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Saturday (Apr. 30)       2nd Sunday of Easter -

                                                Mass --                   4:00pm

Sunday (May 1)  2nd Sunday of Easter -

                                                Mass --                   9:00am    

Little Flower Mother/Daughter Bkfst.                                 

Sunday Evening Mass --                                       5:30pm                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                             Classes & Meetings      

Wednesday Boy Scouts                                     7:00pm                     

Prayer Group  (Mass)                                        7:00pm

Thursday   SVDP Mtg  - Renewal Ctr.                 10:45am

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

Saturday                   AA Meeting                       8:00pm

                        

                     Next Weekend May 7/8, 2

Third Sunday of Easter

Saturday    Sunday Mass                                   4:00pm

First Holy Eucharist          

Sunday     Sunday Mass                                    9:00am

Sunday Evening Mass                                               5:30pm  

                                                                                                                    

DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS

Mon       Acts 4: 23 -31                Jn 3: 1-8

Tues      1 Cor 15:  1-8               Jn 14: 6-14                                                                 

Wed       Acts 5: 17-26               Jn 3: 16-21 

Thurs     Acts  5: 27 -33               Jn 3: 31-36   

Fri          Acts 5: 34 -42               Jn 6: 1-15

Sat         Acts 6: 1-7                  Jn 6: 16-21

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

NEXT WEEKEND SCRIPTURE READINGS

Third Sunday of Easter

Acts 2: -14 ,  22-33        1 Pt  1: 17-21           Lk 24: 13-35           

               

PARISH SUPPORT                                  April 24, 2011

Envelope Holders                   350

Weekly Envelopes                  158           3713.50

Loose                                                    899.00                          

Special Restoration Projects        7            225.50                              

 Church Improvement                 3              75.00      .                    

Literature                                      1               5.00                            

Children                                     2                 2.00             

                                                     $      4,920.00                                                         

   Week 17         Target                                     Actual

04/24/2011         $ 5,700.00                         4,920.00                        

To Date               96,900.00                       77,269.92              

 

Church Cleaning This Week

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Jackie Valead & Loretta Periard

 

REMINDER:   St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Meeting will be on Thursday, May 5th, at 10:00am at the Renewal Center .

 

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER           

Acts 2:42 ,43,44  1 Peter 1:3,6

   John 20:19   Responsorial Psalm 118:13

               

            Responsorial Psalm118, our Easter psalm, is a prayer of thanksgiving.  In the second verse, the Church has long heard the voice of Christ, “hard-pressed and .  .  . falling” (118:13), who has been raised by the right hand of God.

 

            Second Reading :  The Sundays of Year A include passages from 1 Peter. In the formal bless- ing with which the letter begins, we hear some of the primary themes of this brief exhortation. The community rejoices to have found “new birth” in Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:3). And yet there are shadows—for they have already experienced “various trials,” which will prove their faith as gold is tried in a furnace (1 Peter 1:6). The paradox of the Christian life—already rejoicing in the risen life, even though we do not yet possess it fully—is clear-ly expressed here. The last words of today’s passage about seeing and believing, offer a fitting commen-tary on today’s Gospel reading.

           

            Gospel:  In all three Lectionary cycles, we hear the story of the doubting Thomas and his faith. The timing is perfect—the Gospel tells us that it is a week after Easter, “that first day of the week” (John 20:19 ), when Jesus appears to Thomas and the disciples again. Thomas was absent when the risen Lord appeared and breathed his gift of peace upon the others, and now he stubbornly refuses to believe their testimony. Even seeing will not be enough for Thomas—he wants to put his finger into the nail marks in Jesus’ hands, and to put his hand into his pierced side. Jesus grants his prayer. And Thomas abandons doubt and grief and proclaims Jesus as Lord and God. The conclusion of the reading is addressed to each of us—the words of the Gospel are written for us, that hearing may lead us to faith, and faith to life through Jesus Christ.

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THE LITTLE WHITE BOOKS for prayer and reflection during the Easter Season are available in the Church vestibule.

