to say that the life of Jesus, since He is divine, is too elevated for our imitation, the temptation must be dispelled by the contemplation of a creature like ourselves reflecting His perfections even as the moon reflects the brilliancy of the sun…   Because of its wonderful efficacy in advancing souls in the way of perfection and its power in obtaining Heaven’s choicest graces for the faithful. Leo XIII, of holy memory, frequently and energetically urged the bishops of the world to seek in every way to propagate the beautiful devotion of the Rosary. The great Pontiff declared that he saw in it a sovereign remedy for the evils of our day, arising, as they do, largely from forgetfulness of God’s supreme dominion over us and our dependence on His adorable Majesty.

   “If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins ‘you shall receive a never-fading crown of glory.’ Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in Hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and will save your soul, if – and mark well what I say – if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins.”      St. Louis de Montfort

 The Month of October is Dedicated to the Holy Rosary

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1ST – Saint Remigius, Remy or Remi, was Bishop of Reims and Apostle of the Franks. On 25 December 496 he baptized Clovis I, King of the Franks. This baptism, led to the  conversion of the entire Frankish people to Christianity, and was a momentous success for the Church and a major event in European history.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2ND – Holy Guardian Angels. Our Guardian Angel is given to us at the moment of our birth and stays with us all through life, comforts us in Purgatory, and escorts us to Heaven. 

 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3RD – Saint Thérèse of Lisieux became a great saint by doing little things perfectly. That is all you need: to do your duty well. Feastday of Sister Marie-Therese, MICM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4TH – Saint Francis of Assisi lived such a humble, and cheerfully sacrificial life, that he is called the saint who lived the most like Christ Himself.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5TH – Saint Faustina Kowalska had many visions of Our Lord Who taught her the way of Divine Mercy. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is a powerful prayer which is easy to pray often. Make an effort to pray the Chaplet at least once today. First Friday. Feastday of Sister Maria Faustina, MICM.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH - Saint Bruno. First Saturday. Join us for the IHM Bazaar & Yardsale today from 9–5! A fun day of food, bargains, friends and fundraising! Spread the word!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7TH - 20TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. Our Lady of the Rosary. When in grave danger, or in need of assistance in an emergency, the word that we cry out is “Help!”…and we continue to repeat it until someone comes to our aid. The repetition of the Hail Mary in the Rosary is our cry to Heaven in daily trials or for a special need! Join in the Rosary Coast to Coast by praying the rosary at 4 p.m. with the rest of the nation! Find out more on www.rosarycoasttocoast.com

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8TH - Saint Bridget of Sweden was a mystic and saint, and founder of the Bridgettines nuns.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH – Saint Francis Borgia was a Spanish duke. After his wife died, he gave up his noble life and became a Jesuit priest at the age of 40. He eventually became the Superior General, and under his guidance, the Jesuits grew to be a tremendous help to the Church. 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11TH – Divine Maternity of Our Lady. “Whoever does not wish to have Mary Immaculate as his mother… will not have Christ as his brother.” (St. Maximilian Kolbe)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH – Our Lady of the Pillar. This feast commemorates the apparition of the Mother of God during her own lifetime to Saint James, the great apostle of Spain, in the year 36, in the town of Zaragoza in Spain.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH – Saint Edward, King. On this day the Miracle of the Sun that took place during the last apparition at Fatima 101 years ago.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14TH – 21ST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. Saint Callixtus, Pope and Martyr.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15TH – Saint Teresa of Avila was the first woman to bear the title “Doctor of the Church.” She wanted never to die, but to live on and suffer real pain of every kind to prove her love for Christ. Don’t express even one complaint today. Feastday of Sister Miriam Teresa, MICM

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH – Saint Gerard Majella is invoked as a patron of expectant mothers as a result of a miracle effected through his prayers for a new mother. Feastday of Brother Gerard, Novice.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH – Saint Margaret Mary received a series of revelations from Our Lord regarding devotion to His Sacred Heart. The devotion encountered violent opposition, especially in Jansenist areas, but has become widespread and popular.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18TH – Saint Luke, referred to by Paul as the “Beloved Physician,” is the evangelist, poet, artist and cantor of the infancy of Jesus Christ. It was Luke who chronicled the first Christmas, searching out and preserving a story “too humble for prouder historians to touch.” 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH – Saint John Cantius was a serious, humble man, generous to a fault with the poor. He went on pilgrimage to Jerusalem, hoping to be martyred by Turks. He made four pilgrimages to Rome, carrying his luggage on his back. When warned to look after his health, he pointed out that the early desert fathers lived long lives in conditions that had nothing to recommend them but the presence of God.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21ST – 22ND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. Saint Ursula and her Companions. Saint Ursula travelled Europe in company of 11,000 fellow maidens. Together they were tortured to death rather than renounce their faith.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH – Saint Raphael the Archangel is the patron of the blind, of happy meetings, of nurses, of physicians and of travelers. 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25TH – Saints Chrysanthus and Daria. Chrysanthus, a Christian, married Daria, converted her and convinced her to live in chastity. He was later denounced as a Christian to Claudius, the tribune. His attitude under torture so impressed Claudius that his family and seventy of his soldiers became Christians. The Emperor had them all slain. Daria was sent to a brothel, where she was defended by a lion. She was then stoned and finally buried alive. 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28TH – CHRIST THE KING. Pope Pius XI instituted The Feast of Christ the King in 1925. Pope Pius connected the denial of Christ as King to the rise of secularism. Just as the Feast of Corpus Christi was instituted when devotion to the Eucharist was at a low point, the Feast of Christ the King was instituted during a time when respect for Christ and the Church was waning, when the feast was most needed.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31ST – Saint Wolfgang. ALL HALLOWS’ EVE. The world has corrupted this beautiful feast into a celebration of darkness and evil. Be sure to celebrate the Saints! Celebrate as a Catholic family should!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST – ALL SAINTS’ DAY.  Holy Day of Obligation. Masses at 8:30 a.m. (Sung Mass) & 7:30 p.m.

 Adult Catechetical Series

An adult catechetical series, “Our Quest for Happiness”, will begin on Tuesday, October 16, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.

This 8 week session will review: The life, virtues and privileges of Our Lady, Extreme Unction and the four last things, vocations to the priesthood and religious life, the sacrament of matrimony, justice and the social importance of virtue, apologetics – proving the case for the Catholic Church.

The classes will be held Tuesday evenings from October 16 through December 4.