OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY CATHOLIC CHAPEL
205 Fulton Street
Elgin, IL. 60120
Sunday Holy Mass: 10:00 AM
Confessions: 9:15 AM
October 20, 2013
Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost
St. John Cantius, Confessor
The Holy Gospel today addresses the words of Our Lord: “Give to Caesar…” Today, the Introit of the Mass begins with a cry to heaven: “Out of the depths I have cried to thee, O Lord! Lord, hear my voice; out of the depths I have cried to thee, O Lord.” Here in what we call the “De Profundis” a truth is told to us: that when things are at their very worst, it is a sign that they will soon be made right, through our trust in God. It is said very truly that “the darkest hour is just before the dawn.” Our Lord cried out to His heavenly Father: “out of the depths” of darkness He cried from the dark hour of the Cross; failure, death, abandonment; and then we have the Resurrection, and “all power is given to Me in heaven and on earth.”
So often in the Church’s history, the hour was dark: Diocletian before Constantine. In England, at the time of the Protestant deformation: only a small, tiny handful of Catholics, thinned out as they were by persecution and death, apostasy from the true faith…and then, a springtime…the restoration of the Catholic Hierarchy in the late 1800’s. So with the souls in purgatory: these are “truly” in the “depths” and cry out, enduring such pains of desire for heaven that we can only imagine! Then…for them, the beatific vision!
Finally, we should be “crying out” as we are also “in the depths” -everything seems to go wrong doesn’t it? Our life seems to have many dark clouds and difficulties, temptations; but when it seems worst, almost too much to handle, victory and peace come: the clouds turn into a blue sky as we take time to give our thoughts to God who is with us in the good and the bad. “My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord.” -
2 COLLECTION: Please remember the 2 collection. These collections defray the costs for: altar flowers, sacramental needs (wine, hosts, incense) and liturgical items (linens, altar cloths, candles). Not to mention: dry cleaning, cleaning supplies, printing supplies, religious materials that we print and distribute freely. Sunday Bulletins, All Souls Prayer books, and so many items that we distribute to those interested in our work here.
REMINDER: PLEASE USE THE ENVELOPES provided for the 2 collection.
“For where thy treasure is, there is thy heart also” (Matt. 6:21)
ALL SOULS REMEMBRANCE: please take an envelope with you following Mass. Inside you’ll find a devotional insert about the Holy Souls for the month of November. Also, you may fill out the sheet with names of your departed friends, family, loved ones ; these will be placed on the altar during the entire Month of November beginning with the High Mass offered on All Souls Day. Your loved ones and friends will be remembered all during the month of November at Holy Mass offered at the Chapel. Just return the slip of paper with the names in the small envelope provided. You can drop this in the collection basket.
COLONEL ROMAN GOLASH, our good friend has sent this recently: “You are all invited to a special presentation by ProfessorPeter Potichnyj, Saturday, October 26th at 6pm at the Ukrainian Cultural Center located at Illinois and Benton Streets, in Palatine. The professor will discuss his participation in World War II fighting the Germans and the Russians at age 14. He then fought in Korea as a member of the United States Marine Corps. Please bring your children to hear about a slice of history that is now known.”
CHAPEL GIFT SHOP: Remember we have some wonderful booklets that are very inexpensive! A Booklet on how to deal with temptations (mostly for young men). The new “Sodality Manual” with prayers and aims, purpose of the Sodality of Our Lady is also available. Every Catholic home should have holy water: we have a good supply of holy water bottles available.
MASS CLASS: following Holy Mass please join us for about 30-40 minutes on a presentation about the (Offertory) of the Mass. Our young adults and children, who normally attend Catechism today, should remain for this as well.
Feast of Christ the King: Next Sunday Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament follows Mass with the Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
“Do not try to please everybody. Try to please God, the angels, and the saints
–they are your public.”– St. John Vianney
PRAYERS: Please remember in your good prayers all the victims of the earthquake in the Philippines this past week. Toni Lonigro for health, Lerma DeGuzman for health. Also remember Eufronio and Cora Ballano who have moved to Georgia for the cold months. George and Gloria Doyle who are traveling.
Remember that October is the Month ofthe Holy Rosary and the Holy Angels
APRIL 7, 2013
CATECHISM CLASS: April 21 (3 Sunday) immediately following Holy Mass we resume Catechism classes at the Chapel. Please bring your books! Please remember to fill out the Catechism Registration form. The (two) forms you need are located at the entrance of the Chapel and it is mandatory that we have these back. Also include the $50.00 stipend for books and materials please.
CHAIRS: We want to thank Richard Milmont for his help in fixing the chairs in the Chapel & making some of them more stable. He is planning on working on three each week until each one is properly secured. Please remember him in your prayers.
CHAPEL GIFT SHOP: please feel free to browse through the many new items and booklets that we offer, as well as religious articles. If you are looking for something in particular, just let us know and we can order it for you. In the vestibule area you’ll note a flyer with the various books we offer that are not necessarily in stock.
