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                        The Baptism of The Lord
        Mass Schedule                                          F r. B o b ’ s M e s s a g e

  Holy Cross, Marine City Site                   Okay now you can take down all your Christmas stuff. Today’s feast
     Saturday: 6:00 p.m.                   of the Baptism of the Lord marks the end of the Christmas season. To-
   Sunday: 8:00 & 9:30 a.m.                morrow we are back to Ordinary Time and will be for the eight weeks or so
  Thursday & Friday: 9:00 a.m.             until we begin Lent.
                                                 The Baptism of the Lord gives us occasion to reflect upon our own
                                           baptisms. If you were baptized later in life, perhaps as an adult, you may
   St. Catherine, Algonac Site
                                           remember your baptism. Most of us were baptized as infants. I was on
        Saturday: 4:00 p.m.                February 13, 1966. No recollection of that day other than the fact that the
       Sunday: 11:30 a.m.                  water was cold. It probably happened something like this: My mom
   Monday & Tuesday 9:00 a.m.              dressed me up in my little white outfit, handed me over to my godparents
                                           and grandparents who then took me to Church. My mom stayed home -
  St. Mark, Harsens Island Site            cooking for the party. And my dad stayed home too - either sleeping on
       Sunday: 10:00 a.m.                  the couch, watching TV, or most likely, setting up the bar on top of the
   Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 a.m.             washer/dryer. At Church a little water was dripped on my head, an even
                                           smaller amount of Chrism dabbed on my pate and that was it. Time to
     Holy Days - as announced              party.
                                                 Today the practice of baptism is very different. We encourage the
           Locations                       celebration of baptism to be a family event and sometimes it is done in the
                                           context of Sunday mass - when the Whole Family is present. We use not
           Marine City Site
                                           a little bit of water, but a lot. Water everywhere ... on the floor, all over the
          610 S. Water St. •
                                           parents and godparents and me too. It’s a big mess. But then birth itself
        Marine City, MI 48039
                                           is a bit messy isn’t it? My college roommate had to watch a video of an
  810-765-3568 • Fax: 810-765-2974
                                           actual birth for one of his science classes. He invited me to watch with
             Office Hours:
                                           him on a Saturday morning. I almost spit my Fruit Loops across the room!
 Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                                           It’s ok if this being “born into God’s life” is a bit messy too. Chrism is
      (Closed 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.)
                                           poured on the newborn’s head and the fragrant smell of this holy oil is a
                                           vivid reminder of the “aroma of Christ” (2 Cor. 2:15. And finally the child is
            Algonac Site
                                           clothed in the white garment symbolizing New Life.
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                                                 You were baptized for a reason. God called you at your baptism for
          Algonac, MI 48001
                                           some specific purpose, to love Him in some unique way, and to spend
  810-794-3301 • Fax: 810-794-1849
                                           eternity with Him. So if you got a little wet today at mass as you blessed
             Office Hours:
                                           yourself when you walked into Church, or when I gently blessed you at the
Monday - Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
                                           start of Mass, just let it be a reminder of the most important day of your
                                           life ... more important than your wedding day, or ordination, or even the
         Harsens Island Site
                                           day the new football coach was hired at Michigan - the day you became
           4190 Green Drive
                                           part of God’s family forever, the day of your baptism.
      Harsens Island, MI 48028
  810-748-3828 • Fax: 810-748-9148             No truth to the rumor that they asked me to coach the Wolverines next
              Office Hours:                year,
Tuesday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                     I am,
 email: parish@ourladyontheriver.net                                                                               Fr. Bob
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                                     Thoughts From Your Pastoral Associate
                                             “The Lord is great:
                                        Come, give thanks and praise!”

