Food Bank Challenge ~ 10% Match

The South Michigan Food Bank will be providing a 10% match for all donations made to the Hudson Ministerial Association Food Bank in March & April Donations can be made online at donate.smfoodbank.org or by picking up a donation slip at the entrance of the church.  You may also click on the link below to download hardcopy of donation form.  Simply print, fill out and mail directly to South Michigan Food Bank with your donation.  (Please make sure you fill in Hudson Ministerial Association as your Agency Name.)

HMA Donation form

Deacon John homily, March 8, 2020

GospelMT 17:1-9

Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother,
and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
And he was transfigured before them;
his face shone like the sun
and his clothes became white as light.
And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them,
conversing with him.
Then Peter said to Jesus in reply,
“Lord, it is good that we are here.
If you wish, I will make three tents here,
one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
While he was still speaking, behold,
a bright cloud cast a shadow over them,
then from the cloud came a voice that said,
“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased;
listen to him.”
When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate
and were very much afraid.
But Jesus came and touched them, saying,
“Rise, and do not be afraid.”
And when the disciples raised their eyes,
they saw no one else but Jesus alone.

As they were coming down from the mountain,
Jesus charged them,
“Do not tell the vision to anyone
until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

Spring Forward

Daylight Savings Time Begins…..in the wee hours of Sunday, March 8. Be sure to set your clock ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday, or you’ll be late for Mass the next morning.

Disciple Maker Index Survey

The Disciple Maker Index Survey
Thank you to the 133 parishioners who participated! Your help in providing feedback to our parish is greatly appreciated. We will be sharing aggregate results in the future.

**NEWS**

The Disciple Maker Index Survey
Thank you to the 133 parishioners who participated! Your help in providing feedback to our parish is greatly appreciated. We will be sharing aggregate results in the future.

 

 

Lenten Night of Reflection ~ Sacred Heart ~ Wednesday, March 25 ~ 6:00pm

Come Let Us Adore Him and Experience His Healing Love.

Lenten Holy Hour will include: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Confession, Prayer Time, Worship Music.

 

 

Upcoming Bible Study Dates:

6:00pm at Sacred Heart                10:00am at St. Mary

March 18                                                   March 19

April 1                                                        April 2

April 29                                                     April 30

 

 

In March, Sacred Heart will have the Shop & Share bags for the Food Pantry.

 

 

 

Hymn Sing ~ Sunday, March 15 ~ 6:00pm at Sacred Heart. 

All are welcome to attend and participate in wonderful music provided by our area churches.   We would also like to ask for snacks and finger foods for the Fellowship gathering following Hymn Sing in the Parish Hall.

 

 

United Hudson Easter Egg Hunt. 

The Hudson area churches are getting together to put on an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, for the children in our community.  We are asking for donations of individually wrapped Easter candy (no hard candy please) to stuff in the Easter eggs.  Please drop off your candy donation to the Parish Office by March 15.

 

 

Forgiveness Opens the Door

St. Thomas Catholic Church is Ann Arbor is offering Forgiveness Opens the Door on Sunday March 22 from 12:30-5:30 pm. This will be presented by Live Free Ministry (the same folks who presented the Live Free-Unbound Conference in February). The event is free but registration is required. Go to livefreeub.net to sign up or for more information.

 

 

 

Marriage Planning?  The Catholic Church urges all couples contemplating marriage to receive instruction in Natural Family Planning.  Natural Family Planning builds strong families. It is medically safe, morally acceptable and highly effective.  Those attending will to learn more about fertility awareness and related Church teaching.  The class is taught by a Registered Nurse, who is also certified to teaching the Billings Method.  The next scheduled Intro to NFP class is Monday March 9, 2020 from 7-9 pm at St. Mary Star of the Sea, IMMACULATA HALL.  Pre-Registration is required. Please call the St. Mary Parish Office 517-784-7184 or contact Maria Ansett RN at 517-974-2330.   Individual appointments are also available

 

 

 

Mid-life Singles (mid-30s to 50s): Are you looking for a renewed sense of purpose & belonging?   Many never-married, divorced, or widowed people in mid-life (mid-30s to 50s) feel alone, out-of-place (even in church!), and wondering what this phase of life means for them. Register today for a life-changing REFLECT weekend retreat at the St. Francis Retreat Center, in DeWitt, MI (10 miles north of Lansing), on April 17-19, 2020. Take a chance and get involved… you won’t regret it!  Cost is $185 for meals and a single room. Visit www.ReflectRetreat.com, e-mail reflect.michigan@gmail.com, or call (586) 770-1772 for details.

 

 

 

 

Altar Rosary Society

Due to a funeral, the Altar Rosary Society was rescheduled to Monday March 9th at 1:30 pm in the Parish Hall.  All ladies are welcome. Any questions call Vicki Hagreen at 448-6402.

 

 

**NEWS**

Upcoming Bible Study Dates:

6:00pm at Sacred Heart                10:00am at St. Mary

March 4                                                      March 5

March 18                                                   March 19

 

As we begin the Lenten Season, please pick up a copy of the Little Black Book, your companion for Lent.   Also available are the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl.  Both of these are at each entrance of the church and there is no charge.

