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Albert the Great


Roman Catholic Church a Rev. Fr. Markus Ramolla
Dear Parishioners of Saint Albert the Great, It is with mixed emotions that I make the announcement that Father Markus Ramolla has decided to resign as Pastor pro tempore of Saint Albert the Great Catholic Church. Father Ramolla plans to continue his work with the seminarians through Saint Athanasius Seminary as he relocates to another church in the U.-S., and he will celebrate his last Sunday Mass at Saint Albert the Great on May 20, 2012. Preparations have been initiated with His Excellency Bishop Pivarunas and the CMRI in order that the faithful may continue to worship at Mass and receive the sacraments at our Woodside location. On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Saint Albert the Great, I thank Father Ramolla for his service to us and wish him and the seminarians well. Sincerely, Michael Ribar, President Board of Trustees Saint Albert the Great, Inc.

Second Sunday after Easter


April 22, 2012
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Mosaic of The Good Shepherd, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia at Ravenna, Italy, Vth.

ecause of the joyous Resurrection of Christ, and the graces flowing to us on account of it, the Church sings at the Introit of the Mass: The earth is full of the mercy of the Lord, alleluia; by the word of the Lord the heavens were established, alleluia, alleluia. Rejoice in the Lord, ye just: praise becometh the upright (Ps. XXII). Collect : O God, who in the humility of Thy Son hast raised up a fallen world; grant to Thy faithful a perpetual joyfulness; that whereas Thou bast rescued them from the perils of eternal death, Thou mayest bring them to the fruition of everlasting joy. Epistle (I Pet ii, 2125) : Dearly beloved, Christ suffered for us, leaving you an example that you should follow his steps. Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth. Who,

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who did not yet love Him, (I John iv, 10 ; Rom. v, 8) and could not reward Him. He has besides given Himself to us for our food. How are we to know if we are among the sheep of Christ, that is, His chosen ones? If we listen willingly to the voice of the Shepherd in sermons and instructions, in spiritual books and conversations; are obedient to it, and especially give ear and follow the rules of the Church throu gh which the Good Shepherd speaks to when he was reviled, did not revile; Christ the Lamb flanked by apostles represented us, (Luke x, 16) for he, says St. Augus when he suffered, he threatened not; but as lambs. Mosaic, Santi Cosma e Damiano, Rome, tine, who has not the Church for his th mother, will not have God for his father; delivered himself to him that judged VI . if we gladly receive the food of the Good him unjustly; who his own self bore our Shepherd, that is, His sacred Body and Blood in holy sins in his body upon the tree, that we being dead to sins, Communion; if we are patient and meek as a lamb, freely should live to justice: by whose stripes you were healed. For forgiving our enemies; if we love all men from our heart, you were as sheep going astray: but you are now converted to do good to them, and seek to bring them to Jesus. the shepherd and bishop of your souls. St. Peter teaches the Christians patience in misery Who are the other sheep of Christ ? and afflictions, even in unjust persecution, and for this The Gentiles who were not of the fold of Israel, whom purpose places before them the example of Christ who, Christ sought to bring by His disciples, and now by though most innocent, suffered most terribly and most their successors; into His fold. To these sheep we also patiently. Are we true sheep of the good Shepherd if at belonged by our ancestors. O how grateful we should the smallest cross, at every word, we become angry and be to God, that He has brought us into the fold of His impatient? Church, and how diligently should we conduct oursel O Lord Jesus! grant me the grace to follow Thee, my ves as good sheep! good Shepherd, and not to complain and make threats When will there be but one fold and one shepherd ? whenever I am reprimanded, reviled or persecuted for When, by the prayers of the Church and by her missio justice sake. naries, all nations shall be converted to the only saving Gospel : ( John x, 1116) : At that time, Jesus said to the Church, constituting then one Church under one head. Pharisees: I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth Let us pray that this may soon come to pass. his life for his sheep. But the hireling, and he that is not the Prayer : O Lord Jesus! Thou Good Shepherd who on shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, the cross didst give Thy life for Thy sheep, grant us, we and leaveth the sheep, and flieth; and the wolf catcheth and beseech Thee, by Thy death, the grace to be faithful to scattereth the sheep: and the hireling flieth, because he is a Thy voice and teachings like obedient lambs that we hireling, and he bath no care for the sheep. I am the good may one day be numbered among Thy chosen ones in shepherd, and I know mine, and mine know me. As the heaven. Father knoweth me, and I know the Father, and I lay down my life for my sheep. And other sheep I have, that are not Instruction on Hope : of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my I lay down my life for my sheep. ( John x, 15) voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd. What has Christ obtained for us by His death ? How has Christ proved Himself a good Shepherd ? The remission of our sins, the grace to lead a life By sacrificing His life even for His enemies, for those pleasing to God in this world, and eternal happiness