     Today brings an end to our Christmas season. Since                 Today’s Gospel gifts us with a reminder that spurs St.
Christmas eve, the scriptures have described for us some          Paul to a prayer for his listeners as well: “I pray that the
of the early events of Jesus’ life. The feast of the Baptism      eyes of your heart may be enlightened that you may know
of Jesus is the starting point for His public life. The Gospel    the hope to which He has called you, to make you discern-
for this feast gives us a glimpse of how Jesus desires to         ing in knowing Him personally, your eyes focused and clear,
live His live from this point on. It would seem that one of       to see exactly and grasp the immensity of this glorious way
the key elements is that of “listening” to the voice of the       of life in His holy people, and His incomparably great power
Father.                                                           for us who believe.” (Ephesians 1:15-23)
     Back in 1978, Gary Ault of the Damean music group
had a song called “Speak Lord, I’m listening.” The refrain        National Vocations Awareness Week
was: “Speak Lord, I’m listening, plant your word down                  The observance of this week began in 1976. In 1997
deep in me. Speak, Lord, I’m listening, please show me            this celebration started to be scheduled to coincide with the
the way.”                                                         Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. It’s purpose is to promote
     When the voice from above proclaimed: “This is my            all Catholic Church vocations. During this time, we are en-
beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased. ” Jesus lis-            couraged to recognize the truth that God calls each person
tened, and obeyed as He began the work for which He was           to a particular way of life, a particular vocation.
sent.                                                                  Do you, or do you know someone who desires to follow
     The story of Jesus’ baptism is a great one that sets the     Jesus and share one’s gifts through a particular Church
tone for our own baptism. We too, when we are ‘claimed            vocation? Everyone wants to live a happy life. Parents
for Christ’ in baptism receive a new identity, a new life in      want their children to have a happy life. Mothers and Fa-
relationship with God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Doesn’t       thers want to have a happy life. It’s the way of the human
this suggest that we too are to listen, to obey, to follow,       heart, one with God’s heart. God only wants our happiness
to live faithfully the way of the Lord from the moment of         and what is good for us to live a happy, generous life. If
our baptism throughout our lives?                                 God is calling YOU to be a priest, brother or religious sister,
     For sure, there are lots of background noises, loud-         be happy. Pray to Our Blessed Mother for direction. Don’t
speaker voices, (I used to be attuned to the familiar ‘blue’      be afraid to say ‘yes.’ Everyone has a vocation! Under-
light specials for bargains). Then there are stereo system        standing God’s call requires our participation, cooperation,
sounds and computer generated voices from the telephone           and earnest desire to know what God would like us to do.
to the gas pump.                                                  Pray to know whether God’s call for you is to live a holy life
     We won’t be hearing a voice from above to discern, but       through marriage, generous single life, priesthood or conse-
we can be attentive to the prompting of the indwelling Trin-      crated religious life.
ity each day. Think back to the day of your own baptism, or            May God give each of us the gift of a generous heart to
to the stories others have told you about that moment. Of-        follow His will as we journey the path of life.
fer thanks to God for choosing you as His beloved and
                                                                  Discovering courageous, holy women in Scripture and
strive in this new year to listen, to obey, to follow, to live
                                                                  in the Church
faithfully the promises of your Baptism. Just as for Jesus,
                                                                        Congratulations to John & Joanne Vance, Andy Kalson
so for you and me, Baptism is a commissioning moment. A
                                                                  and Victoria Moroski who were the successful questers in
moment of humble grace. It is not a mere formality. It is the
                                                                  finding St. Perpetua. Her name is often paired with St. Fe-
greatest moment in our lives. It is the moment that God
                                                                  licity.
makes us members of His church, unites us to Christ, frees
                                                                        This week we go to the fourth century to search for a
us from all sin, brings us into the community of a faith fam-
                                                                  courageous holy woman whose name means “light”, with
ily, and commissions us to proclaim the truth, beauty and
                                                                  the same root as “clear, radiant, understandable.” Her
goodness of God’s love.            Your baptismal certificate
                                                                  courage to stand up and be counted as a faithful Christian
‘certifies’ you to be a living witness of the Gospel all the
                                                                  in spite of persecution and martyrdom inspires all of us.
days of your life, listening for God, hearing God’s guidance,
and sharing God’s love with all the brothers and sisters with
                                                                                             God’s blessings, love and prayer,
whom we share live on this earth. This is what our baptism
                                                                                               Sister Mary Ann Ankoviak, csj
is really about. It is a fact perhaps that only those with eyes                               pastoralassociate@ourladyontheriver.net
of faith can see.




