Principal Anne Atkin Bulletin, August 4 2019

*Upcoming SHS Summer Events*

 

Saturday, August 10

Playground Clean-Up and Mulching, 9am

 

August 12-16

Vacation Bible School.  9:30-11:00am

 

August 15

Holy Day Mass at 6pm, followed by Share & Care Dessert Reception at School

 

August 22

Open House & Back to School BBQ, 6pm

 

August 25

Fr. Todd Installation Mass at 11am.  Followed by reception in Parish Hall

 

Parish News & Events

Altar Rosary Society – We will be accepting good clean items for our Rummage Sale, which will be held August 1-3.  You can bring your items and place them in the Church basement July 27-July 31.  If you have any questions call Jan Wilson 517-306-0684. 

 

RCIA ~ If you are interested or you know someone who is interested in the RCIA sessions, please contact Linda Higgins at 517–286-6426.   The sessions will begin in September.

 

ANNUAL SENIOR APPRECIATION MASS AND LUNCHEON

Catholic Charities invites all Lenawee/Hillsdale seniors to join us in celebrating Mass with Bishop Boyea on Friday, September 6, 2019, at 11:00AM at Sacred Heart Parish, Hudson.  Lunch will be served following Mass.  Call Catholic Charities at (517)263-2191 to reserve your seat for the luncheon by August 23rd

 

Mid-Summer Renewal

St. Rita Church

July 30 & 31 at 7:00 pm

August 1, 2019 ~ Mass at 6:30pm followed by the session

Who the Heck Needs a Renewal Anyway?

For eight months now we’ve been praying, “Teach us how to hear Jesus, to love Jesus and to share Your gift of salvation with everyone we meet.” You may not be able to place it, but if it sounds familiar it’s because it’s part of the Prayer for the Year of Faith we’ve been praying after the intercessions at every Mass since the beginning of Advent. It’s a nice prayer, but just how can we hear, love and share Jesus more deeply and effectively? That’s what our Mid-Summer Renewal is all about. Each evening, I’ll focus on a different aspect of living our faith, from Receiving it to Embracing it to Giving it. You can expect some interesting perspectives, some thought-provoking suggestions, a good dose of affirmation, some opportunities to discuss and even some songs. And you can expect to enjoy some tasty food and good companionship after each session as well. Ah, there’ll be a Mass on Thursday…. Blessings, Fr. Tom Helfrich

 

 

How is God speaking to you through the Sacred Scriptures?

 Start your journey through the Bible with the Catholic Biblical School of Michigan (CBSM)’s new class on Tuesdays 7-9 pm at Holy Family Parish in Adrian, starting Sep 17th.

CBSM brings the Scriptures to life with in-depth study of the entire Bible led by seminary professors, so that our faith as Catholics is vibrant and more deeply rooted in Christ. Through donations, CBSM is open to all, regardless of ability to contribute financially.

 Learn more by attending an Information Night at Holy Family Parish (St. Mary Campus, 305 Division St. Adrian, MI 49221) on August 8th at 7:00 pm or register by Sep 4th at cbsmich.org/register, or by calling Colleen Vermeulen at 586-438-3085.

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

The 13th Annual St. Mary on the Lake Fish Fry

Friday, August 30, 2019

5:00-7:00 pm

 

 

 

OCTOBER 26-27

Live Free! Unbound Ministry

Does your Faith = Freedom? Jesus came to set you free from everything that holds you back from living the life God always intended for you.  Attend the Live Free! Conference on OCTOBER 26/27, 2019 at St. Mary’s in Williamston, MI (near Lansing) and let the Lord speak to your heart about the chains, small or large, that hinder and hurt you. 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.

 

 

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

 

SAVE THE DATE

**October 12**

HOPE RESTORES – Catholic Women’s Conference

 Deanna McCrate, Regional Core Captain for the Diocese of Lansing, is in need of someone to serve as Sacred Heart Parish Captain.  It’s a very simple, but very rewarding undertaking. The task simply requires promoting the Catholic women’s conference with in our parish.  You will receive a packet with posters and Parish Captains information to pass along to the ladies of our parish.  She is more than willing to meet with you or speak with you over the phone if you have questions.

The main goal is to make sure every that all women/ or young ladies in our diocese is made aware of the opportunity to attend the catholic women’s conference (CWC).

