Good Saturday Morning!

Just a few quick things here as we get started on a beautiful weekend…I think the colors are starting to peak here in Charlevoix!
In this Sunday’s readings, Jesus uses the parable of the king who hosts a wedding feast for his son. Although many are invited, none come. In this lesson we are reminded that God is constantly inviting us to the wedding feast of the Lamb, we must ask ourselves if we are opening our hearts and minds to his invitation…The readings can be found here on the USCCB Website.
This weekend is Food Pantry Weekend! The food pantry is especially in need of pasta sauce and peanut butter. Monetary donations can be dropped in the collection baskets around the church and food supplies can be dropped near the church doors in the Parish gathering space hallway.
Right now the forecast for Sunday is “mostly sunny.” As long as this holds we will have Mass outdoors at 11am on Sunday morning. If you are able to stay and help afterwards with chairs/tear down, please do.
A reminder that Sacramental Preparation and Faith Formation classes have begun! In addition, the JP II High School Youth Ministry meets on Sunday evenings in Petoskey. For more information or to register your children, please call Liz Gengle 231-547-6652 x 13 or email:
October is “Respect Life Month”. We will be praying the Rosary at 12pm today (Saturday) near the statue of Mary off Bridge Street. We would love to have as many people as possible join us for this prayerful demonstration.
The 40 Days for Life Devotional continues through November 1. Please join us on this 40-day prayer campaign to battle against abortion. More information can be found on the website:
Confessions will continue on Wednesdays from 5-7pm and again on Fridays from 12-1pm and 4-6pm.
If you can help clean after Masses this weekend please sign up here
The USCCB guidelines on Faithful Citizenship are available on the USCCB website to provide guidance for Catholics in the upcoming elections.
Father Peter’s article, Human Dignity, is now online on the Petoskey News Review’s website.
We are still looking for someone to fill the part-time custodial/maintenance position for the Parish/School. If you (or someone you know) are interested, please contact Kendall Hayes – 231-547-6652.
This weekend’s bulletin can be found here.
Finally the funeral Mass for Marilyn Gibbons is on Monday at 11:00am. Please keep Marilyn and her family in your prayers.
Have a wonderful weekend!

“May He support us all the day long, till the shades lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done! Then in His mercy may He give us safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last!”
– St. John Henry Newman