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Things to Do


June 12, 8 p.m. via Zoom, or June 29, 7-8 p.m., St. Patrick Parish, Brighton. Information nights for Start your Journey through the Bible. Join Catholic Biblical School of Michigan’s (CBSM) new class on Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. at St. Patrick in Brighton or online led by seminary professors. Visit or contact us at for more information.

Continuing on Fridays through June 17,  7-9 p.m., St. Mary Parish, Pinckney, Healing the Whole Person transformation series. Each session includes an hour-long video from Dr. Bob Schutes and Sister Miriam James Heidland, with reflections led by Father Dan and Anna Murphy. Contact Anna Murphy at 734.878.2217 or for more information. To register, visit

June 17, 7 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, East Lansing. Free outdoor concert. Concert in the parking lot in front of the Grand Window featuring Father Peter Clark and the Red Cedar River Boys. Food will be available for purchase. Learn more at or email for more information.

June 18, 9 a.m., Chemung Hills Golf Course, Howell, St. Joseph School 17th annual Golf Outing. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or email Sarah at

June 20-24, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Agnes Parish, Fowlerville, Vacation Bible School. Children are invited to join us as we travel to the Holy Land to the Easter city of Jerusalem. Please contact Iris Winiarski at 517.223.8684, ext. 304 for more information.

June 25, St. Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt. FaithFest. Join us for two stages of music, food vendors, fun activities for all ages, vigil Mass and a magnificent fireworks display to close out the evening. For tickets, visit

June 26, 11 a.m., St. Mary Cathedral, Lansing. Annual Mass for persons with disabilities with Bishop Boyea. ASL Interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing and Mass Propers for those who are blind or low vision will be available. Light luncheon to follow. Please RSVP by June 18 with the total number attending the luncheon to Cathy Blatnik, or 517.381.1410.

June 26, 12:30-3:30 p.m., St. Mary Parish, Pinckney, St. Mary Summer Kickoff. Please join us for a potluck-style gathering and lawn games. Rain or shine! Contact the parish office for more information, 734.878.3161, ext. 3.

June 27-July 1, 9 a.m. to noon, St. John Parish, Howell. Vacation Bible School: Everest. All children grades K-5 are welcome. The children will learn rock-solid Bible truths that will guide them through life’s challenges. VBS will be held outside and in Thompson Hall. Final day to register is June 13. Call Wendi Burke at 517.546.7200 for more information or to register.

ASL Interpretation Mass opportunities

  • June 4 and June 18, 4:30 p.m., St. Gerard Church, Lansing.
  • First, second and third Sundays of the month, 9:30 a.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Ann Arbor. Mass both livestreamed and in-person.
  • Every Sunday, 11 a.m., Holy Redeemer Church, Burton. Sign language is also available. For more information, contact Renae Thomas at or 810.515.8586.


  • July 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. John Parish, Howell, St. John Car Show. Live music from the Fast Eddie Band. Great cars, delicious food, silent auction. If you are interested in showing a car this year or have any questions, please send us an email at
  • July 28, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Mary Parish, Manchester. Ice cream social. Join us on the parish lawn for ice cream and fellowship. Contact the parish office for more information at 734.428.8811.


June 13-15, St. Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt, Forged Retreat. The three-day, two-night camp for boys in grades 6-8 will be held outside and will focus on outdoor skills development such as tent camping, wood chopping, cooking over a fire and orienteering. Daily Mass and adoration. For more details and to register, please visit

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats:



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Volunteering: We are currently looking for volunteer groups to help with sprucing up the Catholic Charities’ grounds in Flint during the summer. If your group would like to help us with some seasonal yard work, we would love to have you! We are also now scheduling volunteer school groups for fall of 2022.

Catholic Charities Shiawassee and Genesee Counties’ counseling programs help children, adolescents, individuals and families experiencing emotional or mental health issues such as: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, divorce, anger management, family crisis, domestic violence, parenting and pregnancy and substance use addiction. Catholic and Christian counselors are available upon request. We work with a variety of insurances, grants and private donors to ensure you get the care you need. Call 810.232.9950 to change your life.

Mid-Michigan ReSource Warehouse, 6340 N. Genesee Rd. Unit 1, Flint. This program provides resources for nonprofits to supply their organizations, facilities and clients with a wide range of goods. Pantries can benefit by stocking up on small appliances, clothes, toys and other items for their clients in need. To learn more, visit, call 810.391.2509 or email


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June 15, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Livingston County EMS, Hartland Room. The Many Faces of Elder Abuse-World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Join the Livingston County Catholic Charities Elder Justice Coalition as they bring elder abuse awareness to light through education, networking and sharing. $15 per person donation suggested to cover costs. For complete details or for more information, contact Beth at 517.545.5944 or To register, visit