The CWC invites women throughout Michigan to refuel, reconnect, rejoice and restore their hope in the Lords grace to make them strong firm and steadfast. This year’s conference is called Hope Restores.  Women, especially in this time and age, trying to raise good and holy families need to open their hearts to our healing Lord so that he can Strengthen their reserve to in times of despair in their personal lives and in these sad times within mother church.

If you are interested, you may contact Deanna directly at 810-287-7272 or email to CaptainofCaptainsCWC@gmail.com OR you can call the parish office and we will relay the info to Deanna.

 

 

 

“Help me to deepen my commitment…

SAVE the DATES:  beginning SEPTEMBER 12 through October 17 THURSDAY EVENING (6:30-8:30 pm) Unbound Study Group at St. Anthony’s, Hillsdale.  Learn more about the Unbound Ministry Model. The study will feature real live speakers from Live Free Unbound Ministry (Michigan). Contact Nancy DeBacker at nancy4unbound@gmail.com or 517-262-4528 for details.

 

 

MADE FOR MORE

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

7-9:30pm

St. Patrick’s Brighton

Christopher West (well-known Catholic speaker on Theology of the Body) and Mike Mangione. More information at corproject.com/brighton

 

Holy Land Artifacts

This coming weekend, a representative of the Holy Land Family will be selling beautiful hand carved religious art work made from olive wood and mosaics to help the Christian families in the Holy Land who rely on the selling of their religious work to make a living. These families livelihood have been largely affected due to the political conflict in the region. The Christian population in Bethlehem is decreasing and with the support to help these families continue their work, will help maintain their employment so that they stay in their homeland. We invite you to come and browse after each mass, and we greatly thank you for your support!

God Bless You.

Parish News

Thank you for your generous and thoughtful gifts to the Crosier Missions .  Due to your generosity, we raised $2,466.00 for their Mission.  God Bless you all.

 

 

Altar Rosary Society – We will be accepting good clean items for our Rummage Sale, which will be held August 1-3.  You can bring your items and place them in the Church basement July 27-July 31.  If you have any questions call Jan Wilson 517-306-0684.

Altar Linen Schedule:  I will be updating the Altar Linen Schedule  in  September 2019. If you would like to volunteer  or be removed from the schedule, please let me know by August 24th.  We do not do the Altar linens just the linens Father uses during the Mass.  Thanks to everyone who volunteers.  You All are Greatly Appreciated . God Bless.  JANICE WILSON – 517-306-0684

We are also still 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.

 

 

Thank you to everyone who has made a gift or pledge to DSA.  Now that we have reached our goal, one-half of all additional contributions received will be returned to our local parish for our use. If you have not yet made a pledge, please consider supporting our appeal with a gift that will benefit the work of Christ in our parish and through the wider church.  You may submit your gift online at www.dioceseoflansing.org/dsa or with a DSA pledge envelope to the parish office.

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

The 13th Annual St. Mary on the Lake Fish Fry

Friday, August 30, 2019

5:00-7:00 pm

To the many avid fishermen in the area!  We would appreciate any fish you can donate.  Please bring them to the church during regular office hours Tues-Friday 7:30 am-4:00 pm or call Nancy Nichols at 517-403-2078 for after hours.  Please have the fish fileted and labeled as to kind and quantity.  We will freeze them so that we have a good amount for the August 30th fish fry. Thank you for helping St. Mary on the Lake.

 

 

Experience Catholic Tradition through the Inspired Word of God.

 How will God speak to you through the Scriptures?

Start your journey through the Bible with the Catholic Biblical School of Michigan (CBSM)’s new class on Tuesdays 7-9 pm at Holy Family Parish in Adrian, starting Sep 17th.

CBSM brings the Scriptures to life with in-depth study of the entire Bible led by seminary professors, so that our faith as Catholics is vibrant and more deeply rooted in Christ. Through donations, CBSM is accessible to all with 100% of requests for financial aid granted.

Learn more by attending an Information Night at Holy Family Parish (St. Mary Campus, 305 Division St. Adrian, MI 49221) on Thursday, August 8 at 7:00 pm.  For more information contact:  info@cbsmich.org 586-438-3085 or visit www.cbsmich.org

 

 

 

OCTOBER 26-27

Live Free! Unbound Ministry

Does your Faith = Freedom? Jesus came to set you free from everything that holds you back from living the life God always intended for you.  Attend the Live Free! Conference on OCTOBER 26/27, 2019 at St. Mary’s in Williamston, MI (near Lansing) and let the Lord speak to your heart about the chains, small or large, that hinder and hurt you. 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.

