Bulletin Announcements for November 13-14, 33rd Week of Ordinary Time

We’re Hiring!

The Diocese of Gaylord is searching for an accountant to join the Finance team. The accountant will work in conjunction with assigned parishes to ensure proper maintenance of accounting records through the processing of receivables and payables, along with preparing routine and special accounting reports. To apply for this position or to see a full listing of all job opportunities available through out the diocese, visit www.dioceseofgaylord.org/job-opportunities

Stewardship by the Book

The readings today speak of the end of the world and the coming of the Kingdom. The bishops' pastoral on stewardship says clearly that "that 'life to come' is in continuity with this present life through the human goods, the worthy human purposes, which people foster now." May our good stewardship cause us to be numbered among the chosen on the last day!

Vocation View

The most beautiful sight of all: at the moment of one’s death to be immediately present with God. Let the angels sing, the saints applaud, let the heavens rejoice. Another person has fulfilled the vocation to be one with God forever. What can you do to help more people find eternal happiness?

Stewardship Reflections

“And then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in the clouds’ with great power and glory.” (Mark 13:26)

We will all have that day when we are standing before God and our life is played out like a movie.  When this happens and God asks each of us, “What have you done with the gifts that I have given you?”  How will you respond?  The good news – it’s never too late to live and grateful and generous lifestyle.

Family Perspective By Bud Ozar

Today’s gospel teaches us UNCERTAINTY is normal. There are some things in life which “no one knows… only the Father.” Marriage and parenting are full of uncertainty for like the fig tree in the gospel, the people we love grow and change.

Abuse of Minors or Vulnerable Adults by Priests, Deacons or Others
To report allegations of sexual abuse of minors or vulnerable adults within the Diocese of Gaylord by priests, deacons or other employees or volunteers, regardless of when it occurred, individuals should:
Contact local law enforcement and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (855-444-3911). The Michigan Attorney General’s Office has also set up a special phone line for people to share information that may be of help in their ongoing investigation of sexual misconduct by Catholic clergy. That number is 844-324-3374. You may also contact the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Larry LaCross, at 989-705-9010.

In the State of Michigan many professionals, including clergy, teachers, doctors, counselors and named others are mandated reporters. This means such individuals are REQUIRED to make an oral or online report IMMEDIATELY to  the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services if they suspect a child is being neglected or abused in any way. Individuals may call the state report line at the number above, which is answered 24 hours a day, or submit a report online at https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_7119---00.html. The Diocese of Gaylord encourages ANYONE who has reason to suspect a child is being abused or neglected in any way to report the matter to local authorities and the Michigan Attorney General Hotline at 844-324-3374.

Saint of the Week-Blessed Lucy of Narni- Feast Day November 15

Lucia Brocadelli wanted to become a nun, but when she was 15, her family arranged her marriage to a count. After three years the marriage was not consummated, and her husband freed her. As a Dominican tertiary, she joined communities in Rome and Viterbo, where she received the stigmata, which church investigations found genuine. Meanwhile, the Duke of Ferrara, who wanted a mystic for his town, built Lucy a convent in Ferrara. The move was ill-fated. Lucy endured resentment from other nuns, the death of her patron and loss of the stigmata; she was replaced as superior and spent her last 40 years in obscurity. She was beatified in 1710.
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