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M I S S I O N S T A T E M E N T OUR LADY OF SORROWS IS A CATHOLIC COMMUNITY OF CHRISTIANS WHO HAVE COME TOGETHER UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO GIVE WITNESS TO JESUS CHRIST. OUR MISSION IS TO
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M I S S I O N S T A T E M E N T OUR LADY OF SORROWS IS A CATHOLIC COMMUNITY OF CHRISTIANS WHO HAVE COME TOGETHER UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO GIVE WITNESS TO JESUS CHRIST. OUR MISSION IS TO CELEBRATE THE EUCHARIST, TO PROCLAIM THE GOOD NEWS, TO ENCOURAGE STEWARDSHIP AS A WAY OF LIFE, AND TO GROW IN FAITH, JUSTICE, LOVE AND SERVICE TO OTHERS. July 02, 2017 T V E M NOTES...FRO M THE PASTO R Every time I get in my car and start the engine I pray that the Lord will keep me alert to any danger and be respectful of others while I am driving. Most times I am tolerant of other drivers but there are times I shared the following Ten Commandments for Christian Drivers from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops a few years ago, but I thought, especially in these present times, that it would be good for all of us to reflect on how to be a Christian driver. Those who know Jesus Christ are vigilant on the roads; they don t think about themselves, and are not always worried about getting to their destination in a great hurry. They see the people who accompany them on the road, each of whom has their own life, their own desire to reach a destination and their own problems. They see everyone as brothers and sisters, sons and daughters of God. This is the attitude that characterizes a Christian driver. With the request for motorists to exercise virtue, we have drawn up a special Decalogue for them, in an analogy with the Lord s Ten Commandments. I. You shall not kill. II. The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and not a mortal harm. III. Courtesy, uprightness and prudence will help you deal with unforeseen events. IV. Be charitable and help your neighbor in need, especially victims of accidents. V. Cars shall not be for you an expression of power and domination, and an occasion of sin. VI. Charitably convince the young and not so young not to drive when they are not in a fitting condition to do so. VII. Support the families of accident victims. VIII. Bring guilty motorists and their victims together, at the appropriate time, so that they can undergo the liberating experience of forgiveness. IX. On the road, protect those who are more vulnerable. X. Behave responsibly toward others. As the Catechism teaches, prayer is, the raising of one s mind and heart to God. Keeping an open heart and mind to be Christ-like in all things, even driving. Our primary vocation is to know Jesus. We come to know the Lord through our openness to live according to His will and to offer our lives in prayerful service to others. Wherever your travels take you to this summer, I remind you as your pastor to make arrangements ahead of time to worship God at the Eucharistic Liturgy (Mass) and to thank God for all of the blessings in life. There is a website masstimes.org for all of the parishes in the United States to locate the Catholic Church in the area where you will be traveling. There is also an app for your smart phone. My parents always made sure that we all went to Mass, especially when we were away from home. Happy Fourth of July! God bless America! May God bless your coming week with much joy and peace. Fr. Mark Brauer Saturday Vigil: 4:30 Sunday: 8:00, 9:30, 11:15 am, 1:00 & 5:30 pm (See schedule on this page) Tuesday: 6:30-7:00 pm Saturday: 3:00-4:00 pm (Confessions may also be arranged by calling one of the priests for an appointment.) We joyfully welcome new members of our parish community. Please register at the parish office during regular business hours. If one of the engaged couple (or their parents) is registered at OLS, arrangements may be made personally by the couple at least six months in advance (preferably eight to ten months) Parents must be registered and regularly attend the