Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 5, 2015
"Therefore, I am content
with my weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints,
for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong.”
No matter your source for news and information, the polarization that exists in politics and religion today is quite evident. We are bombarded, as Blessed John XXIII put it, with “prophets of doom, who are always forecasting worse disasters, as though the end of the world were at hand.” This is not the Christian message. Whatever our role in the Church may be, we have been baptized into the ministry of Christ as priest, prophet, and king. Pride, haughtiness, and divisiveness have no place among us. Jesus is the model for our way of life, and that way is love. It might not always be popular, and it may even be costly at times, but once all else is set aside, our suffering and our weaknesses are overshadowed by the strength of Christ.
Spirit of God,
take from us all that is contrary to your ways.
Renew in us your love,
so that our lives may radiate Christ to all the ends of the earth. Amen. Alleluia!
Immaculate Conception Church
Traverse City, Michigan
St. Michael's Music Ministry
Jenny Ivens, Minister of Music
Music is integral to the celebration of any liturgical event. The voice of the assembly is the primary voice in any liturgy. Singing unifies and deepens, underscores and heightens our worship. When we sing, we join the heavenly hosts of angels and saints, all those who came before us and all those to follow, in our offerings of praise and thanksgiving to God. We are the voice of Christ alive in the world. Through Abraham, God made us a promise. In Jesus Christ, the promise was fulfilled. Knowing all God does for us, How Can We Keep From Singing? Jesus, following a long tradition, prayed and sang with the disciples. You can join this ancient tradition by becoming a member of a music group dedicated to praising God through Sacred Song. In addition to singing, our lively celebrations are enhanced through the gifts of instrumentalists of all varieties. You can offer thanks to God for the many blessings and gifts he has bestowed upon you, your family and the community of St. Michael Catholic Church. We are offering you and opportunity, what can you offer in return?
The Music Ministry at St. Michael Catholic Church offers a wide variety of musical experiences for parishioners of all ages. We are constantly welcoming new members to our ensembles as they are the lifeblood of all ministries. Whether you are interested in the Children's Choir, the Adult Choir, or an instrumentalist of any kind (guitar, bass, flute, trumpet, drums etc.) you can be sure that you will be joining people with whom you will share many wonderful moments making music and lively fellowship. You will be contributing to the great tradition of musical ministry already established at St. Michael. Your musical talents are treasure that needs to be shared with the community, for the building up of the community and the glory of God!
Arts & Praise Choir
Breath of Heaven-Christmas CD 2011
Calendars and Schedules
Hallelujah Resurrection Easter 2012
How Great is Our God Music Easter 2012
I Will Rise Music - Easter 2012
In The Woodshed
Songs of the Village CD
St. Michael Theatre Group
Sullivan Guardian Ensemble
We The Voice CD