This Week's Schedule
December 15, 2019
Mass Schedule

Saturday, December 14th
4:10 p.m. Rosary at OLLH
4:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH for Vincent & Leona Roberts, given by Neil Jarois
3rd Sunday of Advent, December 15th
8:10 a.m. Rosary at OLLH
8:30 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Della A. Wolschleger, given by Ron & Donna Wolschleger
10:15 a.m. Rosary/Confessions at St.
10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony for the
people of the parish
Tuesday, December 17th
6:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH
Wednesday, December 18th
8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony for James
Mausolf, given by Linda, Angie, and Sara Mausolf
Thursday, December 19th
8:00 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Albert Cook, Jr., given by Pat & Sue Sorenson, followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 11:00 p.m.
Friday, December 20th
7:40 a.m. Rosary at OLLH
8:00 a.m. Student Mass at OLLH for Mark Clark, given by Dennis & Sue Clark
Saturday, December 21st
9:30 a.m. Baptism Class
3:30 p.m. Confessions at OLLH
4:10 p.m. Rosary at OLLH
4:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH for David Kramer, given by Bill & Rosemary Roggenbuck; Scoviac baptism
4th Sunday of Advent, December 22nd
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.
10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony for James Mausolf, given by the Jerry Mausolf Family


Ministry Schedule

December 21/22, 2019
4:30 p.m. Mass
L: Carl Taus
B: Dan Messing
C: Earl Braun
C: Shirley Braun
C: Robert Sopczynski
C: Carl Taus
A: Malena Winkel
A: Haleigh Guitar
A: Spencer Guitar
U: Brian Lasceski
U: Dan Lemanski
U: Allen Kozfkay
U: Leo O’Parka
G: Ron Kociba
G: Linda Kociba
8:30 a.m. Mass
L: Gary Roberts
B: Robert Booms
C: Kathy Kirsch
C: Earl Cook
C: Deb Wruble
C: Amanda Hallock
A: Fischer LeGault
A: Ava LeGault
A: Isaac Roggenbuck
U: Dan Balcer
U: Ernie Balcer
U: Bob Booms
U: Jim Geiger
G: Regina Wruble
G: Josie Osentoski
M: Sharon Mausolf
M: Ron Volmering
M: Ron Wolschleger
M: Donna Wolschleger
10:30 a.m. Mass
L: Doug Roggenbuck
B: Ron Booms
C: Pauline Booms
C: Nancy Hessling
C: Richard Hessling
C: Judy Stacer
A: Makara Kramer A: Carson Kramer
U: Dale Booms
U: Doug Booms
G: Doug Volmering
G: Sarah Volmering

