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Church Programs 2017 - 2018
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Thomas A. Pursley
State Church Chairman
Phone: (360) 456-7264

March 2018

Hope this note finds you and your families doing well. Our  Holy Mother Church is  rich in  ritual observance.. I thought I would take the time to describe our Easter Vigil…We sometimes get mired in the routine and forget “why and how” we observe the Vigil… by its very nature, the Vigil must  take place at night. It is not begun before nightfall and should end before daybreak on Easter Sunday. The celebration of the Easter Vigil takes the place of the Office of Readings of Easter Sunday. The Easter Vigil begins and ends in darkness. It is a nocturnal vigil, retaining its ancient character of vigilance and expectation, as we await the Resurrection of the Lord during the night. Fire is blessed and the paschal candle is lighted to illuminate the night so that all may hear the Easter proclamation and listen to the word of God proclaimed in the Scriptures. For this reason the Solemn Beginning of the Vigil (Lucernarium) takes place before the Liturgy of the Word.



St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, a Visitation nun, born in France, was chosen by God to reveal to the Christian world the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In 1674,  she received the first of her revelations which continued for the next fourteen months. Jesus asked her to make up for the coldness and ingratitude of the world by frequent and loving holy Communions, especially on the first Friday of each month, and by an hours vigil of prayer on each preceding Thursday night in memory of His agony in Gethsemane. He also asked that a feast of reparation be instituted. She, with Father de la Solombriere, S.J., was the chief instrument in the institution of the Feast of the Sacred Heart, celebrated on June 22.

Some of the promises of our Lord to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque for souls devoted to His Sacred Heart:

  • I will give them all the graces necessary for their state in life.
  • I will establish peace in their homes.
  • I will comfort them in all their afflictions.
  • I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all, in death.
  • I will bless every place where a picture of my Heart shall be set up and honored.
  • Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in my Heart, never to be blotted out.
  • I promise in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the first Friday in nine consecutive months the grace of eternal penitence; they shall not die in my disgrace or without receiving their Sacraments; my divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.
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