Coronavirus Update 05/25

A Message from Fr. Tony

The video below was broadcast on Facebook Live on May 25 directly following the Memorial Day Mass..  Every Monday we will have a brief address to the parish on Facebook Live until we are able to gather together in person again.


Due to the stay at home order being extended to June 12, the parish office remains closed for in person visits.  You can still contact the parish office through phone or email. 

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If you need a priest to visit you for anointing of the sick, please call the parish office at 616-866-0931.  If you believe you need to go to the hospital, please call for a priest visit before if possible.


Communication is coming soon with all the details and information needed to sign up to attend Mass.  Please help us get the word out.

Forward this email to your friends and family at Our Lady of Consolation and encourage them to sign up for the parish-wide email today so they don’t miss the announcement.


We would like to thank all of our parishioners for their continued weekly contributions to the parish during these very unexpected times and ask you to please continue your contributions to the offertory, OLC Educational Foundation, CSA and building fund through the mail or online giving. It is very much appreciated! Once live Masses return collection baskets will be available at the entrances to the Church

OLC & OLCEF 

Update your weekly gift and OLCEF pledge fulfillment online. Click Here!

CSA 

Update your Pledge and fulfill your gift online for CSA. Click Here!


An Update on your efforts….

The Michigan Bureau of Elections resumed the vetting process for the petition drive to end dismemberment abortions. The Bureau set June 1 as the deadline for challenges to the signatures.

  

It’s been nearly a year since volunteers began collecting signatures to end the violent late-term dismemberment abortion procedure. The petition drive has overcome an exhaustive list of challenges.

  

A sample of 500 signatures was pulled by the Bureau, which will determine the overall validity rate of the signatures. The Michigan Values Life coalition submitted 379,419 signatures on December 23, 2019. 340,047 signatures are needed to initiate the ban on dismemberment abortions in the Michigan Legislature.

  

Planned Parenthood said they will consider challenging the signatures.   

If enough valid signatures remain following the challenge period, the petition will be certified by the Board of State Canvassers and the dismemberment ban will be sent to the Legislature for consideration with a 40-day time limit. Majority votes in the House and Senate will pass the dismemberment ban into law without Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s signature. Initiated legislation that isn’t passed into law is placed on the general election ballot for a public vote.

  

Right to Life of Michigan is confident that the prolife elected majorities in the Legislature will do the right thing and vote for this ban again, just like they did in May of 2019. This time, it will become law.

 


Men of all ages are invited to attend the Men’s Summer Retreat at the Franciscan Life Process Center, 11650 Downes St. NE, Lowell, MI from 9:00 -5:00 on July 22. The day will include presentations by Msgr. Gus Anocona, quiet reflection time, Confession, Mass and lunch.  Cost: $70.   Please go to https://mensretreat2020flpc.eventbrite.com to register.

The Franciscan Life Process Center,11650 Downes St. NE, Lowell, MI,  will offer day camps for children this summer. Topics include Drawing Animals, June 16, 18, 19; Comic Book Hero Making, June 16, 18, 19; Native American Art, June 24 – 26, Painting Flowers, July 7, 9, 10; Life on the Trail, July 29 – 31 , and  Butterflies in the Prairie, August 5 – 7.  Please go to www.lifeprocesscenter.org for more information.