Front Cover: Map of Liberia: the red square highlights where the parish of Fr. Desire Salako, SMA, is located: Immaculate Conception Parish, Sanniquellie, Nimba County, Liberia. We thank Fr. Salako for his priestly ministry at our parish this past summer. Today, Fr. Salako will preach a Mission Appeal on behalf of his missionary society, the Society of African Missions (SMA). Today’s Second Collection will be for the benefit of the SMA Fathers. We promise Fr. Salako the continued support of our prayers as well, as he returns to Africa this coming week.
Weekly Scripture Study on St. Luke 22:35-38; Mass Propers; Calendar of Masses.
Front Cover: This photograph of the Grotto shrine inside our parish church reveals a beautiful effect of the electric light casting a “heavenly aura” upon the cherubs holding the banner of the Blessed Virgin’s words to Bernadette at Lourdes: “I AM THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION.”
Pastor’s Note: WATERLOO, NAPOLEON, AND THE CURE D’ARS
Weekly Scripture Study on St. Luke 22:31-34; Mass Propers; Calendar of Masses.
Front Cover: The Lady Altar of our parish church of Mary Immaculate of Lourdes. We celebrated the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven on August 15th. On August 22nd, we celebrate the Feast of Immaculate Heart of Mary (Old Calendar) and the Queenship of Mary (New Calendar). “In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph.”
Weekly Scripture Study on St. Luke 22:21-30; Mass Propers; Calendar of Masses.
AUGUST IS THE MONTH OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
Front Cover: Parishioner Sermed Ashkouri with Christian refugee children at a displaced persons camp, Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan. His wife Aseel writes of this picture: “The face of JESUS is reflected by these kids. May God protect you and give you your childhood back.”
Pastor’s Note: IRAQI CHRISTIANS: ONE YEAR LATER
Weekly Scripture Study on St. Luke 22:14-20; Mary’s Mantle Prayer Shawl Ministry; Weekly Bible Study: Epistles of St. Paul — Ephesians; Mass Propers; Calendar of Masses.
This coming Saturday, August 15th, 2015, we will observe the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady. Masses at Mary Immaculate of Lourdes will follow the Holy Day Schedule for a Saturday, which is three morning Masses:
7:30 AM: (Ordinary Form)
9:00 AM: (Ordinary Form Sung Mass)
10:30 AM: (Traditional Latin High Mass)
Front Cover: The wedding ceremony of parishioners Mr. and Mrs. Dave & Carol (Meears) Welch at Mary Immaculate of Lourdes, May 9th, 2015.
Pastor’s Note: SAINT ANNE
Weekly Scripture Study on St. Luke 22:7-13; Weekly Bible Study: Epistles of St. Paul — Galatians & Philemon; Requiescant in Pace; Military Service Prayer List; Health of the sick; Music Program; Mass Propers; Calendar of Masses.
We welcome Fr. Desire Salako, S.M.A., from the Society of the African Mission Fathers, who will be offering summer assistance through the month of August here at Mary Immaculate of Lourdes. We are grateful to Fr. Salako and to his congregation for this support.