This Week's Schedule
October 25, 2020
Mass Schedule

Saturday, October 24th
3:30 p.m. Confessions at OLLH
4:10 p.m. Rosary at OLLH
4:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH for Mildred Lemke, given by Paul & Mary Ann Holdwick
Sunday, October 25th
8:10 a.m. Rosary at OLLH
8:30 a.m. Mass at OLLH for the people of the parish
10:15 a.m. Rosary & Confessions
at St. Anthony
10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony for
Orville Braun, given by Earl & Beatrice Booms
Tuesday, October 27th
6:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH for Mary C. Essenmacher, given by Barb LeGault
Wednesday, October 28th
8:00 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Paul
Stacer, given by his family
Thursday, October 29th
8:00 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Ed
Cibulski, given by Mike & Beth Guza,
followed by Eucharistic Adoration
until 11:00 p.m.
Friday, October 30th
No Mass
Saturday, October 31st
3:30 p.m. Confessions at OLLH
4:10 p.m. Rosary at OLLH
4:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH for Alan Cole, given by Gary Malchow
Sunday, November 1st
8:10 a.m. Rosary at OLLH
8:30 a.m. Mass at OLLH for the people of the parish
10:15 a.m. Rosary & Confessions
at St. Anthony 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony for
Arley Mausolf, given by Ben & Vange Wolschleger

 

Ministry Schedule

 

L: Lector
H: Host
C: Chalice
A: Altar server
G: Greeter
M: Money Counter

Parish Organizations & Meetings
Early Bird Bingo Games…Every Sunday 7:00 PM
School Committee Bingo…Every Sunday 8:00 PM
World Apostolate of Fatima...Every Monday 9:30 AM
Legion of Mary……Every Wednesday
9:00 AM
Christian Service.....First Wednesday
6:30 PM
Mass/Benediction....First Saturday 8:30 AM
Liturgy Committee…Second Wednesday 6:30 PM
Youth Gathering……Third Sunday 6:30 PM
K of C Council #11432..Third Wednesday 7:00 PM
Men’s Club…………Fourth Wednesday 8:00 PM
School Committee…....Fourth Thursday 6:00 PM
Parish Council………...Fourth Thursday 7:30 PM

Father George's Weekly Message

WEEKEND MASS -KEEPING OUR FAITH ALIVE!

Please be reminded that as we have returned to our normal weekend Mass of Satur-day 4:30pm, and Sunday 8:30am and 10:30am, parishioners do not have to call in to register to attend Mass. Please, you are free to participate in the Mass of your choice. However, do come early and observe all the temporary regulations in force at this time. Keeping our faith alive!

