Memorial Service for Aborted Children at the Holy Spirit Cemetery near the grave of baby Michael Gabrielle
On Saturday, September 18, pro-life Americans throughout the country will gather at the gravesites of aborted babies and other memorial sites dedicated in their honor for the ninth annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.
Solemn vigils will be held at these sites to commemorate the more than 60 million children who have lost their lives to legal abortion since 1973, and to remind our society of the humanity of the unborn child. Please join us for the memorial service in our community:
- Event: National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children
- When: Saturday, September 18, 1:00 pm
- Where: Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 9565 Musch Rd, Brighton, MI 48116
Speakers include Dr. Janet Smith, Todd Borek, and more. Together let us remember the victims of abortion and pray for a final end to this injustice in our land during the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.
For more information about baby Michael Gabrielle, go to tinyurl.com/MichaelGabrielle
Returnable Bottle/Can Drive Sunday, September 19!
Here's what you need to know:
- Bring your returnable bottles and cans to the church parking lot from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- Please contact Tina NOW if you are available to help staff the collection tent. (Call Tina at the office: 517-223-8684 ext. 313 or via email at [email protected] )
- We are also looking for volunteers to return bottles and cans!
- Bottle return slips or monetary donations are greatly appreciated!
Let's stuff Fr. Nate's garage and make this a huge success! Proceeds will be used for our “Fund a Need” to update Fr. Nate’s kitchen.
September 27 from 12 Noon until 6:00 PM in the LPC. To make an appointment, follow the prompts at: www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive
Bonfire Catholic Men's Group - September Event
First Annual Michigan Catholic Women’s Conference
All are cordially invited and welcomed to attend the First Annual Michigan Catholic Women’s Conference to be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan. The theme for the conference is “Outpouring: God’s Love - Our Heart.” Join women from across the State of Michigan on this special day. Our speakers include: Sheri Wolfert, Kelly Wahlquist, Father Adam Maher and Father Joe Krupp with Bishop Boyea from Lansing and Bishop Gruss from Saginaw joining us to preside at mass. The day will include lunch, shopping, music, prayer ministry, Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We hope that you will set aside this day and join together with your sisters, daughters and friends to experience the love that Christ brings to us as we journey through this life.
For more information and to register for this conference, please visit www.MichiganCWC.org
Realign Resources for Mission: The Next Steps
Click HERE to watch the replay of the Realign Resources for Mission Regional Meeting presentation which summarizes the the current recommendations that will be made to Bishop Boyea. Click HERE to watch the Q&A session that followed the regional meeting. Click HERE to view the handout which was provided at the in-person meetings.
The staff at St. Agnes feel that it is important to keep all parishioners informed as the Realign Resources for Mission project continues. Sign up to receive weekly updates as the process continues and follow along on the Diocese of Lansing Realign Resources for Mission webpage.
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!