This Week's Schedule
Aug 20, 2017
Mass Schedule

Saturday, August 19th
3:30 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation at OLLH
4:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH for Barb Mazure,
given by Ray Mazure
Sunday, August 20th
8:30 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Anna Maria Aguilera, given by Francisco Aguilera; Earl & Ann Cook 50th Wedding Anniversary blessing
10:15 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. Anthony
10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony for the people of the parish
Tuesday, August 22nd
6:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH for Elsie Palach, given by Grace Koss
Wednesday, August 23rd
8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony Hall Chapel for Stella Kramer, given by Dan & Jean Kramer
Thursday, August 24th
8:00 a.m. Mass at OLLH for prayer box inten-tions, followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 11:00 p.m.
Friday, August 25th
7:40 a.m. Rosary for Evangelization
8:00 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Anthony Francisco Gietzen: Special Intention, given by Francisco Aguilera
Saturday, August 26th
3:30 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation at OLLH
4:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH for Harry & Lillian Grates, given by Harry E. Grates
Sunday, August 27th
8:30 a.m. Mass at OLLH for the people of the parish
10:15 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. Anthony
10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony for Paul & Mary Ann Holdwick: 50th Wedding Anniversary

Ministry Schedule

August 26/27, 2017
4:30 p.m. Mass
L: Gabe Del Rosario
B: Ken Weber
C: Peggy Weber
C: Bob Sopczynski
C: Carl Taus
C: Jonathon Del Rosario
A: Haleigh Guitar
A: Spencer Guitar
A: Miguel Del Rosario
U: Dan Lemanski
U: Brian Lasceski
U: Frank Lorkowski
U: Leo O’Parka
G: Ron Kociba
G: Linda Kociba
8:30 a.m. Mass
L: Pat Murdock
B: Madelyn Stacer
C: Lori Mazure
C: Amanda Hallock
C: Regina Wruble
C: Ron Volmering
A: Sam Roggenbuck
A: Isaac Roggenbuck
A: Amelia Capling
U: Ron Wruble
U: Chris Grekowicz
U: Gary Polega
U: Bob Wruble
M: Carol Sopczynski
M: Bob Sopczynski M: Sara Booth M: Mary Sweeney
G: Kathy Cibulski
G: Sherry Swartz
10:30 a.m. Mass
L: Holdwick Family
L: Holdwick Family
B: Holdwick Family
C: Holdwick Family
C: Holdwick Family
C: Holdwick Family
C: Holdwick Family A: Holdwick Family A: Holdwick Family
U: Troy Volmering
U: Bill Holdwick
G: Dave Kramer
G: Janet Kramer

