Liturgy News
for November 7-13, 2022
Masses this Week:
Daily MassMon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., - Fr. Joe; Wed., 11/9 – Fr. Ed
Monday – Thursday Masses begin at 8:15am; Friday Mass begins at 8:30am
Saturday, November 12, 5:00pm; presider is Fr. Joe
Sunday, November 13, 8:30am; presider is Fr. Ed; with Parking Lot Participation
Sunday, November 13, 11:00am; presider is Fr. Joe Panek; with Live Stream
For our Renew My Church Team as they meet on Monday night with the St. Thomas Becket team to discuss the scenarios for the future of both parishes.
For Theo and his family as he is brought into the Body of Christ through the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday.
All Veterans, Current and Past Service Members, and First Responders are invited to join us
for Mass at 8:30am on Veterans Day.
Next weekend, the
St. Alphonsus American Heritage Girls Troop will be taking orders for holiday poinsettia plants in the narthex before and after all Masses.

The potted plants will be $12 each and cash or check payment can be given at the time of the order.

Pick up will be the weekend of December 3rd at Mass.

RSVPs are still being accepted for the Night of Reflection with Fr. Bob Heinz next Sunday at 6pm. Please see the bulletin for details.
Sunday, November 20th we will celebrate our second Youth Mass at 11am followed by Hospitality after Mass. 
The Art and Environment Committee invites you to stop in the meeting rooms and decorate an Advent wreath in preparation for the holy season of Advent. 
Check out next weekend’s bulletin for details.
Wednesday is the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica. 
Ever wondered why we celebrate the anniversary of this church?
“‘To dedicate or consecrate’” a place to God is a ritual that is found in every religion. To “‘reserve’” a place to God is an act of recognizing His glory and honor.

When the Emperor Constantine granted full liberty to Christians in 313, they did not spare in order to construct places for the Lord – numerous are the churches constructed at that time. Constantine himself also constructed churches, one of which he was a magnificent basilica on the Caelian Hill in Rome, over the ancient Lateran Palace, which Pope Sylvester I dedicated to Christ the Savior (318 or 324).
A chapel dedicated to Saint John the Baptist was built inside it which served as the baptistry.
This moved Pope Sergius III to dedicate it to Saint John the Baptist as well. Lastly, Pope Lucius II also dedicated it to Saint John the Evangelist in the 12th century. Thus, the name of this Papal Basilica is the Basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and John the Evangelist in the Lateran. Christians consider the Basilica to be the mother church of all churches in the world.

The church was destroyed several times in the course of the centuries, and always rebuilt. The final reconstruction took place under the pontificate of Benedict XIII. The church was rededicated in 1724. It was at that time that the feast celebrated today was established and extended to the universal Church.” 

May Pope St. Leo the Great, St. Martin of Tours, and St. Josaphat intercede to God on your behalf this week.
Prayer of Pope St. Leo the Great
Grant to us, O Lord, not to mind earthly things,
but rather to love heavenly things,
that while all things around us pass away,
we even now may hold fast those things which last forever.

Amen.


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