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For Use March 16-17 Second Sunday of Lent, (C)
Stewardship By the BookPeter, James, and John wanted to build a "booth" for Jesus and just stay on the mountain where His transfiguration took place. But the Son of God, the Chosen One, knew that He must instead keep moving toward His Crucifixion. We, too, must rise from worship and do what we can to hasten the coming of the Kingdom.
Vocation ViewAfter the transfiguration, Peter, John and James wanted to stay up on the mountain. But Jesus said “Move,” with the knowledge that ships are safe in harbors, but not meant to stay in port.
Stewardship Reflections“I am the Lord who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land as a possession.” (GENESIS 15:7)
Just as the Lord gave Abraham, Moses and the Israelites a land to possess, He has also given each of us a home. Whether your home is grand or humble, it is a gift from God. Abraham prepared a great sacrifice to the Lord in gratitude for the home God gave him. How do you show your gratitude to God for the home He has given you? Do you make a sacrifice of any kind? Do you return any of your finances to God, investing equally in your eternal home just as you invest in your earthly home?
Family Perspective-by Bud OzarJesus “went up the mountain to pray” and he was “changed.” Prayer has the power to change us. This Lent set aside a few minutes each day to pray for members of your family. Pray before each meal and if you are married, spend five minutes in prayer together.
Hidden Treasures of the Catholic ChurchBack for another season, join us for the popular series “Hidden Treasures of the Catholic Church.” This year’s theme will cover the lives of some of Catholicism’s most recognized saints. Multiple presenters and topics will keep you engrossed as we delve in to some of the most fascinating details about our favorite saints. There is no cost to attend any of these sessions, but it would be much appreciated if you contacted the hosting parish to notify them of your attendance so that they may make proper arrangements.
For more information, visit www.dioceseofgaylord.org or call Tammy Boylan at 989.732.5147.
• Tuesday, April 2 - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi, Lewiston – St. Mother Teresa
• Wednesday, April 10 - 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Holy Family Church, East Tawas– St. Thomas
• Tuesday, April 23 - 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, Traverse City – St. Anthony of Padua
• Tuesday, April 23 - 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at Cross in the Woods, Indian River – St. Anthony of Padua
• Tuesday, April 30 - 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at St. Ann, Frankfort – Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, March 19“Being a guardian is the distinctive trait of Joseph: Being the guardian is his great mission . . . We look to Joseph as the model educator, who watches over and accompanies Jesus as he grows ‘in wisdom, age and grace,’ as the Gospel says. He was not Jesus’ father: the father of Jesus was God, but he was a father to Jesus, he was a father to Jesus in order to help him grow. And how did he help him grow? In wisdom, age and grace.”
—Pope Francis, March 19, 2014
DCCW (Diocesan Council of Catholic Women) Day of RecollectionOn Wednesday April 10, the Gaylord Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will be hosting a “Day of Recollection” at the Augustine Center in Conway (just north of Petoskey). The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m.
Fr. Libby, pastor at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Cedar, and his associate is Fr. Nursey will present the theme for the day: An Encounter with the Person of Christ. There will be three talks based on the works of three Teresa’s: Teresa Benedicta of the Cross – “The Truth is a Person;” Terese of Lisieux – “I never knew I could love so much;” Teresa of Avila – “If this is the way You [God] treat Your friends, no wonder You have so few of them.” Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered.
Cost for the day is $20 if paid in advance, $25 if paying at the door (after calling ahead to RSVP). Registration is due by April 1st. Contact Adam Chittle at the Augustine Center with further questions: email@example.com or 231.347.3657.
File: 2019 Day of Recollection Registration