News from San Antonio Church – June 4, 2023

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Weekly Bulletin June 4, 2023

by Terrie Evans

As we come together for the celebration of our 9:00 AM Mass on this Trinity Sunday, remember today is the final day of the Cincitalia Fest at Harvest Home Park which runs from 1:00-9:00 PM.  There will be many events on the last day of the fest starting with the Marian Procession with our statue of Mary to honor the Blessed Mother.  This will be the last day San Antonio Church operates our Bruschetta Booth so please visit us to sample the delicious homemade recipe that also helps the students at St. Catharine School and our church.   Also, today there is a celebration of life at the annual family friendly 2023 Cross the Bridge for Life in Newport.  This prayerful and peaceful day that started in 2005 takes place on Newport’s Riverfront between the Purple People Bridge and the Taylor Southgate Bridge with face painting, balloon artists music and free t-shirts.   This celebration of the gift of human life starts at 1:00PM. 

On this 1st Sunday after Pentecost, we honor Trinity Sunday to celebrate the central doctrine of the Christian Faith that states that the one God is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Three Persons sharing one nature with the Three Persons being co-equal, co-eternal, and consubstantial, and are to receive the same worship.  Trinity Sunday follows Pentecost Sunday and eight weeks after Easter.   A day to honor the Trinity Sunday   was ordered by Pope John XXII (1316-1334) for the entire church on the 1st Sunday after Pentecost as a Double of the Second Class in the Liturgical calendar.  In the history of the church, feasts were labeled as ordinary doubles, major doubles and doubles of the second and first class.  Later, Trinity Sunday was elevated to the dignity of a primary feast of the First Class in 1911 by Pope Pius X.  The official title for this Sunday in the Catholic Church is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity and is earmarked for this Sunday in the Latin Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Presbyterian, the United Church of Christ and Methodist Churches.  Traditionally in Western Churches, white altar and vestments will be displayed but in Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches, green is sometimes used.  

The Month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart which is a symbol of the love of Christ has for humanity.  In the Scriptures, the term “Sacred Heart of Jesus” represents the complete mystery of Christ with the devotion to the Sacred Heart as one of the most widespread and popular in the Church.  This devotion occurred when St. Margaret Mary Alacoque welcomed visions of the Sacred heart between the years 1673-1675.  The Sacred Heart of   Jesus communicated through Christ in a private revelation to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1675.   Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary: “BEHOLD THIS HEART WHICH HAS LOVED MEN SO MUCH, AND YET MEN DO NOT WANT TO LOVE ME IN RETURN.  THROUGH MY DIVINE HEART WISHES TO SPREAD ITS LOVE EVERYWHERE ON EARTH.”  The 12 Promises to those devoted to the Sacred heart are:  1.  I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.  2.  I will establish peace in their families.  3.  I will console them in all their troubles.  4.  They shall find in My Heart an assured refuge during life and especially at the hour of their death.  5.  I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings.  6.  Sinners shall find in My Heart the source of an infinite ocean of mercy.  7.  Tepid souls shall become fervent.  8.  Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.  9.  I will bless the homes where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored.  10.  I will give to priests the power of touching the most hardened hearts.  11.  Those who propagate this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be effaced.  12.  The all-powerful love of My heart will grant to all those who shall receive Communion on the First Friday on Nine consecutive months the grace of the final repentance; they shall not die under my displeasure, nor without receiving their Sacraments; My heart shall be their assured refuge at that last hour.   In these apparitions to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, The Sacred Heart reminds all the compassion and mercy of the Almighty.  Devotion to the Sacred Heart was also an essential component of Pope John Paul II’s hopes for the “New Evangelization” called for by the Church. 

On this 1st Sunday of June, we also have the feast day of St. Francis Caracciolo, patron of Naples, Italy and Italian Cooks who was Beatified by Pope Clement XIV on June 4, 1769.  He was born Ascanio Pisquizio, (1563-1608) he chose a religious life at the age of 22 and chose the name Francis in honor of Francis of Assisi.   He founded the Order of the Clerics Regular Minor -the Adorno Fathers. The Order was approved by Pope Sixtus V on July 1, 1588, confirmed by Pope Gregory XIV in 1591, and reconfirmed by Pope Clement in 1592.  One of the pillars of their Order is adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. He died on the Vigil of Corpus Christi in 1608 and is buried in the church of the Clerics Regular Minor of Santa Maria di Monteverginella.   On June 11th San Antonio Church will celebrate the feast of our patron saint, St. Anthony of Padua with the blessing of Saint Anthony Bread.  Our church community will offer the loaves after they are blessed with all donations given to the Franciscan Order for their many good works.

Upcoming event within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are:  On Wednesday, June 7th there will be a Healing Mass and Service at St. Ignatius Church on North Bend Road in Montfort Heights.  The Healing Service consists of Songs, Scripture, and Anointing.    On Sunday, June 11th, St. Teresa of Avila/St. William/St. Lawrence Churches will hold the 24th annual West Side Corpus Christi Procession.  The afternoon will start at 2:00 PM with a prayer service at St. Teresa of Avila Church with the Eucharistic Procession traveling down the side streets to St. William Church.  For those who would like to participate, please park your car in the St. William School parking lot as a shuttle bus will transfer you to St. Teresa of Avila Church at 1:00 PM for the start of the procession.

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