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 www.virtus.org. 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
Mark your calendars for the K of C Feather Party!!
The rich young man in yesterday’s Gospel cannot give everything up on his own. Only God can give him the strength necessary.
Fr. Ginu’s Homily
Fr. Todd’s Homily:
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE MASS OF REMEMBRANCE. This Mass is open to anyone who has lost a loved one. If you know someone who has lost someone, please bring them. The last year has been so hard for everyone because of the pandemic.
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.
Thank you to the following for RCIA Snacks:
Oct. 19 ~ Beth Johnston
Oct. 26 ~ Mark Pogoreski
Nov. 2 ~ Parishioners attending the Remembrance Mass
Nov. 9 ~ Linda Higgins
Nov. 16 ~ Nina Smith
Nov. 23 ~ Mark Pogoreski
Nov. 30 ~ Helen Wines
Dec. 7 ~ Nina Smith
Dec. 14 ~ RCIA Team
Please bring snacks for around 10 people. Bring them between 6:30 P.M. and 7:15 P.M. If you have any questions, please call Linda Higgins at 517-286-6426.
Aquinas College Open House –
Saturday, October 16 and November 13
Aquinas College welcomes any high school students and families to our Fall Open Houses on Saturday, October 16 or Saturday, November 13! Choose your own path through sessions throughout the day as you get the inside scoop on academics, athletics, service learning, study abroad and more! Details and registration information can be found at aquinas.edu/openhouse.
Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary on the Lake,
October is a special month dedicated to Mary. She, above all the saints, point us toward Christ. Like any good friend (the saints after all are our friends walking with us in this life), Mary is there to help us from her place before the throne of God. During this month then we focus especially on the great prayer of the Rosary. The Rosary is a great weapon for our spiritual combat both in our own struggles and in the struggles of those whom we love and care for. Sometimes we feel utterly helpless in helping others – here is a way to intercede for them and bring great grace into that fight. The Rosary is a great gift. Let us pray it well for ourselves and others. One last recommendation – put a rosary on your pillow as a reminder to pray before you go to bed.
“The Rosary is a long chain that links heaven and earth. One end of it is in our hands and the other end is in the hands of the Holy Virgin…The Rosary prayer rises like incense to the feet of the Almighty. Mary responds at once like a beneficial dew, bringing new life to human hearts.” Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
“The decades of the rosary are like the belt of a machine gun: every bead is a shot, every affection of the soul is as an explosion of faith that frightens off Satan, and Mary once more crushes his head.” Servant of God Dolindo Ruotolo
“Say the Holy Rosary. Blessed be that monotony of Hail Mary’s which purifies the monotony of your sins!” St. Josemaria Escriva
“The Rosary is the best therapy for these distraught, unhappy, fearful, and frustrated souls, precisely because it involves the simultaneous use of three powers: the physical, the vocal, and the spiritual…” Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
“I thought that I had no time for faith nor time to pray, then I saw an armless man saying his Rosary with his feet.” John Locke (This quote reminds me of a time I visited someone in jail. He showed me the comb he was able to have while there. He broke off a tooth ten teeth into the comb to make a decade and thus used it to pray the rosary while he was there!)
I want to mention an upcoming opportunity for the young ladies of our parishes who are interested in finding out more about what Religious life is like. We had some novices from the Sisters of Mercy in Alma visit the school this past week – what a joy they were!
Nun Run (in-person Convent Visitations) – Saturday Nov 20th we will carpool to the Servants of God’s Love, Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT Sisters), home of a Consecrated Virgin, and Cloistered Dominicans. The day will include Mass, meals, Q&A and presentations with the Sisters and Consecrated Virgins. We are finally back to an in-person event! Dawn Hausmann: firstname.lastname@example.org 517-342-2506
Be in Our Heart Gala ~ Saturday, Nov. 13th
Be our guest for a much needed night of fun, entertainment, laughs, winning and everything we have missed for the past year and a half. It is time to find a party dress, meet up with your friends and family and support Sacred Heart School. Everyone is a winner at the Sacred Heart’s Annual Gala because, just for coming, you receive 2 luxury raffle tickets, fun cocktail hour, delicious dinner, dessert, open bar, and entertainment. Door prizes will be given away all night long!
The Church Hall will be transformed into an elegant ballroom thanks to Lynn Warner of Happenings by L&L.
This year’s entertainment is from Magician Cameron Zvara. Cameron has opened live on stage for the Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan Tour, was named Michigan’s Young Entrepreneur by the National Federation of Independent Business, spoke at TEDxDetroit, received his bachelor’s in marketing, and currently performs over 250 shows every year! In 2019, Cameron performed on a month-long tour across Europe for our military & their families overseas.
Dinner will be cooked by the Czeiszperger family, so we know it will be absolutely delicious and served right to your table.
Take your chance on the Birthday Wheel, win a bottle of wine at the Ring Toss, win some cash on the Money Board, or bid on Father Todd’s Farm Tour. You might even be the Money Raffle top winner! There are so many fun ways to support Sacred Heart School!
Mark your calendar for Saturday. November 13th. We will be reaching out to you with ways to sponsor, help and purchase tickets.
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.
Saturday, October 9
4:30pm ~ John Hartley ~ 3rd Anniversary by Cathy
Sunday, October 10
8:00am ~ Bill & Joan Martin by Chan & Bernie Barrett
11:00am ~ Deceased Members of the Lawrence Family by Carolyn
Monday, October 11
8:00am ~ People of the Parish
Tuesday, October 12
4:45pm ~ Confession & Adoration
5:45pm ~ Judy Friedrich by Martha Gerdeman
Wednesday, October 13
8:00am ~ Don Wines by Joe & Pam Marry
Thursday, October 14
8:00am ~ Shelly Veneros
Friday, October 15
9:00am ~ Ron Guiterrez by Classmates
Saturday, October 16
4:30pm ~ Barbara Roys by ARS
Sunday, October 17
8:00am ~ Elmer T Marry by Family
11:00am ~ Gloria Bump by Wilma Bade