PASTOR …. Fr. Ron Richards
Assisting Priests ….
Fr. Banazak, Fr. Brooks, Fr. Sabadell
3700 Commerce Road
Orchard Lake, Michigan 48324
3725 Erie Drive
Orchard Lake, Michigan 48324
Weekend Mass Schedule:
Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Livestream Mass: Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Weekday Mass Schedule:
8:15 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Adoration of the Eucharist Fridays until Noon following the 8:15 a.m. Mass
8:15 a.m. during school, otherwise
9:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
To you and your family
Thanksgiving Day, November 24th
Morning Mass at 9:00 a.m.
Invite your Family and Friends to join you and give thanks for all that you have.
The Parish Offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
There will be no Morning Mass on Friday November 25th.
Mark Your Calendars
- Tuesday, Nov. 29th at 7:00 p.m. Advent Music & Reflections with Tim Smith – Church
- Sunday, Dec. 4th at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. visit St. Nick during coffee and donuts – Social Hall
- Tuesday, Dec. 6th at 7:00 p.m. Advent Awaken Evening with Fr. Jason Brooks – Church
- Thursday, Dec. 8th at 8:15 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Feast of the Immaculate Conception Masses – Church
- Sunday, Dec. 11th at 2:00 p.m. Women’s Advent Tea – Social Hall
- Tuesday, Dec. 13th at 7p.m. Advent Communal Penance Service – Church
- Tuesday, Dec. 20th at 7:00 p.m. Advent Presentation by Fr. Ron Richards – Church
Saturdays of December 3rd, 10th and 17th at 3:30 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation
All are welcome!
This Week is Thanksgiving
This week is Thanksgiving, and we will be having a liturgy at 9:00 a.m. on that day. Along with that we will be canceling mass on Friday, the day following.
More importantly of note is this weekend is The Solemnity of Christ the King, which means we are at the end of the Liturgical year.
What kind of king dies on a cross between two criminals even though one has gone down in history as the “good thief?”
Answer: A king who suffers and accompanies his subjects when they are in agony. A king whose example teaches his subjects to do the same for others.
This is what we see with Christ the King. This Solemnity is not about earthly power and authority, this is about the love of God who humbly came to this Earth, becoming one of us and serving God the Father in this world. It is the example of what all of us are called to do. That is to serve God, serve one another and serve our church family. Thus, fostering the love of Christ to all we come in contact with.
As you head home today after Mass, I ask you to reflect on these four questions:
- Where does Jesus shepherd His flock?
- Does Christ the King come to rule your life through imposing His will or changing your will?
- How does Christ as King change the plan for your life?
- How is Christ an alternative king – not your ordinary rule maker?
Fr Ron Richards
Liturgy of the Word for Children
Children ages 5 to 7 are invited to attend this program during our 11:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday. This runs from September through May on Sunday’s at the 11:30 am Mass. The purpose is to engage the child’s interest in Scripture and allow the children to better understand the importance of reverence and prayer during the Liturgy. Children’s Liturgy of the Word will follow the basic structure of the Liturgy of the Word during Mass. After gathering in the church at the start of Mass for the Introductory Rites, the children process out of the church. The children will gather together to hear the readings from the lectionary, sing the Psalm, hear a brief homily, and join together in the prayers of the faithful. They receive a sheet that goes home. The children return to the assembly to join in celebrating the Liturgy of the Eucharist.