Parish News & Upcoming Events

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.

 

ATTENTION Graduating Seniors:

  • Graduation Mass will be Sunday, June 2. If you would like to participate, please call the office ASAP.  There is some information we need to get from you.

  • K of C Scholarship applications are available in the Parish Office. Deadline to apply is May 20, 2019.

  • The K of C will be hosting a breakfast in your honor between Masses on Sunday, June 2. All members of the parish are invited to honor our Graduates.

 

 

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 contact 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

Monday, May 27 ~ Memorial Day Mass at Calvary Cemetery, 8:00am

Sunday, June 2 ~ Graduation Mass ~ 11:00am Mass

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 ~ May 29th ~ June 12th ~ June 26th

 

 

 

Raffle Tickets for the Food Fair & Raffle have been sent out!  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

Millennial Church Conference –  Wednesday, May 22, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. St. Agnes Parish, Fowlerville. Understand, Empower, Connect . Featuring Pete Burak, Sarah Kaczmarek & Emily & Pete Burds. Register online at https://millennialchurch2019.eventbrite.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.

 

Fr. Todd Bulletin, May 26 2019

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s,

Our intern, Dan Lacroix, has been formally accepted as a seminarian for the Diocese of Lansing.  He will be attending Sacred Heart Seminary this coming fall. Since he is entering seminary with a college degree his seminary track will take six years – two years of Pre-Theology and then four years of Theology.  We will keep him and his discernment in our prayers.  This past weekend he visited the farm and returned largely unscathed!

Welcome back to all of our Summer parishioners at St. Mary on the Lake!  Memorial Day weekend we begin our summer schedule at the Lake with the addition of a Saturday evening Mass at 6pm.  This continues through Labor weekend.

On Memorial Day, weather permitting, we will have Mass at Calvary Cemetery in Hudson at 8am  (5560 Meridian Road Hudson, Michigan).  Please bring lawn chairs or a blanket for sitting on the grass.  If it is raining that morning, we will have Mass at       Sacred Heart Church.

On this Memorial Day weekend, I think particularly of friends who have lost siblings, for whom this weekend carries a particular weight.  Let us pray this prayer for all who have given their lives in the defense of our country and their families who remain.

 

Gracious God, on this Memorial Day weekend,

we remember and give thanks

for those who have given their lives

in the service of our country.

When the need was greatest,

they stepped forward and did their duty

to defend the freedoms that we enjoy,

and to win the same for others.

 

O God, you yourself have taught us

that no love is greater than that

which gives itself for another.

These honored dead gave the most precious gift they had,

life itself, for loved ones and neighbors,

for comrades and country – and for us.

 

Help us to honor their memory

by caring for the family members

they have left behind,

by ensuring that their wounded comrades

are properly cared for,

by being watchful caretakers of the freedoms

for which they gave their lives,

and by demanding that no other young men and women

follow them to a soldier’s grave

unless the reason is worthy and the cause is just.

 

Holy One, help us to remember that freedom is not free.

There are times when its cost is, indeed, dear.

Never let us forget those who paid so terrible a price

to ensure that freedom would be our legacy.

 

Though their names may fade with the passing of generations,

may we never forget what they have done.

Help us to be worthy of their sacrifice,

 

O God, help us to be worthy.

 

– J. Veltri, S.J.

 

God Bless,

Fr. Todd

 

Principal Anne Atkin Bulletin, May 26 2019

Dear Sacred Heart Families,

Our students pray every day for our veterans. It is always an intention offered by our students during morning prayer. They seem to truly understand the great sacrifices that have been made by our brave men and women throughout our history. We have talked this week about the importance of Memorial Day to our country. I wanted to share some of what we talked about with you.

National Moment of Remembrance-established by Congress in 2000, asks Americans, wherever they are at 3:00pm local time on Memorial Day, to pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute.

  • Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember all of the men and women who died fighting for our country. These men and women dedicated their lives so we can be a free nation.
  • Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May.
  • The original name was Decoration Day because family members of fallen soldiers decorated their graves with flowers.
  • Decoration Day originally only honored the soldiers who died in the Civil War. After World War I, it was changed to all soldiers who lost their lives in war.
  • In 1950 Decoration Day was changed to Memorial Day.
  • President Nixon declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.
  • The official flower of Memorial Day is Red Poppies.

