Deacon’s Corner, July 7 2019

Our Catechism tells us a society cannot be well-ordered or prosperous unless the people with authority to govern devote themselves to work and care for the common good.   It says the foundation of this authority must lie in moral order derived from God, and must follow His Natural Law.  The common good has three essential elements:  respect for fundamental rights and dignity of each person; development of society’s spiritual and material needs; and the peace and security of the people.  Our Catechism says everyone should be concerned to create and support institutions that improve the conditions of human life (§1897 – §1927.)

The founding fathers of our country understood these principles and knew their young country must rely on God to make the right decisions.  They wrote in the Declaration of Independence “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness…and for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor”; and again in the Constitution “We, the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Prosperity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.”   Our leaders who wrote and signed these documents knew the importance of establishing a country founded on faith in God and following His laws.

Let’s face it, our great country is being threatened as it may have never been before.  Not a threat from a Cold War adversary or mounting attack by fascist regime, but the threat of being divided within over the basic principles this country was founded on.  As we celebrate the birth of our country, let’s not forget what our founders stood for.  No matter our political affiliation, may we pray together for the Divine Providence of God to secure the Blessings of our Liberty so we have the courage to openly embrace our faith and choose leaders who protect life at all stages, ensure religious freedom, respect human dignity, form a more perfect union, and work for the common good of all.   Deacon John

 

Congratulations Fr. Todd!

 

Congratulations to Fr. Todd who will be celebrating his 5th Anniversary of Ordination on Friday, June 14, 2019. 
May God sustain you in celebrating the Sacraments, in proclaiming the Gospel and in consecrating your life to God for the good of the people entrusted to your care.

Parish News & Events

Father’s Day Spiritual Bouquets

Want to honor your Father, Grandfather, Uncle or Special Man in your life?  We will be publishing Spiritual Bouquets for our special men on June 16.  Please pick up an envelope in the entrances of the church, fill it out, and return.  There is a $5 stipend per request. 

 

Summer is rapidly approaching!!  Please note summer hours for the Parish office, as well as Friday Mass.

Beginning Friday, June 14, Friday Mass will be at 8:00am. 

Beginning Monday, June 10, the parish office hours will be:

Monday ~ 8:00am-Noon

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday ~ 8:00am-4:00pm

Friday ~ 8:00am-Noon

 

SAVE THE DATE

Tuesday, July 9th at St. Mary on the Lake.

Day of Reflection for all St. Mary on the Lake & Sacred Heart Parishioners

Presented by The Dynamic Identical Duo: Fr. Todd & Fr. Gary

A full itinerary for the day and sign up information will be in a bulletin insert in the next week or so. Stay tuned.

 

 

 

The Altar Rosary Society is collecting new towel sets (bath towel, hand towel & washcloth) for the Neighbors for Hope Women & Children Shelter in Tecumseh.  Anyone who would like to donate a set, please place in a plastic bag and put in the box in the church hall.  Please call Jan Wilson at 517-306-0684 with any questions.

 

It’s that time of year!!  Church league softball will start on Monday, June 10 at 6pm at Will Carleton Park.   Sign up sheets are in the entrances of the church.   Any questions, please call Nate Bellman at 517-306-8937 or Levi Natzke at 517-881-6599.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS at Sacred Heart

 

Saturday, June 8 ~ SHS 5K, Food Fair & Raffle

Saturday, July 13 ~ SHS Annual Golf Outing

 

 

Upcoming Bible Study at Sacred Heart.  6:00 pm in Parish Hall ~ June 12th ~ June 26th

 will be no Bible Study in July, August and September.  

 

 

THE ST. MARY ON THE LAKE ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE

JUNE 6-8, 2019 – Proceeds to benefit SHARE THE WARMTH.

COLLECTION DAYS:
Sunday, June 2 – 10:30 am-4:00 pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (June 3-5) from 8:00 am-5:00 pm

We will not accept tires, liquids or clothing.

