November 20, 2022 | Thirty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C

Opening Prayer

Father all powerful, God of love,
You have raised our lord Jesus Christ from the death to life,
Resplendent in glory as King of Creation.
Open our hearts, free all the world to rejoice in his peace,
to glory in his justice, to live in his love.
Bring all mankind together in Jesus Christ your Son,
Whose kingdom is with you and the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever, Amen.

Upcoming Events:

Solemnity of St. Catherine of Alexandria | Nov. 25
Mass at 9:00am at St. Catherine Church.

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

Friday Night Bible Study with Steven adams & John MacMaster
Day: Friday’s (Beginning 11/25) | Time: 7:00pm
Where: Maria Hall at St. Anne Church
Join Steven and John this Advent with a bible study series on Friday nights. Soup and bread will be provided.

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:
Christ as Messiah and King

CCC 436: “The word “Christ” comes from the Greek translation of the Hebrew Messiah, which means “anointed”. It became the name proper to Jesus only because he accomplished perfectly the divine mission that “Christ” signifies. In effect, in Israel those consecrated to God for a mission that he gave were anointed in his name. This was the case for kings, for priests and, in rare instances, for prophets. This had to be the case all the more so for the Messiah whom God would send to inaugurate his kingdom definitively. It was necessary that the Messiah be anointed by the Spirit of the Lord at once as king and priest, and also as prophet. Jesus fulfilled the messianic hope of Israel in his threefold office of priest, prophet and king. “

CCC 783: “Jesus Christ is the one whom the Father anointed with the Holy Spirit and established as priest, prophet, and king. the whole People of God participates in these three offices of Christ and bears the responsibilities for mission and service that flow from them.”

CCC 786: “Finally, the People of God shares in the royal office of Christ. He exercises his kingship by drawing all men to himself through his death and Resurrection. Christ, King and Lord of the universe, made himself the servant of all, for he came “not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” For the Christian, “to reign is to serve him,” particularly when serving “the poor and the suffering, in whom the Church recognizes the image of her poor and suffering founder.” The People of God fulfils its royal dignity by a life in keeping with its vocation to serve with Christ. The sign of the cross makes kings of all those reborn in Christ and the anointing of the Holy Spirit consecrates them as priests, so that, apart from the particular service of our ministry, all spiritual and rational Christians are recognized as members of this royal race and sharers in Christ’s priestly office. What, indeed, is as royal for a soul as to govern the body in obedience to God? and what is as priestly as to dedicate a pure conscience to the Lord and to offer the spotless offerings of devotion on the altar of the heart?”

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Numbers 436; 783; 786.

Advent Begins: November 27, 2022