de Paul Monthly Meeting will be on Thursday, May 5th, at
SUNDAY OF EASTER
,43,44 1 Peter 1:3,6
Responsorial Psalm118, our Easter psalm, is a prayer of
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
: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
), 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.
LITTLE WHITE BOOKS
for prayer and reflection during the Easter Season are available in the
MEN’S FELLOWSHIP MEETINGS:
May 12 and 26 are at
The Annual Visitation Little Flower Altar Society Mother/Daughter
Breakfast will be held in the Parish Hall TODAY,Sunday, May 1, after the
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 GARDEN FLOWERS
A big THANK
to everyone who brought the Easter
Gardenflowers and plants in memory of their loved ones.This is a welcome addition for the Easter Season.
The Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan will hold the
first annual Big Raffle Celebration at the
May 17 from
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
Raffle and Top Seller winners. For more information: www.saginaw.org,
www.ccfmm.com or call (989)
ticket is only $5
and is available through local parishes and schools. Top prizes include choice of a newChevrolet
Choice of Chevrolet
, Cruze or $10,000 Cash (McDonald Chevrolet), Trip for two to
Supply), $5,000 home improvement project (R.C. Hendrick & Sons),
Computer Laptop (Yeo & Yeo), and three $1,000 prizes.
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
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
May 15, the District-Wide members of the League of Catholic Women and Men
will be attending our
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,
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 @
, Saturday, May 14 @
and Sunday, May 15 @
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
Stanislaus Rosary/Altar Society is sponsoring an“Evening of Reflection”onTuesday, May 10, 2011.It will begin at
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
ALL ARE WELCOME!
FREE 50+ HEALTH FOR LIFE
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
by the area regional hospitals (
, 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