This Week's Schedule
December 10, 2017
Mass Schedule

Saturday, December 9th
3:30 p.m. Confessions at OLLH
4:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH for Marvin Kociba, given by Larry & Bonnie Siemen
Sunday, December 10th
8:30 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Kaylin Roggenbuck, given by Bob & Sherry Swartz; Janowiak baptism
10:15 a.m. Confessions at St. Anthony
10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony for the people of the parish
2:00 p.m. Community Christmas Sing at OLLH
Tuesday, December 12th
6:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH
Wednesday, December 13th
8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony Hall Chapel for Shirley Booms, given by Terry & Bernadette Roggenbuck
Thursday, December 14th
8:00 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Julie Rivera, given by Rene & Candice Tenerife, OLLH students attending, followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 11:00 p.m.
Friday, December 15th
7:40 a.m. Rosary for Evangelization
8:00 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Elizabeth Buckley, given by her daughter
Saturday, December 16th
9:30 a.m. Baptism Class at OLLH
10:00 a.m. Reconciliation Service at OLLH
4:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH for Vincent & Leona Roberts, given by Rick & Cathy Roberts
Sunday, December 17th
8:30 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Dennis Stacer, given by Ron & Marlene Kirsch
10:15 a.m. Confessions at St. Anthony
10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony for the people of the parish

Ministry Schedule

December 16/17, 2017
4:30 p.m. Mass
L: David Mausolf
B: Bob Winkel
C: Jean Winkel
C: Phyllis Kociba
C: Dan Messing
C: Doug Booms
A: Ansley Mausolf
A: Chloe Mausolf
A: Madelyn Ramsey
U: Darrell Connell
U: Paul Ginther
U: Brian Lasceski
U: Dan Lemanski
G: Marge Essenmacher
G: Dan Essenmacher
8:30 a.m. Mass
L: Kathy Kirsch
B: Margaret Clor
C: Rose Marie Geiger
C: Amanda Hallock
C: Kathy Kirsch
C: Lori Mazure
A: Luke Siemen
A: Emma Siemen
A: Lexy Roggenbuck
U: Dan Balcer
U: Ernie Balcer
U: Ron Wruble
U: Bob Wruble
M: Sharon Mausolf
M: Bob Sopczynski M: Carol Sopczynski M: Ron Volmering
G: Pat Murdock
G: Wilma Braun
10:30 a.m. Mass
L: Ellynne Volmering
L: Mike Volmering
B: Paul Holdwick
C: Angie Mausolf
C: Mick Roggenbuck
C: Pat Roggenbuck
C: Carol Fisher A: Kyle Pawlowski A: Kenneth Pawlowski
U: Les Volmering
U: Troy Volmering
G: Harry Roggenbuck
G: Delores Roggenbuck

