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Notes from Father Gordon ~ February 7th 2016

Fr Gordon ReigleThen I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” “Here I am,” I said; “send me!”

Our readings this weekend recount the call of the Prophet Isaiah and Jesus’ calling of the apostles.

Appropriate to this weekend’s theme, we will send our RCIA candidates and catechumens to meet the bishop, who will receive them next weekend at the Rite of Election.

Please pray for all who will be received into the Church at the Easter Vigil.

We are so blessed!

Speaking of blessings, I am overdue to thank everyone who sent me birthday or Christmas cards, holiday snacks, and gifts in December.

I am overwhelmed by your generosity!

And—please forgive me!—I still haven’t opened most of my cards.  (I’m slowly catching up from the holidays….)

Thank you for your kindness and generosity, and thank you for your patience with me as I often get behind in my work, phone calls, mail and such.

Allow me to share one more piece of good news:  This summer, we are going to host one of our new transitional deacons for an internship.

God willing, on Friday, June 10th, Anthony “Tony” Smela will be ordained a deacon for the Lansing Diocese.

He will then spend the rest of the summer with us on internship and return to visit us on weekends up until his priesthood ordination the following summer (2017).

Tony hails from St. Mary, Swartz Creek, so he’s very familiar with the neighborhood.

He’s also very gifted as you will discover.

Please pray for him as he approaches his transitional diaconate ordination in June, and I’ll introduce him publicly when he has a free weekend to visit us.

May God bless you all!

– Fr. Gordon

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•    Feast of the Presentation of the Lord / World Day for Consecrated Life (Feb. 2nd): Let us pray for all of the men and women who live a life consecrated to God.

o    About Consecrated Life:

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/vocations/consecrated-life/

o    Vocation Tree (a visual chart of vocation paths):

http://www.vocationtree.org/vocationtree_map.php