- Candace Neff Director
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FOR USE MAY 19- MAY 20-PENTECOST SUNDAY (B)
Vocation ViewFrom womb and to the tomb we are aware that we are dependent on others. Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit to be with us during all the days of our lives. This is another great story that needs to be told to those that are searching for meaning in their lives. You can do it, with the help of the Spirit!
Family PerspectiveToday, on Pentecost, we remember Christ has given us the Holy Spirit to assist us in raising our family and he expects us to use this personal gift. Let’s turn-off the noise, apps and distractions in our lives and let the Holy Spirit “guide us to the truth.”
Stewardship Reflections“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.” - 1 CORINTHIANS 12:4-6
All of us are blessed, regardless of our own individual circumstances; God has given each of us many gifts. How we use those gifts is our gift back to God. For God’s plan to work, each must do what we are called to do and guess what – we are not all called to do the same thing!
Stewardship By the BookIn the second reading today, St. Paul reminds the Corinthians, "There are different gifts, but the same Spirit; there are different ministries but the same Lord." How am I using my gifts "for the common good"?
St. Mary Grayling- Celebration of PentecostSt. Mary Grayling will be celebrating Pentecost with a pot luck meal, guest speakers and a healing mass. “Come in Gratitude-Leave filled with Grace,” will be held at St. Mary Grayling on Sunday, May 20. The pot luck will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the parish hall followed by praise led by Tom Clark, a message by Father Joe Blasko and Jeff Crane and a healing mass at 4:30 p.m. Questions can be addressed to Helen at 231.846.1438 or email@example.com. This event is hosted by Gaylord Diocese Service Committee for Renewal.
Exhibit on the Life of Mother TeresaAn exhibit on the “Life of Mother Teresa” is currently being held at the Marian Center in Joy Valley (Petoskey). Catholics and people from all walks of life have been inspired by the life of Mother Teresa-the saint to the poorest of the poor in India. This seventy five panel exhibit on the long and holy life of Mother Teresa, who was canonized in 2016, will be on display at the Marian Center through June 15, Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free and all are invited. Please contact the Marian Center at 231.347.MARY (6279) or Mariancenter.org with any questions.
Word of Life“Even among terminally ill patients, a request to die is nearly always a cry for help. … The patient requesting assisted suicide is often asking, ‘Does anyone want me to be alive, or care enough to talk me out of this request and support me through this difficult time?’”
USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities “Every Suicide is Tragic,” www.bit.ly/every-suicide-tragic
Live Stream Rosary for Healing and ProtectionThe Archdiocese of Atlanta's Office of Child and Youth Protection, Victim Assistance Program in cooperation with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection will host a livestream Rosary for Healing and Protection on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Bishop Joel Konzen will lead the first decade. You can connect to the livestream rosary online at https://livestream.com/archatl/ArchATLRosary. For more information, please contact Sue Stubbs at 404-920-7554 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR USE MAY 26-MAY 27-TRINITY SUNDAY (B)
For Use June 2 - June 3, Feast of Corpus Christi (B)
For Use June 9 - June 10, 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
For Use June 16 - June 17, 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
For Use June 23 – June 24, The Nativity of St. John the Baptist (B)
For Use June 30 – July 1, 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
For Use July 7 and July 8- Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary time (B)
For Use July 14- July 15, (B) Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
For Use July 21- July 22, (B) Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
For Use July 28- July 29, (B) Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
For Use August 4-5, (B) Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
For Use August 11-12, (B) Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
For Use August 18-19, (B) Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time
For Use August 25-26, (B) Twenty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time
For Use September 1-2, (B) 22nd Sunday In Ordinary Time
For Use September 8-9, (B) 23rd Sunday In Ordinary Time
For Use September 15-16, (B) 24th Sunday In Ordinary Time
For Use September 22-23, (B) 25th Sunday In Ordinary Time
For Use September 29-30, (B) 26th Sunday In Ordinary Time
For Use October 6-7, (B) 27th Sunday In Ordinary Time
For Use October 13-14, (B) 28th Sunday In Ordinary Time
For Use October 20-21, (B) 29th Sunday In Ordinary Time
For Use October 27-28, (B) 30th Sunday In Ordinary Time
For Use November 3-4, (B) 31st Sunday In Ordinary Time
For Use November 10-11, (B) 32nd Sunday In Ordinary Time
For Use November 17-18, (B) 33rd Sunday In Ordinary Time