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External Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

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.

Salem’s Bulletin Cover for Catholic Schools Week 2013

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

St. Mary Catholic School was founded in 1888 – three years after the Parish was founded.  This year, beginning with Catholic Schools Week, we begin a year-long celebration of the Quasquicentennial (125 years) of the presence of Catholic Education in Salem, under the protection of Our Lady, Help of Christians:

For Greater Glory now showing in Mitchell for one week!

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Fortnight for Freedom: June 21st through July 4th

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Parish Observance of Fortnight for Freedom

“God’s Faithful Servants First” Rally at St. Joseph Cathedral tonight (Thursday, June 21st) at 7:00pm

Thursday, June 21st, 2012