**Save the DATES**


Wednesday, October 16 ~ Bible Study

Sunday, October 20 ~ Mass Explained, 11:00am

Saturday, October 26 ~ SHS Trunk or Treat

Wednesday, October 30 ~ Bible Study

Saturday, November 9 ~ “Be In Our Heart” Gala

Wednesday, November 13 ~ Bible Study

Saturday, November 16 ~ SHS 25 Cent Event

Sunday, November 17 ~ UNBOUND (Date Change)

Tuesday, November 19 ~ Mass of Remembrance, 6:00pm

Friday, November 22 ~ K of C Feather Party ~ 7:30pm

Wednesday, November 27 ~ Bible Study

December 6,7,8 ~ Community Cantata



Unbound Ministry

WHAT IS UNBOUND? A 1 hour DVD Introduction to Unbound Prayer

At Sacred Heart, Hudson SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 in the Parish Hall following the 11am Mass.  Pizza lunch provided. 

OCTOBER 19, SATURDAY at St. Anthony, Hillsdale 8:30am-3:30 pm UNBOUND CONFERENCE DVD Series: The FIVE KEYS

Questions? Call or Text Nancy DeBacker at nancy4unbound@gmail.com or 517-262-4528


Live Free! Unbound Ministry.  Deliverance is a GOOD WORD! Many Christians think the ministry of deliverance is only for special cases, people with serious problems. The truth is that we ALL have a serious problem: SIN. Both our own sins and the sins of others keep us from living the life God always intended us to live.  Attend the Live Free! Conference on OCTOBER 26/27, 2019 at St. Mary’s in Williamston, MI (near Lansing) and unlock your life! Go to Live Free! Unbound Ministry on the web www.livefreeub.net or search Live Free, Lansing on Eventbrite www.livefreelansing_eventbrite.com for information, registration and e-announcements.

SAVE THE DATE:  LIVE FREE! is coming to St. Anthony of Padua in Hillsdale next year:  FEBRUARY 28-29, 2020.   Details available after Labor Day.



Fr. Todd Bulletin, October 6 2019

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s Families,

This past week I found out that another of my siblings is expecting, so that means there will be a third niece or nephew making an appearance in the next few months: one in December, one in February, and one in April.  What a joy family is!

Looking ahead, we will be resuming our Bible Study schedule.  We will be picking up in John 18.  The Bible is one of God’s great gifts to us.  It helps us hear Him, and through it, God reveals Himself.  There is a famous poem attributed to Pedro Arrupe, SJ:

Nothing is more practical than

finding God, than

falling in Love

in a quite absolute, final way.

What you are in love with,

what seizes your imagination, will affect everything.

It will decide

what will get you out of bed in the morning,

what you do with your evenings,

how you spend your weekends,

what you read, whom you know,

what breaks your heart,

and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.

Fall in Love, stay in love,

and it will decide everything.


Studying Scripture helps us to know we are loved and to fall in love ourselves. Here are the dates for upcoming Bible Studies:


Sacred Heart (6pm in the Grey Room in the school basement):

October 16th

October 30th

November 13th


St. Mary’s (10am following the 9:15am Mass):

October 17th

November 7th (moved from the 31st due to the Holy Day)

November 14th


If you have not already done so, I encourage you to take a copy of Bishop Barron’s book Letter to a Suffering Church. As Bishop Barron puts it: For Catholics questioning their faith, searching desperately for encouragement and hope, this book will offer reasons to stay and fight for the Body of Christ.


This week, Fr. Tomy and I will be hosting a meeting for anyone who wants to discuss this letter and ask questions.  It will be followed by a time of prayer for reparation and healing.

  • We will meet Wednesday, October 9th, at St. Mary’s at 6pm in the Parish Hall.
  • We will meet Thursday, October 10th, at Sacred Heart at 6pm in the Parish Hall.


God Bless,

Fr. Todd




Sunday, October 6 ~ Religious Ed Begins

Sunday, October 6 ~ Annual Roast Beef Dinner

Saturday, October 12 ~ Community Rosary Rally for Peace

Saturday, October 26 ~ SHS Trunk or Treat

Saturday, November 9 ~ “Be In Our Heart” Gala

Saturday, November 16 ~ SHS 25 Cent Event

Sunday, November 17 ~ UNBOUND (Date Change)

Friday, November 22 ~ K of C Feather Party ~ 7:30pm

December 6,7,8 ~ Community Cantata


Afternoon of Adoration

Starting the habit of weekly prayer time has many rewards. It will change you in meaningful ways, and you will soon wonder how you ever lived without it.

Please join us for an Afternoon of Adoration on Wednesday, October 2 from 1:00 ~ 6:00pm.  Solemn Benediction will begin at 5:45pm.

 Please consider signing up for at least one 30-minute time slot to ensure that Blessed Lord is accompanied during the entire afternoon.  There will be a sign up sheet in the main entrance to the church.

St. Mary on the Lake will offer Adoration Thursday, October 3 from 10:00am ~ Noon.

Prayer at the Flagpole, September 11, 2019

Mary most blessed,
with a mother’s heart
you love and care for all children of Earth
as your own.

On this day of remembrance,
give peace of heart to those who carry the memories
of the sights and sounds of September 11, 2001.

Comfort those who continue to grieve the losses
of family members, coworkers, rescue workers,
and daily life as they knew it then.

In this time of unrest in the world,
gather your children in a mother’s embrace,
and protect us from all that would do us harm.

May your Son, the Prince of Peace,
guide all world leaders to make decisions
that will ensure the safety and good
of the people they serve
and the world community.

May He continue to guide our minds,
our hearts, and our feet
that our decisions, our actions, and our words
give witness to his holy peace.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
Comfort of those who mourn, pray for us.
Dearest of mothers, pray for us.
Queen of peace, pray for us.

Religious Education

Religious Education Meet & Greet & Registration

On Sunday, October 6th, there will be a “Meet and Greet” for all parents and students from 9:15 am until 10:30 am in the School.  Beginning at 9:15am, you will be able to meet the Catechists, view the curriculum and ask any questions you may have.  Students will be dismissed to their classroom with their teachers at 9:45am.   Parents will remain for a parent meeting, registration, and a a short overview of the faith formation programs we offer for adults.


The first class for the Confirmation Students will be Sunday, Sept 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart School. We will be meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. Any questions please contact Jen Loar 517-673-1185 or jenloar@yahoo.com