RUMMAGE SALE:

Thursday & Friday, June 6-7 from 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday, June 8 from 8:00 am-2:00 pm

 

 

 

Outside our Parish

Heart of Christ Spiritual Direction Training Program is now accepting applications for a new class beginning in September of 2019.  Classes are held weekly on Tuesday evenings at Christ the King parish in Ann Arbor. If you are interested in becoming a spiritual director, visit our website for more information www.heartofchristspiritualdirection.com or contact Jeannette Barbacane
jbarbacane@gmail.com or Tesa Fleming tesafleming@gmail.com

 

Catholic Summer Camps
Camp Sancta Maria, Gaylord. Looking to spark the faith of your children or grandchildren while they have a blast at the same time? We provide fun experiences in a technology-free zone (and they won’t even miss their cell phones!) while immersed in a faith-filled environment. We offer separate camping experiences for boys and girls that include daily Mass, horseback riding, swimming, archery, sports, high and low ropes, campfires, crafts and more. For additional information go to www.CampSanctaMaria.org or call 248-822-8199.

Our Lady of the Fields Camp, Brighton. Serene waterfront activities including canoeing and swimming, high and low ropes course, basketball, soccer, softball, wilderness survival, nature and wildlife awareness, adventure games. Boys and girls camps as well as family camps. For more information call 248-379-0943 or go to ourladyofthefieldscamp.org.

 

JULY 5 (FRIDAY)

Encounter Healing Service (Fr. Mathias Thelen and Patrick Reis)

“We believe that not only does Jesus still heal today, but that healing is one of the most powerful ministries of evangelization.”

6:30-9:30pm

Free and Open to the Public

St. Patrick Church, Brighton

Come and see how the Holy Spirit is working in the Diocese of Lansing. You do not have to be in need of physical healing to attend.

More information at encounterministries.us

 

JULY 22-25 (Evenings)

Encounter School of Ministry SUMMER INTENSIVE

Will provide a survey of teachings on Healing Ministry.

Presenters: Fr. Mathias Thelen (St. Patrick’s, Brighton), Dr. Mary Healy (Sacred Heart Seminary), Patrick Reis and Sara Kaczmarek

6-9 pm ~ St. Patrick Church, Brighton

Enroll at encountermisistries.us/summer-intensive

 

 

SHS 5K

We are pleased to invite you to our eighth annual SHS 5K race. Exercise is an important part of good health, and every step we take leads us closer to being physically fit. Our students at SHS learn the importance of being spiritually, physically, and mentally fit. While participating in our running club activities, students race toward a healthier lifestyle.

5K Start time: 9:00 am
Running Runts 1k: 8:30 am
Truckin’ Tots: after the 5k

Packet Pick-Up begins at 7:15 am in the School Cafeteria (208 S. Market St. Hudson, MI)

5k Cost: $20.00
Running Runts 1k: $13.00
Truckin’ Tots Cost: $10.00

Registration Form 2019

2019 Food Fair and Raffle

Join us for a weekend of fun.   Beginning Friday, June 7 with the 25 Cent Event fundraiser.  Saturday, June 8 we kick off with the Sacred Heart 5K, followed by the Food Fair & Raffle from 5:00 to 8:00.  Mass this evening will be at 4:00pm (not 4:30).   If you would like to participate in the cook off, need of additional raffle tickets or would like to volunteer, please call the office.

 

 

Click here for Registration form.

 

 

Day of Reflection, July 9, 2019

SAVE THE DATE

Tuesday, July 9th at St. Mary on the Lake.

Day of Reflection for all St. Mary on the Lake & Sacred Heart Parishioners

Presented by The Dynamic Identical Duo: Fr. Todd & Fr. Gary

Parish News & Upcoming Events

Father’s Day Spiritual Bouquets

Want to honor your Father, Grandfather, Uncle or Special Man in your life?  We will be publishing Spiritual Bouquets for our special men on June 16.  Please pick up an envelope in the entrances of the church, fill it out, and return.  There is a $5 stipend per request. 

 

Summer is rapidly approaching!!  Please note summer hours for the Parish office, as well as Friday Mass.

Beginning Friday, June 14, Friday Mass will be at 8:00am. 

Beginning Monday, June 10, the parish office hours will be:

Monday ~ 8:00am-Noon

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday ~ 8:00am-4:00pm

Friday ~ 8:00am-Noon

 

SAVE THE DATE

Tuesday, July 9th at St. Mary on the Lake.

