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April 19 ~ Third Sunday of Easter (Lk 24:35-48)
A Family Perspective by Bud Ozar
The apostles were afraid of Jesus until he ate with them and
they touched him. In your family the ordinary acts of eating
together, touching, embracing not only confirm your love for
each other, but also celebrate God’s presence in your family.
These “ordinary’ moments contain the extraordinary.
NEWS FROM MCC / Faith.Moving.Forward
•32nd Annual Rainbow Auction on Saturday, April 25.
Visit to learn more!
•NEW Crusader Youth Football and Cheer: Beginning this
fall, MCC will have youth football and cheer for grades 3-6,
open to students from ALL area schools! Building on MCC’s
proud football tradition, where safety, sportsmanship, and
great coaching meet. Registration begins on 5/1/15. For more
•ESL (English as a Second Language) Muskegon Third Annual info, email [email protected] or check out our website or find our Facebook
Taco Dinner fundraiser will be held Friday, April 24 from 4:30page Go Crusaders!
7:00 PM at Knights of Columbus (2915 Fairfield). Adults $10,
Senior $8 and kids $5. tickets sold at the door or 231-571-7475.
Proceeds to benefit ESL Muskegon, a non-profit providing free
English language and citizenship services to adults in Muskegon
•St. Francis Mass of Anointing and dinner. All are welcome to
join us for Mass of Anointing on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:00 PM
and light dinner to follow. Call 755-1953 to RSVP.
•St. Joseph Federal Credit union will hold it’s 62nd Annual
meeting on May 3 at 3:00 PM at Muskegon Catholic Central
Cafeteria. All members are invited to attend.
•The Longest Loss: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
Program” on Wednesday, April 22 from 1-4 PM at Central
United Methodist (1101 2nd Street). For more information call
Elisa 728-3443 or Kelly 672-4663. Sponsored by Harbor
Hospice, Mercy Health VNS & Hospice and EverRest Funeral
•Tony & Marcella Tejchma Family Polish Style Dinner on OR 726-5341
Sunday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m. at Knights of
Columbus Hall (2915 Fairfield) $10 included Golabki (cabbage
• Our God's Infant & Toddler Pantry needs volunteers to
rolls), Pierogi, Kielbasa (Polish sausage), Potatoes & gravy, sweet
help with families on Tuesday's or Thursday's from 9 am to
& sour cabbage, rye bread, vegetable, dessert & beverages.
12:30 pm. If you would like to volunteer once a week or once
a month please call Diane Musk 726-5341.
Public welcome ~ take outs available.
•Attention Eucharistic Ministers! Please consider donating two • Food Pantry Needs: Laundry Soap, Dish Soap, Deodorant,
Shampoo/Conditioner, Toothpaste/Toothbrushes, Bar Soap,
hours a month at Mercy or Hackley Campus to bring communion
Toilet Paper. Baby Pantry Needs: Sippy Cups, Diapers size
to those hospitalized. If you can share your ‘time and talent’,
6, Baby Wash/Baby Lotion, Bottles, Pacifiers, Clothing 2t-6t.
please call MHP Volunteer Services 728-4654 or 728-4711 to
Charities West Michigan’s Real Alternative
sign up for training. Thank you.
Program is a service provided to pregnant women who need
Learn more about your Diocese
counseling and support during their pregnancies. Our
counselors can help pregnant women achieve positive
emotional and physical health during their pregnancies and
the baby’s first year as well as connect them with needed
community resources. All services are provided free of
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
Visit us for all your First Communion, Confirmation
Catholic Charities West Michigan website at
and Spiritual needs!
foster-care-adoption or by calling (866) 857-1593.
The Gospel of Mark
at St. Francis de Sales McCabe Center 755-1953
Jesus of Nazareth, A Gospel Portrait
Thursday, April 23 from 7-9 PM
Presented by Fr. Bernie Campbell, CSP
During these talks, Fr. Bernie will focus first on Jesus and his
times with a particular emphasis on the Jewishness of Jesus,
biblical themes and texts (Hebrew Bible) that the disciples of
Jesus used to help them understand Jesus, and the Kingdom of
God as Jesus’ central proclamation. Fr. Bernie will focus on
Jesus in his words and deeds and on the last tumultuous week
of Jesus’ life. Suggested donation of $10.
Thursday, May 14 from 7-9 PM
Presented by Fr. Bernie Campbell, CSP
Mark is the first and shortest of the four Gospels that we
have in written form. Biblical scholars used to frown a bit
upon Mark in comparison to the lofty John, the literate
Luke and the highly organized Matthew. The almost
dismissive view spoke of Mark “as a long Passion
Narrative with a short introduction”. That view no longer
holds among NT scholars, as Mark is now seen as
something of a path setter …. creating the Gospel written
form … and someone with a unique perspective on Jesus,
his disciples and the mission. Suggested donation of $10.