Holy Day for Mary’s Assumption in Heaven, August 15

This week we have the Holy Day for our Mother’s Assumption into Heaven. 

Pope Benedict XVI said this about her assumption: “By contemplating Mary in heavenly glory, we understand that the earth is not the definitive homeland for us either, and that if we live with our gaze fixed on eternal goods we will one day share in this same glory and the earth will become more beautiful. Consequently, we must not lose our serenity and peace even amid the thousands of daily difficulties.  …  Supported by awareness of this, let us continue confidently on our path of Christian commitment wherever Providence may lead us. Let us forge ahead in our lives under Mary’s guidance”

 

Mass schedule for August 14 – 15 will be:

Tuesday, August 14 ~ Vigil ~ 6:00 pm at St. Mary on the Lake

Wednesday, August 15 ~ 8:00 am at Sacred Heart

Wednesday, August 15 ~ 9:15 am at St. Mary on the Lake

Wednesday, August 15 ~ 6:30 pm at Sacred Heart

 

There will be NO Adoration, Confession on Tuesday, August 15. 

Please join the Vigil Mass at St. Mary at 6:00pm.

 

RCIA

 

If you are planning on attending the RCIA sessions beginning in September, please contact Linda Higgins at 517-286-6426 to set up an appointment.

 

Vietnam Memorial Wall

 

The Hudson American Legion Hannan-Colvin Post 180 will be hosting the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall on August 9-13 in the East parking lot at Hudson High School.

We are in need of help with setting up and tearing down, as well as helping visitors and people to assist with parking cars and guarding the wall 24 hours a day while it is here.

Base construction will start on Sunday, August 5 about 2:00pm and tear down will commence August 13 at 1:00pm.

Please consider helping with this worthwhile community project.  Time slots are available, please contact Jim Friedrich at 517-448-0039.  Donations are being accepted to help defray the cost of bringing the Memorial Wall to Hudson

 

Altar Rosary Society

 

Altar Rosary Society:

The Altar Rosary Society primary mission to the church is taking care of the Lord’s table.  They provide hosts, wine, altar linens, vestments, server’s albs, altar flowers, weekly cleaning of the Altar and a host of other things!  Every woman of the parish is considered a member of the Society and is encouraged to attend meetings.

Every year the Altar Rosary society holds a Rummage Sale to raise funds for their mission.  With the construction this year, they were unable to hold their Annual Rummage Sale.  Let us thank the Ladies of the Parish with a 2nd collection the weekend of August 4-5.  God Bless!

 

Made for Happiness Assembly

 

REGISTER TODAY for the Made for Happiness Diocesan Assembly!  You are invited to join thousands of faithful Catholics from across the diocese for the Saturday, September 22 Diocesan Assembly.  The day will include an outdoor Eucharistic Procession from St. Mary Cathedral in Lansing to the Breslin Center in East Lansing (9:00 to 11:30), the Assembly Gathering featuring inspiring speakers and music (1:00 to 4:30), and the All-Diocesan Mass (4:30 to 6:00). Throughout the day Assembly goers also will have access to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and will be able to view a variety of religious displays.  The Assembly is for the whole family, with music, activities for kids, and free childcare.  Admission is FREE, but advance registration is required because space is limited! To register, go to madeforhappiness.org

 

From Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

“The happiness you are seeking, the happiness you have a right to enjoy has a name and a face: it is Jesus of Nazareth, hidden in the Eucharist.  Only he gives the fulfillment of life to humanity!  With Mary, say your own ‘yes’ to God, for he wishes to give himself to you.”

 

 

 

Fr. Todd Homily, July 22 2018

This week’s recording includes the Holy Gospel according to Mark.

The apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught.  He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile.”  People were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat.  So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place.  People saw them leaving and many came to know about it.  They hastened there on foot from all the towns and arrived at the place before them.

When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.

 

Flooring Project update

Our church flooring project is off to a great start!  The pews, old flooring, and wood platforms have been removed.  Installation of the subfloor in the Nave will wrap up this week.  The carpeting is on order and should be delivered the week of August 6th.

With the platforms removed, the original Sanctuary terrazzo/marble mosaic floor and communion rail kneeler step were revealed.  Both are in very good condition.  The restoration contractor inspected the floor and will be able to restore the terrazzo/marble mosaic as originally planned.  Although some cracking in the floor may be visible after restoration, it will blend in as part of a century-plus old floor after he finishes cleaning, repairs, and polishing the floor.

There were 2 unexpected findings when the old flooring was removed.  In the Narthex (main entry), asbestos was found in the adhesive used to glue the carpeting to the wood flooring.  In the main Sacristy, adhesive was also used to glue the carpet to the wood flooring, however, it was tested and found not to be asbestos.  Asbestos abatement was completed without impacting the schedule.

In addition to the flooring work, removal and restoring the main Sacristy cabinetry is underway.  The layout for reinstalling the pews was also finalized and approved by the flooring committee.  The new arrangement will make some accommodations for handicap seating and wheelchair locations, provide more space between the communion rail and front pew, widen the pew spacing to 34 inches, and provide an assembly area in the back of the church which can also be used to place folding chairs when needed.  The total seating capacity of the church will remain unchanged.  A copy of the new pew arrangement drawing will be posted within the next few days on the hall door leading upstairs to the church.  As a side note, pews not used in the new arrangement will be placed in storage.

The project is proceeding on schedule and within budget.  If all continues to go reasonably well, we hope to be back in the church on Labor Day weekend.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me.   Thank you and may God continue to bless our parish!!

 

 

Thank you Jan Fisher for another great video!!