November 13, 2022 | Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C

Bishop Walsh’s Statement on the Passing of Proposal 3

The passing of Proposal 3 in the state of Michigan is a tremendous sorrow for all who recognize the dignity of the human person, created in God’s image and likeness from the first moment of conception. I want to thank everyone who made efforts and gave resources to defeat Proposal 3. The pro-life movement has proven resilient in the past, and we will muster the strength to persevere in defending life in new, yet unforeseen ways in the future. As disciples of Christ, our mission must always be to receive life as a gift from God, heal those broken by the sin of abortion, and walk with Moms in need. It is our sincere hope that, despite unjust civil laws, people will choose to follow divine law, and therein find their true happiness.

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Day of fasting and prayer in reparation for sins against the Fifth Commandment on Friday November 18, 2022

A voluntary (not obligatory) day of fasting and prayer in the reparation for sins against the Fifth Commandment (Thou shalt not Kill) will take place in the Diocese of Gaylord on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. In our Catholic tradition, every Friday is a remembrance of the day our Lord suffered and died for our sins. In solidarity with our Lord’s cross, we are being invited to offer a voluntary fast and prayers to “make up for what is lacking” in the Lord’s suffering (Col.1:24). In particular, the passing of Proposal 3, which will enshrine an artificial “right” to abortion in the Michigan State Constitution, cries out for reparation. Fasting from a favorite food or snack and offering a devotion like the rosary or divine mercy chaplet, or ideally going to daily Friday Mass, will unite us to God in His promise that we will have life and have it to the full.

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Opening Prayer

Father of all that is good,
Keep us faithful in serving you,
For to serve you is our lasting joy.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever.

Upcoming Events:

KofC Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive | Nov. 11-20
Knights of Columbus (Ossineke Council 6851) annual Thanksgiving food drive will take place from November 11 to November 20, 2022. Drop off non-perishable food at St. Catherine and St Gabriel parish halls. Food will be delivered to St Vincent DePaul in Mikado.

St. Raphael Sodality Invites Women of the Community To join:
Annual Ecumenical Christmas Celebration: 12/4
When: December 4th from 1-3 pm
Where: St. Raphael Catholic Church, gathering space
(corner of F-30 & F-41, Mikado)
Luncheon, 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes & Music
Cost:$10.00 per person. Call Peggy Youngblood at 586-899-3477 for tickets. Please R.S.V.P. by Nov. 25th. In lieu of the gift exchange, please bring a non-perishable food item for the Alcona SVdP Food Pantry. Invite Your Friends, Come and Enjoy Fun and Fellowship!

St. Catherine Giving Tree: St. Catherine council of St. Vincent de Paul is again sponsoring a giving tree for needy families in our area. Tags with names on them will be on the tree, in the gathering area of the church. Please take as many tags as you feel comfortable with and return the gifts with the tags attached, no later than Dec. 10th. Thank you so much for your time and generosity.

Weekly Holy Hour With the Lord:
Wednesday’s from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: St. Anne Church
“Again, I say to you, If two of you agree on Earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father.” (Matthew 18:19)
Brought to you by: St. Anne’s Catholic Women

World Youth Day ~ A Pilgrimage to Portugal
The Diocese of Gaylord is leading a pilgrimage for young adults ages 18 to 35. Celebrate World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal from July 30 until August 7, 2023. Join Pope Francis and Bishop Walsh for a memorable pilgrimage with days of catechesis, festival, prayer and the Sacraments. Pilgrims will end the pilgrimage with a 24-hour prayer vigil and Mass with the Holy Father. Cost is $2,999 plus airfare. Must register by November 30, 2022. For more information contact: Ami Peterson at 231-340-1743 or

Catechism Quote for the Week:
The Glorious Advent of Christ, The Hope of Israel

CCC 673: “Since the Ascension Christ’s coming in glory has been imminent, even though “it is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority.” This eschatological coming could be accomplished at any moment, even if both it and the final trial that will precede it are “delayed.””

CCC 674: “The glorious Messiah’s coming is suspended at every moment of history until his recognition by “all Israel”, for “a hardening has come upon part of Israel” in their “unbelief” toward Jesus. St. Peter says to the Jews of Jerusalem after Pentecost: ‘Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for establishing all that God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old.’ St. Paul echoes him: ‘For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead?’ The “full inclusion” of the Jews in the Messiah’s salvation, in the wake of “the full number of the Gentiles”,will enable the People of God to achieve “the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ”, in which “God may be all in all’’”

To Judge the Living and the Dead

CCC 678: “Following in the steps of the prophets and John the Baptist, Jesus announced the judgement of the Last Day in his preaching. Then will the conduct of each one and the secrets of hearts be brought to light. Then will the culpable unbelief that counted the offer of God’s grace as nothing be condemned. Our attitude to our neighbour will disclose acceptance or refusal of grace and divine love. On the Last Day Jesus will say: ‘Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’”

CCC 679: “Christ is Lord of eternal life. Full right to pass definitive judgement on the works and hearts of men belongs to him as redeemer of the world. He “acquired” this right by his cross. the Father has given “all judgement to the Son.”Yet the Son did not come to judge, but to save and to give the life he has in himself. By rejecting grace in this life, one already judges oneself, receives according to one’s works, and can even condemn oneself for all eternity by rejecting the Spirit of love.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Numbers 673-674; 678-679.