Saint Mary’s Church
15164 Juniper Dr. Marne, MI 49435 616.677.3934
www.saintmarysmarne.org Pastor: Rev. Ayub Francis Nasar
July 8, 2018 ~ The Fourteenth Sunday
in Ordinary Time
Vacation Bible School
June 25 –29, 2018
Thank you so much to everyone who participated and/or donated items for Vacation Bible School. It was an awesome week watching the children grow in their knowledge of the Mass and especially for their love of Jesus in the Eucharist. You are all blessings from God!
Welcome to the Cluster Parishes of St. Mary and St. Michael
St. Michael’s Liturgical Ministers for next week.
July 15—7:30 AM July 15—9:00 AM
Peter Nielsen Jason Monroe Jonathon Monroe
Mary Sorensen Cork Boersma Anne Rumptz Jennie Taylor Rosemary Weigel Dave Carlson Sharon Carlson
Debbie Veneklase William Hapner Kenny Harker Joe Hitchings Paul Schmidt Ken Schwallier Al Spencer
Greeters Dave & Amy Tolar Al & Winnie Spencer Marjorie Cristell
Lectors Mary Sorensen Craig Bleckley Sacristan Rosemary Weigel Deb Mull
Calvin Lindberg Marv Lindberg Tom Rumptz Mary Bueche
Cliff Kozminski Julia Kozminski Otto Nemecek Jim Ponshair
Music Anna Jonaitis Anna Jonaitis
Mass Schedule and Intentions / MA=St. Mary/ MI=St. Michael’s
Saturday July 7 4:30 p.m. MA Len & Dorothy Schwallier
by M/M Tom Schwallier Sunday July 8 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
MI Lorna Fitzsimons by Jane Vitunskas MI Greg Russell by Maureen Russell
10:30 a.m. MA Mart & Fran Egan by Nancy Krystiniak Monday July 9 NO MASS Tuesday July 10 9:00 a.m. MA Mass of Thanksgiving for Dr. Al TenEyck
Adoration begins after Service until 4pm Wednesday July 11 MI Gert Barnes by Carlton & Shelby Plyler
Adoration begins after Service until 5pm Thursday July 12 9:00a.m. MA Mildred Snowdin by M/M Joe Lothschutz Friday July 13 9:00 a.m. MI Our Parish Family Saturday July 14 4:30 p.m. MA Warren Wensink by Judy
Sunday July 15 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
MI Members of our Cluster Parish Family MI Jim & Lucy Rasch by Mary Rasch
10:30 a.m. MA Bruce Beckman by M/M Jim Byrne
The 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 8, 2018
Readings for the Week of July 8, 2018 Sunday Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Ez 2:2-5; Ps 123:1-2, 2, 3-4; 2 Cor 12:7-10; Mk 6:1-6a Monday Saint Augustine Zhao Rong, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs Hos 2:16, 17b-18, 21-22; Ps 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Mt 9:18-26 Tuesday Hos 8:4-7, 11-13; Ps 115:3-4, 5-6, 7ab-8, 9-10; Mt 9:32-38 Wednesday Saint Benedict, Abbot Hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12; Ps 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7; Mt 10:1-7 Thursday Hos 11:1-4, 8e-9; Ps 80:2ac & 3b, 15-16; Mt 10:7-15 Friday Saint Henry Hos 14:2-10; Ps 51:3-4, 8-9, 12-13, 14 & 17; Mt 10:16-23 Saturday Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin Is 6:1-8; Ps 93:1ab, 1cd-2, 5; Mt 10:24-33 Sunday Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Am 7:12-15; Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14; Eph 1:3-14 or 1:3-10; Mk 6:7-13
BISHOP DAVID J. WALKOWIAK ASKS US TO PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS
Loving God, raise up dedicated leaders who will shepherd your people and guide them to your Son. Give generous and willing hearts to the seminarians of our Diocese who have heard your call to live a life of service to the Church. Help us to encourage and support them as they strive to become priests who are models of discipleship, possessors of wisdom and on fire with love for your people. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
We especially pray for: William Beers
St. Mary’s Liturgical Ministers for next week.
