Parish News

We are in need of snacks for 8 people for the Tuesday night RCIA program.   There is a sign up sheet in the entrance of the church.  Thank you, Linda Higgins

 

 

Prayer Chain

The Prayer Chain is being updated.  If you would like your name added or removed, please contact Linda Higgins at 517-286-6426.

 

Homebound Communion

Christ has given us the great gift of Himself in the Eucharist and may we draw ever closer to Him through Communion, especially our homebound and those in care facilities.  This is truly a spiritually rewarding experience for all involved.  We are in need of individuals who would like to take Communion to our Homebound parishioners.  If you are able to assist, please contact Pam Marry at 448-8865.

UPCOMING BIBLE STUDY DATES:

Jan 9 – Sacred Heart at6pm

Jan 10 – SMOL at 10 am

Jan 23 – Sacred Heart at 6pm

Jan 24 – SMOL at 10am

 

Bob’s Market House Rewards!

Sacred Heart School is participating in a new rewards program at Bob’s Market House.  For every dollar you spend, the school receives one point.  Accumulated points can be redeemed for school supplies and equipment.

Simply drop your receipt in the canister near the elevator or in the collection basket.  We will record your receipt number for you.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact school secretary, Christie LaRussa at 448-6405..

Online Giving

Have you considered using Online Giving? By creating a login and contributing online you’ll always have a report of your giving history available. You can access your giving report easily and securely via the web, and your information will always be up-to-date with your latest contributions.

ParishSoft is offering the Youth Scholarship Program.  For every 25 NEW recurring givers, they will donate $200 to our Youth Program. 

You can find the Online Giving link on our website: www.sacredhearthudson.org

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Principal Anne Atkin Bulletin, January 6 2019

End of the Year Thank You

As 2018 comes to a close, it is with a huge heart that I acknowledge how filled with blessings we are at Sacred Heart School. It has been a year of growth and joy. This year we welcomed many new families, several from St. Mary’s on the Lake. Our families are high energy and supportive of the teachers and staff. They bring such optimism and love for Sacred Heart School and Catholic education. With our many partners, we have been able to create a school culture that yields strong academic and personal growth for our students. Many of our families are friends outside of school and have created bonds for their children that will last far into the future.

This year we have also been very blessed by our parish community and I am so grateful. We have had an outpouring financially, and prayerful outreach along with wonderful volunteers who are ready to support the school any way they can. We have had the opportunity to combine the school and church for many events and the outcome has been so fun.

Let’s continue to support each in 2019 as we grow and learn from each other.

Anne Atkin, principal

 

Fr. Todd Bulletin, January 3 2019

 

Dear Sacred Heart Family,

Happy New Year!

This, of course, is the time of year for resolutions.  Resolutions are typically all about things that we plan on doing this year to be better people- lose weight, have more patience, exercise regularly, forgive those who have wronged us, and love more.  But, the first step in faith is always to receive what God gives- every act of faith is always a response to love and grace given.  So, our first resolution on a spiritual level shouldn’t be to do anything.  Rather it is to ahead of time for all this year will hold to say Yes to God and His plan.  We want to say Yes now before whatever has not happened yet, happens.  (I know that that is a mouthful of a sentence but I think it makes sense!)  It is a beautiful act of faith- saying: Jesus you are loving, you are faithful, you promise we never walk alone.  No matter what happens that doesn’t change.

On a spiritual side then, that means a couple of things….

Let the first act of the New year be Surrender.  I don’t have the slightest clue as to what will happen to me in this new Year.  So ahead of time I want to tell Jesus- “I am open to what this year holds.  With your grace I will try not to complain too much when something happens that I’m not ready for or expecting.  If difficulties arise help me remember when the time comes that you are still with me.”

Look to see if you put limits on God.  I have discovered that I often put caveats on what God can or cannot do, what He can or cannot allow to happen.  This means that while I say that I am willing to pick up the cross and follow after Jesus there are times, I don’t want to even touch the cross.  When it does come, I am tempted to simply throw it away and tell Jesus that this is not what I had in mind when I said I would follow you.  Lord please remove these limits I place on you.

