Third Sunday Of Lent 3/7/2021

St. Mary on the Lake Parish Manitou Beach
Third Sunday Of Lent
March 7, 2021
https://youtu.be/UC7UGxLCMvo

 

In today’s Gospel, Jesus admonishes those making a marketplace out of the Father’s house. His zeal is bound up in the commandment to keep the Sabbath holy. God wants us to rest and worship, and even more, keep our temples (both communal and bodily) free of unnecessary work, or worse, consumerism. We are more than buyers and sellers – we are God’s children!

Readings of the day: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/030721-YearB.cfm

The Mass was offered for the intention of Ben Flaherty+

The Mass intentions at Sacred Heart were offered for the following:
4:30 pm – Phyllis Sword+
8:00 am – Dora Reuter 31st Anniversary+
11:00 am – Linda Gutierrez 1st Anniversary+

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Fr. Todd Bulletin, March 7 2021

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s,

Pandemic Update: For almost a year now, we have been enduring the pandemic and the way it has changed life as we knew it.  The million-dollar question now is when?  When will the restrictions/guidelines that have been affecting Mass (masks, ropes between pews, no song books) go away or change in some drastic way?

The sincere hope is by Pentecost of this year, which is May 23rd.  Accordingly, Bishop Boyea has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass until the Sunday prior to Pentecost, May 16.  It is the hope that by late spring the most vulnerable of our population will have received the vaccine if they so desired, and those less vulnerable will have begun receiving it.  After the two-month shut down last year, Pentecost was the first weekend when we had public Masses again.  How beautiful it would be if that same Sunday one year later we could take this next step.  Pentecost is the birthday of the Church, and that would certainly be a major celebration.  There is light at the end of the tunnel, so hang on!  As changes come, I will let you know.

DSA 2021: I would like to thank the Linsners at St. Mary on the Lake and the Czeiszpergers at Sacred Heart for speaking on behalf of this year’s DSA appeal.  We will hear a message from Bishop Boyea this weekend.  I want to encourage you to look at the many ministries the DSA supports in our diocese.  With the craziness of this past year, I am especially grateful for the direct support the Diocese provided for us as parishes during this crisis.  As always, vocations and all we can do to support men and women answering God’s call are high on my list.  I am grateful for the Diocesan support in helping provide Fr. Tomy, who is a blessing to not only our parishes but parishes throughout this region.

One silver lining of the pandemic has been the creative ways the Diocese has been reaching out.  I think especially of the Yearlong Bible Study (https://www.dioceseoflansing.org/byob) and Bishop Boyea’s Friday memo (https://dioceseoflansing.flocknote.com/FridayMemo).  I know it was quite the adjustment for me to figure out YouTube and Facebook.  I am grateful that Bishop, who has a few years on me, has been willing to do the same!  This is a great opportunity for us as parishes and individuals to support the mission of the Church, which is so much greater than what we can do as individuals or as parishes.  Thank you for your support.

Bible Study at Sacred Heart and St. Mary on the Lake:  We just finished walking through St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians.  We are shifting now to a series on the Psalms.  St. Ambrose once described the Psalms this way: “History instructs us, the law teaches us, prophecy foretells, correction punishes, morality persuades; but the book of Psalms goes further than all these. It is medicine for our spiritual health. Whoever reads it will find in it a medicine to cure the wounds caused by his own particular passions. Whoever studies it deeply will find it a kind of gymnasium open for all souls to use, where the different psalms are like different exercises set out before him. In that gymnasium, in that stadium of virtue, he can choose the exercises that will train him best to win the victor’s crown.”

In the Psalms you truly do find prayers for anything we might encounter.  May this help introduce us to the great treasure trove of prayer, a gym for the soul!  Our upcoming dates are Wednesdays March 10th and 24th at 6pm in Sacred Heart’s Parish Hall, and Thursdays March 11th and 25th at 10:30am at St. Mary on the Lake.

 

God Bless!

