Sunday, Oct 7th - 20th Sunday after Pentecost - Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary - St Mark PC
Monday, Oct 8th - St Bridget of Sweden W
Tuesday, Oct 9th - St John Leonardi C - St Denis B & Comp, Mm
Wednesday, Oct 10th - St Francis Borgia C
Thursday, Oct 11th - Divine Maternity BVMary
Friday, Oct 12th - Our Lady of the Pilar
Saturday, Oct 13th - St Edward KC, Our Lady of Fatima
Sunday, Oct 14th - 21st Sunday after Pentecost - St Callistus I PM
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.
- Sunday morning catechism classes through November: Oct 7, 21, 28; Nov 4, 11, 18. We welcome the Sisters from Colorado Springs who will assisting our resident nuns in this. Potluck will precede class on the 1st Sunday of the month; 3rd Sunday will be Convent fund-raising breakfast.
- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: the Congregation of the Mother of God will celebrate its Silver Jubilee this Thursday, feast of the Divine Maternity. We heartily congratulate our dear Sisters, and pray that the Congregation will continue to flourish as it provides for the needs of our parishes.
- October Prayer to Saint Joseph will be prayed after each public Rosary during this month, as prescribed by Pope Leo XIII. We are encouraged to pray this same prayer after our daily Rosary as well.
- Holy Shroud A facsimile of this precious relic will be displayed in our sister-church-school in Burlington (Sacred Heart Academy, 172 Tenth Street) on October 19 at 7 pm. The director was on the scientific research team in 1978! See the flyers in vestibule.
October, Month of the Holy Rosary
Queen of the Holy Rosary, O bless us as we pray
And offer thee our roses in garlands day by day.
While from our Father's garden, with loving hearts and bold,
We gather to thine honor buds white, and red and gold.
O Queen of the Holy Rosary, each mystery blends with thine:
The sacred life of Jesus, in ev'ry step divine.
Thy soul was His fair garden, thy virgin breast His throne,
Thy thoughts His faithful mirror, reflecting Him alone.
Sweet Lady of the Rosary, white roses let us bring,
and lay them 'round thy footstool, before our Infant King.
For nest'ling in thy bosom, God's Son was fain to be
the Child of thy obedience, and spotless purity.
Dear Lady of the Rosary, red roses cast we down;
but let thy fingers weave them into a worthy crown.
For how can we poor sinners do aught but weep with thee,
when in thy train we follow our God to Calvary?
O Queen of the Holy Rosary,
we share thy joy and pain,
and long to see the glory of Christ's triumphant reign!
O teach us, holy Mary, to live each mystery,
and gain by patient suff'ring the glory won by thee!
"Divina Pastora" in Cantillana
It would hardly be possible for me to put into words how much Our Lady thinks of the Holy Rosary and how the vastly prefers it to all other devotions. Neither can I sufficiently express how highly she rewards those who work to preach the devotion, to establish it and spread it, nor on the other hand how firmly she punishes those who work against it. St. Dominic had nothing more at heart than to praise Our Lady, to preach her greatness and to inspire everybody to honor her by saying her Rosary. Exercising her great power as Queen of Heaven she crowned his labors with many miracles and prodigies. Almighty God always granted what he asked through Our Lady. Chiefly, she helped him crush the Albigensian heresy and to found a great religious order.
Blessed Alan de la Roche restored the devotion to the Rosary and received many privileges from Our Lady; she appeared to him several times to teach him how to work out his salvation, to become a good priest and perfect religious, and how to pattern himself on Our Lord.
As a token of her chaste love for him she placed a ring upon his finger and a necklace made of her own hair about his neck.
Blessed Thomas of St. John was well known for his sermons on the Most Holy Rosary. The devil, jealous of his success with souls, tortured him so much that he fell ill. He was sick so long that the doctors gave him up. One night when he thought that he was dying, the devil appeared to him in a most horrible form. There was a picture of Our Lady near his bed; he looked at it and cried with all his heart and soul and strength: "Help me, save me, my sweet, sweet Mother!" The picture seemed to come alive and Our Lady put out her hand, took him by the arm and said: "Do not be afraid, Thomas my son, here I am and I am going to save you: get up now and go on preaching my Rosary as you used to do. I promise to shield you from your enemy."
St Louis Marie de Montfort, "Secret of the Rosary"
Prayer to St. Joseph
To thee, O blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our affliction, and having implored the help of thy thrice-holy Spouse we now, with hearts filled with confidence, earnestly beg thee also to take us under thy protection. By that charity wherewith thou wert united to the Immaculate Virgin-Mother of God, and by that fatherly love with which thou didst cherish the Child Jesus, we beseech thee and we humbly pray that thou wilt look down with gracious eye upon that inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by His Blood, and wilt succor us in our need by thy power and strength.
Defend, O most watchful Guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen offspring of Jesus Christ. Keep from us, O most loving Father, all blight of error and corruption. Aid us from on high, most valiant Defender, in this conflict with the powers of darkness. And even as of old thou didst rescue the Child Jesus from the peril of His life, so now defend God's Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity. Shield us ever under thy patronage, that following thine example and strengthened by thy help, we may live a holy life, die a happy death, and attain to everlasting bliss in heaven. Amen.
Indulgence of 3 years. Indulgence of seven years during the month of October after the recitation of the Rosary, and on any Wednesday of the year. Plenary indulgence under usual conditions if recited daily for one month.