May 7, June 11, July 2, August 13
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Summer Latin Mass Dates

Next Mass, Saturday, May 7 at 7pm
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Bellefonte

Dear friends,

Here is the link to sign up for the Potluck Social this Saturday, May 7 after the 7pm Mass:

Sign up for Potluck

The social again will be in the St. John's school cafeteria.

The Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Dr. Luis Jourdain.

Summer Schedule

Due to priest availability, two of the summer Masses need to be rescheduled to a different weekend. Please mark these dates on your calendar!

  • June 11 (not June 4)
  • July 2
  • August 13 (not August 6)

In September, we hope to return to the usual schedule of the First Saturday!

This Sunday's Liturgy

In the Extraordinary Form, this Sunday is termed the "Sunday after Ascension." Proper prayers of the Mass may be downloaded here. This puts us in the midst of the "Pentecost novena," the nine days between Ascension and Pentecost. The glory of the Lord's Ascension into heaven is still a fresh memory, but on the other hand, the Holy Spirit has not yet come down upon the apostles, who for the time being are deprived of the presence of the Lord.  So, the texts of the liturgy bring us a mixture of exultant joy and wistful longing. The tension is resolved through our hope in the life-giving words of the Lord himself, who promises not to leave us orphans, but through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit to be with us and to strengthen us to fulfill our vocation in this world.

As always, this Saturday's Mass is a Sung Mass with Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony, and it fulfills the Sunday obligation.

Veni, Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium, et tui amoris in eis ignem accende.
℣. Emitte Spiritum tuum, et creabuntur.
℟. Et renovabis faciem terrae.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of thy faihtful, and enkindle in them the fire of thy love!
℣. Send forth thy Spirit, and they shall be created.
℟. And thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Thank you and blessed Ascensiontide!
The State College Latin Mass Society

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