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Holy Saturday (Apr. 23)   -- Easter Vigil    

Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection (Apr. 24)    

                                                Masses --              

                                                                               

Thursday              Service at Bay Shores             11:00am                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                             Classes & Meetings      

Monday                     Parish Office Closed       

Tuesday                 Parish Council                                 6:00pm                 

Wednesday             Boy Scouts                                      7:00pm                     

                            Prayer Group                                    7:30pm

Thursday                Men’s Fellowship R. Center               7:00pm

Friday                    Bible Reflection – Trudi’s Home       10:00am

Saturday                AA Meeting                                      8:00pm

                        

                     Next Weekend April 30/ May 1, 2011

Second Sunday of Easter

Saturday    Sunday Mass                                4:00pm        

Sunday      Sunday  Mass                               9:00am

Sunday Evening      Mass                                     5:30pm  

                                                                                                                    

DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS

Mon      Acts 2: 14 , 29-33      Mt 28: 8-15 

Tues     Acts 2:  36 -41          Jn 20: 11-18 

Wed     Acts 3:1-10              Lk 24: 13-35   

Thurs    Acts  3: 11 -26          Lk 24: 35-48   

Fri        Acts 4: 1-12             Jn  21: 1-14  

Sat       Acts 4: 13 -21           Mk 16: 9-15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

NEXT WEEKEND SCRIPTURE READINGS

Second Sunday of Easter

Acts 2: 42 -47         1 Pt  1: 3-9           Jn 20: 19 -31        

               

PARISH SUPPORT                                  April 17, 2011

Envelope Holders                   350

Weekly Envelopes                  185           4516.50

Loose                                                     353.00                          

Special Restoration Projects       2               10.00                               

Church Improvement                 5               135.00      .                  

Literature                                      7                28.00                            

Children                                    6                  6.00             

                                                         $ 5,048.50                      

Catholic Relief Services                  2                40.00

        

Week 16           Target                          Actual

04/17/2011         $ 5,700.00                         5,048.50                        

To Date               91,200.00                       72,349.92              

 

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PLEASE NOTE:  The Parish Office will be closed on MONDAY, APRIL 25TH.

 

EASTER SUNDAY          

Romans 6:3--11   Colossians 3:3

   1 Corinthians 5:7, 8   Responsorial Psalm 118

               

            First Reading :  On this Easter Sunday, as in all the Masses of the Easter season, our First Read- ing is not from the Old Testament but from the Acts of the Apostles, as we trace the explosion of faith that began with the Resurrection of Christ. On Easter Sunday, it is Saint Peter who does the preaching. This “homily” is addressed to Cornelius, the centurion who is led to Peter, and to faith, by a vision. Peter obeys the divine injunction to teach this man—Gentile and outsider though he is—the Good News about Christ Jesus. He was dead, but now he lives forever. God could have revealed everything to Cornelius in a vision, but he chooses to teach us through each other.

 

            Second Reading :  There are two options for the Epistle reading. The first, from Colossians, is a brief reminder that we who have been baptized in Christ have died with him (compare the reading at the Vigil, Romans 6:3-11). One day, we will share in his Resurrection as well. But for now, while this new life remains “hidden” in God (Colossians 3:3), we must live in a new way, with our thoughts fixed on Christ, where he lives with God.

            The second option, from 1 Corinthians, is as earthy as the first option is heavenly. This short reading is rich in references to Jewish ritual. Before the Passover—the feast of unleavened bread—the people would (and still do) “clear out the old yeast” (1 Corinthians 5:7), scouring pots and pans, cup-boards and pantries. Christ is our “paschal lamb” (1 Corinthians 5:7, and therefore we gather to celebrate the feast, having cleared out the “old yeast . . . . of malice and wickedness”  1 Corinthians 5:8). For Christians, the new life we live in these days between Baptism and Resurrection is a “perpetual feast of unleavened bread” (The Catholic Study Bible, p.1523, note on 1 Corinthians 5:7—8. This second option is echoed in the Verse for the Acclamation before the Gospel and the Communion Antiphon for Easter Sunday.

 

           

           

           

 

 

 

 

MOTHER/DAUGHTER BREAKFAST

            The Annual Visitation Little Flower Altar Society Mother/Daughter Breakfast will be held in the Parish Hall on Sunday, May 1, 2011 after the 9:00 AM Mass. Charge for the Breakfast is $5.00, children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available at the Rectory Office. Reservations are required by Wednesday, April 27th. Open to all mothers and daughters!  Looking forward to a good turnout and hope to see you there!

 

MEETING REMINDER

            The monthly Parish Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 26th, at 6:00 PM .

 

OPERATION RICE BOWL

            Christ is risen! Alleluia! Like Mary Magdalene, let us share Jesus’ life with those around us by telling someone you know about what happened at Church this weekend. In addition, tell people about the work that Catholic Relief Services is doing on our behalf throughout the world in con-junction with Operation Rice Bowl. Thank you for your participation this Lenten season!

 

EASTER GARDEN

            On Easter Sunday, we will have our garden set up. Anyone wishing to bring in fresh plants in memory of loved ones can still do so on Holy Saturday— 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon .

 

ANNUAL BAKE SALE

            Our Visitation Little Flower Society  Annual Bake Sale and Craft Sale on Palm Sunday week-end was a success!  The Society wishes to thank everyone for their donations of baked goods and craft items. A big thank you goes also to those who made purchases.

 

2011 BISHOP’S CHARITY BALL:   will be held on Friday, April 29, at Horizons Conference Ctr, Saginaw . The event benefits families in need of Catholic School tuition assistance. Information: call (989) 797-6693 or www.saginaw.org.

           

            BIG RAFFLE CELEBRATION

May 17, 2011 , 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Horizons Conference Center .  $5.00 tickets are available at the Parish Office. Please see further information in Church vestibule or Call (989) 797-6693.

 

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE IS CONTINUING:

            Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil, April 23, 9:00 PM .

            Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection April 24, 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM .

 

EASTER SACRAMENTS

            At the 9:00 PM Easter Vigil, we will welcome Alicia Barkley into the Church through Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist and Jason Julien through Confirmation.

            At the 9:00 AM  Mass on Easter Sunday, Soren Zbigniew Carroll Sumers Solak will receive the Sacrament of Baptism.

 

LITTLE WHITE BOOKS

            The Little White Books for prayer and re- flection during the Easter Season are available in the Church vestibule.

 

OLV MEN’S FELLOWSHIP MEETINGS

Thursday, April 28, 7:00 PM Renewal Center

Thursday, May 12, 7:00 PM Renewal Center

Thursday, May 26, 7:00 PM Renewal Center

 

CARD PARTY – DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA

Wednesday, April 27 -- $3.00 Donation – 6:30 PM at St. Mary’s Parish: St. Patrick’s Hall.  Tickets available at the door.

 

LEAGUE OF CATHOLIC WOMEN AND MEN

Annual Luncheon – May 5, 12:30 PM –at St. Mary’s Parish: St. Patrick’s Hall.  Tickets $10.00. Please call Monica Gromaski at 892-7152.

 

FOOD OF FAITH

            At Messiah Lutheran Church - April 28th. Volunteers please be there by 4:30 PM .

 

“SISTER STRIKES AGAIN:

LATE NITE CATECHISM 2”

Live show! Saturday, April 30, 7:30pm and Sunday, May 1, 2:00 PM at The State Theatre.  Tickets: (989) 892-2660 or www.statetheatrebaycity.com.

 

 
 


 

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