9/19/2014

LA SALETTE TRIDUUM of OUR LADY of LA SALETTE 3 DAYS NOVENA SCHEDULE...


        THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF LA SALETTE



 LA SALETTE TRIDUUM of OUR LADY of LA SALETTE

 168th Anniversary of Mary’s Apparition at La Salette

                in France on September 19, 1846

             Come pray with us!
 

 Friday through Sunday
September 19, 20, 21, 2014

 

 

 TODAY:           Friday, September 19  – Feast Day - Shrine Church

 
We invite all Ethnic groups to bring their children dressed in their native costumes to honor Our Lady’s Anniversary at 6:30 pm Mass

                 

12:10 pm    MASS - Fr. Flavio Gillio, M.S., Homilist

                   Music by Father André (Pat) Patenaude, M.S.

1:00 – 6:00 pm   EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT                    

6:30 pm MASS – LA SALETTE PROMISES – LA SALETTE ASSOCIATES 
                 Fr. Gerard Boulanger, M.S. Celebrant &Fr. Flavio Gillio, M.S., Homilist
                                    Music by Father André (Pat) Patenaude, M.S.

 

Saturday, September 20 – Shrine Church

 12:10 pm MASS - Fr. Gerard J. Boulanger, M.S. Celebrant & Fr. Flavio Gillio, M.S., Homilist

  1:00 – 4:00 pm EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
 
   3:00 PM   BLESSING OF THE RODGERS OPUS 2491 ORGAN
                                                               by  Bishop Emeritus, Louis E Gelineau, D.D.
GIFT FROM 
THE DR. C. ALEXANDER PELOQUIN FOUNDATION
                                      CONCERT 
                   ST. MARGARET'S CHORALE
                        MR. RONALD PROCOPIO

4:30 pm MASS Bishop Emeritus, Louis E Gelineau, D.D.Celebrant & Fr. Flavio Gillio, M.S., Homilist         

                                                         Music by Father André (Pat) Patenaude, M.S.

                                                              

          Sunday, September 21 – Outdoor Chapel
 
 
                   HAITIAN PILGRIMAGE DAY
 
             12:10 pm MASS - Fr. Flavio Gillio, M.S., Homilist        
 Music by Lucille Marchetti
       2:00 pm HAITIAN MASS  - Guest Bishop  
 Outdoor Chapel/ In Case of rain, Church

Wishing you and your families A Blessed, Holy Day of the Feast of the Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette!

Today we reflect on Our Lady's Apparition at La Salette, France back in 1846!
It's been 168 years since Our Lady visited the shepherd children in the Alps of France.

Here's the whole story:

"Weep no more, Madam..."
Untitled-1Even if Mary had not uttered a single word, everything was eloquently expressed by her tears.
I recently heard a story about a toddler just four years of age. He lived next door to an old man who had just lost his wife to whom he had been married for many years. One day, the child saw the man sitting on his front porch, weeping. Without hesitation the little boy walked over to the older gentleman, and gave him a long hug. Afterwards when his mother asked him what he had said to the old man, the boy replied, "I couldn’t say anything! I just helped him cry."

A woman crying

We appropriately attach great importance to the words that the Beautiful Lady of La Salette addressed to Melanie and Maximin on September 19, 1846. Following the apparition, it was remarkable that these two unschooled children would be able to repeat, word-for-word, her formal French, despite the fact that they only knew their native dialect!

But her words do not tell the whole message! Her simple message, wonderful and poignant – "God is full of compassion for his people" – begins long before any word was spoken. Everything she wished to say was expressed so well her tears. They echoed the tears of God – similar to those made by her Son when he wept over Jerusalem because its people were soon to undergo great trials (Luke 19:41). His were not tears of anger or condemnation, but rather tears of love and compassion. Mary’s own tears were over “my people” and the great trials they were about to experience.

