Hudson Free Store

The Hudson Free Store is looking for donations to fill Christmas Stockings for the children in our community.  Donations are accepted Mondays & Thursdays from   9am-noon.

 Christmas Stocking Giveaway will be Friday, December 17. 

 Thank you for your support of our community.

 

Altar Rosary Society

The next meeting for the Altar Rosary Society  will be held on Monday, December 6th at 1:30 in the church hall. This will be our Christmas gathering so please bring a dish to pass and a $5 gift exchange. Also, please bring a Christmas card to be addressed and mailed to the sick or shut in. All women of the parish are welcome to attend. See you then!

 

Married Couples Weekend

Married Couples Weekend

December 3-5, 2021

The weekend features inspiring presentations focused on maintaining and strengthening your marriage. Plus, a renewal of vows and blessing of wedding rings ceremony, Mass, fun social receptions, and down time for prayer with your spouse.

Registration fee is $325 per couple, which covers all lodging, meals, and retreat materials.   Click here for more information

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED THE WEEK OF 11/22/2021

Tammy will be out of the Parish Office the week of November 22, 2021. She will answer all emails when she returns on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
If you you have an emergency that requires the services of a priest, please call the Parish Emergency Number 517-258-0448.   You may also call the office at 517-448-3811 and leave a message for any Parish Staff Member.

Special Memo from Jenny Ingles, Director of Fertility and Life Ministries,

Diocese of Lansing Good Afternoon – we strongly encourage this memo from Jenny Ingles, Director of Fertility and Life Ministries be shared with your parishioners among all parish communication platforms. God bless! If Roe Does Go… Good Afternoon! Did you know that Roe could go? That’s right! On December 1st 2021, the US Supreme Court will be hearing a case (Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization). Now take a step back and think, seriously think of what is going to happen if Roe gets overturned. It’s monumental. Here is what you need to know about the Dobbs case: The central holding from Roe that there is a fundamental right to abortion in the US Constitution is being challenged and could be overturned. There is a VERY REAL possibility that Roe will be overturned. To understand how, please listen to this: https://www.firstthings.com/media/robert-george-on-overturning-roe If Roe is overturned then the State of Michigan 1931 law which bans abortion except in cases of the life of the mother will go into effect. Due to this very real possibility, legislation has been introduced in the State of Michigan that will make abortion a fundamental right in the State (HOUSE BILL NO. 5542) – This likely will not succeed but needs prayers. For more background info: www.prayfordobbs.com

What do we need to do?

  • Pray for the Dobbs Case this Thursday: https://www.prayfordobbs.com/
  • A Day of Prayer and Fasting on Dec 1st
    • Possible activities:
      • Adoration during the hearing
      • Communal Rosary
      • Divine Mercy Chaplet
      • Specific prayers for Peace and Healing
  • Keep an eye out! I will be sending more information out in January about how your parish can prepare if and when Roe does Go.

Keep up with our “If Roe Does Go” information and Resource Page: https://www.dioceseoflansing.org/Dobbs
You can begin doing your part right now by FORWARDING THIS INFORMATION TO YOUR FRIENDS!
Yours in Christ,
Jenny

https://www.dioceseoflansing.org/DobbsNovena

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Fr. Todd Bulletin, November 21, 2021

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary,

Many blessings to you all this Thanksgiving week!  Fr. Ginu will be visiting a friend for his first American Thanksgiving and will be gone Wed-Fri.  I will have the morning Masses at both parishes Thanksgiving Day and then will be with family through Saturday.  We will not have our morning Mass at Sacred Heart on Friday, November 26th.

Thanksgiving is a national holiday that flows from a central tenant of our Christian faith- our ability to give thanks is the marker of our spiritual health.  It marks our awareness of God’s providential presence and our ongoing trust.   Once at a school Mass I asked what it meant when we said we believe in Jesus.  One little girls answered by saying this: “To believe in Jesus means to believe He has done wonderful things and He will do wonderful things for me.”  Thanksgiving then roots us in that reality of Jesus having done and promising to continue to do wonderful things.

This is what allowed St. Paul to write these words from a prison cell: Philippians 4:4-7: “Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice!  Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near.  Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.  Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”  Even there Paul could rejoice because even there he was in the providential care of God.   May this Thanksgiving root all of us more fully in that reality.   I want to leave us with a few quotes from the saints who share their wisdom with us.

  • “In all created things discern the providence and wisdom of God, and in all things give Him thanks.” – St. Teresa of Avila
  • “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” – St. Ambrose
  • “Prayer is an aspiration of the heart.  It is a simple glance directed to Heaven. It is a cry of gratitude and love in the midst of trial as well as joy.” –St. Therese Lisieux
  • “O my God, let me remember with gratitude and confess to thee thy mercies toward me.” –St. Augustine of Hippo
  • “Remember the past with gratitude. Live the present with enthusiasm.  Look forward to the future with confidence.” –St. John Paul II
  • “The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for what He is sending us every day in His goodness.” – St. Gianna Beretta Molla
  • “Thank God ahead of time.”
  • “Gratitude is the first sign of a thinking, rational creature.” –Bl. Solanus Casey

God Bless!