Updates for the Week!

Hello! A few things to share on this sunny Tuesday….

  • Thank you to everyone who purchased spaghetti dinners last Friday night – the middle school sold 95 dinners and raised about $1100 in sales and donations toward their pilgrimage fund. We were also able to deliver some leftovers to the men’s shelter and the Joppa house as well! We do have about 20 dinners left over if anyone would like to stop in to the parish and grab a few today for dinner tonight! 
  • The Charlevoix Community Christmas Project is wrapping up for the year. If you missed on adopting a family or a child but would still like to participate, the project is in need of gas cards, food cards and monetary donations. Checks can be made out to the Charlevoix Community Christmas Project. Thank you to everyone who donated this year!! 
  • We are excited to be celebrating The Year of St. Joseph! Information on the plenary indulgence can be found here. More to come! 
  • We will be pulling the trees out of the basement starting next Monday at 9am in preparation for Christmas decorating. Then on Wednesday (23rd) at about 10am we will start setting up inside the church –  there will be lots of tree fluffing and lighting going on so If you are able to come help, please do!
  • Reservations are still open for the 7pm and 10pm Christmas Eve Masses, as well as Christmas Day on the signup genius page or call the Parish office – 231-547-6652. 
  • We could also use some usher help with the Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Masses. If you are able to help with seating and greeting people, please call the Parish office. 
  • St. Mary School is collecting socks this week to donate to the Elders in Tuba City, Arizona where former St. Mary School student, Katie Golski, works. If you would like to contribute, please drop new, adult- sized socks off to the Parish office by Friday at 3pm. 
  • Finally, Father Peter’s article“Rejoice!” from Friday is available on the Petoskey News Review website. 

Enjoy your week! 

“Each of us can discover in Joseph – the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet, and hidden presence – in intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble. Saint Joseph reminds us that those who appear hidden or in the shadows can play an incomparable role in the history of salvation. A word of recognition and of gratitude is due to them all.” — Pope Francis