Confirmation Introduction Meeting


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

Fr. Todd Bulletin, August 22, 2022

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary on the Lake,

On August 13th the Diocese held their annual vocations night at the Lansing Lugnuts minor league baseball stadium.  (If you are curious, the Lansing Lugnuts beat the Dayton Dragons 7-6)!  All the seminarians were there along with many of the priests and sisters.  It was very encouraging and uplifting evening.  On behalf of all those discerning a call to religious life, I want to say thank you for your prayers and encouragement.  They mean more than you could know.

Whenever we speak about vocations, the attention tends to shift to religious callings.  What I was most moved by that night, though, was the other great vocation of marriage.  Before the game, all the seminarians gathered with their families for a dinner.  The hall was filled with the noise of chatter, laughter, and the noise of kids running all over the place.  Families are the foundation for every vocation.  Families rooted in Christ’s love bear abundant fruit, and that was what was evident that night.

Whenever you hear the vocation story of someone who is entering religious life, you are often given a picture of their home life.  Not stories that were perfect, but ones where families strove amidst all the busyness and demands of our modern world to make Christ the center.  I know this consists of parents striving and at times failing in their endeavors, but it is so important for those growing up to see their parents making that effort.

Indeed, I know parents can wonder if what they are doing is going to have any effect.  Is the chaotic prayer time filled with kids who are not paying any attention doing any good?  Does fighting for and finding the Mass while on vacation in a place that isn’t home worth it?  Does being willing to stand out in the world and sometimes even among our friends and family for our faith matter?  Can all these things, done imperfectly, be used by God?

The answer is an emphatic Yes!  A yes witnessed at that Lugnuts game, in all these men and women answering a call from God because they saw what their parents did in and for their families.  For when He called, they had already been shown the way.  Let us pray for, support, and encourage our families, which are the seedbed for all vocations.

God Bless,

Fr. Todd


Principal Anne Atkin Bulletin, August 22, 2022

Information Night

We are so excited about the 2021-2022 school year! The families that are a part of our school are wonderful and we have missed spending time together, building our community of support. The teachers and staff at Sacred Heart are looking forward to all of the fun activities, volunteering, supporting our church and creating a strong sense of community.

Tuesday, August 24

5:45pm ~ Mass (Adoration/Confession begins at 4:45).

6:15pm ~ Stay at the church for Beginning of the School Year Talk by Principal Anne Atkin

6:30pm ~ Walk to the school for Hot Dogs and Chips cooked by the Knights of Columbus

Visit your classroom and get important information from your teacher about the school year.

Drop off school supplies


We will be asking these questions at Information Night:

  • How will you know if this year is going well?
  • What is the most important part of your child’s education?
  • What gifts are you willing to share with Sacred Heart School?


Your input helps us to improve and make good decisions concerning all aspects of Sacred heart School as we grow. Thank you so much for taking the time to reflect on these questions. We can’t wait to see you all on Tuesday, August 24th.


Have a blessed weekend!

Anne Atkin, Principal


Called to serve


August 21-22

4:30 PM

Lector:                      Judy Schutte

Eucharist Min:        Deacon John

8:00 AM

Lector:                      Angie Monahan

Eucharist Min:        Deacon John

11:00 AM

Lector:                      Cathy Sliker

Eucharist Min:        Deacon John



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: Emily, Alex & Annabelle Czeisperger



Click here to see the complete schedule……  serversched Aug-Nov21

Catholic Biblical School

Continue the Bishop’s Year of the Bible with a September to May Catholic Biblical School Class in Adrian (Old Testament Prophets) or Jackson (Gospels, Acts, and Paul)

Called to Return to Love: The Old Testament Prophets meets Tuesdays 7-9 pm at Holy Family in Adrian and is taught by Cathryn Torgerson, MA.

Encountering Jesus and Joining His Mission: The Gospels, Acts, and Paul meets Mondays 7-9 pm at Queen of the Miraculous Medal in Jackson and is taught by Steve Rouhana, MA.

 Through donations, classes are accessible to all with 100% of requests for financial aid granted. Register at Contact or call/text 586-438-3085.


Mass Intentions August 21-29

Saturday, August 21

4:30pm ~ Mary Smith by Mel

Sunday, August 22

8:00am ~ Mike Sanborn ~ 2nd Anniversary by Tony & Linda Marry

11:00am ~ Carol Foreman ~ 3rd Anniversary by Tim & Laura Stanley

Monday, August 23

8:00am ~ Arthur Bramer ~37th Anniversary by Chres Reuter Family

Tuesday, August 24

4:45pm ~ Confession & Adoration

5:45pm ~ People of the Parish

Wednesday, August 25

8:00am Allen John Marry by Aunt Bobbye & Aunt Mel

Thursday, August 26

8:00am ~ Shirley Norell ~ 90th Birthday by Dan & Ann Emrick

Friday, August 27

8:00am ~ Pat Reuter ~ 17th Anniversary by Chres Reuter Family

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


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


Knights of Columbus News

Once again it was a very difficult choice for the K of C Scholarship.  So many talented young men and women applied.  It was a very close race.

The winner of this years K of C scholarship is Alex Darnell

Sincerely, Ron Stacey

Grand Knight Council 3221



I wanted to give everyone an update on how Kimberly is doing.  If you haven’t heard, Kimberly has been at Henry Ford Hospital in Jackson for the past 2 weeks.  Initially, I took her into ER for severe exhaustion and dehydration.  She tested positive for COVID and spent 4 days receiving all the COVID treatments of anti-virus meds, oxygen, and steroids. I brought Kimberly home a week ago Sunday, but she was back in ER via ambulance less than 48 hours later with low oxygen levels and difficulty breathing.  She has been in the hospital since then fighting pneumonia.  It has been an up and down struggle, but in the last 24 hours Kimberly appears to doing a little better.  Because of the COVID protocols, I have not been able to see or visit her.  Kimberly has called me a few times, sounding weak but upbeat.  As of yesterday (Monday, Aug 16), the doctors have hope she could come home later this week depending on her need for supplemental oxygen to breath.

As for me, I’m doing OK.  I experienced some minor COVID symptoms the first week and am feeling fine now.   I’ve been spending a lot of time at our kid’s house in Onsted helping them get moved in.  It has been a blessing that they live so close and are taking good care of me.  It has also been very comforting to receive your cards, texts, and prayers over the past 2 weeks.  Feeling the love and support of our parish families has been wonderful and helps to make this a little more bearable for both of us.  We look forward to getting back in the groove someday soon and seeing everyone again.

May you have a Blessed week. 
Deacon John