Padre Pio Academy News Celebrating 38 Years of Catholic Tradition in Education for August 16, 2020
The Clock Ticketh! Some three weeks hence, Padre Pio Academy throws wide the gates to receive the students of the 2020/2021 academic year! If you’re out shopping, we could always use a hand with basic desk supplies! The bargains are now! – 10 for $10 Mix & Match deals; Avery Binders; BOGO pencils, pens & glue, etc!!! (No masks)
Deliverance Mass on August 22! Father Lawrence Smith, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, spent several years of his priesthood here at OLHC after learning the Traditional Mass Finding six lane thoroughfares and back to back fast food dispensaries a distraction to his spiritual life, he moved to the hinterlands of Wisconsin, just a stone’s throw from, well, nowhere! At this location, Laetare House, he offers daily Mass and in the course of the year, offers a special Novena of Masses to, in the words of Saint Catherine of Siena, “lay siege to heaven”. Holy Mother Church has recourse to Novenas in order to obtain that which men on earth might otherwise despair of receiving. Thus between March and December, Father offers nine Masses, culminating with an additional series of nine Masses beginning on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception – she who trod on the head of the infernal serpent at the very instant of her creation, and who continues to crush the powers of hell until the end of time. The intention of the Masses is for the deliverance of our loved ones, and/or ourselves, from the influence, assaults and tyranny of Satan and his demons. The next Novena Mass will be offered this coming Saturday, August 22, the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Of those willing and able to participate in the endeavor, Father asks for three spiritual works: A) attend Mass or make a Spiritual Communion on the days of the Masses; B) Include these intentions as part of your daily Rosary for the months remaining; C) Pray the Novena to the Immaculate Conception from November 29 through December 7. All parishioners of Our Lady Help of Christians have been enrolled generally, so each of us ought to take advantage of this singular spiritual boon. Father Smith remembers his enrollees and their intentions each day in his Masses and Rosaries.
Prayer to Overcome Evil Passions and Become a Saint. Dear Jesus in the Sacrament of the Altar, be forever thanked and praised! Love, worthy of all celestial and terrestrial love! Who, out of infinite Love for me, ungrateful sinner, didst assume our human nature, didst shed Thy most Precious Blood in the cruel scourging, and didst expire on a shameful cross for our eternal welfare! Now, illumined with lively faith, with the outpouring of my whole soul, and the fervor of my heart, I humbly beseech Thee, through the infinite merits of Thy painful sufferings, to give me strength and courage to destroy every evil passion which sways my heart, to bless Thee in my greatest afflictions, to glorify Thee by the exact fulfillment of my duties, supremely to hate all sin, and thus to become a Saint Amen.
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