RCIA Snacks Needed

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.  You will need to bring the snacks between 6:30pm and 7:15pm.  Snacks are need for approximately 10 people. If you have any questions, please call Linda Higgins at 517-286-6426.


St. Francis Retreat Center Upcoming Events

The Life of St. Therese of Lisieux
Monday, October 18th, 9:30am – 3:00pm
St. Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt
Presented by Tony Sperendi, this retreat will give a brief introduction to the life of St. Therese of Lisieux, the miracles that followed her death, and what others have said of her. Then, we will delve more deeply into her spiritual life that can greatly help us in our pilgrimage to heaven. The day will include morning snacks and coffee, prayer and meditation, Mass, lunch and talks where everyone can participate. Cost is $70/person, or $65 for those over the age of 60. Register online at www.stfrancis.ws or call St. Francis at 517-669-8321.
Continuing the Journey – Bringing light out of darkness
Saturday October 30, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
St. Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt
Are you yearning to hear more from God and bring something positive and lasting out of the pandemic? God is always seeking to bring good out of our challenges and works together with us to accomplish this. Join us to experience new ways of praying, using Scripture, music and movement, that will open our minds and hearts to encounter God. Together, we will each reflect on what we have learned during the pandemic, ask God to lead us, and discern our next steps. Cost is $55 and includes lunch.  Register online at www.stfrancis.ws or call St. Francis at 517-669-8321. For further information about Prayer in Motion retreats, visit  https://www.prayer-in-motion.com/

Ave Maria Fall Fest

Ave Maria Fall Fest Invitation / Opportunity to learn about generous ScholarshipsAttention high school and homeschool Juniors & Seniors (and parents) and college students & post graduates! You are invited to the annual Ave Maria Fall Fest on Saturday, October 9that the Outdoor Pavilion of the Monaghan Residence, in Ann Arbor. 4:00 pm – Dinner / 5:00 pm – Program

Enjoy BBQ fall favorites, cider & donuts, sundae bar, live music, yard games and giveaways. Meet admission representatives and alumni and learn about these generous scholarships:

Ave Maria University: Michigan Scholarship $28,000 ($7,000 per year) and Michigan Homeschool Faith Scholarship $36,000 ($9,000 per year)

Ave Maria School of Law: Michigan/Toledo Full-Tuition Scholarship (Plus Stipend)

Event is FREE – Registration is required by Friday, October 1st to attend! For more information & to register go to AveMariaFoundation.org or call 734-930-3441

PRIEST CONVOCATION September 27-30th

The priests of the Diocese will be away with Bishop Boyea September 27th through the 30th on the Annual Clergy Convocation. This year they will be in Frankenmuth.  There was no Convocation last year due to the pandemic. 
If you have an emergency during this time, please call the parish office.
*No Mass September 27-30.

Help Spread the Faith Appeal September 25 & 26, 2021

Your gift this weekend will help support the Faith Magazine, Televised Outreach Mass, and much more. Please make checks payable to Sacred Heart and in the memo put “Help Spread the Faith”. Your donation is appreciated.

For more information about this appeal or to give directly online, please click the link below.

Help Spread the Appeal Envelopes will be in the gathering space and on the bench in the hall. This contribution helps offset the cost of faith magazine.

Sacred Heart Rosary Rally for Peace!


Rosary Rally on the Green | St. Paul Roman Catholic Church | Kensington, CT

In 1917, our Blessed Mother appeared in Fatima, Portugal and told the people to pray the Rosary for world peace.  On the anniversary of this Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, please join us as part of a Rosary Crusade along with thousands of cities throughout our nation as we pray to the Blessed Mother to bring peace to our country and our world.

Saturday, October 16, 2021
12:00 noon
Shaffer’s Evergreen Golf Course
16124 Cadmus Road, Hudson, MI  49247

If you have any questions, please contact the Sacred Heart parish office at 517-448-3811

Card Shower for Fr. Paul

Our beloved Fr. Paul Ruddy will turn 99 on September 23.   

He enjoys receiving cards and well wishes from his parish families.  If you wish to send a card, his address is:

Fr. Paul Ruddy

3403 Loren Drive

Jackson, MI  49203

Mass intentions for Thursday,  September 23 will be for Fr. Paul.


