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 firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 517-342-2471
Diocesan Priesthood Vocation Director:
Fr. John Whitlock . email@example.com ~ 517-342-2507
Diocesan Director of Consecrated Vocations:
Dawn Hausmann firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 517-342-2506
God Bless! Fr. Todd