Fr. Todd Homily, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15 2018

 


And Mary said:”My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
and has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children forever.”

Deacon John Homily, August 12 2018

 

The First Reading for Sunday, August 12 is from: 1 Kings, chapter 19

Elijah went a day’s journey into the desert, until he came to a broom tree and sat beneath it.   He prayed for death saying: “This is enough, O LORD!
Take my life, for I am no better than my fathers.”   He lay down and fell asleep under the broom tree, but then an angel touched him and ordered him to get up and eat.
Elijah looked and there at his head was a hearth cake and a jug of water.  After he ate and drank, he lay down again, but the angel of the LORD came back a second time, touched him, and ordered, “Get up and eat, else the journey will be too long for you!”   He got up, ate, and drank; then strengthened by that food, he walked forty days and forty nights to the mountain of God, Horeb.

Holy Day for Mary’s Assumption in Heaven, August 15

This week we have the Holy Day for our Mother’s Assumption into Heaven. 

Pope Benedict XVI said this about her assumption: “By contemplating Mary in heavenly glory, we understand that the earth is not the definitive homeland for us either, and that if we live with our gaze fixed on eternal goods we will one day share in this same glory and the earth will become more beautiful. Consequently, we must not lose our serenity and peace even amid the thousands of daily difficulties.  …  Supported by awareness of this, let us continue confidently on our path of Christian commitment wherever Providence may lead us. Let us forge ahead in our lives under Mary’s guidance”

 

Mass schedule for August 14 – 15 will be:

Tuesday, August 14 ~ Vigil ~ 6:00 pm at St. Mary on the Lake

Wednesday, August 15 ~ 8:00 am at Sacred Heart

Wednesday, August 15 ~ 9:15 am at St. Mary on the Lake

Wednesday, August 15 ~ 6:30 pm at Sacred Heart

 

There will be NO Adoration, Confession on Tuesday, August 15. 

Please join the Vigil Mass at St. Mary at 6:00pm.

 

RCIA

 

If you are planning on attending the RCIA sessions beginning in September, please contact Linda Higgins at 517-286-6426 to set up an appointment.

 

Vietnam Memorial Wall

 

The Hudson American Legion Hannan-Colvin Post 180 will be hosting the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall on August 9-13 in the East parking lot at Hudson High School.

We are in need of help with setting up and tearing down, as well as helping visitors and people to assist with parking cars and guarding the wall 24 hours a day while it is here.

Base construction will start on Sunday, August 5 about 2:00pm and tear down will commence August 13 at 1:00pm.

Please consider helping with this worthwhile community project.  Time slots are available, please contact Jim Friedrich at 517-448-0039.  Donations are being accepted to help defray the cost of bringing the Memorial Wall to Hudson

 

Altar Rosary Society

 

Altar Rosary Society:

The Altar Rosary Society primary mission to the church is taking care of the Lord’s table.  They provide hosts, wine, altar linens, vestments, server’s albs, altar flowers, weekly cleaning of the Altar and a host of other things!  Every woman of the parish is considered a member of the Society and is encouraged to attend meetings.

Every year the Altar Rosary society holds a Rummage Sale to raise funds for their mission.  With the construction this year, they were unable to hold their Annual Rummage Sale.  Let us thank the Ladies of the Parish with a 2nd collection the weekend of August 4-5.  God Bless!

 

Made for Happiness Assembly

 

REGISTER TODAY for the Made for Happiness Diocesan Assembly!  You are invited to join thousands of faithful Catholics from across the diocese for the Saturday, September 22 Diocesan Assembly.  The day will include an outdoor Eucharistic Procession from St. Mary Cathedral in Lansing to the Breslin Center in East Lansing (9:00 to 11:30), the Assembly Gathering featuring inspiring speakers and music (1:00 to 4:30), and the All-Diocesan Mass (4:30 to 6:00). Throughout the day Assembly goers also will have access to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and will be able to view a variety of religious displays.  The Assembly is for the whole family, with music, activities for kids, and free childcare.  Admission is FREE, but advance registration is required because space is limited! To register, go to madeforhappiness.org

 

From Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

“The happiness you are seeking, the happiness you have a right to enjoy has a name and a face: it is Jesus of Nazareth, hidden in the Eucharist.  Only he gives the fulfillment of life to humanity!  With Mary, say your own ‘yes’ to God, for he wishes to give himself to you.”