Bulletin Announcement for May 6-7, 5th Sunday of Easter (A)

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

The one who has faith in me will do the works I do, and far greater than these, Jesus tells his disciples. That’s quite an assignment for us as Christian stewards!

Vocation View

The ministry of “Deacon” is mentioned in today’s Scripture. Perhaps the Lord is calling you to assist with the charitable, educational or liturgical needs of His people today.

Stewardship Reflections

“The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.”   1 PETER 2:7

Every person has been given gifts from the Holy Spirit.  These are called “charisms” and they are used to build God’s kingdom of earth.  While many people are able to recognize their natural talents and abilities, they may be unsure of their charisms.  If you know someone who is struggling for a direction in life, give them a little encouragement.  Help them discern their charisms and how God is calling them to use them.  Remember - no gift is too small or insignificant in God’s salvation plan.

Family Perspective

Jesus tells us in the gospel: “I am in the Father and the Father is in me!” The point is: God is in each one of us, in our relationships and in our homes. The vocation of the Christian family is to live the divine gift which is already in and around us.

Word of Life

“O Blessed Mother, you received the good news of the incarnation of Christ, your Son, with faith and trust. Grant your protection to all pregnant mothers facing difficulties.”

USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, 
“A Prayer for Pregnant Mothers”