Things to Do - December 2022


The Rosary Altar Society at St. Mary Pinckney will hold a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Approximately 120 crafters and vendors will be on hand, and a bake sale, raffle and 50/50 will be held. Lunch is available for purchase, and admission and parking are both free.

On Saturday, Dec. 3, St. Mary Pinckney will hold Emmaus Night from 7 to 9 p.m. The event will include praise, worship, scripture and adoration.

The Knights of Columbus at St. Mary Pinckney hosts Breakfast With Santa on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. Pancakes and sausage will be served, and Santa will be on hand for photos! There is no cost for this event, but organizers will accept a free-will donation or unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.

The Parent Teacher Council at St. Mary Pinckney hosts a Parents Day Out on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your kiddos to have breakfast with Santa and then head out to do your Christmas to-do-list!

Holy Spirit Parish in Brighton will host a Benefit Concert on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. Performances will be provided by "Four Old Men and a Babe," a brass quintet with an attitude. Please come and enjoy an evening of great music and fun! Reception to follow. Free-will donations accepted to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Society. 9565 Musch Rd., Brighton. 810-231-9199. www.HSRCC.net.

Dec. 10–11, the Diocese of Lansing will hold its annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection in parishes throughout the diocese. Last year, parishioners in the diocese donated $102,676.70 to the collection, which ensures adequate care for those who gave a lifetime of tireless service. Historically, Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests—known collectively as women and men religious—served for little to no pay. With rising health care expenses, hundreds of U.S. religious communities face a large gap between the needs of their older members and the funds available to support their care. As a result, many now lack adequate retirement savings. Donations also underwrite resources that help religious communities improve elder care and plan for long-term retirement needs. Please prayerfully consider donating at Masses Dec. 10-11.

St. Patrick Catholic Church in Brighton will host an evening concert, The True Light has Come into the World, on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. As Catholic parents, we are leaning into providing our children with opportunities to sit in wonder at Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. This year St. Patrick Catholic Church musicians, along with several area musicians from other churches, will present a musical evening concert for the whole family. Save this date to come as a family and allow your children to respond to the Light that came into the world. A hot chocolate bar will follow the concert in McCann Hall, with additional live music.

The Diocese of Lansing’s Peer to Peer Ministry will perform its first Christmas play, A Midwinter Night’s Dream: The Twelve Scenes of Christmas,” on Saturday Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Lansing Catholic High School auditorium in Lansing. The play is a collection of scenes spanning from the Annunciation through modern Christmas celebrations. The script was written by Christina Keating, Jim Keating, Tracey Keating and Julie Smith. Admission is free and the audience is invited to participate in the singing of traditional Christmas carols. The run time for the performance is approximately an hour and a half. This ministry is designed to increase social opportunities for and friendships with children, teens and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or other special needs which impact socialization skills.

The Annual Mass and Holiday Party sponsored by the Diocese of Lansing, Special Needs Ministry and All Faith Ministry for disABILITIES is Dec. 11. Mass starts at 2 p.m. in the St. Francis Retreat Center Chapel located at 703 E. Main Street in Dewitt. Our Holiday Party immediately follows in the dining room. A catered meal is being provided and every individual with disabilities will receive a present! Please RSVP with the total number of people attending by December 4 to Cathy Blatnik, Coordinator of Special Needs Ministry at blatsie63@yahoo.com or at 517-381-1410. All are welcome!

Be sure to save the date for a special parish centennial event at the Church of the Resurrection in Lansing! The parish will host A Concert Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Ursula Klein on Feb. 4, 2023. Be sure to check the parish bulletin for more details as the date nears.