The 15th Ordinary Sunday
July 12, 2020
Weekday Mass Schedule
(A) Argyle (B) Blanchardville (H) Hollandale
Monday, July -6 – St. Maria Goretti, Virgin, Martyr
4.00- pm (A) Hank & Marjorie Anderson
8.00 am (B) Deceased members of Hughes family
Thursday, July-9 –
8.00 am (H) Harrah family
8.00 am (H) Bernie koch
Saturday, July-11- St. Benedict, Abbot
4.00PM (B) Kenneth Hardyman
Sunday, July-12– Fifteenth Sunday in the Ordinary time
8.15 (A) Lee Zurfluh
Monday, July -13 – St. Henry
Tuesday, -July-14- St. Kateri Tekawitha
4.00- pm (A) John Condon
Wednesday, July-15- St. Bonaventure, Bishop
8.00 am (B) Chinnamma Eruva
Thursday, July-16 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel
8.00 am (H) David Scott
8.00 am (H) Special Intention
4.00PM (B) Barney McGowan
Sunday, July-19– Sixteenth Sunday in the Ordinary time
8.15 (A) Hank Anderson
Parishioners are reminded to use hand sanitizer before going into church and follow social distancing guidelines.
First Communion will be held in September.
Saint Michael Prayer
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
If you are new to our parish or just visiting,
Reconciliation: is available:
Immaculate Conception, Blanchardville
Saturdays : 3:30-3:45
St. Joseph, Argyle
Tuesday : 3:30-3:45
(unless there is no 4pm Mass)
St. Patrick, Hollandale
Saturday after Mass
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The Sacred Heart of Jesus
Jesus made 12 promises to those who honor the Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque:
1. I will give them all the graces necessary for their state in life.
2. I will establish peace in their families.
3. I will comfort them in their trials.
4. I will be their secure refuge during life, and, above all, in death.
5. I will shed abundant blessings on all their undertakings.
6. Sinners will find in My Heart an infinite ocean of mercy.
7. Lukewarm souls will become fervent.
8. Fervent souls will rapidly grow in holiness and perfection.
9. I will bless every place where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored.
10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
11. The names of those who promote this devotion will be written in My Heart, never to be blotted out.
12. I promise thee, in the excessive mercy of My Heart, that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months, the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving their Sacraments; My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.
Reading For Jul 12
Is 55: 10-11
Mt 13: 1-23
Reading For Jul 19
Wis 12:13, 16-19
Saints of the Church
St. Henry, son of Henry, Duke of Bavaria, and of Gisella, daughter of Conrad, King of Burgundy, was born in 972. He received an excellent education under the care of St. Wolfgang, Bishop of Ratisbon. In 995, St. Henry succeeded his father as Duke of Bavaria, and in 1002, upon the death of his cousin, Otho III, he was elected emperor. Firmly anchored upon the great eternal truths, which the practice of meditation kept alive in his heart, he was not elated by this dignity and sought in all things, the greater glory of God. He was most watchful over the welfare of the Church and exerted his zeal for the maintenance of ecclesiastical discipline through the instrumentality of the Bishops. He gained several victories over his enemies, both at home and abroad, but he used these with great moderation and clemency. In 1014, he went to Rome and received the imperial crown at the hands of Pope Benedict VIII. On that occasion he confirmed the donation, made by his predecessors to the Pope, of the sovereignty of Rome and the exarchate of Ravenna. Circumstances several times drove the holy Emperor into war, from which he always came forth victorious. He led an army to the south of Italy against the Saracens and their allies, the Greeks, and drove them from the country. The humility and spirit of justice of the Saint were equal to his zeal for religion. He cast himself at the feet of Herebert, Bishop of Cologne, and begged his pardon for having treated him with coldness, on account of a misunderstanding. He wished to abdicate and retire into a monastery, but yielded to the advice of the Abbot of Verdun, and retained his dignity. Both he and his wife, St. Cunegundes, lived in perpetual chastity, to which they had bound themselves by vow. The Saint made numerous pious foundations, gave liberally to pious institutions and built the Cathedral of Bamberg. His holy death occurred at the castle of Grone, near Halberstad, in 1024. His feast day is July 13th. He is the patron saint of the childless, of Dukes, of the handicapped and those rejected by Religious Order.
St. Maria goretti Virgin, Martyr
On July 6 we commemorate the Feast of St. Maria Goretti, one of the youngest canonized saints in the Catholic Church’s history. She was eleven years old at the time of her death. In March 2015, Pope Francis proclaimed a Holy Year of Mercy. The sacred relics of St. Maria Goretti toured the U.S. as a sign of the true meaning of mercy. From the moment she forgave her attacker she has been known as the patron saint of mercy. “Pardoning offenses becomes the clearest expressions of merciful love, and for us Christians it is an imperative from which we cannot excuse ourselves. At times how hard it seems to forgive! Yet pardon is the instrument placed into our fragile hands to attain serenity of the heart.” — Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus. The story of Maria Goretti is not a complicated one. It is the story of a simple, uneducated young girl who gave of herself to Jesus all eleven years of her life. She was from a poor farming family. She lost her father at nine years of age from malaria. Her family was forced to live with another family to help make ends meet. Alessandro Serenelli was one of the children from the other family. He repeatedly made sexual advances at Maria and she refused. On July 5 she was caring for her infant sister and cleaning their farmhouse when Alessandro, realizing she was alone, threatened her with a 10-inch dagger and tried to force himself on her.She once again refused and said she would rather die than lose her virginity to him. He stabbed her 14 times. The wounds penetrated her throat, pericardium, heart, lungs and diaphragm. Surgeons were amazed that she was still alive.
In her deposition to police she identified Alessandro Serenelli as her attacker and said he had attempted to do this before. She died the next day. Her last words were “I forgive Alessandro Serenelli… and I want him with me in paradise forever.” Pope Pius XII canonized Maria on June 24, 1950 with her mother and some of her siblings present. Her story was not only one of suffering at the hands of an attacker—it is one of forgiveness and desire for the salvation of a soul. Alessandro later worked in a monastery. She appeared to him when he was in prison forgiving him. He was so filled with repentance that he begged her mother to forgive him. She did because Maria did. He too was present at her canonization.
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