 

 

In March, Sacred Heart will have the Shop & Share bags for the Food Pantry.

 

Please turn in your baby bottles for the Alpha Omega Baby Bottle Blessing Drive by March 1.

 

 

United Hudson Easter Egg Hunt. 

The Hudson area churches are getting together to put on an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, for the children in our community.  We are asking for donations of individually wrapped Easter candy (no hard candy please) to stuff in the Easter eggs.  Please drop off your candy donation to the Parish Office by March 15.

 

The Diocese of Lansing Finance Department is accepting applications for two open positions:  Accounting Specialist and Parish Auditor.  To learn more about these positions and to apply, please visit our website at www.dioceseoflansing/employment

 

ROOMMATE WANTED FOR THE PILGRIMAGE TRIP WITH FR. TODD!
Please call Julie Jones at 517-740-4351 if you would like to share a room with Julie. Julie is a friend of Denice Combs, parishioner at St. Mary on the Lake.

 

 

Marriage Planning?  The Catholic Church urges all couples contemplating marriage to receive instruction in Natural Family Planning.  Natural Family Planning builds strong families. It is medically safe, morally acceptable and highly effective.  Those attending will to learn more about fertility awareness and related Church teaching.  The class is taught by a Registered Nurse, who is also certified to teaching the Billings Method.  The next scheduled Intro to NFP class is Monday March 9, 2020 from 7-9 pm at St. Mary Star of the Sea, IMMACULATA HALL.  Pre-Registration is required. Please call the St. Mary Parish Office 517-784-7184 or contact Maria Ansett RN at 517-974-2330.   Individual appointments are also available

 

 

LIVE FREE-UNBOUND

Special thanks to ALL who made the Live Free Conference a success; those who attended, those who helped behind the scenes and team members that came from out of town for prayer sessions. It was a thoughtful way to start out Lent 2020. If you are interested individual prayer sessions will be available at St. Anthony and various other parishes. Contact Nancy at nancy4unbound@gmail.com for more information.

 

Life in the Spirit

The next Prayer and Praise is THURSDAY MARCH 5 from 7-9 pm in the Blessed Solanus Casey Room at St. Anthony. Join us for SONG, PRAYER and SHARING the ways the Holy Spirit is present in our lives. There will be an update on the Healing Team Ministry we have been working on developing the past two years.  We hope you will join us!

The Encounter School of Ministry (St. Patrick’s, Brighton) is presenting a three day School of Prophetic Ministry March 12-14. The goal is to provide the foundation for you to be equipped to hear God’s voice more clearly for yourself and the world around you through training and activation of the prophetic gifts of the Holy Spirit in your life. Speakers will include Fr. Mathias Thelen and Patrick Reis. Register at www.encounterministries.us

 

 

Mid-life Singles (mid-30s to 50s): Are you looking for a renewed sense of purpose & belonging?   Many never-married, divorced, or widowed people in mid-life (mid-30s to 50s) feel alone, out-of-place (even in church!), and wondering what this phase of life means for them. Register today for a life-changing REFLECT weekend retreat at the St. Francis Retreat Center, in DeWitt, MI (10 miles north of Lansing), on April 17-19, 2020. Take a chance and get involved… you won’t regret it!  Cost is $185 for meals and a single room. Visit www.ReflectRetreat.com, e-mail reflect.michigan@gmail.com, or call (586) 770-1772 for details.

The Significance of Ash Wednesday by Fr. Mike Schmitz

ASH WEDNESDAY MASS SCHEDULE:
Sacred Heart ~ Wednesday, February 26 at 8:00am & 6:30pm
St. Mary on the Lake ~ Wednesday, February 26 at 9:15am & 6:00pm

They may just be ashes, but Fr. Mike points out that what they represent goes far beyond mere dust of the earth. With a simple cross on the forehead, we are recognizing that we are far from perfect, but that God loves and redeems us—not despite our brokenness, but in the midst of it. If you want to start off your Lent with a reminder of Ash Wednesday’s deeper meaning, listen to Fr. Mike’s heartfelt words in this video.

BISHOP BOYEA INTERVIEW

BISHOP BOYEA INTERVIEW ON SHALOM WORLD TV: Sunday, 16 February 2020, saw Shalom World TV broadcast a half-hour interview with Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing as part of their Heart Talk series. The conversation focussed on his upbringing, his path to the priesthood, his life as bishop, his hopes for the future and his own pursuit of holiness in everyday life. The interviewer is David Kerr, Director of Communications for the Diocese of Lansing. To know more about Shalom World TV go to: https://www.shalomworld.org/

Bishop Boyea on Shalom World TV

BISHOP BOYEA INTERVIEW ON SHALOM WORLD TV: Sunday, 16 February 2020, saw Shalom World TV broadcast a half-hour interview with Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing as part of their Heart Talk series. The conversation focussed on his upbringing, his path to the priesthood, his life as bishop, his hopes for the future and his own pursuit of holiness in everyday life. The interviewer is David Kerr, Director of Communications for the Diocese of Lansing. To know more about Shalom World TV go to: https://www.shalomworld.org/

Posted by Diocese of Lansing on Thursday, February 20, 2020