Day of Reflection for all St. Mary on the Lake & Sacred Heart Parishioners

Presented by The Dynamic Identical Duo: Fr. Todd & Fr. Gary

A full itinerary for the day and sign up information will be in a bulletin insert in the next week or so. Stay tuned.

 

 

 

The Altar Rosary Society is collecting new towel sets (bath towel, hand towel & washcloth) for the Neighbors for Hope Women & Children Shelter in Tecumseh.  Anyone who would like to donate a set, please place in a plastic bag and put in the box in the church hall.  Please call Jan Wilson at 517-306-0684 with any questions.

 

It’s that time of year!!  Church league softball will start on Monday, June 10 at 6pm at Will Carleton Park.   Sign up sheets are in the entrances of the church.   Any questions, please call Nate Bellman at 517-306-8937 or Levi Natzke at 517-881-6599.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS at Sacred Heart

Sunday, June 2 ~ Graduation Mass ~ 11:00am Mass (K of C to host breakfast ~ all are welcome to attend)

Friday, June 7 ~ 25 Cent Event

Saturday, June 8 ~ SHS 5K, Food Fair & Raffle

Saturday, July 13 ~ SHS Annual Golf Outing

 

 

Upcoming Bible Study at Sacred Heart.  6:00 pm in Parish Hall ~ June 12th ~ June 26th

 

 

 

Volunteers are needed for the Food Fair & Raffle!!   Please call the office.

If you are in need of more, please call the office.

If you would like to join the cook-off, please contact Anne Atkin at 517-448-6405.

 

Outside our Parish

Heart of Christ Spiritual Direction Training Program is now accepting applications for a new class beginning in September of 2019.  Classes are held weekly on Tuesday evenings at Christ the King parish in Ann Arbor. If you are interested in becoming a spiritual director, visit our website for more information www.heartofchristspiritualdirection.com or contact Jeannette Barbacane
jbarbacane@gmail.com or Tesa Fleming tesafleming@gmail.com

 

Catholic Summer Camps
Camp Sancta Maria, Gaylord. Looking to spark the faith of your children or grandchildren while they have a blast at the same time? We provide fun experiences in a technology-free zone (and they won’t even miss their cell phones!) while immersed in a faith-filled environment. We offer separate camping experiences for boys and girls that include daily Mass, horseback riding, swimming, archery, sports, high and low ropes, campfires, crafts and more. For additional information go to www.CampSanctaMaria.org or call 248-822-8199.

Our Lady of the Fields Camp, Brighton. Serene waterfront activities including canoeing and swimming, high and low ropes course, basketball, soccer, softball, wilderness survival, nature and wildlife awareness, adventure games. Boys and girls camps as well as family camps. For more information call 248-379-0943 or go to ourladyofthefieldscamp.org.

 

The Knights of Columbus is seeking a Field Agent for a career opportunity representing their insurance program.  We offer a complete benefits package with this full time position.  In order to qualify, one must be eligible for membership in the Knights of Columbus.  For more info, please call Jack Jerzewski at 313-334-6396 or email Jack.Jerzewski@kofc.org

 

 

THE ST. MARY ON THE LAKE ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE

JUNE 6-8, 2019 – Proceeds to benefit SHARE THE WARMTH.

COLLECTION DAYS:
Sunday, June 2 – 10:30 am-4:00 pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (June 3-5) from 8:00 am-5:00 pm

We will not accept tires, liquids or clothing.

RUMMAGE SALE:

Thursday & Friday, June 6-7 from 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday, June 8 from 8:00 am-2:00 pm

 

 

PRAYER and PRAISE

The next Prayer and Praise is scheduled for THURSDAY, JUNE 6 from 7-9 pm in the St. Teresa of Calcutta Room at St. Anthony of Padua in Hillsdale. Join us for SONG (mostly contemporary Christian), Prayer and Sharing how the Holy Spirit is acting in our lives. This month: Part 2 of sharing from the seminar on how to hear God’s voice more clearly for yourself and the world around you. All are welcome. Invite a friend. JUNE 6 will be our final meeting until October.