Parish News

Thank you for your generous and thoughtful gifts to the Crosier Missions .  Due to your generosity, we raised $2,466.00 for their Mission.  God Bless you all.



Altar Rosary Society – We will be accepting good clean items for our Rummage Sale, which will be held August 1-3.  You can bring your items and place them in the Church basement July 27-July 31.  If you have any questions call Jan Wilson 517-306-0684.

Altar Linen Schedule:  I will be updating the Altar Linen Schedule  in  September 2019. If you would like to volunteer  or be removed from the schedule, please let me know by August 24th.  We do not do the Altar linens just the linens Father uses during the Mass.  Thanks to everyone who volunteers.  You All are Greatly Appreciated . God Bless.  JANICE WILSON – 517-306-0684

We are also still collecting new towel sets (bath towel, hand towel & washcloth) for the Neighbors for Hope Women & Children Shelter in Tecumseh.  Anyone who would like to donate a set, please place in a plastic bag and put in the box in the church hall.



Thank you to everyone who has made a gift or pledge to DSA.  Now that we have reached our goal, one-half of all additional contributions received will be returned to our local parish for our use. If you have not yet made a pledge, please consider supporting our appeal with a gift that will benefit the work of Christ in our parish and through the wider church.  You may submit your gift online at or with a DSA pledge envelope to the parish office.





The 13th Annual St. Mary on the Lake Fish Fry

Friday, August 30, 2019

5:00-7:00 pm

To the many avid fishermen in the area!  We would appreciate any fish you can donate.  Please bring them to the church during regular office hours Tues-Friday 7:30 am-4:00 pm or call Nancy Nichols at 517-403-2078 for after hours.  Please have the fish fileted and labeled as to kind and quantity.  We will freeze them so that we have a good amount for the August 30th fish fry. Thank you for helping St. Mary on the Lake.



Experience Catholic Tradition through the Inspired Word of God.

 How will God speak to you through the Scriptures?

Start your journey through the Bible with the Catholic Biblical School of Michigan (CBSM)’s new class on Tuesdays 7-9 pm at Holy Family Parish in Adrian, starting Sep 17th.

CBSM brings the Scriptures to life with in-depth study of the entire Bible led by seminary professors, so that our faith as Catholics is vibrant and more deeply rooted in Christ. Through donations, CBSM is accessible to all with 100% of requests for financial aid granted.

Learn more by attending an Information Night at Holy Family Parish (St. Mary Campus, 305 Division St. Adrian, MI 49221) on Thursday, August 8 at 7:00 pm.  For more information contact: 586-438-3085 or visit





Live Free! Unbound Ministry

Does your Faith = Freedom? Jesus came to set you free from everything that holds you back from living the life God always intended for you.  Attend the Live Free! Conference on OCTOBER 26/27, 2019 at St. Mary’s in Williamston, MI (near Lansing) and let the Lord speak to your heart about the chains, small or large, that hinder and hurt you. Go to Live Free! Unbound Ministry on the web

or search Live Free, Lansing on Eventbrite

for information, registration and e-announcements.


SAVE THE DATE: LIVE FREE! is coming to St. Anthony of Padua in Hillsdale next year: FEBRUARY 28-29, 2020. Details available after Labor Day.



Heart of Christ Spiritual Direction Training Program is now accepting applications for a new class beginning in September of 2019.  Classes are held weekly on Tuesday evenings at Christ the King parish in Ann Arbor.  If you are interested in becoming a spiritual director, visit our website for more information or contact Jeannette Barbacane or Tesa Fleming



**October 12**

HOPE RESTORES – Catholic Women’s Conference

 Deanna McCrate, Regional Core Captain for the Diocese of Lansing, is in need of someone to serve as Sacred Heart Parish Captain.  It’s a very simple, but very rewarding undertaking. The task simply requires promoting the Catholic women’s conference with in our parish.  You will receive a packet with posters and Parish Captains information to pass along to the ladies of our parish.  She is more than willing to meet with you or speak with you over the phone if you have questions.

The main goal is to make sure every that all women/ or young ladies in our diocese is made aware of the opportunity to attend the catholic women’s conference (CWC).

The CWC invites women throughout Michigan to refuel, reconnect, rejoice and restore their hope in the Lords grace to make them strong firm and steadfast. This year’s conference is called Hope Restores.  Women, especially in this time and age, trying to raise good and holy families need to open their hearts to our healing Lord so that he can Strengthen their reserve to in times of despair in their personal lives and in these sad times within mother church.

If you are interested, you may contact Deanna directly at 810-287-7272 or email to OR you can call the parish office and we will relay the info to Deanna.


Year of Prayer: Forming Missionary Disciples UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES “…to help us grow as an intentional community…


JULY 22-25 (Monday-Thursday EVENINGS 6-9 pm)


St. Patrick’s, Brighton.  Presenters include Fr. Mathias Thelen (Pastor St. Patrick’s) and Dr. Mary Healy (Sacred Heart Major Seminary).  The course will provide a survey of the content offered in the Encounter School of Ministry. Topics covered: Identity & Transformation, Power & Healing, Hearing God & the Prophetic Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Inner Healing.  For more information or to register go to




“Help me to deepen my commitment…

SAVE the DATES:  beginning SEPTEMBER 12 through October 17 THURSDAY EVENING (6:30-8:30 pm) Unbound Study Group at St. Anthony’s, Hillsdale.  Learn more about the Unbound Ministry Model. The study will feature real live speakers from Live Free Unbound Ministry (Michigan). Contact Nancy DeBacker at or 517-262-4528 for details.




SEPTEMBER 25, 2019


St. Patrick’s Brighton

Christopher West (well-known Catholic speaker on Theology of the Body) and Mike Mangione. More information at


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