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THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH March 13th, 2011

 Mass & Services

Saturday (Mar. 12) 1st Sun. of Lent  --

                     Mass --                                     4:00pm

Sunday (Mar. 13)  1st Sun. of Lent

      DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS                                             

                     Mass --                                        9:00am    

                                Sunday Evening Mass - 5:30pm

Wednesday (Mar.16) Mass/Confession — 6:00pm

Friday, (Mar.18) Way of the Cross --        4:30pm  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                             Classes & Meetings      

Monday      Family Faith Formation            6:30pm

Tuesday     DIM Sml Grp   (2)                   10:30am

                DIM Sml Grp (2)                      7:00pm

                Parish Council                         6:00pm

Wednesday DIM Sml Grp                          10:00am

                 DIM Sml Grp                            6:00pm

                 Boy Scouts                               7:00pm                     

                 Prayer Group                            7:30pm

Thursday     DIM Sml Grp                           7:00pm

Friday         DIM Sml Grp                           10:00am       

Saturday     AA Meeting                             8:00pm                          

                     Next Weekend March 19/20, 2011

                                 

Saturday     Men’s Seminar - St.Hyacinth  -    8am-3pm

                Sunday Mass                              4:00pm                                      

Sunday       Sunday Mass                              9:00am

                    Sunday Evening Mass                  5:30pm

                                                                                                    

DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS

Mon   Lv 19:1-2, 11-18                 Mt 25: 31-46     

Tues   Is 55:10-11                        Mt  6: 7-15                                                                 

Wed    Jon 3: 1-10                        Lk 11: 29-32    

Thurs  Est C: 12,  14-16, 23-25       Mt 7: 7-12  

Fri      Ez 18:21-28                        Mt 5: 20-26                                                                                                    

Sat      2Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a,16;      Rom 4:13 ,  16-18, 22      Mt 1:16,  18-21,  24a  

 NEXT WEEKEND SCRIPTURE READING

        Second  Sunday of Lent

Gn 12:1-4a       2 Tm  1: 8b-10            Mt 17: 1-9         

                                               

PARISH SUPPORT                                  March 6, 2011

Envelope Holder                    350

Weekly Envelopes                 141        3965.00

Loose                                                 187.22                          

Special Restoration Projects     19           331.00                           

Church Improvement                31           561.00                       

Literature                                      4             12.00                           

Flowers                                   2             30.00                       

Children’s                                     2                 2.00          

                                                     $    5,088.22                 

  Week 10            Target                          Actual

03/06/2011         $ 5,700.00                5,088.22                      

To Date               57,000.00              43,586.69

Church Cleaning This Week

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dorothy Martin & Judy  DeCarlo

 

 

RST SUNDAY OF LENT          

Genesis 2:9, 3:5   Responsorial Psalm 51

 Matthew 4:3,6                 

               

            Every year, the First Sunday of Lent gives us the account of Jesus’ temptation in the desert. In all three synoptic accounts of the Gospel, Jesus’ temptation happens immediately following his baptism in the Jordan . What a contrast: from the cool waters of the Jordan to the sand and heat of the desert; from the loving voice of the Father, rejoicing in his well-beloved Son, to the cunning words of the tempter. That contrast is not accidental. As we be- gin our own desert days, days of preparation for Baptism and renewal in our baptismal covenant, we will encounter temptation. But we know that even as we are tempted, we walk in the footsteps of Christ.                       

           

            Responsorial Psalm 51, the Miserere, is the preeminent psalm of Lent. It is the prayer of one with a contrite heart, who acknowledges sin with honesty and profound sadness, but confidently asks God for mercy and the strength to do better.

           

            Second Reading : Saint Paul shows how Jesus has rewritten the Genesis story, and given it a brand new ending. Adam’s disobedience touched all of us with the taint of original sin. But Jesus’ obedience gives us the possibility of new life—and everlasting life.

             

            Gospel: Matthew gives us a carefully struc-tured account of the temptation of Jesus: three temptations are offered, and Jesus cites three passages from the book of Deuteronomy in refutation of the devil’s suggestions. The first two temptations are especially insidious, as Satan urges Jesus to reveal his own identity, to prove that God loves him: “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread. . If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down” (Matthew 4:3,6). It sounds like the old temptation of Adam and Eve, to be like God. Jesus, alone in the desert, hungry and exhausted, draws his strength to resist from the scriptures. In his mouth, the ancient words of the book of Deuteronomy take on new power, and the devil is vanquished by these simple commandments of obedience, trust, and worship of God alone.

 

 

DISCIPLES IN MISSION

            The small groups have begun meting this week. Meetings are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday 10:30am Noon —Rectory Meeting Rm. – Facilitator: Mary Heinz.

Tuesday 10:30am Noon Renewal Center

Facilitator: Lois Englehardt.

Tuesday 7:00 – 8:30pm 2797 Kawkawlin River Dr. – Facilitator: Jerry DeCarlo.

Tuesday 7:00 – 8:30pm –Rectory Meeting Rm. –

Facilitator:  Tom Pawlak.

