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THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH  May 8th, 2011

Mass & Services

Saturday (May 7)  3rd Sunday of Easter -

Mass --                                        4:00pm

First Holy Eucharist

Sunday (May 8)  3rd Sunday of Easter –

MOTHER’S DAY

Mass --                                          9:00am    

Sunday Evening Mass                  5:30pm                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                             Classes & Meetings      

Wednesday Women’s Prayer Grp Mtg. – O’Kelly Residence         6:30p

Boy Scouts                                               7:00pm                     

Prayer Group                                            7:30pm

Thursday   Men’s Fellowship Mtg. – R. Ctr    7:00pm

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

Saturday                   AA Meeting                8:00pm

                        

                     Next Weekend May 14/15, 2011

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Saturday    Sunday Mass                                  4:00pm

Sunday     Sunday Mass                                   9:00am

League of Catholic Women and Men

Sunday Evening Mass                                          5:30pm  

                                                                                                                    

DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS

Mon    Acts 6: 8-15              Jn 6: 22-29  

Tues   Acts 7:  51 -8:1a         Jn 6: 30-35          

Wed    Acts 8: 1b-8              Jn 6: 35-40 

Thurs  Acts  8: 26 -40            Jn 6: 44-51   

Fri      Acts 9: 1-20               Jn 6: 52-59

Sat     Acts 1: 15-17, 20-26   Jn 15: 9-17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

NEXT WEEKEND SCRIPTURE READINGS

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Acts 2:14a, 36-41        1 Pt  2: 20b-25           Jn 10: 1-10             

               

PARISH SUPPORT                                 May 1, 2011

Envelope Holders                   350

Weekly Envelopes                  145              4076.50

Loose                                                        391.15                          

Special Restoration Projects     16                 273.00                               

Church Improvement                28                525.50      

Literature                                     4                   19.00                            

Flowers                                      1                 20.00             

                                                        $      5,305.15                                                         

   Week 18         Target                                     Actual

05/01/2011      $     5,700.00                       5,305.15                        

To Date              102,600.00                     82,575.07              

 

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Church Cleaning This Week

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Margaret Gregg & Joan LeCronier

 

 

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER           

Acts 2:14  1 Peter 1:17 ,20,21

   Luke  24:24   Responsorial Psalm 116

               

            First Reading :  Acts includes many speeches given by the apostles. In ancient histories, speeches had special significance and weight; they were a vehicle for expressing an interpretation of the events being described. The speeches recorded in the Acts of the Apostles are not necessarily ver-batim records of ancient homilies. Instead, they ex-press the core significance of certain events. This reading is Peter’s address following the events of Pentecost, when Jews from every nation witness the descent of the Holy Spirit in tongues of flame, and the reversal of what happened at the tower of Babel . Peter explains: the risen Jesus has made all this happen. The speech is addressed very intentionally to “you who are Israelites” (Acts 2:14), and the passages from the Old Testament provide a context this audience can understand for the new thing God has done in raising Jesus from the dead.

            Second Reading :  Our readings from 1 Peter continue with a brief passage that has much to do with time. We are in between, Peter says. This is “the time of your sojourning,” “the final time” (1 Peter 1:17 , 20). The Resurrection has taken place, a decisive moment in our history from which every-thing else will be measured. But the fulfillment is yet to come, and so we live in “faith and hope” (1 Peter 1:21 ). The central reality is Christ’s sacrifice for us and the new life we live now.

            Gospel:  The story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus is told only by Luke. It is evening of that first day of the week—Easter Sunday. Two of the disciples are leaving Jerusalem in profound confusion and sadness. The terrible events of Good Friday have been followed by the inexplicable events of that morning—the women’s story of an empty tomb and angel messengers.  When the disciples tell the story to a stranger they meet on the road, they end with the mysterious absence of Jesus: “him they did not see” (Luke 24:24). The stranger explains the scriptures to them, then accepts their invitation to break bread—and when they recognize him, he vanishes. The risen life is different. The empty tomb is the sign of life; the vanishing of Jesus is the sign of his presence. The story of Emmaus is the story of all disciples—the life of the betweentimes. Jesus is still the divine stranger in our midst.                

BIG RAFFLE CELEBRATION

            The Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan will hold the First Annual Big Raffle Celebration at the Horizons Conference Center on Tuesday, May 17 from 5:30 to 7 PM .  All are welcome to attend this fun event sponsored by Catholic Federal Credit Union. Admission Cost is $10.00.  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. More information is also available in the Church vestibule.

 

FIRST HOLY EUCHARIST

During today’s--Saturday, May 7th 4:00 PM    Mass--Madison Russell and Mayson Sugden will be making their First Holy Eucharist.

CONGRATULATIONS to these young people! They are called to live their Catholic Faith by loving God and their neighbor and to celebrate the Eucharist each weekend. Their parents have made the commitment to pass on the Catholic Faith to their children. We ask for your prayers and support for them in the years ahead.

 

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 NEXT WEEKEND.

 

CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL 2011

Reminder:   Please return your completed pledge forms/payments to our Parish Office, or drop them in the weekend collection, or send by mail. Extra forms are available in the Church vestibule.

 

 

PARISH REFLECTION DAY CELE BRATION

Saturday, May 21, 2011

5:00 PM after 4:00 PM Mass

Pot Luck Dinner

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

EVERYONE IS INVITED!

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

Punch and Coffee provided.

 

DANETTE DECORTE & EMILEE PRIME

ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

BENEFIT SPAGHETTI  DINNER

To be held on Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 11:00AM to 7:00PM . Danette and Emilee were 2009 graduates of Bay City Central High School , who were killed in a tragic automobile accident on February 26, 2011 . Proceeds from the dinner will be used for school athletics and to help establish an educational scholarship foundation. The dinner will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (basement), E. Clara & Walnut St.  Cost of the dinner will be $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 12-5, and children under 5 are free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Bay City Central High School or at the door.  If any questions, please call 989-894-5313 or 989-225-5283. Thank you for your support of this wonderful cause.

 

OLV MEN’S FELLOWSHIP

Thursday, May 12:  Regular Meeting:    7:00 PM

At Renewal Center .

Wednesday, May 18: Saginaw Diocese Catholic Men’s Fellowship Event at Center for Ministry –

Mass: 6:30 – 7:30 PM – Presentation: “My Other Woman, the Blessed Virgin Mary”:  7:45 PM .

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

At Renewal Center .

 

ST. STAN’S CLASSIC CAR , HOT ROD

AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW

Saturday, May 14 – 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Come out for a day of fun & listen to oldies music played by a DJ as you look at classic cars, hot rods & motorcycles and visit with friends. This will be at St. Stan’s A.C. Field. St. Stan’s A.C. will be cooking up hamburgs, hot dogs, fries & pop. Everyone welcome. Questions-Call Judy-8934055.

 

 

 
 


 

 

 

May 07, 2011