July 14 / 4:30PM July 15 / 10:30AM
Megan Greenland Elayne Klatt Aaron Ricord
Ryan Klein Katie Klein Morgan Perrin
Host Lauren Greenland Mary Kirkwood Rita Carmody
Vicki Benedetti Anthony Serge Lloyd Ney
Deb Hapon Don Fritz Jim Schwallier Joyce Schwallier
Nettie Leale Jose Gomez Janette Ney Need One
Matt Karr Need Five
Leonard Horter Mike Dunphy Joe Brown Joe Kamp Pat Wolters Need One
Lector Doug Frantz Dave Benedetti Lector Nancy Fritz John Klein Music John Vesbit John Vesbit
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 8, 2018
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Giving Back to God
St Mary Parish Prayer Line : If you would like to request a prayer for our parish prayer line or If you or a loved one would like to be added to this prayer list, please contact the parish office at 677.3934 or Linda at 677.3269 . For evening requests call Darlene 616.453.0157 or email: email@example.com Please continue to pray for all of our sick, hospitalized & homebound parishioners and all of the personal intentions that St Mary’s Parish parishioners hold close to their hearts.
ST MARY’S PARISH NEWS ST MARY’S RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
Aug 1 Shrines of Italy Informational Meeting 7PM / St Mikes
Aug 3 Mass of Health, Hope & Healing 7PM
Aug 26 St Michaels Parish Festival
Sept 7 Mass of Health, Hope & Healing 7PM
Sept 9 Parish Picnic
Sept 16 Knights of Columbus Community Breakfast & Blood Drive
Oct 5 Mass of Health, Hope & Healing 7PM
Oct 24 Flute & Piano Recital (Jill & Maureen)
Nov 3/4 Fatima Guild Bake Sale
Nov2 Mass of Health, Hope & Healing 7PM
Nov 17 Date Night / Marriage Enrichment
Nov 22 Thanksgiving Eve Mass 7PM
Dec 3 Christmas By Candle Light
Dec 7 Mass of Health, Hope & Healing 7PM
Dec 8 Date Night / Marriage Enrichment
Dec 9 Knights of Columbus Community Breakfast
June 30/July 1
Adult (75) $3747.00 Loose $98.00 Children’s $7.00 Total $3852.00 Capital Improvement $99.00
Thank you for your continued support!
Catholic Services Appeal 2018 / So Faith May Flourish. A pledge to the Catholic Services Appeal is a great act of generosity. It is an opportunity to participate in the Church beyond our parish limits.
CSA 2018 Pledge Goal: $56,802.00 Total Pledges Made: $54,755.00 (96%) Balance: $2047.00 Participation: 159 of 368 households (43%) We need to hear from everyone. Please return your completed pledge card this week, regardless of your level of participation. Remember that any amount collected over the goal will stay in the
St. Mary’s Mass & Parish Picnic Sept 9. Mass at the Cemetery Altar 10:30AM (weather permitting-bring a lawn chair) Picnic at Parish Hall 11:30PM—2:30PM Join your parish family for an afternoon of FOOD, FELLOWSHIP & FUN! Volunteers are needed, please contact Angie for more Information: 616.890.3937
Children’s Liturgy & Religious Education Classes are done for the school year. Classes will resume in September. Registration Forms for 2018-2019 Faith Formation Classes are available on the St. Mary’s web site. www.saintmarysmarne.org
Thank you so much to everyone who participated and/or donated items for Vacation Bible School. It was an awe-some week watching the children grow in their knowledge of the Mass and especially for their love of Jesus in the
Eucharist. You are all blessings from God!
TEXT GIVING & ON-LINE GIVING A convenient and safe way to make a one-time donation or recurring donation. Getting started is easy:
• ON-LINE GIVING: giving.parishsoft.com/saintmarysmarne
• TEXT GIVING: text 616.201.3677 enter the dollar amount in the message and then simply follow the instructions to set your information and you will be ready to text and give!
Contact Todd at the Parish Office if you have any questions. Your continued support during the summer months helps sustain our parish.
ST MARY’S ADULT BIBLE: Wednesdays 9:00-10:30 in the parish hall. Newcomers are invited to join at any time. For information contact Jill Brown 899-2215.