People celebrate Memorial Day by placing flowers on soldier’s graves, flying the flag at half- staff, attending parades and remembering soldiers who lost their lives.

God Bless,

Anne Atkin, Principal

References: kidsplay and create, retrieved on May 22, 2019. Memorial Day Facts For Kids.

 

Deacon Corner, May 26 2019

As Americans, we are blessed by God with freedoms to do or say almost anything we want, with more food than one nation can possibly consume, more resources than we can possibly use, and the protection of the mightiest military ever assembled.  As Christians, we strive to be more than the material world.  By virtue of our human reason and free will, we are unique among all other created things.  We can freely choose to accept or reject God’s graces. Turning away from God is not true freedom.  It is an abuse of our freedom that enslaves us into a culture of apathy and violence which threatens human life and dignity.  The Church teaches to understand freedom we must consider the nature and purpose of our humanity – that each of us are made in the image and likeness of God.

St. Pope John Paul II said freedom destroys itself when it is not based on objective truth.  By virtue of our ability to reason and our free will, we are compelled to seek the truth. Our Creator instilled this divine drive within us so we would seek Him, for God is the truth.  Once we find the truth, we are obligated to live it to the best of our ability.  Those obligations include sacrificing our blessings to ensure everyone can enjoy the “certain unalienable Rights” that we believe in.  We cannot satisfy this obligation knowing there is coercion in our society.  After all, how can we thank God for our blessings but ignore the suffering and death of people at the hands of ruthless oppressors, natural disasters, and in famine stricken regions of the world?

As Americans we have the moral responsibility to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves when these privileges are threatened or violated.  This Memorial Day we honor our fallen brothers and sisters who gave their life so others may choose freedom and seek the truth.  The “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.”  May we pray for those who sacrificed their lives for a purpose they believed was greater than themselves.  May perpetual light shine upon them, and may they rest in peace.

Deacon John

 

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.

 

 

Memorial Day Mass

On Memorial Day, weather permitting, we will have Mass at Calvary Cemetery in Hudson at 8am  (5560 Meridian Road Hudson, Michigan).  Please bring lawn chairs or a blanket for sitting on the grass.  If it is raining that morning, we will have Mass at Sacred Heart Church.

 

Fr. Todd Bulletin, May 19 2019

Dear Sacred Heart Family,

Our family had a great surprise for Mother’s Day with one of my sisters announcing that she was expecting her second child.  The 10th grandchild will be joining the Koenigsknecht clan right around Thanksgiving of this year.  That kind of news trumps any other Mother’s Day present!

While I was home for my day off this past week I was able to see one of my favorite spring time events- the cows being let out on the pasture after the winter months of being confined to the yard.  They are a picture of joy that never gets old- running, bellowing, frisking and kicking their tails in the air.  It is a scene the prophet Malachi references for the joy that comes from following God and His ways, of the confidence found living under His protective care: Malachi 3:20 “But for you who fear my name, the sun of justice will arise with healing in its wings; and you will go out leaping like calves from the stall”.

The world of spring time in is meant to shout out a reminder of God’s presence and providence.  That just as the world and the universe in all its immensity is ordered so He can bring order to what can be at times a chaotic life.

Spring time, Eastertime is an invitation to lean into our Father’s loving care.  There is a beautiful old Hymn that captures this reality much better than I can: “I sing the mighty power of God” by Issac Watts.

 

I sing the mighty pow’r of God, that made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at His command, and all the stars obey.

I sing the goodness of the Lord, who filled the earth with food,
Who formed the creatures through the Word, and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye,
If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.

There’s not a plant or flow’r below, but makes Thy glories known,
And clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from Thy throne;
While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care;
And everywhere that we can be, Thou, God, art present there.

 

Of this song I think the verse that captures the greatest nugget of truth is the last line: “While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care; And everywhere that we can be, Thou, God, art present there.”  This Easter time be reassured of Jesus’ presence with you.  Be amazed at the world coming to life around us and simply ask Jesus to bring that new life into your own.

 

God Bless,

Fr. Todd