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Christian Service News 12-3-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.” (Matt. 15:16) Greetings Everyone, I am sure you have noticed that Advent has arrived. Our U.S. Bishops remind us that “The Advent season is a time of preparation that ... Read More »

From Fr. Paul 11-17-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Last week we completed two major improvements on our church building. First, we had heat! The forced air system installed in the choir loft side chambers and the upper church ceiling is now in use to heat our church. This is a great improvement that was much needed. Most ... Read More »

Deacon Tom P.S. 11-17-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

”For you know neither the day nor the hour” is a lesson that we Catholics have been taught before and since we come to mass we place our salvation at the top of our list of priorities right? But what about the family next door, or down the street ... Read More »

Christian Service News 11-12-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only” (James 1:22) Greetings Everyone, I hope everyone is enjoying our autumn season. It is nice living in Michigan to have all four seasons available to us. Unfortunately not all of us enjoy this time of year because it is the ... Read More »

From Fr. Paul 11-5-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

I know November just began, but I want to share our Christmas Mass schedule in advance to assist you as you make preparations. The primary way we celebrate Christmas as Catholics is not with trees, decorations or gifts, but with worship. After serving here at St. Mary for two ... Read More »

Deacon Tom P.S. 11-5-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

In today’s three readings we see reminders. Reminders that what is more important is the message being received than who is bringing it to us, in other words, is the message true. However, we also have to remember that when WE are the messenger we need to try hard ... Read More »

JOURNIES OF FAITH 11-5-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

On Sunday, November 19, during the 9 a.m. Mass, we will welcome new members in our midst. We will be celebrating the “Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens” for those who are preparing for Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. We will also be celebrating the “Rite of Reception ... Read More »

Christian Service News 11-5-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only” (James 1:22) Greetings Everyone, After a very busy couple weeks leading up to Mercy in Action day, my wife and I went away for a week of vacation to The Great Smokey Mountains National Park in Tennessee. The weather was ... Read More »

From Fr. Paul 10-29-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

All Saints Day Wednesday November 1st is the Solemnity of All Saints. It is a holy day of obligation which means we need to find a way to worship at Mass on this day. Mass will be offered at St. Mary at 7:30am, 10am with the school and at ... Read More »

From the Pastoral Associate... 10-29-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“Who Shepherds the Church?” “If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.” John 13:14-15

This weekend, the participants inquiring ... Read More »