Things To Do — July-August 2023
The Bible Course from the Catholic Biblical School of Michigan is starting at St. Thomas Aquinas in East Lansing on Sept. 18. Find out more at an information night, to be held at St. Thomas Aquinas, on Aug. 28 from 7-8 p.m., or online on July 9 and Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. Sessions will be held on Mondays from 7-9 p.m. and are also available online. From Genesis to Revelation, learn how to apply God's word to your life as a disciple. Visit cbsmich.org or call/text 586.438.3085 for more information.
St. John the Baptist, Howell will host its St. John Car Show on Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission, great cars, live music by the Fast Eddie Band, silent auction, food and more! If you are interested in showing a car or have any questions, please send us an email at email@example.com.
The summer of golf continues for the benefit of the St. Louis Center! On Saturday, July 15, join us in honoring the memory of Liz Hollo at Pierce Lake Golf Course in Chelsea during the Memorial Golf Outing. Foursomes and sponsorships are available by visiting stlouiscenter.org/event/2023-memorial-golf-outing/ or contacting Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734.475.8430.
Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties invites you to attend our summer Zero K fundRACEing event on Friday, July 28. The event will run 6-9 p.m. at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Clarklake and your registration fee includes dinner, your first two drinks and five raffle tickets (additional tickets available for purchase). Live music, locally crafted beer and wine and raffle items. Online fundraising campaign runs July 7-27, with winners announced at the live event on July 28. Register and find out more at CatholicCharitiesJLHC.org/events or call Ken at 517.782.2551.
August School Uniform Drive: Catholic Charities of Shiawassee & Genesee Counties in Flint is looking for gently used school uniforms for our Community Closet. Please bring donations to the Center for Hope (Donation Drop Door) at 812 Root St., Flint, MI 48503 any time from Monday to Friday. Doors are open between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The Dad & Lad Golf Outing was created in 1997 to encourage father and son camaraderie and charity. It has been a great success in supporting the St. Louis Center. Polish up your clubs, grab your son and head to Oakland County's Twin Lakes Golf & Swim Club on Wednesday, Aug. 2. Registration and sponsorships are available. More information can be found at stlouiscenter.org/event/2023-dad-lad-golf-outing/ or by contacting Barb at email@example.com or 586.840.3416.
Post-abortion healing. Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreats are designed for women and/or men experiencing the emotional and spiritual pain of past abortions. A unique and creative process for psychological and spiritual healing, the weekend will help your soul find a voice, and transform the pain of the past into hope. Upcoming events will occur in Lansing from Aug. 11-13 (contact Della Seeley at 989.828.6002 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and in Ann Arbor/Detroit from Sept. 29-Oct. 1 (contact Beth Bauer at 734.879.0427 or email@example.com). All requests are strictly confidential.
Prayer & healing for post-abortive women – The ENTERING CANAAN Brighton team meets with women in a confidential and prayerful setting, journeying from the pain of abortion to the freedom of God’s mercy, forgiveness and healing. Our Day of Gathering on Aug. 19 includes prayer, lunch and group sharing. Days of Prayer & Healing will be held on Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16, and will include Mass, adoration, confession, witness talks, lunch and group sharing. The suggested donation of $20 should never be an obstacle; all are welcome to attend. For locations or questions, contact Eileen Craig, MA, LPC. Text or call 810.373.2966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Scripture Days will be hosted at St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt, Aug. 22–24. Spend three summer days exploring the life and letters of St. Peter with our featured speakers, Bishop Earl Boyea and CBS Instructor Katrina Iamarino! Any adult over the age of 18 who is interested in deepening their understanding of St. Peter is welcome to attend. The cost for single occupancy is $225; double occupancy is $175; and commuting is $130. For more information and to register, please visit /www.stfrancis.ws/ssd.
Save the date! On Sept. 8-10, the Church of the Resurrection will host its 88th Ox Roast Festival at 1505 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing. Please check our parish bulletin for more details as the dates near, check out our website at www.corlansing.org or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/resurrectionoxroast/.
Registration for K-8 Faith Formation is open at St. John the Baptist, Howell. Choose Sundays from 9:45-11:30 a.m., Mondays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. or Tuesdays from 5-6:15 p.m. beginning the week of Sept. 17. Registration and health forms are available on the parish website (stjohnhowell.com) or in the parish office.
The St. Joseph Parish in St. Johns and the Catholic Community of St. Jude in Dewitt are holding a Weekend Grief Support Workshop on Oct. 6 from 7-9 p.m. and Oct. 7 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the St. Jude location. “Grieving with great Hope” offers a prayerful, practical and personal approach for anyone who is mourning the loss of a family member or friend. Suggested free-will offering of $10. For information call the parish office at 989.224.8994 or visit goodmourningministry.net. To register, call the parish office.
Save the Date
Catholic Charities of Shiawassee & Genesee Counties in Flint will host its annual Catholic Charities Chair-ity Fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 26. Don’t miss out!
ASL and special needs ministries
There is a Special Needs Mass on July 23 at 2 p.m. in the St. Francis Retreat Center Chapel located at 703 E. Main St. in DeWitt, followed by our annual “Indoor Picnic” in the Dining Room. Please RSVP by July 16 to Cathy Blatnik, coordinator of the Special Needs Ministry for the Diocese of Lansing, at email@example.com or at 517.381.1410 with the number of people that will be attending.
There is a Special Needs Mass on Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. in the St. Francis Retreat Center Chapel located at 703 E. Main St. in DeWitt, followed by refreshments in the Dining Room. Please RSVP by Aug. 13 to Cathy Blatnik, coordinator of the Special Needs Ministry for the Diocese of Lansing, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 517.381.1410 with the number of people that will be attending.
The ASL Interpreted Masses at St. Gerard Parish in Lansing are the 4:30 p.m. Masses on July 1 and 15 and Aug. 5 and 19. No RSVP is needed.
The first, second and third Sundays of the month, Masses are ASL Interpreted at 9:30 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Ann Arbor.
Every Sunday, the 11 a.m. Mass is ASL Interpreted at Holy Redeemer Church in Burton.
We have FREE monthly Mass Propers for those who are Blind or Low Vision. Please contact Cathy Blatnik, coordinator of the Special Needs Ministry for the Diocese of Lansing, at email@example.com or at 517.381.1410 to find out how to receive a copy.