Things to Do - June 2023

On Sunday, Jun. 4, St. Mary Catholic Parish in Pinckney will host a Men's Club Country Style Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. A free will donation is requested.  

The Bible Course from the Catholic Biblical School of Michigan is starting at St. Thomas Aquinas in East Lansing on Mondays from 7–9 p.m. and online on Sep. 18. From Genesis to Revelation, learn how to apply God's word to your life as a disciple. Find out more at an Information Night at St. Thomas Aquinas on Jun. 5 and Aug. 28 from 7–8 p.m., or online on Jul. 9 and Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. Visit cbsmich.org or call/text 586.438.3085 for more information. 

On Thursday, Jun. 15, St. Mary Catholic Parish in Pinckney will host a Men's Club meeting at 7 p.m.  All men of the parish are invited.

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. To participate in Ann Arbor/Detroit events Jul. 7–9 and Sep. 29–Oct. 1, contact Beth Bauer at 734.879.0427 or email toheal4give@outlook.com. A Spanish-language Detroit event will be held Jun. 23–25. To take part, contact Alejandra Medina at 248.840.3376 or vinedoraqueldetroitespanol@gmail.com. In Lansing, we’ll be connecting Aug. 11–13; contact Della Seeley at 989.828.6002 or nlcrachelsvineyard@gmail.com. All requests are strictly confidential.

St. John the Baptist in Howell will host Vacation Bible School Jun. 19–23, from 9 a.m. to noon (lunch included).  This year’s theme is Around the World with the Saints.  With passports in hand, the “travelers” will visit a different country and learn about a different saint each day.  Registration is now open for children in grades K–5. Cost is $25 per child.

St. Mary Catholic Parish in Pinckney will host its Vacation Bible School, Monumental Celebrating God's Greatness, the week of Jun. 19–23. The program will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

St. John the Baptist, Howell will host our St. John Car Show on Saturday, Jul. 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 committee@stjohncarshow.org.

This year’s Steubenville Youth Conference will be held Jul. 7–9. Registrations are due Jun. 1, and scholarships are available.Visit steubenvilleconferences.com/youth/ to learn more.

Reflect peacefully, rest in God's presence, get refreshed and restored in a five-day private directed retreat at the Weber Retreat Center in Adrian Jul. 10–14.  Cost is $450 which includes a private room, meals and daily spiritual direction.  Commuter rate $260.  For further information contact Janene Ternes of Prayer in Motion, LLC at 734.347.2422 or www.prayer-in-motion.com/

St. Mary Catholic Parish in Pinckney’s Knights of Columbus will host their 26th Annual 2023 Bob Barba Memorial Charity Golf Classic Jul. 22 at Timber Trace Golf Course in Pinckney. To register go to: www.pinckneyknights.org/

Save the Date

Medjugorje Pilgrimage Oct. 20-27, 2023 You are invited to travel to Medjugorje with Fr. Bill Ashbaugh and Fr. Ken Coughlin in October. Pope Francis has given the "OK" for parishes and dioceses to organize pilgrimages to Medjugorje. Fr. Bill and Nancy Duey have been leading pilgrimages to Medjugorje for 15 years and both love to help people have a wonderful experience while learning all about this pilgrimage destination. The trip price of $2570 includes airfare, hotel, two meals a day, local guide, and a fun, family friendly atmosphere for those attending. If you would like more information please contact Nancy at nancymedj@gmail.com.

ASL and special needs ministries

Our next Special Needs Mass is July 23 at 2 p.m. in the St. Francis Retreat Center Chapel located at 703 E. Main Street in Dewitt followed by our annual “indoor” picnic in the Dining Room. Please RSVP by July 16 to Cathy Blatnik, Coordinator of Special Needs Ministry, Diocese of Lansing at blatsie63@yahoo.com or at 517-381-1410 if you would like to attend the Mass/Picnic. 

The ASL Interpreted Masses at St. Gerard Parish in Lansing are the 4:30 p.m.  Masses on June 3 and June 17.  No RSVP is required for the Masses! 

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 11:00 a.m. Mass is ASL Interpreted at Holy Redeemer Church in Burton. 

We have FREE monthly Mass Propers for those that are Blind or Low Vision. Please contact Cathy Blatnik, Coordinator of Special Needs Ministry, Diocese of Lansing at blatsie63@yahoo.com or at 517-381-1410 to find out how to receive a copy.