Sunday Eucharist to begin Baptism preparation. Initial appointment is needed. The Sacrament of Baptism is regularly celebrated on the first and third Sunday of every month. We are happy to visit the sick and bring Holy Communion to them. Call the parish office at (248) DAILY MASS SCHEDULE Monday, July 03 8:00 am - Church Tuesday, July 04 8:00 am - Church Wednesday, July 05 8:00 am - Church Thursday, July 06 8:00 am - Church Friday, July 07 8:00 am - Church Saturday, July 08 8:00 am - Church N 6:30 D M D M J. M 6:30 M, A 7. M A S S I N T E N T I O N S W O R S H I P 4:30 p.m. Kristin Abbey Gonzales req. by The Family Joe Hodges req. by His Wife Anne RoseMary Bolohan req. by Her Husband George Intentions of Anne Hodges 8:00 a.m. Judy Racke req. by The Family 9:30 a.m. Paul and Trudy Graney req. by Rev. Paul Graney Mary McKenna req. by Coleen & Alan Redmond James McInerney req. by Anne McInerney Roland Arndt req. by Deborah Arndt 11:15 a.m. Intentions of All Parishioners 1:00 p.m. John Spampinato req. by Faye Dufault In Thanksgiving to the Blessed Mother req. by Carmella Bonnici 5:30 p.m. For Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life 8:00 a.m. Intentions of Shawn Herndon 8:00 a.m. Shirley Kelly req. by Grace Papa 8:00 a.m. Enrico & Ida Canini req. by Graziano Canini \ 8:00 a.m. Philip Patanis req. by The Family Theresa Hart req. by Joan Hofsess 5:30 p.m. Wedding of Kelly Blakeslee & Korey Cole 1:00 p.m. Wedding of Olivia Malinowski & Drew Moulton 4:30 p.m. James Rosso req. by Russ & Sheila Callahan Anthony Sapienza req. by His Family Kristin Abbey Gonzales req. by The Family Eleanor White req. by Tom & Pat Stirling See the complete Daily Mass Schedule on this page. 8:00 a.m. Donald Carrier req. by Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Office Staff Intentions of Flo & Buzz Holzknecht for Their 60 th Wedding Anniversary For a Special Intention req. by Maureen McClorey 9:30 a.m. Flo Clement req. by Her Husband Jack Jane Fedorowicz req. by The Family Fred McDonald req. by The Family 11:15 a.m. Intentions of All Parishioners 1:00 p.m. Kathleen McCann req. by The Providence Hospital Nurses Alumni Association Marian Brewster req. by Lori & Ed Hoey 5:30 p.m. Enrico & Ida Canini req. by Graziano Canini Kathleen Allsteadt req. by Rita & Bob Garbacik NO MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP DEVOTIONS OR CONFESSIONS On Tuesday, July 4 M A T T E R WS O LR SI HT IU P R G I C A L MASS DATE / TIME CELEBRANT ALTAR SERVERS LECTORS SACRISTANS CANTORS SATURDAY, July 08 4:30 PM Fr. Amore Kaleb Dorweiler (MC) Case Kolbusz George Elengikal Jennifer Thatheau Raj Deborah Lukasiak (A) Joseph Panetta (B) Debra Kendzierski Doug Yaroch SUNDAY, July 09 8:00 AM Fr. Brauer Caden Smith (MC) Justin Ozdych Logan Ozdych Ethan McEvoy Susan Riggs (A) Erin Somerville (B) Rockwell Family Mary Elser 9:30 AM Fr. Graney Dominic Amori (MC) Michael Redmond Ian Szuba Jack Szuba Cynthia Simon (A) Dan Hagemann (B) Pat Hagemann Michael Cuschieri 11:15 AM Fr. Amore MC NEEDED Dillon D Amore Isabellah Scott SERVER NEEDED Terry Rhadigan (A) Theresa Wisk (B) Brian & Jan Ratliff Esther Szafranski 1:00 PM Fr. Graney James Hogg (MC) Francesca DeNardo Joseph Williams Nicholas Holland Michelle Power-Hogg (A) Ian Hogg (B) Beverly Kimbro CANTOR NEEDED 5:30 PM Fr. Brauer MC NEEDED Parker Angeliu Saydee Jaboro Brennah Cavanaugh Anne Smith (A) Deb Kendzierski (B) JoAnne Moore Katie Dimmer THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16a Ps 89:2-3, Rom 6:3-4, 8-11 Mt 10:37-42 SAINT THOMAS, APOSTLE Eph 2:19-22 Ps 117:1b-2 Jn 20:24-29 Gn 19:15-29 Ps 26:2-3, 9-12 Mt 8:23-27 READINGS OF THE WEEK Saint Anthony Zaccaria, Priest; Saint Elizabeth of Portugal Gn 21:5, 8-20a Ps 34:7-8, Mt 8:28-34 Saint Maria Goretti, Virgin, Martyr Gn 22:1b-19 Ps 115:1-6, 8-9 Mt 9:1-8 Gn 23:1-4, 19; 24: Ps 106:1-5 Mt 9:9-13 Gn 27:1-5, Ps 135:1b-6 Mt 9:14-17 THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Zec 9:9-10 Ps 145:1-2, 8-11 Rom 8:9, Mt 11:25-30 G R O W I N FA I T H ESCUELA DE LA FE Behold, I stand at the door and knock; MARRIAGE MINISTRY Thank you for your