April 24, 2011 Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of the Lord MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK Weekday Readings Mon (SN) 6:40pm OLPH Devotions Acts 2: 14, 22-33/Mt 28: 8-15 Mon (SN) 7:00pm Tom & Margaret Knueven Tue (SN) 8:00am James Machunas/Exposition/Closing 4pm Acts 2: 26-41/Jn 20/11-18 Wed (HF) 8:00am Mary Margaret Knueven Acts 3: 1-10/Lk 24: 13-35 Thu (HF) 6:30pm Marie Schroeder Acts 3: 11-26/Lk 24-35-48 Fri (SN) 8:05am SP Acts 4: 1-12/Jn 21: 1-14 Fri (HF) 12:00pm Exposition/Closing 8pm Sat (SN) 4:00pm Paul & Lucille Schroeder Sat (HF) 7:00pm Arlene Rosengarten Sunday Readings Sun (HF) 8:30am For the Parish Acts 2: 42-47/1Pt 1: 3-9/ Sun (SN) 10:30am Joseph Motycka Jn 20: 19-31 Sun (SN) 1:30pm First Communion OFFERINGS: St. Nicholas , $2,261.00 Holy Family, $2,095.58 THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION will be celebrated one half hour before each weekday Mass and OLPH Devotions and Sat (SN) at 3:15pm until all are heard. Also, anytime upon request. THE MILLER CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT is having their annual Easter Egg Hunt, Sunday, April 24, 1:30pm, at the Fire house. Children preschool-3rd grade are invited to join in the hunt. SN CHOIR will practice Monday, immediately following the 7:00pm Mass at St. Nicholas Church. THE PARISH OFFICE will be closed Easter Monday. PLEASE SUPPORT the youth group’s bake sale May 7th and 8th in Holy Family’s basement; all proceeds go to Kelly Koenig’s medical mission trip to Nicaragua this summer. Thank you very much; this is a great opportunity to pick up a delicious treat for Mother’s Day! Christian Formation and Youth Group April 27: final CF classes for 6th and 7th graders. Youth Group bake sale next weekend in Holy Family basement following both Masses. All youth group members: please bring your two baked items to the basement anytime Saturday or before Mass on Sunday. ALL FIRST TIME PARENTS or (parents expecting their first child) from St. Nicholas and Holy Family are required (as instructed by the Toledo Diocese) to attend Baptismal Instructions. The next class will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2011 9:30am-11:30am in the Religious Ed Center at Holy Family. Please call the parish office, 419-876-481 or Marty Schroeder, 419-943-3767 to register or for more details and information. These classes are held twice a year and the next class will be held in the fall 2011. HOLY FAMILY RADIO Spring Radiothon April 27-29! Mark your calendars for the 27, 28, 29 of April. WJTA 88.9FM will be having their 1st Spring Radiothon to support Catholic Radio in our area Wednesday from 4-7pm; Thursday, 11am- 2pm; & Friday 9am-11am. We will be having a wonderful On-Air Celebration of our Catholic Faith raising the funds needed for operating expenses for Holy Family Radio 88.9FM. Pledge line: 888-287-0655. If you would like to volunteer to help during the event (answering phones, greeting visitors, running errands, etc.) please call Jeff Compton, 419-969-5261. SINCE THE EUCHARISTIC MIRACLES exhibit was here many people have expressed an interest in reading materials, including the book, The Eucharistic Miracles of the World. Some excellent resources are available at www.lifeeternal.org. ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, “The Many Faces of Grief”, presented by Sandy Lauer, will be held at the Ottoville Immaculate Conception Family Center Room. The presentation will begin at 6:30pm. Sandy is a certified grief counseling and bereavement speaker from Mansfield, OH. There will be time after the presentation for questions/answers and sharing. The program will conclude around 8:30pm. To register, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org. or call 1-800-926-8277 or email Rita Schnipke at email@example.com or call 419-235-9246. Pre-registration is requested, however walk-ins are more than welcome. THE BISHOP JAMES HOFFMAN Parish Scholarship reflects Bishop Hoffman’s commitment to a life of faith. A scholarship in his name is available through each pastor in the Diocese of Toledo and will be awarded to a deserving member of his parish to a practicing Catholic in good standing, who will be a new admission to Mercy College and to a healthcare program of study. For more information on this scholarship, please contact the parish office, 419-876-3481. CARD SHOWER – John Kuhlman will be 80 years old on May 6. If you would like to send him birthday wishes, please send them to 7371 Twp Road 10, Ottawa, OH 45875. An open house to celebrate