Encounter School of Ministry

The Encounter School of Ministry is a 2-year equipping school where we teach, equip, activate, and deploy disciples to demonstrate the love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit in their spheres of influence. I attached a flyer that some parishes have been using to get the word out. We would love for your parishioners to be involved in our school of ministry! If this is something you would be interested in, please let me know! If not, that’s okay too! If you are able to let me know, either way, that would be really helpful.

Here is our website if you are interested in learning more: encounterschool.org

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or give me a call at 810-279-0555.

SACRED HEART ROAST BEEF DINNER 10/3/2021

***SAVE THE DATE***

Sacred Heart Roast Beef Dinner will be on Sunday, October 3, 2021 from Noon-3:00 pm.

We are excited that we are able to have the delicious Roast Beef Dinner this year. However, dinner will be take out only!

More information will follow!

 

RCIA

RCIA begins on Tuesday, September 14. If you are planning on attending the sessions, please call Linda Higgins at 517-286-6426 to set up an appointment.

The Journey of Faith begins with your questions?  What is faith?  How does it grow? What do Catholics believe and why is it different from other faith traditions?  The sessions for Christian Initiation of Adults are available for anyone who wants to learn about the Catholic faith. The process begins with an Inquiry Period when questions are explored.  Drop in – no obligation, no commitment, no pressure.  Already Catholic? If you love your faith and would like to help mentor someone on their journey, please sign up to be a sponsor.

 

Twenty Second Sunday In Ordinary Time Homilies 8/29/2021

Fr. Todd’s Homily:

Fr. Ginu’s Homily:

Jesus does not condemn the Pharisees for obeying the Law of Moses, but for adding to it. In other passages, he calls them “whitewashed tombs,” meaning clean on the outside but full of corruption.
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ATTENTION ALL MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS—MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!

Our first Youth Group meeting of the school year will be on Thursday, September 9th from 6-9 pm at Sacred Heart in the hall. Join us for a fun, faith-filled night with friends that will include an introduction to what our meetings will look like each month, a fun group activity, as well as Adoration and Confession with Father Todd. And don’t worry—snacks will be provided 🙂 Please contact Mrs. Tedora with any questions at jtedora@sacredhearthudson.org

Fr. Todd Bulletin, August 29, 2021

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s,

We are celebrating back to school this weekend with a blessing for all teachers- whether you are at the 11 AM Mass this weekend or not know of our prayers and gratitude for you!  I have been so struck by how many teachers we have at our parishes for all of the schools in our area.  You are a blessing.  Two weeks ago, I ran into one of my grade school teachers from my hometown’s Catholic grade school.  It was fun catching up with her.  What stood out to me from that encounter though was the realization that I was now (and had been for a long time!) taller than her.  Yet in my minds eye those roles are reversed and she is the one I am looking up to.  Powerful indeed is the role a teacher plays in a student’s life.  You are someone we look up to no matter how tall we get!

As part of an address to a teacher’s group in Italy Pope Francis had this encouragement for all teachers:

“As Jesus taught us, the Law and the Prophets are summed up in two commandments: love the Lord your God and love your neighbour (cf. Mt 22:34-40). We can ask ourselves: who is a teacher’s neighbour? Your students are your “neighbour”!

It is with them that you spend your days. It is they who await guidance, direction, a response — and, even before that, good questions! … School is certainly comprised of valid and qualified instruction, but also of human relations, which for us are welcoming and benevolent relations, to be offered indiscriminately to all. Indeed, the duty of a good teacher — all the more for a Christian teacher — is to love his or her more difficult, weaker, more disadvantaged students with greater intensity. Jesus would say, if you love only those who study, who are well educated, what merit do you have? And there are some who make us lose our patience, but we must love them even more! Any teacher can do well with such students. I ask you to love the “difficult” students more… those who do not want to study, those who find themselves in difficult situations, the disabled and foreigners, who today pose a great challenge for schools.”

https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/speeches/2015/march/documents/papa-francesco_20150314_uciim.pdf

For all of our students we have these words of wisdom from the book of Sirach.  I know was told many times that our learning doesn’t stop after school stops so these words apply just as much to all of us!

Sirach: 6:32-37

If you wish, you can be taught; if you apply yourself, you will be shrewd. If you are willing to listen, you will learn; if you give heed, you will be wise. Frequent the company of the elders; whoever is wise, stay close to him. Be eager to hear every godly discourse; let no wise saying escape you. If you see a man of prudence, seek him out; let your feet wear away his doorstep! Reflect on the precepts of the LORD, let his commandments be your constant meditation; Then he will enlighten your mind, and the wisdom you desire he will grant.

 

God Bless,

Fr. Todd

 

Principal Anne Atkin

Sacred Heart Families,

After four years as the school secretary, Christie LaRussa will step down from the position as we begin the 2021-2022 school year. Christie has been an invaluable member of the staff. She was the first point of contact for our parents and students and they have grown to trust her and depend on her. Christie has always been willing to go beyond her job description and do whatever it takes to make Sacred Heart School run smoothly. From making the delicious Chex Mix and Spiced Nuts for the Christmas Basket Sale, to staying until absolutely everything is done after an event at the school. Many of our families may not know but Christie is very handy with almost any maintenance issues that have come up at the school.   She is the ultimate team player and I have been truly blessed to have her as my right hand since I took the job as principal. Christie handled the fast paced job with a healthy sense of humor and she is a true professional. I miss her already, but we understand that life’s journey can take the people we love and put them on a new path. Christie has graciously been training our new secretary and will still be a valuable asset to Sacred Heart School on a more flexible/limited schedule. Christie, you have forever left your legacy at Sacred Heart School and we are blessed to work with you.

We are happy to announce that Stacy Parker has accepted the job as school secretary. Stacy has been a volunteer and substitute teacher at Sacred Heart for many years. She was awarded our Volunteer of the Year in 2019 as a tribute to her willingness to fill any job that needed done. The Parker’s are parishioners at Sacred Heart Church and Stacy is very familiar with all things Sacred Heart. I know that you will share in my excitement that Stacy will be your contact and friendly face at the front desk. The students will love her!

 

God Bless,

Anne Atkin, Principal

 

Students are balanced: confident of mind, academics and Catholic Faith.

Serving the Community. Teaching our students to live and model the Catholic faith. Reflecting the unconditional love of Jesus.

Remaining structured with the purpose of graduating students who are prepared to persevere.

 

Called to Serve

ASSISTING WITH THE LITURGY

August 28-29

4:30 PM

Lector:  Trish Weaver

Eucharist Min:  Bobbye Sanford

Servers: Ryden Luma

8:00 AM

Lector:  Connie Varney

Eucharist Min:  Tony Marry

Servers:  Tinkey Family

11:00 AM

Lector:   Bob Gilson

Eucharist Min:  Dee Bellman

Servers:  Annabelle Czeisperger & Dawson Kurtz

 

September 4-5

4:30 PM

Lector:  Kristie Saunders

Eucharist Min:  Kathy Timberman

Servers:   Volunteer

8:00 AM

Lector:  Cathy Schoonover

Eucharist Min:  Jim Friedrich

Servers:  Tinkey Family

11:00 AM

Lector:  Cathy Sliker

Eucharist Min:  Linda Higgins

Servers:  Alex Czeisperger & Grace Gillin

 

Click here for the full schedule through November   serversched Aug-Nov21