Farewell Party for Fr. Dan

FR. DAN LANNEN, O.S.F. S. will be leaving us at the end of June to become the  Chaplain to De Sales University in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Please come and wish him well on Saturday, May 26 following the 430pm Mass.

Light refreshments will be served.

SHS 5K – June 9 2018

Saturday, June 9

We are pleased to invite you to our seventh annual SHS 5K race. Exercise is an important part of good health, and every step we take leads us closer to being physically fit. Our students at SHS learn the importance of being spiritually, physically, and mentally fit. While participating in our running club activities, students race toward a healthier lifestyle.

5K Start time: 9:00 am
Running Runts 1k: 8:30 am
Truckin’ Tots: after the 5k

Packet Pick-Up begins at 7:15 am in the School Cafeteria (208 S. Market St. Hudson, MI)

5k Cost: $20.00
Running Runts 1k: $13.00
Truckin’ Tots Cost: $10.00

Contact Us at shs5k@sacredhearthudson.org or (517)448-6405

Make Checks Payable to Sacred Heart School.

Registration Form 2018

Click here to visit the 5K link on our website.

Volunteers are Needed

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Sacred Heart Food Fair & Raffle

Saturday, June 2 from 5:00-8:00pm.

Set up, Ticket Sales, Games Area, Drink Stand, Clean up, etc

Please call the parish office 517-448-3811 if you would like to help!!

 

FOOD FAIR & RAFFLE, June 2, 2018

Sacred Heart Food Fair & Raffle

Saturday, June 2, 2018

5:00 ~ 8:00pm

Parish Grounds

Mass will be at 4:00pm

 

Come sample a wide variety of food from local chef celebrities!!   Sample tickets are $2 each.

There will kids’ games, photos by Oh’ Snap Photo Booth and music.

 

Raffle tickets are $5 each or 6 for$25

Cash Prizes!!!

1st – $1,500.00                        2nd – $1,000.00

3rd – $500.00                          4th – $250.00

5th – $100.00                           6th – 10th – $50.00

If you would like to participate as a chef, please contact Principal Anne Atkin at 517-448-6405.

If you would like additional tickets to sell, please contact Tammy at the Parish office, 517-448-3811.

 

Enrollment

It is enrollment season at Sacred Heart School.

At Sacred Heart our teaching approach is focused on virtue. Character and moral purpose are not just add-ons, they’re at the heart of everything we do. Obedience, courtesy and respect are the foundation of our academic life. The virtues are what make children feel safe, appreciated and encouraged- free to discover their talents; develop their personalities; build lasting friendships; become balanced, confident people of faith. This is our educational vision at Sacred Heart. Our mission to remain deliberate and structured with the purpose of graduating students who are prepared to persevere.

Please take a few minutes to explore our website at www.sacredhearthudson.org which describes our preschool through 6th grade programs.  Then consider how Sacred Heart can enrich your child’s life and the life of your whole family.

Anyone who is interested in Catholic education for their child should call 517-448-6405 or email me at aatkin@sacredhearthudson.org to set up an interview and a shadow day.

DSA Update, May 27 2018

Go and Announce the

Gospel of the Lord”

Thank you to everyone who has made a gift or pledge commitment to our Diocesan Services Appeal.  Our parish goal is $23,297.00.  To date, we have reached 18% of our DSA goal.  Thus far 12 families have pledged $4,180.00 to this year’s appeal.  I am grateful for these contributions and invite others to join me and join together to push us over goal for the benefit of our parish and the wider church.

You can submit your DSA pledge envelope during Mass this weekend – or take your DSA envelope home, prayerfully consider your gift decision.  Those paying by cash or check are invited to return your completed pledge form, in the DSA envelope, to our parish office. Those who wish to pay by credit card or electronic funds transfer may enter your gift online at www.dioceseoflansing.org/dsa.  I encourage every one of our parish households to reflect on the many blessings we have received from the Lord and share these blessings through a generous gift to our DSA.

2018 DSA Prayer

Loving and gracious God, we praise you and we thank you for the bountiful gifts that you have bestowed upon us.

Instill in us the courage to “Go and Announce the Gospel of the Lord.”