commitment to marriage and family. We have been assessing how we, as a parish, prepare couples for marriage and also what we can do to support marriage and family life going forward. Meeting on Monday Evening July 17, :00 pm Family Center If you are interested in being a part of the Marriage and Family Life Committee or would like to attend the meeting on July 17, please contact Sharon Williams via or by calling the parish office: or (248) Próximos a celebrar el día de la independencia, resulta buena idea reflexionar en un gran regalo del que gozamos al vivir en este país: la libertad. La libertad es el poder dado por Dios al hombre de obrar o no obrar, de hacer esto o aquello, de ejecutar de este modo por sí mismo acciones deliberadas. Dios, al darnos libertad, quiere que libremente, busquemos aquello que nos acerca a Él, crecer como personas, ser mejores. También, nos la dio para que, por nuestra propia y libre voluntad, le busquemos. Si amar es buscar libremente el bien de la persona que amamos, Dios quiere que amemos de verdad. El que ama se parece más a Dios, pues ya sabemos que Dios es amor, (1Juan 4,8). La libertad hace al hombre responsable de sus actos, en la medida en que éstos son voluntarios; aunque tanto la imputabilidad como la responsabilidad de una acción pueden quedar disminuidas o incluso anuladas a causa de la ignorancia, la inadvertencia, la violencia soportada, el miedo, los afectos desordenados y los hábitos. Cuídate de las decisiones que tomes sin reflexionar. El pecado está siempre al acecho. Sé muy responsable de las consecuencias de tus decisiones, especialmente si libremente amas a Dios, si estás casado. Cuentas con la ayuda del Señor para llevar a cabo todas las responsabilidades que tienes. Una voluntad débil es enemiga de tu fe. Robustécela. Sólo quien es fuerte podrá vencer las tentaciones del mal. Recuerda que el pecado es un acto libre. No te dejes seducir por él. Cuando piensas en ti mismo, se ciega tu libertad, pues buscarás únicamente tu provecho. El egoísta está al acecho del pecado. Sé generoso, para que te libres de la esclavitud de tu amor propio. Reflexionar en las siguientes preguntas cada vez que vayamos a tomar una decisión, nos será de gran ayuda: Realmente lo que voy a hacer me ayuda a ser mejor persona? Me acerca más a Dios o va en contra de lo que Dios me pide en alguno de sus Mandamientos? Qué diría Jesucristo de esta decisión? Él, cómo la haría? Ofende mi dignidad como persona o la de alguien? Con esto que voy a decidir, estoy buscando el bien de los demás o lo hago por egoísmo? La libertad, pues, no es para hacer simplemente lo que queramos, cumplir cada uno de nuestros caprichos, de nuestros deseos, de nuestros egoísmos. Eso se llama libertinaje. Dios bendiga a los Estados Unidos de América! Te esperamos a rezar el Santo Rosario en el Rotary Park de Novi todos los Martes a las 12pm. Para más información sobre la escuela: Monica Galindo: (734) Stake out your spot on the hill and enjoy Praise & Worship music in the church parking lot while you wait for the fireworks to begin. Reach out to our Farmington neighbors attending the fireworks. Collect any prayer requests and invite them to join us in prayer after the show is over. Watch the spectacular Founders Day Fireworks from the OLS hill overlooking Shiawassee Park. Don t sit in traffic! Join us for a special night of Eucharistic Adoration as we pray for National Unity. Light a candle and pray in the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. Priests available for Confession, Conversation & Counseling. And he summoned the twelve and began to send them out in pairs. Mark 6:7 We need help collecting prayer intentions from the community and inviting them into the church after the fireworks. Remove / Return to Parish Office / Place in Collection Basket OR Register online at church.olsorrows.com.apps/news by July 9 th Name(s): Phone Number: Yes, I would like to volunteer: Collect Prayer Requests Adoration Street Team Church Greeter G R O W I N FA I T H Y O U T H M I N I S T R Y N E W S f r o m M a r i l y n T r u m p e r - S a m r a World