Martha League: Do you know a parishioner who made need help due to recovering from a surgery, during an illness, injury, death in the family or a new baby, etc.? Please call the parish office and the St Mary’s Martha League can help.
Welcome to the Cluster Parishes of St. Mary and St. Michael
ST. MICHAEL’S SPONSOR OF THE WEEK
MY BASKETBALL BASICS (616) 402-1600 ~ MyBasketballBasics.com
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR BULLETIN!
St. Michael’s Council #9909 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS:
The St. Michael’s Knights meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. For more information,
Jessica Fox &Taylor Laug / August 18, 2018 (St Michael) Kelley VanWeelde & David VanDyke / Oct 6 2018 (St Mary) Emily DeVos & Evan Schumann / Oct 27, 2018 (St Michael)
Summer Youth Ministry Activities: • July 21, Craig’s Cruisers Depart from St. Mary’s at 1:00 pm. • August 7, Michigan Adventures: Depart from St. Mary’s Marne at 1:00 pm For more information please contact Michael at 616-384-4026 / 616.677.5065 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus Council #11581 News The Knights meet on the 1st Thursday of the month at 8:00PM in the Parish Hall. For more info please contact Grand Knight: Steve Lampe 616.293.7355 or visit: https://saintmarysmarne.org/knights-of-columbus
PRAY FOR OUR ENGAGED COUPLES
CLUSTER NEWS and COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
St Marys & St Michael Shrines of Italy Tour * February 19 – March 1, 2019 Join us on an inspirational journey through the rolling hills and lively cities of beautiful Italy. Attend the weekly papal audience and receive the blessing given by His Holi-ness, Pope Francis. Discover the incompa-rable splendor of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Spend time at the Ba-silica of St. Francis in Assisi, the beloved saint’s hometown. Stay two nights in San Giovanni Rotondo, and pray in the church dedicated to St. Pio of Pietrelcina – “Padre Pio.” Reflect at the Grotto of Michael the Archan-gel, on the rugged Gargano Peninsula. Discover the Abbeys of San-tissima Trinita and Montecassino. In the town of Pompeii, have time at the Madonna del Rosario Sanctuary, one of the most famous shrines of Christianity.Cost: Base per person Rates: Double Bedroom $2,999; Single Bedroom $3,299; Triple Bedroom $2,969. A deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation. Travel Protection Plan of $290 is due at time of reservation. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Final payment due by December 21, 2018. Deposits are refundable up until August 20, 2018. For more infor-mation contact: Collette 800-581-8942, Refer to booking #846213
Are you looking for a preschool for your 3-or-4-year-old this fall? Do you know someone who is? St. Michael’s is the place to be! Come join this amazing preschool, where the philosophy is to “teach as Jesus did.” Preschool meets on MWF from 8:45—11:45 am. Your child must be 3 or 4 by October 1st, 2018. For more info, please call our Preschool Director, Annette Lown at 616-384-4026.
ST. MARY’S SPONSOR OF THE WEEK
GEORGE HOFACKER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT
3633 4 Mile Rd NW. ~ 616.784.2998 THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR BULLETIN!
Save the Dates: ALL ARE WELCOME
August 26 ~ St Michael’s Parish Festival & Chicken Dinner
September 9 ~ St Mary’s Outdoor Mass & Parish Picnic
Volunteers and Donations are needed for both events, please contact the parish office if you can help.
Knights of Columbus Scrap Metal Drive Date: evening of 7/13/18 through evening of 7/15/18 Location: St. Joseph – Wright Church - @ church parking lot.c Self service style all weekend. Proceeds to be used for charitable giving and general fund Items NOT taken: TV’s, freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners (anything with Freon) Items taken: scrap metal, old metal equipment / implements, washers, driers, engines & transmissions with all fluid drained Questions: Chris P 616 520-1639 or Rick 616 813-1879
Help support our seminarians and priests - Bishop Walkowiak wants your feedback! The Diocese of Grand Rapids will be conducting a feasibility study throughout July and August, and Bishop Walkowiak would like to hear from you. The study will gather feedback on a potential diocesan-wide capital campaign to support our seminarians and priests. A high level of responses from Catholics throughout West Michigan is needed to aid the bishop in making an informed decision on whether to move forward. Potential campaign goals include investing in the education of our grow-ing number of seminarians, supporting specialized education for our priests, and funding the Priest Retirement Fund. The Steier Group, a Catholic devel-opment and fundraising firm, has been hired to conduct the study. A final recommendation on the viability of the campaign will be made in the early fall. Visit dioceseofgrandrapids.org for additional details on how you can par-ticipate. Stay tuned to the bulletin throughout the study for regular updates.
