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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.
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.
Pictures of our statue of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, Virgin and Doctor of the Church. For her Feast, Little Therese’s statue was crowned with white roses, and her holy relic exposed. Following Mass, the school children venerated her relic.
Reparation is the “unceasing 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.
Here are some photos of the sanctuary & pulpit made ready for the first day of Holy Week. The last photo is of the back of the chasuble I used for the Masses of Palm Sunday (and will use again at Good Friday’s Solemn Liturgy). Our Carmelite Nuns in Alexandria, South Dakota attached a vesica (applique) of the Holy Face (the Veronica) in color on the back of the chasuble last year.
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.