Chapel Bulletin – 8th Sunday after Pentecost – July 10, 2016

8th Sunday after Pentecost
July 10, 2016

Rosary & Confessions Sunday, 3:30 PM
Low Mass Sunday, 4:00 PM

Benediction Next Week – Next week is the 3rd Sunday of the month, so we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament following the Mass.
A Look Ahead – on the first Sunday of August, we will be having our annual parish festival in honor of our patron saint, St. Dominic. His feast day is August 4th. Besides the usual High Mass and potluck, we will also have some games for the adults and children. Games will include saints trivia, musical chairs, tug of war, water balloons, etc.
Hoping to Build an Altar – We are currently saving all available funds (from the Building Fund/Donation Can) to build a wooden altar for the chapel. The general goal is a custom-built wooden altar, about the size of our current makeshift altar, dark brown in color, with attractive, elaborate trim, which won’t require a veil to hang over the front to hide what is underneath. Perhaps engrave “Viva Cristo Rey” or “IHS” on the front of it. It will have extra depth towards the back, to add a “part 2” at a later date, which will rise upwards about six feet, mounted to the back of the altar. The altar will also have a place for an altar stone, and a means to secure the tabernacle to it. In any case, we will be keeping the dark brown “gradines” currently on the altar, as well as our large Crucifix.
Traditional Catholic Question – Isn’t it necessary for a Catholic to submit to the Pope in Rome? Isn’t that how Catholicism works? Answer: Under normal circumstances, yes — but not in 2016. Today’s circumstances are anything but normal. The post-Vatican 2 era is the darkest and deepest crisis that the Church has ever experienced — including the Arian heresy, the Great Schism, and the Protestant Revolt. These crises were serious for the Church, but they never involved the Church hierarchy contradicting or corrupting the Catholic Faith. Never before 1969 did the Church ever thrown out Her liturgy wholesale, replacing it with something man-made, a liturgy soaked with Freemasonic, protestant, and other modern errors. Why did God allow this? That is a mystery. But what Catholics must do is not mysterious; we are certain that God wants us to save our souls: that is why He created us. But to save our souls, we need God and His grace; we need the Holy Sacrifice of Mass and life-giving Sacraments. So until this Crisis is sorted out by a future Pope or Council, we need to preserve and practice our Faith, safely holding on to what we know: Catholic doctrine and practices hundreds of years old, from before Vatican 2. And the centerpiece of this Tradition is the Tridentine Mass, canonized by Pope St. Pius V almost 450 years ago in “Quo Primum”. Obedience is an important virtue, but that obedience must be subordinate to the three Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity. When Faith and Obedience are at odds, we are obligated to choose the higher of the two virtues: Faith.

Epistle Reading (Rom 8:12-17)
Brethren: we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh, you shall die: but if by the Spirit you mortify the deeds of the flesh, you shall live. For whosoever are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For you have not received the spirit of bondage again in fear; but you have received the spirit of adoption of sons, whereby we cry: Abba (Father). For the Spirit himself giveth testimony to our spirit, that we are the sons of God. And if sons, heirs also; heirs indeed of God, and joint heirs with Christ.

Gospel Reading (Luke 16: 1-9)
At that time, Jesus spoke to His disciples this parable: There was a certain rich man who had a steward: and the same was accused unto him, that he had wasted his goods. And he called him, and said to him: How is it that I hear this of thee?

give an account of thy stewardship: for now thou canst be steward no longer. And the steward said within himself: What shall I do, because my lord taketh away from me the stewardship? To dig I am not able; to beg I am ashamed. I know what I will do, that when I shall be removed from the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. Therefore calling together every one of his lord’s debtors, he said to the first: How much dost thou owe my lord? But he said: An hundred barrels of oil. And he said to him: Take thy bill and sit down quickly, and write fifty. Then he said to another: And how much dost thou owe? Who said: An hundred quarters of wheat. He said to him: Take thy bill, and write eighty. And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light. And I say to you: Make unto you friends of the mammon of iniquity; that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings.
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