St. Michael’s Parish family remembers in their prayers: Art Klein, Sr., Bill Spencer, Helen Langlois, Kevin Johnson, Chase & Harrison Tasker, Anne Pols, Lucille O’Bradovich, Margaret Langlois, Ruth Langlois, Alexandria Gordon, George Langlois, Brooke Campbell, Linda Abel-Carroll, Jackie May, Bev Hehl, Lori Hastings, Nathan Syrek, Ruth Hecksel, Jean Mayse, the victims of abortion, and the men and women in the military.
ST. MICHAEL’S PARISH NEWS
RECYCLE PAPER IN THE PAPER GATOR What is it? The PaperGator® is a fundraiser where St. Michael’s is paid to collect paper products for recycling.
What CANNOT go in the bins? Paperboard (Grocery Item boxes) Plastic Metal Trash Glass Cardboard
What CAN go in the bins? Newsprint Catalogs/Magazines Junk Mail Phone Books Office/School paper Hard and soft cover books
St. Michael’s Sanctuary Lamp A special Intention
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 8, 2018
ST. MICHAEL’S FAITH FORMATION
Parish Prayer Line— If you would like to
request a prayer for our parish prayer line please contact Mary Ann Laug at 616-837-8223 or Winnie Spencer at 616-837-8631
All St. Michael’s Faith Formation classes are on break for the summer — They will return in September. Look for registra-
tion details later in the summer. Have a wonderful time with family and friends!
Thank you for your gifts to CSA 2018. St. Michael’s is assessed $45,089 and must come up with that amount. Your generous support will fund essential dioce-san ministries that support our seminarians, provide training for teachers and faith formation staff, as well as assist our brothers and sisters in need. To date, 214 families, representing 58% of our parish house-holds, have pledged $42,100 or 93% of our parish goal. Please keep in mind that any amount raised over our goal is returned to the parish. Our balance is currently $3,609.00. Please continue to pray for the success of this important effort.
Are you looking for a preschool for your 3-or-4-year-old this fall? Do you know someone who is? St. Michael’s is the place to be! Come join this amaz-ing preschool, where the philosophy is to “teach as Jesus did.” Preschool meets on MWF from 8:45—11:45 am. Your child must be 3 or 4 by October 1st, 2018. For more info, please call our Preschool Director, Annette Lown at 616-384-4026.
ST. MICHAEL’S PRESCHOOL NEWS
Scrip News: Thank you to our 18 families that purchased Scrip this week. Our total profit was $114.72.
2018 Vacation Bible School is Coming: Shipwrecked, Rescued by JESUS! July 23-27th, from 6-8:30 pm. Contact Debbie Veneklase with any questions 616-384-4026.
Save the Date: St. Michael’s Parish Festival and Chicken Dinner will be Sunday, August 26, 2018. New this year: Corn Hole Tournament, 2 people per team. Entry fee $20 per team. Need
to be registered by 08/05/18. Sign up sheet in the
hallway. LARGE RAFFLE Tickets are now available after 7:30 and before 9 AM Masses on Sundays, or n the parish office. We are asking each family to sell 2 packets of 10 tickets to help make our festival a success.
Church Chuckle: Q: Why was Noah the best businessman in the Bible? A: He floated his stock while everybody else was being liquidated.
Adult Envelopes $4,896.00
Loose Cash $240.00
Children’s Envelopes $5.85
Budgeted Income $5,931.00
Financial Assistance $20.00
Building Fund $180.00
Endowment Fund $20.00