SHS Upcoming Events

Saturday, Aug. 7th ~ Mulch the Playground at 10:00 w/Pizza after

Thursday, August 19th ~  Back to School BBQ. School Parking Lot 5:30-7:00

Tuesday, Aug. 24th ~ Mass at 5:45 followed by Information Night at Sacred Heart Church

Sunday, August. 29th ~ Back to School Mass and Breakfast. Sacred Heart Church and Church Hall.

Monday, August 30th ~ First Day of School


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.



Let’s Taco-bout Vocations Night

Wednesday, Aug 11th from 6-9 pm at St. Mary on the Lake

Attention Middle/High School Students:

Join us for an inspirational night of vocations as we hear from Carter and Elyse Courtney, several Dominican Sisters from Mary, the Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor, and Father Todd and the Seminarians about their vocations of marriage, religious life, and the priesthood.  Learn how to hear God’s voice in your life and discern your calling by listening to their experiences! We will begin the night with mass, followed by a Taco Bar in the parish hall before we listen to our speakers, ending with a Q&A with our guests and a fun group activity.

If you have not yet joined us for a Youth Night this summer, this is a perfect time to join with other youth from our parishes as the evenings are always fun, faith-filled experiences!!!

If you have any questions, are looking for ways to help with youth events, or to RSVP contact Jenn Tedora at









Sixteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time 7/18/2021

St. Mary on the Lake Parish
Sixteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time
Sunday, July 18, 2021

Jesus reminds the disciples today that they must rest! We can do the same – every Sunday, and on periodic retreats. Do you have a favorite place to “get away” for a while?

The Mass intentions at St. Mary on the Lake were offered for the following:
6:00 pm – George Gatecliff+
9:30 am – Deceased members of the Hackett family+

The Mass intentions at Sacred Heart were offered for the following:
4:30 pm – Deceased members of the Gregg family+
8:00 am – MaryJane Elwer+
11:00 am – Gloria Bump+

Realign Resources for Mission Weekly Update!

The Diocese of Lansing has launched a new weekly update charting the progress of the Realign Resources for Mission process in order to keep you both informed and, hopefully, involved too. To receive the weekly e-mail just click here and sign-up. Thank you.  
If you’ve missed our previous email communications you can access them by clicking on the links below.  Please feel free to print, edit and use as bulletin inserts as you see fit.  Also, attached is a WORD document with the text from this week’s RRM communication. 
RRM Weekly Email Communications: 
July 1, 2021
July 15, 2021

RRM_07.15.21 Email Communication_Articles ONLY.docx

Important message From Fr. Todd!

I am sad to announce that Fr. Tomy has been reassigned from our parishes to be Pastor of St. Mary, Our Lady of the Snows in Milford, MI.  This has been an unusual transfer in that Fr. Tomy and I just found this out the past week.  Due to some visa issues with another priest who had been going to fill that pastorate Fr. Tomy is now needed to fill this position.  Fr. Tomy’s last weekend here will be July 24th-25th and he moves to his new parish on the 26th.  We will have a farewell party after the 9:30 Mass at St. Mary on the Lake and after the 11am Mass at Sacred Heart on the 25th.

We will be receiving another priest from Fr. Tomy’s religious order, Fr. Abraham Ginu.  Fr. Ginu was one year behind Fr. Tomy in seminary.  He has spent the last 19 years serving in the Philippines as pastor and major superior for their community there.  Fr. Ginu will be moving in this coming week.

We have been blessed to have Fr. Tomy with us these past five years.  He has been a great friend and support during my time here.  It is bittersweet to see him go but good to welcome another.  Like Fr. Tomy I look forward to the gifts Fr. Ginu will bring us.  When I asked Fr. Ginu said he does enjoy playing cards so I figure he will fit right in!

Fr. Todd Bulletin, July 18, 2021

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary on the Lake,

This is an article about all things Vocations.  I am grateful that we have once again been able to host seminarians for the summer.  They are a great reminder to be praying for and thinking about what God is or already has called us to.  Here a few upcoming events geared toward supporting Vocations:

Sacred Heart and St. Mary on the Lake Youth Night—Tacoing about Vocations:  Wednesday, August 11 at  6pm. We will have another fun evening with Mass, tacos and then several speakers talking about vocations: marriage, priesthood, and religious life.  Mass at 6pm followed by dinner and talks with time for Q & A.  This will be held at St. Mary on the Lake for those 6th grade and up.

Vocations Night at the Lansing Lugnuts:

Friday, August 13 at 7pm.  Contact your parish K of C council for tickets.  A very fun family night at the ball park.  There are families from all over the Diocese that come, with many of the Priests, Sisters, and Seminarians hanging out for the night.

Bishop’s Priesthood Discernment Dinner at Bethany House:

Sunday, August 22 at 3pm.   Join young men from across the Diocese for an opportunity to meet the Bishop, diocesan priests and seminarians, and other faith-filled young men who are open to God’s call in their lives.  We will have time for fellowship, Q and A about priesthood and discernment, prayer, and good food!  Talk to your Parish Priest if you are interested in attending, and then register here!

Who:  Men who will be incoming high school juniors and older who are open to learning more about priesthood.

When:  Sunday, August 22nd, 2021, 3pm-5:30pm

Where: Bethany House @ St. Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt

Cost: Free!  Deadline to register:  August 19!

One Day Marriage Retreat:

Saturday, October 9.  For all of our couples, get this date on the calendar for a day to be refreshed and built up in the Lord and your marriage. The retreat will be held in Sacred Heart Parish Hall.  As it gets closer, more details to come!

Good Contacts for Vocations:

Diocesan Director of Marriage and Family Life:

Richard Budd ~ 517-342-2471

Diocesan Priesthood Vocation Director:

Fr. John Whitlock . ~ 517-342-2507

Diocesan Director of Consecrated Vocations:

Dawn Hausmann ~ 517-342-2506


God Bless!  Fr. Todd