 

OLV MEN’S FELLOWSHIP MEETINGS:

Thursdays, May 12 and 26 are at 7:00 PM at the Renewal Center .

 

 

 

 

MOTHER/DAUGHTER BREAKFAST

            The Annual Visitation Little Flower Altar Society Mother/Daughter Breakfast will be held in the Parish Hall TODAY, Sunday, May 1, after the 9:00 AM Mass.    

 

A BIG THANK YOU

            We wish to thank Kuhn Young and the Decorating Committee for their special efforts and all of the time they took in making our Church look SO BEAUTIFUL   for Easter.

 

EASTER GARDEN FLOWERS

            A big THANK YOU to everyone who brought the Easter Garden flowers and plants in memory of their loved ones.  This is a welcome addition for the Easter Season.

 

            BIG RAFFLE CELEBRATION

            The Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan will hold the first annual Big Raffle Celebration at the Horizons Conference Center in Saginaw Township on Tuesday, May 17 from 5:30 to 7 PM .  All are welcome to attend this fun event sponsored by Catholic Federal Credit Union. The celebration includes artists’ auction, art cookies, door prizes, great hors d’oeuvres and beverages; plus the drawing of this year’s Big Raffle and Top Seller winners. For more information: www.saginaw.org, www.ccfmm.com or call (989) 797-6693.   This year’s raffle ticket is only $5 and is available through local parishes and schools. Top prizes include choice of a new Chevrolet Choice of Chevrolet Malibu , Cruze or $10,000 Cash (McDonald Chevrolet), Trip for two to Rome ( A-M Church Supply), $5,000 home improvement project (R.C. Hendrick & Sons), Computer Laptop (Yeo & Yeo), and three $1,000 prizes.

 

EASTER SACRAMENTS

            Congratulations and Best Wishes upon receiving the Sacraments of Initiation to: Alicia Barkley, Jason Julien, Madison Russell and Mayson Sugden.

            Also to the family of Soren Zbigniew Carroll Sumers Solak, who has received the Sacrament of Baptism. Continue to pray for them as they grow and journey with us in our relationship with the Lord.

           

LEAGUE OF CATHOLIC WOMEN AND MEN

            On Sunday, May 15, the District-Wide members of the League of Catholic Women and Men will be attending our 9:00 AM Mass. They will be present at Mass in honor of their Living and Deceased members. We welcome them to our Parish at this time.

 

LEAGUE OF CATHOLIC WOMEN AND MEN

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

 

ALL SAINTS MIDDLE SCHOOL DRAMA DEPT.  presents the classic musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, on Friday, May 13 @ 7:00 PM , Saturday, May 14 @ 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 15 @ 3:00 PM . Tickets are $10.00 available at the door (St. Hyacinth Auditorium), at The Sweet Boutique, 816 Washington Ave., Bay City, or from the school office (892-2533).  Mr. Thomas F. Cole is the Director.

 

EVENING OF REFLECTION

            St. Stanislaus Rosary/Altar Society is sponsoring an “Evening of Reflection” on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 .  It will begin at 5:30 PM with Mass followed by a luncheon. Sr. Virginia Scally, SNDdeN, of St. Maria Goretti Parish will be our speaker for the evening.

            Reservations needed by Friday, May 6th. Call Parish Offices at 893-6421. Cost is $5.00 non-members, and there will be no cost for members.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

FREE  50+ HEALTH FOR LIFE EXPO

You are invited to attend this major event that will be held on the Main Campus of Delta College on Friday, May 6, 2011 from 9:00am to 1:00pm . Sponsored by the area regional hospitals ( Bay Regional Medical Center , Mid-Michigan Health, St. Mary’s of Michigan) and the Delta College 50+….Just Like Gold Program, this event will have approximately 70 vendors plus many learning sessions, interactive activities and demonstrations by Health Care professionals. Bring your friends and family members!

 

 

 

 
 


   

 

May 04, 2011