The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord is transferred to Sunday.
On Thursday, May 25, we will have a Mass at 6:30am in the Extraordinary Form which will be a traditional Mass for Ascension. And at 8:00am we will have a regularly schedule daily Mass.
Thursday is not a Holy Day of Obligation in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
The Notre Dame on the Northshore series closes this Tuesday, August 1 here at St. Jane de Chantal! Join us for a taste of “Heaven on Earth” with Dr. Tom Neal. Happy half hour begins at 6:30, Dr. Neal’s presentation begins at 7. Abita Brewing Company has generously donated beer, root beer, and craft sodas for this event!
Dr. Tom Neal presently serves as Academic Dean and Professor of Spiritual Theology at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana and has a particular passion for exposing the unlimited potential of theology to offer the faithful a deeper sharing in the mind and heart of Jesus Christ. Dr. Neal has dedicated much of his energy more recently to theological reflection on the vocation and mission of the lay faithful to be “secular saints” whose essential labor is to consecrate the world itself to God by faithfully living out their personal vocations in the world. Don’t miss out on this great event!
Join us for this year’s Bible study program Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom! This program builds on The Bible Timeline and Matthew Bible studies by showing how the Church, Christ’s kingdom on earth, is empowered to carry out his work in the world. The Acts of the Apostles provides the historical framework for understanding the rest of the New Testament. Paul’s letters come alive in a new way when they are read within the context of the Acts narrative. The study meets on Tuesdays at 9 am and 6:30 pm in St. Jane Hall, beginning in September. Registration for this study will begin on August 5 & 6 in St. Jane Hall after the vigil and Sunday Masses. Registration fee is $30 for the workbook. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to study the early days of the Church!
The summer is almost over, and it’s time to get ready for the new school year! Registration for the Parish School of Religion will be held on August 5 & 6 in St. Jane Hall after the vigil and Sunday Masses. Classes begin August 20 & 21! Registration for sacramental preparation for Confirmation and First Communion will take place at this time as well. Please visit the PSR page for more details or contact Christina Uhlich at 893-3914 with any questions.
The Schedule for the morning of First Saturday, August 5, 2017, is the same as the First Saturday in July.
7:30 am – Holy Rosary
8:00 am – Mass – Ordinary Form
8:30 am – Adoration, Acts of Reparation, Meditation upon the Holy Rosary, Benediction,
10:00 am – Holy Rosary
10:30 am – Mass – Extra-Ordinary Form
11:00 am – Adoration, Acts of Meditation upon the Holy Rosary, Benediction,
We will start the First Saturday Devotions in June, and Continue through October. The schedule is as follows: Rosary at 7:30am, Mass at 8AM, followed by the exposition of the Holy Eucharist and meditation on one or more of the sacred mysteries of the Rosary for 15 minutes. Confessions will be available. At 10am we will again have the recitaion of the Rosary, followed by the Mass at 10:30am in the Extraordinary Form, followed by Adoration, meditation and Benediction.
“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion, along with the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is why I desire its propagation so ardently, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in Heaven.” -Sr. Lucy (March 19, 1939)
Our Lady said to Lucia, “I shall come to ask… that on the First Saturday of every month, Communions of reparation be made in atonement for the sins of the world.”
Our Lady later spoke: “See, my daughter, my Heart encircled by thorns with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. Do you, at least, strive to console me. Tell them that I promise to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation all those who, in order to make reparation to me, on the First Saturday of five successive months, go to confession, receive Holy Communion, say five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for a quarter of an hour, meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary.”
The elements of this devotion, therefore, consist of the following, all of which must be offered in reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. One should make this intention before carrying out Our Lady’s requests. A renewal of the actual intention at the time is best; however, if such an intention is made now, it will fulfill the requirements if, for instance, the actual intention is forgotten at the time of confession.
Confession: This confession can be made before the First Saturday or afterward, provided that Holy Communion be received in the state of grace. In 1926, Christ in a vision explained to Lucia that this confession could be made a week before or even more, and that it should be offered in reparation.
Holy Communion: Before receiving Holy Communion, it is likewise necessary to offer it in reparation to Our Lady. Our Lord told Lucia in 1930, “This Communion will be accepted on the following Sunday for just reasons, if my priests allow it so.” So if work or school, sickness, or another just reason prevents the Communion on a First Saturday, with this permission it may be received the following Sunday. If Communion is transferred, any or all of the other acts of the devotion may also be performed on Sunday if the person so desires.
Rosary: The Rosary is a vocal prayer said while meditating upon the mysteries of Our Lord’s life and Passion and Our Lady’s life. To comply with the request of our Blessed Mother, it must be offered in reparation and said properly while meditating.
15-minute meditation: Also offered in reparation, the meditation may embrace one or more mysteries; it may include all, taken together or separately. This meditation should be the richest of any meditation, because Our Lady promised to be present when she said “…those who keep me company….”
To those who faithfully follow Our Lady’s requests for the Five First Saturdays, she has made a wonderful promise which she, as Mediatrix of All Graces, will certainly fulfill: “I promise to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation.” This means that our Blessed Mother will be present at the hour of death with the actual grace of final perseverance, (which after the gift/grace of Faith), is the most important grace.
