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New Schedule of Masses, Confessions and Devotions at Salem

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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

 

Devotions:

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: rpmartinus@gmail.com.

In the event of an emergency, please call Fr. Lawrence on his cellular phone: 605-421-8557.  Thank you.

Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 12th: Feast of the Holy Face – Solemn Adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FACE ON SHROVE TUESDAY (aka “Mardi Gras”):

On April 17th, 1958, His Holiness, the Venerable Pope Pius XII approved the observance of the Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus on Shrove Tuesday (Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. His Holiness granted this Feast to honor a request of Our Lord Himself to Blessed Pierina in 1938: “See how I suffer. Nevertheless, I am understood by so few. What gratitude on the part of those who say they love Me. I have given My Heart as a sensible object of My great love for man and I give My Face as a sensible object of My sorrow for the sins of man. I desire that it be honored by a special feast on Tuesday in Quinquagesima (Shrove Tuesday – the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, or Mardi Gras, or Carnivalé). The feast will be preceded by a novena in which the faithful make reparation with Me uniting themselves with My sorrow.”

 

DEVOTION TO THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS:

This ancient and venerable Catholic practice is rooted in the representation of the Face of Christ said to have been left on the towel or veil used by a holy woman thought to be named Veronica. Through the revelations made in the 1840’s to the Servant of God, Sister Marie of Saint-Pierre and the Holy Family (1816-1848), a Carmelite Nun of Tours, and the work of spreading the devotion by the Venerable Leo Dupont (1797 – 1876) , a layman of Tours, the Archconfraternity of the Holy Face was established in Tours, France in 1884. The members make reparation for the blasphemies hurled at Christ, especially those which blaspheme the Holy Name, and for the profanation of Sundays and Holydays of Obligation. Since St. Therese’s devotion to the Holy Face has become known, this devotion has spread worldwide.

In addition, a devout and pious nun, Blessed Mary Pierina de Micheli (1890-1945), was given many visions of the Lord Jesus and Our Blessed Lady. They urged her to make reparation for the many insults Jesus suffered in His Passion, such as to be slapped, spit upon and kissed by Judas, as well as now being dishonored, by ordained and lay persons alike, in the Blessed Sacrament through neglect, sacrilege, and profanation.

Fortnight for Freedom: June 21st through July 4th

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Parish Observance of Fortnight for Freedom

Shrove Tuesday: Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus and Eucharistic Adoration in Reparation

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Reparation is theunceasing effort to stand beside the endless crosses on which the Son of God continues to be crucified” (Bl. John Paul II).

The Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus will be celebrated on Shrove Tuesday, February 21st with the Proper Mass of the Feast followed by Adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament- concluding with Benediction at 2:30pm.  The Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesday will be in reparation for those who fail to attend the Holy Mass on Sundays and Holydays of Obligation, and in supplication for their return to the regular practice of the Catholic Faith.

More Photos from the Feast of the Holy Face

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Shrove Tuesday: Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

TODAY, SHROVE TUESDAY (aka “Mardi Gras”) we celebrated the FEAST OF THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS, with Holy Mass and Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament.  On the first Sunday of every month, we also have Holy Face Devotions with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

DEVOTION TO THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS:  This ancient and venerable Catholic practice is rooted in the representation of the Face of Christ said to have been left on the towel or veil used by a holy woman thought to be named Veronica. Through the revelations made in the 1840’s to the Servant of God, Sister Marie of Saint-Pierre and the Holy Family (1816-1848), a Carmelite Nun of Tours, and the work of spreading the devotion by the Venerable Leo Dupont (1797 – 1876) , a layman of Tours, the Archconfraternity of the Holy Face was established in Tours, France in 1884.  The members make reparation for the blasphemies hurled at Christ, especially those which blaspheme the Holy Name, and for the profanation of Sundays and Holydays of Obligation. Since St. Therese’s devotion to the Holy Face has become known, this devotion has spread worldwide.

In addition, a devout and pious nun, Blessed Mary Pierina de Micheli (1890-1945), was given many visions of the Lord Jesus and Our Blessed Lady. They urged her to make reparation for the many insults Jesus suffered in His Passion, such as to be slapped, spit upon and kissed by Judas, as well as now being dishonored, by ordained and lay persons alike, in the Blessed Sacrament through neglect, sacrilege, and profanation.

THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FACE ON SHROVE TUESDAY (aka “Mardi Gras”): On April 17th, 1958, His Holiness, the Venerable Pope Pius XII approved the observance of the Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus on Shrove Tuesday (Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.  His Holiness granted this Feast to honor a request of Our Lord Himself to Blessed Pierina in 1938: “See how I suffer. Nevertheless, I am understood by so few. What gratitude on the part of those who say they love Me.  I have given My Heart as a sensible object of My great love for man and I give My Face as a sensible object of My sorrow for the sins of man.   I desire that it be honored by a special feast on Tuesday in Quinquagesima (Shrove Tuesday – the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, or Mardi Gras, or Carnivalé).  The feast will be preceded by a novena in which the faithful make reparation with Me uniting themselves with My sorrow.”

Monthly Holy Face Devotions

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

 

To download a copy in PDF of the new 11 x 17 poster promoting the Monthly Devotions to the Holy Face, click here:   Large size poster promoting Sunday Devotions

Sunday, October 3, 2010 – Innaugural 1st Sunday Evening Devotions of Reparation to the Holy Face of Jesus

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Today, the First Sunday in October, also known as Rosary Sunday and Respect Life Sunday, we began the Monthly Devotions in Honor of the Holy Face of Jesus, with Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.  About 20 persons attended, and joined in our innaugural Devotions of Reparation, to be continued on the First Sunday of every month at 7:00pm in Salem.  All are invited to join us in prayer the next time we gather for Holy Face Devotions and Benediction on Sunday, November 7th at 7:00pm, and to join the Confraternity of the Holy Face being organized at St. Mary’s, Salem.

Since today is also the traditional Feast of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, I conclude this post with her famous prayer to the Holy Face:

 

O Jesus, Who in Thy cruel Passion didst become the reproach of men and the Man of Sorrows, I venerate Thy Divine Face.  Once it shone with the beauty and sweetness of the Divinity; now for my sake It is become as the face of a leper.  Yet in that disfigured Countenance I recognize Thy infinite love and I am consumed with loving Thee and of making Thee loved by all mankind.  The tears that streamed in such abundance from Thy eyes are to me as precious pearls which I delight to gather, that with their infinite worth I may ransom the souls of poor sinners. 

O Jesus, whose Face is the sole beauty that ravishes my heart, I implore Thee so to inflame me with Thy love that it may quickly consume me, and I may soon reach the vision of Thy glorious Face in Heaven!   Amen.