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CONNECT WITH THE DIOCESE OF LANSING:
FACEBOOK, TWITTER, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM
Stay up-to-date on resources and content to assist you and your family in growing as intentional disciples of Christ. WWW.DIOCESEOFLANSING.ORG Find events, explore departments and staff, and explore fun content like their new podcast series with David Kerr.

THE YEAR OF THE BIBLE: It is not too late to sign up for Bishop Boyea’s Year of the Bible, where you will receive a text with a different chapter of scripture each day for the next year, with interesting insights from the Bishop and other notables. On your cell phone, text the number 84576 and write the message ‘BYOB’ and you will receive a message to set up your account with FlockNote that provides the daily messaging. BYOB means the ‘Bishop’s Year of the Bible.’ If you do not use a cell phone, you can sign up on line at www.dioceseoflansing.org and click on The Year of the Bible logo to register. More than 10,000 people have already signed up and are receiving daily encouragement from the Word of God. Participating in The Year of the Bible is a smart and simple way for us to get back to a Bible-centered life, where God’s Word informs our conscience and helps us determine what path to follow.

Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St. Joseph”
https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-12/pope-francis-proclaims-year-of-st-joseph.html?ct=t(Weekly_Update3_30_2017_COPY_454)

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage,
and defend us from every evil.  Amen.


“Inspire and Light a Fire” – Weekend Retreats at St. Francis
Retreat Center, DeWitt, MI

Women’s Retreat: January 8-10
Men’s Retreats: January 15-17 or January 22-24
Step away from the chaos of the world and spend a weekend with the Lord. Based on the book To Light a Fire on the Earth by Bishop Robert Barron, this retreat will highlight evangelization as the center of every Catholic’s mission. Check in begins at 6 p.m. on Friday. Suggested donation for the weekend is $185. Register online or view other upcoming retreat date options at www.stfrancis.ws. You can also register by calling St. Francis at 517-669-8321.

SAVE THE DATE: MICHIGAN MARCH FOR LIFE
1 PM ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27 AT THE STATE CAPITAL BUILDING IN LANSING
Join other individuals for this peaceful and prayerful stand for the dignity and sanctity of all LIFE – especially those most vulnerable, the unborn. With questions and for more information, visit https://rtl.org/event/mi-march-for-life/

START THE NEW YEAR WITH A MINDFUL PAUSE
Begin the New Year with a healthy new practice: mindfulness. Participate in directed online mindfulness sessions that help you calm your mind and open your heart. Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, offers four half-hour virtual sessions of A Mindful Pause at 4:00 p.m. EST on Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21, and 28. A Dominican Sister of Adrian, retreat leader, and spiritual director, Sister Esther has facilitated monthly Mindfulness Days at Weber Center for years. Sessions can be accessed through live stream, https://webercenter.org/mindful-pause/. Recordings can be found at the same link on the day after each session. A Mindful Pause is open to all people free of charge; donations are appreciated.

Catholic Charities Corner
Is God calling you to become a Foster Parent? Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties is always looking for generous families, couples, and individuals who would like to share their love with a child in need of a stable and caring environment. Please prayerfully consider this life-changing experience. Monthly informational meetings are offered at our office in Adrian. Find out more at www.CatholicCharitiesJLHC.org/foster-careadoption.
(517) 782-2551 – Jackson (517) 263-2191 – Lenawee & Hillsdale Providing Help. Creating Hope.

VISIT WWME.ORG FOR A VIRTUAL WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND! Add a little spark to your marriage at one of the different dates this unique opportunity will be offered. To apply to attend a weekend and with questions, contact Chris and Darla Vinton at 269-953-8287.

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