Announcements

Sunday, August 6th - 9th Sunday after Pentecost - Transfiguration of Our Lord

Monday, August 7th - St Cajetan C - St Donatus BM

Tuesday, August 8th - Ss Cyriacus, Largus & Smaragdus Mm

Wednesday, August 9th - St John Marie Vianney C - Vigil of St Lawrence

Thursday, August 10th - St Lawrence M

Friday, August 11th - St Philomena VM - Ss Tiburtius & Susanna Mm

Saturday, August 12th - St Clare V

Sunday, August 13th - 10th Sunday after Pentecost - Ss Hippolytus & Cassian 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

August - dedicated to Mary's Immaculate Heart:

"Our Lady told me on June 13th, 1917, that she would never forsake me, and that her Immaculate Heart would be my refuge and the way that would lead me to God. As she spoke these words, she opened her hands, and from them streamed a light that penetrated to our inmost hearts. I think that, on that day the main purpose of this light was to infuse within us a special knowledge and love for the Immaculate Heart of Mary, just as on the other two occasions it was intended to do so with regard to God and the mystery of the most Holy Trinity. "From that day onwards, our hearts were filled with a more ardent love for the Immaculate Heart of Mary. From time to time, Jacinta said to me: 'The Lady said that her Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God. Don't you love that? Her Heart is so good! How I love it!'" Fatima in Lucia's Own Words.

August 7th: Saint Cajetan

Saint Cajetan, though born to the nobility, entered the Oratory of Saint Jerome, which consisted only of men in the lowest stations of life. This circumstance offended his friends, who thought it a reflection on the honor of his family. He continued, however, to serve the poorest members of society, and inspired his companions by his zeal. “In this Oratory," he said, "we try to serve God by worship; in our hospital we may say that we actually find Him." It was said that he was an angel at the altar and an apostle in the pulpit. "I shall never be content till I see Christians flocking like little children to the priest to feed on the Bread of Life, and with eagerness and delight, not with fear and false shame," he wrote, well before the days of frequent Holy Communion.

St Cajetan's strong devotion to Our Blessed Lady was such that on Christmas Eve at the Church of Saint Mary Major, when he entered the church he was rewarded with a vision of the Holy Mother; who came to him and placed her Divine Infant in his arms. In his humility he wrote:

"At the very hour of His most holy birth, I drew close to the crib, and given strength by my beloved father, Blessed Jerome, who was devoted to the holy crib, and with the confidence that he gave to me, I received from the hands of the spotless Virgin, my protectress, who had recently become a mother, the Holy Infant, Word Incarnate. The fact that my heart did not stop and melt, pierced through by divine love, is a sign that it must be as hard and unfeeling as a diamond." (January 28, 1528).

The Admirable Heart of Mary

The heart of the heavenly Mary is indeed a temple filled with rarest marvels. God described the temple of Jerusalem to King David, which he recorded: “All these things came to me by the hand of the Lord." The eternal Father willed to place several remarkable objects in this temple to foreshadow and represent many great and wondrous mysteries that were to be found in the Admirable Heart of His holy Mother. Among them l notice seven principal objects that add significance to this symbolic picture, namely: the golden candlestick, the table with the loaves of proposition, the altar of perfumes, the Ark of the Covenant, the tables of the law, the propitiatory and the oracle which reposed on the Ark, and the altar of holocausts.

Several Doctors tell us that the golden candlestick is a figure of the Holy Mother of God. Next to Jesus, her beloved Son, Mary is the most luminous torch and brightest light of the House of God. "O virginal candlestick," says St. Epiphanius, "which enlightened those who sat in the shadow of death! O virginal torch, which dissipated the gloom of hell, and caused the brilliance of Heaven to shine in our souls! O radiant lamp, ever filled the oil of grace and light, with the fire of divine love, lighting our minds and inflaming our hearts!"

O admirable virgin, thou art truly the golden candlestick of the chosen temple of God, which is His Church! With excellent reason does holy Church salute thee and recognize thee as the portal through which the light came into the world, "Hail, gate of morn, whence the world's true Light was born." But this parallel can best be applied to thy most holy heart. Thy shining heart is the seat of light: the light of faith, and the light of grace. It is the throne of the eternal sun and is itself a sun filling Heaven and earth with its radiance.

The Admirable Heart of Mary - St John Eudes

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.