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We are the Church of the
May 17, 2015
Holy Family
A S C E N S I O N
11804 S. Saginaw Street
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
810-694-4891
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Facebook.com/HolyFamilyGrandBlanc
Mission Statement
We are a caring catholic community who
are called together by Christ’s love.
We are committed to drawing all people
to God with the help of the Holy Spirit.
We will spread the good news of Jesus
Christ to our community and to the world
and ultimately share eternal happiness.
Active & Participating
Parishioner
Is a registered member of Holy Family
Parish who participates weekly in
Sunday Mass and contributes time,
talent and treasures through
stewardship.
Parish Stewardship Program
We acknowledge that all we are and all we
have comes from God and we give back to
God a planned portion of all we have
received as part of Sunday Eucharist,
where our personal sacrifice is joined to
Christ’s Sacrifice.
O F
T H E
L O R D
P a r i s h
D i r e c t o r y
Parish Office .................................... 694-4891
Religious Education .................... 694-9072
Hours………………………...………...M-T 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
W-Th-F 8 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 5p.m.
Fax .………………………………………………. 694-1583
Religious Education Classes (Pre-school - Adult)
Children’s Liturgy of the Word… during Sun. 10 am Mass
Grades K-6 Mon. 5 - 6:15 pm or Sun 11:30 am -12:45 pm
Grades 7-8…..Tues. 6:30 - 8:30 pm in St. Joseph Center
Grades 9-12…..Confirmation prep (once per month, Sundays)
Special Education ........................... Contact the RE office
Director, Janet Gravel ......................................... ext. 151
Secretary, Janine Schichtel ............................... ext. 101
RCIA/Baptism Director, Maddie White.………….ext. 154
Email: [email protected]
Website: hfgb.org
Parish Administrator, Fr. Jonathan Perrotta
Parochial Vicar, Fr. Gary Koenigsknecht
Music Director, Dr. B. Simon Lee
Liturgy Coordinator, Joanie Donovan
Evangelization/Discipleship, Larry Blondin
Stewardship/Discipleship, Lorri O’Dea
Business Manager, Mark Stockoski
Bookkeeper, Sue Satkowiak
Parish Secretary, Theresa Dyer
Bulletin Editor, Linda Doyle
Plant Services Supervisor, Brian Aulph
Mass Schedule
Weekend: Saturday (Vigil) 5:00 p.m.;
Sunday 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m. & 7 p.m. (Memorial Day
- Labor Day) / 5 p.m. (Sept. 7 - May 17, 2015)
Children’s Liturgy of the Word - during 10 a.m. Mass
For children 4 years old - 2nd grade
Weekday:
Mon. 6:30 a.m.
Tue. 8:15 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Wed. 6:30 a.m. & 5 p.m.
Thu. 6:30 a.m. & 8:15 a.m.
Fri. 6:30 a.m.
Sat. 8 a.m.
Holy Day: As announced in bulletin.
Sacraments
Reconciliation: Tuesday 6 p.m. - 6:40 p.m., Saturday
11 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. and
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., and by appt. with a Parish Priest.
Baptism: Please make arrangements in advance.
Marriage: Please make arrangements with Parish Priest at
least nine months in advance.
Prayers & Devotions
Rosary: after daily Masses
Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesday…9 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Ministry to the Ill & Bereaved
Linda Waggoner, Linda Blondin ........................ 694-4891
Social Outreach Ministry ......... 771-7279
Hours ................................................ M-F 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Deacon Jack Daunt (retired) / Brian Holyfield
Holy Family School ..................... 694-9072
School Day .......................................... 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Principal, Michael McGonigle
Assistant Principal, Theresa Purcell
Administrative Assistant, Lisa Harvey
Secretary, Orysia Novajovsky
School Receptionist, Shelley Corcoran
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Youth Ministry ............................... 694-9072
Coordinator of H.S. Youth Ministry, Jennifer Giddings,
ext. 153, meets Wednesday (during the school year), 7 9 pm in the St. Joseph Center.