After completing the Five First Saturdays, one may continue the devotion simply to console the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady. A tender love of our Blessed Mother will lead one to do all he can to make reparation for the sins which pierce her Immaculate Heart. Let us remember, too, that although Our Lady made this promise to those who would observe five such First Saturdays in succession, in her July apparition she asked simply that Communions of reparation be made on every First Saturday to atone for the sins of the world.
Every year we help several times with the program known as Family Promise, which helps families in need to get situated in stable situations. We are one of five Catholic Parishes on the Northshore involved in this life giving work.
Our first week of hosting this year is July 9th – 16th.
Volunteer sign-ups will be held on Pentecost Sunday (and it’s Vigil.)
For more information visit Saint Jane Family Promise’s site.
Devotion to the Sacred Heart, as we know it, began about the year 1672. On repeated occasions, Jesus appeared to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, a Visitation nun, in France, and during these apparitions He explained to her the devotion to His Sacred Heart as He wanted people to practice it. he asked to be honored in the symbol of His Heart of flesh; he asked for acts of reparation, for frequent Communion, Communion on the First Friday of the month, and the keeping of the Holy Hour.
When the Catholic Church approved the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, she did not base her action only on the visions of Saint Margaret Mary. The Church approved the devotion on its own merits. There is only one Person in Jesus, and that Person was at the same time God and Man. His Heart, too, is Divine — it is the Heart of God.
There are two things that must always be found together in the devotion to the Sacred Heart: Christ’s Heart of flesh and Christ’s love for us. True devotion to the Sacred Heart means devotion to the Divine Heart of Christ insofar as His Heart represents and recalls His love for us.
In honoring the Heart of Christ, our homage lingers on the Person of Jesus in the fullness of His love. This love of Christ for us was the moving force of all he did and suffered for us — in Nazareth, on the Cross, in giving Himself in the Blessed Sacrament, in His teaching and healing, in His praying and working. When we speak of the Sacred Heart, we mean Jesus showing us His Heart, Jesus all love for us and all lovable.
Jesus Christ is the incarnation of God’s infinite love. The Human Nature which the Son of God took upon Himself was filled with love and kindness that has never found an equal. He is the perfect model of love of God and neighbor.
Every day of His life was filled with repeated proofs of “Christ’s love that surpasses all knowledge” (Eph 3:19). Jesus handed down for all time the fundamental feature of His character: “Take My yoke upon your shoulders and learn from Me, for I am meek and humble of Heart” (Mt 11:29). He invited all, refusing none, surprising friends and rivals by His unconditional generosity.
The meaning of love in the life of Jesus was especially evident in His sufferings. Out of love for His Father He willed to undergo the death of the Cross. “The world must know that I love the Father and do just as the Father has commanded Me” (Jn 14:31).
The love that Jesus bore toward us also urged Him to undergo the death of the Cross. At the Last Supper, He said, “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (Jn 15:13)
The Heart of Jesus never ceases to love us in heaven. He sanctifies us through the Sacraments. These are inexhaustible fountains of grace and holiness which have their source in the boundless ocean of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. (via EWTN.)
My God, I offer You all my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings in union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for the intentions for which He pleads and offers Himself in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in thanksgiving for Your favors, in reparation for my sins, and in humble supplication for my temporal and eternal welfare, for the needs of our holy Mother the Church, for the conversion of sinners, and for the relief of the poor souls in purgatory.
Following is the Latin Mass Schedule for June:
First Saturday Devotion
10:00am – Rosary
10:30am – Mass, followed by 15 minutes of Adoration and Benediction.
Sundays – Confessions start at 11:30am / Mass starts at Noon.
June 4 – Fr. Allen
June 11 – Monsignor Calkins
June 18 – Monsignor Calkins
June 25 – Fr. Allen
Tuesday – June 20 – 6:30am – Fr. Jambon
Thursday – June 22 – 6:30am – Fr. Jambon
Friday – June 23 – 6:00pm – Feast of the Sacred Heart Note: This is an evening Mass followed by a reception for Fr. Jambon.
Saturday – June 24 – 6:30am – Nativity of John the Baptist
The Revelations of devotion to the Sacred Heart, specifically the First Friday Devotions were revealed to Sr. Margaret Mary Aloque, of the Visitation Sisters, which is the order founded by St. Jane de Chantal.
The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, this year, is Friday, June 23. (Padre Pio recited this novena every day for all those who requested his prayers.)
Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
I. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.” Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of…… (here name your request)
Our Father….Hail Mary….Glory Be to the Father….Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
II. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.” Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of…….(here name your request) Our Father…Hail Mary….Glory Be To the Father….Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
III. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away.” Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of…..(here name your request) Our Father….Hail Mary….Glory Be to the Father…Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender Mother and ours.
Say the Hail, Holy Queen and add: St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.
— St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
Fr. Kevin has been a valued member of our Parish Family for four years now. And as he moves on we’d like to show our appreciation and affection with one of our great gourmet luncheons. Fr. Delerno will be celebrating the 10AM Mass on Sunday, June 25 and afterwards we will have a luncheon to bid him farewell.
(He’ll still be saying Masses during the week as usual, though will also be busy moving. I’m sure that volunteers are welcomed in the moving process!)
Fr. Delerno will be deeply missed at St. Jane for the many gifts which he has brought to the Parish, and for his dedicated work in so many areas of our Parish life.
Thank you Fr. Kevin, for your Priesthood. You are great.