Principal Anne Atkin


A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.  Saint Basil

Affection, gentleness, concern, compassion are all words that describe kindness. Kindness is action done out of love; without fear.

Kindness comes from believing in Justice, one of the pillars of virtue. If I believe in Justice then I know that God loves me and guides me, and I also believe that God loves and guides you equally. I am important and you are just as important.

At morning prayer, the students and I breath through a prayer meditation and settle are bodies down so we can mindfully hear what God has to say and to ask God for help with the day. We hear how much he loves us, protects us and guides us. We listen to his voice and we are able to fill our bodies with God. By first beginning with God’ love and guidance, we can see God in each other.  When we can see God in each other it becomes quite easy to be kind.

Really looking people in the eye and smiling is kindness. When we really look at people and really see them we can certainly be kind. We have been building up our lesson in kindness all week and today the students shared examples of how they are able to put kindness into action.

Examples of kindness:

“Building someone up instead of breaking them down.”

“Cheering someone up who is having a bad day.”

“Picking up trash and putting it in the garbage.”

“Saying thank you.”

“Fixing something that is broken.”

“Helping around the house.”

I asked them if they could ever run out of kindness. They were glad to hear that kindness is a renewable resource and the more kindness you share the more kindness you feel in your heart. We can always go back to God’s love, to fill our bodies up with more kindness.

Fear not! God is with you. Let love fill your heart and share that kindness as often as you can!

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.


Assisting with the Liturgy


October 23-24

4:30 PM

Lector:                      Judy Schutte

Eucharist Min:        Barbara Miller

Servers:                   Ryden Luma

8:00 AM

Lector:                      Angie Monahan

Eucharist Min:        Jim Friedrich

Servers:                   Tinkey Family

11:00 AM

Lector:                      Bob Gilson

Eucharist Min:        Linda Higgins

Servers:                   Alex Czeiszperger, Grace Gillin


October 30-31

4:30 PM

Lector:                      Trish Weaver

Eucharist Min:        Jan Fisher

Servers:                   Volunteer Needed

8:00 AM

Lector: Connie Varney

Eucharist Min: Tony Marry

Servers: Tinkey Family

11:00 AM

Lector: Ron Stacey

Eucharist Min: Linda Higgins

Servers: E Czeiszperger, Brooke Houser


Mass Intentions October 23-31

Saturday, October 23

4:30pm ~ Robert Kingsley ~ 50th Anniversary by Family

Sunday, October 24

8:00am ~ Arthur Bramer by Chres Reuter Family

11:00am ~ James Rodehaver by Tony & Linda Marry

Monday, October 25

8:00am ~ Jim Merillat ~ 1st Anniversary by Betty Camp

Tuesday, October 26

4:45pm ~ Confession & Adoration

5:45pm ~ Jane Fairfax by Jim Friedrich

Wednesday, October 27

8:00am ~ David Cole by Phil & Sandy Marry

Thursday, October 28

8:00am ~ People of the Parish

Friday, October 29

9:00am ~ Pat Geeting by Paul & Martha Monahan

Saturday, October 30

4:30pm ~ Fred Sword by Family

Sunday, October 31

8:00am ~ Dean Jacobs ~ 1st Anniversary by Tony & Linda Marry

11:00am ~ Our Deceased Loved Ones


CATHOLIC CHARITIES A.D.A.M. (Another Day, Another Memory)

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.
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
(517) 782-2551 – Jackson
(517) 263-2191 – Lenawee & Hillsdale


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 2:30
p.m. ET. The sessions are virtual only and will be on

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 and click on “programs;” call 517-266-4000; or email

Virtus Training for Working with Children

Virtus Training for Working with Children
Virtus training is required by the diocese for all clergy, staff, and volunteers who work with children at church, school,
Religious Education, or other activities. A “child” is defined as someone who is under 18 years old or still in high school.  “Protecting Gods’ Children” is required for anyone who has not yet had Virtus training or only received the on-line
The training date is:
Wednesday, October 27: Protecting God’s Children at Sacred Heart from 6:00-8:00pm. This session will be held in the parish hall. Please pre-register online at You may also go to the site to see if other dates/times are better
for your schedule. If you have any questions, please contact


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