- 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 May 18-19 Fifth Sunday of Easter, (C)
Stewardship By the BookIn today's Gospel, Jesus gives His disciples -- and us -- a new commandment: "Love one another." Good stewards who spend their time and talents in service to others are well on their way to fulfilling this commandment.
Vocation ViewCan you imagine a country running on Jesus’ one law of “love one another”? No wars. No hunger. No thirst. No jealousy. Only loving followers of Jesus.
Stewardship Reflections“I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another." (JOHN 13:34)
It is easy to love someone when they love you back. But it takes strength and courage to love someone when we feel unappreciated, used or feel our opinion doesn’t matter. It takes courage to “love my neighbor” when he may be someone I don’t like, someone I don’t know or someone that doesn’t look like me.
Family Perspective-by Bud OzarIn today’s gospel Jesus tells us: “Love one another.” Love holds a family together. It is not what a family does which makes it outstanding, rather it is what is has, love for one another.
Marriage Preparation RetreatThe Diocese will be offering an overnight marriage preparation retreat at the Augustine Center from August 10-11. Check in begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday with the retreat beginning at 10 a.m. The retreat will cover all modules not completed with the priest for only $150 and will include lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast Sunday. Registration is through the Rose Resource Center. More information is available through your local parish or by calling Seth Peters at 989‐732‐5147 Ext. 3522, (231) 340‐0139 (cell), or email@example.com.
Big Ticket FestivalThe Big Ticket Festival is a 4 day family-friendly festival held in Gaylord, Michigan, that features performances from some of the top musicians on Christian Radio and speakers from all over the world. Headlining this year’s festival are Chris Tomlin, For King and Country, Building 429 and Jordan Feliz. Over 60 artist, including Catholic artists ALOB, Connor Flanagan and Marie Miller, will perform during the week. The Big Ticket Festival will be held Wednesday June 26- Saturday, June 29 at the Otsego County Fairgrounds in Gaylord. The Diocese of Gaylord is a sponsor for this event. Full four-day festival passes are only $59 or $19 until May 31, 2019. (This is over 50% off the regular four-day pass price of $139 or day pass of $45.) For discounted tickets contact the diocese at 989.732.5147 or log on to the www. DioceseofGaylord.org, click the link and use promo code “Catholic.”
Save the Date!Save the date for our next ordination! Join Bishop Raica and your diocesan family as we celebrate the Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacon Mitchel Roman, and Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate of seminarian Benjamin Martin on Saturday, June 29, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord. A Solemn Vespers will precede the ordination on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m., also at St. Mary Cathedral. Please join us with your prayers and presence.
Pentecost CelebrationAll are invited to join at St. Mary Cathedral, Gaylord in Celebration of Pentecost. We will celebrate the love and grace poured out in the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The celebration begins at 1:00 p.m. with a pot luck meal followed by praise led by Tom Clark, and a message by Pat Crane. The day concludes with a Healing Mass at 4:30 p.m. A free will offering will be taken to help defray expenses. For additional information contact Helen at 231.846.1438 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Services Appeal (CSA)-FILLABLEThank you to all our parishioners who have made their gift to the 2019 Catholic Services Appeal. (Parish name) is _________% towards our goal of $__________. If you have not yet made a gift or pledge, it is not too late to help us meet and even exceed our target. Please participate in the support of our diocesan church.
Catholic Services Appeal (CSA)Thank you to all our parishioners who have made their gift to the 2019 Catholic Services Appeal. We are moving steadily toward our goal. If you have not yet made a gift or pledge, it is not too late to help us meet and even exceed our target. Please participate in the support of our diocesan church.
Icon WorkshopHave you ever wondered about Orthodox religious icons and how they are painted/written? Join others for a prayerful experience and a learning opportunity June 9-15 at the Augustine Center in Conway. For more information please call Sister Chris at 231-436-5561.
For Use May 25-26 Sixth Sunday of Easter, (C)
For Use June 1-2, Seventh Sunday of Easter (C)
For Use June 8-9, Pentecost Sunday (C)
For Use June 15-16, Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (C)
For Use June 22-23, Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (C)
For Use June 29-30 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)