This Week's Schedule
November 12, 2017
Mass Schedule

Saturday, November 11th
3:30 p.m. Confessions at OLLH
4:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH for the living &
deceased members of the Edward Gehring Family, given by Terry & Connie Kramer
Sunday, November 12th
8:30 a.m. Mass at OLLH for the people
of the parish
10:15 a.m. Confessions at St. Anthony
10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony for Stella
Kramer, given by Ron Booms
Tuesday, November 14th
6:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH
Wednesday, November 15th
8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony Hall Chapel for Stella Kramer, given by Madelyn Stacer
Thursday, November 16th
8:00 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Marvin Kociba, given by Dick & Barb Gorney, OLLH
Students attending, followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 11:00 p.m.
Friday, November 17th
7:40 a.m. Rosary for Evangelization
8:00 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Melvin & Delores Kranz, given by their family
Saturday, November 18th
9:30 a.m. Baptism Class
3:30 p.m. Confessions at OLLH
4:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH for Marvin Kociba, given by Ray Mazure; followed by Anointing of the Sick after Mass
Sunday, November 19th
8:30 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Kaylin Roggenbuck, given by Matt & Debb Knarian and family; followed by Anointing of the Sick after Mass
10:15 a.m. Confessions at St. Anthony
10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony for the people of the parish; followed by Anointing of the Sick after Mass

Ministry Schedule

Nov. 18/19, 2017
4:30 p.m. Mass
L: Clark Ramsey
B: Earl Braun
C: Shirley Braun
C: Linda Essenmacher
C: Gerry Schroeder
C: Cindy Oparka
A: Seth Nowiski
A: Loryn Nowiski
A: Drew Nickrand
U: Dan Essenmacher
U: Allen Kozfkay
U: Jim Stacer
U: Bill White
G: Lillian Kelly
G: Marj Essenmacher
8:30 a.m. Mass
L: Melissa Stahl
B: Margaret Clor
C: Rose Marie Geiger
C: Amanda Hallock
C: Kathy Kirsch
C: Lori Mazure
A: Sam Roggenbuck
A: Isaac Roggenbuck
A: Amelia Capling
U: Dan Roggenbuck
U: Wade Mazure
U: Paul Wehner
U: Mark Mausolf
M: Sharon Mausolf
M: Bob Sopczynski M: Carol Sopczynski M: Ron Volmering
G: Josie Osentoski
G: Deb Wruble
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: Brent Volmering A: Olivia Volmering
U: Ray Pulcer
U: Ryan 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

Fr. George’s Weekly Message: Our Brothers and Sisters Who have gone before us in faith (Heb 12:1)

