Announcements

Sunday, May 16th - Sunday after the Ascension - St Gregory Nazienzen BCD
Monday, May 17th - St Paschal Baylon C
Tuesday, May 18th - St Venantius M
Wednesday, May 19th - St Peter Celestine PC
Thursday, May 20th - St Bernardine of Siena C
Friday, May 21st - Feria - St Hospitius C
Saturday, May 22nd - Vigil of Pentecost - St Rita of Cascia W
Sunday, May 23rd - Pentecost Sunday - St John Baptist de Rossi C

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment guidance for wearing masks

  • Please maintain physical distancing of 6 feet from members not of the same household.
  • Hand hygiene is strongly recommended: hand sanitizers, automatic soap dispensers, and sanitary wipes are available.

  • May, Month of Mary: the faithful are encouraged to bring flowers for the May shrine during this month of our Mother!
  • Easter Duty: Catholics are reminded of their serious obligation to receive Holy Communion worthily at least once during this time which extends from the First Sunday in Lent to Trinity Sunday. One who neglects to fulfill this serious duty can be denied ecclesiastical burial.
  • Summer Catechism Camp for Children & Adults - June 7-11
  • Mary Immaculate Church Girls Camp in Omaha, July 12-17. Please see flyer in vestibule for more information.
  • Jesus, Jesus Come to Me! Several children will receive their First Holy Communion next Sunday, Mother’s Day.
  • R.I.P. Sally Scheiman. Tuesday, May 26: Beginning at 9 a.m., we will have Visitation, Rosary, and Requiem Mass at Our Lady of the Snow. A lunch will follow, and finally interment at Fort Logan Cemetery at 1 p.m.
  • Call for Ushers Men are needed to serve as ushers at the 9:30 Sunday Masses. Those who sign up will be assigned to one Sunday per month. To do so, please contact Bob Cure
  • Ordinations May 11, Omaha: ordinations to the Minor Orders at Mater Dei Seminary. Please pray for the seminarians going on retreat this week in preparation for the reception of the minor orders.

Tis the Month of Our Mother

16. Apparition of Our Lady to St Catherine of Alexandria (4th C)
St Catherine, virgin-martyr of Alexandria, chose to remain a virgin for Christ, who reigns over us all, for “His beauty is more radiant than the shining of the sun, His wisdom governs all creation, and His riches are spread throughout all the world.” She received a vision in which the Blessed Virgin espoused Catherine to her Son in a mystical marriage.

17. Our Lady of Tears, Spoleto, Italy (1494)
Catholic faithful often had religious artwork painted on the outside of their homes. In October of 1483 one homeowner had such an image painted on his home. On Friday, August 5, 1485, tears of blood were seen to fall from the eyes of the Madonna. People came from all over the region to see the miracle, not all of them Catholics or believers. Some received the faith, and there were miracles of healing before the image of the Madonna of Tears. It was generally accepted Mary wept out of sympathy for the people who were suffering so much from pestilence and famine.

18. Dedication of Our Lady of Bonport Abbey (1190)
According to tradition, King Richard the Lion-Hearted, in danger of drowning in the Seine, made a vow that he would found a monastery on that side if he reached the opposite bank of the river safely (in French à Bonport). The Blessed Mother saved the king from drowning, and the king was true to his word.

19. Our Lady of Flines, Douay (1279)
This shrine became a place of pilgrimage as a result of the miraculous cure of a child protégé of a Lady Margaret. The little one, unseen by her coachman, was seriously injured while playing about the stable-yard. The doctors pronounced her lame for life. Margaret, however, confident in Our Lady’s intercession, took the child to the shrine every Saturday and begged the Mother of God to be merciful to the child. After the fifteenth visit, the little girl, with a happy cry, jumped from the arms of her mother. “I can walk straight, see?”

20. Dedication of the Church of La Ferte, Burgundy (1113)
This abbey, the eldest daughter of Citeaux and dedicated to the Mother of God, was founded in 1113. It was one of the largest Cistercian abbeys, and one of the first four abbeys for women. Like many abbeys, it suffered immensely during the major wars and upheavals in French history, but most especially during the hundred years' war, the religious wars, and the French Revolution.

21. Our Lady of Vladimir, Russia (1155)
The Virgin of Vladimir is depicted cheek to cheek with the Divine Child, whose arms caress her. The image is strong and noble in workmanship. It is first heard of in Kiev in about 1131, whence it was taken in 1155 to the city of Vladimir. According to tradition, the horses pulling the cart to Kiev stopped in Vladimir and refused to budge. All the tsars were crowned and patriarchs installed in the presence of this image, up until the revolution.

22. Our Lady of Monte Vergine, near Naples, Italy (1119)
This chapel of the Blessed Virgin was built in the seventh century. It houses an icon of the Mother and Child referred to as a “Black Madonna,” over 12’ high and 6’ wide, showing the Holy Virgin seated on a throne with the Divine Infant on her lap. During World War II the church was used to hide the famed Holy Shroud of Turin, the burial cloth of Christ.

If you be risen with Christ

If you be risen with Christ, seek the things that are above.
In My Father’s House there are many mansions.
I go to prepare a place for you; I will come again and will take you to Myself, that where I am, you also may be.
Behold, I come quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to his works.
Hold fast that which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.