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Saturday (June 11) Pentecost Sunday -

                                                Mass --                   4:00pm

Sunday (June 12)  Pentecost Sunday –

                             Mass --                                      9:00am         

Sunday Evening Mass --                                      5:30pm                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                 Classes & Meetings      

Wednesday Boy Scouts                                    7:00pm                    

Prayer Group                                                    7:30pm

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

Saturday                   AA Meeting                      8:00pm

                        

                     Next Weekend June  18/19, 2011

The Most Holy Trinity

Saturday    Sunday Mass                             4:00pm

Sunday     Father’s Day -- Sunday Mass      9:00am

Sunday Evening Mass                                        5:30pm  

                                                                                                                    

DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS

Mon   2 Cor  6: 1-10           Mt 5: 38-42 

Tues   2 Cor 8: 1-9             Mt 5: 43 -48                                                                 

Wed   2 Cor 9: 6-11            Mt 6: 1-6, 16-18

Thurs 2 Cor 11: 1-11           Mt 6: 7-15

Fri      2 Cor 11: 18 , 21-30   Mt 6: 19 -23

Sat      2 Cor 12: 1-10         Mt 6: 24-34                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

NEXT WEEKEND SCRIPTURE READINGS

The Most Holy Trinity

Ex 34-4b-6, 8-9       2 Cor 13:11 -13       Jn 3: 16 -18   

               

PARISH SUPPORT                                  June 5, 2011

Envelope Holders                    350

Weekly Envelopes                   128            3653.50

Loose                                                       365.61                           

Special Restoration Projects       15              241.00                               

Church Improvement                 26              497.50        

Literature                                      2                 8.00                                                                           

Children                                                     1.00   

                                                           $  4,766.61 

  

Week 23           Target                                     Actual

06/05/2011      $   5,700.00                            4,766.61                        

To Date             131,100.00                        104,794.69             

 

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Church Cleaning This Week

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Joan Adamkiewicz & Jan Luptowski

 

 

 

 

 

Flag Day  June 14

PENTECOST SUNDAY

           Genesis11:2,4,7  Ezekiel 37:2   Joel 3:3,4   Responsorial Psalm 104    Romans 8:23 , 26 

 John 7:37, 38, 39    

                             

            The season of Easter comes to its glorious conclusion with the great solemnity of Pentecost.

            In the Jewish tradition, Pentecost was a harvest-feast, celebrated 50 days after Passover (hence the name Pentecost, which means “fiftieth” in Greek). At this feast, bread made from the newly harvested grain would be offered to God. Later, this feast also became associated with the giving of the law on Mount Sinai.The latter view of the feast is clearly in the mind of Saint Luke, as his description of the Pentecost event evokes the giving of the law to Moses.

            For us, Pentecost is the great celebration of the Holy Spirit. The contrast between the giving of the law and the giving of the Holy Spirit could hardly be greater. At Sinai, Moses alone went up to receive the immutable word of God carved on tablets of stone. On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit comes down to the people and rests on each of them in a play of wind and fire. For us revelation is never a closed book. Though, as the Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum (DV) says, reve-lation of God in Jesus Christ is complete, but the “Holy Spirit constantly perfects faith by his gifts, so that Revelation may be more and more profoundly understood” (DV,5).

 

Gospel:  The brief passage from the Gospel according to John read tonight comes after the Bread of Life discourses. Jesus is in Jerusalem for the Feast of Booths, which commemorates the wan-dering of the Israelites in the desert (hence the ref-erence at the beginning of the reading to “the last and greatest day of the feast” (John 7:37 ), which resonates well on this last day of the Easter season. Jesus invites all to come and drink, and he speaks of the “living water” that will flow from all who be-lieve (John 7:38 ). This water is the Holy Spirit, dwelling within believers. The coming of the Holy Spirit is linked to Christ’s Passion. The Holy Spirit is the fruit of the Paschal Mystery.

 

MISSION COOPERATIVE APPEAL

JULY 16 – 17, 2011

Our Lady of the Visitation and St. Maria Goretti Parishes will be hosting and welcoming Ms. Clare Pomaloy, of Franciscan Mission Service, the weekend of Saturday, July 16th, and Sunday, July 17th, at our liturgies. She will speak about her experience in Guatemala and the Philippines as a Lay Missioner with Franciscan Mission Service of North America from 1994 to 2000.

Franciscan Mission Service prepares and supports Catholic women and men for a two-year assignment among the poor and oppressed of Africa , Asia , and Latin America . Upon return, they live out their life-changing experience in our North American church and society.

It is hoped that this effort will deepen the faith of the people of our Parish.  Please be generous in your prayers and financial support of overseas endeavors in response to the Church’s call to mission in the world.

BIOGRAPHY FOR MS. POMALOY:

Clare L. Pomaloy initially began her mission work with Franciscan Mission Service in 1994. She worked for 3 years in Patzun , Guatemala . While there, she worked in a 16-bed hospital founded by an Italian Franciscan Friar with the help of an or-ganization from Corpus Christi , Texas . She was trained by the medical doctor to suture wounds, de-liver babies, and to clinically diagnose common third world diseases. Still feeling called to continue her mission, Clare brought what she learned in Patzun to the Philippines , where she served under FMS from 1997 to 2000.

“The gospel message revealed itself in the commonplace circumstances of everyday life,” she once wrote, “through the many faces of God, through the people you came in contact with.”

Clare currently lives in Dearborn Heights , MI working as a Registered Nurse at the Children’s Hospital of   Michigan .

 

OLV MEN’S FELLOWSHIP

Regular Meeting in June: 7:00pm June 23rd.   Regular Meetings in July: 7:00pm   July 14th and July 28.  These meetings are all at the Renewal Center .

 

FOOD OF FAITH

            Food of Faith will take place this Thursday, June 16th.  Volunteers please be at Messiah Lutheran at 4:30 PM .

 

***BIG PARISH SILENT AUCTION***

AFTER ALL MASSES THIS WEEKEND

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS, DISHES, SERVING TRAYS, CHAIRS, CHRISTMAS TRIMS, BINGO CARDS & MANY OTHER “INTERESTING” ITEMS!

THE SALE IS LOCATED IN THE 3-CAR GARAGE BEHIND THE RECTORY. ***

 

NYC PILGRIMAGE TRIP

NOVEMBER 13 – 18, 2011

COST $985

This is a bus trip, and participants stay at St. Mary’s Villa Retreat House in Sloatsburg , NY . There will also be stops at several historic churches in the city. Trip includes Daily rosary and daily Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Cost covers everything. Contact Steve Slawinski, 989-799-8823 or Sue Lamia 989-754-7219.

 

2011 PILGRIMAGE TO STE. ANNE DeBEAUPRE

September 12 – 18, 2011

$675 per person, dbl

Depart Bay City 9:00 AM

Questions?  800-222-8054 or 989-684-2400

www.mitchellmotorcoach.com

Mitchell Motorcoach, Ltd.

COMPLETE INFORMATION IN CHURCH VESTIBULE

 

“END OF LIFE” PANEL BEING PLANNED

Panel includes Catholic Chaplain at Bay Regional Medical Center , a Catholic Moral Theologian, a Hospice Worker and a Nursing Home Administrator who will discuss—Living with quality vs. quantity of years—Dying with dignity—When is it enough regardless of what doctors may propose?—When is it appropriate to stop to rest and die in peace?

Thursday, June 16th, 7-9pm

At St. Maria Goretti Parish Hall

Please register by calling the Parish: (684-1523)

 by Wednesday, June 15th.

Free-will offering will be asked.

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 
   
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

June 11, 2011