- Candace Neff Director
The Secretariat for Communications provides monthly announcements and educational messages for use in parish bulletins to assist in keeping parishioners informed. Announcements for upcoming weeks appear below. Instructions for placing text into your document are noted below. Further information on upcoming events happening around the diocese may also be found in the Events tab above.
For Use July 7 and July 8- Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary time (B)
Stewardship By the BookThis weekend as we recall the celebration of the Independence of our country, we will do well to echo the Psalmist, saying, "Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for his mercy." May we always recognize and use wisely the gifts of freedom and abundance. He has showered upon us.
Vocation ViewYes, absolutely, we should stand up for what we believe in. No, positively, we will not always succeed. Yes, certainly, it is more important to try than to succeed. No, Jesus did not look successful on the cross. Yes, you could give it a TRY!
Family PerspectiveToday’s gospel is so familiar, it hurts! The home town folks couldn’t accept the presence of God in Jesus. After all, they had watched him grow up. We can easily make the same mistake if we don’t see God present in the ordinary routines of our family. “The Lord be with you” is a statement of fact. Believe it. Live it.
Golf ‘Fore’ VocationsSupport Vocations in the Diocese of Gaylord by playing in the Sixth Annual Golf Outing 'Fore' Vocations on Monday, August 6! The event this year will be held at the Gaylord Country Club in Gaylord. Cost for the day is $125 per golfer, which includes 18 holes of golf with cart, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, fun & prizes! The day will begin with Mass at 8:00 a.m. at St. Mary Cathedral with Bishop Raica and continue at the golf course with registration and breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m. During the day, participants will compete in contests for the Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Longest Putt, and a chance to win a NEW CAR! For more information or to register, contact Tina Makarewicz at 989.732.5147 or via email at email@example.com. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. This is a great event you won't want to miss!
Stewardship Reflections“As the Lord spoke to me, the spirit entered me and set me on my feet, and I heard the one who was speaking say to me, ‘Son of man, I am sending you…’” (EZEKIEL 2:2-3)
God asks each of us to do some special work for Him. He gives us the resources we need to do His work. However, do we listen to God when He calls? Do we get up on our feet and use our talent to do the work He asks of us? Remember, God doesn’t call the equipped, he equips the called.
Prayers for Clergy & Religious
File: Prayers for Clergy and Religious
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