Announcements

Sunday, February 11th - Quinquagesima Sunday - Our Lady of Lourdes

Monday, February 12th - Seven Holy Founders Cc

Tuesday, February 13th - St Catherine of Ricci V

Wednesday, February 14th - Ash Wednesday - St Valentine PrM

Thursday, February 15th - Ss Faustinus & Jovita Mm

Friday, February 16th - St Onesimus BM

Saturday, February 17th - Flight into Egypt

Sunday, February 18th - First Sunday of Lent - St Simeon BM - St Bernadette V

We welcome anyone who maybe be visiting Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church. Please feel free to ask any questions and join us after Mass for our usual socializing. You are welcome to browse through any of our literature. Extra head coverings and Missals are at the back of the church. Remember, Holy Communion may only be received by Catholics who observe the Traditional teachings of the Catholic Church, are in the state of sanctifying grace, and have completed a three hour fast.

Please observe the rules of modesty as posted at the back of the church, out of respect for Our Lord and His Church.

Please follow the dress code for our church - Women and girls please wear dresses/skirts and head coverings; and men please wear dress slacks to Mass. Please be sure all clothing is modest and meet Catholic standards.

Announcments

Catechism Classes

February4: Potluck: Sisters + Mrs Warns11:Sisters25:Sisters
March4: Potluck: Sisters + Mrs Warns11:Sisters18:Sisters
April6: Potluck: Sisters + Mrs Warns15:Sisters29:Sisters
May4: Potluck: Sisters + Mrs Warns13:Sisters 

Our Lady of Lourdes

Hail! all hail, great Queen of Heaven,
Hail, sweet Notre Dame de Lourde
'Neath whose care our weary exile
Is from countless ills secured!

Blessed thou above all others,
Mary, Mistress of the spheres,
Star of hope, serenely beaming
Through this darksome vale of tears.

Happy angels joy to own thee,
O'er their choirs exalted high:
Throned in blissful light and beauty,
Empress of the starry sky!

As the fount is still unsealing
Its pure treasures softly fair
May each drop be fraught with healing
Dearest Mary, at thy prayer!

Then let men and angels praise thee for each blessing thou hast procured
While in gladsome strains we're singing: Hail, sweet Notre Dame de Lourde!

Be blessed, O most pure Virgin, for having vouchsafed to manifest your shining with life, sweetness and beauty, in the Grotto of Lourdes, saying to the child, St. Bernadette: "I am the Immaculate Conception." A thousand times we congratulate you upon your Immaculate Conception. And now, O ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of mercy, Health of the sick, Refuge of sinners, Comforter of the afflicted, you know our wants, our troubles, our sufferings. Deign to cast upon us a look of mercy.

By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes, you were pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary, whence you dispense your favors, and already many have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and physical. We come, therefore, with the most unbounded confidence to implore your maternal intercession. Obtain for us, O loving Mother, the granting of our request. (name it) Through gratitude for your favors, we will endeavor to imitate your virtues, that we may one day share your glory.

Our Lady of Lourdes, Mother of Christ, you had influence with your divine Son while upon earth. You have the same influence now in Heaven. Pray for us; obtain for us from your Divine Son our special requests if it be the Divine Will.
Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us. Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught is all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best thought, by day and by night;
Waking or sleeping Thy Presence my Light.

Be Thou my wisdom, Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee, Thou with me, Lord.
Thou my great Father, I Thy dear Son;
Thou in me dwelling, I with Thee one.

Be Thou my battle-shield, Sword for the fight.
Be Thou my dignity, Thou my delight,
Thou my soul's Shelter, Thou my High Tower,
Raise Thou me heavenward, Power of my power.

Riches I need not, nor man's empty praise:
Thou my Inheritance, now and always!
Thou, and Thou only, First in my heart
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

Ash Wednesday is a day of complete abstinence for all Catholics over 7 years of age.

The Lenten Fast begins this Wednesday. All Catholics between the ages of 21 and 59 who are not legitimately excused, must fast every day of Lent, except Sundays. This means that they may not eat between meals, and that their two smaller meals cannot equal what they would usually have at their main meal. Those obliged to the fast may have meat only at their main meal, unless the day is one of Complete Abstinence.