April 12 ~ Divine Mercy Sunday (Jn 20:19-31) A Family Perspective by Bud Ozar In today’s Gospel Jesus teaches, “Blessed are those who have not seen and believe”. Accepting someone as they are, without demanding they prove themselves or meet our expectations, creates a rich relationship. Without acceptance, a home is only a house and a family is just a group of house mates. •Divine Mercy Sunday Chaplet on April 12 at 3:00 PM with NEWS FROM MCC www.muskegoncatholic.org / Faith.Moving.Forward •Job Postings at MCC for High School Principal, Food Service Director & 7-12 Science & Religion Teacher. For details, visit their website or contact Laurie Parmelee, Business Manager 755-2201 or email [email protected] •32nd Annual Rainbow Auction on Saturday, April 25. Visit www.mccrainbowauction.com to learn more! Benediction to follow at St. Mary Church (downtown Muskegon). All are invited to share this special blessing. •Divine Mercy Sunday ~ April 12 ~ 3:00 PM ~ St. Michael Church with Benediction & Novena. Novena daily April 3— April 11 at 3 PM. •Sacred Heart First Chicken & Steak Dinner on Saturday, April 18 after 4:00 PM Mass. Tickets $15 in the office thru April 14 (no ticket sales at the door). •Jesus of Nazareth, A Gospel Portrait presented by Fr. Bernie Campbell at St. Francis de Sales McCabe Center on Thursday evenings beginning April 16, and 23 from 7-9 PM. He will focus first on Jesus and his times with a particular emphasis on the Jewishness of Jesus, biblical themes and texts. Free will offering welcome. •Baby Back Ribs & Perch Dinner on Friday, April 17 from 4:30—7:30 PM at KofC (2915 Fairfield). Delicious fall off the bone ribs, real lake perch or combo plate. Adults $11.50, CATHOLIC CHARITIES WEST MICHIGAN (CCWM) www.ccwestmi.org OR 726-5341 Seniors $9.5 (perch only). Public welcome ~ take outs available! • Our God's Infant & Toddler Pantry needs volunteers to •ESL (English as a Second Language) Muskegon Third help with families on Tuesday's or Thursday's from 9 am to Annual Taco Dinner fundraiser will be held Friday, April 24 12:30 pm. If you would like to volunteer once a week or once from 4:30-7:00 PM at Knights of Columbus (2915 Fairfield). a month please call Diane Musk at 231-726-5341. Adults $10, Senior $8 and kids $5. tickets sold at the door or • Food Pantry Needs: Laundry Soap, Dish Soap, Deodorant, 231-571-7475. Proceeds to benefit ESL Muskegon, a nonShampoo/Conditioner, Toothpaste/Toothbrushes, Bar Soap, profit providing free English language and citizenship services Toilet Paper. Baby Pantry Needs: Sippy Cups, Diapers size to adults in Muskegon County. 6, Baby Wash/Baby Lotion, Bottles, Pacifiers, Clothing size 2t-6t. •St. Francis Mass of Anointing and dinner. All are welcome • Catholic Charities West Michigan’s Real Alternative to join us for Mass of Anointing on Wednesday, April 29 at Program is a service provided to pregnant women who need 6:00 PM and light dinner to follow. Call 755-1953 to RSVP. counseling and support during their pregnancies. Our •Attention Eucharistic Ministers! Please consider donating counselors can help pregnant women achieve positive two hours a month at Mercy or Hackley Campus to bring emotional and physical health during their pregnancies and communion to those hospitalized. If you can share your ‘time the baby’s first year as well as connect them with needed and talent’, please call MHP Volunteer Services 728-4654 or community resources. All services are provided free of 728-4711 to sign up for training. Thank you. charge to the pregnant woman, the father of the baby and their families. Contact us at (877)673-6338 or [email protected] to find out more. • Do you know that there are more than 13,000 children in the state of Michigan who are in foster care right now? These children are in serious need of safe and secure foster and adoptive homes. Find out how you can help by visiting our Catholic Charities West Michigan website at ccwestmi.org/ foster-care-adoption or by calling (866) 857-1593. MORE DEANERY NEWS •St. Joseph Federal Credit union will hold it’s 62nd Annual •Mt. Mercy Academy 50th Reunion: If you or someone meeting on May 3 at 3:00 PM at Muskegon Catholic Central you know graduated from Mt. Mercy Academy in 1966, a Cafeteria. All members are invited to attend. reunion is being planned for 2016. Please contact Jean in •Medication and Sharps Collection on Saturday, April 18 from Grand Rapids at 616-361-0202 for further information and 9 AM-1 PM at Norton Shores Fire Department (1100 E. to be placed on the committees mailing list. Pontaluna Rd). To learn more visit www.mdmdp.com or call •Are you looking to deepen your faith? Meet new Carrie 231-672-3882 or Laura 231-672-3201. people? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, •“The Longest Loss: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia make plans to attend the upcoming Veritas weekend June Program” on Wednesday, April 22 from 1-4 PM at Central 19-21 at St. Robert Newminster Parish in Ada. Veritas is United Methodist (1101 2nd Street). For more information call open to all young adults ages 18-28. For more information Elisa 728-3443 or Kelly 672-4663. Sponsored by Harbor or to sign up, visit us at www.catholic-veritas.org or contact Hospice, Mercy Health VNS & Hospice and EverRest Funeral Greg G. Weekend Director at 616-970-4858 or Home. [email protected] •All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet at Tatra Hall (corner of 6th • PRAY FOR AMERICA 64th Annual Observance Day and Sherman) every 4th Sunday of the month from 8:30— on Thursday, May 7! Keep watching for details. Noon. Cost $8. Questions? Call 733-7525.
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