Announcements

Sunday, July 9th - 5th Sunday after Pentecost - St Maria Goretti VM

Monday, July 10th - Seven Holy Brothers Mm - Ss Rufina & Secunda VvMm

Tuesday, July 11th - St Pius I PM

Wednesday, July 12th - St John Gualbert Ab - Ss Nabor & Felix Mm

Thursday, July 13th - St Anacletus PM

Friday, July 14th - St Bonaventure BCD

Saturday, July 15th - Bl Virgin Mary Saturday - St Henry EmpC

Sunday, July 16th - 6th Sunday after Pentecost - Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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.

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Faith of our Fathers, living still, in spite of dungeon, fire and sword!
O, how our hearts beat high with joy whene'er we hear that glorious word!
Faith of our Fathers, holy Faith! we will be true to thee ‘til death.

Saint Anacletus

Saint Anacletus (July 13) was the second successor to Saint Peter, by whom he was converted to the faith. He was also ordained a deacon and consecrated priest by Christ's first Vicar. The emperor Domitian had begun a violent persecution which increased in fury as time passed; but the faith of the Christians did not diminish, only receiving new force from the blood of the martyrs.

This holy Pontiff omitted no solicitude which could animate the faithful to expose their lives generously for the glory of Jesus Christ. During his nine years of reign, he consecrated six bishops. The last of these was Saint Evaristus, who would succeed him; Saint Anacletus consecrated him the year before his death, foreseeing he could not long escape the fate of all the first Vicars of Christ.

One of his enduring ordinances was the law that for the consecration of a bishop, three bishops must participate; that practice had been established by Saint Paul. He also required that all ordinations be accomplished in public. He built a church in honor of Saint Peter, to whom he owed his conversion, at the site of Saint Peter's burial; the original structure was conserved by Providence amid many tempests. He reserved burial sites for future martyrs in the Christian cemeteries, because multitudes were being condemned under Domitian. He also designated and adorned sites for the interment of future Pontiffs in the Vatican. He died on July 13th in the year 96, and was buried in the Vatican.

Saint Anacletus was highly praised by Saint Ignatius of Antioch in a well-known letter.

A Somber Reminder - Fatima, July 13, 2017

The children were so frightened that they would have died, they felt, if they had not been told they were all going to heaven. They raised their eyes as if in desperate appeal to the Lady who stood gazing down on them with somber tenderness. "You see hell, where the souls of poor sinners go," she said at length. "To save them God wishes to establish in the world the devotion to my Immaculate Heart."

"Jacinta was a child only in age," Sr Lucia wrote in 1935. "She often sat thoughtfully on the ground or on a rock and exclaimed, "Oh, hell! Hell! How sorry I am for the souls who go to hell!" Then, shuddering, she knelt down with her hands joined, and recited the prayer that Our Lady had taught us: "O my Jesus, forgive us, save us from the fire of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are most in need!"

O Precious Blood! Redeeming flood from Jesus' Sacred Feet;
Come Thou upon our sinful hearts to heal the wounds of sin's fell darts.

O Precious Blood! Redeeming flood from Jesus' Sacred Hands;
Upon us come we cry to Thee! From Satan's bondage set us free!

O Precious Blood! Redeeming flood drom Jesus' Sacred Side;
Come sign us as the Savior's own and claim us at His Father's Throne!

O Precious Blood! Redeeming flood from Jesus' Sacred Wounds;
Let every tongue Thy praises sing: Hail Blood of Christ, our Savior King!

Prayer for our Country Leaders

We pray Thee, God of might, wisdom and justice, through Whom authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed: assist, with Thy Holy Spirit of counsel and fortitude, the President of these United States, that his administration may be conducted in righteousness, and be eminently useful to Thy people over whom he presides, by encouraging due respect for virtue and religion; by a faithful execution of the laws in justice and mercy; and by restraining vice and immorality.

Let the light of Thy divine wisdom direct the deliberations of Congress, and shine forth in all the proceedings and laws framed for our rule and government, so that they may tend to the preservation of peace, the promotion of national happiness, the increase of industry, sobriety, and useful knowledge, and may perpetuate to us the blessings of equal liberty.

We recommend likewise to Thy unbounded mercy all our brethren and fellow-citizens throughout the United States, that they may be blessed in the knowledge, and sanctified in the observance of Thy most holy law; that they may be preserved in union, and in that peace which the world cannot give; and, after enjoying the blessings of this life, be admitted to those which are eternal.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for our country, consecrated to thy Immaculate Conception.