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On Mothers’ Day, the External Solemnity of the Ascension (May 12th), we had our Annual Baccalaureate Mass to honor our parishioners who are members of the High School Graduation Class. We concluded Holy Mass with the Annual Crowning of the statue of Our Lady of Grace in the grotto Fr. Joseph Ripp installed in the back of our church. Miss Natasha Frances Krempges, a graduate of St. Mary Catholic School and a member of the McCook Central Class of 2013, crowned Our Lady’s statue:
On Rogation Tuesday (May 7th), His Excellency, the Most Rev. Paul Joseph Swain, Bishop of Sioux Falls, made a Pastoral Visit to St. Mary Catholic School to pray the Rosary and visit the children in the school following the Rosary. Bishop Swain also blessed the Crosses for the Farms and Fields traditionally blessed on or around May 3rd, the old Feast of the Finding of the Holy Cross. In between each Mystery of the Rosary, the children sang “Mary the Dawn” from The St. Pius X Hymnal and the Regina Caeli, with its versicle and oration, ended the prayers in church before His Excellency headed over to the school.
The Rogation Days (Minor Litanies) on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before the Traditional Feast of the Ascension were well-attended this year! On Rogation Wednesday, we had to keep the Procession inside church due to the heavy rain! Thanks be to God.
Prayer for the Church
O Lord Jesus Christ, Supreme Pastor of Your Church,
we thank you for the ministry of Pope Benedict XVI
and the selfless care with which he has led us
as Successor of Peter, and Your Vicar on earth.
Good Shepherd, who founded Your Church
on the rock of Peter’s faith
and have never left Your flock untended,
look with love upon us now,
and sustain Your Church in faith, hope, and charity.
Grant, Lord Jesus, in Your boundless love for us,
a new Pope for Your Church
who will please You by his holiness
and lead us faithfully to You,
who are the same yesterday, today, and forever.
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