Ego te baptizo – January 2019

Cecilia Bernadette Andrus, of Luke and Katie Andrus

Benedict Raymond Driver, of Daniel and Sarah Driver

Theodore David Loomis, of Chris and Deanna Loomis

Ada Lea Torpin, of Richard and Jena Torpin

Additional Prayers at Mass

Upon making some inquiries with the archdiocesan office of worship and getting a favorable response, additional collects will be added at the Sunday Masses. These were formerly prescribed before 1962, and included a prayer for our Lady’s intercession or for the suffrage of all the saints, and then a third either for the well-being of the Pope or for protection of the Church against her enemies. Given the present-day trials the Church endures, there is no more fitting way than to implore God’s assistance than from the altar at Holy Mass. Please unite your own sentiments for the Church’s welfare and interior healing with these prayers.

Candlemas – February 2

Bishop Cozzens regrettably had to cancel (but will now come for Holy Thursday!). Still, there will be a Solemn Mass at 9:00 AM beginning with the blessing, distribution and procession of candles in honor of our Lady. Plan to attend this most fitting close of the Christmas liturgical season before we transition into Lent. Please note that, due to the preparations needed for the Mass, there will not be exposition and Benediction Saturday, February 2.

“Super Bowl” February 24

Have a pre-Lenten “super bowl” and a relaxed afternoon at Flaherty’s Bowl in Arden Hills on Sunday, February 24 starting at 2:00 PM! Please bring a chili or hearty soup to share (potluck style) – we’ll have a contest for the best chili and a prize. Home-brewers are invited to showcase their beer. More details to follow in the coming weeks, but mark the calendar now and plan to attend!