Outside the Parish

Career Opportunities with the Catholic Foundation serving the Diocese of Lansing:   The Catholic Foundation is looking for experienced fund-raising professionals for two open positions within the organization.  One position is a Development Officer and the other is a Major Gifts Officer.  To learn more about these positions and to apply, please visit our website at www.dioceseoflansing.org/human-resources/careers


A.D.A.M. (Another Day, Another Memory) is our Grief and Loss Support program. Free support group meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6-7 pm at our Jackson office (3425 Francis Street). These meetings offer support for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one.  Information on groups for children and teens is available by calling Robin Weber, Clinical Director, at (517)782-2551, ext. 1118.  You don’t have to walk alone in your grief journey.  Watch for supportive information and updates on our A.D.A.M. Facebook group
Visit our website at www.CatholicCharitiesJLHC.org.
(517) 782-2551 – Jackson
(517) 263-2191 – Lenawee & Hillsdale


Prison Ministry

There is a need for volunteers in the Catholic Ministry at the Gus Harrison Prison.  This ministry is in serious need of new volunteers to assist with bible studies, communion services & prayer services.  Sessions are held on Tuesday, Thursday & Sundays of each week.  If you are interested contact:  Deacon Len Brown: 1-517-442-8971 or Holy Family Adrian: 1-517-263-4681.



2021 NUN RUN 
Saturday, November 20, 2021

Registration Link: https://2021nunrun.eventbee.com



Mindfulness is a practice in living honestly with oneself. Join the mindfulness community that meets monthly to deepen our understanding and commitment to the daily practice of meditation.
Facilitated by Adrian Dominican Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, retreat leader and spiritual director, the Days of Mindfulness are held Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30p.m. ET. The sessions are virtual only and will be on Zoom.

The dates and themes are as follows:

· November 20, 2021, Wandering Mind. Learn the difference between watching thoughts pass by like clouds and inviting them to lunch. When we are caught by our thoughts, sanity is only a breath away.

· December 11, 2021, Wholeness, Happiness, Peace. Living in and being attuned to the rhythms of the present moment means living in accord with life.

The cost is $25 per session, and a break for lunch will be included. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Visit http://www.webercenter.org and click on “programs;” call 517-266-4000; or email webercenter@adriandominicans.org.




Contemplative Retreat for Women – Advent: Peace

November 19-21, 2021

A predominantly silent retreat for women, facilitated by Bert Schomberger. This year we will focus on preparing for Advent and seeking the peace of Christ. The weekend will include presentations, two Masses, opportunity for Reconciliation, and ample time for individual reflection and prayer.

Registration fee is $185, and includes all meals, lodging, and materials.  Click here for more information


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

Saturday, November 20, 2021 (NUN RUN)

Sat, 11/20/2021 – 07:30 AM
Cost $0
Registration Link: https://2021nunrun.eventbee.com

Great ready for some fun, ladies!
If you haven’t made visits to religious communities, I encourage you not to miss out on this opportunity to experience this trip
with women like you, discerning God’s will for their lives and open to exploring the vocation of consecrated life.
This year’s schedule and visitation of various religious communities will be:
(Carpooling from E. Lansing at our Emmaus house (women’s discernment household) by 7:30am.)
1) Servants of God’s Love: 9am Mass and continental breakfast to follow as we experience the Sisters, their convent, and
their lives. (Ann Arbor)
2) Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity: 12-2pm. We will visit their convent in Detroit and hear about their lives.
3) Consecrated Virgins: 2:30-3:30pm (We will make a visit to one of the Consecrated Virgin’s homes. Consecrated Virginity is
a form of consecrated life lived in the world)
4) Cloistered Dominicans of Farmington Hills, MI 4-6:30pm
Return to Lansing by around 7:30pm

Encounter Ministries Conference December 27-29, 2021

The conference is December 27-29, 2021 at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, MI. This conference is for adults and children!

Join Fr. Mathias Thelen, Patrick Reis, Fr. Mike Schmitz, Damian Stayne, Dr. Mary Healy, Leif Hetland, and so many more incredible speakers at the 2021 Encounter Conference! The conference is our flagship event, where we seek to gather leaders of revival in the Church to encounter God’s refreshment, encouragement, and impartation of greater anointing for ministry.

Conference participants can expect an atmosphere of Spirit-filled worship in the presence of God, Holy Mass, inspiring and transforming keynote speakers, breakout sessions, Eucharistic Adoration, a healing service, fellowship, and many opportunities for prayer ministry and growth in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

You can learn more and visit our website HERE!