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

From a sermon by Saint Augustine
John is the voice, and Christ is the Word

John is the voice, but the Lord is the Word who was in the beginning. John is the voice that lasts for a time; from the beginning Christ is the Word who lives forever.
Take away the word, the meaning, and what is the voice? Where there is no understand-ing, there is only a meaningless sound. The voice without the word strikes the ear but does not build up the heart.
However, let us observe what happens when we first seek to build up our hearts. When I think about what I am going to say, the word or message is already in my heart. When I want to speak to you, I look for a way to share with your heart what is already in mine.
In my search for a way to let this message reach you, so that the word already in my heart may find place also in yours, I use my voice to speak to you. The sound of my voice brings the meaning of the word to you and then passes away. The word which the sound has brought to you is now in your heart, and yet it is still also in mine.
When the word has been conveyed to you, does not the sound seem to say: The word ought to grow, and I should diminish? The sound of the voice has made itself heard in the service of the word, and has gone away, as though it were saying: My joy is com-plete. Let us hold on to the word; we must not lose the word conceived inwardly in our hearts.
Do you need proof that the voice passes away but the divine Word remains? Where is John’s baptism today? It served its purpose, and it went away. Now it is Christ’s baptism that we celebrate. It is in Christ that we all believe; we hope for salvation in him. This is the message the voice cried out.
Because it is hard to distinguish word from voice, even John himself was thought to be the Christ. The voice was thought to be the word. But the voice acknowledged what it was, anxious not to give offence to the word. I am not the Christ, he said, nor Elijah, nor the prophet. And the question came: Who are you, then? He replied: I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way for the Lord. The voice of one crying in the wil-derness is the voice of one breaking the silence. Prepare the way for the Lord, he says, as though he were saying: “I speak out in order to lead him into your hearts, but he does not choose to come where I lead him unless you prepare the way for him.”
What does prepare the way mean, if not “pray well”? What does prepare the way mean, if not “be humble in your thoughts”? We should take our lesson from John the Baptist. He is thought to be the Christ; he declares he is not what they think. He does not take advantage of their mistake to further his own glory.
If he had said, “I am the Christ,” you can imagine how readily he would have been be-lieved, since they believed he was the Christ even before he spoke. But he did not say it; he acknowledged what he was. He pointed out clearly who he was; he humbled himself.
He saw where his salvation lay. He understood that he was a lamp, and his fear was that it might be blown out by the wind of pride. [From the Office of Reading for 3rd Sunday of Advent].
Joint Pastoral and Finance Councils Meeting: We would have a joint pastoral meet-ing on Tuesday January 14, 2020. Invited to attend are all members of the finance and pastoral councils, all heads or representatives of various committees and groups. The meeting will begin with Mass by 6:30pm. Please save the date.
Collection for Diocesan Seminarians: From the collections we took over the summer for our seminarians, Matthew Gembrowski and Kevin Wojciechowski send appreciation to parishioners for your generosity. A total sum of $936.71 was collected. Thank you for your support to our seminarians.
• December 24th Christmas vigil Mass: the first Mass of Christmas will be on Tuesday, December 24th at 4:30pm; and the Second Mass will be at 9:00pm all at Our Lady of Lake Huron Church.
• December 25th Christmas Day Mass will be at St. Anthony’s Church at 9:00am.
• New Year Masses: December 31st eve Mass will be at 7:00pm at Our Lady of Lake Hu-ron Church.
• New Year Day Mass - Solemnity of Mary Mother of God will be at St. Anthony’s Church at 10:00am.

Holy Name of Mary Announcements:

ADULT CHOIR will be practicing every Monday at 6:30 p.m. until Christmas.
FINANCE COMMITTEE will meet on Tuesday, December 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the school library.
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS COMMITTEE will meet on Tuesday, December 17th at 7:30 p.m. in the church basement.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS will meet on Wednesday, De-cember 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the OLLH Church basement.
OLLH SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM will be held on Thursday, December 19th, with two performances, at 12:30 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. at the HB Community House.
YOU ARE INVITED to come help decorate OLLH Church for Christmas on Monday, December 23rd, beginning at 9:30am. Together we can make the Church beautiful for the Christmas Season. Your joyful spirit and willing hands would be most appreciated.
MINI PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT BINGO will start out at $651.00. 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.
ST. ANTHONY COOKBOOKS (2010 Reprint) are still available in limited quantities. Packed with over 700 tasty and tried recipes they make a wonderful shower gift, gradua-tion gift, or gift to give to your children and grandchild that will be treasured. They cost $10.00 and all profits go to Holy Name of Mary Altar Society. Cookbooks are available at: Dor-othy's Flowers, Sandmann’s, the parish office, and Buds and Blossoms in Ubly. Contact Nancy at 989-479-6013.

Prayer List

Pam Maurer Mark Wehner Randy Lemanski MaryEllen Lorkowski Virginia Gentner Marge Siemen Brandon Wolschleger Family Grace Koss Thelma Duda Glenn Deer Felicia Vigari Magdalen Goretski Larry Mausolf Julia Teahen Cass Kramer Jim Kucharczyk Kathleen Bradley Marilyn Hazel Abigail Rochefort Stan Roggenbuck DJ Will Michelle Will Colleen Stanowski Denise Learman-Deitzen John Tenbusch Addison Stomack Thelma Schubring Derek Pfaff Mary Stover Doug Davis Bob Wilson

Prayer List 479-3393