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May 1: From the Pastor's Desk...

My Dear Parishioners,

This weekend we celebrate the Octave of Easter and “Divine Mercy Sunday.” We continue our celebration of the Lord’s resurrection and also acknowledge that we are recipients of the Lord’s love, forgiveness, and mercy. During this Easter Season, I suggest that you read the “ACTS OF THE APOSTLES” – it is good reading in that it recounts for us the life of the early Church and of the apostles and disciples after the resurrection of the Lord.

On a personal note it was delightful for me to get away for a few days to our Norbertine house in Algoma and on Lake Michigan. It always amazes me that simply getting away for only two or three days can seem like you have been away for a week or more. I had some time to pray, reflect, relax, and read books and articles that had been placed aside until I “got around to it.” I do hope that you had the opportunity to enjoy the Easter holiday and relax a bit.

Beginning this Monday evening at 6 pm and every Monday until October, we will again offer the opportunity to pray the rosary. During this month of Mary, why not take some time to quiet yourselves and join in praying the rosary to honor our Blessed Mother.

As I had announced in a previous bulletin, next Saturday you will have the opportunity to purchase and try some of the BOOYAH that we will be serving at our Annual Parish Picnic on June 26th. The booyah cooking station and purchase booths will be next to the church in the driveway of the garage. Next Sunday is Mother’s Day, and so we chose this Saturday to do our booyah so that you could give Mom an extra day off from cooking on her weekend. Remember to bring your container for your booyah. Remember that this year our booyah will be boneless. As I mentioned before, I have tried it and found it to be delicious.

Next Saturday morning, our First Holy Communion children will be making their “retreat” in preparation for their big day of First Holy Communion which will be Saturday, May 14th, at the 4 pm Mass and again on Sunday, May 15th, at the 10 am Mass. As you know, our children began their preparation for First Holy Communion in October. They and their families have been attending weekend parish Masses since then so that they could learn how to worship and pray with us. Kindly hold them in prayer as they approach these two special days. I still remember my First Holy Communion, do you remember yours?

Oremus pro invicem,
Fr. Tom

Related link: 5.1.11 Church Bulletin

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