Michigan Catholic Women’s Conference

“GOD’S LOVE HAS BEEN POURED INTO OUR HEARTS THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN US.” – ROMANS 5:5

“Outpouring:  God’s Love – Our Heart”

Ladies you are all cordially invited and welcomed to attend: First Annual Michigan Catholic Women’s Conference – Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan. 

Join women from across the State of Michigan on this special day.  We hope that you will set aside this day and join together with your sisters, daughters and friends to experience the love that Christ brings to us as we journey through this life.  Speakers include:  Sheri Wolfert, Kelly Wahlquist, Father Adam Maher and Father Joe Krupp with Bishop Boyea from Lansing and Bishop Gruss from Saginaw joining us to preside at Mass.

The day will include lunch, shopping, music, prayer ministry, Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Early Bird Registration (thru September 7) is $50.  Regular Registration is $65.

For more information and to register for this conference, please visit www.MichiganCWC.org

 

Registration NOW OPEN!

Fr. Todd Bulletin, September 26, 2021

Dear St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart,

What a blessed time of year it is.  I feel like my last weekend was a picture-perfect slice of Fall in just a few days-

*  Friday night football game at Hudson (which Hudson won)

*  Deer hunting on Saturday for Early Doe (successful)

*  Mass followed by two baptisms on Sunday (the baptism party out to the Brasher farm included a spin on their bulldozer)

*  Chicken butchering at home on Monday for the day off (which included instructing an inquisitive nephew on how to peel a chicken gizzard!).

This is all to say how blessed I feel to be assigned to our two parishes!  I hope your Fall has been off to an equally good start.

This coming week is our annual priest convocation (Sept 27th– 30th).  It was canceled last year due to the pandemic so it will be especially good to be together again with all of the priests in our Diocese.  There are some priests I only see once or twice a year so these are great days for being able to catch up again.  Because Fr. Ginu and I will both be attending it we will not have Daily Masses those four days.

The major theme of the convocation this year will be the ongoing Realigning Resources for Mission process.  Being a part of individual parishes, it can be easy to forget that we don’t exist as an island.  We are all a part of a local Church that is bigger than our individual communities.  We all are meant to share in that larger vision of serving Christ in the world.  I am excited to get all of us together for a few days to talk and pray about that overall vision and mission of our parishes together.  That overall Vision for a parish in the Diocese of Lansing is as follows: “A healthy parish in the Diocese of Lansing is led by a priest striving for health and holiness, equips and empowers parish staff, makes and forms missionary disciples, and seeks the lost and serves the poor.”  Please pray for our all of us and we will be praying for you.

We will be back on Friday for the 9am School Mass October 1st.  That same day we will have our annual pet blessing at 2:00 in Sacred Heart’s Church parking lot in honor of St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day on the 4th.  It is always a treat to see the wide variety of animals that make an appearance that afternoon!

October 3rd is Sacred Heart’s Roast Beef dinner also back again after a pandemic hiatus.  It will be take-out only this year but delicious as always.

God Bless!  Fr. Todd

 

Principal Anne Atkin Bulletin, September 26, 2021

5 Things to Tell Your Catholic Child Every Day

We have been talking about how to love God during morning prayer this week. I found this great article that gives us words to use at home to help our children love and be loved by God.

It really can be the littlest of things that make a difference in raising our young ones in the faith at home. Here are a few simple phrases you can say to your child (or children) to make God present to them every day.

  1. Jesus loves you. What a beautiful truth! Jesus loves you – always and no matter what. He will never stop loving you, and His love brought you into existence! You think mom and dad love you a lot? (We do!) But guess what? God loves you even more.
  2. …and He rejoices being with you. Not only does Jesus love you, He wants to be with you all the time. His love isn’t distant; it’s right here, all around you. He wants to spend time with you – in prayer, in work, and in play – because He loves your company and because you are so special to Him.
  3. God has big plans for you! His plans for you are huge…He wants you to be a saint! He wants you to be “Saint _______”, and live as one of his closest friends and followers – a disciple – here on earth, and then spend forever in heaven with Him someday.
  4. Your guardian angel is always with you. God gave you a special companion: your guardian angel. And your angel is always with you – to help protect you and watch over you when you are scared or sad, or to join in your happiness and in your prayer time.
  5. Thank you, God! (This one is not said to your child, but with your child every day to cultivate a spirit of awe and thankfulness for God’s creation and His many gifts and blessings.) After a fun playdate, we say – “Thank you, God, for such a fun time with friends!” Before a meal – “Thank you, Jesus, for this food to nourish our bodies.” When your child notices and makes a point to talk about a beautiful flower – “Thank you, God, for making flowers for us to enjoy!” In prayer – “Thank you, Jesus, for our family [mentioning parents, siblings, grandparents, etc.].”