Coordinator of M.S. Youth Ministry, Jan Gravel
Meets once a month - Friday, 6:30-9:00 pm
Event/Facility Coordinator..... 694-9013
Carrie Pilarski
Meeting and Event Facilities: Father Bush Parish Center,
St. Joseph Center, and all other venues
Pastoral Council
Chairperson, Doug Benchley
Vice Chairperson, Joe Bonifazi
At-Large Members: Norm Fox, Cathy Lane, Tiffany
Minder
Commissions:
Christian Service Commission
Facilitator, Michelle Furman
Education Commission
Facilitator, Kourtney Lobsinger
Evangelization Commission
Facilitator, Liz Manzo
Finance Commission
Facilitator, Andy Ortiz
Stewardship Commission
Facilitator, Jayson Richert
Parish Life Commission
Facilitator, Mark Dell’Eva
Worship Commission
Facilitator, Tom Hasselbach
Youth Commission
Facilitator, Kristin Koglin
Communications Commission
Facilitator, Melissa Jablonski
To contact any Facilitators, please call parish office
Bulletin Deadline: The deadline for each Sunday
is the previous Monday by noon. Watch the bulletin for
holiday early deadlines. Submit to:
[email protected]
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Parish
Notes
A Word from Fr. Gary
At the end of April I was blessed with the opportunity to
attend a week-long conference on a beautiful teaching in
the Church called Theology of the Body. As a parish we
are trying to bring Theology of the Body into our school,
religious education, and parish, and it was very helpful for
me to learn more! So I want to share with you some of
what I learned from an amazing week of prayer and study
(there were 30 hours of class time!). To begin, the name
“Theology of the Body,” which sounds imposing, simply
refers to an understanding of the purpose that God gives
to the human body. The power of the Theology of the
Body is that it unpacks the great beauty and goodness of
our bodies. Our bodies, as male or female, are not arbitrary. Rather, our very bodies teach us something about
God Himself and how we in turn are meant to live. A
catchphrase that the presenter kept using during the
week was that we are “Made by love, for love, to bring
love into the world.” We are made by love, which reminds us that God freely created us out of pure love and
generosity. God did not create us to get something from
us, but that he might love us! We are made for love,
which means that when we look at our bodies, we can
see that we are meant for someone else. We are literally
designed by God to give and receive love, as an image of
how God Himself loves within the Trinity. Lastly, we are
made to bring love into the world. In the gift of marriage,
for example, the love of spouses can actually take on
flesh and become another person! Jesus sums up our
mission in the Gospel of John, “This I command you: love
one another” (John 15:17). Whether in physical or spiritual ways, Jesus calls all of us to bring love into the world.
He has stamped that very design into our bodies.
This is just a small taste of a much larger topic that I was
privileged to learn more about. I can only say so much in
a short bulletin article, but I look forward to sharing more
about the great goodness and meaning that God gives to
our bodies. God bless you all.
Healing and Prayer Service
Anyone in need of any healing physical or spiritual is invited to an evening of praise
and worship music, Eucharistic
Adoration, healing ministry,
reconciliation and “more” led
by Fr. Steve Anderson
and Fr. Benjamin Hawley, SJ, on
Wednesday, May 20th,
at 6:30 p.m. in the church
Class of 2015 Graduation Liturgy
Attention graduating Seniors (high school or college): You
and your family are cordially invited to attend a Graduation Liturgy honoring the Class of 2015 on Sunday,
May 31st, at 10:00 a.m. Breakfast will immediately follow
in the Fr. Bush Parish Center in the Large Hall. It is expected all graduates will wear their gowns and mortarboards to our special Mass.
Please R.S.V.P. by May 22nd with the number of family
members attending to 694-9072, ext. 101.
Mass on Memorial Day, May 25th
10:00 a.m. - Evergreen Cemetery,
Hill Rd. at Center Rd.
Enter cemetery from Hill Road. Proceed north to the first
road past the Chapel. Turn right and go to first road.
Signs will direct you to this location. Please bring your
own chairs as none will be provided. If it is raining at
9:45 a.m., Mass will instead be held at
Holy Family Church.
Incense
Come Meet Deacon
Peter Lawrence
Join us for coffee and donuts after the
8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and noon Masses
on Sunday, May 24th, and Sunday,
May 31st, for a chance to chat with
Deacon Peter Lawrence. Deacon Peter
will be with us at Holy Family for a year
until he is ordained a priest next June.
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Pentecost will be celebrated next weekend,
May 23rd and 24th. Incense will be used at all
Masses with the exception of 8:00 a.m. Mass.
If the incense bothers you, you might wish to
sit toward the back of the church or attend the
Sunday, May 24th, 8:00 a.m. celebration.
6:30 A.M. Friday Masses
Please note that there will be NO Masses at 6:30 A.M. on
Friday, May 22nd and May 29th.
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Stewardship
Christ is calling us to be good stewards of all that we have and all that we are.
Genesee County
United Catholic Appeal 2015
May 16 - 31
The Genesee County United Catholic Appeal is an annual petition within the Catholic community dedicated to
gathering support for agencies that serve Genesee
County’s most vulnerable citizens.
Week #10
Holy Family Goal: $185,132
Current Total: $160,840.50 (87%)
Envelopes are still in the pews and at the entrances/exits.
You can also use online giving.
JOIN US TODAY
IN THIS IMPORTANT APPEAL!
Organizations benefitting from this appeal are:
CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF GENESEE COUNTY
including:
NORTH END SOUP KITCHEN & OUTREACH PROGRAMS
COMMUNITY CLOSET & W ARMING CENTER
ST. CHRISTOPHER MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
also the
ST. FRANCIS PRAYER CENTER
ST. LUKE N.E.W. LIFE CENTER
(NORTH END WOMEN’S)
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
The Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner this week
(Wednesday, May 20th) is serving as a fundraiser for Bo
Nowakowski, a longtime parishioner recently diagnosed
with an aggressive form of cancer. The spaghetti dinner
is from 5 - 7:00 p.m. in the Fr. Bush Parish Center.
Please come enjoy dinner out and help support a fellow
parishioner and his family.
Stewardship of Treasure
These agencies are proud to represent the Catholic
Church of Genesee County in serving God’s people.
Generous support of this appeal will bear good fruit in the
additional services these agencies can provide.
Envelopes are available for the next three weekends in
the pews and at the entrances/exits. You can also support this appeal at anytime using Online Giving.
“...To live charitably means not looking out for
our own interests, but carrying the burdens of the
weakest and poorest among us.’
- Pope Francis
One in Faith, United in Service
May 9/10, 2015
Registered Families
1760
Envelopes received this week
Online givers this week
Amount offered from envelopes
Amount offered from online giving
Amount offered from visitors
Total Weekly Offerings
466
89
$ 25,595.15
$ 6,389.00
$ 2,101.27
$ 34,085.42
Note: Quarterly Financial Statements
are now available on the church website.
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Reflection
“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God
abides in him, and he in God.” – 1 JOHN 4:15
How strong is your faith? When you have an opportunity
to defend your faith or clarify a question about your faith,
do you do it? Or, do you remain silent so that others
don’t think you are weird? Pray for the courage to be
strong in your faith and share your witness with others.
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What’s
Happening
2013 First Communicants
(Names removed for web publication)
Here
Paint and Pray
Thursday, May 21st / 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Fr. Bush
Parish Center
All are invited to join us as we welcome back our local artist, Dana
George, who will lead us in a step-by
-step painting project. You will leave
with a one of a kind creation (picture
to be determined) and be inspired by
a meditative prayer. Cost is $20.00
per person, which will include your canvas and paint supplies. Reservations are a must! Bring your favorite beverage and snacks for an evening of fun. Please call the Religious Education office at 694-9072, ext. 101, to make
your reservation or have any of your questions answered.
Mission Makeover 2015 Edition
Our service week will take place July 12 - 17 and is open
to all middle and high school students (those completing
6th grade). It is a week of service that takes place in Genesee County and on our parish grounds. The cost of this
week is $100 and includes all meals (three per day), work
supplies, a t-shirt, DVD, and a fun day at a local water
park.
Members of the Mission Team will be available after all
Masses this weekend and again May 30th and 31st at
Sr. Sharon’s desk to answer any questions you may have
and to give out registration forms.
55 & Over Group
There are negative words that are harmful
and false words that we shouldn’t repeat.
So choose positive words that are good
and helpful words we can express. Keep
beautiful thoughts!
Our luncheon this Tuesday, May 19th, starts at
11:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m.
St. Gabriel Project
On Sunday, June 7th, the Holy Family Respect Life Committee will host a baby shower to support the St. Gabriel
Project at St. John the Evangelist in Fenton. This project
helps the pregnant woman in need while choosing life for
her unborn child. Baby items may be dropped off in the
school lobby after any Mass that day. If you attend Saturday Mass, there will be boxes in the back of the church
for baby items. Cash donations are also welcome.
(Checks may be made payable to H.F. Respect Life Committee).
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Euchre Night at Holy Family
Holy Family Parish Life Commission is hosting Euchre
Night to benefit the Lansing Diocese Seminarians on
Friday, June 5th, in the
St. Joseph Center. Doors
open at 6:30 p.m. with
game play beginning at
7:00 p.m. Cost per person is $15 which includes snacks,
beverages, and eight rounds of play. Come join in the fun
and support our seminarians.
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Holy Family School
FAITH FORMATION . . . ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
The May Crowning of the Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2015
It is a Catholic tradition to honor Mary, our Mother, during the month of May by placing a crown of flowers
on her statue. Our school tradition also includes the procession of a child from each class in grades K-8
carrying a vase of beautiful flowers to be placed all around the statue of Mary. Many children
look forward to picking a flower from their yard to add to their class collection.
The lovely crown of flowers was carried in by Grace Douglas and Sawyer Beauchamp, who
were representatives from second grade. They looked adorable dressed in their First Communion attire! All eyes were on the statue of our Blessed Mother as our 8th grade students,
Abby Polakowski and Sarah Waggoner, placed a beautiful crown of flowers on her head during this special ceremony.
As part of the dedication to Mary, everyone joined in praying four decades of the rosary - The
Third Joyful Mystery: The Birth of Jesus, The Second Luminous Mystery: The Wedding at
Cana, The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus, and The Fifth Glorious Mystery: The Crowning of Mary as Queen of Heaven. These mysteries reflect the various
roles Mary played throughout her life. We concluded by praying the Litany of Mary.
The May Crowning gives the children an opportunity to especially honor the Blessed Mother of Jesus and
give thanks to her for bringing our Savior into the world!
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Call the school office to meet with the principal
or to take a tour of the school at any time, day or evening
(810) 694-9072, Ext. 0 or email [email protected]
Website: www.hfsgb.org
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Liturgical Ministry May 23 - 24
Pentecost Sunday
5:00 PM Liturgy for Saturday, May 23
Lectors: Mary Ann Hergenreder, Denise Dye
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist:
Sandra Sprague
Rebecca Moran
Mona Shonts
Reggie Boerger
Anna Przyjazny
Don Sienko
Darlene McKone Linda Schauman
Bethany Zloto
Servers: (Names removed for web publication)
8:00 AM Liturgy for Sunday, May 24
Lectors: Sandra Racine, Mary Tovey
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist:
Cesar Bernabe
Peter Cook
Dick Jobbagy
Ica Bernabe
Kim Dinger
Judy Puidokas
James Campbell Karen Horton
Danny Paris
Servers: (Names removed for web publication)
10:00 AM Liturgy for Sunday, May 24
Lectors: Randy Petrides, Matthew Sczerba
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist:
Karen Garland
Matt Dillon
Lori Drzewiecki
Jim Garland
Patsy Dillon
Mike Drzewiecki
Linda Kingston
Jim Distelrath
Earl Hagen
Roy Linkowski
Nancy Distelrath
Richard Cross
Terri Yochim
Servers: (Names removed for web publication)
12:00 PM Liturgy for Sunday, May 24
Lectors: Peggy Tuohy, John Tuohy
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist:
Karen Allen
Kathy Savoie
Desiree Londrigan
Bill Harris
Gail James
Paul Londrigan
Jane Harris
Steve James
Sondra Rutkoski
Chris Harris
Connie Lesley
Scott Heron
Michelle McLane
Servers: Help (Names removed for web publication)
7:00 PM Liturgy for Sunday, May 24
Lectors: Lucinda Peterman, Mark Dyer
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist:
Doug Benchley
Chris McVannel
Gloria Finnegan
Pat Erickson
Sharon Peasel (Help needed - 2)
Martha Mansour
Lyric Walsh
Servers: (Names removed for web publication)
Weekly Readings
May 17 - 24
Sunday: Acts 1:15-17, 20a, 20c-26/1 Jn 4:11-16/Jn
17:11b-19
Monday: Acts 19:1-8/Jn 16:29-33
Tuesday: Acts 20:17-27/Jn 17:1-11a
Wednesday: Acts 20:28-38/Jn 17:11b-19
Thursday: Acts 22:30; 23:6-11/Jn 17:20-26
Friday: Acts 25:13b-21/Jn 21:15-19
Saturday: Morning: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31/Jn 21:20-25
Next Sunday: Vigil: Gn 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or
Ez 37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5/Rom 8:22-27/Jn 7:37-39
Ext. Vigil: Gn 11:1-9/Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b/Ez 37:1-14/Jl
3:1-5/Rom 8:22-27/Jn 7:37-39
Day: Acts 2:1-11/Gal 5:16-25 or 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13/Jn
15:26-27; 16:12-15 or Jn 20:19-23
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Mass Intentions May 18 - 24
Monday, May 18
6:30 AM Mary Bond by (the late) Barbara Daily
Tuesday, May 19
8:15 AM Paul Weisbrod by Richard & Mary Ellen Cross
7:00 PM Dr. Chas. & Margaret Claffey by KofC 6742
Wednesday, May 20
6:30 AM Nicholas Daily by (the late) Barbara Daily
5:00 PM Pete (the late) & Bonnie Walsh by Dcn. Jack & Sue
Daunt
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Thursday, May 21
6:30 AM Steve Minnock (Living) by Leonard & Barbara Amore
8:15 AM Regina Misyiak by Art & Carol Puzycki
Saturday, May 23
8:00 AM Peter and Pearl Joy by Richard Jobbagy
5:00 PM Michael & Rosanna Navarro (living) by Mark &
Theresa Dyer
Sunday, May 24
8:00 AM Michael Koziol by Dr. Richard & Rose Marie Shick
10:00 AM Mary Catherine Turnbull by Kathy Stowell
12:00 PM Robert Boegner by Lynda Carson and
MaryRose Kennedy
7:00 PM All Holy Family Parishioners
Holy Family Happenings
Sunday, May 17
9 AM - 2 PM Coffee and Donuts (SH)
9:30 - 10 AM / 11:30 AM - 12 PM Reconciliation (CH)
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Religious Ed. Classes (HFS)
6 PM Zumba (HF gym)
Monday, May 18
1:45 - 3 PM Christian Service Commission Mtg (HFS)
2:30 - 5 PM Youth Group Drop-In (SJC)
4 - 5 PM High School Musicians rehearsal (HFS)
5 - 6:15 PM Religious Education classes (HFS)
6 - 8 PM Finance Commission Meeting (HFS)
Tuesday, May 19
9 AM - 6:45 PM Eucharistic Adoration (CH)
11 AM - 2 PM Senior Luncheon (LH)
6 - 6:40 PM Reconciliation
6:30 - 8:30 PM 7th/8th Grade Rel. Ed class (SJC)
6:30 - 8 PM Parish Bell Choir Rehearsal (HFS)
7:30 - 9 PM Evangelization Commission Mtg. (HFS)
Wednesday, May 20
10 - 11 AM Parents & Tots Program (HFS)
2:30 - 7 PM Youth Group Drop-In (SJC)
5 - 7 PM KofC Spaghetti Dinner (FBPC) for Nowakowski
6:30 - 9 PM CRHP Meeting (HFS)
6:30 - 8:45 PM Living a Spirit-Filled Life (CH)
7 - 9 PM High School Youth Group (SJC)
7 - 8:30 PM Pastoral Council Meeting (FBPC)
Thursday, May 21
2 PM Rosary for Priests (CH)
6 - 6:50 PM Parish Children’s Choir (HFS)
7 - 7:30 PM Parish Cantor Rehearsal (CH)
7 - 9 PM Paint & Pray (FBPC)
7:30 - 9 PM Parish Adult Choir Rehearsal (CH)
Friday, May 22
3 - 4 PM Help Put God Back in America (CH)
Saturday, May 23
11 AM - 12 PM Reconciliation (CH)
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Youth
News
High School Youth Ministry
Youth Group
All high school youth are welcome to join us at Youth
Group this Wednesday, May 20th, from 7 to 9:00 p.m.
Dinner will arrive at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph Center.
Join us for a night of reflective prayer and learn how the
power of silence can help to increase your prayer life!
Drop-In Center
The Drop-In Center is open this week on Monday,
May 18th, from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. and on Wednesday,
May 20th, from 2:30 until 7:00 p.m. There will be no
Drop-In Center on Monday, May 25th, due to Memorial
Day.
Diocesan Cedar Point Trip 2015
Mark your calendars now for the annual Diocesan Cedar
Point Trip on Tuesday, June 30th! This trip is open to all
youth currently in grades 8 – 12. The cost to attend is $68
per person and the last day to sign up is Wednesday,
June 10th. Ticket price includes round-trip bus transportation and entrance into Cedar Point. Paperwork is now
available in the Religious Education office, at Youth
Group and on the parish website. Paperwork will not be
accepted without payment. Grab a friend and sign up today!
8th grade welcome night
Attention 8th grade students! You are invited to Youth
Group on Wednesday, May 27th, for 8th grade welcome
night! This night will include food, drinks, high school students, prizes and a scavenger hunt. Come to see what
opportunities there are to grow in faith in your parish during high school. As always, all high school students are
welcome.
Jennifer Giddings, Coordinator of H.S. Youth Ministry, may be
reached in the Religious Education office at 694-9082, ext. 153,
or by email at [email protected]
Homilies on the Web
Do you wish you could listen to a homily again? Or do you
wish you could hear both our priests’ homilies each weekend? Well, now you can! Just go to our website hfgb.org
and click on the "Resources & More" tab, then select
"Homilies" from the drop down menu. We will try to have
the recordings loaded within a couple days of the weekend.
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more
Religious Education
Vacation Bible School - June 22 - 26
Our theme this year is "Bible Blast to the Past." Students
will come to know that God’s love is incredible, explore
how God shows his love in amazing ways, and more!
Registration deadline is June 5th. Registration forms
are available on our website (hfgb.org).
Religious Education
Registration forms were mailed out for the 2015-2016
year. Please complete and return them as soon as possible. This will allow us to have ample supplies in the fall.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Please note that there will be NO Children’s Liturgy of the
Word on May 24th. We will resume on May 31st and the
last session will be June 7th. There will be additional materials for children on Sr. Sharon’s desk in the church.
You are welcome to use these during Mass, but we ask
that you return them to Sr. Sharon’s desk after Mass.
