Called to Serve

ASSISTING WITH THE LITURGY

August 28-29

4:30 PM

Lector:  Trish Weaver

Eucharist Min:  Bobbye Sanford

Servers: Ryden Luma

8:00 AM

Lector:  Connie Varney

Eucharist Min:  Tony Marry

Servers:  Tinkey Family

11:00 AM

Lector:   Bob Gilson

Eucharist Min:  Dee Bellman

Servers:  Annabelle Czeisperger & Dawson Kurtz

 

September 4-5

4:30 PM

Lector:  Kristie Saunders

Eucharist Min:  Kathy Timberman

Servers:   Volunteer

8:00 AM

Lector:  Cathy Schoonover

Eucharist Min:  Jim Friedrich

Servers:  Tinkey Family

11:00 AM

Lector:  Cathy Sliker

Eucharist Min:  Linda Higgins

Servers:  Alex Czeisperger & Grace Gillin

 

Click here for the full schedule through November   serversched Aug-Nov21

Mass Intentions August 28-September 5

Saturday, August 28

4:30pm ~ John Hartley ~ 3rd Anniversary by Cathy

Sunday, August 29

8:00am ~ Phil Fether ~ 2nd Anniversary by Joe & Pam Marry

11:00am ~ John Mullaly by Family

Monday, August 30

8:00am ~ People of the Parish

Tuesday, August 31

4:45pm ~ Confession & Adoration

5:45pm ~ Dan & Catherine Monahan by Marie Hartley

Wednesday, September 1

8:00am ~ Rosie Shaffer by Children

Thursday, September 2

8:00am ~ James Marry by Tony & Linda Marry

Friday, September 3

9:00am ~ Beth Beal by Bill

Saturday, September 4

4:30pm ~ Bette Baron ~ 3rd Anniversary by Kathy & John Baron

Sunday, September 5

8:00am ~ Joe & Marianne Martin by Chan & Bernadette Barrett

11:00am ~ Idris Roan by Family

 

 

Beginning Friday, September 3, our Friday Mass will be at 9:00am with the school children.

 

Religious Ed Update

CONFIRMATION: If you have a child that will be in 9th grade or older and ready for Confirmation, please attend the Intro Meeting on Sunday Sept 12 after the 11 am Mass. Mrs. Jen Loar will give a tentative year schedule for classes, community service, retreat and Confirmation date. If you have any questions, please call her at 517-673-1185 or email JenLoar@yahoo.com

 

RELIGIOUS ED:  Will begin Sunday, October 3.  Call the Parish Office if you have any questions.  Registration packets will be available soon.!

 

 

New Diocese of Lansing Chief of Staff Appointed

 

Bishop Earl Boyea has appointed a new Chief of Staff of the Diocese of Lansing. She is Lisa Kutas, pictured, who is presently the diocesan Director of Human Resources, a post she has occupied for the past decade. Lisa begins her new role in October. She’ll succeed Deb Amato who is stepping down after serving as the first-ever female Chief of Staff of any US diocese over the past four years.

“After much prayer and discernment, I agreed to accept the offer from Bishop Boyea to become the new Chief of Staff of the Diocese of Lansing and, indeed, I am honored that he would ask me,” said Lisa, August 24, “I trust in the Lord and his guidance through the Bishop. If this is what is next for me to serve His Church, then I will joyfully serve as Chief of Staff.”

The post of Chief of Staff involves coordinating the diocese’s internal operations and administrative affairs; implementing the Bishop’s vision and directives; and ensuring that the members of the chancery properly fulfill the office entrusted to them including serving the clergy, staff and lay faithful of the diocese’s 72 parishes, 34 schools, and 5 charitable agencies spread throughout a ten-county diocese.

Lisa Kutas is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. She is also currently pursuing a master’s degree in Theology. Prior to joining the Diocese of Lansing in 2011, Lisa was Director of Human Resources at Michigan Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. She has been married to Mike since 2002. They have two daughters, Elaine and Paige. The Kutas family are parishioners of Saint Mary in Charlotte.

“The post of Chief of Staff has to be occupied by somebody of great professional competence and, more importantly, somebody whose life is obviously motivated by a great love for Jesus Christ and his Holy Church,” said Bishop Boyea.

“That aptly describes Deb Amato who has given four years of unstinting service for which I am hugely grateful. It also aptly describes Lisa Kutas whom I am delighted has accepted my offer to become our new Chief of Staff. For that, Lisa has my gratitude and, of course, my prayers.”

Lisa will take over from Deb Amato on October 29, 2021. The two women are already working together to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities. Deb has served the Diocese of Lansing in various senior roles over the past 11 years including Chief of Staff since 2017. In family life, Deb has been married to Mark for over three decades. They have four children and 13 grandchildren who “keep them very busy”. Deb will continue to play a pivotal role in the Diocese of Lansing’s Realign Resources for Mission process which she helped to initiate back in 2019.

“I am so grateful to Bishop Boyea for his confidence in me and his trust over the past four years as Chief of Staff,” said Deb.

“He has supported my leadership and entertained my sometimes ‘crazy’ ideas directed towards the continued growth and flourishing in both the work of the chancery and the diocesan-wide work of ministry. I have been greatly blessed for having served alongside so many faithful and faith-filled people in this vineyard.”

 

RRM UPCOMING REGIONAL MEETINGS

When Bishop Boyea came to Lansing in 2008 there were 94 parishes in the Diocese. By 2021 that number has shrunk to 72. Many people do not attend Mass, populations have shifted, the overall population of our diocese is shrinking and many of our priests are reaching retirement age. For all these reasons and more, it was deemed necessary to be proactive and make sure our resources are deployed in such a way as to best minister to the faithful all across the ten counties of our Diocese. The RRM process is not meant to close churches. It is fostering a spirit of unity so we can all work together for the good of souls and the glory of God.

Please consider joining in the discussions about this important process at Lumen Christi next Sunday evening. Your feedback will be of great value to those who have undertaken this important task at the request of our Bishop.

Saint Anthony Catholic Church Parish Mission September 12-16, 2021

Fr. Bill Casey of the Fathers of Mercy will be preaching at St. Anthony’s (11 N. Broad St.) in Hillsdale September 12–16. If you would like to know more about your faith, this mission is for you. If you think you are in need of spiritual growth, this mission is for you. If you are a sinner or a saint or anywhere in between, this mission is for you. Fr. Casey will preach all weekend Masses on September 11 and 12 followed by the preaching schedule below. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience having served as the Superior General of the Congregation and a frequent speaker on EWTN.