A Message from the Bishop

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Good afternoon. These are unusual times. Every day holds new challenges for each of us. The same is true for our beloved Catholic Church.
And yet, we must prepare for the future, too.  Through our parishes, our schools, our ministries, our daily lives, how will we bring the message of Jesus Christ and His Holy Church to a needful world?
I hope you will take a few minutes to consider the video message below:
Please be assured of my gratitude and of my daily prayers for you and your loved ones. Thank you.
Yours in Jesus, the Risen Christ,
+ Earl Boyea
Bishop of Lansing
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Mass Intentions through May 2

Saturday, April 11 – Our RCIA Candidates

Saturday, April 12 – Betty Kimling ~ 1st Anniversary by Dick & Wilma Bade

Monday, April 13 – RJ Cuthbertson by Family

Tuesday, April 14 – Beth Beal by Jane & Josh Kimling

Wednesay, April 15 – James John & Norma Day VEneros

Thursday, April 16 – Pat Monahan by 5 Camp Girls

Friday, April 17 – John Hartley by Jeff & Karen Downing

Saturday, April 18 – Barbara Renner ~ 3rd Anniversary by Kathy

Sunday, April 19 – James Patton ~ 13th Anniversary by Jim & Linda

Monday, April 20 – Rodney Bellman by Rachel Sackett

Tuesday, April 21 – Jack Weaver by Matt & Angie Monahan

Wednesday, April 22 – Shelly Veneros

Thursday, April 23 – Our Mother’s Day Intentions

Friday, April 24 – Our Father’s Day Intentions

Saturday, April 25 – Joyce Eggerstorfer by Dick & Wilma Bade

Sunday, April 26 – Phil Fether by Louise & Harold Wolfinger

Monday, April 27 – Walter Camp ~ 21st Anniversary by 5 Daughters

Tuesday, April 28 – People of the Parish

Wednesday, April 29 – Intentions we hold in our hearts

Thursday, April 30 – Hazel Monahan by Janet Kingsley-Fisher

Friday, May 1 – Phil Fether by Steve & Betty Spahr

Saturday, May 2 – Marie Schange ~ 3rd Anniversary by Kathy

Sunday, May 3 – Our children preparing for First Communion

 

Prayers during Coronavirus Pandemic:

Pope Francis’s Prayer to Mary during Coronavirus Pandemic:

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us:He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin. 
 

Novena Prayer for an End to the Coronavirus Pandemic

O Mary, full of grace, Patroness of this nation and Mother of the Church, in this time of illness and worldwide need we seek your intercession for the human family before your Son’s throne of grace and mercy. We ask for strength in adversity, health in weakness, and comfort in sorrow. Help us, O Blessed Mother, to be filled with confidence and trust in the tender compassion of our God. Let us not be afraid, like our own Saint Marianne Cope, who entrusted her life and ministry among the outcasts of society into the care of our Divine Physician. Continue to watch over all who are sick as well as those who care for them and give wisdom to all who are seeking a cure. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

 

AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

 

PRAYER DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
O clement, O loving, O sweet Mother Mary,
We, your children of every nation,
Turn to you in this pandemic.
Our troubles are numerous; our fears are great.
Grant that we might deposit them at your feet,
Take refuge in your Immaculate Heart,
And obtain peace, healing, rescue,
And timely help in all our needs.
You are our Mother.
Pray for us to your Son.
Amen.

 

Mass, Monday, April 27, 2020

Today’s Mass Intentions are for Walter Camp ~ 21st Anniversary by 5 Daughters.

Today’s readings can be found here:  http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/042720.cfm

Today’s Mass can be found here:  https://youtu.be/wx8X9a-zGHQ

AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Mother’s & Father’s Day Novenas

Mother’s & Fathers Day Spiritual Bouquets

We will still be publishing Spiritual Bouquets for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.   Please send in your intentions to the parish office, there is a $5 stipend per request.   What a beautiful way to honor your Mother, Father, Grandmother, Grandfather,  Aunt, Uncle, Godparents or Special Person in your life?