- 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 4-5, 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, (A)
Stewardship By the Book"Let all Your works give You thanks, O Lord, and let Your faithful ones bless You," says the Psalmist. Stewardship is this "attitude of gratitude" for the many gifts God has given us.
Vocation ViewHave you discovered yet that there is more to life than what only material things have to offer? We live in the Spirit. Only in our God can we find lasting peace. Speak the Good News.
Stewardship Reflections“For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” - MATTHEW 11:30
When we think of being good stewards, we may think that God is asking too much of us when He calls us to generously share our time, talent and treasure. However, we must remember that we are not “owners” of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has given us. All He is asking is that we give back a small portion, in gratitude, of what He has already given to us.
Family Perspective-by Bud OzarToday’s gospel is about missionaries. As Jesus received a mission today, parents accept the mission of raising a family. Parents are not alone in this exhausting and difficult mission. Today Jesus tells us “Come to me and I will give your rest.”
BYOB: Bring Your Own Bible -- Q&A about the Bible and Catholicism July 10th, 8- 9 pmQuestions about tough passages or confusing parts of the Bible? Or, about how Catholicism relates to the Bible? Join Catholic Biblical School of Michigan faculty for open Q&A and discussion. All are welcome. This virtual event is accessible using Google Meet (Meeting Code: ffv-atvx-ysc) or by telephone (+1 402-868-0047 PIN: 520 521 807#). More info at cbsmich.org/byob.
Upcoming Vocations EventAre you considering a different kind of white collar job? Do you like meat fresh from the grill? For men 16 years and older, we invite you to come on out to a Priestly Vocations BBQ on Sunday, July 19, 2020, from 2 - 8 p.m., at 1235 Lake Drive, Traverse City, MI. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
File: BBQ Flyer
Word of Life“O God our creator... through the power and working of your Holy Spirit, you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world, bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel to every corner of society.”United States Conference of Catholic Bishops“Prayer for Religious Liberty”
Prayers for Clergy & Religious
For Use July 11-12, 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, (A)
For Use July 18-19, 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, (A)
For Use July 25-26, 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, (A)