Help us to understand that we are called to discipleship, to grow actively in faith and to go and share the good news with the world.

Please bless our unified efforts and help us to bring Christ’s love to all we encounter.

Give us the grace to be generous in our support of the Diocesan Services Appeal, so that we may faithfully participate as missionary disciples in the work of Your Holy Church.

 

Principal Anne Atkin Bulletin Article, May 27 2018

 

The Power of the Holy Spirit

When we make the sign of the cross (which we do often) we are asking to be filled with God. God as our father and guide, full of perfect advice. God the son, who teaches, loves and sacrifices for us and God the holy spirit who gives us energy and a path to follow His plan. At Sacred Heart we trust the holy spirit. There are very few things that happen here that we doubt. The people who are here, are here for a reason. The struggles that are in our way are meant to be there. The obstacles that we must climb are there because God knows we will become stronger and wiser by climbing them.

Being Catholic means that we believe God’s presence and power is everywhere. The world is not just the things we can see and feel but the energy that touches us: a bright sunny day, a sparkly winter evening, a mother’s devotion, the patience of true love, the faith that all will be okay and our call to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.

The existence of a small private Catholic school in this small town proves the power of faith and trust. It is difficult to keep tuition-based schools open but the holy spirit continues to guide Sacred Heart. We have many challenges but the enduring faith of this community, the staff and our families is what keeps us moving from year to year. The effect of this faith on the student’s we have graduated is immeasurable. Although many of our high school graduates (this year included) will go on to have success in college and life, it is the strength of their soul that we cannot measure. That is God’s energy, that is the holy spirit. We have plenty of the holy spirit at Sacred Heart because we ask for it everyday in prayer but we could use more. Please continue to pray for us as we finish the school year and look forward to opening our doors in August for the 90th year. God has been very good to us!

 

Anne Atkin, Principal

 

Deacon’s Corner, May 27 2018

 

My dad, and my good friend Bob, had a big influence on my life.  Both are home with the Lord.   Both were men of character, real gentlemen, and devote in their Catholic faith.  Both were part of the Greatest Generation we all owe so much.

Dad was 19 and part of a landing craft crew when he landed on Utah Beach the morning of D-Day.  As they hit the beach, his landing craft was disabled.  Under heavy fire, they abandoned their craft, hastily picked up whatever equipment they could find lying in the sand and joined an Army recon unit fighting their way off the beach.  For a month, he fought to liberate French towns in Normandy before returning to his ship.  When he did, he discovered half of his crew did not make it off the beach that morning.  Dad died suddenly almost 10 years ago, never really talking much about his war experience.

Bob was also a Navy vet and crewed a landing craft.  He was 18 and halfway to Japan for invasion of the mainland when the war finally ended.  Bob provided security for the USS Missouri as the Japanese signed the surrender document aboard it.  He remembers sailing into Tokyo Bay immediately afterward, wondering if it was all really a trap.  Bob spent the rest of the war as a first responder clearing the rubble from Hiroshima and Nagasaki and bringing food and water to Japanese citizens who survived the devastation.  Bob died 2 years ago when his heart was too tired to pump anymore.

A month before he died, our son wrote Bob a letter which said, “instead of me saying ‘thank you for your service,’ I want to say thank you for putting your life on hold 70 years ago to preserve our nation’s freedom and fight tyranny abroad.  Thank for your ensuring evil will not triumph or reach our nation shores.  Few people know the unique feeling of signing your life away for a cause greater than one’s self.  Few people know what it is like to raise your right hand and take an oath.  Few people know what it is like to put your life on hold and go to a foreign country to fight, knowing full well that a living, breathing, thinking enemy is waiting for them when they get there.  Your service to our country meant the preservation of our freedom for many years to come, and your sacrifices for our nation will never be forgotten.   Respectfully, Major Justin Amthor USMC.”

While speaking at a memorial service after the war, General George Patton said, “let’s not ask God why these men had to die. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.”  As we kick off the summer this Memorial Weekend, may we pray for the men and women who sacrificed their lives to fight evil and protect freedom.  May we never forget them – and thank God that they lived.  May perpetual light shine upon them, and may they rest in peace.

Deacon John