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Mass Announcements - October 18/19 (Upcoming Events)
See also the Bulletin and Sign Up Forms!

October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis!  Join in an October Event!

As we continue to celebrate our patron, Francis of Assisi, this week’s bulletin has a front page article on Fr. Tom’s experiences visiting Assisi for the first time this summer. It also has information on how you can be part of the Franciscan tradition through the work and prayer of the Third Order.

In addition, our series, “Mondays With Francis” continue tomorrow (Mon), when we welcome David Seitz, a secular Franciscan, who will talk about humility and simplicity in the Franciscan tradition. Join us at 7:00 pm in the PAC.

 

The Lansing Diocesan Women’s Conference is this Saturday, October 25. All women are invited.

 

The HS youth ministry is offering a special service project next Sunday to help Catholic Social Services with the Fall Clean Up. Details and the forms are available online or from youth group.

 

Special Collection Envelopes for ArborVitae Women's Center (Pregnancy Help) are available at the end of your pew.  Put it in the basket next weekend or drop it off at the Parish Office.

 

We are looking for new altar servers for all our weekend Masses. All students from 5th grade upwards are invited to serve. Our upcoming training sessions are this Saturday (Oct 25th) at 9am and Fri Nov 7 at 1:30pm.  

 

Each year, the men, women and children in the RCIA receive a Catholic Bible following the Rite of Acceptance in November. Would you donate to the cost of a Bible? Details in the bulletin.

 

This Saturday (Oct 25th) we will celebrate the Anointing of the Sick at our 5pm Vigil Mass. If you or someone you know is ill, elderly or preparing for surgery then come and receive this powerful Sacrament of Healing.

 

Our annual All Souls Mass for all our deceased loved ones will take place at our 5pm Mass on Sunday, Nov 2. We will have our traditional recalling of names and lighting of candles.

 

The Halloween Candy for the Poor collection in conjunction with SHMS will take place next weekend. Please remember to bring a bag of individually wrapped candy for those less fortunate to Mass next weekend.

 

After the Sunday, October 19 5 p.m. Mass (with Bible presentation):

6th graders and their families are invited to the PAC for the pizza social immediately following Mass.

 
Religious Education and sacramental preparation classes for children in grades preschool through 8th grade has begun.  It's not too late to sign up!  Sign up on-line here!   Forms are also available in the Religious Education and parish offices.  Read more

The children's parish choir has started rehearsing.  All children of the parish are invited to sing at our 12:30pm Mass.  Sign up by showing up at practice this Thursday at 6:15 p.m in the choir room.

It is not too late to join the group of men, women, and young people who are in formation to become Roman Catholic. We meet on Sundays immediately following the 10:30 Mass.  

Toddler & 2s is up and running again at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses.  No pre-registration is needed.  Bring your children to the nursery, located in the basement of the church.