Youth Day Panama 2019 New deadline: Tuesday, August 1 Not too late to sign up for WYD Panama 2019! We have room for two more people Join our merry band of pilgrims which has grown to eight young people plus George and me. If you want to join us in Panama for World Youth Day 2019, bring your parent(s) and meet with me to get the lowdown - call (248) to schedule a time. Please note, it takes about an hour to go through the material. W Y D F u n d r a i s e r Next Refundable Bottle and Can Collection Weekend of July 29 and 30 At all the Masses, except 5:30 pm Bring your refundable bottle and cans to the Mass you attend and leave them outside your vehicle. We ll pick them up while you are at Mass. June Bottle Collection for WYD Pilgrims Brings in $356.50! THANK YOU!!! In addition to the bottle and can donations, other generous parishioners (and a former parishioner whose children attended Our Lady of Sorrows school) contributed a total of $142 in cash. AF TER S C H OOL R E L I GIOUS EDU CATION PRO GRAM Paper Registration for Religious Education NOW CLOSED! All families who still need to register for 2017/2018 Religious Education Classes must do so online at olsorrows.com. $125-1 st Child $110-2 nd Child $95-3 rd Child or Additional (Tuition Assistance Available / Tuition discounts for volunteers Contact the RE office for more information) Any questions? Please contact the Religious Education Office (248) Va c a t i o n B i b l e S c h o o l What an amazing week we had at Vacation Bible School! After a 10 year hiatus, VBS came back to OLS with a vengeance. 250 children and 75 volunteers were here June to learn about their friend Jesus and how they can share him with others. Be sure to be part of it NEXT YEAR from June Online registration will open March 1, 2018 and will fill up fast! A great big thank you to ALL of our amazing volunteers for all their time and love given to our kids. Checkout highlights on the parish website. Photos will be in the bulletin next week. CHWC Only Happens When Amazing Volunteers Step Up to Help Get It Done! Big blown kisses and tipped halos to: Elaine Wurm and her helper dog Delaney who manned the greeter tent in my place. You are an amazing gift to the young people of OLS and me! Greeters Jewell Mansur, Ava Krueger and Nick Cranmer GREAT JOB smiling and holding open those doors! Food at camp is key! Raised serving spoons to kitchen help led Sunday by Mark Lebednick, assisted by Nick Cranmer and Ava Senkowski. Monday s kitchen was led by Maggie Smith, helped by Jewell Mansur, Ava Krueger, Ethan Bush, Ava Senkowski and Carla Guerreso! Tuesday s kitchen was led by Mary Klawender, helped by Angeline Salem, Carla Guerreso, Ava Senkowski and Ava Krueger. Wednesday s kitchen was led by Dolores Dolecki, helped by Sydney O Neil and Ava Krueger. Thursday s kitchen was led by Pam Cullen, helped by Jewel Mansur, Ava Krueger and Nathan Bush. Our parish Facilities Coordinator Sue Siemiesz is a genius at jockeying all aspects of camp scheduling! What a blessing! Special thanks goes to Maintenance s Larry Smith, who did yeoman s work on many projects, one in particular (we don t go into graphic detail about it here in the bulletin) but I thank God for him! MTS Your attendance is expected. Please mark the date down. If your sponsor is coming from out of town, please contact the RE office as soon as possible to let us know: (248) CONFIRMATION CANDIDATE UPDATE All candidates receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on October 8, 2017 will receive a report in the mail the week of July 10. Each candidate has a good idea of where they stand based on the other assessments sent throughout the year, but this will tie up all the loose ends. Remember to report all service to the RE office so the report is accurate. P A R I S H L I F E Our Lady of Sorrows 2017 CSA Goal: $272,907 Date This Year Last Year Difference 05/28/ ,593 34,701-6, % 06/04/ ,424 42, % 06/11/ ,623 34,824-2, % 06/18/ ,450 30,913 1, % 06/25/ ,818 31, % Fiscal Yr to Date (7/1/16-6/30/17) 2,000,573 1,992,479 8, % Diocesan Contributions FY Peters Pence 