                  “Speak Lord, I’m listening, plant your word down deep in me.
                      Speak, Lord, I’m listening, please show me the way.”
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                                                                                      Please pray for our
                        Mass                                                          sick and suffering
                     Intentions                               Hank Babisz
                                                              Roy Bianchini
                                                                                   Renee Levasseur
                                                                                   Mr. & Mrs. Peter
                                                                                                        Drew Podgorski
                                                                                                        Sandra Polomas
                                                              Msgr. George         Licari               John Postalka
Monday, January 10                                            Browne               Helen Liebold        Peg Ralston
  9:00 a.m.              Fr. Bob             St. Catherine    Karen Butcher        Gerald Lindquist     Vincent Rhodes
      James A. Murphy by OLR Parish Family                    Deb Emoh             Pat Macy             Kourtney Rogus
Tuesday, January 11                                           Mr. & Mrs. Bob       Walter Mandziuk      Ed Rollins
  9:00 a.m.              Fr. Sig                   St. Mark   Forton               Dale Markel          Bill Sadecki
  9:00 a.m.              Fr. Bob             St. Catherine
                                                              Sue Fullington       Craig McKenzie       JoAnn Sharrow
      Rosemary Springer (Wetzel by Daughter, Mary
                                                              Margaret Garvale     Josephine            Carol Sikorski
      (Birthday Remembrance)
Wednesday, January 12                                         Sally Gennette       Michalski            Joan Smith
  9:00 a.m.              Fr. Sig                  St. Mark    Joan Gutt            Rose Mihelich        David Spies
  9:00 a.m.              Fr. Bodde             Holy Cross     Grace Halpin         Kelly Stockwell-     Joseph Stemmelen
      Donald Smith by Jim Guyette                             Marge Hamlin         Millikin             Isabelle Stockwell
Thursday, January 13                                          Mary Ann Huntley     Ralph Moldenhauer    Debbie Taube
  9:00 a.m.              Fr. Sig                  St. Mark    Paul Hindle          Virginia Morris      Jessica Thomas
  9:00 a.m.              Fr. Bob               Holy Cross     William Jurkiewicz   Gerard Naebers       Patrick Tierney
      Michael Gillman by Dr. & Mrs. Paul Gretierwicz          Mr. & Mrs. Duane     Lisa Jones Nagy      Alice Trader
Friday, January 14                                            Kaatz                Kathleen Naiman      Toni Tuttle
  9:00 a.m.              Fr. Sig                  St. Mark    Jim Kirby            MaryAnn Neumann      Gayle
  9:00 a.m.              Fr. Bob               Holy Cross     Camille Kocher       Pennie Nowicki       Vananwelsenaers
      Helen Laesch by Milton & Jerilyn Hintz                  Richard Koss         Sally O’Neil         Tracy Smith
      (15th Anniversary Remembrance)                          Larry Kramer         Thomas Ostin         Warner
Saturday, January 15                                          Sam Leszczynski      Barbara Pizzo        Norval Weaver
  4:00 p.m.              Fr. Bob             St. Catherine                         Cora Plummer         Catherine Ziegler
      Richard Rietzler by Wife
      (22nd Anniversary Remembrance)
      Benjamin Pray by Sister, Doris                                        Sick List To Be Refreshed
      Theresa Pawlowski by Family
      (Birthday Remembrance)                                       It is time to update our bulletin Prayer List for the
      Eleanor Lugosky by St. Catherine Ladies Guild            next quarter. Beginning with the January 16th bulletin, only
      Mrs. Casimira Slaczka by Juan Klebba                     newly-submitted names will be printed for the next three
      (11th Anniversary Remembrance)                           months.
  6:00 p.m.              Fr. Bob               Holy Cross          Please Note: We are very conscious of and sensitive
      Helen Schindler by The Kids                              to people’s privacy rights. Please get permission before
      Marcel ‘Van’ VanLede by Lucille Bethay                   submitting a name for the list.
      Lou Reynolds by Grace Halpin & Family
Sunday, January 16
  8:00 a.m.              Fr. Bob               Holy Cross                          Died in Christ
      Mary Louise Fernandez by Renaldo Fernandez
      Timothy V. Harrington by OLR Parish Family                              Please remember in your prayers:
  9:30 a.m.              Fr. Bodde             Holy Cross                          Harold Duprey
      Bernice Heath by Virginia Steinmetz
      Howard Furtaw by Mary Furtaw                                         Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord.
      Anna M. Schreiner by Michael & Carol Meier                         Let the Perpetual Light shine upon him
  10.00 a.m.             Fr. Bob                  St. Mark                   May he rest in peace.    Amen.
      All Parishioners of Our Lady On The River Parish
  11:30 a.m.             Fr. Bob             St. Catherine
      LeRoy Esselink by Margaret Haas
                                                                  Readings for the Week of January 9, 2011
                                                               Sunday:         Is 42:1-4, 6-7/Acts 10:34-38/Mt 3:13-17
                                                               Monday:         Heb 1:1-6/Mk 1:14-20
                                                               Tuesday:        Heb 2:5-12/Mk 1:21-28
                                                               Wednesday:      Heb 2:14-18/Mk 1:29-39
                                                               Thursday:       Heb 3:7-14/Mk 1:40-45
                                                               Friday:         Heb 4:1-5, 11/Mk 2:1-12
                                                               Saturday:       Heb 4:12-16/Mk 2:13-17
                                                               Next Sunday:    Is 49:3, 5-6/1 Cor 1:1-3/Jn 1:29-34
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     This Sunday those in the RCIA have the great joy and
privilege of having our good pastor. Fr. Bob Schuster, lead
their catechumenate formation session.                                       To Sister Mary Ann Ankoviak
     Sunday is the day the early Church opted as best for
                                                                                      Sunday, January 9
sharing sessions. Sunday is the day our parish chooses as
well. It is the day our parish family comes together. We
appreciate that Fr. Bob re-arranged his Sunday schedule                 May the Lord bless you and keep you;
for today’s presentation.                                               May the Lord shed His light upon you,
     Sunday dismissals continue at the 11:30 a.m. Mass. It
is important that the parish community know who the cate-                May the Lord look upon you kindly
chumens and candidates are and that the catechumens                              and give you peace.
and candidates know the community gathered. We all are
part of the RCIA. As community, we have an obligation, an
opportunity to pray for the catechumens and candidates.
     Sunday sessions call upon sponsors to make great
