This Week's Schedule
March 18, 2017
Mass Schedule

Saturday, March 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 Dennis Lackowski, given by Larry & Darlene Schelke
Sunday, March 18th
8:10 a.m. Rosary at OLLH
8:30 a.m. Mass at OLLH for John Wodwaski, given by Robert Booms
10:15 a.m. Rosary/Confessions at St. Anthony
10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony for the people of the parish
Tuesday, March 20th
6:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH
Wednesday, March 21st
5:45 p.m. Stations of the Cross at St. Anthony
6:30 p.m. Reconciliation Service at St. Anthony
7:00 p.m. Lenten Soup Supper at St. Anthony
Thursday, March 22nd
8:00 a.m. Student Mass at OLLH for the poor souls in purgatory, given by Lu Lemanski, fol-lowed by Eucharistic Adoration until 11:00 p.m.
Friday, March 23rd
7:35 a.m. Rosary for Evangelization
8:00 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Mark Clark, given by Dennis & Susan Clark
7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross at OLLH
Saturday, March 24th
3:30 p.m. Confessions at OLLH
4:10 p.m. Mass procession beginning in the east school hallway
4:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH for Vincent & Leona Roberts, given by Rick & Cathy Roberts
Sunday, March 25th
8:10 a.m. Mass procession beginning in the east school hallway
8:30 a.m. Palm Sunday Mass at OLLH for the people of the parish
10:15 a.m. St Anthony Mass Solemn entrance
10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday Mass at St. Anthony for Clarann Holdwick, given by Bill & Rosemary Roggenbuck
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Pancake & Sausage Break-fast at St. Anthony Hall

Ministry Schedule

March 24/25, 2018
4:30 p.m. Mass
L: Marj Essenmacher
B: Carl Taus
C: Cindy Oparka
C: Bob Winkel
C: Jean Winkel
C: Volunteer?
A: Seth Nowiski
A: Loryn Nowiski
A: Drew Nickrand
U: Dan Bischer
U: Jesse Bischer
U: Dan Essenmacher
U: Bob Sopczynski
G: Brian Lasceski
G: Becky Lasceski
8:30 a.m. Mass
L: Gary Roberts
B: Kathy Kirsch
C: Marcelino Moreno
C: Lori Murawske
C: Bob Booms
C: Gary Polega
A: Luke Siemen
A: Emma Siemen
A: Lexy Roggenbuck
U: Paul Wehner
U: Mark Mausolf
U: Randy Lemanski
U: Loren Mazure
M: Paulette Wehner
M: Paul Wehner M: Eloise Breathour M: Candy Beasley
G: Deb Wruble
G: Pat Murdock
10:30 a.m. Mass
L: Paul Holdwick
B: Ron Booms
C: Pauline Booms
C: Pam Hessling
C: Harry Booms
C: Angie Mausolf A: Brent Volmering A: Olivia Volmering
U: Doug Volmering
U: Paul Learman
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

