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

2023 Gaylord Diocesan Council of Women Convention - "Rekindle the Gift of Faith"
When: Thursday, May 11, 2023
Where: Diocese of Gaylord, Cooney Conference Center, 611 W. North Street, Gaylord, MI
Offering: $30/person (lunch included)
Our Speaker: Kathleen Penno – Candidate for NCCW President Elect, Archdiocese of Detroit
Registration: 8:30am – 9:30am
Program: 9:30am – 3:00pm with Mass at 11:00am

To register: print off the below form, fill it out and mail it to the designated address listed on the form.
Mail registration form and $30 check payable to Gaylord DCCW to: Jo Ann Bryant, 6612 Loud Drive, Oscoda, MI 48730


Quo Vadis Young Men’s Summer Camp
Quo Vadis camp is an opportunity to experience fraternity with other young men who desire to live a life of deep meaning. Spend three days up north at Higgin’s Lake with, relaxation, and prayer, learning more about God’s desires for your life.

Young Men Grades 8-11
July 23-25, 2023 at Higgin’s Lake
Cost $50

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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.

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)
$627.56 (ticket prices increase April 1-June 30)
Contact: Your parish youth minister or your parish secretary.


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.”