Weekend News

Good Morning! 
Just a few reminders for the weekend: Father Peter will be hearing confessions before all Masses this weekend. Also this weekend we will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. Father Peter wanted to make sure everyone is aware that you can obtain a plenary indulgence this weekend by doing the following: Sacramental confession [according to previously issued norms, within abut 20 days before or after] Eucharistic communion [according to previously issued norms, preferably on the day, or the days before or after] Prayer for the intentions of Supreme Pontiff [certain prayers are not specified]On Divine Mercy Sunday: In any church or chapel, in a spirit that is completely detached from the affection for a sin, even a venial sin, take part in the prayers and devotions held in honour of Divine MercyOr, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed or reserved in the tabernacle, recite the Our Father and the Creed, adding a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus (e.g. Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!”)If you can help clean after Masses this weekend please call the Parish office to let Mindy know or you can sign up hereJerry Lauwers will lead the small group meeting for the Consecration to St. Joseph on Tuesday at 6pm (new time!). Please join us if you are able! St. Mary School will host its annual Open House on Tuesday, April 20 from 5:00-6:30pm. If you know someone who might be interested in having their child attend St. Mary School, please grab a postcard from the Parish office to share with them! The LOOP daily news shared this beautiful excerpt from CBS Sunday Morning about rescuing the sacred music of the Renaissance. These researchers are unearthing, deciphering, and performing music that hasn’t been heard in more than 400 years…check it out hereSt. Mary School has recently begun a joint – marketing relationship with St. Michael Academy, Petoskey, St. Francis School, Petoskey, and Bishop Baraga School, Cheboygan in a mission to promote Catholic Education in Northern Michigan. Please check out the informational ad attached below – and keep an eye out for more info on the awesome Catholic Education options available here in Northern Michigan! Finally, Fr. Peter will be on vacation starting on Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 23 so there will be no daily Mass for the next 2 weeks. Fr. Ray Cotter will be here next weekend for the weekend Masses on Saturday and Sunday. Please keep Fr. Peter in your prayers while he is traveling, visiting family and (hopefully) getting some well-earned rest!  Have a wonderful weekend! 
 “The Eucharist is the Sacrament of Love; It signifies Love, It produces love. The Eucharist is the consummation of the whole spiritual life.”
— St. Thomas Aquinas

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