 

 

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

 

SAVE THE DATE

**October 12**

HOPE RESTORES – Catholic Women’s Conference

 Deanna McCrate, Regional Core Captain for the Diocese of Lansing, is in need of someone to serve as Sacred Heart Parish Captain.  It’s a very simple, but very rewarding undertaking. The task simply requires promoting the Catholic women’s conference with in our parish.  You will receive a packet with posters and Parish Captains information to pass along to the ladies of our parish.  She is more than willing to meet with you or speak with you over the phone if you have questions.

The main goal is to make sure every that all women/ or young ladies in our diocese is made aware of the opportunity to attend the catholic women’s conference (CWC).

The CWC invites women throughout Michigan to refuel, reconnect, rejoice and restore their hope in the Lords grace to make them strong firm and steadfast. This year’s conference is called Hope Restores.  Women, especially in this time and age, trying to raise good and holy families need to open their hearts to our healing Lord so that he can Strengthen their reserve to in times of despair in their personal lives and in these sad times within mother church.

If you are interested, you may contact Deanna directly at 810-287-7272 or email to CaptainofCaptainsCWC@gmail.com OR you can call the parish office and we will relay the info to Deanna.

 

Year of Prayer: Forming Missionary Disciples UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES “…to help us grow as an intentional community…

 

JULY 22-25 (Monday-Thursday EVENINGS 6-9 pm)

ENCOUNTER SCHOOL of MINISTRY SUMMER INTENSIVE

St. Patrick’s, Brighton.  Presenters include Fr. Mathias Thelen (Pastor St. Patrick’s) and Dr. Mary Healy (Sacred Heart Major Seminary).  The course will provide a survey of the content offered in the Encounter School of Ministry. Topics covered: Identity & Transformation, Power & Healing, Hearing God & the Prophetic Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Inner Healing.  For more information or to register go to

encounterministries.us/summer-intensive

 

 

 

“Help me to deepen my commitment…

SAVE the DATES:  beginning SEPTEMBER 12 through October 17 THURSDAY EVENING (6:30-8:30 pm) Unbound Study Group at St. Anthony’s, Hillsdale.  Learn more about the Unbound Ministry Model. The study will feature real live speakers from Live Free Unbound Ministry (Michigan). Contact Nancy DeBacker at nancy4unbound@gmail.com or 517-262-4528 for details.

 

 

MADE FOR MORE

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

7-9:30pm

St. Patrick’s Brighton

Christopher West (well-known Catholic speaker on Theology of the Body) and Mike Mangione. More information at corproject.com/brighton

 

Catholic Biblical School of Michigan

I want to continue the theme of concrete ways to grow in your faith.  This weekend I want to mention the Catholic Biblical School of Michigan.  This is a four-year study taking you through the whole Bible.

What is the Catholic Biblical School of Michigan ? 

CBSM (Catholic Biblical School of Michigan) is a lay apostolate incorporated as an independent non-profit organization [501 (c) 3 status] listed in the Official Catholic Directory,with a Board of Directors approved by the Archdiocese of Detroit.

CBSM exists to invite Catholics to encounter Jesus in and through the inspired Word of God and grow as missionary disciples, fueled by daily connection to God in His Word.

What’s a lay apostolate?

The Church speaks of the lay apostolate in two ways: one is the apostolate common to all of the baptized laity, “spreading the kingdom of Christ throughout the earth for the glory of God the Father, to enable all men and women to share in His saving redemption” (Pope St. Paul VI, Apostolicam Actuositatem, 1965). We do this seemingly spontaneously, led by the Holy Spirit as individuals to bring the Good News to the world and strengthen the faith of fellow believers. The other form of a lay apostolate is a specific organization of (mostly) laypeople ministering in a specific way in a cooperative relationship with ordained Church leaders. CBSM is exactly this, an organization entrusted with a ministry of teaching and proclaiming the Word of God, so that all of us as baptized believers might be strengthened and become more confident, bold, and loving in spreading the kingdom of God.

CBSM operates with ecclesiastical approval from the Archbishop of Detroit and the Bishops of Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo. Our Board of Directors includes clergy and lay leaders. Like many lay apostolates, we operate without financial support from Arch/dioceses, giving us a spirituality of seeking to bless the Church through the ministry of teaching, prayer, and proclamation of the Word we offer.

Ask the Lord if this is the way He is calling you to grow, to take the next step.

