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For Marion McKnight

There will be a funeral Mass for Marion McKnight, mother of St. Charles parishioner Brian McKnight, on Thursday, July 11th at 11:00 AM at St. Charles Church. Please keep Marion and her family and friends in your prayers.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.

To read the complete obituary click on the link: https://www.hurstfh.com/obituaries/Marion-Virginia-Mcknight?obId=31878141#/obituaryInfo

The Mass at Mission Point Belding scheduled for Thursday, July 11th has been cancelled due to the funeral Mass.

The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ Eucharistic Procession on Sunday, June 2nd

The Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) is Sunday June 2nd. We will have a Eucharistic Procession, including Benediction, in church after the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Watch this beautiful video from 2017’s procession. Join us in this rich treasure of our faith and be a witness in our communities on Sunday June 2nd.

** Special thanks to Jake Schmiedicke and Ice Pictures Productions www.IcePicturesProductions.com for producing this beautiful video for us!

May Crowning May 11/12

Our Catholic faith has many wonderful, beautiful devotions.  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops describes devotions as “‘expressions of love and fidelity that arise from the intersection of one’s own faith, culture and the Gospel of Jesus Christ’. Devotions are not considered part of liturgical worship, even if they are performed in a church or led by a priest, but rather they are paraliturgical.” Our faith also has rites that many participate in.  “A rite is a diverse liturgical tradition in which on catholic and apostolic faith has come to be expressed…” (Glossary of the CCC). 


May Crowning is a wonderful devotion that we as Catholics do every year.  May Crowning reflects the beauty of the mystery it evokes. Honoring Mary crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth as it is said in the fifth glorious mystery of the rosary. While May Crowning is a beautiful devotion, it is not a rite, and the Church has not provided us a rite approved for celebration during Mass for May Crowning. 


Since May Crowning is a devotion and not a rite it is performed outside of Mass.  This year we will be crowning Mary prior to Mass at all our worship sites. We are asking everyone to bring flowers on May 11th/12th and participate in this wonderful tradition. Father will say a short prayer, Mary will crowned and then the participants will come forward and place their flowers by Mary. 

Below is the schedule for each worship site: 


St. Joseph – May 11th starting at 4:15 p.m. 

• Please join us outside on Bridge St. by Mary (Front entrance of the church)

• Father will be outside and say a short prayer, Mary will be crowned, participants will then place their flowers by Mary.

• After you have placed flowers by Mary, we ask that you go into the church and find your seat for Mass. We will not be processing in. Mass will start shortly after everyone is inside. 

St. Mary – May 12th starting immediately after the rosary inside.

• Please join us inside the church for the crowning of Mary. 

• Participants will gather in the narthex area, Father will go forward and say a short prayer and Mary will be crowned, participants will then bring their flowers forward.

• After you have placed flowers by Mary, we ask that you go back to your seat. 

• Mass will start immediately after everyone is seated. 

St. Charles – May 12th starting at 10:35 a.m.

• Please join us inside the church for the crowning of Mary. 

• Children/participants are asked to be in the Narthex at 10:30 a.m. 

• At 10:35 we will process in, lining the aisle on the north side of the church by Mary. Father will say a short prayer, Mary will be crowned and then participants can bring their flowers forward.

• After Mary is crowned, we ask that everyone return to their seats and Mass will start at 11 a.m. 

For William “Bill” Walker

Bill Walker, a St. Charles parishioner has died. We offer our sincere condolences to his family. A funeral Mass for Bill will be held on Wednesday, June 12th at 11:00 am at St. Charles Church. Funeral plans are still pending. Please keep Bill and his family and friends in your prayers.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Mass at Green Acres and Adoration at St. Charles on Wednesday, June 12th has been cancelled.

Listen to and Learn the Latin Mass Parts

Click here for a printable copy of the Latin Mass parts.

Panis Angelicus Pronunciation

Panis angélicus, fit panis hóminum,
Dat panis cáelicus figúris términum.
O res mirábilis mandúcat Dóminum,
Pauper, servus et húmilis.

Te, trina Déitas únaque, póscimus,
Sic nos tu vísita, sicut te cólimus;
Per tuas sémitas duc nos quo téndimus,
Ad lucem quam inhábitas.

Sanctus 308-B

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua. Hosanna in excelsis.
Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Hosanna in excelsis.

Translation:
Sanctus = holy
Dóminus = Lord
Deus = God
Sábaoth = of heavenly armies
Pleni = full of
sunt = are
caeli = heaven
et = and
terra = earth
glória = glory
tua = your
Hosána = praise or adoration
excélsis = the highest
Benedictus = blessed
qui = who
venit = (He) comes
in nómine = in the name
Dómini – of the Lord.

Memorial Acclamation 309-B

Mysterium fidei! Literally: Mysterium = the mystery; fidei = of faith.
The Mystery of Faith!
We all respond:
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine,
et tuam resurrectionem confitemur,
donec venias.
Mortem = death
tuam = Your
annuntiamus = we announce or proclaim
Domine = Lord.
We proclaim Your death, O Lord.
et = and
tuam = Your
resurectionem = resurrection
confitemur = confess.
And confess Your resurrection.
donec = until
venias = come.
Until You Come
The whole acclamation:
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine,                           We proclaim Your death, O Lord,
et tuam resurrectionem confitemur,                               and confess Your resurrection,
donec venias.                                                                              until You come

Agus Dei 313-B

Agnus Dei,                                             Lamb of God
qui tolis peccata mundi,                 who takes away the sins of the world,
miserere nobis.                                   have mercy on us.
Agnus Dei,                                             Lamb of God
qui tolis peccata mundi,                 who takes away the sins of the world,
miserere nobis.                                   have mercy on us.
Agnus Dei,                                             Lamb of God
qui tolis peccata mundi,                 who takes away the sins of the world,
dona nobis pacem.                           grant us peace.

Ash Wednesday ~ February 14th

Guidance on Fasting and Abstinence During Lent

When do I…?

Fast and Abstain:

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday

Abstain:

All Fridays during Lent

Who has to…?

Fast: Catholics who are 18 years of age, but not yet 59, are obliged

Abstain: Observed by all Catholics 14 years– old and older

What is…?

Fast: eating one full meal, as well as two small meals that together are not equal to a full meal

Abstinence: refrain from eating meat

Note: Persons that are exempt from fasting include: the physically or mentally ill, individuals with chronic illness, and those pregnant or nursing.