This Week's Schedule
Seotember 17, 2017
Mass Schedule

Saturday, September 16th
9:30 a.m. Baptism Class at OLLH
3:30 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation at OLLH
4:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH for Marvin Kociba, given by Larry & Bonnie Siemen
Sunday, September 17th
8:30 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Kaylin Roggenbuck, given by Cindi & Mark Loyd
10:15 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. A
10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony for the people of the parish
Tuesday, September 19th
6:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH
Wednesday, September 20th
8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony Hall Chapel for LaVern Hanselman, given by Dave & Janet Kra-mer
Thursday, September 21st
8:00 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Stella Kramer, given by The Terry Kramer Family, followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 11:00 p.m.
Friday, September 22nd
7:40 a.m. Rosary for Evangelization
8:00 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Margaret Mary Logan, given by Mike & Beth Guza
Saturday, September 23rd
1:00 p.m. Wedding: Ashley Wruble and
Caleb Grapp
3:30 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation at OLLH
4:30 p.m. Mass at OLLH for Daniel Vogel;
Siemen baptism
Sunday, September 24th
8:30 a.m. Mass at OLLH for Elsie Palach, given by her husband & children; Terwillegar baptism 10:15 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. Anthony
10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony for the people of the parish

Ministry Schedule

Sept. 23/24, 2017
4:30 p.m. Mass
L: Mike Delpiere
B: Ken Weber
C: Peggy Weber
C: Bob Sopczynski
C: Carl Taus
C: Jonathon Del Rosario
A: Seth Nowiski
A: Loryn Nowiski
A: Drew Nickrand
U: Doug Booms
U: Ken Weber
U: Paul Ginther
U: Darrell Connell
G: Dan Essenmacher
G: Pat LaPine
8:30 a.m. Mass
L: Margaret Clor
B: Madelyn Stacer
C: Lori Mazure
C: Amanda Hallock
C: Regina Wruble
C: Ron Volmering
A: Dylan Zurek
A: Morgan Zurek
A: Brynley Zurek
U: Ernie Balcer
U: Dan Balcer
U: Pat LaPine
U: Ed Tschirhart
M: Sara Booth
M: Ron Wolschleger M: Donna Wolschleger M: Lynda Buchkowski
G: Candice Tenerife
G: Rene Tenerife
10:30 a.m. Mass
L: Paul Holdwick
L: Jill Wehner
B: Richard Hessling
C: Nancy Hessling
C: Jim Roggenbuck
C: Nancy Laeder
C: Angie Mausolf A: Colin Roggenbuck A: Kade Roggenbuck
U: Dale Booms
U: Doug Booms
G: Dave Kramer
G: Janet Kramer

L: Lector
H: Host
C: Chalice
A: Altar server
G: Greeter
M: Money Counter

Parish Organizations & Meetings
Early Bird Bingo Games…Every Sunday 7:00 PM
School Committee Bingo…Every Sunday 8:00 PM
World Apostolate of Fatima...Every Monday 9:30 AM
Legion of Mary……Every Wednesday
9:00 AM
Christian Service.....First Wednesday
6:30 PM
Mass/Benediction....First Saturday 8:30 AM
Liturgy Committee…Second Wednesday 6:30 PM
Youth Gathering……Third Sunday 6:30 PM
K of C Council #11432..Third Wednesday 7:00 PM
Men’s Club…………Fourth Wednesday 8:00 PM
School Committee…....Fourth Thursday 6:00 PM
Parish Council………...Fourth Thursday 7:30 PM

