Confirmation Candidates

Please keep the following Confirmation Candidates in your prayers as the receive their Sacrament on Confirmation on Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00pm with Bishop Boyea.

O God, I pray that you give me a right heart,
that I may come to know you in Jesus.
Lead me to know the sinfulness of my own heart,
and your great love for me,
in Christ Jesus.
Help those who teach me,
to give me the teaching I need.
Grant that, on my Confirmation Day,
I may be ready to give myself to be your faithful
and servant to my life’s end;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Third Sunday Of Easter 4/18/2021

Third Sunday Of Sunday
St. Mary on the Lake Parish Manitou Beach

April 18, 2021

As Jesus’ disciples on Earth, how are we witnessing to the truth of the resurrected Lord?

Readings of the day:

The Mass was offered for the intention of Carl Andrews+

The Mass intentions at Sacred Heart were offered for the following:
4:30 pm – Ruth Bullock+
8:00 am – James Patton 14th Anniversary+
11:00 am – Michael Kope+

Mass Intentions April 17-25

Saturday, April 17

4:30pm ~ Ruth Bullock by Katie Oates

Sunday, April 18

8:00am ~ James Patton ~ 14th Anniversary by Jim & Linda Patton

11:00am ~ Michael Kope by Dee Bellman & Family

Monday, April 19

8:00am ~ People of the Parish

Tuesday, April 20

4:45pm ~ Confession & Adoration

5:45pm ~ Joan Baran by Paul & Martha Monahan & Family

Wednesday, April 21

8:00am ~ Pauline Garr by Bill & Deb Roney

Thursday, April 22

8:00am ~ Judy Friedrich by Don & Marcia Kortas

Friday, April 23

9:00am ~ Mike Kope by Mark & Jana Monahan

Saturday, April 24

4:30pm ~ Paul Borck by Matt & Angie Monahan

Sunday, April 25

8:00am ~ Dean Jacobs by Tony & Linda Marry

11:00am ~ Family of Marjorie Harris


Fr. Todd Bulletin, April 18, 2021

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary on the Lake,

I am excited to announce that this summer we will once again be hosting seminarians.  Josh Bauer, who was with us during the lockdown and summer last year, will be joining us again.

We will also have Seamus Kettner, who has been assigned to our parish for his formal seminary internship.  He will arrive in early May and will be with us throughout the summer.  The internship assignment is an important part of his formation as a priest since it is the last summer before his ordination to the transitional diaconate.  This internship is meant to give him an immersive experience in parish life with as wide a breadth of ministerial and parish experience as possible.  He will be assisting at Mass, be present in the school, go to meetings that are typical of parish life, and help out in a variety of ministries.  I spent my internship assignment at St. Anthony’s in Hillsdale in 2012 and it was a very blessed time in my formation.

I have gotten to know Seamus since his home parish is St. Charles and Helena in Clio, MI.  That is my oldest sister’s home parish and my nieces and nephews all love him dearly.  He enjoys hunting, fishing and euchre, so I know he is going to fit in very well!

I am so grateful that we have been able to host seminarians.  I was very blessed in the time I was able to spend in parishes during my time in seminary and it is an honor to now be able to host them and help provide them an experience of parish life.  Our prayers and our support of seminarians through the DSA means a lot.  It is an honor to have this more immediate role in their formation and discernment.

My brother Randy and Dan LaCroix will be both be spending the summer in Omaha, Nebraska at the Institute for Priestly Formation.  This coming fall, they will both be at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit as they begin their last four years of Theology.  In these next four years their summers will be filled for them, so we will only be seeing them when they stop by on breaks.

At the Diocesan level, we have two being ordained priests and two others to the transitional diaconate who will be ordained priests in 2022.

God Bless,

Fr. Todd


Principal Anne Atkin Bulletin, April 18, 2021

Here are 20 Ways to Celebrate the Easter Season!

