As we draw nearer to Pentecost, our readings
begin to focus on the promise of the Paraclete, the Comforter.
Psalm 66 is
a song those Samaritans might have sung on witnessing the mighty deeds of
God in their midst: “come and see the works of God!” (66:5). But it
also echoes the joy and wonder of the apostles at the spread of the
Gospel: “Let all the earth cry out to God with joy” (antiphon).
reading from 1 Peter is full of good advice to Christians living in a
hostile world. “Always be ready to give an explana-tion to anyone who
asks you for a reason for your hope,” he tells them, “but do it with
gentleness and reverence: (1 Peter 3: 15,16). The faith is not some-thing
to be forced on others, with strident anger or hostility. Instead, we
treat those who do not share our hope with reverence. In other words, we
are to be like Christ, who suffered for doing what was good.
Gospel:This passage comes
immediately following last Sunday’s Gospel, the words of Jesus to
Thomas, Philip, and the others. The disciples do not understand how they
can follow Jesus, how they can go where he is going. And Jesus responds
with the promise of the Advocate who will come to lead them more deeply
into the mysterious relationship of Father and Son. Through the Holy
Spirit, they will see Jesus again, for he promises to reveal him-self to
them. The binding force of this relationship is love—and the sign of
love is action, the keeping of the commandments.
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There will be noSVDP Meetings in June, July
and August .
MEMORIAL DAY MASSES
MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011
–Indoor Mass 10:00am – Fr. Thomas Schmied presiding.
–Outdoor Mass 10:00am – Fr. Tom McNamara presiding.
-–Fr. Rick Filary presiding.
– Fr. Pat O’Connor presiding.
, Midland—Outdoor Mass
—Fr. Kevin Maksym presiding.
--Fr. Nick Coffaro presiding.
seating is available. Please bring lawn chairs for seating at outdoor
Masses. In case of inclement weather, Masses will be moved indoors.
CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL 2011
return your completed pledge forms/payments to our Parish Office, or drop
them in the weekend collection, or send by mail. Extra forms remain
available in the Church vestibule.
MCLAREN GRIEF CAMP FOR CHILDREN
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
2177 East Erickson Road
.48650. Dates for the Camp
this year are July 30&
31st, 2011 from 9:00 AM to
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.
OLV MEN’S FELLOWSHIP
Thursday, June 9: Regular Meeting—
Thursday, June23: Regular Meeting—
These meetings are all at the
2011 High School and College Graduates are
invited to join us, wearing your caps and
gowns at any of our weekend Masses (
on Saturday or
on Sunday the weekend of June 4-5.We will
help you to celebrate your achievement and offer you a special blessing.Please let us know which Mass you will attend by signing the list
in the Church vestibule.
CATHOLIC FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Catholic Federal Credit Union is having a Seminar on Senior
Citizen Prevention on Scams & Fraud presented By
Police Officer, Brian Kanicki, on Tuesday, June 14th from
6180 State St.
Office.All are welcome to attend. To
RSVP, call 799-8744, ext. 107.
NYC PILGRIMAGE TRIP
13 – 18, 2011
This is a bus trip, and participants stay at St.
Mary’s Villa Retreat House in
. 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
Our Diocese provides services to our migrant brothers and sisters
who come to our area each summer through Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 1619 Broadway,
can help with your donations of the following: Food: dry pinto beans,rice, spaghetti, corn, green beans, pancake mix, syrup, white
flour, shortening, cooking oil, baking powder, salt & pepper. Summer
Weight Clothing: all
bed sheets, dish and 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.