 The entire article is available at http://katiewarner.com/spiritual-leadership/5-things-to-tell-your-catholic-child-every-day.html

 

Blessings,

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.

 

Bible Study

Bible Study with Fr. Todd  will be will held at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall on October 6 & October 20.

 

The Young Adult Bible Study for September 30 & October 7 have been cancelled.  We will resume October 14

 

 

 

Called to Serve

ASSISTING WITH THE LITURGY

September 25-26

4:30 PM

Lector:                      Kristie Saunders

Eucharist Min:        Jan Fisher

Servers:                   Ryden Luma

8:00 AM

Lector:                      Cathy Schoonover

Eucharist Min:        Jim Friedrich

Servers:                   Volunteer Needed

11:00 AM

Lector:                      Ron Stacey

Eucharist Min:        Dee Bellman

Servers:                   Jack Oram & Ethan Gillette

 

October 2-3

4:30 PM

Lector:                      Judy Schutte

Eucharist Min:        Deacon John

Servers:                   Volunteer Needed

8:00 AM

Lector: Angie Monahan

Eucharist Min: Deacon John

Servers: Volunteer Needed

11:00 AM

Lector: Marta Gilson

Eucharist Min: Deacon John

Servers: Adam & Casie Parker

 

Mass Intentions September 25-October 3

Saturday, September 25

4:30pm ~ Lonnie Monahan by Children

Sunday, September 26

8:00am ~ Robert & Mary Barrett by Chan & Bernie

11:00am ~ Pauline Garr ~ 1st Anniversary by Family

Monday, September 27

8:00am ~ No Mass

Tuesday, September 28

4:45pm ~ Adoration

5:45pm ~ No Mass

Wednesday, September 29

8:00am ~ No Mass

Thursday, September 30

8:00am ~ No Mass

Friday, October 1

9:00am ~ Phyllis Monahan

Saturday, October 2

4:30pm ~ 12 Children of James & Mary Brogan

Sunday, October 3

8:00am ~ Coddie Patton ~ 4th Anniversary by Jim & Linda Patton

11:00am ~ People of the Parish

 

RCIA Snacks Needed

The RCIA Process is the responsibility of the whole parish. The RCIA Team needs your help in making them feel welcome by providing snacks for our Tuesday evening sessions.  You will need to bring the snacks between 6:30pm and 7:15pm.  Snacks are need for approximately 10 people. If you have any questions, please call Linda Higgins at 517-286-6426.

 

St. Francis Retreat Center Upcoming Events

The Life of St. Therese of Lisieux
Monday, October 18th, 9:30am – 3:00pm
St. Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt
Presented by Tony Sperendi, this retreat will give a brief introduction to the life of St. Therese of Lisieux, the miracles that followed her death, and what others have said of her. Then, we will delve more deeply into her spiritual life that can greatly help us in our pilgrimage to heaven. The day will include morning snacks and coffee, prayer and meditation, Mass, lunch and talks where everyone can participate. Cost is $70/person, or $65 for those over the age of 60. Register online at www.stfrancis.ws or call St. Francis at 517-669-8321.
 
Continuing the Journey – Bringing light out of darkness
Saturday October 30, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
St. Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt
Are you yearning to hear more from God and bring something positive and lasting out of the pandemic? God is always seeking to bring good out of our challenges and works together with us to accomplish this. Join us to experience new ways of praying, using Scripture, music and movement, that will open our minds and hearts to encounter God. Together, we will each reflect on what we have learned during the pandemic, ask God to lead us, and discern our next steps. Cost is $55 and includes lunch.  Register online at www.stfrancis.ws or call St. Francis at 517-669-8321. For further information about Prayer in Motion retreats, visit  https://www.prayer-in-motion.com/