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 www.muskegoncatholic.org / Faith.Moving.Forward •32nd Annual Rainbow Auction on Saturday, April 25. Visit www.mccrainbowauction.com 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 http://crusaderyouthfootball.weebly.com 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 County. •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 Home. •CATHOLIC CHARITIES WEST MICHIGAN (CCWM) •Tony & Marcella Tejchma Family Polish Style Dinner on www.ccwestmi.org 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 • Catholic 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 visit www.dioceseofgrandrapids.org 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 ccwestmi.org/ 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.
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