sacrifices too to be present for another Mass, but they do it
gladly.
     The Catechumenate period is intended to provide for
both the education and the spiritual formation of the people
gathered, helping them to understand what the Church is
about, what it teaches, and how growth in the spiritual life is                    A Pilgrim’s Way
to be realized and experienced.                                                   A Group Study Course on
                                                                           Life and Relationships in God’s Family
                                                                       The One in the Spirit Prayer Group will offer this scrip-
                                                                  ture study program as a year long study that will meet for
          Eucharistic Minister Schedules                          two hours every other Tuesday, beginning January 18th at
     The schedules have been mailed for the month of              7:00 p.m. in the Holy Cross School Library.
January. They were created from the listing obtained from              This New Adult Scripture Study Program uniquely
those who signed up during the training. If you do not see        blends formation with information. Over a span of 24
your name on a EME schedule, it is because we did not             weeks, participants are asked to devote themselves each
see your name on the list of those who attended one of the        week to personal Bible Study following directives in a work
two re-certification training sessions offered by Fr. Schus-      book. Through a combination of information from an ex-
ter. Please call the office if you would like to be put on the    perienced team of presenters along with sharing and
next schedule after attending an update-training session.         prayer, a sense of community grows. A new experience of
     As in the past, if you are at Mass and you are a certi-      ‘Church’ evolves from an exploration of Sacred Scripture.
fied EME, please go forward if you see there are not                   Those who complete this program invariably develop a
enough EMEs (Holy Cross requires seven; St. Catherine             new love for the Scriptures, a deeper sense of community,
requires five and St. Mark requires three).                       a new readiness to articulate their faith, a sensitivity to the
     Scheduling for lectors/sacristans and EME’s will be          Liturgy of the Word at Mass, and a hunger for further study
handled by the main office as of January, 2011.                   of Scripture.
                                                                       Getting into ‘A Pilgrim’s Way’ demands no academic
                                                                  prerequisites. The material is appropriate for both small
                                                                  and large groups, and can be beneficial both to people with
                                                                  in-depth bible knowledge and to those for whom the bible
                                                                  is new.
                                                                       Team presenters have successfully offered this pro-
                     Pictures Are In                              gram in over 160 parishes throughout the Archdiocese
                                                                  over the years. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to
     Many of the free 8 x 10 portraits are in. If you did not     deepen and grow in understanding of your faith!
order any extra pictures, you may pick up your free 8 x 10             There is a $16.00 cost for Study Materials and please
at the Holy Cross site Parish Office, please call to see if it    remember to bring your own Bible. For more information
has come in.                                                      please call Jamie Wormsbacher at 810-734-4416 or Judy
     Watch for announcements about the directory in the           Wallis at 810-794-5076.
spring.
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                     From The Principal’s Desk                                      Sharing the Gospel
                          Today is the feast of the Baptism of         After you were baptized, the Holy Spirit came to help
                 the Lord as well as the last day of the Christ-   you do great things for God. Forgive someone who really
                 mas season. It is also the beginning of Vo-       hurts you. Invite someone who is usually left out to your
                 cations Week. So…..have you thought about         party. Take care of the sick. Feed those without food. Do
your vocation? Have you thought about what you are doing           these things. They show that you love God above all and
with your life and if it is what God has called you to do? If      your neighbor as yourself. Then God will say to you, "I
you are a parent with children aged 7 through young adult-         love this child of mine and am very pleased with you."
hood, have you talked to them about God’s call on their
life? If you are an older parishioner whose children are           Prayer
now parents, as you look back, can you see where God                  Lord, I love you and want to do what you ask of me.
has led you and directed your path of service to the com-
munity? If you are older, have you thought about sharing           Something to Draw
your experiences and insight with someone younger than             Draw Jesus with the Holy Spirit after John baptized him.
you who may be trying to find their vocation, their calling ? I
recall the words of Fr. Michael Sullivan, challenging us to        Mission for the Week
ask the young people today if they have considered that               I will pray for all people who are not baptized.
God may be calling them to live out their life in service to
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the Catholic community as a sister, a brother or a priest?
Those paths are not the only calling that God places in us.
Some of us serve the community in our marriage while
some serve the community as an unprofessed single per-
son. Remember, it is all about relationships.
     True joy comes in living out the “dream” that God
planted in you when you were conceived. People like Fr.
Bob and Sr. Mary Ann know the joy of living their vocation,
their unique call from God. Many of you who have been
married a long time know the true joy of being true to your
marriage vows and bringing life to your spouse and your
family. Many of you have given life to your friends, co-
workers, nieces and nephews by your dedication to them
as a dynamic single person. Today, pray for those who are
searching for their call. Ask God to help them find it and
those closest to them support it.
     At Holy Cross Catholic School, the teachers will be
talking to the children about vocations and making them
aware of the fact that God put them on earth for a purpose.
They will learn that discovering and living that purpose will
bring them a deep joy and satisfaction that no material
thing or power or status can give.
     Today I want to challenge the older members of our
parish to seek out a young person in your life and talk
about the richness that comes with finding and living the
call that God has placed on your life. If you do, two peo-
ple’s lives will be better, yours and that child’s.
     Today, Julia Blicharz and Abbey Guilliat will represent
Holy Cross Catholic at the K of C Regional Spelling Bee
hosted by the Knights of Columbus in Marine City. You are
welcome to attend this intense competition. It begins at
3:00 p.m.. We are proud of them!
     I pray that you see God’s blessings in your life this
week. They are there, you just have to recognize them.
                                         Have a good week.
                              Mrs. Marilynn Pavlov, Principal