Upcoming Events


Thursday, October 28 ~ Young Adult Bible Study, 6:00pm

Sunday, October 30/31 ~ Mission Appeal Weekend, All Masses

Monday, November 1 ~ Altar Rosary Society – 1:30 in Parish Hall

Tuesday, November 2  ~ Mass of Remembrance ~ 6:00pm

Wednesday, November 3Bible Study with Fr. Todd ~ 6:00pm

Thursday, November 4 ~ Young Adult Bible Study ~ 6:00pm

Thursday, November 11 ~ Young Adult Bible Study ~ 6:00pm

Saturday, November 13 ~ “Be In Our Heart” Gala

Thursday, November 18 ~ Youth Group Meeting ~ 6:00pm

Thursday, November 18 ~ Young Adult Bible Study ~ 6:00pm

Friday, November 19 ~ K of C Feather Party ~ 7:30pm


The St. Mary on the Lake Engagement Committee is in need of baskets to raffle off at the St. Nicholas Breakfast held at St. Mary on the Lake.

We are in need of generous donors to help us with baskets for a raffle that will be held at the St. Nicholas Breakfast on Saturday, December 11, 2021. All baskets are due to later than Sunday, December 5th. The list below can help with ideas. Please feel free to create one that is not on the list. All proceeds will go to the Hudson Free Store and local families in need. The tickets for each basket will be on sale the day of the breakfast.

The Prison Ministry is in need of volunteers!

Prison Ministry

There is a need for volunteers in the Catholic Ministry at the Gus Harrison Prison.

This ministry is in serious need of new volunteers to assist with bible studies, communion services & prayer services.  Sessions are held on Tuesday, Thursday & Sundays of each week.

If you are interested contact:

Deacon Len Brown: 1-517-442-8971

Holy Family Adrian: 1-517-263-4681

PRISON MINISTRY – Leading people into a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ


Fr. Todd Bulletin

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary on the Lake,

The last few weeks I have been visiting a number of parishioners for house blessings (a meal and cards are sometimes also included.)  I enjoy these visits very as a way to get to know you better- I am happy to come if your house needs a blessing or not!

Next weekend, Oct 30th-31st, we will have our annual mission appeal.  Rev. M. S. Selva Raj, Mission Director, Diocese of Kumbakonam, India, will be offering our Masses that weekend.  Our response to the appeal allows us to reach out and help with the spiritual and corporal needs of the some of those most in need in our world.

These are the most pressing missionary needs:

  • Establishing 10 more new parishes, each with a new church and rectory. The large missions need to be made independent parishes with the resident priest for better pastoral ministry, but the people are unable to give financial support, for such pressing pastoral projects.
  • Providing the 136 Catholic schools and 36 Orphanages in the missions with better facilities, building, infrastructure, educational and technical tools, children’s Bibles, a projector, catechetical materials in the form of videos, pictures, text-books and workbooks to improve the quality of religious and faith formation of Catholic and non-Catholic students in mission-schools. Schools are our main means of ushering in progress at all levels. Education is a main means of evangelization and boosting the future prospects of the youth.
  • Enabling 480 nuns and 2955 Catholic Teachers in charge of catechetical, educational, medical and social ministers throughout this rural diocese, to educate the children and adults in the Catholic faith and to help the people, particularly the poor and the marginalized for their integral development, through annual seminars on Scripture and Catechetics.
  • Projecting the healing touch and loving care of the Divine Healer through our diocesan hospitals for lepers, homes and schools for hearing impaired children, children of HIV patients and the many rural medical clinics.
  • Education of more young men in the seminary since the diocese abounds in vocation to priesthood and religious life so that some could be sent as missionaries to missions abroad where there is a shortage of priests. Note: Every year an average of 120 young men and women go out of this diocese to other missions and religious orders in India and abroad as missionaries.
  • Educating 4800 very poor or orphan children, from families of single mothers and widows, and of addictive and abusive fathers by providing them with free board & lodging, in order to eradicate child labor. Such children are forced to tend cattle, work in hazardous conditions in factories, hotels or farms in order to eke out a living for the family.

All the above mission projects are 80% dependent on MCP funds, Due to acute poverty of 65% of the Catholics the diocese depends mostly on funds from annual mission appeal for the pastoral, educational. medical, and socio-economic emancipation of the marginalized and poor converts.

God Bless,

Fr. Todd