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in the next, for which we now firmly hope, with secure confidence may now expect, and most assuredly will obtain, if we do not fail on our part. In what does eternal happiness consist ? In the beatific vision of God, which includes the most perfect love of Him, by which those who are saved become, as it were, one with Him, possessing in this union everything that they can possibly desire. What are the necessary means of obtaining eternal happiness ? The grace of God, that is, His continual assistance; the practice of the three divine virtues: Faith, Hope and Charity; the keeping of Gods commandments; the frequent use of the holy Sacraments, and constant prayer. These means must be diligently employed, for God who, as St. Augustine says, created us without us, will not save us without us, that is, without our coope ration. What may especially enable us to hope for eternal happiness ? The infinite mercy and goodness of God, who from all eternity has loved us more than an earthly mother, and. because of this love did not even spare His onlybe gotten Son, but gave Him up, for our sake, to the most

bitter death. Will He then deny us heaven, He who in giving us His Son, has given us more than heaven itself? The fidelity of God: He has so often promised us eternal happiness, and in so many texts of Scripture so clearly explained that He wishes us to be saved, that He must keep His promise, for He is eternal truth and cannot deceive (Heb. vi, 18). He says not yes today, and no tomorrow, there is no change in Him, nor shadow of alteration ( James i, 17). The omnipotence of God, who can do all that He pleases, whom no one can oppose or prevent from doing what He will ; if we have confidence in a rich and honest man who assures us he will assist us in need, how much more should we hope in the good ness, fidelity, and omnipotence of God ! When should we make an act of Hope ? As soon as we come to the use of reason and, are suffi ciently instructed concerning this virtue and its moti ves; in time of trouble or of severe temptation against this virtue; when receiving the holy Sacraments; every morning and evening, and especially at the hour of death. The same thing is to be observed in regard to acts of Faith and Love.

Todays Mass Second Sunday after Easter ; 2nd Collect : Ss. Soter & Caius ; 3rd Collect : Our Lady ; Preface : Easter. Confessions Today, confessions will be heard at 7:30 before the Low Mass, and from 9:15 until 9:55 a.m. before the High Mass.

Announcements

Masses During the Week Morning Masses this week will be offered at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, at 7:45 a.m. ; Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday. On Saturday Mass will be offered at usual time at 8:45 a.m.

Next Sunday Low Sunday, IIIrd Sunday after Easter ; 2nd Collect : St. Peter Martyr ; 3rd Collect : Within the Octave of St. Joseph ; Preface : Easter. On Sale We will have geraniums on sale for $ 3.00 each in red and pink also, handpainted flowers pots, original designs, one of a kind, on sale for $ 15.00 each, on May 6th. Tell your friends and family. Remember Mothers Day on Sunday, May 13th. Sunday Catechism Classes After Easter break, our Sunday Catechism classes will resume on Low Sunday, April 15.

Prayer Intentions : Please pray for Father Paul Schoonbroodt from Belgium who suffered a serious car accident, while coming from his mission Mass Center in the Czech Republic. He is now in a hospital in Bavaria.

Mass Schedule at St. Albert the Great


Mon Apr 23 8:45 a.m. Tue Apr 24 7:45 a.m. Wed Apr 25 9:00 a.m. Thu Apr 26 7:45 a.m. Fri Apr 27 St. George, M., F. Grassigli Low Mass, Alice Hagerty ( Jack Hagerty) St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, M., M. Moylan Low Mass, Holy souls in Purgatory ( Jack Hagerty) The Solemnity of St. Joseph D. Short M. Moylan High Mass, Marie Reinhart & relatives, both living & deceased (H. Dwight) St. Mark, Ev., Transferred from April 25, St. Cletus & Marcellinus, Pp. & Mm., Within the Octaive F. Grassigli Low Mass, Marie Reinhart & relatives, both living & deceased (H. Dwight) St. Peter Canisius, C.& D., Within the Octave 1st 418.32 340.00 758.32 2nd 223.55 157.00 380.55 M. Moylan 7:45 a.m. Sat Apr 28 Low Mass, John (Brother) (William Harris)

St. Paul of the Cross, C., D. Short Within the Octave, St. Vitalis, M., 8:45 a.m. Low Mass, Marie Reinhart & relatives, both living & deceased (H. Dwight) Sun Apr 29 7:30 a.m. 7:40 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 10:00 a.m. IIIrd Sunday after Easter, low Mass St. Peter Martyr, Within the Octave, Confessions M. Moylan Rosary Low Mass, Special Intention ( John Gregory) Confessions & Catechism classes high Mass High Mass, People of SAG M.C., G. Wnek Th., D. Wnek Ac. 1, M. Ribar Ac. 2, A. Ribar T. 1, C. Ribar T. 2, P. Bohman

Last Sundays Collection 1st Mass 2nd Mass Total

Total 641.87 497.00 1138.87

4:40 p.m. Rosary & Confession 5:00 p.m. Low Mass Today Mass Intention : Father Paul Schoonbroodt (Fr. Markus Ramolla) Last Sundays Collection : $300.00 Next Sunday : Low Sunday, 5:00 p.m.

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Blessing of Religious Articles First Sunday of the month after all Masses, at the Communion rail. Blessing of Expectant Mothers Second Sunday of every month after Mass. Prayer Intentions To request prayers for your special intentions or needs, go to our website under Prayer Intentions and fill out the form. Confessions Confessions are heard before Masses on Sunday, during Mass also. Appointments for confession may be made during the week with Father. Baptism Baptisms are by appointment. At least one parent as well as the sponsor (only one sponsor is required) must be practicing Roman Catholics who attend the Traditional Latin Mass exclusively. For further information please phone Father for arrangements. Confirmations The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered every year.

First Holy Communion First Holy Communions will be made on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. Matrimony If you are contemplating marriage, please make an appointment to speak with Father before setting a date. Funerals Simply call Father before calling the funeral director. Father will help you to make all the necessary arrangements. Last Rites & Sick Calls Father serves a wide area and must often travel far to administer these sacraments. Please do not put off making arrangements until the last moment. Let us know if a church member is sick, hospitalized or in danger of death. Mass Intentions For your Mass requests there are Individual Mass Intention envelopes are available in the back. You can also submit your Mass Requests along with your stipend on our homepage www.albertthegreat.org. Registration Please complete the registration form online on our homepage.