      Catholic Schools Week At Holy Cross
     Starting the Weekend of January 22nd & 23rd
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                                                                            Catholic Schools Week
                                                                    Starting the weekend of January 22nd & 23rd
            Thank You & God Bless …
                                                                                at Holy Cross School
                   The members of the
         St. Mark Women’s Guild and Men’s Club
                who worked so diligently
     on decorating the Church grounds and buildings
                  in celebration of this
              Joyous Christmas Season!




                   Handbell Choir                                           Attention VG Shoppers
             Thanks Anonymous Donor                                            New Rewards Cards
       In December, I was approached by a very generous           VG’s stores are introducing new rewards cards. Shop-
 member of our community who wanted to give a gift to        pers will need the card to take advantage of special sale
 the handbell choir. I accepted, of course, with gratitude   prices and discounts, and they’ll be able to earn free items.
 and after some discussion of the items on our musical            Beginning January 9th, only purchasers who use their
 wish list the donor offered to purchase a chime tree. Our   rewards cards will earn ‘community share’ points, which
 brand-spankin’ new set of tuned chimes was proudly          show up on the bottom of the store receipts. ‘Community
 played for the first time at the midnight mass on Christ-   share’ points are the parts of the receipt that Holy Cross
 mas Eve. This amazing instrument will be used and en-       School uses to earn VG’s rebates … so, if you purchase
 joyed for many years to come. And though our benefac-       items, but don’t use a new ‘VG’s Yes Rewards’ card, you
 tor wishes to remain anonymous, I would like to extend a    will not receive those points that are so valuable to the
 public note of thanks for such a wonderfully thoughtful     school.
 gift.                                                            You may sign up for a ‘VG’s Yes Rewards’ card at your
                                                             favorite VG’s store, or online at myyesrewards.com.
                                With sincere appreciation,        Thank you to everyone who continues to support Holy
                                           Diane Bowden      Cross School in this manner!!
                                  Handbell Choir Director