his birthday will be held at the old New Cleveland School, 7-11pm, Saturday, May 7. THANK YOU from Norbert & Leona Steffen to all for your cards, prayers and best wishes as they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Also thank you to everyone who helped in anyway to make it a very special day. OTTAWA KOFC has Bingo every Monday beginning with Early bird at 6:30pm and regular bingo starts at 7:30pm. All proceeds go to local parishes! THE WILDCAT ACADEMY is an after school program for students, K-5 at MCNC. This program is sponsored by the Safe Schools: Healthy Students Grant. One of the purposes of this grant involves students participating in a service-learning project. During the first two weeks of May teams of students will be available to work under direct staff supervision in the local community helping homes to do spring cleanup. The purpose is to teach children to serve others, to work together as a team and to build good community relations. The dates of the program are May 2, 5, 9 and 12. (Monday and Thursday for two weeks.) We meet from 3-4:30pm. If you have some work that these students could help you with, and you are within walking distance of the school please contact Mr. Mumaw, firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-876-3173 ext. 1230. We are looking for general cleanup tasks such as picking up around the yard, raking, pulling weeds, etc. DIOCESAN EVENTS Our Lady of Consolation Shrine, Carey will be offering 2 special days in May. On May 4, 7pm there will be a Mass for Victims of Cancer; and Sunday, May 15 they will host an Italian Heritage Day with Mass in Italian at 12 noon. All are welcome on this journey of faith, hope and healing. Every person, including men and women who experience deep-seated homosexual tendencies is called to chastity. All must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard must be avoided. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach inner freedom, by prayer and sacramental grace, one who does have same-sex attractions can gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection. Our of love for these and all individuals, the Church is starting a chapter of COURAGE in Bowling Green. For more information please contact email@example.com. Website www.couragerc.net. Are you or someone close to you facing an unexpected pregnancy? Afraid, confused, no where to turn? Catholic Charities is only a phone call away. Our certified adoption assessors can help you and family members sort out feeling and reach decisions that are right for you and your baby. Services for pregnancy support and related issues are provided at no cost to birth parents. Whatever parenting plan you choose for your expected child, Catholic Charities offers a comprehensive program of pregnancy support services. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 1-800-926-8277 ext. 448/440. Bishop Blair has once again kindly offered to pray a Mass for Catholic homeschooling families and friends on June 7, 7pm at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo. All Catholic homeschooling families are encouraged to attend! If you have an eighth grader or a high school senior who is graduating this spring and would like to participate in the ceremony after the Mass, please email Lisa Ann Brickner, firstname.lastname@example.org by May 13 so she can place your child’s name in the program. There will be a reception after to which all are invited. Attending families are asked to bring finger-food desserts. BULLETIN SPONSOR OF THE WEEK: THE FARMERS ELEVATOR ASSN: We offer a wide selection of fertilizer, seeds and Hudson Feeds. Call our market tape phone numbers for the current commodities market. We are located in North Creek and Pleasant Bend. AROUND THE AREA The Meadows of Ottawa-Glandorf is having a Blood Drive on April 26, 7am-1pm. Call the Meadows, 419-538-6529 to schedule an appointment. Serra Club of Lima Area exists to promote and support vocations to the priesthood and religious life. On April 28 the Monsignor Chris Vasko, Diocesan Judicial Vicar, will speak on “Annulments, They Ain’t What You Think”. The evening begins at 5:45 with Mass and is held at Lima Central Catholic in Lima. For more information or to make a reservation please call Florian Smith, 419-999-4694 by April 25. Domus Angelorum Retreat House, Cloverdale, Sunday, May 1, (Divine Mercy Sunday) Divine Mercy devotion from 1 to 3. Father Scherger will be available to hear confessions as long as there are people wanting to go. If you cannot come on that day, but