The church as you know is made up of three parts. The church struggling (or Church militant – those of us here on earth), Church Triumphant (our brothers and sister in heaven), and the church suffering (our brothers and sisters who are in purgatory). The Church, the mystical body of Christ with Christ Jesus as her head, is always viewed in these three parts. The church carries out her mission on earth with the ultimate goal to be united with God in his kingdom. In her worship of God, the church militant relies on the Church’s children who are with God to intercede for us her on earth, and she also implores the mercy of God for our brothers and sisters in purgatory.
Formally, and in a unique way, November is the month the Church celebrates, prays for and asks for prayers from these two parts of the church. Some of our other Christian brothers and sisters often ask why we call on the saints to pray for us; and why we do pray for the dead, since “it is appointed for man to die once and then judgment” (Heb 9:27). These questions clearly demonstrate a lack of understanding of the true nature of the Church and her continuity in keeping with the resurrection, and recognizing Christ as its head, who did not come to “condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him” (John 3:17)
In many cultures of Africa, the dead, ancestors are closely knitted to the living. In some of those cultures including mine, some persons bury their dead rela-tives inside their houses, while others do so on the grounds of their dwelling homes. The affinity between the dead and the living is graphically demonstrated in this custom. References are made to dead relatives in all family gatherings, and conscious effort is made for them to be part of whatever occasion. This cus-tom has a close relation to our catholic faith, where at every eucharistic celebra-tion, the Mass is offered for both the living and the dead, and the prayers of the saints in heaven are implored. The CCC says of the saints “their intercession is their most exalted service to God’s plan. We can and should ask them to inter-cede for us and for the whole world” (CCC 2683).
Lumen Gentium further speaks to the unity we share with the saints and their intercessory role. It says “Being more closely united to Christ, those who dwell in heaven fix the whole Church more firmly in holiness … [T]hey do not cease to intercede with the Father for us, as they proffer the merits which they acquired on earth through the one mediator between God and men, Christ Jesus ... So by their fraternal concern is our weakness greatly helped” (CCC 956; LG 49, cf. 1 Tim 2:5).
We are privileged to have a throng of saints praying for us. We ask assistance of each other from time to time despite our sinfulness. Why won’t we seize of this privilege to prayerfully call on our brothers and sisters in heaven to intercede for us to live out our Christian faith? While at the same time ask God for his mercies upon our departed brothers and sisters in purgatory. Remember, it is a great act of charity to pray for the dead, because they are powerless like the most vulnera-ble in our society.
Reminder: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) who take the Eucharist to the sick - nursing home, at the hospital, or the homebound - are to take communion from the church straight to the intended communicant. You are NEVER to reserve the Body of Christ in your homes or on your persons for later distribution. Please this is very important and avoid any form of abuse.


Holy Name of Mary Announcements:

GIVING TREE: Holy Name of Mary Parish is working to make sure everyone in the Harbor Beach, Ruth and Port Hope Area communities has a Christmas under the tree. An-yone who needs a little help with their Christmas or knows of a family in need can pick up a form to fill out at Commu-nity Connections, 729 Trescott St., Harbor Beach, during normal business hours, or by calling 989-712-0705. Forms must be returned no later than Tuesday, November 21st.
ST. ANTHONY GIVING TREE: St. Anthony’s will be sponsoring the Osantoski AFC again this year with our Giv-ing Tree donations. The tree with gift tags will be available on Sunday, November 26th, with gifts due Sunday, Decem-ber 17th. Thanks.
NEEDED: Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Altar Servers, Money Counters, Greeters, and Ushers for at both OLLH and St. Anthony! We are especially short of greeters at St. Anthony. If you are willing to volunteer, please call the office at 479-3393.
OLLH HOLIDAY SHOPPING BAZAAR will be held Monday, November 13th from 5-8pm at OLLH School. En-try at South and West doors. $2 entry fee includes 1 raffle ticket for door prizes. Earn 1 additional raffle ticket for every $10 spent! Many different vendors will be there to do your holiday shopping, plus a bake sale, and OLLH Clothing sale. For more information, call the school office at 479-3393.
ADULT CHOIR will practice Monday, November 13th at 7:00 pm at OLLH Church.
ALTAR SOCIETY will meet on Monday, November 13th at 7:00 pm at St. Anthony Hall.
HOLY NAME OF MARY BOOK CLUB begins a new book study, Tuesday, November 14th at 7:15 in the OLLH Library. There is one book available if someone is interested. The theme is Advent. Please contact Margaret (479-6518) if you would like to join us or if you would like the book for reading at home.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS will meet Tuesday, Novem-ber 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the OLLH Church basement.
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. December’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 $726 plus that nights sales. Bingo within 57 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.
FORMED: Please check out the free sub-scription that our parish has for one year. Hundreds of Cath-olic video programs, movies, audios, and e-books for all ag-es. Enter the parish code FPAENT (in all caps) upon clicking on the “Register” link and follow the prompts from there. For assistance, or with questions on the registration process and/or account setup, contact Tracy at 989-479-3393.

Prayer List

Pauline Booms Doug Mausolf Derek Pfaff Marla Kriewall Terry Allen Mike Downey Dave Mouseau Jennifer Crayton Jim Howison Ken & Jan Deaton Clarann Holdwick Allen Messing Sharlyn Weber

Prayer List 479-3393