Announcements

Sunday, January 13th - Holy Family Sunday - First Sunday after Epiphany

Monday, January 14th - St Hilary BCD - St Felix PrM

Tuesday, January 15th - Our Lady of Prompt Succor - Our Lady of Prompt Succor

Wednesday, January 16th - St Marcellus I PM - St Ss Berard & Comp Mm

Thursday, January 17th - St Anthony Ab

Friday, January 18th - St Peter's Chair at Rome - St Prisca VM

Saturday, January 19th - St Ss Marius & Comp Mm, St Canute KM

Sunday, January 20th - 2nd Sunday after Epiphany - Ss Fabian P, & Sebastian Mm

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


Holy Family Sunday

"He was subject to them."

Who? To whom? God to man! God, I say, to Whom the Angels are subject, Whom Principalities and Powers obey, He, indeed, was subject to Mary; nor to Mary only, but to Joseph because of Mary. Marvel, therefore, at both, and choose whether you will most wonder at the benign condescension of the Son, or the exceedingly great dignity of the Mother. Both are amazing; both miraculous. That God should obey a woman is humility without parallel. That a woman should rule God is sublimity without equal. Of virgins it is sung that they follow the Lamb whithersoever He goes. But what praise can set forth Her dignity, Who leads Him?

Learn, O man, to obey. Learn, O earth, to be subject. Learn, O dust, to submit. Be ashamed, O proud ashes. God humbles Himself, and you—do you exalt yourself? God subjected Himself to men, and do you, longing to dominate men, place yourself above your Creator? As often as I desire pre-eminence over men, so often do I strive to go before God. Of Him it was said, He was subject to them. If, man, you disdain to imitate the example of men, surely it will not be an indignity to you to follow that of your Creator. If, perchance, you cannot follow Him whithersoever He goes, deign at least to follow Him when He humbles Himself for you.


Is 2019 the year that I will begin to become a saint?

We believe the same great truths and divine mysteries, we profess the same faith which produced wonderful fruits in the souls of the saints. Whence comes it that it has not like effects on us? Although we acknowledge virtue to be the richest treasure of the soul of man, we take little pains about it; passionately seek the things of this world, are cast down and broken under every adversity, and curb and restrain our passions only by halves! The most glorious objects - God and heaven, and the amazing and dreadful truths - a judgment to come, hell and eternity, - strike us so feebly, and operate so little on us! The reason is plain: because we meditate not sufficiently on these great truths. Our notions of them are dim and imperfect; our thoughts pass so slightly over them, that we scarce retain any print or traces of them. Otherwise it is impossible that things so great and terrible should excite in us no fear, or that things in their own nature infinitely amiable, should enkindle in us no desire. Slight and faint images of things move our minds very weakly, and affect them very coldly; especially in matters that are not subject to our senses. We therefore grossly deceive ourselves in not allotting more time to the study of divine truths. It is not enough barely to believe them, and let our thoughts now and then glance upon them: that knowledge which shows us heaven, will not bring us to the possession of it, and will deserve punishments, not rewards, if it remain slight, weak, and superficial. By serious and frequent meditation it must be concocted, digested, and turned into the nourishment of our affections, before it can be powerful and operative enough to change them, and produce the necessary fruit in our lives. For this all the saints sought solitude and retreats from the noise and hurry of the world, as much as their circumstances allowed them.


Happy we who thus united, join in cheerful melody,
Praising Jesus, Mary, Joseph, in the Holy Family!
Jesus, whose almighty bidding all created things fulfil,
Lives on earth in meek subjection to His earthly parents will.

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, help us, that we ever true may be
To the promises that bind us to the Holy Family!

Mary, thou alone wert chosen to be Mother of thy Lord;
Thou didst guide the early footsteps of the great Incarnate Word.
Joseph, thou wert called the Father of thy Maker and thy Lord;
Thine it was to save thy Savior from the cruel Herod's sword.

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, help us, that we ever true may be
To the promises that bind us to the Holy Family!