Bulletin Announcement for May 27-28, Pentecost Sunday (A)

Certification for Extraordinary Ministry of Holy Communion
The Diocese of Gaylord is excited to once again offer certification classes for those beginning their ministry as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. If you are in need of this certification, please go to www.dioceseofgaylord.org/EMHC2023 to register for the class most convenient for you. 

Certifications near you:
May 30 – 7 PM at St. Ann, Cadillac
June 8 – 9:30 AM & 1PM at St. Francis, Traverse City
June 9 – 6 PM at St. Mary Cathedral, Gaylord
June 12 – 2 PM & 6 PM at St. Anne, Alpena
June 12 – 6 PM at St. Augustine, Boyne Fall
June 13 – 2 PM at St. James, Houghton Lake

June 14 – 6:30 PM at Cross in the Woods Longhouse Chapel, Indian River
June 15 – 6 PM at St. Francis, Traverse City
June 19 – 6 PM at Holy Childhood of Jesus Parish Office, Harbor Springs
June 20 – 1 PM at St. Ann, Frankfort
June 22 – 6 PM at St. Joseph, West Branch
June 26 – 1 PM & 6 PM at Holy Family, East Tawas
June 28 – 6 PM at St. Ignatius of Loyola, Rogers City

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

In the second reading today, St. Paul reminds the Corinthians, There are different gifts, but the same Spirit; there are different ministries but the same Lord. How am I using my gifts for the common good?

Vocation View

“There are different gifts, but the same Spirit.” Each of us has been graced with certain gifts of the Spirit. They are active, if we utilize them for the building up of the Church. Name the way that God has gifted you to serve.

Stewardship Reflections

“To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”    1 CORINTHIANS 12:7

To receive the gift of the Holy Spirit you must open your heart and invite Him in!  Ask the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts, words and actions every day!  Be grateful for all the gifts God has given you!  Regardless of our individual circumstances, God has given all of us many blessings.  What we do with those gifts is our gift back to God!  By generously sharing everything we have and everything we are, we become more “God-centered” and less “self-centered” and our lives truly reflect God’s light, love and mercy.

Family Perspective

Like the disciples in today’s gospel, there are times we shut the doors of our hearts to people or events. It’s how we create emotional distance. Permanent distancing is lethal and prevents the PEACE Jesus offers you today.

Word of Life

“God creates us in his image and likeness, which means we are made to be in loving relationship with him. The essence of our identity and worth, the source of our dignity, is that we are loved by God.”USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities “How to Build a Culture of Life”

“God creates us in his image and likeness, which means we are made to be in loving relationship with him. The essence of our identity and worth, the source of our dignity, is that we are loved by God.”

USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities 
“How to Build a Culture of Life”