On Wednesday, August 23rd, YM3 is hosting a blood drive from 2pm-7pm at St. Charles in McKinney Hall. This is a fundraiser for YM3-we earn $10 for each person who attempts to donate, and each person has the opportunity to save 3 lives. It helps if people sign up ahead of time-you can signup online at https://donate.miblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/99397 or by contacting either parish office.
Do you struggle with fear, anxiety, or frustration with the state of the world?
God wants you to have peace in your heart. God wants us to bring peace to the world.
Have 2017 be the year where you open your heart to God to work in you for peace.
God sent Mary our Mother to bring this message to the world at Fatima. Your life will be better this year and as a result the world will be a better place if you come and learn the message and live the message.
Pilgrimage of the Five First Saturdays
May 6 at St. Charles – 8:30 a.m.
June 3 at St. Charles – 11:00 a.m.
July 1 at St. Mary – 8:30 a.m.
August 5 at St. Joseph – 8:30 a.m.
September 2 at St. Charles – 8:30 a.m.
These Saturday devotions will be what Our Lady asked at Fatima
Mass (receiving Communion)
Pray 5 decades of the Rosary
15 minutes of meditation on the 15 Mysteries of the Rosary
What if you could help bring peace to the world, would you want to do it? Do you believe our world needs help? Do you believe that you can help?
Maybe you answered, “Yes!” to the first two questions, but you were unsure of the belief that you can be part of the solution. We can’t do it on our own, but together we can! However, it does start with us. Fr. Aaron Ferris will take us back in time to 1917 to share the message of Fatima, the impact it had at the time, and its continued urgency and relevance for us–100 years later. Fr. Ferris will guide us in how to open our hearts to the call of the message and how to gain peace in our hearts and our homes. More peaceful people and families make a more peaceful world!
“One person with a belief is equal in force to ninety-nine people whom merely have an interest. Do we really believe in what our Lady is asking of us? Are we convinced of its importance, or are we merely interested in it?” from Fatima For Today by Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R.
Weren’t able to make it to the talk by Fr. Aaron Ferris? We can help! Fr. Ferris’ talk is available to watch online. Click on thislinkto view the video.
“As a gift from God, every human life is sacred from conception to natural death. The life and dignity of every person must be respected and protected at every stage and in every condition. The right to life is the first and most fundamental principle of human rights that leads Catholics to actively work for a world of greater respect for human life and greater commitment to justice and peace.” United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
As we continue our 40 Days for Life campaign we invite you to view the commercial released by Right to Life Michigan and to listen to “The Sound of Abortion”. Would you consider spending an hour praying to end abortion at the Heritage Clinic for Women on November 5th between 7:00 am-7:00 pm? Call the parish office for more information or to volunteer.