FLOWERS: In the vestibule area are some potted plants from Easter. Please feel free to take these home and plant them; the bulbs will come up again, possibly in the summer if you cut them back.
TERRY GAVIN VISITING: Please remain following Mass as we welcome Mr. Terry Gavin and his good wife to the Chapel today. Mr. Gavin is running for Elgin City Council. It is important that Catholics are active in the community and especially in such local elections --you can have a tremendous impact…in fact…the Catholic is obligated to vote! Enjoy a cup of Coffee and take some time to meet Mr. Gavin and ask him questions that might be on your mind.
POPES AGAINST SOCIALISM
It would be good for the Catholic faithful to refresh their minds and thinking by reading the Encyclical Letters of the Popes, especially against Socialism.
Especially important is “Rerum Novarum” of Pope Leo XIII. Pope Leo XIII taught that:
“the State is acting against the laws and dictates of nature whenever it permit’s the license of opinion and of action to lead minds astray from truth and souls away from the practice of virtue.”
We wonder how many of the modern-day “Catholic” politicians, especially in Illinois, take such words to heart?
EASTER DUTY: According to the Canon Law of the Roman Catholic Church (Canon 906) everyone “who has reached the age of discretion, that is, the use of reason, is bound to confess sincerely all his sins at least once a year.” Our Lord Jesus Christ instituted the Sacrament of Penance (Confession) for our salvation. The precept to “confess at least once a year” binds us under pain of mortal sin. Please make plans to come to Confession by TRINITY SUNDAY to make your Easter Duty.
2nd COLLECTION: for the Chapel building fund. Please be generous as we work towards the future of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Chapel. We are very much needed in the area!
2nd SUNDAY MASS: we need your input as regards an appropriate time for a second Sunday Mass: either 8AM or 8:30AM. Please let us know! As you've noticed, the Chapel is full to capacity just about each Sunday.
HIDDEN TREASURES OF HOLY HILL: will take place on April 28. We will be offering tours of the Chapel for the community as well as other institutions in the area will be participating and sponsoring similar tours. Tickets are $10.00 adults, $7.00 under 17 years. Proceeds go to the food pantry in Elgin which also serves meals throughout the year. Your ticket is also good through June at the Elgin Museum.
OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY CHAPEL
205 Fulton Street
Elgin, IL. 60120
THE CHAPEL BULLETIN IN BREVIS:
December 2, 2012
First Sunday of Advent
St. Bibiana Virgin and Martyr
t. Ambrose, speaking on today’s Gospel tells us that there will be many apostatizing from Christianity: “the brightness of the faith will be dimmed by this cloud of apostasy… and as in the monthly eclipse the moon, by reason of the earth coming between it and the sun, disappears from view, so likewise the Holy Church, when the vices of the flesh stand in the way of the celestial light, can no longer borrow the splendor of His divine light from the Sun of Christ. And in the persecution it was invariably the love of this life that stood in the path of the Divine Sun. And also the stars, that is, men surrounded by the praise of their fellow Christians, shall fall, as the bitterness of persecution mounts up; which must however come to pass, until the number of the faithful is made up; for so the good are proved and the weak made known.”
We’ve seen in the last 50 years now since the Vatican II Council, that many “Catholics” have in fact departed from the true faith. How do we know this? One only needs to see what’s taking place in the local parishes: the modesty dress code is gone, as only one of many examples. Our Lady of Fatima said that more souls go to Hell for “sins of the flesh” than for any other. So many countless millions (including modern Churchmen) deny openly, the solemn doctrinal teachings of the faith. The teaching “extra ecclesiam nulla salus” (salvation outside the Church) is replaced with “ecumenism.” We see (in the Church establishment) that many dissent on matters of faith and morals: abortion, contraception and now, “gay marriage.” How many who attend local parishes believe that Christ is present in the Blessed Sacrament? How many believe in the Sacrament of Penance (Confession)? What about (non) Communion in the hand? A renewal in the Church, or an apostasy?
Be thankful always that many bishops and priests are to be found who have not gone along with the “new religion of Vatican II” and that these safeguard the true Mass and the true Sacraments, the true Catholic faith. You can thank the Catholic bishops and priests by attending Holy Mass and receiving the Sacraments frequently.
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: December 8 (Saturday) is a holy day of obligation and Mass will be offered at 9:00 AM. Confessions at 8:15 AM
CHRISTMAS CARDS: Please see Diane Milmont to order your Chapel Christmas Cards. $2.00 each
ADVENT ITEMS & COOKIE SALE: In the vestibule area. Why not purchase some homemade cookies? Only a $1.00 per bag. Advent Calendars only $1.00. Advent Candles for home only $5.00. We also have some new books and pamphlets in the religious goods shop. Do some spiritual reading for Advent!
FIRST FRIDAY: Holy Mass offered at 7:30 PM (Confession prior to Mass at 6:45PM)
Chapel Christmas Cards: