Weekend Mass Schedule:
Saturday – 4:30 PM
Sunday – 8:00 & 11:00 AM
Weekday Mass Schedule:
Tuesday – 5:45PM
Wednesday & Thursday – 8:00 AM
Friday – 8:00 AM (summer) 9:00 AM (School Year)
Tuesday – 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM
Saturday – 3:45 – 4:15 PM
Bishop Boyea Welcomes you back to Sunday Mass
Fr. Todd’s update on COVID-19
Bishop Boyea will be lifting the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass on Pentecost weekend (May 22nd-23rd). Pentecost is the celebration of the birthday of the Church, and this will feel like a great step toward normalcy! That weekend will include lifting more of the restrictions that have been in place over the past year.
- We will be bringing back gift bearers at Mass. The ciborium with the hosts and the wine cruet will both have covers on them as they are brought up in procession.
- Our Choirs will begin resuming their normal schedule as they are able. We are permitted to sing at Mass.
Some guidelines that will remain:
- We will still refrain from the Sign of Peace and receiving the Precious Blood at Mass.
- We will continue to have our collection boxes at the entrance of the church in the place of ushers during Mass.
- Bishop Boyea is still recommending wearing masks at Mass.
We have been recording and uploading Masses during the week and on the weekends for the past year of this pandemic. Over time as we have been able to return to Mass in person, the number of people needing those Masses has gone down steadily, particularly our weekday Masses. Come Pentecost, we will no longer be recording weekday Masses. We will still be recording the Sunday Mass for the time being.
Onto the ropes. We will be moving toward full occupancy in the weeks ahead, removing the dividing ropes from pews in parts of the church while leaving some up in other areas for increased capacity. On the weekend of Pentecost, we will take the ropes down entirely except for some small sections to accommodate those who need to/would like to have guaranteed social distance. At St. Mary’s, we will have three long pews roped off. At Sacred Heart, the two small wings (by the Sacred Heart Statue and the Confessional) will continue to have ropes separating every other pew. St. Mary’s will have our full complement of chairs like we would typically have for our summer parishioners.
Many of the most vulnerable of our parishes have now been vaccinated. That being the case, there are those who are still vulnerable or simply would feel much more comfortable being socially distanced at Mass. With that in mind, we will be intentional about sitting socially distanced at the Saturday night Vigil Masses. Both the 4:30pm at Sacred Heart and the 6pm at St. Mary on the Lake traditionally have a lower attendance than the Sunday morning Masses, so it will be easier to spread out. At those Vigil Masses, even though we will not have ropes in place, please sit in every other pew. We will be adding the 6pm Vigil Mass at St. Mary on the Lake one week early on May 22nd to accommodate those who would feel more comfortable being spread out.
I have been very grateful overall for people’s understanding over this past year and their respect for each other. As we have done over the past year, I ask you to continue both choosing and living in that charity. Going to Mass and receiving Jesus in the Eucharist is at the very heart of our Christian life. Thank you for all you do and have done in following these guidelines so we can gather and receive all the grace the Lord longs to give.
Diocese of Lansing COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan: DOL COVID-19 Plan
Sacred Heart COVID-19 Response Plan: Sacred Heart Parish Re-Opening
You invite each of us to share in the life and ministry of your Son, Jesus. Send your Holy Spirit to form our parish as a community of missionary disciples. Teach us how to hear Jesus, to love Jesus, and to share your gift of salvation with everyone we meet.
Through the witness and intercession of Mary, guide me to deepen my commitment as a disciple of Jesus. Lead our parish to grow as an intentional community, committed to go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. We ask these blessings in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ.
Year of Prayer
Each Person is asked:
To Pray the Rosary or another devotion to the Blessed Mother once a week as a family or household for the Holy Spirit to guide our parishes in how to form missionary disciples.
Married with Children at Home – 10 minutes of Daily Prayer
Married Empty Nesters – 30 minutes of Daily Prayer
Married Retired – One hour of Daily Prayer
Single – One hour of Daily Prayer
Make a weekly sacrifice (Fasting, almsgiving, service) for the Holy Spirit to guide our parishes in how to form missionary disciples.
Make a Holy Hour each week praying for the Holy Spirit to guide our parishes in how to form missionary disciples.
Make a pilgrimage to a holy shrine or Eucharistic Chapel to pray for the Holy Spirit to guide our parishes in how to form missionary disciples.
Prayer to Sacred Heart of Jesus
Prayer to Mary
Our community strives to love and serve God through worship, prayer, service and growth in knowledge of Our Catholic Faith. If you wish to come for a tour and would like a guide, please let us know and we’ll do our best to set something up. If you wish to just stop by and pray during the day, you are always welcome to do so.
By focusing on faith, knowledge, and service, Catholic schools prepare children to use their God-given talents to the fullest later in life. National Catholic Schools Week offers an opportunity for students to explore the many life paths that enable them to use their talents well in the service of God and others — by answering the call to a religious vocation, nurturing a family through sacramental marriage, by volunteering in church activities and charities, and/or by pursuing a career that makes the world a better place.
A central aspect of Catholic education is learning the importance of service to others. When students take part in service activities—both local and beyond—they demonstrate the values and faith they gain through their Catholic education and learn how to make the world a better place. When they observe how others serve the community, they gain an appreciation for how they can continue to serve others their entire lives.
Our School Mission Statement
Our students learn to be balanced: confident of mind, academics and faith.
To serve the community as a welcoming school that allows our students to live and model the Catholic faith.
To remain deliberate and structured with the purpose of graduating students who are prepared to persevere.
Our Parish Mission Statement
We as Catholics and as members of sacred Heart Parish, look to our Pope, our Bishop and our Pastor for spiritual guidance and direction in our lives. We as Christians are called by God to listen to His Word, to grow in holiness and to form a community of faith who are concerned for the needs of one another. We are called to worship God, to receive the Sacraments, to learn the truths of our faith and to instruct others in these truths, to work for peace and justice and provide support and help to those among us who are in need.
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