5,842 4,755 1,085 4,050 Missionary Co-operative 10,598 8,409 17,754 17,007 Propagation of the Faith 9,114 7,431 7,743 6,180 Aid for Military Archdiocese ,678 Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan Retirement Fund for Religious Aid for the Church in Central Eastern Europe 110 5,979 7,342 3,682 15,431 14,132 13,306 13,534 2,485 3,450 3,252 4,106 Catholic Relief Services 7,213 5,448 8,650 4,977 CSA Pledges Goal: $272,907 $176, , , ,990 Other Information This Fiscal Yr Last Fiscal Yr Parish Endowment Fund 953, ,163 Endowment Fund Gain/(Loss) on Investments 14,228* 3,401 Capital Improvement Envelopes 13,932 13, Excess CSA Refunds/ (CSA Shortfall) 9,566 10,836 Tuition Assistance 2,960 3,699 Saints for Tomorrow Annual Fund 188, ,334 St. Vincent de Paul - OLS Chapter 52,049 46,396 Parish Scrip Program Income Food Pantry Collection June *Endowment Fund Gain/(Loss) for period of 04/01/ /30/2017 God, empower us to be generous, giving whatever is needed, whenever it is needed. Prov. 11: parish families (out of 3216 registered households) have contributed thus far to the 2017 CSA. Thank you! CSA Minute Catholic Services Appeal The 2017 Catholic Services Appeal is underway. Gifts to the CSA make possible a wealth of ministries, programs, and services that touch the lives of thousands throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit each day. This year s CSA theme, Opening Doors to Encounter Christ, reflects our Holy Father s invitation to all Catholics to renew their personal relationships with our Savior, as the joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. If you have already pledged your gift to the 2017 CSA, thank you! If you have yet to make your gift, please prayerfully consider generously supporting this year s effort. You may pledge your gift online at Your gift has a tremendous impact to countless beneficiaries to CSA-funded services in Southeast Michigan and beyond. For more information about CSA-funded ministries, programs, and services, go to Americans Thank Our Troops Thanks to All Who Donated! As of June 26, 2017 Our Lady of Sorrows parishioners contributed to the collection in April along with parishioners from St. Regis, St. Thomas More, St. Anastasia, and Holy Name. There were additional benefactors from Oakland County Bar Association members, the Oakland County Road Commission and the Courthouse. As a result, 141 boxes of items were shipped (approximately 2.8 tons) which supported nine U.S. military units in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, the USO at Bagram, Afghanistan and the U.S. Army Hospital in Germany. P A R I S H L I F E OUR LADY OF SORROWS COMMUNITY GOLF CLASSIC A community gathering to celebrate the history of OLS while helping to support the OLS CYO program OLS Community Golf Classic I will be golfing. Golfer(s) include: Name: Name: Name: Name: I will not be golfing, but I plan to attend dinner. Attendee(s) include: Name: Name: I want to sponsor a hole for $100 by the name: I want to donate the following by the name: Please make checks payable to Our Lady of Sorrows and mail to: Sherry Diederich Roxbury Dr. Novi, MI Questions? Please contact Sherry Diederich at or call Our Lady of Sorrows is a non-profit organization with a IRC 501(c)(3) status. Tax ID: All proceeds benefit OLS CYO Athletics & the 90 th Anniversary Celebration Parish Office Effective now through Friday, August 4 Monday Friday 8:00 am 4:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am 1:00 pm No evening hours now through Friday, August 4 Evening hours resume Monday, August 7 Closed: Fridays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 and Tuesday, July 4 Church Open / Close Hours Effective now through August 4 Monday, and Wednesday through Friday 6:00 am 6:00 pm Tuesday 6:00 am 7:30 pm 6:30 pm Mother of Perpetual Help Devotions and Sacrament of Reconciliation (No Devotions or Confessions on July 4) Closing time is adjusted when there are evening meetings and/or weddings/rehearsals scheduled Regular church hours resume on Monday, Aug
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