Summer has been slow moving and the perfect opportunity to reflect. This week I want to reflect on the idea of how I learned to invite people to Mass. I learned this from my own family; specifically when my dad or mom would ask a person if they went to church on Sunday. This always… Read more
In an effort to better connect the Our Lady of Consolation Parish family,
we are conducting an on-line survey to evaluate and improve our
Please take a minute to complete this short 9 question survey. Your
feedback is greatly appreciated. Submissions are anonymous and a report
of the results will be made available in the coming months.
Thank you in advance for your participation. – Fr. Tony
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Why not celebrate the Year of Marriage by making your good marriage even better? Attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter to renew and enrich your marriage and your faith! Upcoming weekends will be held August 7-9 at St. John the Evangelist in Fenton (you sleep at home or in a hotel), Sept. 25-27 at the Holiday Inn – Troy, and October 16-18 at the Saginaw Center for Ministry. For more info or to apply, visit www.wwme.org or contact Harry & Karen Porter at (888) 628-7433.
Living Your Strengths
Don’t Delay – Class sizes are limited!
Sunday, September 13th
4:00—5:30pm Kateri Lodge
Mandatory for ALL participants
A simple and convenient way to give.
Consider automating your regular donations with our electronic giving program. Our Lady of Consolation relies on the financial generosity of the congregation and electronic giving offers an easy way to give on a recurring basis. Link to our secure server.
Teach children the joy of helping others and giving to God out of gratitude for all that God has given to them!
Click below to order envelops for your children!
Connect in Community – myParish App
Enjoy sharing and exploring your faith with a positive social media tool!
This new app for iPhone and Android smart phones will help us connect in community, grow in our Catholic faith and invite others to join in the journey.
Explore the Features HERE!
I always enjoy mission trips; they contain a certain sense of adventure into the unknown that pulls us out of our comfortable lives. Teens on a Mission lived up to my experience of mission work; it had the classic well-organized excitement mixed with moments of frustration. This is all positive, because I believe that in… Read more
Rest & Relaxation Throughout the month of July it has been relatively quiet at OLC. As many of our parishioners vacation and enjoy the summer, it is a great time for us on staff to relax as well and get caught up on miscellaneous stuff that has been pushed aside during the busy months. July… Read more
Outdoor Weddings? Tis the season for weddings when many brides and grooms celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony, vowing to love one another for the rest of their lives. One question that is asked often about the wedding ceremony is, does the Catholic Church allow weddings to be performed outdoors, that is outside of the church? According… Read more
“Fortnight for Freedom” As we celebrate our nation’s Independence Day on Saturday, July 4 and throughout the weekend, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) urge us to reflect on the freedoms we are blessed with here in the United States of America; most importantly our freedom of religion. On January 20, 2012 the… Read more
Today we celebrate the greatest gift of grace in our faith; the Eucharistic presence. The beauty of the sacrament can be seen in the reality of natural growth, lower things being elevated to greater realities. I found this insight very helpful in understanding the why of the Eucharist. As Arch-Bishop Fulton Sheen observes, ‘everything in… Read more