The men of the parish are scheduled for the annual retreat at St. Francis Retreat Center September 11-13. This retreat is a great opportunity to spend a weekend away and focus on deepening a relationship with Christ in fellowship with other Catholics. The theme for the retreat is “Inspire and Light a Fire: Bringing Beauty, Goodness, and Truth to a Barren World.” This retreat is based on the book “To Light a Fire on the Earth” by Bishop Robert Barron. The Retreat Center has put into place social distancing protocols and is confident that they can hold the annual retreat this year while keeping retreatants safe. You may register by calling the Retreat Center at 517-669-8321 or visiting their web site: www.stfrancis.ws. Suggested offering for the weekend is $185.00.
The Knights of Columbus Saint Joseph Assembly #2211 request your Assistance in Helping Veterans. They will again be taking donations for the veterans at the Saginaw VA Hospital. Below is a list of items needed:
Personal Hygiene – is not supplied by VA or Dept of Defense
- Body Wash
- Shaving Cream
- Tooth Paste
- Tooth Brushes (in original individual packages)
- NON-ALCOHOL Mouth Wash
- Laundry Detergent (name brands only – due to Allergies)
Clothing – Also Not Supplied
- Women’s T Shirts (various sizes)
- Women Undergarments – all sizes
- Men’s T Shirts Size Medium – 6X
- Men’s Sweatshirts Medium – 6X
- Men’s Briefs Medium – 3X
- Men’s Sweatpants Medium – 6X
- Men’s socks Size 8-13
- Men’s Shoes Size 8-13 (common size is 10 and 10 1/2)
- Coats for the Current Season
Comfort Items for Homeless Transient Veterans
- Gift Cards (gas cards, Master Card, Meijer card, Walmart card) $10.00 to $50.00 increments.
OUR VETERANS HAVE MADE SACRIFICES FOR US, CAN YOU HELP THEM NOW WITH THESE BASIC NEEDS ITEMS?
Please place donations in the boxes located in the front church entrance. This collection will run through September. Thank you for your generosity to provide for our Veterans. The Knights of Columbus will take the donations to the Saginaw VA Hospital.
For questions, contact Jeff Wendt, Chief of Voluntary Service at 989-497-2500, ext. 13369
Knights of Columbus VA Committee: Thomas Roke 810-348-3028/ Dan Cross Sr./Jerry Mead/Joe Cozart
In an effort to keep our records up-to-date and keep you informed via email or phone, please contact the parish office if you have a new email address or a new phone number (or have discontinued your landline). You can also send the information via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Join Us in Praying for Our State and Nation at the Monthly Lansing State Capitol Rosary Crusade
July 13 through October 13
(the Anniversary Dates of the Fatima Apparitions)
- Life, Marriage and Family
- Conversion of Souls
- Reparation for Sin
- State and National Leaders
Parking may be found in the ramp at 22 Townsend Street, Lansing. Bring rosary, lawn chairs and drinking water. We will comply with social distancing guidelines.
If you can’t be there, join us via livestream on Facebook—search Events for Capitol Rosary Crusade
“Public prayer is far more powerful than private prayer to appease the anger of God and call down His mercy, and Holy Mother Church, guided by the Holy Ghost, has always advocated public prayer in times of public tragedy and suffering.” – St. Louis de Montfort
This event is not sponsored by any diocese or parish but is being organized by a group of Catholics who want to pray for our state and nation.
Dates & Times:
July 13 3:00 p.m.
August 13 3:00 p.m.
September 13 3:00 p.m.
October 13 3:00 p.m.
Pastor Hal Philips and the United Methodist Church is looking to purchase 300 new pair of shoes for Carter Elementary school students for the start of the new school year. If you are interested in helping with this project please contact the UMC office at 639-6925. The best way to help is to donate money and the UMC will purchase the shoes. Please have your donations to the UMC by Monday, August 24.