The reality is that this coming year will holds many things, both good and bad.  Like Job I want to be able to enter into this year and say regardless of what happens: “The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD!”

After taking this first step there are other spiritual resolutions we can and should try to make.  As we work through January, I will continue this theme.

 

God Bless,

Fr. Todd

 

OnLine Giving

Have you considered using Online Giving? By creating a login and contributing online you’ll always have a report of your giving history available. You can access your giving report easily and securely via the web, and your information will always be up-to-date with your latest contributions.

ParishSoft is offering the Youth Scholarship Program.  For every 25 NEW recurring givers, they will donate $200 to our Youth Program. 

You can find the Online Giving link on our website: www.sacredhearthudson.org

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Parish News

HOLIDAY HOURS at Parish Office

The Parish Office will be closed December 24 thru January 2.

 

End of the year donations—In order for parishioners to receive credit for 2018 giving, donations need to be dated by December 31, 2018. Donations dated January 1, 2019 or later will be credited to 2019. Thank you for your understanding.

Witness to Hope Pledge Payments
To make your payment by mail, please make checks payable to: Witness to Hope and send to:
Witness to Hope
The Catholic Diocese of Lansing
228 N. Walnut St.
Lansing, MI 48933
Please put Sacred Heart Hudson on the memo of your check. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Gill or Colleen Andrews (517-342-2461) at the Diocese.

Witness to Hope Financial Statements—Please be aware that for those who have been making regular payments on Witness to Hope pledges, your tax letter will come directly from the Witness to Hope office at the Diocese of Lansing.

 

 

Prayer Chain

The Prayer Chain is being updated.  If you would like your name added or removed, please contact Linda Higgins at 517-286-6426.

 

Homebound Communion

Christ has given us the great gift of Himself in the Eucharist and may we draw ever closer to Him through Communion, especially our homebound and those in care facilities.  This is truly a spiritually rewarding experience for all involved.  We are in need of individuals who would like to take Communion to our Homebound parishioners.  If you are able to assist, please contact Pam Marry at 448-8865.

UPCOMING BIBLE STUDY DATES:

Jan 9 – Sacred Heart at6pm

Jan 10 – SMOL at 10 am

Jan 23 – Sacred Heart at 6pm

Jan 24 – SMOL at 10am

 

Bob’s Market House Rewards!

Sacred Heart School is participating in a new rewards program at Bob’s Market House.  For every dollar you spend, the school receives one point.  Accumulated points can be redeemed for school supplies and equipment.

Simply drop your receipt in the canister near the elevator or in the collection basket.  We will record your receipt number for you.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact school secretary, Christie LaRussa at 448-6405..

Online Giving

Have you considered using Online Giving? By creating a login and contributing online you’ll always have a report of your giving history available. You can access your giving report easily and securely via the web, and your information will always be up-to-date with your latest contributions.

ParishSoft is offering the Youth Scholarship Program.  For every 25 NEW recurring givers, they will donate $200 to our Youth Program. 

You can find the Online Giving link on our website: www.sacredhearthudson.org

Youth-Scholarship-Program (1)

Principal Anne Atkin Bulletin, December 30 2018

As we continue our favorite legends and traditions of Christmas.  This week we have:

Legend of the Donkey’s Cross 

Legend tells us that the donkey that carried Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday followed Him to Calvary. Appalled by the sight of Jesus on the cross, the donkey turned away but could not leave. It is said that the shadow of the cross fell upon the shoulders and back of the donkey. A cross marking found on many donkeys today remains a testimony of the love and devotion of a humble, little donkey.

Symbol of the Lion and the Lamb

The Bible tells us that when Jesus returns to Earth, all who were enemies will live together in Harmony, even the animals. The powerful lion will lie down with the gentle lamb, and love and peace will reign. Christian beliefs attribute the qualities of both the lion and the lamb to Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Embodied within Christ are the lion’s majesty and might, as well as the lamb’s innocence and gentleness. Love the complete Christ, both lion and lamb, and rejoice that He is King!

