Parish News & Events


The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Thursday, August 15, 2019.  The Assumption honors the moment when Mary was taken body and soul into heaven. She is the model of the Church and a good example for every Christian. Let us join together in celebrating the Heavenly homecoming of the Blessed Mother!

Vigil Mass ~ Wednesday, August 14

6:00 pm at St. Mary on the Lake.

Holy Day Masses ~ Thursday, August 15

8:00 am at Sacred Heart

9:15 am at St. Mary on the Lake

6:00 pm at Sacred Heart



Fr. Todd Installation Mass

Sacred Heart & St. Mary on the Lake parishes invite you to celebrate the Installation of our new Pastor, Fr. Todd Koenigsknecht by Most Reverend Bishop Earl Boyea during the 11am Mass on Sunday, August 25th at Sacred Heart Church.  Reception will be held immediately following Mass in the Church Hall. More details to follow.


RCIA ~ If you are interested or you know someone who is interested in the RCIA sessions, please contact Linda Higgins at 517–286-6426.   The sessions will begin in September.




Do you have a child interested in making the Sacrament of Confirmation next year?  There will be a pre-Confirmation meeting the weekend of Aug 17-18 after the 4:30pm Mass on Saturday and after the 11am Mass on Sunday.  Meetings will be held in Sacred Heart School.   For more information or questions, please contact the office at 448-3811.




Catholic Charities invites all Lenawee/Hillsdale seniors to join us in celebrating Mass with Bishop Boyea on Friday, September 6, 2019, at 11:00AM at Sacred Heart Parish, Hudson.  Lunch will be served following Mass.  Call Catholic Charities at (517)263-2191 to reserve your seat for the luncheon by August 23rd



Attention Bicyclists…..

Steve Kope is planning a day biking trip on the Trail in Adrian.  If you have an interest in participating in this biking excursion, please call the parish office.  The date is to be determined and more info is to come.





The 13th Annual St. Mary on the Lake Fish Fry  on  Friday, August 30, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 pm.  

$10.00 Adults, $5.00 Child 5-10, under 5 Free.

Menu: Fish, macaroni & cheese, rolls, dessert, coffee, lemonade and tea.  Beer and wine available for donations





How is God speaking to you through the Sacred 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 open to all, regardless of ability to contribute financially.

Register by Sep 4th at, or by calling Colleen Vermeulen at 586-438-3085.



Unbound Ministry

Live Free! Unbound Ministry.  Deliverance is a GOOD WORD! Many Christians think the ministry of deliverance is only for special cases, people with serious problems. The truth is that we ALL have a serious problem: SIN. Both our own sins and the sins of others keep us from living the life God always intended us to live.  Attend the Live Free! Conference on OCTOBER 26/27, 2019 at St. Mary’s in Williamston, MI (near Lansing) and unlock your life! 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.

At St. Anthony: THURSDAYS beginning September 12 through October 17 from 6-8pm UNBOUND STUDY GROUP. Learn more about the Unbound Ministry Model from real live speakers from Live Free Unbound Ministry (Michigan).


WHAT IS UNBOUND? A 1 hour DVD Introduction to Unbound Prayer

At St. Mary on the Lake, Manitou Beach SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 Parish Hall 11am.

At Sacred Heart, Hudson SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 in the Parish Hall following the 11am Mass.  Pizza lunch provided.

OCTOBER 19, SATURDAY at St. Anthony, Hillsdale 8:30am-3:30 pm UNBOUND CONFERENCE DVD Series: The FIVE KEYS

Questions? Call or Text Nancy DeBacker at or 517-262-4528



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.




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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