FIRST FRIDAY St. Stephen DEVOTIONS October 1, 2021
Monthly Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament will be the first Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m Please call the rectory if you would like to be scheduled for a specific hour or just feel free to drop in any time that day.
PARISH & COMMUNITY NEWS / EVENT
Sept 17/18, Outside Furniture Sale, St. Michael House Grounds at Rural Parish workers. Cadet. Mo.
Sept, 19, 180th Anniversary mass with Archbishop Rozanski, 10:00 am. Light reception to follow.
FLYERS ON THE BULLETIN BOARD WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Month of Our Lady of Sorrows
The church dedicates the month of September to Our Lady of Sorrows, also known as Mater Dolorosa (Mother of Sorrows). This devotion recalls the Blessed Virgin Mary’s spiritual martyrdom in virtue of her perfect union with the Passion of Christ. This was her role in salvation history, and what merited her place as the spiritual Mother of all Christians Mother of all Christian. This is symbolized by a single sword, or seven swords, piercing Mary’s heart, as foretold in Simeon’s prophecy. Traditionally the Church meditates on the “Seven Sorrows” of our Blessed Mother: the prophecy of Simeon; the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt; the loss of the Child Jesus for three days; the meeting of Mary and Jesus as he carried his cross; Jesus’ crucifixion and death; Jesus sacred body taken down from the cross; and Jesus’ burial. The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows (Mater Dolorosa) is September 15th
Continue to pray for those who have suffered and all that have been affected by the Corona Virus
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We have noticed we are have some “regular visitors”, if you are interested in becoming a parishioner, there are registration forms in the back of the church. You can also call the rectory at your convenience 573-678-2207.