Fr. George’s Weekly Message:
Suffering, Pain and Sacrifice

Suffering, pain, and sacrifice no doubt are part of our human existential reality. But the question is, how do I view this reality in my life? Surely, people take them differ-ently on a personal level. Still, others explain it away philosophically or theologically. For the atheist and those who have doubt in the existence of God, these realities ques-tion the existence of a good God. If there is God, why suffering, why evil? But, apart from the fact that they are part of our human reality, the Christian must turn to Christ Jesus to have a genuine attitude towards suffering, pain and sacrifice. What does Jesus teach us about suffering, pain, and sacrifice?
Jesus taught us with himself. There is no better way of teaching than how he did. He says, “unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it re-mains just a grain of wheat, but if it dies, it produces much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life” (John 12:24-25; Mat 16:25; Mk 8:35). While predicting his pending ordeals of suffering, crucifixion and death, Jesus accepted it and prepared his disciples for it. Jesus did so because, he knew that this was the only way to gain our salvation; for though he is God … “[Jesus] humbled himself, becoming obe-dient to death, even death on a cross” (Phil 2:6ff). Further he said, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised” (Luke 9:22, 44; 22:7). But, Peter was quick in his characteristic way to rebuke Jesus, “God forbid, Lord! No such thing shall ever happen to you”. Peter was only being human just like any of us in our attitude towards suffering and pain. And Jesus rightly said so, “You are think-ing not as God does, but as human beings do” (Mat 16:23). So, could we begin to ask ‘what is the will of God in this painful condition I find myself: what good does God want to bring out of this? What lesson is God teaching me in this?
Jesus then invited us into the new life, by calling on us to embrace sacrifice as the new way to gain happiness and eternal bliss. He says, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me” (Mat 16:24). The cross is not that of sweet smelling roses. It is a cross reflective of our daily struggles; the difficulties that come with the choices we have made; whether the choice to be a parent, a husband or a wife, the choice to be a priest or any other vocation that a person has chosen, and above all, the choice of being a Christian.
The Lenten season takes us through the significant part of Jesus’ life that culminated in our salvation – His suffering, crucifixion, death and resurrection. The words of the stations of the cross we pray every week speak to that. Above all, it teach-es us in the life of Jesus the true meaning of suffering, and it positions us to have a better attitude towards suffering; and offering those moments in our lives that we feel pain and suffering to God who saves and heals. When we are armed with love and for-giveness, we would sail through moments of pain and suffering with ease and dignity. We wouldn’t take refuge in substances that we falsely believe will take away our pains and sufferings; for the spirit we have is that of power, love and self-control, and not that of cowardice and fear (2 Timothy 1:7). Filled with love and forgiveness, we would be more than ready to make sacrifices that are beneficial to others and are re-warding to us and our souls. It would never be part of who we are to cause pains to others, either indirectly through our life style, or directly by our actions and behavior. In so doing as the saints and martyrs have taught us, pain and suffering is not some-thing to escape from, but to be embraced and in union with Jesus Christ translate into some good.
Lenten Penitential Service
The Lenten communal penitential service with individual confession would be on Wednesday 21st. Please avail yourselves of this opportunity to reconcile with God and your neighbors, since it would be the last confessions before Easter. It would be pre-ceded by Stations of the Cross, then thereafter our Lenten soup together.


Holy Name of Mary Announcements:

RICE BOWL 2018 COLLECTION will be taken up at all Masses next weekend, March 24th and 25th. Thank you.
ATTENTION LADIES of Holy Name Of Mary Parish: if you’re looking for a quiet get away week-end, please join us April 13-14-15 at Capuchin Retreat House in Washington, MI. If you have never been on retreat you are in for a sur-prise. It will be total peace and quiet. Call Marge Lemanski at 989-874-4383.
ADULT CHOIR will be practicing on Monday, March 19th and March 26th at 6:30 p.m.
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS COMMITTEE meeting will be rescheduled at a later date because of the scheduling con-flict with the Parish Council meeting.
PARISH COUNCIL will meet on Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00 pm in the school library.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS/MASS/LENTEN SOUP SUPPER will be held on Wednesday, March 21st beginning at 5:45 pm at St. Anthony. Thank you to the Men’s Club and Teachers for hosting the supper this week.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS will meet on Wednesday, March 21st at 7:00 pm in the OLLH Church basement.
ATTENTION QUILTERS: On Tuesday, March 20th and Wednesday, March 21st we will be hand quilting a quilt for the OLLH School auction. It was pieced by the Happy Quilt-ers. We will have a potluck lunch each day and will be quilt-ing from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. Hope to see you there. All quilters welcome! If you have any questions, call Pat Roggenbuck at 479-6153.
PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST hosted by Holy Name of Mary Parish Men’s Club will be held on Palm Sunday, March 25th from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the St. An-thony Hall. All you can eat World Famous Helena Sausage, pancakes, scalloped potatoes, scrambled eggs, applesauce, and homemade cinnamon rolls. Adults $8, ages 5-12 $4, children under 5 free. All carry-outs $8, call 989-479-6781.
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.
DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA CARD PARTY: Fundrais-er for the OLLH School. Come join in the fellowship on May 6th, 2018. In unity, friendship, and charity, spend the day with neighbors or strangers enjoying games of cards, good food and great company! Card games to begin at 1:00pm. $6.00 to play. 50/50 raffle, and lunch to follow. Proceeds benefit OLLH school tuition and Daughters of Isabella Circle 608. Held at Knights of Columbus Hall: 1038 S. Van Dyke Rd. in Bad Axe.
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. April’s sign up sheets for birthdays and wedding anniversaries are in the binders at the entrances of both churches of the parish

Prayer List

Grey Family Paula Koehn-Duda Earl Braun Francis Schulte Pastor Ron Schultz Michael Downey Jennifer Daughtery Stephanie Trimble Sam Soper Derek Pfaff Dave Mousseau Jennifer Crayton

Prayer List 479-3393