This Week's Schedule
November 18, 2018
Mass Schedule

Saturday, November 17th
9:30 a.m. Baptism Class at OLLH
3:30 p.m. Confessions at OLLH
4:10 p.m. Rosary at OLLH
4:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH for Vincent & Leona Roberts, given by Richard & Cathy Roberts; Anointing of the Sick after Mass
Sunday, November 18th
8:10 a.m. Rosary at OLLH
8:30 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Melvin Zurek, given by Janice & Douglas Maurer; Anointing of the Sick after Mass
10:15 a.m. Rosary/Confessions at St. Anthony
10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony for Bishop Cistone, given by the Knights of Columbus; Anointing of the Sick after Mass
Tuesday, November 20th
6:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH for Bishop Cistone, given by the Knights of Columbus
Wednesday, November 21st
7:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Vigil Mass at St.
Anthony Hall for Ray Mazure, given by Ken Braun
Thursday, November 22nd
9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving Mass at OLLH for the people of the parish
Friday, November 23rd
No Mass today
Saturday, November 24th
3:30 p.m. Confessions at OLLH
4:10 p.m. Rosary at OLLH
4:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH for Gordon Morri-son, Joseph Latozas, Sue Booms, and Mason Booms; 60th Wedding Anniversary Blessing for Leo & Marian O’Parka
Sunday, November 25th
8:10 a.m. Rosary at OLLH
8:30 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Mary Meyer, given by Mr. & Mrs. Peter Meyer
10:15 a.m. Rosary/Confessions at St. Anthony
10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony for the people of the parish

Ministry Schedule

November 24/25, 2018
4:30 p.m. Mass
L: Mike Delpiere
B: Earl Braun
C: Shirley Braun
C: Cheryl Carson
C: Linda Essenmacher
C: Dan Messing
A: Seth Nowiski
A: Loryn Nowiski
A: Drew Nickrand
U: Dan Essenmacher
U: Allen Kozfkay
U: Ken Weber
U: Dan Lemanski
G: Mony Draher
G: Jeanette Ginther
8:30 a.m. Mass
L: Kathy Kirsch
B: Margaret Clor
C: Earl Cook
C: Rose Marie Geiger
C: Amanda Hallock
C: Lori Mazure
A: Sam Roggenbuck
A: Isaac Roggenbuck
A: Lexy Roggenbuck
U: Paul Wehner
U: Ed Tschirhart
U: Ron Wruble
U: Bob Wruble
G: Regina Wruble
G: Josie Osentoski
M: Sara Booth
M: Bob Sopczynski
M: Carol Sopczynski
M: Francis Schulte
10:30 a.m. Mass
L: Mike Sekerak
B: Nancy Laeder
C: Nancy Hessling
C: Richard Hessling
C: Paul Holdwick
C: Angie Mausolf A: Makara Kramer A: Carson Kramer
U: Les Volmering
U: Troy Volmering
G: Dan Booms
G: Kim Booms

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

Thanksgiving and Immigration

It is a beautiful thing to recognize one’s ordeals in life and confidently in humility express gratitude to God for everything including the gift of life, His providence, and protection. It is especially true when a nation chooses a day to express such grati-tude. For, this is true of the America story as a Nation. Some may want to explain away God as the center of thanksgiving, but history states the facts. However, it is recorded that Thanksgiving holiday all began in 1621 when the newly arrived reli-gious refugees from England (The Pilgrims) invited the Native Americans to join them in a Harvest Meal at Plymouth Plantation in thanksgiving to God for a success-ful harvest, having suffered a bad harvest the previous year that led to the starvation to death of some of them ( http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/thanksgiving-day-whats-the-history-of-the-holiday-and-why-does-the-us-celebrate-pilgrim-fathers/).
Whereas different states observed different days of thanksgiving, it was Abraham Lincoln as President on October 3, 1863, who consolidated these days, and proclaimed November 30th as a National Day of Thanksgiving. The president specifi-cally recognized God’s benevolence as the reason to give thanks. He proclaims in part: “The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly en-joyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they cannot fail to pene-trate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God. … after recounting some more blessings he continued … “No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American peo-ple…” (http://thefederalist.com/2016/11/24/)
Thus, God is at the center of our Thanksgiving and the recipient of our grat-itude. A people who migrated to this land for various reasons, be it religious or eco-nomic, experienced the blessings of God which enabled them to build a nation now prosperous. Amid this prosperity, God tells the nation to be welcoming just as he told the people of Israel of old. He says, “when you harvest of your land, you shall not be so thorough that you reap the field to its very edge, nor shall you glean the stray ears of your grain. These things you shall leave for the poor and the alien” (Lev 23:22). Further, He says, “when an alien resides with you in your land, do not molest him. You shall treat the alien who resides with you no differently than the natives born among you; have the same love for him as for yourself; for you too were once aliens in the land of Egypt (Exodus 22:20; Leviticus 19:34). The best way to show appreciation especially to God, is to be good and charitable to others. Anything short of that amounts to ingratitude. When we have so much to eat because of a successful ‘harvest’, remember that a lot more are starving and dying because they had a poor ‘harvest’ or no harvest at all. Thanksgiving properly done in this manner attracts more blessings and abundance; and it goes on and on. For Je-sus says, “Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap” (Luke 6:38)
Whereas government has the duty to enforce its laws and protect the terri-torial integrity of the nation, it behooves on citizens to individually express welcome, give help, and show love to immigrants; It is a moral duty especially in a country of immigrants and where most citizens can rightfully be called Christians. Immigration defines America and there is no running away from that fact. We will become happi-er and more prosperous if we openly embrace this reality and allow our Christian faith to shine out to all (cf. Matt 5:15-16). St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Patron-ess of immigrants and migrants – Pray for us!
Happy Thanksgiving Holidays!!!

 

Holy Name of Mary Announcements:

ST. ANTHONY GIVING TREE: We will be sponsoring an AFC Home again this year. The Giving Tree will be up with tags available the weekend of November 18th. Gifts will be due the weekend of December 15th. Please try to adhere to the listed items as closely as possible and keep in mind that items must be new. Thanks!
ADULT CHOIR will practice every Monday at 6:30 p.m. until Christmas.
ALTAR SOCIETY MEETING will be held on Tuesday, No-vember 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Anthony Hall. We will discuss a follow up of the Ham and Sausage dinner.
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS COMMITTEE will meet on Tuesday, November 20th at 7:30 pm in the school library.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS will meet on Wednesday, No-vember 21st at 7:00 pm in the OLLH Church basement.
COFFEE, JUICE & DONUTS will be shared Sunday, No-vember 25th in the St. Anthony Hall after 10:30 a.m. Mass. Everyone welcome! Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for hosting this gathering.
MINI PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT BINGO will start out at $505 plus that nights sales. Bingo within 52 numbers and win the jackpot! Early bird games start Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 8:00 p.m. Sponsored by the OLLH Bingo Committee for OLLH School Athletic programs.

Prayer List

Roy Sulkowski Mark Wingblad Carol (Anderson) Wilde Cheryl LaPine Fr. Bill Spencer Jim Mazure Ed Cibulski Jon Wehner Alan Cole Arley Mausolf Gerald Weber Donna Poppeck Theresa Poppeck Mike Downey Jennifer Crayton Julia Teahen Kathy Lido Thelma Schubring Amelia Kozlowski Carol Marsiglio Arthur Marsiglio Derek Pfaf

Prayer List 479-3393