May is the Month of Mary and
Mama Mary Loves Her Priests!
Please pray the rosary
for all priests, especially
those so close - our
former pastors Fr.
James Swiat and Fr.
Ken Coughlin, our current priests, Fr. Jonathan Perrotta and Fr. Gary Koenigsknecht, and our new
pastor, Msgr. Gerald Vincke. May their intentions and actions be fully aligned with the promptings of the Holy Spirit
and their hearts love like the Hearts of Jesus and Mary!
All are welcome to join in praying the rosary for this intention all Thursdays in May from 2-2:45 p.m. If that time
doesn't work for you, consider visiting with Jesus during
Tuesday Eucharistic Adoration hours 9:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. or carving a daily Mass into your schedule.
Jesus loves to see you!
DBSA Peer-led Support Group
(Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)
Join a community of caring and supportive people who
can help you on your road to recovery. The support group
meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from
6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Holy Family School cafeteria. For
more information call Angela at (810) 347-4706.
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Parish
Prayers
A funeral Mass was celebrated at Holy
Family on May 8 for Gerald Wietecha.
Gerald, age 83, died on Sunday, May 3,
2015. He was born May 27, 1931, in
Detroit to Walter and Cecilia Wietecha.
Surviving are his children Mark
(Marcelle), Dave (Terri), Gary (Amy),
and Paul, as well as nine grandchildren, siblings, nieces
and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara and several siblings.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at Holy Family on May 12
for Vincent Pangori. Vincent, age 83, died on Tuesday,
May 5, 2015. He was born October 14, 1931. Surviving
are his wife Lorraine and children, Stephen (Laura), Clare
Stevens, Mary (Jim) Hagerman, and John, as well as
eleven grandchildren, a great grandchild and a brother.
Lord, we remember in our prayers Gerald Wietecha and
Vincent Pangori, whom you have called to be with you.
May the calming peace of your love be with their families.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and may the perpetual light shine upon them. Amen.
Banns of Marriage
Natalie Gerbasi and Jacob Gibson
May 30, 2015
Please Pray for the Ill and
their Caregivers
Please remember in prayer those listed in
the May 3rd bulletin and those listed in the
Parish Book of Intercessions at the back of
the church.
HFS Teacher Positions Open
Holy Family Catholic School in Grand Blanc is accepting
resumes for two full-time 5th/6th grade teachers and a full
-time kindergarten teacher. Candidates should be practicing Catholics and possess a valid Michigan Teaching certificate. Cover letter, references, resume, and a copy of
Michigan teaching certificate should be emailed to
[email protected] Deadline is Friday, June 5th, 2015.
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a n d
m o r e
Please pray for the following Holy Family
parishioners who died on these dates:
May 17
Kathleen Yorke, Albert Grantner, Iris Silance, Carolyn M.
Beaudry, Sally Lasley
May 18
Joan Powell
May 19
Kolis D. Christy, Charles M. Quinn, John Goodwin, Natalie Bruening
May 20
Margaret Simpkins, Pauline Callahan, Blonnie Wolford,
Dorothy Russ, Joseph J. Porwoll, John Malloy, Marsha
Lecea
May 21
Mary Ellen Hoffman, Walter Tylus, William H. Benner,
David Healy
May 22
John Whalen, Dominick Passa, Gertrude Hornback, Mary
Luella Yorke
May 23
Murdock Fitzgerald, Dorethea DiAngelo, Mary Jane Porwoll
Newman Connection for CollegeBound Students
It that time of year again, when our soon-to-be high
school graduates are starting to prepare for University/
College. College years are a critical time for our youth
with their growing in and staying connected to the Catholic faith. Most secular universities have a Catholic Campus Ministry. Please check
www.newmanconnection.com/locations/find. Please go
to the Newman Connection and find the Catholic presence at the university you are attending. If you are a
graduate preparing for college, please fill out the information below and return it to Jennifer in the Religious
Education office by May 27th. You can also fill out this
information online at: http://hfgb.org/religious-education/
youth-ministry/
The Newman Connection will see to it that your information gets to the Catholic Campus Ministry of the school
you are attending prior to school starting.
