Bulletin Announcement for April 29-30, Fourth Sunday of Easter (A)

National Catholic Youth Conference
NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference) is a powerfully unique three-day experience of prayer, community, evangelization, catechesis, service, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers (of high school age) and their adult chaperones.

Indianapolis, Indiana
Dates: November 16-19, 2023
Invited: High School Youth, 9th-12th grade
Cost: $612.56/person (includes bus transportation, motel, and admission to NCYC)
Contact: Your parish youth minister or your parish secretary.


Michigan Young Adult Hiking & Rafting Pilgrimage 2023
Join young adults from across Michigan for a weekend pilgrimage adventure. Enter into the peace only Jesus can give while meeting new friends and experiencing the beauty of northern Michigan this summer.

  • Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23, 2023
  • For ages 18-39
  • Camping at Cheboygan State Park on beautiful Lake Huron
  • Rafting on the Sturgeon River
  • 10-mile pilgrimage hike culminating with a Eucharistic procession to the Shrine of the Cross in the Woods
  • Mass, prayer, and the opportunity to meet friends and grow in your faith
  • Registration deadline: July 1. Spaces fill up fast. Reserve your spot today!

Information and Registration at pilgrimage2023.eventbee.com
Sponsored by the (Arch)Dioceses of Detroit, Lansing, Saginaw, and Gaylord. Open to all young adults throughout Michigan and beyond.

Stewardship by the Book
Jesus says AI came that they may have life and have it to the full. Good stewards are grateful for the gift of life and joyfully share their abundance with others.

Vocation View
This is World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The harvest is great but the laborers are few. Pray to the God of the harvest to send more laborers into the fields.

Stewardship Reflections
“And Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ…”    Acts 2:38

The word “repent” means to turn from sin, to change our actions.  Change that is permanent comes from within.  It requires prayer, discipline and perseverance.  Change is also hard.  We have to recognize that we are broken and need help.  The good news - we are not alone in our journey.  Ask Jesus daily for guidance and patiently listen for his response.  

Family Perspective by Bud Ozar
In today’s gospel Jesus tells us, HE IS THE WAY and warns anyone who offers “another way” to happiness is “a thief and a bandit.” Strong words! Don’t listen to the sales pitch of society for happiness. Look to yourself where God is present and “calls you by name and leads you to abundant life.”