       Blue Water Pregnancy Care Center                                      Daughters of Isabella
                                                                                  St. Agatha #419
      Thank you for your generous gifts of baby clothes
 from your giving tree … your generous contribution will                 The next three D of I monthly meetings
 help further the important work at our center! You will                     will be starting at 12:00 noon
 help us serve over 800 clients this year alone and over                 with lunch followed by the meeting.
 5,000 clients in the 24 years we’ve served the commu-
                                                                          Our first meeting of the New Year
 nity.
                                                                             will be held on January 17th
     Thanks again for your generosity … May God richly             at the Knights of Columbus Hall on King Road.
 bless you!
                                              Sincerely,
                                         Jennifer Rose
                                      Executive Director
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                                                      Stewardship News
                                                Weekend of December 25 & 26, 2010

       Amount in Sunday envelopes                         $9,707.00    Families with envelopes                      1702

       Gifts from visitors (loose collection)                $27.00    Envelopes received this week                   392
       Children's envelopes                                  $35.81    (% of all stewards)                           23%
       Total Sunday Collection                            $9,769.81    YTD Collection                        $396,335.33
       Weekly amount for parish operations               $15,000.00    YTD Budgeted                          $390,000.00
       over/under amount - Thank You!!                    (5,230.19)   over/under amount                       $6,335.33




                                                      Stewardship News
                                                  Weekend of January 1 & 2, 2011

       Amount in Sunday envelopes                        $13,355.00    Families with envelopes                      1702

       Gifts from visitors (loose collection)             $1,018.67    Envelopes received this week                   511
       Children's envelopes                                  $10.25    (% of all stewards)                           30%
       Total Sunday Collection                           $14,383.92    YTD Collection                        $410,719.25
       Weekly amount for parish operations               $15,000.00    YTD Budgeted                          $405,000.00
       over/under amount - Thank You!!                      (616.08)   over/under amount                       $5,719.25




               CHRISTMAS COLLECTION                                           2010 Contribution Statements
       Christmas Budget                   $72,000.00                         Statements Mailed Upon Request Only
       Christmas donations to-date        $93,317.59                       Contribution statements will only be mailed this
        over/short amount                 $21,317.59                   year upon request. If you would like a copy of your
                                                                       2010 Contribution Statement please complete the
                                                                       form below and return it to the parish office. State-
                                                                       ments will be mailed or can be picked up at the main
                                                                       parish office in Marine City after January 15th.
                                                                                      Please mark one
                                                                        ____ I will pick up my statement

