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)

Confession Times

Tuesday – 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Saturday – 3:45 – 4:15 PM

Bishop Boyea Welcomes you back to Sunday Mass

Dear Friend,
A year ago, we were afflicted with a great scourge, the COVID-19 virus. Our lives were upturned.  This included our spiritual lives.  So as to ease our consciences, I, as your bishop, dispensed all in the Diocese of Lansing from the obligation to participate in Sunday and Holy Day Mass.  This kind of dispensation prevailed throughout our country and the world.  The primary aim of all our safety precautions was to “flatten the curve.”  It was never to get rid of the virus.  That will remain with us for years.  Rather, it was to make sure that our hospitals were not overwhelmed.  In fact, hospitalizations are now down.  And those most likely to be hospitalized, the 65 and older, are now vaccinated or able to be vaccinated.  It is time for our believing community to gather again.  Thus, as some of you will already know, as of Pentecost 2021, May 22-23, 2021, I am lifting the dispensation for the Diocese of Lansing.  We are all now obliged to participate in Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.  Over these next few weeks, let me offer some reflections on this for our meditation.
The first precept of the Church is “You shall attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor” (Catechism #2042; see Canon 1247).  This is a call for us to sanctify the Lord’s Day by worshiping God in the Christian assembly and by resting “from those works and activities which could impede such a sanctification of these days” (Catechism #2042).  This is a serious responsibility on the part of all the Faithful People of God “unless excused for a serious reason (for example, illness, the care of infants) or dispensed by their own pastor” (Catechism #2181; see Canon #1245).   Obviously, if it is impossible to fulfill this obligation, then it is not binding.   When in doubt, speak with your pastor.
Further, it is fascinating that the real obligation of Sunday Mass is that we worship God. To worship God is to “acknowledge [the Lord] as God, as the Creator and Savior, the Lord and Master of everything that exists,” and so “to praise and exalt [God] and to humble oneself” in his presence (Catechism #s 2096, 2097).  Even as Jesus told the devil who was tempting him, “The Lord, your God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve” (Matthew 4:10).  Our Sunday Mass is not primarily about receiving the Eucharist though that is obviously a very important reason for participating in that Mass.
Some may say that they can worship God on their own. Certainly, there is truth to this. However, hear these words of Pope St. John Paul II, “it is not enough that the disciples of Christ pray individually and commemorate the death and Resurrection of Christ inwardly, in the secrecy of their hearts.  Those who have received the grace of Baptism are not saved as individuals alone, but as members of the Mystical Body, having become part of the People of God.  It is important therefore that they come together to express fully the very identity of the Church” (Dies Domini #31).  Furthermore, we assemble as one because the Lord calls us to gather together. It is in obedience to his summons that we join publicly in the celebration of his death and Resurrection.
Assuring you of my prayers, I am sincerely yours in Christ,
+ Earl
Bishop of Lansing
P.S. To welcome you and your loved ones back to Holy Mass, I am sending each of you a blessed candle representing, as it does, the Light of the World, Jesus Christ. Watch this video below to find out more:

 

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.

God Bless!

Fr. Todd

 

 

COVID-19 Policies

Diocese of Lansing COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan:   DOL COVID-19 Plan

Sacred Heart COVID-19 Response Plan:  Sacred Heart Parish Re-Opening

Sacred Heart School COVID-19 Response Plan:  SHS Phase 3    SHS Phase 4     SHS Phase 5

 

 

Father,

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.

Amen

 

Holy Spirit Year of Prayer

Mary’s Role Year of Prayer

Year of Prayer

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.

Prayer Suggestions:

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

Other Suggestions:

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 Parish
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.


Celebrating Vocations
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.

Serving Others
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.

Vision-

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.

Greetings in Christ!  Thank you so much for stopping by our website...we hope that the pictures and information here reveal to you just a little glimpse of how blessed we feel to be able to worship God in Hudson, Michigan.
 
If you walk in the doors to the Church that face west, you'll see our cornerstone on the right.  Our Church was dedicated in the early 1900's and has stood since then as a place for people to come and worship, pray and admire the physical beauty of this magnificent Church.  Everything, from the stain glass windows to the marble Reredo in the center of the Church are there to inspire us to wonder at the Holiness of our God and the generosity and faithfulness of those in Hudson who love Him.
 
Our community strives to love and serve God through worship, prayer, service and growth in knowledge of Our Catholic Faith.  We hope that you enjoy this webpage and come out to visit us.  Our mass, confession and adoration schedule are listed here on the webpage for your convenience.  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.
 
Enjoy your time on our webpage...God bless and keep you.

In Jesus,
Fr. Todd Koenigsknecht
Pastor, Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Hudson, MI
Pastor, St. Mary on the Lake Catholic Church - Manitou Beach, MI

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