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St. Mary Roman Catholic Church at 210 West Main Street, Manchester, MI 48158 US - In the Parish: News and Events

In the Parish: News and Events

 

News in the Parish
Oct. 18-26, 2014


"Amazing Greys” Update
Eighteen very interested individuals met with Father Bosco on Tuesday October 7, to discuss a schedule of events for the year. The group selected Jim Fielder, President, and Joe Fitzgerald, Vice President. An active discussion took place as to possible activities for the current year. The group would like to extend an invitation to any other individuals 55 and faster to attend our next Pot Luck luncheon on Wed Nov. 12, at 11:30 am in Father Fisher Hall. Please plan to attend and bring your ideas.      —Jim Fielder

Praying the Most Holy Rosary
We continue during this October, the “month of the Rosary,” to arrive for weekend Mass one-half hour early to pray together the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This weekend we will offer our Rosary prayers: “For the intentions of all married couples and those who are engaged to be married.” And next weekend, Oct. 25/26, the last weekend of October, the Rosary intentions will be: “For vocations to the Holy Priesthood and the Religious Life, especially here in the Diocese of Lansing.” Please join your parish family for the praying of the Most Holy Rosary.

This is World Mission Sunday
Annually, World Mission Sunday (also known as Propagation of the Faith) is celebrated on the next-to-last Sunday in October. Your ongoing support is vital to the missionaries serving in 1,150 dioceses throughout the world. Your generosity makes it possible for priests, religious, and catechists to reach out to communities, families and children in desperate need, bringing the light of Christ to the darkest of circumstances. Please be generous.

Olive Wood Carvings!
[We welcome to our parish this weekend a family from the Holy Land who offer their olivewood carvings to us to support the struggling families of the Holy Land. Here is their message.]
     “Due to the bad situation and the interruption of the tourist trade, 150 families of the Holy Land are in danger of having to leave their homes in search of work. Our mission is to bring and sell the Olive Wood Carvings to the churches in the United States to help the Christian families remain in their homes and support their families. These Christians who make their livelihood through the selling of their hand carved Olive Wood religious items are depending on us to bring these beautiful carving, such as, Nativity Scenes, Crucifixes, Picture of the Last Supper, and several other religious items to you.
      “Please look over these carving that are available to you at the weekend of October   18th & 19th and help support this self-help project that enables to keep the Christians present in the Holy Land. Your help and understanding in this crucial matter is greatly appreciated. 
      “Thank you and May God bless you always,
                         —Amy Abufarha
      “For more information, please visit our website: www.holylandcarvings.com”

To the Ladies of the Parish:
     The Third Annual Diocese of Lansing Catholic Women’s Conference will be held this coming Sat, Oct. 25 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm at the Best Western Plus in Lansing. It is entitled: “Jesus is Calling: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27). The day includes speakers, Mass celebrated by Bishop Boyea, dramatic presentations, praise and worship music, Adoration chapel, reconciliation, prayer teams, shopping. There is still time to register!
     Visit www.lansingdiocesecwc.com/ to register and for more details.
     P.S. Know someone who’s hard a tough year? Let them know: Jesus is Calling!

…from our Parish Youth Group:
This will be the second year that St. Mary’s Youth Group will put on an All Saints Day Party for the Monday evening religious ed classes [grades 1 through 6]. The party will be during class time on Mon, Nov. 3. In honor of St. Vincent de Paul we are asking the parish for your support and generosity in donating nonperishable food items and paper products for the whole month of October which will be delivered to the St. Vincent de Paul Center in Jackson. We want to thank you in advance for your support and generosity.

Sanctuary Lamps Intentions
     Our parish Mass book fills up quickly. To have a Mass offered for a loved one is a great blessing, and many are anxious to take part in this. But please remember that if the Mass is already “taken” for the date you want, you can request a Sanctuary Lamp.
     You recall the Sanctuary Lamps are the special candles which burn in every Roman Catholic Church to remind us of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, present in the Tabernacle on the Altar. Here at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church we add our prayer intentions to the light of the candle and bring them to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. The prayer intentions for the Sanctuary Lamps are for one week, from Saturday to Saturday. They are published in the bulletin as well as on a card in the main vestibule and also sent to the Prayer Tree to encourage all to pray for this special intention. Cards to send are also available.
     Like a Mass intention, you can contact the parish office to schedule a Sanctuary Lamp prayer intention. The customary donation is $12.