                                                                        ____ Please mail my statement

                                                                       Name:______________________Envelope #______

                                                                       Address:___________________________________
                                                                               street                  city/zip

                                                                       Phone:___________________________
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                                     Prayer For The Military
              Lord, please watch over all of the brave men and women who have given of
              themselves to protect the lives of the innocent and free. May you bring
              comfort to their families with the knowledge that an entire nation is with
              them as their loved ones server us so valiantly.  Amen
    PFC Michael Barboza                           Cpt Jason Gracin, USAF                   Arthur Rochon
    1SG Wm Scott Baumgartner, US Army             SPF Seth Guralczyk, US Army              Sgt Kenneth Schindler, US Army
    SRA William Bayones, USAF                     Cpl Eric Hopp, USMC                      PO2 Darren Shavinski USNR
    Lt Dan Erickson Benda, US Army                Sgt. Matthew Jones, US Army              PFC Natalie Shovan, USMC
    Genevieve Erickson Benda, USAF                LTC Stephen Knotts, US Army              GySgt John Stamper, USMC
    LtCol (R) Greg Benda, US Army                 Christopher Lents                        LTC John H. Stone, US Army
    Sgt Matthew Benda, USAF                       Sgt. John Lewis, USMC                    Andrew Warchol
    Cpl Michael Benda, USMC                       S/Sgt. David Moran, USMC                 Christopher Warchol
    Col. Kenneth Biland, US Army                  Charles Moore, US Navy                   Cpt Paul Wilson, USAF
    George R. Burgess, USAF                       Maj Christopher Neiman, USAF             CDR Jay Woelkers, US Navy
    PFC Gregory Dill, US Army                     Lt Jason Neiman, USCG                    PO2 Peter Woelkers, US Navy
    James Eagleman                                Ens Michael Paducha, US Navy             TJG Chelsea Woelkers, USCG
    Christopher Fajardo                           Pvt Jeffrie John Paul, US Army


              Red Cross Blood Drive                              Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest
              United Methodist Church                                   Open To All Boys & Girls Ages 10 - 14
                Monday - January 10th                                           Sunday, January 9, 2011
                 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.                                                  2:00 p.m.
          Marine City United Methodist Church                                 St. Catherine Activity Center
                                                                                    Sponsored by the
                  For appointments call                                      Algonac Knights of Columbus
                    1-800-733-2767                                           For entry form and registration
           For further information, please call                                information please contact
                 Chris at 810-765-4492                                        Jim Alexie at 586-725-4432

             Walk-ins are always welcome!

                 Blood supplies are low!
                  Your help is needed!                                      Teen Dance With a Live Band
                                                                            Saturday, January 22nd at 6:00 p.m.
                                                                          Algonac Knights of Columbus #7227 Hall
                                                                                      1905 Mill Street

              Archdiocese of Detroit                                     $5 per ticket - to benefit Muscular Dystrophy
                  Widowed Friends                                        Please call in advance to reserve your ticket
                                                                                  Jim Alexie at 586-291-4066
        For widows and widowers … Widowed
   Friends is a peer support group in the Archdio-
   cese of Detroit offering Grief Recovery, a six se-
   ries dealing with grief, loneliness and other related
   issues. It is especially helpful during the first few
   years following the loss of a spouse. This series
   will be conducted by a trained member of Wid-
   owed Friends beginning on Sunday, January 23rd
   at 1:00 p.m. at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530
   Romeo Plank Road, Macomb, 48044. A $20.00
   fee covers all materials.
        Contact Rose at 586-726-0844 for details.
Our Lady On The River Parish                             January 9, 2011                                             Page 9
                                                       The Baptism of The Lord


