Fr. Todd Bulletin, August 8, 2021

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary on the Lake,

This Wednesday, August 11th, we will have our Youth Vocations Night from 6-9pm at St. Mary on the Lake. Join us for an inspirational night of vocations as we hear from Carter and Elyse Courtney, several Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor, and myself and the Seminarians about their vocations of marriage, religious life, and the priesthood. Learn how to hear God’s voice in your life and discern your calling by listening to their experiences! We will begin the night with Mass, followed by a Taco Bar in the parish hall before we listen to our speakers, ending with a Q&A with our guests and a fun group activity.

This is Seamus Kettner’s final weekend with us.  What a blessing and he has certainly jumped into his internship experience from day one—joining us for school functions, sick calls, weddings, funerals, baptisms and plenty of Euchre and Cribbage.  He led us on a four-week Bible Study of Tobit and a 33-day Marian consecration.

There are several next steps for Seamus in the next two years.  The first will be receiving the ministry of Acolyte this coming fall.  “The acolyte is instituted for service at the altar and to assist the Priest and Deacon. It is his place principally to prepare the altar and the sacred vessels and, if necessary, to distribute the Eucharist to the faithful as an extraordinary minister.”  This will take place at a special Mass at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.  If it is open to the public, I will let you know for anyone who would like to be there for it.

The next step will be ordination to the Diaconate which will take place this coming June. At this point, Seamus makes the commitments and promises that will define his life: a life of prayer, celibacy, simplicity, and obedience.  As a deacon, he will be assigned to serve in a parish in the Diocese over the remainder of the summer and the coming school year.  It is a great joy that during your last year in seminary you are able to spend all of the weekends serving and ministering in a parish.  As a deacon he is able to read the Gospel, preach at Mass, celebrate baptisms, and witness marriages.

After that last year of seminary, he will be ordained a priest and be assigned as an associate pastor to one of our parishes.  Typically, as an associate you will receive two assignments to give you two different pastor and parish experiences before becoming pastor for the first time.  We have been blessed to be a part of Seamus’ training and experience over these past months.  I am so grateful for your warm welcome—all of the things he has been able to take part in will become a valuable part of his discernment and future ministry.   Thank you to Seamus!  Know that our prayers go with you.

Our other seminarian, Josh Bauer, will be with us for a couple more weeks before he returns to his senior year at St. John Vianney College Seminary in MN.  He has also been a great blessing and has helped on a number of projects.  He was part of the cemetery crew mowing and weed whipping to keep Calvary beautiful.  In the rectory he has helped with sanding and refinishing a downstairs hallway and oak stairs.  It is the original hardwood that had been carpeted, so we had to remove old nails, staples, remnants of carpet glue, and varnish—it is great to see it come alive again.  The rectory also has a back screened in porch that has gotten some new paint and ceiling tiles.  With all of these projects I need to particularly thank Steve Kope who has lent us his time, expertise, and tools in making it possible.


God Bless,

Fr. Todd


Principal Anne Atkin, August 8, 2021

What can parents do to make the most of August and get their children ready for the school year?

  • Play together and laugh together.
  • Turn off the news.
  • Eat local produce, eggs and meat.
  • Start to think about bedtime routines.
  • Read together for 20 minutes every day.
  • Buy your school supplies and let your child pick the color- theme.
  • Remind them how special they are and how much God loves them as often as you can.
  • Work on deep breathing (4 seconds in through your nose, 6 seconds out through your nose).

It is August and time to get ready for another great year at Sacred Heart School. We will begin the 2021-2022 school year with many new families in PK through 6th grade so we have added a few events to our August schedule so that our new students and parents have a chance to get comfortable before the first day of school.

Thursday, August 19th– Back to School BBQ and Potluck – This is just a fun night to share food, tour the school, ask questions of the teachers and staff and see our friends.

Tuesday, August 24th– Information night – We will begin at the Church with 5:45 Mass, followed by information and guidance about the 2021-2022 school year. Then families should come over to the school to visit classrooms, hear from their teacher and have some hot dogs and chips in the Grey Room.

Sunday, August 29th– Back to School Breakfast and Mass – We will meet at the 11:00 am Mass and then meet for breakfast in the Church Hall to kick off the new school year.

Monday, August 30th – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL


God Bless,

Anne Atkin, principal


Students are balanced: confident of mind, academics and Catholic Faith.

Serving the Community. Teaching our students to live and model the Catholic faith. Reflecting the unconditional love of Jesus.

Remaining structured with the purpose of graduating students who are prepared to persevere.


Mass Intentions August 7-15

Saturday, August 7

4:30pm ~ Floyd Braun ~ 13th Anniversary by Carolyn

Sunday, August 8

8:00am ~ Grandma Dorothy & Aunt Jo by Dan & Ann Emrick

11:00am ~ Dorothy Meredith by Matt & Angie Monahan

Monday, August 9

8:00am ~ NO MASS

Tuesday, August 10

4:45pm ~ Confession & Adoration

5:45pm ~ Deceased Members of the Marge Kelsch Harris Family

Wednesday, August 11

8:00am ~ Deceased Members of the Marge Kelsch Harris Family

Thursday, August 12

8:00am ~ Beth Beal ~ 4th Anniversary by Family

Friday, August 13

8:00am ~ The Intentions we hold in our hearts

Saturday, August 14

4:30pm ~ Raymond Oates ~ 4th Anniversary by Katie

Sunday, August 15

8:00am ~ Elizabeth Marry by Tony Marry & Betty Camp

11:00am ~ Beth Beal by Bill


August is the month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, full of goodness, show your love towards us. Let the flame of your heart, O Mary, descend on all people.  We love you immensely.  Impress true love in our hearts so that we have a continuous desire for you. O Mary, gentle and humble of heart, remember us when we are in sin.  You know that all men sin. Give us, by means of your Immaculate Heart, spiritual health.  Let us always see the goodness of your motherly heart and may we be converted by means of the flame of your heart.


The Immaculate Heart of Mary


Catholic Mens Golf


We have extended the dates through August 26th, for Catholic Men’s Golf.  Now on Thursday evenings, at Mill Race Golf Course. It is not a league; it’s just for fun and fellowship with other Catholic men. We will email you the available tee times each week, with a link to the sign-up website. Just let us know if you can make it that week, by clicking on the tee time that works for you, then click the “submit” button. Also invite your Catholic friends to get on the email list.

 Call Tom Veitch at 720-244-4984, or send your email address and phone number to


For Struggling Marriages

A Catholic ministry to help couples reconnect by taking them through the four stages of marriage: romance, disillusionment,
misery and re-awakening (forgiveness and trust). Retrouvaille is a series of retreats, usually presented by three team couples and a
priest. The next retreat in Michigan is scheduled in the metro Detroit area on the weekend of August 20-22. For more information
or other retreat dates, contact:, or call 1-800-470-2230.