Sunday, October 8th - 18th Sunday after Pentecost - St Bridget of Sweden W
Monday, October 9th - St John Leonardi C - Ss Denis B & Comp Mm
Tuesday, October 10th - St Francis Borgia C
Wednesday, October 11th - Divine Maternity Bl Virgin Mary
Thursday, October 12th - Our Lady of the Pillar
Friday, October 13th - St Edward KC - Our Lady of Fatima
Saturday, October 14th - St Callistus I PM
Sunday, October 15th - 19th Sunday after Pentecost - St Teresa of Avila 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.
- Many thanks to all who gathered to honor Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima yesterday in love, thanksgiving, and reparation to our Good Mother and God's. "The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, wheter temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families...that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary." Sister Lucia dos Santos
- Banns of Marriage are hereby announced for the first time for Shawn Cerise, a member of our parish, and for Denise Bauer, a member of St Cloud parish in Minnesota. Anyone knowing of an impediment to this marriage should please contact our bishop. The wedding is planned for October 28 in Minnesota.
- Please stop in the bookstore to see our October Specials!
The Love of Mary
D. Roberto, Hermit of Monte Corona
The love of the Virgin Mary, in whom there is no change, suffers no shadow of vicissitude. She loved us as soon as she knew us, and she knew us as soon as she was conceived. She has loved us constantly, faithfully, strongly, and tenderly. She loves us at present with an invincible love; she continues, and will eternally continue, to love us most ardently, if we will but wish it, and not resolve scornfully to tear ourselves from her arms, from her loving bosom, and at the same time from our good. Neither or low and vile condition, not our misery and poverty, neither disgraces nor sufferings, infamy nor dishonor, natural defects nor failings, neither age, nor youth, infirmity, nor death itself, can cool in the least the ardor of her love. No matter that we are living or dead. Mary loves us, and will never cease to love us.
She has continued to love us with the same ardor; she has protected and defended us from the just anger of God; she has loaded us with benefits, with spiritual and temporal graces; she pities and excuses us; she consoles and embraces us. And if we desert and offend her a thousand times daily, she lovingly receives us in her arms a thousand times, if we return to her. She once said to St. Bridget: "however often a man may sin, if he returns to me with true and heartfelt penitence, I am ever ready to receive him: and I do not regard the number of his sins, but the intention and will with which he returns." Oh! This is love as strong as death, which the waters of the basest treachery and ingratitude, of the falsest infidelity, cannot quench charity, neither can the floods drown it." The tenderness, the sweetness of the Holy Virgin exceeds honey and honeycomb. She communicates to loving souls the consoling words with which she comforts, rejoices, and rewards the heart of him who loves her.
Can any love be more disinterested, more powerful, more faithful, more constant, and more affectionate than the Virgin Mary's? With reason she calls herself the Mother of Fair Love; for fairer, sweeter love is not possible in a creature.
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven and earth, and tender Mother of men, in accordance with thine ardent wish made known at Fatima, I consecrate to thee myself, my brethren, my country and the whole human race. Reign over us and teach us how to make the Heart of Jesus reign and triumph in us and around us as It has reigned and triumphed in thee.
Reign over us, dearest Mother, that we may be thine in prosperity and in adversity; in joy and in sorrow; in health and in sickness; in life and in death. O most compassionate Heart of Mary, Queen of Virgins, watch over our minds and our hearts and preserve them from the deluge of impurity which thou didst lament so sorrowfully at Fatima. We want to be pure like thee. We want to atone for the many sins committed against Jesus and thee. We want to call down upon our country and the whole world the peace of God in justice and charity.
Therefore, we now promise to imitate thy virtues by the practice of a Christian life without regard to human respect. We resolve to receive Holy Communion on the First Saturday of every month, and to offer thee five decades of the Rosary each day together with our sacrifices in a spirit of reparation and penance. Amen.
ACT OF REPARATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
Most Holy Virgin, and our beloved Mother, we listen with grief to the complaints of thine Immaculate Heart, surrounded with thorns which ungrateful men place therein at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. Moved by the ardent desire of loving thee as our Mother and of promoting true devotion to thine Immaculate Heart, we prostrate ourselves at thy feet to prove the sorrow we feel for the grief that men cause thee, and to atone by means of our prayers and sacrifices for the offenses with which men return thy tender love. Obtain for them and for us the pardon of so many sins. A word from thee will obtain grace and forgiveness for us all. Hasten O Lady, the conversion of sinners, that they may love Jesus and cease to offend God, already so much offended, and thus avoid eternal punishment. Turn thine eyes of mercy toward us so that henceforth we may love God with all our hearts while on earth and enjoy Him forever in Heaven. Amen.