Tears of compassion

In our ministry as reconcilers, we must also be people of compassion. The message of La Salette is the message of the Gospel. In order to be witnesses of Christ and his “ambassadors of reconciliation” (2 Cor 5:20), there is no better way than to share with others the love and compassion of our God.
Compassion is the ability to share in the suffering of others – to be present to them in their struggles and witness a special kindness to those who suffer. This expression of compassion is at the heart of our faith. In a very real sense, the example of Our Lady of La Salette and her sincere sharing of her tears of sorrow with the two children demands our response. We in turn are to go out and, much like the little boy embracing the older man, share in the sorrows of all her people in the name of Mary and her loving Son.

This is very good news

Untitled-2Mary’s tears are tears of consolation but they are much more than that. They are also the prelude to an invitation that still persists today: "Come near, my children, do not be afraid..." For the Good News of the Gospel is very good news; namely that God loves us more than we could ever imagine.
The world in which we live needs to hear this message of hope and healing, and we must fearlessly and unhesitatingly share it with others.
(Reprinted with permission and translated from the La Salette publication, Les Annales, from the article entitled: “Ne Pleurez Pas, Madame”, Dec. 11, 2007, pg. 7)


Another Aspect of Reconciliation
Untitled-1The Church gave Our Lady of La Salette the title of "Reconciler of Sinners" because her message at La Salette is an invitation to reconciliation.
Reconciliation means “being one with” or “mending whatever divides” or “being open and receptive to God”. Saint Paul implores us: "…we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God” (2 Cor 5:20). Often, we think of reconciliation only in the context of the Sacrament of Reconciliation: we ask for and are granted forgiveness for whatever separates us from the love of God.
At La Salette, Mary gave concrete examples of how the local people of 1846 were separated from God. She mentioned some of the sins of those times. Today the list of transgressions could be somewhat different; for example, in those days pornography via the internet did not exist and our tendency to consumerism was not as prevalent.
However, God's people, then and now, still abandon the gift of faith. In 1846, there was a deep movement of anti-clericalism in all of Europe. Today, maybe the problem is more serious. There is certainly a deep indifference towards religion.

Another Aspect – Open Hands
 (Father Baris cares for the poor in Haiti. If you wish to help "Hope for Haiti" call 508-222-0027)

Fr. Bernie Baris Moves to Holy Mountain Untitled-1Fr. Baris standing at the actual site of the La Salette Apparition in France (photo: Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff)BREWSTER, Mass. — As a seminarian at La Salette Seminary in East Brewster, Father Bernard Baris, M.S., remembered singing in the choir for the first official Mass celebrated at Our Lady of the Cape Parish on Christmas Eve in 1962.

“Father Joseph A. Nolin, who was the founder of the parish, didn’t have a choir… so he asked some of the seminarians to come and sing for the midnight Mass,” Father Baris told The Anchor. “I came from the seminary here along with some of my other classmates — including Father André Patenaude (‘Father Pat’) — to sing for that first Mass. Standing up in that choir loft inside a church that wasn’t even finished yet, I never thought I’d someday return here to become pastor.”

In 1997, Father Baris was indeed named pastor of Our Lady of the Cape Parish, a place he’s called home for the past 17 years.

Moving to the Holy Mountain in France


Now at age 71, when many priests are beginning to think about retirement, Father Baris is preparing to enter a whole new phase of his ministry by becoming the director of the International Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in France, built on the original site in the French Alps where the Blessed Mother appeared to Maximin Giraud and Melanie Calvat on Sept. 19, 1846.

9/01/2014

SEPTEMBER'S SHRINE, RETREAT & CONFERENCE BULLETIN

  Monday, September 1   
  12:10 pm Mass -1:00 – 2:00 pm Confessions - 6:30 pm Mass
Tuesday, September 2
  12:10 pm Mass -1:00 – 2:00 pm Confessions - 6:30 pm Mass

