Bulletin Announcement for August 19-20, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

National Catholic Singles Conference
Looking for a great place to meet other single Catholics who share a love for the faith and the Church? The National Conference for Single Catholics (NCSC) is an annual event that takes place in various locations throughout the U.S., and this year it will be in Plymouth, Michigan. On August 25 - 27, we are looking forward to gathering with hundreds of single Catholics (of all ages) from the U.S. and beyond! The NCSC is one of a kind. It has all the best things fit into ONE event - faith, fellowship and fun. The conference includes Mass and adoration, as well as dynamic talks on topics that are relevant for single Catholics in today's world. The presenters for this year includes Steve Pokorny, Pete Burak, Margaret Vasquez, and JP DeGance. There will be social events like mixers, a dance (with live music), cocktail receptions and more! A savings of $50 is available to the first 30 people who register to attend in-person. Just enter the code (NCSC23) at time of payment! If you can’t make it in-person, join us online to get access to the talks and participate in discussions and socials. Visit our website for more information and to register: NationalCatholicSingles.com or call 512-766-5798.

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

catholichumanservices-bloom.kindful.com/bridging-hope-23 to register or donate

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

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.


Vocations View
It’s so easy to shove people out of our lives. But God knows no boundaries or races or colors. Come forward and tell the Good News that we are all God’s people!

Stewardship Reflections
“For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.”  -  Romans 11:29

God has a special mission in mind for each of us.  He has given us the gifts we need to accomplish that mission.  We are called to be good Stewards by using those gifts to do the work that He has planned for each of us.  If we deny our gifts or fail to use them as God calls us to use them, then some part of His work will be left undone.  Each of us has a part in God’s salvation plan.

A Family Perspective by Bud Ozar

The mother in today’s gospel persisted, even when she was ignored and insulted. She would do whatever was necessary to bring relief to her child. Parenting is more than bringing life into the world; it is also about sacrificing daily for your children.

Stewardship by the Book
In today’s second reading, St. Paul tells the Romans, “God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.” To what is God calling me today? What gifts are mine to share?