are doing the Novena and cannot get to a confessor, call him at 419-488-3563. First Friday, May 6, Latin Mass will be celebrated at Domus Angelorum Retreat House, Cloverdale at 7pm. All are welcome. Saturday, May 14, Retreat topic for this month will be: “The Mercy of God”. Please note: Mass will start at 8:30am with retreat registration following Mass. Putnam County Hospice Volunteer Training and Orientation will begin in September. New hospice volunteers are required to complete 14 hours of training prior to providing support to families facing a life-limiting illness. Our volunteers offer companionship to our patients, respite to the caregivers, assistance with administrative tasks and fundraising projects. If you are interested in joining our volunteer team or would like more information, please contact Kathy Rellinger, Putnam County Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, 419-523-4449. Spirituality and End of Life Care hosted by Putnam County Hospice, will be held Thursday, May 5, at the Putnam County Educational Service Center. To reserve a spot or for more information contact Kris Bellman at Putnam County Hospice, 419- 523-4449 or email@example.com. The Putnam County Council on Aging will be hosting a Senior Citizen Day Celebration, Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at the Leipsic Fogle Center, noon-2pm. The celebration will include a sit down lunch followed by a performance from the OG Show Choir. Outstanding senior citizens from Putnam County will be honored at this event for their contributions to the community. Door prizes will be awarded. Ticket price is $6. Tickets may be reserved by calling 419-523-4121 or by visiting the Council on Aging office at 1425 E. Fourth St., Ottawa. Look Good, Feel Better – May 16 at Putnam County Ambulatory Care from 6-8 PM. Registration is required for this FREE program by calling 888-227-6446 (press #2). A woman undergoing cancer treatment may lose her hair or suffer other appearance-related side effects making a difficult time even harder. Specially trained volunteer beauty consultants work with women to learn about makeup, skin & nail care, and ways to deal with hair loss. Each woman receives a free makeup kit and also share laughter and camaraderie with others going through the cancer journey. AS WE CELEBRATE CHRIST’S victory over death, let us pledge ourselves more fervently to battle the Culture of Death that threatens the very moral foundations of our society. Christ came that we might have life and have it more abundantly, not so that some might take away the gift of life from defenseless others. TODAY’S GOSPEL instructs us that Jesus “had to rise from the dead”. The dying we experience with unmet expectations in marriage and parenting is normal to family life. Families must rise above disappointments and be Easter people all year long. We thank those who generously gave to the purchase of Easter Flowers. At Holy Family: Steve & Judy Schroeder in memory of Bill Doepker & Paul Swary; Pat & Rose Inkrott in memory of Debres Boyer; Greg & Brenda Brinkman in memory of Alvin Maag, Evelyn Brinkman, Leander Brinkman, Lillian Schmitz; Linus Rosengarten in memory of Arlene Rosengarten; Joe & Alice Lammers; Tom & Barb Deepe; Thelma Kuhlman in memory of Art Rosengarten & Tom Kuhlman; Mark & Marietta Lammers; Chris & Beth Tobe; Eugenia Weskiel in memory of Walter & John Weskiel; Louis & Lisa Schnipke & Family for the Living & Deceased members of the Schnipke & Inkrott families. At St. Nicholas: Mel & Eileen Wagner; Nancy Warnimont in memory of Allen Warnimont; Charles & Velma Warnimont; Allen & Joann Brown; Ken & Janet Niese in memory of Joseph Motycka; Ron Horstman Family in memory of Leo & Agnes Horstman, Elmer, Ruth & Pat Horstman & Cletus Horstman; Roger & Cheryl Niese in honor of Harold Niese family; Leroy & Bonnie Kahle; Kyle & Annette Weis; Phillip & Jenny Schroeder; Gary & Joyce Shafer in honor of Otto & Shafer families; Tom & Donna Klear in memory of Othmar Michel & Andrea Haselman; Rick & Dianne Maas; Robert Riepenhoff; Craig & Jodi Warnimont in memory of Allen Warnimont; Dennis & Laura Nadler; Roger & Wendi Wenzinger; Richard & Irene Wenzinger; Bernard & Edna Schnipke in memory of Ike & Bertha Schnipke; Mary Ann Schroeder; Ron & Rosemary Drummelsmith in memory of Marie Drummelsmith; Greg & Nancy Schnipke; Gilbert Riepenhoff, Jr in memory of Gilbert Riepenhoff, Sr; Jason & Rachel Pfau in memory of Jerry Schroeder, Ike & Bertha Schnipke, Edwin & Bertha Schroeder; Jan Gable in memory of Alfred & Loretta Alt.