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Rogation Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are next week, and the Rogation Processions will take place around the church before Mass (with the Litany of the Saints).
April 25th (the Feast of St. Mark), and the three days (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) before the traditional celebration of Ascension Thursday, observed to appease God’s wrath, ask protection, and invoke a blessing on the harvest. They were known in England as Gang Days and Cross Week. The Litany of the Saints is chanted in the procession, and the Rogation Mass follows. The older procession of April 25th, called therefore the Major Litany, Christianized a pagan procession in honor of the god Robigus. The institution of the others, adopted in Rome under Pope Leo III as the Minor Litanies, is ascribed to Saint Mamertus of Vienne who, c. 475, ordered processions with special prayers because of calamities which were afflicting the country. Rogation days were dropped from the Church‘s calendar in the reform of 1970, but since 1988 have been revived, especially in farming communities.
St. Mary Catholic Church – Salem, S. Dakota
Weekly Schedule of Masses & Confession Times;
Schedule of Public Devotions
[Updated as of April 16, 2013]
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass:
Sunday - The Lord’s Day: 10:00 am and 12 Noon (Extraordinary Form/Trad. Latin Mass)
Saturday in anticipation of Sunday: 5:00 pm
Tuesday through Friday: 8:20 am
[Usually no public Masses on Mondays, unless otherwise noted in the Parish Bulletin]
Thursday: Additional Mass at 1:30pm at Golden Living Nursing Home in Salem
Saturday morning: 9:00 am (Extraordinary Form/Trad. Latin Low Mass), usually at the Holy Family Side Altar
Vigils of Holydays of Obligation: 7:00 pm
Holydays of Obligation: 8:15 am and 7:00 pm (Extraordinary Form/Trad. Latin Mass)
The Sacrament of Penance & Reconciliation (Confession):
Saturday afternoons: 3:45 – 4:45 pm
Anytime by appointment: Call 605-425-2600
First Sunday of the Month following the 12 Noon Mass: Devotions in Honor of the Holy Face of Jesus in Reparation for blasphemies and profanation of Sunday and Holydays of Obligation, with Exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament;
25th of the Month, January through November, following 8:20am Holy Mass: Devotions in Honor of the Child Jesus (also known as “Little Christmas” Devotions);
Eucharistic Adoration: As announced for certain feasts and days of prayer, and during the Annual Forty Hours Devotion.
Father Lawrence’s email address is: email@example.com.
In the event of an emergency, please call Fr. Lawrence on his cellular phone: 605-421-8557. Thank you.
Come, and let us drink of that New River,
Not from barren Rock divinely poured,
But the Fount of Life that is for ever
From the Sepulchre of CHRIST the LORD.
All the world hath bright illumination,—
Heav’n and Earth and things beneath the earth:
’Tis the Festival of all Creation:
CHRIST hath ris’n, Who gave Creation birth:
Yesterday with Thee in burial lying,
Now today with Thee aris’n I rise;
Yesterday the partner of Thy dying,
With Thyself upraise me to the skies.
- St. John of Damascus (780)
O that shame, now ended in His glory!
O that pain, now lost in joy unknown!
Tell it out with praise the whole glad story,
Human nature at the Father’s throne!
-From a hymn by St. Joseph of the Studium (the Hymnographer), of the Eastern Church
A few photos from the 3:00 pm Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death and from the 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross and Devotions in Honor of Our Lord in the Sepulchre and Our Mother of Sorrows: