Bulletin Announcements for January 15-16, Second Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)

Upcoming Discernment Weekend

The Diocese of Gaylord has scheduled a discernment weekend for the young men of our diocese at Saint John Vianney (SJV) College Seminary, located in St. Paul, Minnesota, February 17 – 19, 2022. The weekend has been set aside to afford an opportunity for young men who are juniors in high school through college (ages 16 through 24) to take a closer look at seminary life and find out if God is calling them to the priesthood. They will be joining Fr. Alex Kowalkowski and Fr. Mitchel Roman, priests of the Diocese of Gaylord. During this campus visit, guests will be able to hear testimonies from current seminarians, attend spiritual conferences with Saint John Vianney priests, pray with the community and tour the University of St. Thomas (where SJV is located).


There is no cost to attend, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to find out how to register, please contact Caryn Jacobs in the Diocese of Gaylord Vocations office at 989.705.3509 or email vocations@dioceseofgaylord.org.

Stewardship by the Book

In today’s second reading, St. Paul tells the Corinthians (and us) that all of our gifts are from God and that they are given, not for ourselves alone, but for the common good. But the generosity of God knows no limits -- the miracle at Cana reminds us that whenever we faithfully do as God asks, He can change our gifts of water into wine!

Vocation View

There was a wedding between God and me: “to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse.” God is faithful and true. Let us do the same.

Stewardship Reflections

“To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.” (1 Corinthians 12:7)

St. Paul tells us that God has blessed each of us for a reason.  How has God blessed you?  Are you using your gifts according to God’s plan?  How are you helping to build God’s kingdom here on earth?  Remember that if you don’t do the work God planned for you, no one else can do it.  Live the life God has intended for you.  Take time to discern your charisms (gifts from the Holy Spirit).  Experience the supernatural Peace and Joy God desires for each of us.

Family Perspective by Bud Ozar

At Cana we get a good insight into Mary’s parenting style. She did not plead, argue, demand or manipulate. She merely pointed out the situation and trusted her son would make the best decision.

Word of Life

“There is such a wide spectrum of issues involving the protection of human life and the promotion of human dignity. Good people frequently disagree on which problems to address, which policies to adopt and how best to apply them. But for citizens and elected officials alike, the basic principle is simple: We must begin with a commitment never to intentionally kill, or collude in the killing, of any innocent human life, no matter how broken, unformed, disabled or desperate that life may seem. In other words, the choice of certain ways of acting is always and radically incompatible with the love of God and the dignity of the human person created in His image.” 

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops “Living the Gospel of Life,” © 1998 USCCB.