This Week’s Theme: “Salvation”
As you continue on your Lenten journey, remember that the gift of your salvation from death means eternal life with God. Remember especially, that you were saved for a purpose, to share the love and mission of God throughout the world. - Sharon Williams, Coordinator of Stewardship
The Three Pillars of Lent: Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving—This Week:
Prayer: A Prayer for Salvation
Precious Blood and Word of God, You are my eternal salvation. Lost in sin, You liberated me. You lifted me from perdition. Treasuring my feeble soul, You excused my constant frailties. Forever, I am indebted to You. Your cost can never be repaid, For You bought my freedom with Blood. I will always seek You out my Lord, You are my beloved Deliverer! You are the Lamb of God!
Fasting: Here are some Rice Bowl Recipes for your family to try. Then you can give the money you save on the meals for the Rice Bowl initiative.
Almsgiving: We have a special collection this week to help us spread the mission and love of God throughout the world. Please have a generous and loving heart for this collection for Catholic Relief Services which helps with the work of the USCCB Offices of International Justice and Peace, Migration and Refugee Services, and Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees, relief work of the Holy Father, and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network. Click here for more information.
Collection for Soldiers Overseas March 10-11 At all Masses
Just put your donation in one of two camouflage painted cardboard boxes with flags, located near the Baptismal font.. According to Pew Research, just under 200,000 men and women are currently serving abroad in 177 countries. You can show your appreciation for these brave men and women who preserve our freedom to worship. Items needed include clothing, hygiene items, snacks and miscellaneous items. For a complete list of suggestions, see this week’s bulletin.
OLIVE Wood carvings for sale weekend of march 10-11
“Bethlehem Christian Families” will be selling olive wood carvings after all Masses this weekend. Their mission is to help the Christian families living in the Holy Land to remain in their homes and support their families. Please consider supporting this self-help project. For more information, visit their website.
Vacation Bible School volunteers needed
VBS Station Leaders are needed for MUSIC and GAMES! Please contact the Religious
Education Office if you can help. Station Leader VBS Tuition is paid for up to 2 children. Many other volunteers are also needed. Please go to the OLS Religious Education website to sign up or email email@example.com with questions or for more information.
Spring Gala & Auction Updates
Thank you to all of our generous sponsors! We are still looking for someone to fill the Buds & Blossoms ($3,000) level sponsorship. Please visit our website for a complete list of sponsors and sponsorship opportunities.
We still need auction donations, including bottles of wine ($20 or more in value) for our Auction wine pull. (Busch’s is having a 20% off sale on wine this week!) Please drop the bottles in the parish office or school office to the attention of Julie McCormick. The donation form can be found on our website under Giving/Fundraising & Events.
To RSVP and support the event with a sponsorship please click on the ClickBid link (our bidding platform). Proceeds will support the replacement and renovation of the junior high lockers, updates in the elementary wing hallways and enrichment programs. Please contact Julie McCormick firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
High school youth ministry: Three Days in the Tomb” March 11
You are invited to join us on March 11 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. to watch the great video, “Three Days in the Tomb.” Christ’s Resurrection was either the greatest event in
human history – or a hoax. As Catholics, we believe it was a miracle – and we’ve got the evidence to back it up! Say what, you say? Come and be uplifted by an awesome God whose mercy is overflowing, and learn how to defend what we believe and maybe, just maybe, get your mind blown a little bit! Bring $1 for the Dues Can. Friends are always welcome and they don’t have to be Catholic!
“BEERS AND ANSWERS” MARCH 15
Join Fr. Mario Amore and Fr. Paul Graney at Cowley & Sons Gastropub on Thursday, March 15, as they talk about how to share your Catholic faith without being a jerk! The event begins at 8 p.m. Cowley’s is located at 33338 Grand River Ave., Farmington. For more information contact Mike Chamberland at (248) 474-5720.
Parishioner honored for wwii service in Europe
Congratulations to OLS Parishioner Edward Good, a World War II veteran, who is being
honored by The Scions of the 17th Airborne. He will travel in March to the site in Germany where he parachuted into Nazi lines in March 1945, 73 years ago. As a soldier in the 17th Airborne
Division, Good participated in Operation Varsity, the largest airborne operation in history to be conducted on one day and in one place. They secured bridges and towns within Germany, clearing the way for advancing allied troops who continued the liberation of northern Germany. Good will also travel to Belgium, where he will visit the site of the Battle of the Bulge and participate in the annual Dead Man’s Ridge Walk honoring the men of the 17th Airborne Division. Each year, The Scions of the 17th Airborne select veterans to make the journey to the old battlefields where they helped defeat fascism in western Europe.
OTHER HELPFUL LINKS
Please see our weekly bulletin for more information on these and upcoming events.
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