Fr. Todd

 

Principal Anne Atkin Bulletin, March 8, 2021

EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE – 10 COMMANDMENTS FOR STUDENTS

 

  1. I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD. YOU SHALL NOT HAVE OTHER GODS BESIDE ME.
  • Do I speak to God every day?
  • As soon as I wake up, do I give Him my school work and all my day?
  • Do I remember to THANK God for the good things I have done or received?
  1. YOU SHALL NOT USE GOD’S NAME IN VAIN.
  • Have I used the words “God” or “Jesus” in anger or with lack of respect?
  • Have I used ugly words or language?
  • Have I wished evil on another?
  1. REMEMBER TO KEEP GOD’S DAY HOLY.
  • Do I go to Mass on Sunday unless I have had a good reason?
  • Do I do all I can to make Sunday a day of rest and joy for my family?
  • Do I pay attention to Mass, or do I tease or distract others by talking or playing?
  1. HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.
  • Do I respect and obey my parents?
  • Have I treated them badly by word or deed?
  • Am I willing to help around the house or must I be nagged a hundred times?
  • Do I try to get along with my brothers and sisters? Am I a tattletale or bully?
  • Do I try to set a good example, especially to younger siblings and school mates?
  1. YOU SHALL NOT KILL.
  • Do I say mean things, or make fun of others to hurt their feelings?
  • Am I willing to play with everyone? Have I stopped speaking to anyone?
  • Do I encourage others to do bad things?
  • Do I take care of my health such as eating the right food and taking care of the body God has given me?
  1. YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY.
  • Do I treat my body and other people’s bodies with respect and purity?
  • Do I look at television shows, movies, or pictures that are bad and hurt my soul and mind?
  1. YOU SHALL NOT STEAL.
  • Have I taken things that were not mine from a store or another person?
  • Have I broken or misused another person’s property on purpose?
  • Do I return things that I borrow? In good condition?
  1. YOU SHALL NOT LIE (YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT FALSE WITNESS AGAINST YOUR NEIGHBOR).
  • Do I tell the truth? Do I say things about other people that are not true?
  • Did I cheat in class or in a game?
  • Do I tell lies to make myself look good?
  • Do I tell lies to protect myself from being punished?
  • Am I a tattletale?
  1. YOU SHALL NOT COVET YOUR NEIGHBOR’S WIFE.
  • Am I jealous of my siblings and do I want my parent’s attention for myself constantly?
  • Am I willing to share my things and my time with others?

10.YOU SHALL NOT COVET YOUR NEIGHBOR’S GOODS.

  • Am I thankful to God and my parents for what they have given me?
  • Do I share the things I have with my family, friends and poor people?
  • Am I jealous or envious of the things others have?
  • Am I jealous or envious of the abilities others have?

 

God Bless,

Anne Atkin, principal

 

Sacred Heart School

Students are balanced: confident of mind, academics and Catholic Faith.

Serving the Community. Teaching our students to live and model the Catholic faith. Reflecting the unconditional love of Jesus.   Remaining structured with the purpose of graduating students who are prepared to persevere.

 

Mass Intentions for March 6-March 14

Saturday, March 6

4:30pm ~ Phyllis Sword by Family

Sunday, March 7

8:00am ~ Dora Reuter ~ 31st Anniversary by Chres Reuter Family

11:00am ~ Linda Gutierrez ~ 1st Anniversary

Monday, March 8

8:00am ~ People of the Parish

Tuesday, March 9

4:45pm ~ Confession & Adoration

5:45pm ~ Deceased Members of the Marge Kelsch Harris Family

Wednesday, March 10

8:00am ~ Our Mother’s Day Intentions

Thursday, March 11

8:00am ~ Our Father’s Day Intentions

Friday, March 12

9:00am ~ Beth Beal by Marie Hartley

Saturday, March 13

4:30pm ~ Katherine Markel by Katie Oates

Sunday, March 14

8:00am ~ Margaret Krauss by Tony & Linda Marry

11:00am ~ Fr. Charles Irvin