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Confirmation Class Photo

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

The Sacrament of Confirmation was administered by His Excellency, the Most Rev. Paul J. Swain, Bishop of Sioux Falls on Wednesday evening, February 15th:

Back row left to right:  Rylee Klinkhammer, Cole Grasma, Stephan Oyen, Collin Kolbeck, Hunter Schmeichel, Colin Reif.    2ndrow left to right:  Emily Bies, Christy Eich, Emma Norris, Faith Oyen, Melissa Lauck, Kobe Doane.  3rd row left to right:  Parker Scheier, Rachel Krier, Sarah Wegener, Sarah Krempges, Summer Schoon, Jayden Wolf, Blake Gessner, Father Martin E. Lawrence. Front row left to right:  Aleah Ries, McKenna Kranz, Katie Reif, Bishop Paul J. Swain, and Tayler Reif.

Epiphany Blessing for the Home

Friday, January 6th, 2017

June 18th – 26th: Novena in Preparation for the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Below are the prayers, included in this week’s bulletin, which we will use after every Holy Mass (2 pages).  On Monday, June 27th, there will be a special Evening Mass at 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Novena for Parish June 18 through 26

Novena for Parish June 18 through 26

 

February 8, 2015: Parish Confirmation

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

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Confirmation 2015 in the Extraordinary Form

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

On the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Paul J. Swain, Bishop of Sioux Falls, came out to Saint Mary’s Church in Salem to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form to twelve of our young people who attend the weekly 12 Noon Sunday Mass in Latin. Following the Rite of Confirmation, His Excellency remained for the Missa Cantata celebrated by the Pastor, the Reverend Martin E. Lawrence.

 [Photos courtesy of parishioner Sherry Stoffel] 

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Baccalaureate for the High School Class of 2015

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

On the Sixth Sunday of Easter, we honored our parishioners who were graduating from High School with a special Baccalaureate Mass:

High School Graduates Class of 2015

First Holy Communion 2015

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

On the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday, we celebrated First Holy Communion at St. Mary’s:

1st communion 2015

Rosary Sunday: October 5th – The External Solemnity of Our Lady of the Rosary in the Extraordinary Form

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

On Sunday, October 5th, before the 12 Noon Latin Mass we prayed the following prayer to Our Lady:

The Supplica:

Petition to Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii

By: Blessed Bartolo Longo

Especially for the First Sunday in October

(Rosary Sunday)

O August Queen of Victories, O Sovereign of Heaven and Earth, at whose name the heavens rejoice and the abyss trembles, O glorious Queen of the Rosary, we your devoted children, assembled here in Salem and united with our brethren assembled in your Temple of Pompeii, on this solemn day, pour out the affection of our heart  and with filial confidence express our miseries to You.

From the Throne of clemency, where You are seated as Queen, turn, O Mary, your merciful gaze on us, on our families, on our country, on Europe, on the world. Have compassion on the sorrows and cares which embitter our lives. See, O Mother, how many dangers of body and soul, how many calamities and afflictions press upon us.

O Mother, implore for us the mercy of your divine Son and conquer with clemency the heart of sinners. They are our brothers and your children who cause the heart of our sweet Jesus to bleed and who sadden your most sensitive Heart. Show all that you are the Queen of Peace and of Pardon.

Hail Mary…

It is true that, although we are your children, we are the first to crucify Jesus again in our hearts by our sins and pierce anew your heart.  We confess it: we are deserving of the most severe punishments.  But remember that, on Golgotha, you received with the divine Blood, the testament of the dying Savior, who declared you to be our Mother, the Mother of sinners.
You then, as our Mother, are our Advocate, our Hope. And we raise our suppliant hands to you with sighs crying: “Mercy!”

O good Mother, have pity on us, on our souls, on our families, on our relatives, on our friends, on our deceased, especially on our enemies, and on so many who call themselves Christian and yet offend the Heart of your loving Son. Today we implore pity for the misguided Nations, for all Europe, for all the world, so that it may return repentant to your heart. Have mercy on all, O Mother of Mercy!

Hail Mary…

 

Kindly deign to hear us, O Mary!  Jesus has placed in your hands all the treasures of His graces and His mercies. You are seated a crowned Queen, at the right hand of your Son, resplendent with immortal glory above all the Choirs of Angels. You extend your dominion throughout the heavens and the earth and all creatures are subject to you. You are omnipotent by grace and therefore you can help us. Were you not willing to help us, since we are ungrateful children and undeserving of your protection, we would not know where to turn. Your Mother’s heart would not permit to see us your children, lost. The Infant whom we see on your knees and the mystical Rosary which we gaze at your hand, inspire confidence in us that we shall be heard. And we confide fully in you, we abandon ourselves as helpless children into the arms of the most tender of mothers, and on this very day, we expect from you the graces we so long for.

 

Hail Mary…


One last favor we now ask you, O Queen, which you cannot refuse us on this most solemn day. Grant to all of us your steadfast love and in a special manner your maternal blessing.


We shall not leave you until you have blessed us. Bless, O Mary, at this moment, our Holy Father. To the ancient splendors of your Crown, to the triumphs of your Rosary, whence you are called the Queen of Victories, add this one also, O Mother: grant the triumph of Religion and Peace to human Society. Bless our Bishops, Priests and particularly all those who are zealous for the honor of your Sanctuary. Bless finally all those who are associated with your Temple of Pompeii and all those who cultivate and promote devotion to the Holy Rosary.

O Blessed Rosary of Mary, sweet Chain which binds us to God, Bond of love which unites us to the Angels, Tower of salvation against the assaults of hell, safe Port in our universal shipwreck, we shall never abandon you. You will be our comfort in the hour of agony: to you the last kiss of our dying life. And the last word from our lips will be your sweet name, O Queen of the Rosary of Pompeii, O dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners, O Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted. Be blessed everywhere, today and always, on earth and in Heaven. Amen.

 Hail, Holy Queen…

October 1st: Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

September 29th: Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, Archangels

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Original Prayer to St. Michael

O Glorious Prince of the heavenly host, St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle and in the terrible warfare that we are waging against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the evil spirits. Come to the aid of man, whom Almighty God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of Satan.

Fight this day the battle of the Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in Heaven. That cruel, ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.

These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where the See of Holy Peter and the Chair of Truth has been set up as the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be.

Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious power of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly find mercy in the sight of the Lord; and vanquishing the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.

V. Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.

R. The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered the root of David.

V. Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.

R. As we have hoped in Thee.

V. O Lord, hear my prayer.

R. And let my cry come unto Thee.

Let us pray.

O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as supplicants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin Immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious St. Michael the Archangel, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all the other unclean spirits who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls. Amen.