Fr. George’s Weekly Message: The Sacrament of Matrimony

Last month, we celebrated two couples who have lived the married life for over 50 years. It is a thing of joy to see man and woman so live. They are a clear testimony that the Word of God is eternally true irrespective of culture or age of existence. God in creating man complemented his existence and being with the creation of woman, and “That is why a man leaves his mother and father and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body” (Gen 2:24), … “so they are longer two, but one flesh. There-fore, what God has joined together, no human being must sepa-rate” (Matthew 19:6).
We must admit from the onset that to live out the married life to heavenly bliss requires the GRACE OF GOD, because it is God who instituted this sacrament. Married life was and is part and parcel of creation. That is to say, marriage is not the making of any government, or a product of legislative fiat, or judicial activism. The natural order as recorded in the book of Genesis and reaffirmed by Jesus Christ is what the church teaches and upholds albeit aberrations. And since marriage is fundamental to a well-ordered society, expect that it would always come under attack by the evil one and its agents who abhor family life. And that is why both those in marriage and those outside of it must fervently pray for and work towards the protection and preservation of the institution of marriage as ordained by Christ.
Because marriage is a life-long commitment, it requires the support of all. The church must be at the forefront in this effort. The church is not only required to teach the meaning of marriage, but must take concrete steps in practically supporting sacramentally married couples to live out their marital vows. And married couples should demand for such support. Societal pressures on young married couples is increasing by the day, and many such couples are increas-ingly finding it difficult to enjoy this beautiful sacrament, thus the increase in the rate of divorce, and increase in single parenting. This is not the mind of God.
Those in marriage must always keep in focus the intention of God for them, which is for good and not for evil, which is for happiness and not for sorrow, which is to live out a beautiful life rather than to endure it. Married couples must bring to perspective the analogy of St. Paul between the church and Christ, and between married couples. He says, “Be subordinate to one an-other out of reverence for Christ … As the church is subordinate to Christ, so wives should be subordinate to their husbands in every-thing. Husbands love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and handed himself over for her to sanctify her, cleansing her by bath of water with the word [so] that she might be holy without blemish. So [also] husbands should love their wives as their own bodies” (Ephesians 5:21-33). But we must be clear that in no way does this indicate a superior and inferior relationship, but a relationship that can only thrive in mutual love and respect, where the one who loves makes adequate sacrifices just as Christ sacrificed his life for the church.
If it is true that a faithful and successful marriage requires the GRACE OF GOD, then married couples must be friends of the sacraments (Holy Mass, Confession) which are sources of grace. They must be men and women (together with their children) of prayers. We pray for married couples espe-cially those presently experiencing difficulties in living out their marital com-mitment, whether with respect to fidelity, children, or finances. Amen!

 

Holy Name of Mary Announcements:

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for a full time mainte-nance person/janitor for OLLH Church and School. For more information, contact Jess in the office, 479-3393.
ADULT CHOIR will practice on Monday, September 18th at 7:00 pm at OLLH Church. New members (high school age and above) are always welcome! If you have questions please call Wally Tenbusch at 989-269-8775 or Denise Grates at 989-315-1459.
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS COMMITTEE will meet on Tuesday, September 19th at 7:30 pm in the school library.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS will meet the 3rd TUESDAY of the month due to the Alpha Program meeting on Wednes-days. Next K of C meeting will be September 19th at 7:00pm.
CHRISTIAN SERVICE will meet on Thursday, September 21st at 6:15 pm in the OLLH Church basement.
2017 HELENA HAM & SAUSAGE DINNER will be held on Sunday, October 22nd at St. Anthony Hall. Hog dona-tions are greatly appreciated. Donations are also needed for the craft table. Get started on those homemade/handmade items! We appreciate any items you can donate, call Marlene at 989-550-2226 or Judy at 989-551-9298. Anyone that will not be able to work for the dinner, or anyone willing to work double shifts/stay longer then their scheduled time slot, please call or text JaNice at (989) 658-2902.
WOMEN AND YOUNG LADIES please mark your calen-dars for Sunday, October 29th at 12:00pm for the oppor-tunity to attend our 4th Annual Benefit Shower. This year's gifts and monetary donations will help the work of In Better Hands in aiding those who are victims of Human Traffick-ing. Watch the bulletin for more information.
CHRISTIAN SERVICE has received 10 Baptismal Keep-sake Afghans that were made and donated by volunteers to be presented on the day of baptism by Fr. George. This is an ongoing project, please keep making those blankets! Af-ghans can be knit or crochet, should be white only, and ap-proximately 28”x 28” in size. For more info, call Mony at 989-479-6019.
MINI PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT BINGO will start out at $790 plus that nights sales. Bingo within 57 numbers and win the jackpot! Early bird games start Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 8:00 p.m. Sponsored by the OLLH Bingo Committee for OLLH School Athletic programs.
BINGO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the 2nd and 5th Sunday’s of the month. Please call the office if you are inter-ested in helping out, 479-3393.
PRAYER CHAIN: To have a prayer intention included on our parish Prayer Chain, please call Cheryl Allen at 989-259-0238.
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Prayer List

Allen Messing Sharlyn Weber Chad McCulley Stephanie Cash Derek Pfaff Wendy Lyons Janice Deaton Francis Schulte Doug Mausolf Judy Swartz Beck Bucholtz Jessica Vigari Sam Soper

Prayer List 479-3393