Things to Do - November 2022


St. Mary Student Parish at the University of Michigan will host its Fall Retreat “Search” for Undergraduates from Nov. 4–6. All undergrads are invited to this amazing opportunity to encounter God through incredible student talks, small groups, and prayer. It is designed for those who are asking deep questions and exploring their own senses of spirituality and faith. This is Kairos-style retreat, so it will be an amazing chance to encounter God through our amazing community. Contact bcerabona@smspnewman.org or jnovoty@smspnewman.org.

St. Joseph Parish, Dexter will host its Diamonds & Denim silent auction on Nov. 5 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Lakelands Golf & Country Club in Brighton. You are invited to mingle with friends old and new in an elegant and enjoyable atmosphere. The food will be superb, the auction items fantastic, useful and just plain fun!  The evening will be full of bidding (both silent and live), various games of chance and entertainment. Put on something fancy and something denim and join us for an elegant and fun evening!

On Saturday, Nov. 5, St. Andrew the Apostle in Saline will host a Forgiveness Retreat from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Christian  journey is easier without baggage, so lighten your load! Learn to let go of unforgiveness: grudges and grievances, bitterness and blame, resentment and self-pity, hatred and vindictiveness at a practical, prayerful one-day retreat. The experience includes teaching, testimony, prayer, plus opportunities for Mass, confession, and prayer ministry. Come and lay down the burdens that hinder your progress towards God and the full freedom he intends for you. Register at forgivenessequalsfreedom.eventbrite.com.

Join St. Gerard’s Queen of Angels Circle for its annual Fall Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in its Fr. Weber Hall, located behind the school building. Plan on attending to get your holiday shopping started! A wide variety of items are available, from food to fabrics, jewelry, woodworking and more.

St. Mary Church in Morrice will host a Craft Show on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Craft vendors are wanted for this new event! Contact Jeanine Stack at 517.625.5194 or a13398@tds.net for more information or to apply.

From Nov. 10-12, St. Patrick Church in Brighton will host its three- day women’s retreat, Undone: Freedom for the Feminine Heart. Do you desire to dive deeper into the freedom that you were created for? During this three-day retreat, held in parish communities around the US, you will be immersed in truth and transformation as the knots of Eve, in us, are undone by Mary’s example of radical receptivity. Through a series of talks, teachings, and prayer experiences, you will be invited to become Undone in God’s presence while deeply receiving the truth of your authentic feminine identity. The weekend includes adoration, time for prayer, worship, small group discussion, interactive and guided meditations, and much more. For more information, please email JPIIHCRetreatBrightonMI@gmail.com.

St. Joseph Catholic School in Howell hosts its Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., With space for more than 100 vendors, there truly is something for everyone! For more information and to apply to be a vendor, visit school.stjosephhowell.com/holiday-bazaar.

The Holiday Bazaar at St. Anthony Church - Hillsdale will be held in the church hall on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. This year’s event features homemade crafts, Christmas gifts, local jewelry, artwork, homemade baked goods, religious articles, antiques and collectibles. Be sure to stop by at 11 North Broad Street in Hillsdale, MI 49242. Lunch will be served and cash, check, and VENMO are accepted! For more information, please call 517.425.8045.

St. Agnes Church in Fowlerville is planning its next scheduled Firekeepers Casino Bus Trip & Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 17. The parish will serve breakfast at 9:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, 855 E Grand River Avenue, Fowlerville, in the Lothamer Parish Center prior to leaving Thursday morning. An Indian Trails chartered bus will leave the St. Agnes Church parking lot at 10:00 a.m., with an anticipated arrival time back in Fowlerville at 5:30 p.m.. The cost is $50 and includes round-trip bus transportation, $25 in free slot play, and $5 to use toward dining, slot play or gift shop purchases. Returning guests who bring their Red Hot Rewards Club card will get credits and points added to their existing cards. Guests need to bring a valid ID to receive the group package. Those without Red Hot Rewards Cards will be issued them prior to entering the casino. To pre-register, call the office at 517.223.8684 or email Lisa at stagnesfowlerville@sbcglobal.net.  First come first served, and ALL are welcome to join us for a fun day out!

On Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:00 p.m., St. Mary Queen of Angels parish in Swartz Creek will host a Euchre Tournament fundraiser sponsored by its Knights of Columbus Council.  For more information, call 810.635.3684.