Bulletin Dec 4, 2022

St. Raphael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church
Traditional Pre-Vatican II Mass and Sacraments
1401 Norton Ave Indianapolis, IN 46277
(317) 296-3757

Rev. Fr. Christopher Spray – Rector

Week of December 4, 2022 Weekly Collection 11/27 – $675.13  

Second Sunday of Advent 

   Weekly Liturgical Calendar and Mass Intentions 

Monday Dec 5 Monday in the Second Week of Advent (s) St. Sabbas Mary Alice Kaiser RIP – Kristin Korti 
Tuesday Dec 6 St. Nicholas (d)  Donor’s Intention 
Wednesday Dec 7 St. Ambrose (d) Vigil of the Immaculate Conception – FAST AND ABSTINENCE Donor’s Intention 
Thursday Dec 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception (d1cl) HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION Pro Populo 
Friday Dec 9  Within the Octave (sd)  Donor’s Intention 
Saturday Dec 10 Within the Octave (sd) Private Intention – Celebrant 
Sunday Dec 11 Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday) (sd) St. Damasus I Within the Octave Pro Populo 

St. Bernard of Clairvaux Advent Sermon 

Lucifer, who rose brightly as the morning star, because he attempted to usurp a similitude with the Most High, and “it was thought robbery in him to equal himself with God” (Philippians 2:6), an equality which was the Son’s by right, was cast down from Heaven and ruined; for the Father was zealous for the glory of the Son, and seemed by this act to say: “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay” (Romans 12:19). And instantly “I saw Satan as lightning falling from Heaven” (Luke 10:18).  

Dust and ashes, why art thou proud? If God spared not pride in His angels, how much less will He tolerate it in thee, innate corruption? Satan had committed no overt act, he had but consented to a thought of pride, yet in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, he was irreparably rejected because, as the Evangelist says, “he stood not in the truth” (John 8:44).  

Fly pride, my brethren, I most earnestly beseech you. “Pride is the beginning of all sin” (Ecclesiasticus 10:15), and how quickly did it darken and overshadow with eternal obscurity Lucifer, the most bright and beautiful of the heavenly spirits, and, from not only an angel, but the first of angels, transform him into a hideous devil! Wherefore, envying man’s happiness, he brought forth in him the evil which he had conceived in himself by persuading man that if he should eat of the forbidden tree he would become as God, having a knowledge of good and evil. 


Wednesday is the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception.  It is a day of FAST AND ABSTINENCE.   

Thursday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  Mass will be at 7pm. 

If anyone has, or would like to donate, a Nativity Set/Creche, that would be wonderful to have before Christmas. 

Please also consider donating pictures and statues.  We also need platforms for statues. 

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