Bulletin Announcement for July 29-30, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Bridging Hope: Bishop's Flock Walk for CHS
Join Bishop Walsh as he walks across the Mackinac Bridge to support Catholic Human Services.

This family friendly event will allow you to walk the Mackinac Bridge alongside Bishop Walsh and the staff of Catholic Human Services on September 4th, 2023.

If you have questions or are in need of help setting up a walker page contact Susan Kirkman, Digital Marketing/Charitable Giving Manager: skirkman@catholichumanservices.org
989-785-3030 ext. 2416

Day of Reflection for Liturgical Ministers
Saturday, November 11, 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 open August 1 at www.dioceseofgaylord.org/liturgicalministersday

Seminarian Education Fund
Each August as we celebrate the feast of St. John Vianney, patron of parish priests, we take up a special collection in the Diocese of Gaylord to support our seminarians. You will soon be receiving a letter in the mail from Bishop Walsh inviting you to support our seminarians through prayer and a financial gift to the 2023 Seminarian Education Fund. This fund provides critical support for our seminarians’ education expenses as they prepare for the priesthood. Please pray for all those discerning a priestly vocation and consider supporting this special collection. Learn more and make a gift at: DioceseofGaylord.org/SeminarianFund.

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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
Lansing Center
333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI
Visit https://michigancwc.org

Promotional Materials
Registration Form

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
“The law of Your mouth is to me more precious than thousands of gold and silver pieces.” says the Psalmist today. Does the amount of my offering suggest that I could honestly say the same?

Vocation View
Finding our vocation in life is like finding a buried treasure. We will do whatever we have to in order to be able to possess it. Finding the treasure is a gift; possessing it is our vocation.

Stewardship Reflections
“We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.”  -  Romans 8:28

Do you really trust God?  Do you really believe that God will provide all that you need?  Faith is a challenge for everyone at times.  Putting our trust in God, in everything we do, in good times and in bad, means that God’s plan for our lives may be quite different than what we planned.  When one door closes, another one opens.  Trust in God, His plan is always better. 

Family Perspective
The man in today’s gospel “sold all he had” for the treasure he found. Family relationships are “treasures” and demand our total personal investment. Invest yourself in the “treasure” of your family.