Wednesday, September 3   La Salette Novena
  12:10 pm Mass -1:00 – 2:00 pm & 5:00 - 6:00 pm Confessions
   6:30 pm Mass 
   7:15 pm La Salette & Divine Mercy Holy Hour  
  Thursday, September 4
    12:10 pm Mass -1:00 – 2:00 pm Confessions - 6:30 pm Mass
Friday, September 5  Bl. Mother Teresa
   12:10 pm Mass -1:00 – 2:00 pm Confessions - 6:30 pm Mass
Saturday, September 6
    12:10 pm Weekday Mass, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Confessions
      4:30 pm   Sunday Vigil Mass
Sunday, September 7  Welcome to all CFL
           French-American Pilgrimage Family Day
                              11:00 am - 5:00 pm  
   11:45 am Rosary, 12:10 pm Mass French/English
             Bishop Emeritus Louis E Gelineau, D.D.
     1:00 – 4:00 pm Confessions
     2:00 – 2:30 pm Spanish Confessions
     2:30 pm Spanish Mass &Healing Service
                      Padre Juan P. Sullivan, M.S.
 Monday, September 8  
Feast of the Birth of 
               Blessed Virgin Mary
12:10 pm Mass -1:00 – 2:00 pm Confessions  6:30 pm Mass
 7:15 pm St Padre Pio Prayer Group 
                                                              Reconciliation Chapel
Tuesday, September 9
   12:10 pm Mass -1:00 – 2:00 pm Confessions - 6:30 pm Mass
Wednesday, September 10   La Salette Novena
             "World Day of La Salette Laity"     
  12:10 pm  Mass,1:00 – 2:00 pm & 5:00-6:00 pm Confessions, 
    6:30 pm Special Mass
     7:15 pm  La Salette & Divine Mercy Holy Hour
    Thursday, September 11
    12:10 pm Mass -1:00 – 2:00 pm Confessions - 6:30 pm Mass
     7:15 pm Intercessory Prayer Meeting Reconciliation Chapel
     Friday, September 12
       12:10 pm Mass -1:00 – 2:00 pm Confessions - 6:30 pm Mass
Saturday, September 13
    12:10 pm Weekday Mass, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Confessions   
       4:30 pm  Vigil Sunday

Sunday, September 14  Exaltation of the Cross
    12:10 pm Mass, 1:004:00 pm Confessions 

Special Meditation:
Feast of the Exaltation of the Venerable and Life-giving Cross of an ancient liturgical tradition Catholic Eastern: 


Exalt the Lord our God 
and worship at the footstool of his feet
                                          because He is Holy. 

Save us, O Son of God, 
You who were crucified in the flesh, 
to us who sing to Thee: Alleluia! 

Save, O Lord, thy people 
and bless thine inheritance. 
Grant to your Church the victory over evil 
and guard your flock by your Cross. 

Thou, O Christ God, who voluntarily wast lifted on the Cross, 
have compassion on the people who bring your name. 
Rejoice, by thy power, thy holy Church 
and grant him victory over evil. 
What is your guild for us 
a weapon of peace and a trophy of victory! 

Before thy Cross † (sign of the cross), O Master, prostrate ourselves 
and glorify your holy Resurrection. (3 times) 

Glory † ... 

And glorify your holy Resurrection. 

Before thy Cross †, O Master, prostrate ourselves 
and glorify your holy Resurrection. 

Exalt the Lord our God 
and worship at the footstool of his feet because he is Holy. 

The Lord reigns, the people rejoice; 
his throne is upon the Cherubim, staggers the earth. (Ps 99, 5) 

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 

Remember thy people which thou hast chosen so long ago; 
you recovered the scepter of thy inheritance. 
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 

God, who is our King before the ages, 
wrought salvation in the midst of the earth. 
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 

O Mother of God, thou art the mystic paradise 
for without being cultivated, you produced Christ 
who planted the tree of the Cross. 
So now we worship Him crucified 
and exalt thee. 

Recorded is upon us, Lord, 
the light of thy countenance. 
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 

O Christ God, Who wast voluntarily suspended the Cross, 
have compassion on the people who bring your name. 
Rejoice, by thy power, thy holy Church 
giving him the victory over evil. 
What is your guild for us 
a weapon of peace and a trophy of victory. 

Fulfilled, was the word of the Lord thy prophet Moses: 
"You will see your life suspended in your sight." 
Today, the Cross is exalted and the world is freed from error. 
Today, it renews the resurrection of Christ; 
rejoice all the earth, 
and, with hymns and psalms, as David once exclaim: 
Realizing today, the salvation of the world, 
through the Cross and Resurrection, 
whereby You freed us, O Lord our God! '
O Thou who lovest mankind, Lord, glory to Thee!