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

Year of Grace Liturgical Calendar

Ordinarily, liturgical years are referred to as Year of Grace. While the liturgical cal-endar takes us through the life of Jesus Christ, the source of grace, it seeks to call attention to the importance of God’s grace in our lives, and how fundamental it is to remember that we all live and are justified by the grace of God. No doubt, some-times we do forget that our relationship with God is only made possible by the grace of God. As St. Augustine says ‘there goes a sinner but for the grace of God.’ And what is grace by the way?
Simply put, grace is undeserved, or unmerited favor or help. Imagine while driving, and another reckless driver in a bid to overtake your vehicle forced you into a ditch. However, you were able to get out and continued your journey. But a few minutes later, you met this driver in a serious accident, and you are the only one at the scene. What would you do? You may decide to pass by, which may be legitimate and justifiable; or you may decide to stop and offer all the help you could give, in-cluding calling 911. If you decide to stop and help, that is grace at work. Because giving what he did to you, he does not deserve or merit the help you are rendering to him. That is grace.
The CCC states that “Grace is favor, the free and undeserved help that God gives us to respond to his call to become children of God, adop-tive sons, partakers of the divine nature and eternal life” (CCC 1996). Further, “The grace of Christ is the gratuitous gift that God makes to us of his own life, infused by the Holy Spirit into our soul to heal it of sin and to sanctify it” (CCC1999). We must always remember that no matter the state of our spirituality, or holiness, it is all because of the grace of God, and not because we merit it, or because we are stronger than others. As St. Paul says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so no one may boast” (Eph 2:8-9; cf. Rom 3:2; Gal 2:16; 1 Cor 1:28ff)
God’s grace is so powerful that it can justify the sinner, if and only if he freely responds to it; for “God’s free initiative demands man’s free response, for God has created man in his image by conferring on him, along with freedom, the power to know him and love him’ (CCC 2002). As St. Augustine powerfully puts it, “the justification of the wicked is greater work than the creation of heaven and earth [because] heaven and earth will pass away but the salvation and justification of the elect … will not pass away, [for] the justification of sinners surpasses the creation of the angels in justice, in that it bears witness to a greater mercy” (ccc 1994) .
Therefore, the year of grace not only calls us to humility, but also to give us hope of God’s mercy and forgiveness. As you journey through this liturgical calen-dar, meditate on the life of Christ and explore all sources of grace especially the sacraments of Penance, and Holy Eucharist.
Announcement
2017/2018 Pastoral Plan: Projects
Inserted is a list of projects the parish, through her councils have decided to under-take this year. Please we rely on your generosity to accomplish this task before us. As you might have noticed our weekly contributions are going down, hence we need the extra funds to get things done in the parish. I trust in your generosity and eager-ness to continue the work of the gospel. May God bless and reward you abundantly.
OLLH Cemetery
I thank Paul Holdwick and members of the cemetery committee, and those who volunteered their time and expertise in overcoming the elusive drainage fix at the OLLH Cemetery. God bless you.

 

Holy Name of Mary Announcements:

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS SING will be held at OLLH Church on Sunday, December 10th at 2:00 pm.
FINANCE COMMITTEE will meet Tuesday, December 12th after the 6:30 pm Mass (approximately 7:00 pm).
SUBWAY DISCOUNT CARDS are being sold by the OLLH 8th grade class to raise funds for their end of the year trip. Cards are $10 each and have coupons for savings up to $58. Available from any 8th grade student or in the office.
ADULT CHOIR will practice on Monday, December 11th at 6:30 pm at OLLH Church.
ATTENTION BAKERS! While you're busy making Christ-mas cookies, would you set aside a dozen for the Giving Tree? Cookies can be dropped off on Friday, December 15th. Thank you.
RECONCILIATION SERVICE will be held at OLLH Church on Saturday, December 16th at 10:00 a.m.
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR and come join in decorating the OLLH Church for the Christmas Season on Sunday, December 24th immediately after the 8:30 Mass. Your help will be much appreciated and will provide you the opportunity to appreciate the Season.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to lead the Friday morning Ro-sary for Evangelization. Do not have to lead every week. Please call the office to volunteer.
OLLH GIVING TREE: Please return all gifts by December 12th. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Questions - call Geri at 989-712-0705.
ST. ANTHONY GIVING TREE: Just a reminder to please return wrapped gifts, with the original tag, by Sun-day, December 17th. Call Mary at 479-9520 with questions.
BIRTHDAY AND WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES: Our parish birthdays will be celebrated on the second Sunday of each month at both the 8:30 and 10:30 am Masses. Wedding anniversaries will be celebrated on the fourth Sunday of the month. Please try to attend these Masses if you have a birth-day or anniversary for a special blessing. January’s sign up sheets for birthdays and wedding anniversaries are in the binders at the entrances of both churches of the parish.
MINI PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT BINGO will start out at $400 plus that nights sales. Bingo within 51 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.
ADORERS NEEDED! Please call the parish office if you can fill a slot for Thursday adoration.
BINGO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the 2nd and 5th Sunday’s of the month. Please call the office if you are inter-ested in helping out, 479-3393.
PRAYER CHAIN: To have a prayer intention included on our parish Prayer Chain, please call Cheryl at 989-259-0238.
WE ARE ON FACEBOOK! Please like Holy Name of Mary Parish on Facebook. Stay updated on news announce-ments and events. Get an electronic copy of the weekly bul-letin. Please share HNOMP Facebook page with your friends and family. Thank you.

Prayer List

Frank Insana Chadd McCulley Ruth Koehler Michael Kelly Doug Mausolf Derek Pfaff Marla Kriewall Terry Allen Mike Downey Dave Mouseau Jennifer Crayton

Prayer List 479-3393