NOTICE: On May 27th, Bishop Boyea, in consultation with the Presbyteral Council, advised that he was permitting the parishes of the Diocese to resume the public celebration of Mass as of Friday, May 29, 2020. On November 13, he further advised that Catholics of the Diocese of Lansing remain dispensed from the obligation to participate at Sunday Mass until Tuesday, February 16, 2021, preceding the liturgical season of Lent. For full summaries of the Bishop's messages, please visit the Diocese of Lansing Coronavirus page. Meanwhile, we continue to determine how and when we can modify and/or resume our various ministries and programs.
“Its All About the Cabbage” Fundraiser Curbside Dinner
It's not too early to place your order for a yummy Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner!
Join Bishop Boyea's Year of the Bible
Join Bishop Boyea in reading the Holy Bible over the course of the next liturgical year.
Each day, you will receive a text with a chapter of Sacred Scripture sent directly to your cellphone. We will then read it and meditate upon it. Over the weeks, you will also receive text invitations to events, shared video reflections, and information with other Year of the Bible updates. By the end of 12 months, we will have made our pilgrimage together.
To participate, just text the letters BYOB – that stands for Bishop’s Year of the Bible – to 84576. Or, if you would prefer to receive daily emails, click HERE to sign up.
Let us make this a deeply spiritual year for all of us.
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you have already come and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.
– St. Alphonsus Ligouri
To continue your spiritual growth please seek out televised Masses and other resources available online.
--The Diocese of Lansing website (www.dioceseoflansing.org) lists local resources.
--The US Bishops website United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (www.usccb.org) also has links to many free resources for daily prayer.
--Free apps like “Laudate,” and online services like FORMED (www.formed.org) offer numerous opportunities for prayer and spiritual enrichment.
--The Word Among Us and Magnificat prayer books (and others) are offering free online digital access during this time.
Consider Scrip Cards for Anytime Gift Giving!
Whenever you consider gift card giving, please consider purchasing your gift cards from our parish through our Scrip fundraising program. Scrip is simply a word that means “substitute money,” in other words; scrip is gift cards from national and local retailers. They’re the same gift cards that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our scrip program including Meijer, Wal-Mart, VG’s, Tanger Outlet Mall, gasoline, Subway and many others.
You’re probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money. It’s simple -- scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates to our organization at a discount. You buy the gift cards for full face value through the parish, redeem them for full face value, and our church keeps the difference as revenue. The beauty of scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for our parish without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with scrip at the stores that participate in the scrip program! And scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline and even dining out.
We keep a selection of the most popular gift cards on hand for people to purchase. However, many other gift cards are available to order. Please consider getting your gift cards through the Scrip program!