- Candace Neff Director
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For Use November 10-11, (B) 32nd Sunday In Ordinary Time
Stewardship by the BookBoth widows in today's readings gave all they had to the work of the Lord, one using all her remaining food to feed Elijah and the other offering her two copper coins to the temple treasury. Faithful stewards give all that is asked and trust the Lord to be faithful to His promises.
Vocation ViewHonest, dedicated people. Jesus us looking for a few honest, dedicated and humble people who will give the best they have in response in His call to service. Give what you’ve got when you’re called.
Family PerspectiveThe widow in today’s gospel gave only a little, but it counted for a lot. In our homes, there are many LITTLE MOMENTS which can have great significance and glue the family together. Seize the moments.
Promise to protect; pledge to healIn an effort to protect all children and to promote healing, the Diocese of Gaylord encourages victims of child abuse or neglect to report the matter. In fact, many professionals are required by Michigan State law to report suspected abuse or neglect of a child or minor. Individuals should contact their local office of the Department of Human Services. If an allegation involves sexual misconduct of a minor by clergy or any employee of the Diocese of Gaylord, even if it is in the past, individuals may also contact Larry LaCross at 989.705.9010.
Marriage PreparationMarriage preparation classes will be offered at the Diocese of Gaylord on October 20 & November 17. Modules offered are the Theology Series (Module 2 on October 20) and Communication & Conflict Resolution/Chastity within Marriage (Modules 3&5 on November 17). Cost for the day is $100 per couple for Module 2 or $50 per Couple for Modules 3&5. Includes lunch. Modules must be taken on separate dates. Some parishes are offering Marriage Prep within the parish. Check with your pastor before registering. For more information or to register contact Tammy Boylan at 989.732.5147.
Stewardship Reflections“I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they all contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, her whole living. ” (MARK 12:43-44)
Jesus gets right to the point – we are all called to give money to support the mission of the Church, regardless of our circumstance. No gift is too small or insignificant! Giving money to support the mission of our local parish is a matter of our faith, just like praying and participating in parish ministries. When you make a financial offering, is it from your “first fruits” or from what is “left over”?
Class offering by The Center for Catholic StudiesThe Book of Revelation (SC-370)
The Book of Revelation was originally written to console, strengthen and also encourage people under prosecution; yet it also represents a serious and urgent call to conversion. Like many people of the books of Scripture, the Book of Revelation is often used by fundamentalists and read in a narrow and simplistic way.
This course will examine how we as a church hold the tension and maintain the balance as a community that is holy; but still made up of sinful and weak people.
Join us on Saturday, December 1st, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Cooney Conference Center in Gaylord. Cost for the class is $25 if for credit or $15 if audited. Registrations will be accepted until November 26th.
File: The Book of Revelation Flyer
Word of Life“The dying process is a sacred time —a final season to seek closure in this life and prepare for the next in the hope of sharing in Christ’s Resurrection. As you enter into this season with your friend or family member, ask God to accompany both of you.”
USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities
“Caring for Loved Ones at Life’s End,”
For Use November 17-18, (B) 33rd Sunday In Ordinary Time
For use November 24-25, Feast of Christ the King
For Use December 1-2, First Sunday of Advent (C)
For Use December 8-9, Second Sunday of Advent (C)
For Use December 15-16, Third Sunday of Advent (C)
For Use December 22-23, Fourth Sunday of Advent (C)
For Use December 29-30, Feast of the Holy Family (C)