Scott Wright will be at our Parish on July 13-14 to discuss with you the opportunities of Catholic Biblical School.  Please be sure to stop by and speak with him!  Click on the link below for the CBSM Brochure.

CBSM Brochure2019-2020

Misson Homily, July 14 2019

Crosiers share in the conventual form of religious life, similar to the Dominicans. Living together for God alone, we are vowed men who seek to combine contemplative routines with a shared apostolic life. The Crosier charism centers on our commitment to live and work in community, to celebrate the prayer of the Church (both through Eucharist and the liturgy of the hours), and to serve the people of God in light of the Cross of Christ as a sign of hope and glory.

 

Community

Following the Rule of St. Augustine, our Crosier life is based on community, promoting the common good while respecting each confrere.

Prayer

As Crosiers, we find prayer to be an essential source of our life and ministry.

We gather five times a day to pray as a community, living out our Crosier charism to foster the liturgy of the Church: both Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours.

Service

Our lives are spent in service. We follow Jesus by serving men and women through various ministries, and in our most immediate apostolate—our common life—we are called to assist our confreres in charity and unity, by our prayer and our daily activities. Apostolic service is integral to our Crosier life.

Spirituality of the Cross

An essential element of our charism is expressed in our name, the Order of the Holy Cross. Our spirituality of the cross is rooted in the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus (the Paschal Mystery). We recognize that there is much suffering and pain in the world, but we also believe the resurrection of Jesus guarantees that in our suffering and pain there is hope and healing. Because of this, we emphasize the glorious, or triumphant, cross.

 

To learn more about the Crosier’s please visit www.crosier.org.

 

Parish News & Events

Please welcome Fr. Ernie Martello from the Crosier Missions . We will be taking up a second collection for their mission.  Envelopes are in the pews.   Please give him a warm Sacred Heart welcome.

 

 

 

Altar Rosary Society – We will be accepting good clean items for our Rummage Sale, which will be held August 1-3.  You can bring your items and place them in the Church basement July 27-July 31.  If you have any questions call Jan Wilson 517-306-0684.

Altar Linen Schedule:  I will be updating the Altar Linen Schedule  in  September 2019. If you would like to volunteer  or be removed from the schedule, please let me know by August 24th.  We do not do the Altar linens just the linens Father uses during the Mass.  Thanks to everyone who volunteers.  You All are Greatly Appreciated . God Bless.  JANICE WILSON – 517-306-0684

We are also still 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.

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

The 13th Annual St. Mary on the Lake Fish Fry

Friday, August 30, 2019

5:00-7:00 pm

To the many avid fishermen in the area!  We would appreciate any fish you can donate.  Please bring them to the church during regular office hours Tues-Friday 7:30 am-4:00 pm or call Nancy Nichols at 517-403-2078 for after hours.  Please have the fish fileted and labeled as to kind and quantity.  We will freeze them so that we have a good amount for the August 30th fish fry. Thank you for helping St. Mary on the Lake.

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER 26-27

Live Free! Unbound Ministry

Does your Faith = Freedom? Jesus came to set you free from everything that holds you back from living the life God always intended for you.  Attend the Live Free! Conference on OCTOBER 26/27, 2019 at St. Mary’s in Williamston, MI (near Lansing) and let the Lord speak to your heart about the chains, small or large, that hinder and hurt you. 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.

 

 

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

 

SAVE THE DATE

**October 12**

HOPE RESTORES – Catholic Women’s Conference

 Deanna McCrate, Regional Core Captain for the Diocese of Lansing, is in need of someone to serve as Sacred Heart Parish Captain.  It’s a very simple, but very rewarding undertaking. The task simply requires promoting the Catholic women’s conference with in our parish.  You will receive a packet with posters and Parish Captains information to pass along to the ladies of our parish.  She is more than willing to meet with you or speak with you over the phone if you have questions.

The main goal is to make sure every that all women/ or young ladies in our diocese is made aware of the opportunity to attend the catholic women’s conference (CWC).

The CWC invites women throughout Michigan to refuel, reconnect, rejoice and restore their hope in the Lords grace to make them strong firm and steadfast. This year’s conference is called Hope Restores.  Women, especially in this time and age, trying to raise good and holy families need to open their hearts to our healing Lord so that he can Strengthen their reserve to in times of despair in their personal lives and in these sad times within mother church.

If you are interested, you may contact Deanna directly at 810-287-7272 or email to CaptainofCaptainsCWC@gmail.com OR you can call the parish office and we will relay the info to Deanna.

