May 9-10, 2015

We celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday. I hope it is a special day for all of you whom God has called to motherhood. Even though it has been almost seven years since my mother passed away, she is still very present to me. If your mother is still alive, give her that extra hug!

Next Sunday afternoon we celebrate couples who have reached one of the wedding anniversary milestones that call for special recognition. Our parish recognition is a dinner beginning at 1:00 pm in the parish hall. I invite families who would like to receive a blessing on this occasion to attend the 12:00 pm mass beforehand. Please call the parish office if you plan on being included in the blessing at the noon mass.

You should have received your letter from me on the Catholic Services Appeal for 2015. There is an interesting and informative article in the Michigan Catholic which I found very encouraging. If you read it you will see that the average gift to the CSA is $280.00. Again, I hope to see an increase in the level of CSA participation within the parish, and if you were praying about how much to give, this average number may give you some help.