Legend of the Christmas Bells

According to early legend, bells rang throughout the world announcing the birth of Christ. The ringing of bells during the joyous holiday season still adds delightful accompaniment to favorite carols and is a significant part of the Christmas celebration. High in their towers, suspended between heaven and earth, church bells have called the faithful to worship for centuries.

 

God Bless,

Anne Atkin, Principal

 

Fr. Todd Bulletin, December 30 2018

Dear Sacred Heart Family,

We are drawing near to the end of the year and the beginning of a new one.  It is a time to look back at the year and draw it all to a close.  Look back over this year and in hindsight see the working and providence of God.  I want to include here the lyrics of a song by Matt Redman called “Never Once” (You can look it up on YouTube).  This song additional meaning because it was the favorite song of a cousin who died unexpectedly at the age of 22 in the waning days of 2016.  It was one of the songs played at his funeral.  As a reminder of the Lord’s providence over even the hardest things of life this song has been a consolation.  May it be so for you as you look over your past year.

Fr. Todd

 

Standing on this mountaintop
Looking just how far we’ve come
Knowing that for every step
You were with us

Kneeling on this battle ground
Seeing just how much You’ve done
Knowing every victory
Was Your power in us

Scars and struggles on the way
But with joy our hearts can say
Yes, our hearts can say

Never once did we ever walk alone
Never once did You leave us on our own
You are faithful, God, You are faithful

Kneeling on this battle ground
Seeing just how much You’ve done
Knowing every victory
Was Your power in us

Scars and struggles on the way
But with joy our hearts can say
Yes, our hearts can say

Never once did we ever walk alone
Never once did You leave us on our own
You are faithful, God, You are faithful
You are faithful, God, You are faithful

Scars and struggles on the way
But with joy our hearts can say
Never once did we ever walk alone
Carried by Your constant grace
Held within Your perfect peace

Never once, no, we never walk alone

Never one did we ever walk alone
Never once did You leave us on our own
You are faithful, God, You are faithful

Every step we are breathing in Your grace
Evermore we’ll be breathing out Your praise
You are faithful, God, You are faithful
You are faithful, God, You are faithful
You are faithful, God, You are faithful
You are, You are faithful, God, You are faithful

 

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Christmas Schedule

 

 

 

ASSISTING WITH THE LITURGY

 

CHRISTMAS EVE

4:30 PM

Servers:                  Sean & Adam Parker, Alex Czeiszperger

Lector:                      Angie Monahan

Eucharist Min:        Marie Hartley, Matt Monahan, Robert Czeiszperger

Min. of the Cup:     Kathy Timberman, Carol Weaver, Delmar Marry, One Needed

 

10:00 PM

Servers:                    Zach, Lauren and Hunter Houser

Lector:                      Trish Weaver

Eucharist Min:        Linda Higgins, 2 Needed

Min. of the Cup: Barbara Miller, Linda Patton, Sherry Kirkland,  1 Needed

 

CHRISTMAS DAY

9:00 AM

Servers: Bella & Angelo Moreno

Lector: Andrew Houser

Eucharist Min: Helen Wines

Min. of the Cup: Janice Wilson, Tammy Houser

 

December 29-30

4:30 PM

Servers: Ellie Schutte, Volunteeer Needed

Lector: Steve Kingsley

Eucharist Min: MaryAnn Kingsley

Min. of the Cup: Kathy Timberman, Melody Brown

8:00 AM

Servers: Olivia Marry, Haylee Shamplo

Lector: Ron Stacey

Eucharist Min: Jim Friedrich

Min. of the Cup: Sheri Walter, Jan Wilson

11:00 AM

Servers: Zach, Lauren & Hunter Houser

Lector: Ed Engle

Eucharist Min: Mark Houser

Min. of the Cup: Linda Higgins, Bob Gilson

 

January 1 ~ New Year’s Day

4:30 PM

Servers: Servers Needed

Lector: Cathy Hartley

Eucharist Min: Linda Higgins

Min. of the Cup: Janice Wilson, Tony Marry