Won’t You Help?
***  Parish Representative is still needed for the Washtenaw Catholic Council on Aging. Call the parish office for info.

Adorers still sought
Permanent adorers are sought for First Friday Exposition and Adoration:
First Friday Morning:
       • 9:00-9:30 am
And in the Middle of the Night (early Saturday morning) from
       • 2:00-3:00 am.
SUBS also needed. Please consider the graces awaiting you. Please call either Pete Nashif at 734-428-1836 or the parish office at 734-428-8811.

Thursday Chaplet Prayer Group: Join us!
Each Thursday at 3:00 pm
(the Hour of Mercy), a small group of parishioners gathers in the church and begin praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, the short and powerful prayer given by St. Faustina by which we may offers our prayers for specific intentions and for “the whole world.” Please join us each Thursday at 3:00 pm in the church as we intercede for our loved ones, our priests and bishops, and the whole world. This will be the best 15 minutes you can spend.

Collection Counters Needed
We are looking for volunteers who might be willing to help count the Sunday and/or Holy Day collections – either as an occasional substitute or as a regular team member. Counting takes place on Monday mornings, and teams usually count once every five weeks. If you think you might be able to serve the parish in this way, please call the parish office at 428-8811.     —Anne

Fr. Bosco’s Homilies Online
Please visit the parish website  to read a copy of Fr. Bosco's homily. Each weekend, the homily will be posted on Saturday morning: http://stmarymanchester.catholicweb.com/

Updating phone numbers
Our parish membership list is in need of updating. Although we have a system for keeping the mailing addresses up-to-date, phone numbers are another matter because many have dropped their land lines in favor of cell phones. If you have done this or changed your phone number for any reason, please contact the parish office to let us know your new number. Who knows. Fr. Bosco may want to give you a call, just to say, "Hi!" Thank you.

The blessings of our parish
If you attend Mass here at St. Mary’s, it is important that you register with the parish. It is part of our Catholic life to be connected to a parish. Just give the parish office a call; registration can be done on the phone. Registering means that your family’s sacramental history is in the care of a priest, and that the parish is able to serve those who are attending. Please don’t neglect this important step. Call the parish office at 428-8811.

“The “Poor Box”
Perhaps you’ve noticed it: the little wooden box on the wall above the holy water font in the main vestibule. “Poor Box” it says on it. Each week, the coins and dollars dropped in this box are collected and put in a special fund. The priest then has available to him discretionary funds to use at any moment to help someone in the parish experiencing an emergency, unexpected crisis, or serious need. This has been a great blessing to a number of people. Thanks to those, young and old, who have dropped coins in the Poor Box. While the amounts are typically humble each week, occasionally there is great generosity. Thanks be to God! Sometimes our eyes become so accustomed to something that they no longer see it. But take a look. The simple wooden box is there. And what you put in it may be an answer to someone else’s prayer!

Mass intentions & Sanctuary Lamps
     Our parish Mass book is filling up quickly. To have a Mass offered for a loved one is a great blessing, and many are anxious to take part in this. But please remember that if the Mass is already “taken” for the date you want, you can request a Sanctuary Lamp.
     You recall the Sanctuary Lamps are the special candles which burn in every Roman Catholic Church to remind us of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, present in the Tabernacle on the Altar. Here at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church we add our prayer intentions to the light of the candle and bring them to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. The prayer intentions for the Sanctuary Lamps are for one week, from Saturday to Saturday. They are published in the bulletin as well as on the card in the main vestibule to encourage all who come to pray to remember and pray for this special intention. Cards to send are also available.
     Like a Mass intention, you can contact the parish office to schedule a Sanctuary Lamp prayer intention. The customary donation is $12.

Can you be a sub for Eucharistic Adoration?
During First Friday Exposition and Adoration, there must be two adorers present at every moment of the 23-hours. Right now all the commitments are made, but there is always a need for substitutes. Can you offer your name as a sub? If so, please call Pete Nashif (428-1836) or the parish office.

If you shop at Meijers.
Please consider getting a “Meijer Guest Card” and designating our parish # 670279 to receive a donation from Meijers worth ½-1% of your monthly purchase totals made by cash, debit card, or Meijer credit card (MasterCard or store-card). This is a simple way to make have Meijers designate funds for St. Mary’s when they are donating to community organizations. To enroll, either get an application from Meijer stores or go online at www.meijer.com/rewards.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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