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National Vocations Week:


National Vocations Awareness Week will be celebrated November 5–11, 2017. Please ask Our Lord for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated men and women. May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our faith community, and respond generously to God’s gift of a vocation.


O God, in the past you called men and women to dedicate their lives to you through priesthood and religious life. Today stir up the grace of a religious vocation in the hearts of many within our parish community. Grant them the willingness and generosity to place their lives completely in your hands as priests, brothers and sisters. Help me to support them by my own fidelity to your call to holiness through prayer & Christian service. If you desire that one of my family or friends follow you in this way, grant me the wisdom and insight to support and encourage that person to listen to your voice and follow you without delay.

 Articles that may interest you on Fostering Vocations: Sponsored by the USCCB.

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10 Frequently Asked QUESTIONS ABOUT the Reservation of PRIESTLY ORDINATION to Men

If anyone would like to serve our parish family as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion either at Mass or to the sick and home bound, a diocesan formation class is required, along with a local instruction.

We will be having an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Formation class at St. Mary, 6-7:30 pm Wednesday, November 8th. (Other classes on other days are available, but they are typically held in Saginaw.) Please contact Sister if you wish to attend so we can prepare accordingly.

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Weekly Parish Calendar

 Nov. 5th: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
 Nov. 6th: Eucharistic Holy Hour at 5:00 pm followed by dinner and a movie. St. Mary's Church and Center
Nov. 7th: Ave Maria Women's Meeting at St. Mary's Center following the 9 am Mass.
 Nov. 8th: Father Bessert will be coming for the Required Class for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.  Starts at 6 pm at St. Mary's Center.
 Nov. 9th: Praying with Scripture. Contact Margart West for location. Begins at 7 pm.
 Nov. 11th: Annual Christmas Boutique at St. Mary's Center. 9 am - 3 pm.  Will not want to miss this event.


Annual Christmas Boutique: St. Mary's Center, Nov. 11th 9am - 3pm.

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Holiday Decorations and Gifts by Local Artists and Crafters; Holiday Goodies also available.

Order your Cheese Balls now and pick them up at the Boutique.  Call Kathy 810-622-9128.

MAlogoAve Maria Parish Mission Statement

Ave Maria Parish is a Catholic faith community who welcomes all people to our Christian family. We are disciples and sacramental followers of Jesus Christ. In our chosen vocations, we call upon the Blessed Mother’s intercession and recognize the power of the Holy Spirit within each of us to carry out God’s work.

We strive to grow together in holiness through prayer, reception of the sacraments, faith formation and evangelization. Through the grace of God, we extend ourselves to each other and our community to proclaim the love and teachings of Jesus Christ.