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Christian Service News 3-5-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

 “…Do not worry about tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself…” (Matt 6:34) Greetings everyone, Are you glad Lent is here? I am. As I mentioned earlier in the year, I made the resolution to be more holy. Well I am not sure that has been working very well ... Read More »

Lenten Practices

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Giving up something for Lent, eating fish on Fridays and fasting from meat, almsgiving and penance throughout the forty days of lent—these are some of the practices for which Catholics are known. But why do we as Catholics do this? Because through these commitments—known as “Lenten practices” or “Lenten ... Read More »

RCIA—Their Journey of Faith “Living Lent”

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“The event of the Cross and Resurrection abides and draws everything toward life.” Catechism of the Catholic Church 1085 Have you ever felt like you were in a desert? A time in life when you felt alone and set a part? A time that was very difficult and made ... Read More »

Christian Service News 2-26-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

 “…Do not worry about tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself…” (Matt 6:34) Greetings everyone, The month of February is such a short month. It disappears before we realize it. I remember thinking that this month I will get caught up on so many things. Now the month is ... Read More »

From Your Pastor, 2-19-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Great News! As of this past weekend, we have reached our goal of $150,000 for our heating and cooling project! This is great news, and I thank all of you who have contributed for your generous support of your parish. It shows the great things all of us at ... Read More »

RCIA - Their Journey of Faith: "Election: Saying Yes to Jesus"

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“From this loving knowledge of Christ springs the desire to proclaim him, to ‘evangelize,’ and to lead others to the ‘yes’ of faith in Jesus Christ.”” CCC 428 On Sunday, March 5, (the first Sunday of Lent) the adults taking part in the process to become Catholic (RCIA) will ... Read More »

Christian Service News 2-19-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“…Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” (Matt 5:44) Greetings everyone, I hope everyone had a great week resting in the arms of Jesus, reflecting on the power of His love and the hope of heaven. In this Sunday’s Gospel we are reminded to love our ... Read More »

RCIA - Their Journey of Faith: "Social Justice"

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“The duty of making oneself a neighbor to others and actively serving them becomes even more urgent when it involves the disadvantaged, in whatever area this may be.” CCC 1932

On February 12, the adults taking part in the process to become Catholic (RCIA) will be learning about the ... Read More »

Christian Service News 2-12-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“…Let us love one another, since love is from God and everyone who loves is a child of God….” (1 John 4:7) Greetings everyone, Happy Valentine’s Day! This week we celebrate that special day when our society gives us “permission” to honor our spouse and friends. Of course as ... Read More »

Welcome Weekend in February 2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

The last couple of months has kept me quite busy following up with parishioners who have decided to register with the parish. Some of our newly registered parishioners are new to the Royal Oak area, some have been coming to St. Mary for years, but have just not registered, ... Read More »