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

Fr. George’s Weekly Message: Sacrament of Reconcilliation

The sacrament of reconciliation, or confession, or penance is one of the seven sacraments that have solid biblical foundation. The words of Jesus were direct, categorical and unequivocal. After his resurrection Jesus appeared to his disciples and impacted the Holy Spirit unto them and said “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained” (John 20:21-13). And earlier Jesus had told the church in the person of Peter, “I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19). In these words, Jesus puts into concrete form his teaching about forgiveness. That God is a loving and forgiving father is brought to bear in this sacrament and in the confessional. In the sacrament of confession, we are reconciled to God the father, to the church, and to those we particularly sin against.
There have been many attempts to down play the impact of sin in our lives, and consequently the relevance of confession. For some, anyone can confess directly to God without recourse to the sacrament. Be that as it may, they forget that Je-sus could not have instituted a sacrament that would have been redundant. Of course, He is God and Knows quite well the importance of this sacrament hence the express grant of such authority to His Church. Further, most of the sins we commit have various dimensions. Such sin injures our relationship with God, with the church, with society, and with the individual that the sin is directly com-mitted against. Consequently, the Church is well placed to holistically effectuate this reconciliation in the sacramental act of confession. While it is good to directly reconcile with the individual we might have injured or sinned against (See Mat-thew 18:15ff), it is also true that this is not always possible in some of the sins we commit against each other. In some cases, it could cause more harm than good. The church takes all these into consideration, and gives the penitent appro-priate directions to make amends and appropriate penance for restitution.
The sacrament of reconciliation is a special source of grace and healing. The grace that emanates from this sacrament is so unique that it offers us another oppor-tunity on our journey towards perfection. While it exposes our limitations as hu-man beings it strongly affirms the love, mercy and compassion of God towards us. It shows us in concrete terms the word of God “I take no pleasure in the death of wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live” (Ezekiel 33:11). We need not fear to approach the sacrament, for who can condemn whom God acquits (Romans 8:33). For as long as we are conscious of the wrongs we have done others, God, the church, and even ourselves, in our thoughts, words or action we should approach his throne of mercy. Each time you got is an opportunity to become a better child of God. Never allow yourself to fall into the trap of thoughts like “what is the point of going to confession, when you know you would sin again?” No one can claim to know better that God. The very reason why Jesus gave us this sacrament is that he knows we will sin again, and again. Such thoughts lead one to lose the sense of sin and dead to conscience, which is the worst calamity that can befall any soul. We are all called to be in the process of becoming perfect (Matthew 5:48).
Veneration of the Relics of St. Padre Pio
The relics of Padre Pio will be at the Diocese of Saginaw for veneration. The event will take place at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave., Sagi-naw, Mich. On Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. (beginning with a proces-sion) until 8:30 p.m.

 

Holy Name of Mary Announcements:

2017 HELENA HAM & SAUSAGE DINNER will be held on Sunday, October 22nd at St. Anthony Hall. Anyone that will not be able to work for the dinner, or anyone willing to work double shifts/stay longer then their scheduled time slot, please call or text JaNice at (989) 658-2902.
ATTENTION ALL COMMITTEES: Parish Council will meet on Wednesday, August 30th at 7:00 pm in the OLLH Church basement. All committees are asked to have one rep-resentative (chairperson/president/head/member) attend this meeting. Please call the parish office with any questions.
21st ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC BENEFIT & AUCTION hosted by the Knights of Columbus will take place on Satur-day, September 9th at Ubly Heights Golf & Country Club. $60 per person includes gift package, 18 hole scramble, lunch, beverages, chicken dinner, and on-course games & prizes. The purpose of the tournament and auction is to raise money to support those in need in Huron County. For more information call Len Emming (989)553-3301, Paul Ginther (989)479-9123, or John Howison (989)415-3250.
CHRISTIAN SERVICE is looking for volunteers to cro-chet or knit Baptismal Keepsake Afghans, approximately 28”x 28” in size. Any pattern, white only. Afghans will be presented on the day of baptism by our priest. This is an on-going project. For more info, call Mony Draher at 989-479-6019.
MINI PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT BINGO will start out at $453 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.
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 Allen at 989-259-0238.
OLLH SCHOOL is still collecting Box Tops for Education. We are no longer collecting Spartan or Campbell’s labels or empty ink cartridges. Thank you for your support!
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.
BAPTISM CLASS will be held the third Saturday of every month at 9:30 a.m. Anyone wishing to have a baby baptized must attend a class before the baptism. Please call or email the office to register for a class or with any questions.
BULLETIN DEADLINE: Noon on Tuesday to get your announcement in for that weekends bulletin. Bulletin items also may be emailed to jess@holynameofmaryparish.org.
CARING COMPANIONS-Do you have a loved one in need of a helping hand or a visitor? Are you personally in need of someone to bring a warm and welcoming smile to your door, bring you the Eucharist or help out with a chore? Caring Companions is an outreach program to members of the par-ish who would enjoy a parish visitor. Call the office at 479-3393 to have a representative contact you.

Prayer List

Chad McCulley Stephanie Cash Derek Pfaff Wendy Lyons Janice Deaton Francis Schulte Doug Mausolf Judy Swartz Beck Bucholtz Jessica Vigari Jim Roberts Sam Soper Ricky Bredow

Prayer List 479-3393