Dispensation extended

Bishop Boyea Extended the Dispensation from the Obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Day Masses until SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2021

AS THIS REGION continues to be afflicted with the COVID-19 virus and its complications, again taking into account the gravity of the law from which dispensation is given (can. 90 §§1, 2) and considering anew the spiritual good of the people of God entrusted to my care (can. 87 §1), I decree that the faithful of the Diocese of Lansing are dispensed from the obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and other Holy Days of Obligation until Sunday, May 16, 2021, inclusive. I likewise express my hope that the following Sunday, May 23, 2021, on which the Church celebrates the great Solemnity of Pentecost, will see the resumption of the Sunday and Holy Day obligation, with due precautions being taken and provisions being made for the most vulnerable. Due to the extended duration of the various dispensations that have preceded the current decree, I also intend to issue a singular precept urging the proper understanding and observance of the universal law regarding this obligation. As previously provided, the faithful are reminded that while the Sunday obligation to attend Mass is dispensed, all are nevertheless obligated to keep the Lord’s day holy (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2168-2195). It is especially recommended to engage in prayer, either personally or as a family (cf, can. 1248 §2), for example, by devoutly following a broadcast of the Sunday Mass by television, internet, or radio. Parishes are encouraged to continue to use the various means of social communications to maximize accessibility to the faithful.

Most Reverend Earl Boyea
Bishop of Lansing


SHS Spring Fundraiser


 ¨ Tickets on sale March 1 through March 31

¨ $10.00 PER TICKET

¨ 2 Winners pulled on April 1

¨ Each Winner will receive 1/2 of hog – processing included.


Hog donated by McArthur Farms

Processing donated by M & M SmokeHouse

Call the school office for tickets – 517-448-6405!!


Lenten Alms Change Lives!

Lenten Alms Change Lives – Each Lent, Catholic families across the country unite to put their faith into action through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Through CRS Rice Bowl, families learn about how our sisters and brothers across the globe overcome hardships like hunger and malnutrition, and how through Lenten alms, we have the power to make the world a better place for all. You may pick up a Rice Bowl at each entrance beginning on Ash Wednesday. All rice Bowls are due back to the Parish by Sunday, March 28, 2021.
For Lent For Life - Rice Bowl in English

The Confirmation Students of Sacred Heart and St. Mary on the Lake will be hosting the WALL OF HUNGER!

The Confirmation Students of Sacred Heart and St. Mary on the Lake will be hosting the WALL OF HUNGER at Bob’s Market House in Hudson from 9-4 on Saturday, March 6. Come out and grab an item or two for the food pantries in Hudson at SMOL – the students will be in the front and back of the store behind walls of food! Come fill their cart and knock out hunger with them. Questions: Jen Loar 517-673-1185.

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Right to Life Oratory Contest

Right To Life is once again sponsoring the annual high school oratory contest.  Attached are a flyer, the rules, an application form & frequently asked questions.  I would greatly appreciate it if you would identify some of your  students who might be enthused about taking part in this event and then  encourage them  to apply. A little coaching from you would be real helpful. The winner of our contest goes on to the state contest.  And, that winner proceeds to a national contest.  We typically have 3 to 6 contestants at the local level.  So, the opportunity to win $200. is pretty significant.
Many thanks for your support.  Please call if I can be of assistance.
Kate Hayes
517 438-2454

Second Sunday Of Lent 2/28/2021

In today’s Gospel, Jesus reveals his glory for a moment, and then commands Peter, James and John to keep silent about what has happened. The full mystery of his glory would be revealed in the Resurrection.

St. Mary on the Lake Parish Manitou Beach
Second Sunday Of Lent
February 28, 2021

Readings of the day: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/022821.cfm

The Mass was offered for the intention of Ed Jeffery+

The Mass intentions at Sacred Heart were offered for the following:
4:30 pm – Alvin Timberman 7th Anniversary+
8:00 am – Michael Emrick+
11:00 am – Richard Dunn+