Monday, September 15  
    12:10 pm Mass -1:00 – 2:00 pm Confessions - 6:30 pm Mass
Tuesday, September 16
    12:10 pm Mass -1:00 – 2:00 pm Confessions - 6:30 pm Mass
Wednesday, September 17   La Salette Novena
    12:10 pm Mass -1:00 – 2:00 pm & 5:00 - 6:00 pm Confessions
      6:30 pm Mass 
      7:15 pm La Salette & Divine Mercy Holy Hour
 Thursday, September 18
     12:10 pm Mass -1:00 – 2:00 pm Confessions - 6:30 pm Mass
 Friday, September 19
                 168th Feast day of the Apparition of Our Lady 
                                   at La Salette in France!
    Today we begin our La Salette Tridiuum Feast days!

Friday, September 19
   12:10 pm  Mass 
     6:30 pm MASS – 
     Fr. Flavio Gillio, M.S., Homilist
          LA SALETTE PROMISES LA SALETTE ASSOCIATES

 Saturday, September 20 - 2nd day of Triduum
     12:10 pm  Mass
        3:00 pm Concert for the Inauguration of
                           Dr. Peloquin's Memorial Organ with
                                St. Margaret's Choir
        4:30 pm Memorial La Salette Mass

 Sunday, September 21 - 3rd day of Triduum
     12:10 pm  Mass
       1:00 – 4:00 pm Confessions
        3:00 pm Haitian Pilgrimage Mass - Outdoor Chapel
  Monday, September 22   
     12:10 pm Mass -1:00 – 2:00 pm Confessions - 6:30 pm Mass

Tuesday, September 23 
     St. Padre Pio Feast Day
     12:10 pm Mass
        1:00 – 2:00 pm Confessions
        6:30 pm Mass



Wednesday, September 24   La Salette Novena
     12:10 pm Mass -1:00 – 2:00 pm 
                     & 5:00 - 6:00 pm Confessions
       6:30 pm Mass 
7:15 pm La Salette & Divine Mercy Holy Hour  
  Thursday, September 25
    12:10 pm Mass -1:00 – 2:00 pm Confessions - 6:30 pm Mass

Friday, September 26    La Salette Annual Golf
        Tournament at Wentworth Hills, Plainville, MA
       8:00 am Registration -Register early! (508)222-5410
     12:10 pm Mass -1:00 – 2:00 pm Confessions - 6:30 pm Mass
       7:30 pm   Bethany Night with John Polce  


 Saturday, September 27 St. Padre Pio Pilgrimage Day
                          Guest Speaker: Fr. John Tokaz, O.F.M./Cap
       
          12:10 pm Weekday Mass
  
             1:00 pm St. Padre Pio Talk by John Tokaz, O.F.M./Cap
                                            Shrine Church
          1:00 – 4:00 pm Confessions
          4:30 pm Vigil Mass - John Tokaz, O.F.M./Cap
         
     
  6:00 pm 
La Salette International Cuisine Dinner
                          Cafeteria 
  Tickets available at the Reception Desk 
          Bring your family and friends! 
   Register early seating is limited! 

Sunday, September 28 
  40th Anniversary of our Portuguese Pilgrimage Day with

 Most Reverend

 Bishop Edgar Moreira da Cunha, S.D.V.

Our Lady of the Rosary Choir from Prov., RI
12:10 pm English Mass, 1:004:00 pm Confessions 11:00 am  Cafeteria Open!
          1:30 pm Portuguese Rosary
          2:00 pm English Healing Service with Mass - Church
          3:00 pm Portuguese Mass - Outdoor Chapel  
  
   Monday, September 29   
     12:10 pm Mass -1:00 – 2:00 pm Confessions - 6:30 pm Mass

Tuesday, September 30
     12:10 pm Mass -1:00 – 2:00 pm Confessions - 6:30 pm Mass