Assisting with the Liturgy

January 29-30

4:30 PM

Lector:                      Kristie Saunders

Eucharist Min:        Bobbye Sanford

Servers:                   Ryden Luma

8:00 AM

Lector:                      Cathy Schoonover

Eucharist Min:        Jim Friedrich

Servers:                   Tinkey Family

11:00 AM

Lector:                      SHS Students

Eucharist Min:        SHS Staff

Servers:                   SHS Students

 

Helping Hands Pregnancy Center Baby Bottle Drive

The Helping Hands Pregnancy Resource Center in Hillsdale is a safe and confidential haven, where all women and men facing unexpected pregnancies can come to receive accurate information and compassionate care.  Helping Hands is funded locally by the generous support of individuals, businesses, churches and other organizations.

Our Mission:  We exist to empower women and men to make life-affirming decisions regarding pregnancy through counseling, education, compassionate care and the truth of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Core Values:  We believe in the sanctity of human life and therefore abortion at any stage is the taking of human life.  We uphold and defend the sanctity of marriage.  We encourage sexual integrity, defined as abstinence until marriage and fidelity within  marriage.

We invite you to participate in our Baby Bottle Blessing, a daily fundraising opportunity.  Baby bottles are distributed throughout the area to be filled with change and turned into our center.  Since we are solely funded by donations, this program is very important.  The generous support of our donors makes Alpha Omega’s mission possible.

Please pick up a Baby Bottle at the back of the church and return full bottles to the parish office by March 6.

 

St. Francis Retreat Center Upcoming Retreats for Men & Women

Men’s Retreat: February 11-13, 2022
We will be taking a closer look at Matthew Kelly’s popular book “Rediscover Jesus” and rediscovering what we know about Jesus, who he is, who he said he was, and how that should impact our lives today. Check in on Friday begins at 5:30 pm, with Mass following at 6:30, then dinner. The retreat concludes on Sunday around 11:00am. The suggested donation for the weekend is $185. For more information or to register, visit www.stfrancis.ws or call 517-669-8321.

Women of Spirit Retreat featuring Sheri Wohlfert: March 4-6, 2022A new type of retreat for women the first weekend in Lent to celebrate the many ways the Spirit moves in women’s lives such as prayer, Adoration, fellowship, fun, and Mass. This first Friday in Lent will be a quiet evening, Saturday, however, will anticipate the Sunday resurrection feast and we will celebrate with Sheri Wohlfert as our guest speaker for the entire day. Joyful fellowship Saturday evening includes wine tasting. $170 for double occupancy, $200 for single occupancy. Visit www.stfrancis.ws to register.

 

Right to Life Prayer walk

As our nation prepares for the Annual Right to Life March, we invite you to join us on Monday, January 17th, at Saint Joseph’s Church in Adrian as we mourn the loss of over 61 million unborn children in the United States and re-dedicate ourselves to pray and work to bring an end to the grave injustice of abortion. Following the church service, which will begin at noon, we will walk to the courthouse. Transportation will be available for those who prefer to ride.  Call Kate Hayes (517 438-2454)  for more information.

 

Assisting with the liturgy

ASSISTING WITH THE LITURGY

 January 22-23

4:30 PM

Lector:                       Trish Weaver

Eucharist Min:        Jan Fisher

Servers:                    Volunteer Needed

8:00 AM

Lector:                      Connie Varney

Eucharist Min:        Tony Marry

Servers:                    Tinkey Family

11:00 AM

Lector:                       Cathy Sliker

Eucharist Min:        Linda Higgins

Servers:                    Emily Czeiszperger & Brooke Houser

 

We kick off Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, January 30 at the 11:00am Mass.   Students and Staff of Sacred Heart will be serving all duties of Lector, Eucharistic Minister and Altar Servers.

 

 

Career Opportunities serving Diocese of Lansing

Career Opportunities with the Catholic Foundation serving the Diocese of Lansing:   The Catholic Foundation is looking for disciples to fill two fundraising positions.  If you or someone you know is interested in serving as a Major Gift Officer or a Development Officer, please visit our website to learn more about these positions and how to apply: https://www.dioceseoflansing.org/human-resources/careers

 

 

The Adrian Dominican Sisters is also offering part time job opportunity.  Here is the link to apply also https://adriandominicans.applicantpro.com/jobs/2169524.html

K of C Money Raffle

K of C Money Raffle

 Saturday, February 19

Sacred Heart Parish Hall

Doors open at 5:30pm

$100.00 Per Raffle Ticket  (includes a delicious dinner and open bar)

Come Support our local Knights of Columbus.  Tickets can be purchased from any K of C member.  Contact Matt Monahan at 517-403-7410 for ticket information.

 

Disciples Together on the Way

Dear Friends,

I want to invite you to join me as Disciples Together on the Way. What’s that? Let me explain.

In the Holy Gospels, Jesus Christ identifies himself as “the way”. Indeed, the early Christians often referred to their new life as disciples of Christ as “the Way” (e.g., Acts 9:2).

Last year, many of us spent time together reading through selected books of Sacred Scripture as part of our Year of the Bible. I really enjoyed doing that with all of you. As we read the Bible, we were encountering the Word of God, that is, Jesus Christ himself. He was making us his disciples. We are his chosen.

Now, he wants us to become even better disciples. He wants us to walk with him; to talk with him; to fall in love with him; and to learn from him. But how do best respond to his loving invitation? That’s where Disciples Together on the Way comes in.

Starting in January 2022, I will send you a specific challenge focusing on a particular habit of authentic discipleship.  Inspired and strengthened by the Holy Spirit, it will then be for each of us to live-out that habit over the subsequent seven days.

Across the coming year, we will then attempt to acquire a different good habit each week in order to help you and me develop in four key areas of discipleship: prayer, catechesis, community and apostolate.

Do you want to take up the Disciples Together on the Way challenge? If so, simply pick up your cellphone and text ONTHEWAY to 84576 or click on this link to register. It’s that easy!

Remember, this life is a journey from God to God. He is our source and our destination. We are each a pilgrim on that narrow path. It’s not an easy journey. We all know that. However, if we co-operate with God’s grace we can make it and, even better, we can make it together.

Assuring you of my prayers, I am sincerely yours in Christ,

+ Earl Boyea
Bishop of Lansing

 

Confirmation Students Prayer Walk

There will be a prayer walk led by the Confirmation Students and the Knights of Columbus, Saturday,   January 22.   We will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church and walk to Calvary Cemetery.  This is a peaceful prayer walk and a chance to pray for everyone in our community.

 For more info or questions please contact Jen Loar (517-673-1185) or Ron Stacey.

We may need a few volunteers to drive us back from the cemetery and prepare warm refreshments.  If weather is too inclement we will reschedule.