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 Extended the Dispensation from the Obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Day Masses until SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2021
AS THIS REGION continues to be afflicted with the COVID-19 virus and its complications, again taking into account the gravity of the law from which dispensation is given (can. 90 §§1, 2) and considering anew the spiritual good of the people of God entrusted to my care (can. 87 §1), I decree that the faithful of the Diocese of Lansing are dispensed from the obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and other Holy Days of Obligation until Sunday, May 16, 2021, inclusive. I likewise express my hope that the following Sunday, May 23, 2021, on which the Church celebrates the great Solemnity of Pentecost, will see the resumption of the Sunday and Holy Day obligation, with due precautions being taken and provisions being made for the most vulnerable. Due to the extended duration of the various dispensations that have preceded the current decree, I also intend to issue a singular precept urging the proper understanding and observance of the universal law regarding this obligation. As previously provided, the faithful are reminded that while the Sunday obligation to attend Mass is dispensed, all are nevertheless obligated to keep the Lord’s day holy (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2168-2195). It is especially recommended to engage in prayer, either personally or as a family (cf, can. 1248 §2), for example, by devoutly following a broadcast of the Sunday Mass by television, internet, or radio. Parishes are encouraged to continue to use the various means of social communications to maximize accessibility to the faithful.
Most Reverend Earl Boyea
Bishop of Lansing
Fr. Todd’s update on COVID-19
Guidelines for Returning to Public Masses at Sacred Heart:
-We are open for mass at 50 % of our parish seating capacity, which is approximately 140 people at each regularly scheduled mass.
-Masses are at 4:30 pm on Saturdays and 8:00 and 11:00 am on Sundays.
-Confession will resume in the confessional at the normal schedule at Sacred Heart (Tuesday’s at 4:45 and Saturday’s at 3:30pm). For social distancing, we ask that you use either the kneeler behind the screen or a chair place immediately next to it. Please wear a mask.
-There is no obligation to attend Mass. That will remain the case until Mid-November, at the earliest.
–Those who are 65 or older, or who may have risk factors for Covid-19 are not forbidden to attend, but do know you are considered to be in a heightened state of risk for infection.
–If you are experiencing fever or any type of cough or illness please do not come to Mass. If you live with someone who is ill, whether they are being monitored for Covid-19 or not, it would be better if you refrained from Mass until everyone in the house is recovered.
What should parishioners do before they arrive at the parish?
–Ensure that you do not have any symptoms of sickness.
–Bring your own hand sanitizer
–Out of respect for fellow parishioners, we ask all in attendance to wear face masks.
–Please refrain from using the restrooms if possible. Only use if there is an emergency, it is not possible for us to sanitize these facilities after every user.
–We will have Holy Water containers in the gathering space and at the Parish hall. Please bring a container if you would like to take some home.
What will happen during Mass?
–The Church now has fixed barriers in the pews to ensure social distancing. People may sit in a group only with those with whom they share the same residence.
–No sign of peace.
–No Precious Blood.
–There are no hymnals in the pews and there will be no congregational singing.
–There will be no servers, ushers or extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion at this time.
Procedures for receiving Holy Communion.
–Dismissal one pew at a time.
–Individuals not from the same household are to be 6 ft apart at all times.
– We are asking that you receive communion in the hand. We cannot receive communion wearing gloves.
Dismissal after Mass
–Please respect the 6 ft distance upon dismissal.
–You are kindly asked not to linger after Mass.
Facebook Live Stream on the Sacred Heart Parish Facebook page: https://www.facebook.
Adoration—Tuesdays 4:45pm, with Rosary beginning at 5:15 pm, followed by Mass at 5:45pm.
Fireside Chat — will resume when the need arises
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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