January 8, 2023

The Feast of the Holy Family

Second Collection schedule: January 15th to benefit the Academy. Thank you for your generosity.

Parish Picnic: We encourage all parishioners to join us at a picnic today on the field at 12:30 PM, to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. Come enjoy food, games and socializing with your parish family. We will end with Vespers at 5:00 PM. 

Raffle for Altar Servers: The Holy Name Society is continuing to sell tickets for a fundraiser raffle throughout the month of January. Tickets are $20 and only 250 tickets will be sold. The grand prize is $1,000; second place prize is $250. All proceeds of the raffle will be used to purchase new cassocks and surplices for our altar boys. The drawing will now take place in February.

The Third Banns of Marriage are announced for Mr. Joseph Hotard of Livingston, LA and Miss Mikala Gross of Glendale, AZ, who plan to be married on January 14, 2023. Any persons knowing of any impediment to this union are obliged in conscience to notify the pastor as soon as possible.

Ladies Auxiliary Meeting: All women of the parish are invited to a meeting on Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00 PM in the Performing Arts Center. Fr. Pons will give a talk, we will discuss upcoming parish events, then will end with a social hour. Please bring a snack, dessert, or drink to share.

Epiphany Blessing: Take the blessed chalk and first write the initials of the three Wise Men, connected with Crosses, over the inside of your front door (on the lintel, if possible). Then write the year, breaking up the numbers and the year so that they fall on both sides of the initials. It should look like this: 20 C+M+B 23 with the "20 "being the millennium and century, the "C" standing for the first Wise Man, Caspar, the "M" standing for Melchior, the "B" standing for Balthasar, and the "23" standing for the decade and year. It is also popularly believed that the Kings' initials stand for "Christus mansionem benedicat" ("Christ bless this house").

SSPX Brazil Presentation: On Monday, January 16th at 7:00 PM, the SSPX Superior of Brazil, Fr. Juan Maria de Montagut, will give a presentation on the apostolate in that country. The presentation will take place in the Performing Arts Center (PAC), and there will be the possibility to donate to work of Tradition in Brazil. All are invited.

Sunday Brunch for the Priory: Start the new year by showing your appreciation to our Priests and Religious by volunteering to prepare Sunday Brunch for the Priory. For more details and to sign up, please visit https://takethemameal.com/PDCI7397. Thank you to all who help feed our Priory!

OLOS Volleyball Tournament: Our Lady of Sorrows is hosting its 2nd Annual Volleyball Tournament on February 25, 2023, with both a Men’s and Women’s Division. Players must be at least 14. For more information or to register a team, please email [email protected] or contact Patricia Cerny at 785-844-0162. All are welcome!