St. Bridget’s Parish Location: Rosebud, SD Sunday Mass: 9:00 AM Pastor: Fr. John Hatcher, S.J. St. Francis Mission Phone: 605.747.2361 Parish Administrator: Mr. Tony Lusvardi, S.J. Parish Office Phone: 605.747.2496 St. Charles Masses Sunday: 11:30 AM St. Agnes Masses Sunday: 2:00 PM St. Thomas the Apostle Masses Sunday: 9:00 AM
Reconciliation: Sundays, 20 min prior to Mass Daily Mass This Week NO DAILY MASS THIS WEEK
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>June 10th,2012<><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Good morning! Welcome to the celebration of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. We’re glad to worship with you. Have a blessed week.
Engaging the Word 1st Reading: Ex 24: 3-8 ~ 2nd Reading: Heb 9: 11-15 ~ Gospel: Mk 14: 12-16, 22-26
The word sacrifice sometimes gets a bad rap. It’s easy for us to focus on the “loss” that the one sacrificing must endure. It’s harder to remember and to celebrate the gift that is being given. But a sacrifice serves a purpose. It is meant to heal, to improve, to protect. The ultimate gain should outweigh the initial loss. It’s important to note three things about Jesus’ sacrifice. First, it was done out of love for us all. Second, the sorrow of his sacrifice is outshined by his resurrection and gift of eternal life to all of us. And third, this sacrifice was a fulfillment of Jesus’ very nature. How do we confront sacrifice in our own lives? Let’s reflect this week on what pleasures, habits, or behaviors we can offer to God. How will these offerings reflect our love for the people in our lives and for God? What will be the greater good that can come from the initial discomfort of our sacrifice? And how will this offering or “letting go” help us to be more fully ourselves—the people God wants us to be?
Understanding the Eucharist The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church’s life, for in it Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once for all on the cross to his Father; by this sacrifice he pours out the graces of salvation on his Body which is the Church. By the consecration, the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ is brought about. Under the consecrated species of bread and wine, Christ himself is present in a true, real, and substantial manner: his Body and his Blood, with his soul and his divinity. - Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1407, 1413
SFM Evangelization Video St. Francis Mission is preparing a video to call fallen-away Catholics back to the Church, and we need your help! At Mass this Sunday and June 17, Mike O'Sullivan will film our parish. You can help by answering the following question on video: • Why are you Catholic? • What do you like about being Catholic? • What is your favorite Gospel story? • If you have come back to the Church, tell us why you did.
“Take it; this is my body... this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many.”
St. Antony of Padua On June 13, the Church celebrates the life of Antony of Padua. Born in 1195 in Portugal, Antony was educated by the local clergy in Lisbon and joined the Augustinians at age 15. But when the king of Portugal brought relics from martyred Franciscan missionaries, Antony felt drawn to life as a missionary himself. He was allowed to leave the Augustinians, and he then joined the Franciscans. He initially led a life of prayer and solitude. But one day, he was suddenly asked to preach before a gathering of Franciscans and Dominicans. After protesting that he was not fit for the task, he delivered a sermon that left everyone awe-struck and inspired. From that point on, he was sent throughout Italy and France, preaching and moving sinners and criminals to repentance. He spent his final years preaching in the Italian town of Padua, reducing crime, reconciling enemies, and freeing debtors from prison. Antony’s story encourages us to trust that God will equip us with the gifts to be special messengers of his Love in whatever capacity God sees fit.
World Apostolate of Fatima Presents: The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue Come see this beautiful statue of Our Lady of Fatima and learn Our Lady's message! 7:00 PM, Monday June 11, St. Bridget's In 1917 in Fatima, a small town in Portugal, Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children. At the first apparition, the children were so moved by the radiance of the vision that they cried out involuntarily, "Most Holy Trinity, I adore you! My God, my God, I love you in the Most Blessed Sacrament!" In the United States today, the Pilgrim Virgin Program focuses on the need for prayer and penance, as requested by the American Bishops and Our Lady of Fatima. The Program offers a simple way for all Catholics to pray and make sacrifices of reparation for the sins of our country. At Fatima Our Lady promised peace for any nation that will do what she asked.
Save the Date… St. Bridget’s Day Carnival will be held on Saturday July 28.
Announcements Body, Mind, and Soul Starts Soon! These week-long vacation Bible schools teach children about the Catholic faith through fun and interactive sessions and activities. For more information, contact Caroline Stands, 747-2436. June 11-15 Rosebud July 23rd-27th Mission June 18-22 Spring Creek July 30th-Aug. 3rd Parmelee July 9-13 St. Francis
Carnival Donations Needed! For St. Bridget’s Summer Carnival Contact Marlene Traversie, 856-2734.
Hills Alive Concert This massive, FREE Christian music festival takes place July 20-21st at Memorial Park in Rapid City. Plans are in the works for a youth trip to the festival with chaperones. Stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks.
Next Sunday’s Readings 1st Reading: Ez 17: 22-24 2nd Reading: 2 Cor 5: 6-10 Gospel: Mk 4: 26-34
Published on Jun 8, 2012