Name (First and Last)
_________________________
School you’re attending _________________________
Email Address ________________________________
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First
Communion
2015
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Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Mass
Sunday, May 3rd, 12:00 p.m. Mass
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First
Communion
2015
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Saturday, May 9th, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Mass
Sunday, May 10th, 12:00 p.m. Mass
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Here
and
There
Chicken Dinner
Christ the King Catholic Church Chicken Dinner Fundraiser will be Sunday, June 28th, from 11:30 a.m. until
2:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple - 755 S. Saginaw St. in
Flint. Tickets are only $10 per person. Dine-in or takeout! Tickets will be sold after the 8:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 21st. For additional tickets, please contact
Robin at 810-814-7399. Thank you kindly for your support.
Wounded Warrior Project
A Knights of Columbus Spaghetti
Dinner Benefit for the Wounded
Warrior Project will be held on
Saturday, May 30th, from
4 - 7:00 p.m. in the St. John the
Evangelist Activity Center (600 N.
Adelaide Rd., Fenton). There also will be a 50/50 drawing
and raffle items. WWP Event ID 20812.
Trivia Night
A Trivia Night sponsored by the Holy Redeemer Parents
Group will be held on Saturday, May 30th, at 8:00 p.m.
(doors open at 7:30 p.m.) for adults and high school students. Bring snacks for your table. Pop and water provided. Cost is $15 per person. A table consists of eight people - each table is a team (make your own team or they
will find you a team). RSVP to [email protected] (810)
449-1266. Please RSVP by May 23rd.
Euchre Tournament
There will be a Euchre Tournament on Friday, May 29th,
(during the festival) at Holy Redeemer Family Life Center.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Registration at 6:30 p.m. Game
starts at 7:00 p.m. They will have food and drinks at a
reasonable cost. This is a night packed with fun and
friends! Come enjoy a night of cards, 50/50, and so much
more. For more information, call (810) 250-6012.
Holy Family Needs Your
Leadership!
We sincerely thank all those who have served and are still
serving on our many Commissions and Pastoral Council.
We ask for those currently not involved to prayerfully consider helping our
parish in this important ministry.
Terms are for three
years. Meetings are
once a month, starting with a Commission Kick-off in September and ending
in June.
Finance Commission
Meeting Time: 3rd Monday, 6-8 p.m., Room 21 school
Worship Commission
Meeting Time: 1st Saturday, 9-11 a.m., Room 7 school
Education Commission
Meeting Time: 1st Mon. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Teacher’s Lounge
Christian Service Commission
Meeting Time: 4th Mon. 1:45-3 p.m. Rm 7, starts August
Parish Life Commission
Meeting Time: 2nd Monday, 6-7 p.m., small hall FBPC
Youth Commission
Meeting Time:1st Thurs., 7-9 p.m., Rel. Ed. office
Evangelization Commission
Meeting Time: 3rd Tues., 7-8:30 p.m., Rm 21, starts Aug.
Communications Commission
Meeting Time: to be determined for 2015-2016
Stewardship Commission
Meeting Time: 2nd Tues., 7:40 - 9:00 p.m., Rm 21
Pastoral Council - At Large
Meeting Time: 3rd Wed., 7-8:30 p.m., small hall FBPC
Job Posting at Diocese
The Diocese of Lansing is accepting applications for the
Director of Marriage and Family Life Ministry position.
The deadline for application is Wednesday, May 27th.
To learn more about the position and how to apply,
please visit the website at www.dioceseoflansing.org/
employment.
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For a description of each commission, visit our website
hfgb.org and click on the “Ministries & Service” tab, then
“Commissions.”
If you are interested in joining any of these commissions
or would like more information, please call Theresa Dyer
in the parish office, 694-4891.
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