  1. Display a resurrection set! Just like you have a nativity set during Christmas, have a resurrection set and display it somewhere prominent during the Easter season. Don’t have one? Make one! I have a printable resurrection set for free here, and a paid download to make your own Resurrection peg doll set here. Keep it out through Pentecost.
  2. Make your own Pascal candle, or get a white candle blessed by your priest. Light it each night at dinner through the Easter season.
  3. Decorate your house for Easter. It’s not too late- it’s exactly the right time! Read all about having a Paschal candle at home here.
  4. Teach your kids to say “He is Risen” and then the person responds “He is risen, indeed!” and proclaim this as a greeting to them through the Easter season. Kids love this kind of simple stuff, and it’s no extra work for you!
  5. Display the word “Alleluia”prominently in your home during this season.
  6. Make empty tomb crafts. Fun and totally Easter centered!
  7. Learn about the Jelly Bean prayer, and print your own jelly bean prayer here.
  8. Given that butterflies are a symbol of the resurrection (like Christ arose from the tomb, the caterpillar emerges from the cocoon) you can raise and release butterflies during the Easter season!
  9. Make a bunny craft! Yes, that’s right. Bunnies. On Catholic Icing. For Easter. They are a symbol of new life because they have offspring in abundance.
  10. Bake bread (Risen Jesus reveals himself in the breaking of the bread) Read this scripture to your kids while you eat the bread. Luke 24:13-35
  11. Go on a walk (The disciples meet Risen Jesus on the road to Emmaus). At some point during the walk, take a break and read the story from the Bible to your kids. Luke 24:13-35
  12. Learn the story about doubting Thomas needing the feel the nail holes in Jesus’ hands, then eat any food with a hole in it- like a doughnut.
  13. Flowers are often a symbol for Easter! New life comes from the seeds beneath the ground. Also, you can celebrate St. Therese’s canonization day which is May 17 (and her nickname was the “little flower”) with a flower craft! Or put white carnations (or other flowers) into water with food coloring and watch them turn colors as they absorb the color over several days. Or press some small flowers in a book.
  14. Bake Easter sugar cookies!
  15. Read your favorite Easter picture books with your children. If you don’t have any, start a small collection. It can build over the years of parenthood.
  16. Did you know peacocks are an ancient Easter symbol? Peacocks were originally believed to be incorrupt because their feathers stayed beautiful after their death, and therefore, became a symbol for Christ. Make a peacock craft in celebration!
  17. Make a resurrection garden. Repeat after me: It is NOT too late to do this. It is the perfecttime during the Easter season.
  18. Bake resurrection rolls with your kids. These are sooooo easy to make if you use the canned crescent rolls, and they’re very comparable to cinnamon rolls for breakfast.
  19. Learn about the legend of the dogwood tree as an Easter symbol and make this dogwood flower craft.
  20. For sure praying a Novena to the Holy Spirit the 9 days before Pentecost is a great way to end the Easter season!


Read the full article here:


God Bless,

Anne Atkin, Principal

Sacred Heart School


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.


Parish News

Easter Thanks!

Despite Covid restrictions, I believe Holy Week and Easter at Sacred Heart and St. Mary on the Lake were a great and inspiring success, and that was due to the work of many people who gave so much of their time and effort to make it all happen. I wish to thank the following for their efforts:
Deacon John, Janet McGrath, our Musicians and Cantors, Linda Higgins and her RCIA team instructing our newest converts.  Mark and his team for decorating, all of our Lectors, and whoever else that I may be missing!

May God Bless you All!


Bible Study with Fr. Todd Wednesdays, April 28 at 6pm in the parish hall.


Mother’s Day & Father’s Day Spiritual Bouquets.  Envelopes are available at entrances of the church, or you can mail your list to the parish office or email to


Thank you to everyone who has made a gift or pledge commitment to our Diocesan Services Appeal. Our gifts to DSA enable our diocese to provide services crucial to our parish.  We are currently at 35% of our goal.   If you have not yet made a gift or a pledge, I invite you to do so today.  Gift envelopes are available in church or the parish office.  Or you may submit your gift online at  Your DSA gift will support the vital services and ministries that help bring the love of Christ to all we encounter.

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