 

Year of Prayer: Forming Missionary Disciples UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES “…to help us grow as an intentional community…

 

JULY 22-25 (Monday-Thursday EVENINGS 6-9 pm)

ENCOUNTER SCHOOL of MINISTRY SUMMER INTENSIVE

St. Patrick’s, Brighton.  Presenters include Fr. Mathias Thelen (Pastor St. Patrick’s) and Dr. Mary Healy (Sacred Heart Major Seminary).  The course will provide a survey of the content offered in the Encounter School of Ministry. Topics covered: Identity & Transformation, Power & Healing, Hearing God & the Prophetic Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Inner Healing.  For more information or to register go to

encounterministries.us/summer-intensive

 

 

 

“Help me to deepen my commitment…

SAVE the DATES:  beginning SEPTEMBER 12 through October 17 THURSDAY EVENING (6:30-8:30 pm) Unbound Study Group at St. Anthony’s, Hillsdale.  Learn more about the Unbound Ministry Model. The study will feature real live speakers from Live Free Unbound Ministry (Michigan). Contact Nancy DeBacker at nancy4unbound@gmail.com or 517-262-4528 for details.

 

 

MADE FOR MORE

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

7-9:30pm

St. Patrick’s Brighton

Christopher West (well-known Catholic speaker on Theology of the Body) and Mike Mangione. More information at corproject.com/brighton

 

Fr. Todd Bulletin, July 7, 2019

Dear Sacred Heart Family,

I want to continue the theme on ways to grow in your faith by having a parishioner, Ron Stacey, share his testimony.

Hello faith family. My name is Ron Stacey. If you already knew that, it is because of the Holy Spirit driving me toward active participation in our beautiful faith. Because of your support I recently graduated from the Siena Heights Theological Studies Program (TSP). This program is sponsored by our own Lansing Diocese. This has been an exciting journey and Father has asked me to share some of it with you.

Around 2011 or so I was lost. I felt a deep loneliness. I was a single father with little to no local friends. I felt like I needed to strengthen my faith. I was lukewarm, at best. Service was the only way I knew to connect. So, being new to the area I asked Father if there was anything at the rectory that needed fixed. This was a great place to start and boy did I get a list. This list took me over a year to complete. During that time, I got to spend a lot of time with an exceptional and fluffy source of knowledge in faith. Father was eager to answer my questions. My faith grew with every question that was answered. I wanted to know more and serve more. The fire was growing.

Throughout that year I researched different things I could do with, and for the Church. Everything I felt called to do requires a deep understanding of our faith. We have 5000 years of history with 2000 years of tradition. This is going to take more than a couple nights a week working on a kitchen with a priest. This was terrifying. I went to trade school with a couple of college classes over 15 years ago. I am a journeyman shop rat that plays at being an engineer. I was not a good student let alone a theologian. This was way beyond my capabilities. I would just embarrass myself. Or so I thought.

I kept all of this to myself and didn’t let on that I was looking into anything. Until one day, I was approached by my fiancée (now wife) and Father telling me that they have felt a push for me to serve in a greater way. Would I be open to it? It was then, I shared all of the research I had done. This could only be the Holy Spirit.

I started the TSP program late in 2013. Since that time, you have opened your hearts to me in ways I cannot express. The love and peace I feel today is what I was looking for so long ago. This is only done from service to my faith. Active participation in my salvation story. Over the last few years the small spark that started on the floor of the rectory has been stoked by the hands of Jesus. One class at a time I met like minded men and women from all over the diocese. I now have lifelong friends working in many parishes in all sorts of capacities. Knowing that I am not alone in faith, I now have the courage to share it with anyone who will listen.

A good friend of mine recently said “you will know that the Holy Spirit is working in you when you are doing something you never thought you would be doing.” I am no longer the lost, lonely soul I once was. I am a student of Christ. I really do not know what my future is in the Church. I do know, that whatever it is, I will do it with joy and peace in my heart. This is entirely because my faith journey began with service.

I urge each of you to look in your heart and take Fathers call to “deepen your faith” very seriously. The TSP program is a wonderful way to do so. We also have Bible Study, Café, Light House Media, Formed and a new faith study that will be beginning soon. Know that you are not alone. We have a rich and beautiful faith.  We need to really get to know it. When we serve God, we get to know God. When we serve his people, we get to know his people.

 

Thank you, Ron for sharing your story.  May it help all of us take that next step in our own walk of faith.

God Bless!