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Saturday (May 21)  5th Sunday of Easter -

Mass --                   4:00pm

Parish Reflection Day Celebration/Potluck Dinner – Parish Hall                          5:00pm

Sunday (May 22)  5th Sunday of Easter –

Mass -- 9:00am         

Sunday Evening Mass - 5:30pm                       

Thursday (May 26) Service at   Bay Shores    11:00am                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


Classes & Meetings      

Wednesday Boy Scouts                                    7:00pm                     

Prayer Group                                                 7:30pm

Thursday   Men’s Fellowship Mtg -Ren.Ctr          7:00pm

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

Saturday     AA Meeting                                   8:00pm


                     Next Weekend May 28/29, 2011

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Saturday    Sunday Mass                                   4:00pm

Sunday      Sunday Mass                                   9:00am

                Sunday Evening Mass                            5:30pm  



Mon      Acts 14: 5-18       Jn 14: 21-26 

Tues     Acts 14:  19 -28    Jn 14: 27-31a                                                                 

Wed     Acts 15: 1-6         Jn 15: 1-8 

Thurs    Acts 15: 7-21       Jn 15: 9-11   

Fri        Acts 15: 22 -31     Jn 15: 12-17

Sat        Acts 16: 1-10      Jn 15: 18-21



Sixth Sunday of Easter

Acts 8:5-8, 14-17             1 Pt  3: 15-18                Jn 14: 15-21    


PARISH SUPPORT                                 May 15, 2011

Envelope Holders                              350

Weekly Envelopes                             134            3691.00

Loose                                                                 568.87                           

Special Restoration Projects                   8              190.50                               

Church Improvement                             7               265.00      .                   

Literature                                                 1                 10.00                                                                           

Children                                               2                  2.00                                                                                                   

                                                                                  $   4,727.37                        


Week 20           Target                                     Actual

05/15/2011      $   5,700.00                          4,727.37                        

To Date            114,000.00                        91,302.44              


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Church Cleaning This Week

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dorothy Martin & Judy DeCarlo




 1 Peter 2:4, 2:9      Exodus 19

   John 14:2 14:12        Responsorial Psalm 33


            During these latter weeks of the Easter season, our readings turn from the narratives of the appearances of the risen Christ to our participation in the risen life of Jesus. Today’s passage from the Gospel according to John invites us to participate in the love that flows between the Father and the Son.


Responsorial Psalm 33 is a song of praise of the God who provides for all his people. It is a fitting response to the First Reading where God’s presence in the community is almost tangible.


Second Reading :   Peter is speaking to a community that is suffering persecution and rejec-tion, and he speaks an invitation: “come to him” (1 Peter 2:4). They are “rejected by human beings” (1 Peter 2:4), but in God’s eyes they are glorious—the very people of whom God spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai (see Exodus 19), the royal and priestly people of God who have a glorious heritage and a glorious task: to “announce the praises” (1 Peter 2:9) of God who called them from darkness to light.


Gospel:  Jesus speaks again of his relation-ship with the Father, a relation into which he invites us. He is going away, but going to prepare a place for us in his “Father’s house,” where there is room enough for all (John 14:2). Thomas and Philip ask questions: How can we follow when we do not know the way? How will we recognize the Father, whom we have never seen? And Jesus responds to both questions in a similar way. Jesus himself is the way there, the destination and the guide. Jesus is one with his Father. We are not just passive ob-servers of what Jesus does. “Whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these” (John 14:12 ).  All disciples are called to be wonder workers.


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All Saints Central Middle and High School is a faith-filled center for learning located in Bay City . Open positions available as follows: 

Certified HS Science Teacher; Certified HS English Teacher; Middle School Drama Director; Varsity Boys Basketball Coach; Middle School Football Coach.  To apply, contact the Principal, John Hoving at 989-892-2533, or send your resume to 217 S. Monroe , Bay City , MI 48708Application Deadline June 6th.


Openings for Teachers:  St. James Elementary School is a departmentalized Grade School—Pre-3 to Grade 5. They are looking to hire two hard work-ing, dedicated teachers to join their Faith based Family. Openings are for the Kindergarten and a Title 1 Teacher for Kdg.—Grade 5. Please send resumes to 715 14th Street , Bay City , MI .

Sister Julie Gatza, Principal

St. James School

715 14th Street

Bay City , MI   48708


Phone: 989-892-4371

Fax: 989-892-7567



The Bay Area Catholic Schools 33rd Annual Golf Outing will take place at the Bay City Country Club on Monday, July 11.  For sponsorship or reservation information, please call Sharon at 894-8777 or Tim at 892-2533, Ext. 44. 




            McLaren Visiting Nurse & Hospice is pre-paring for its annual Children’s Grief Camp (Camp Forget Me Not). This camp is for children from ages six to fourteen who have experienced the loss of a loved one due to death. It is held at Camp Fish Tales, 2177 East Erickson Road , Pinconning , MI .  48650. Dates for the Camp this year are July 30  & 31st, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM both days.    The Camp is limited to 50 campers, so early registration is recommended. If any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Amy Kaczmarek, Bereavement Counselor, 667-2853, or Sue McCarty, Volunteer Coordinator, 667-2849.  More info available in Church vestibule.




This Saturday, May 21, 2011

5:00 PM after 4:00 PM Mass

Potluck Dinner



Members of Parish Services will discuss what we do as a Parish to serve one another and share the Word of God.



Come share a meal and your ideas for making our Parish and Community better!

Punch and Coffee provided.



Thursday, May  26: Regular Meeting-- 7:00 PM         

Thursday, June 9: Regular Meeting— 7:00PM

Thursday, June 9: Regular Meeting— 7:00PM


These meetings are all at the Renewal Center .



            Our Diocese provides services to our migrant brothers and sisters who come from this and other countries each summer through Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 1619 Broadway, Bay City . You can help with your donations of the following: FOOD:  pinto beans (dry or in jar), rice, spaghetti, corn, green beans, pancake mix, syrup, white flour, shortening, cooking oil, baking powder & salt & black pepper. SUMMER WEIGHT CLOTHING:  baby clothes, diapers, men’s shirts, pants, shoes, socks, dresses, blouses & children’s clothing, all sizes.  HOUSEHOLD:  blankets, bed sheets, dish detergent, wash detergent, lotion & hygiene items. Food and clothing may be dropped off at: Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Call ahead for drop-off times: (989) 894-0661. Monetary dona- tions may be forwarded to:  Catholic Diocese of Saginaw , Office of Hispanic Ministry, 5800 Weiss St. , Saginaw , MI   48603 .  **Please note on the check “Migrant Ministry”**  If anyone is interested in participating in Migrant Ministry, please contact the Office of Hispanic Ministry at (989) 797-6646 or Maria Cepeda at (989) 797-6604. Further information is available  in the church vestibule.









May 24, 2011