May 14, 2023 | Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A

Opening Prayer:

Ever living God,
Help us to celebrate our joy
in the resurrection of the Lord
and to express in our lives
the love we celebrate.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit.
God forever and ever.

Catechism Quote of the Week:

I Want to See God

CCC 2548: “Desire for true happiness frees man from his immoderate attachment to the goods of this world so that he can find his fulfillment in the vision and beatitude of God. “The promise [of seeing God] surpasses all beatitude…. In Scripture, to see is to possess…. Whoever sees God has obtained all the goods of which he can conceive.”

CCC 2549: “It remains for the holy people to struggle, with grace from on high, to obtain the good things God promises. In order to possess and contemplate God, Christ’s faithful mortify their cravings and, with the grace of God, prevail over the seductions of pleasure and power.”

CCC 2550: “On this way of perfection, the Spirit and the Bride call whoever hears them to perfect communion with God: ‘There will true glory be, where no one will be praised by mistake or flattery; true honor will not be refused to the worthy, nor granted to the unworthy; likewise, no one unworthy will pretend to be worthy, where only those who are worthy will be admitted. There true peace will reign, where no one will experience opposition either from self or others. God himself will be virtue’s reward; he gives virtue and has promised to give himself as the best and greatest reward that could exist…. “I shall be their God and they will be my people….” This is also the meaning of the Apostle’s words: “So that God may be all in all.” God himself will be the goal of our desires; we shall contemplate him without end, love him without surfeit, praise him without weariness. This gift, this state, this act, like eternal life itself, will assuredly be common to all.’”

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Number 2548-2550.


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We want to thank Fr. John William for his many years of generous priestly ministry in the Diocese of Gaylord. As you know, Fr. John will be returning to his home diocese of Maiduguri in Nigeria. His priestly assignment in the Diocese of Gaylord will come to an end on May 21st. Please join me in showing Fr. John our love and prayerful support in these days. From May 22nd until June 30th, Bishop Walsh has asked me to be temporary administrator of St. Anne, St. Catherine, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael parishes. During that time, the day-to-day operations of the parishes will continue. However, daily Masses, adoration, and confessions during the week will be canceled. Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses will continue as scheduled with me and Fr. Michael Lingaur filling in from All Saints Parish in Alpena. On some weekends a few other priests will assist us during our previously scheduled vacation time. For any pastoral emergency or Anointing of the Sick, please call All Saints Parish at 989.354.3019 and press #3 to leave a message for me and Fr. Michael. In the coming weeks, the Diocese of Gaylord will announce new priestly assignments including a new pastor for the Parishes of the Resurrection. Please keep me, Fr. John, Fr. Michael, and your new pastor in your prayers during this time of transition.

God bless,

Fr. Tyler Bischoff

Regional Vicar – East Vicariate

The 2023 Catholic Services Appeal is off to a great start in our parish! Your gifts to the CSA make a difference for many ministries and programs throughout the diocese. Through this appeal, we are helping to proclaim the gospel, care for those in need, and support our parishes and clergy. To date, receipts of gift commitments towards the goals of our parishes are as follows: St. Anne – $0; St. Raphael – $500; St. Catherine – $0 ; St. Gabriel – $0. We would like to achieve 100% participation. If you have not yet made a gift to the CSA, please consider doing so today. Every dollar raised supports important diocesan services, and every dollar raised above target will be used in our parish toward ongoing projects. Learn more and give online at CSA23.

Our parishes goals are: St. Anne’s Goal is $22,555. St. Raphael’s Goal is $7,633. St. Catherine’s Goal is $26,923.00. St. Gabriel’s Goal is $5,341.00. Please make a gift today to support this important mission. Learn more and give online at


  • Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 11:00 am at St. Catherine Ossineke
  • Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 5:30 pm at St. Raphael

This is for anyone who is suffering from an illness, disease, injury or will be having surgery in the near future.


Memorial Mass for Marijane Maceri will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at St. Anne Catholic Church. Everything will begin at 5:30pm.


Memorial Mass for Zanetta Bielusiak will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 11:00 am at St. Anne Catholic Church.