                 Parish Directory                                                Our Lady on the River
                                                                         Volunteer Organizations & Committees
             www.OurLadyontheRiver.net
          Fr. Robert Schuster, Pastor                                Parish Council             David Schweihofer
                 Sr. Mary Ann Ankoviak, csj                                                                   810-765-2931
                     Pastoral Associate                              Worship Commission         Mary Patrick  810-765-5654
                                                                     Christian Service          Jan Long      810-794-5751
   Fr. Sig Kowalczyk, Fr. Fred Bodde, Fr. Leo Broderick &
                                                                                                Rose Rzeppa   810-794-3187
            Msgr. George Browne, Senior Priests
                                                                     Daughters of Isabella      Marilynn Dunn 810-765-5556
                Gary Krueger, Deacon Emeritus                        Knights of Columbus        James Frye    810-765-5555
                                                                     (Marine City)
                         Parish Address
                                                                     Altar Society (HC)         Lois Moldenhauer
        610 S. Water Street, Marine City, MI 48039                                                            810-765-8022
              ***Holy Cross***                                       St. Vincent de Paul        Paul Ivan     810-765-9445
           810-765-3568 FAX 810-765-2974                             (Marine City)
                      Office Hours:                                  Right to Life (HC)         Bill Cullen      810-765-3760
           Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.                     K of C Ladies Auxiliary    Rose Rzeppa      810-794-3187
            (closed 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. for lunch)                      (Algonac)
                                                                     Ladies Guild (St C)        Aggie LaCombe 810-794-1716
           ***St. Catherine***                                       Knights of Columbus        Don Zamborowski
           810-794-3301 FAX 810-794-1849                             (Algonac)                                  810-794-4320
                     Office Hours:                                   Prayer Group               Jamie Wormsbacher
          Monday - Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                                                                810-734-4416
                ***St. Mark***                                       Prayer Chain               Eloise Tesch 810-794-9975
            810-748-3828 FAX 810-748-9148                            Ushers         (St C)      John Vance      810-794-5837
                      Office Hours:                                  Ushers         (HC)        James McPhee 810-765-3188
             Tuesday - Friday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.                      Sacristans     (St C)      JoAnn Vance 810-794-5837
                                                                     Bingo (Tuesday)            Bob Thompson 810-765-8751
                       Bulletin Info                                 Men's Club (St. M)         David Salvador 810-748-3326
   bulletin e-mail bulletin@OurLadyontheRiver.net                    Women's Guild (St. M)      Lynn Decker     810-748-8834
               (deadline 12 noon Monday)                             Ushers (St. M)             Office          810-748-3828
              Sacrament of Reconciliation                            Lector Schedule (St C)     Retta Kosciolek 810-794-3836
           Holy Cross     Following Friday 9:00 a.m. Mass
           St. Catherine 3:00 p.m. Saturdays
           St. Mark       1st Fridays before Mass
                 Sacrament of Baptism
              Requirements Of A Baptism God-Parent                                      March For Life
     She/he is sufficiently mature (at least 16 years old) for the
                                                                                      Sunday - January 23rd
 role and practicing their Catholic Faith. He/She is a member in
 good standing in the Catholic Church, has been initiated in the                         1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
 three sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation, and                            Pine Grove Park
 lives a life of faith which befits the role of God-Parent.                                 (by Arby’s)
                  Membership & preparation required                                       Prayer Service
     Please call your Church Office to register & verify dates.
                                                                                         2:30 - 3:15 p.m.
  ***Holy Cross Catholic School***
             810-765-3591 FAX: 810-765-9074
                 www.HolyCrossOnline.net
             e-mail school@holycrossonline.net
                 Marilynn Pavlov, Principal


                                                                                   A Family Perspective
                   Annulment Seminar                                                      by Bud Ozar
     If you have ever thought about an annulment, or just                         The words in today’s Gospel,
needed questions answered, you will be pleased to know
that on Monday, January 24, 2011 Our Lady On The River                     “This is my beloved, with Him I am pleased,”
Parish will host an Annulment Seminar. Mr. Tim Ferguson,                    are words every child needs to hear often.
from the Archdiocese of Detroit, will be our presenter and it
will be held in the Activity Center at the Holy Cross site at                    Affirmation is important to raise
6:30 p.m.. You do not need to register to attend.                                 happy and confident children.
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