“Agriculture should be thought of as a vocation, a form of life through which God can be known, and glorified”
No doubt some of you have heard or learned of Catholic Rural Life since it has been in existence since 1923. However, it is the first time I heard of it hence I attended the re-treat organized for priests serving in rural parishes of America. The retreat tagged “Thriving in Rural Ministry” was held at Green Lake, Wisconsin. In attendance were 15 priests from Saginaw, Minnesota, Texas, Kansas; Kentucky; Wisconsin; Iowa, and North Dakota.
Catholic Rural Life (CRL) is a National organization promoted by the Catholic Bishops of America, to which our Bishop Gruss is a board member. CRL focuses on rural ministry and outreach, on creation and the environment; ethical aspect of food (eating as a moral act, since what we eat affects us and others. In parish outreach, it helps in education of lay leadership through Life in Christ. It has a network of priest all over the country. It provides a model of rural ministry and helps empower priests who serve in rural parishes by providing retreats like the one I attended. In doing this, it has established chapters in dioceses and parishes willing to benefit from this formation and collaborate in the propagation of the gospel of Christ.
Going forward, I desire that we form a group that will lead in this ministry. This will require couples who are involved in farming no matter how small their farm-ing business is; that is, whether it is family owned or commercial. Though food is so important for our physical wellbeing, it is often taken for granted, which has led to a form of neglect of our farmers. It is considering this that the Church is renewing the call to focus on our brothers and sisters who labor in the fields for our wellbeing. Agricul-ture is a vocation, “a form of life through which God can be known, served, and glorified.” Having such rich experience with God’s creation, farmers can teach us the goodness and providence of God. For “farmers uniquely cooperate with God’s plan by feeding his children and acting as stewards of his earth and each other.” Therefore, Catholic Rural Life as an organization in the Church pro-motes lay leadership among rural dwellers and the farming communities in our parish-es.
Catholic Rural Life has as its patrons St. Maria and St. Isidore. And through their intercession we hope to establish its presence in our parish. Its presence will help the parish to promote the needs of the farmers such as blessing farmlands, seeds for planting, farming equipment, and celebration of Mass at the fields amongst others. Again, hopefully some of you will be interested in this ministry, and at a point we will invite the national body for a visit. We do hope to collaborate with other parishes in our vicariate (Thumb).
Upcoming Parish Events
• All Souls Mass: Mass for the dead will be celebrated on Monday, November 2, 2020. The Mass will be at OLLH at 12 Noon. Please if you want a departed relative to be remembered at that Mass please put down his or her name at the folder at the entrance of the church or call the office with the name. Please do this within the week.
• Mass for departed parishioners during this year will be celebrated on Tues-day, November 3 at 6:30pm. Mass is limited to representatives of family members.
• First Saturday Devotion: Eucharistic Exposition, Confessions, and Mass re-sumes November 7 at 8:30am.
Cleaning of Sacred Linens: We need a few women/Eucharistic Ministers to volun-teer in assisting to clean sacred linens used at Mass at St. Anthony’s Church. Please, if you think you could assist in this notify Debbie Roggenbuck for proper scheduling. Thanks, and God bless.
Wednesday Mass: Beginning November 4, we will resume our Wednesday Mass at St. Anthony’s Church at 8:30am.
Holy Water: Individuals who need Holy Water to be used at home, office, or in their vehicle can come with a container of water while they come for Mass. I will be available after Mass to bless them.

Holy Name of Mary Announcements:

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY: Thanks for your participa-tion! Thank you for answering your baptismal call to witness for mission on World Mission Sunday! To date, our parish has offered $426.00 to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith for the missionary work of the Church—a real blessing for the Missions! Please continue to pray for missionaries, and for the people to whom they bring the “Good News” of Jesus. If you missed the collection last weekend, donations may still be dropped off at the parish office. May God bless you for your generous missionary spirit!
OLLH AND ZION SCHOOLS are planning a Christmas presentation at North Park on December 3rd & 4th from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. We are looking to borrow: 12 2x4’s, 24 powerful flashlights, 3 farm wagons with something to pull them, and 4 large golf carts. If you can help or know some-one that could, please contact the OLLH School office at 989-479-3393.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to lead the rosary before week-end Masses. Please call the office if you are able to help.
DISTINGUISHED CATHOLIC GENTLEMEN: If you are looking for an opportunity to serve the Lord or to answer the Lord's calling, consider the Knights of Columbus. Please contact John Howison, Grand Knight, at (989)415-3250 or jwhowison@yahoo.com. In these uncertain times, we contin-ue to meet to continue our work.

PRAYER LIST

Carol Marsiglio Modrzynski Family Joe Hasman Stephanie Cash Julie Morrison Rebecca Elandt Ellianna Wolfe Jax Wolfe Derek Pfaff Mary Kramer Mary Navock Doris Pfaff Nancy Krueger Randy Richmond Dean Atkins Jim Swartz Kirby Koehler Randy Will Pam Maurer Randy Lemanski MaryEllen Lorkowski Thelma Duda Felicia Vigari Magdalen Goretski Larry Mausolf Cass Kramer Kathleen Bradley Marilyn Hazel Abigail Rochefort Colleen Stanowski Denise Deitzen John Tenbusch Thelma Schubring

Prayer List 479-3393