Wednesday 10–11:30am -- Renewal Center – Facilitator:  Joyce Comtois.

Wednesday 6:00-7:30pm – Rectory Meeting Rm. – Mary Francis & Tom O’Kelly.

Thursday 7:00 – 8:30pm Renewal Center – Facilitator: Don Comtois.

Friday 10:00am Noon 208 W. Smith St. , --Facilitator: Jerry Hegenauer

 

OLV MEN’S FELLOWSHIP

Saturday, March 19,  Seminar at St. Hyacinth Parish, Bay City, with the Topic:

“Being A Man After God’s Own Heart” presented  by:  Bishop Cistone, 

Fr. Tom Forrest and Peter Herbeck will take place from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM .

 

WITH SPECIAL THANKS

            A very special “Thank you” is given to the Family of Gertrude Mahoney and also the Little Flower Altar Society for donating the special new covers for the old radiators in the vestibule. This  certainly gives the vestibule area a “Beautiful  New Look!”

 

ANOTHER SPECIAL THANK YOU

            Frances Anthony---who is 90 years old this month---and Mickey O’Neill---who is 98 years old this month both---wish to thank everyone who sent Birthday Cards to them.  CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES TO TWO VERY SPECIAL LADIES ON THIS MOST MEMORABLE OCCASION! MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!

 

DURING LENT

            During Lent, in addition to the Disciples in Mission meetings, programs will be available to help you observe the season:

(1)        The Little Black Books (for adults) and the Little Purple Books (for children) will help you with your daily prayer and reflection. These are available in the vestibule.

(2)        The Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl materials will help you to stay attentive to the poor and hungry of our world. These are also in the vestibule.

(3)        Wednesdays of Lent Masses at 6:00pm followed by Individual Confessions. Also Saturday and Sunday Masses will help to keep the Eucharist at the center of our Christian lives.

(4)        The Way of the Cross at 4:30pm on the Fridays of Lent will help keep us attentive to Jesus’ invitation to take up our cross and follow in his footsteps.

 

OPERATION RICE BOWL

JOURNEYING THROUGH THE DESERT

As we enter the desert of Lent together, Jesus shows us that to live fully the life God has given us, we must obey His Commandments and follow the Holy Spirit. We are called to care for the gift of God’s creation. Operation Rice Bowl supports agriculture programs in Haiti and around the world that teach farmers effective growing methods for their land while preserving it for future generations.

 

 

                                        

 


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DURING LENT

            During Lent, in addition to the Disciples in Mission meetings, programs will be available to help you observe the season:

(1)        The Little Black Books (for adults) and the Little Purple Books (for children) will help you with your daily prayer and reflection. These are available in the vestibule.

(2)        The Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl materials will help you to stay attentive to the poor and hungry of our world. These are also in the vestibule.

(3)        Wednesdays of Lent Masses at 6:00pm followed by Individual Confessions. Also Saturday and Sunday Masses will help to keep the Eucharist at the center of our Christian lives.

(4)        The Way of the Cross at 4:30pm on the Fridays of Lent will help keep us attentive to Jesus’ invitation to take up our cross and follow in his footsteps.

 

 

WITH SYMPATHY

            George J. Anthony, one of our parishioners, has passed away on Friday, March 11, 2011 . His Funeral Liturgy and Rite of Committal has taken place on Monday, March 14th, at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of the Visitation.  His family would like to thank everyone who helped make the Funeral Luncheon possible. Our caring thoughts and prayers also go out to his loving family at this time.

 

EASTER SACRAMENTS

            At this year’s Easter Vigil, we will welcome Alicia Barkley into the church through baptism, confirmation and Holy Eucharist, and Justin Julien through confirmation. Alicia and Justin are engaged to be married here in October.

            Also, we have two young people who will celebrate confirmation (April 3) and Holy Eucharist (May 7th), as they complete their sacraments of initiation:  Madison Russell, daughter of Trent and Betty Russell, and Mayson Sugden, son of Matt and Jennifer Sugden.

 

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES

            This Collection helps families, values their fundamental role in society, and strives to protect them. It funds 6 Catholic agencies that protect children who are vulnerable to exploitation and  legally reunites families that have been separated by migration or war. Please be generous.

 

GRIEF MINISTRY

            A new Grief Recovery Series will be hosted at St. Hedwig Parish Center, 1504 S. Kiesel St. , Bay City .  Sessions will take place from 2:00 to 4:00pm on Wednesdays, March 30, April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4 and May 11, 2011 . The Series is a six-week program which enables you to become aware of the process of grief and how grief affects your life. For registration and questions please contact Joan at (989) 686-8081 or Nancy at (989) 667-7990. Leaflets describing the series are available in our Church Vestibule.

 

OPERATION RICE BOWL

WITH THE HELP OF GOD

Pray for the gift to see the poor in our midst so that we may assist them, for the fruit of faith is love. This program helps the most vulnerable in commu-nities in Indonesia and around the world.

 

 

 

Last modified: March 22, 2011