Fr. Todd Bulletin, September 19, 2021

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary on the Lake,

On Saturday October 9th we will be hosting a one-day marriage retreat in Sacred Heart’s parish hall.

I know there are a thousand and one things going on in our lives that make taking even one day like this off.  I want to try and make a case for it!  The biggest obstacle is that when it comes to marriage enrichment, everything else (and they are all usually good) takes precedence.  Taking care of the kids, sports activities, work, getting the chores around the house done, etc.  Too easily and too often couples stop making and taking the time for each other that every marriage needs to grow and thrive.  With the myriad of things going on, this gets pushed to the bottom of the pile.  This retreat is one day to be built up and focus on each other as a couple, and on this vocation you are called to live.

This retreat reminds me of something I heard at a funeral.  It was for the father of one of the priests in our diocese who died unexpectedly a few years back.  At the funeral Mass Bishop Mengeling got up and asked “What is the most important gift a mother and father can give to their children?”  In the end he said the greatest gift parents give their children is the example of them loving and caring for each other.  Dad caring for Mom, loving her, and sacrificing for her.  Mom caring for Dad, loving him, and sacrificing for him.  That relationship provides the foundation of security that children’s lives are built on.  The relationship of our parents is meant to provide the model that we can then go out and emulate in all other relationships that come.  That example will help us enter fully into our own vocations.

In a world filled with so many demands, it is important to clear the deck now and again for a day like this.  If you can’t come yourself but want to sponsor another couple, a great gift is to offer to watch their kids for the day.

Ron and Neysa Stacey are heading up the day and providing lunch.  If you have had a chance to eat their smoked Bar-B-Que meats you know you won’t be disappointed!

One of our speakers for the day will be Bert Schomberger.  She is the lay ministry coordinator for the Diocese and helps out with many events throughout the Diocese.  One ministry especially close to her heart is marriage support and enrichment.  Every year she helps put on a married couples retreat at St. Francis Retreat center in Dewitt, MI.  The retreat this year will be December 3rd-5th.  Ron and Neysa have been attending this retreat and have found it to be very renewing.  And as it always takes place in the first part of December, it is a good launching point for the season of Advent.

St. John Chrysostom (whose feast day we celebrated this past week) suggested that young husbands should say to their wives: “I have taken you in my arms, and I love you, and I prefer you to my life itself.  For the present life is nothing, and my most ardent dream is to spend it with you in such a way that we may be assured of not being separated in the life reserved for us.  . . . I place your love above all things, and nothing would be more bitter or painful to me than to be of a different mind than you.”  Good words no matter how young or old you are!

Let’s pray for all married couples.  Hope to see you on October 9th!


God Bless,

Fr. Todd


Principal Anne Atkin, Bulletin September 19, 2021


Friday, September 24th

Students and Staff at Sacred Heart will host the Walk-of-Faith to pray for our community and the military. We will walk for one to two hours, pray, and spend time reflecting on how blessed we are to live in a country that is free. We will honor the lives of those who have died and those who have sacrificed.

  • Students may wear jean & jersey for the Walk-A-Thon and may bring in items or monetary donations to put in the care packages or money to help pay to ship the packages.
  • Items can be dropped off at the entrance of the school in one of the baskets marked MILITARY CARE PACKAGES until September 24th.
  • The 5th grade students will be assembling the Care Packages.

If any parents are willing to come and join us to walk with our students, we would very much appreciate your assistance. Please remember you must have taken the VIRTUS training to assist with the students.


-Socks (men and women crew socks)
-baby wipes
-foot powder/cream
-dental floss
-deodorant (stick)
-Q-tips/cotton balls
-bandage wraps
-anti-itch cream
-sunscreen lotion

-Bar soap
-nail file/nail clippers

-feminine products
-hair ties
-deck of cards
-twin sheets

-Religious materials
-word searches
-comic books
-books and magazines

-Non-perishable foods
(Granola bars, Chex mix, trail mix, beef jerky, slim Jim’s, gum, hard candy, sunflower seeds, microwave food, crackers, hard pretzels, tuna (in foil), pop tarts, cereal in individual packs, instant oatmeal, ramen noodles, instant coffee, tea bags)


God Bless you for your support of the community.

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.