Today (8/6), we celebrate the Transfiguration of the Lord— the glorious moment on Mount Tabor in Israel where Jesus climbed high upon the mountain, and after prayer with his disciples, Peter, James and John, He was changed in appearance by a brilliant white light.
Radiating purity and brightness, Jesus conversed with the prophets Moses and Elijah, with an affirmation from on high, confirming Christ's identity by the Father.
This event declares Jesus' divinity, His relationship with the prophets and provides earthly confirmation from the Father in Heaven that Jesus himself is the living Word of God. Praise to God's Kingdom!
Bridging Hope: Bishop's Flock Walk for CHS
Join Bishop Walsh as he walks across the Mackinac Bridge to support Catholic Human Services.
If you have questions or are in need of help setting up a walker page contact Susan Kirkman, Digital Marketing/Charitable Giving Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
989-785-3030 ext. 2416
Day of Reflection for Liturgical Ministers
Saturday, November 4, 2023 | 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Diocese of Gaylord Pastoral Center
Join us for a transformative experience that will deepen your connection with Christ and ignite a love for the Eucharist. Registration opens August 1 at www.dioceseofgaylord.org/liturgicalministersday
Seminarian Education Fund
Support our seminarians! In 2012, Archbishop Bernard Hebda initiated the Seminarian Collection to financially assist seminarians with their tuition and expenses. A seminarian’s journey is very demanding, as he must complete six to eight years of study and formation, earning a bachelor’s in philosophy and a master’s in theology. The cost of this education today for each seminarian is upwards of $40,000 per year. Without prayerful and financial support, many seminarians would be unable to pursue their vocation. However, thanks to the generosity of parishioners, the diocese helps cover the cost of our seminarians’ tuition, room and board, and health insurance. This year, our diocese will have five men in formation. Please consider making a gift to support the Seminarian Education Fund. Contributions can be made online at DioceseofGaylord.org/SeminarianFund. Checks should be payable/sent to the Diocese of Gaylord (611 West North Street, Gaylord, MI 49735).
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The Power of Jesus
Join Fr. Peter Wigton for an evening of praise, preaching, and Eucharistic Adoration. Individual prayer with Encounter Charlevoix prayer teams will occur after the event in the church.
Date: August 27, 2023
Time: 4 - 6pm
Where: Cross in the Woods, Indian River (outdoors weather permitting)
Flyer for more information
Michigan Catholic Women’s Conference
Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 9:00am
333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI
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.
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.
Family Perspective by Bud Ozar
At the Transfiguration the disciples saw a different side of Jesus. All of us have 'another side' which we reveal only to those we trust. A family is the sacred place where we can be transfigured to be our truest self.
When we live the fullness of our vocation, reflection the goodness of the Lord in our words and actions we shine brightly, as in God's desire for us.
“And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light.” - Matthew 17:2
Just as the moon reflects the light of the sun, we should reflect Christ’s light to the world. When we receive the Eucharist, the body and blood of Jesus, we are called to be supernatural to reflect His love, mercy and forgiveness to others. When we are grateful for all that God has given us, generosity flows through us because we are made in God’s image.