The June Growing in Faith:
Garage, Craft & Bake Sale
111 South “D” Street, Cheboygan Thursday, June 17th & Friday, June 18th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
As you are spring cleaning your house, garage, or shed please consider donating any clean & usable items for this sale!
Dishes, pots & pans, silverware, frames/framed pictures, knick-knacks, tools, books & jigsaw puzzles for all ages, linens, toys, craft supplies, canning supplies, furniture, lamps, sporting equipment, gardening tools, etc. Please NO clothing, shoes, TV’s, computers, monitors, printers, scanners, exercise equipment, encyclopedias, or mattresses.
For the Craft & Bake Sale we once again ask our many talented parishioners to donate homemade baked goodies/candies, home canned veggies/jams, and/or homemade craft items.
DONATIONS DROP OFF DAY
Wednesday, June 16th—8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Or call 231-627-4706 if you need to drop off earlier.
Proceeds to benefit St. Mary/St. Charles Task Force.
Praise God that the CDC has issued new GUIDELINES regarding the pandemic. Bishop Hurley is currently seeking information and clarity and what it will mean for our churches, schools and Catholic life. As for now, he asks that all parishes maintain current protocols over the coming weekend until decisions can be made. Therefore, mask wearing, distancing, etc. will remain in place at the weekend Masses. Bishop Hurley has indicated that THE DISPENSATION FROM THE OBLIGATION TO ATTEND MASS WILL BE LIFTED beginning next weekend, Pentecost, May 29/30th except for those with underlying medical conditions that prevent them from attending Mass. Updates will be sent via this app as well as posted on the parish website as it becomes available. Thank you.
Give a Spiritual Bouquet Honoring Mothers
(living and deceased)
The Masses on the 30th of May will be for this intention.
The names of our mothers will be displayed in church, throughout the month of May, as well as listed in the May 30th bulletin.
Donation is $10 per name.
Deadline to submit names is Friday, May 21st.
Checks, along with the names you want honored, can be mailed to PO Box 40, Cheboygan, MI 49721, put in the mail slot at the parish office or in the offering boxes at church. If sending with your contribution please write a separate check and make payable to CPR Parishes.
Download the May Growing in Faith issue below:
Holy Week Worship Aids can be found here: https://cprparishes.org/holy-week-worship-aids/
Download your Easter Flower order form here:
Orders must be received no later than 4PM on Wednesday March 17th.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
For many, the most beloved of family memories are those times when we’ve “come home” for the holidays or special occasions to be with family and friends. We all deeply long to be loved, and home is the place where we find belonging, joy and fulfillment. We are grateful that modern technology has allowed us to virtually be “home” for many things this past year, in these times when we haven’t been able to be fully present with our family, friends, and even with our Lord when we’ve been unable to attend Mass in person.
Yet, we know that no digital experience could ever take the place of being physically present with those that we love. Like we have longed to hug our families, I believe our Lord longs for us to be physically present with him again, to the extent that we are able. He makes himself fully present to us in a most beautiful way — body, blood, soul and divinity — through the Eucharist, in a way that no virtual celebration could ever accomplish for us.
In this season of Lent, as we prepare to celebrate our Lord’s passion and resurrection, I invite you to come home and return to our celebrations of Mass in a safe and prayerful environment. I invite you to come home to full communion with your Father, who yearns to be with you and to bring you hope and peace.
Be encouraged that, in our parishes, we will continue all safety precautions to ensure that everyone who is able can return in person. Masks will continue to be required, we will remain socially distanced and continue extensive sanitizing. For our brothers and sisters who are still unable to physically return, the dispensation remains in place and the virtual celebration of the Mass will still be available. It is my prayer that more and more in these coming weeks, we can begin to fully share together, once again, in the Eucharistic celebration.
Recently, the Archdiocese of Detroit shared two excellent videos [below] reminding us that all are welcomed home. These illustrate how, like our biological families, our family of faith is a precious gift and our parish home is a place of belonging, where our relationships with God and others were meant to flourish. The greatest of these relationships is that with Christ.
This Lenten season, let us prepare our hearts for the Lord and prayerfully consider how we can become fully present to him, as he is for us.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
+Most Reverend Walter A. Hurley
Come Home to Hope
Come home to sacraments. Come home to community. Come home to hope.
Returning to Mass Safely
Those of us who are able are invited to return to participate fully in the celebration of the Eucharist.
Download the March issue of Growing in Faith by clicking on the following link: March 2021 Growing in Faith