Things To Do – November 2023

St. Mary on the Lake in Manitou Beach will host an All Saints’ Day Mass at 9:30 a.m.

Brighton’s Holy Spirit Parish will host a "Guardians of Grace" family event Nov. 2. The event will be a Topic Night addressing “Keys to Living and Loving the Truth about Marriage" with speakers Nate and Elizabeth Schleuter. The event runs from 6-9 p.m.

St. Mary on the Lake in Manitou Beach hosts a Mass of Remembrance at 6 p.m.

Most Holy Trinity School will host its Annual Dinner Raffle & Auction on Saturday, Nov. 4. The event is entitled Ebony & Ivory and will be a black & white gala featuring dueling pianos. Tickets are $125 for two people and include admission, dinner and cash prize raffle. For ticket information, contact MHT School at

St. Mary, Pinckney hosts its Emmaus Night on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. Join us in the church for praise and worship, Scripture and prayer.

A country-style community breakfast will be held at St. Mary, Pinckney on Nov. 5 from 8:30-11 a.m. The event is in the multi-use room, and the only cost is a free-will donation.

St. Joseph Parish in Dexter hosts its 18th Silent Auction on Nov. 11 at Lakelands Golf & Country Club, 8760 Chilson Road, Brighton. The event will include dinner and silent and live auctions, surrounded by the music of the Beatles.  

St. Mary Catholic School in Pinckney will make tours available as part of Discover Catholic Schools Week Nov. 12-18. 

Please call the office at 734.426.8483 or go online at for more information or to order tickets. St. Paul Parish in Owosso will host a Turkey Bingo on Nov. 12. Doors open at 12:15 p.m., with bingo play beginning at 1 p.m. The event is hosted in the St. Paul School gymnasium at 811 E. Oliver St. in Owosso, and it will include 20 games, specials, refreshments and a 50/50 drawing. Must be 18 to play, and remember to bring your own daubers. Free parking is available at St. Joseph Church across the street. All proceeds go to the Altar Society to help pay for linen care, hosts and candles.

A Miriam Discernment Dinner & Discussion for women will be hosted Nov. 14 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Emmaus house in East Lansing. The theme is Servants of God’s Love – on Mary’s Role in our Discernment Journeys. Contact Dawn Hausmann for more details at

Pinckney’s St. Mary Catholic School celebrates the National Day of Giving to Catholic Schools Nov. 14.

Holy Spirit School will be hosting its Chili Cook-Off fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 18 (tentative) along with a silent auction and basket raffle that evening. It is a fun event for the family and an important fundraiser for our school. Please contact the school office for more information: 810.900.9050.

St. Mary, Pinckney will host a Trivia Night Nov. 18 beginning at 6 p.m. in its multi-purpose room. The event is sponsored by the St. Mary School's Parent Teacher Council.

Holy Spirit Parish in Brighton will host a Family Fun Day on Nov. 19 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Watch the parish bulletin and website for more information, or call 810.231.9199.

St. Peter Catholic Church in Eaton Rapids is hosting a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 23 from noon-2 p.m. Dine-in and take-out options are available. Donations are accepted. Call 517.663.4735 for more information.

St. Mary, Pinckney hosts its Youth Group Nov. 29. Middle school participants will be present from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and high school participants will stay from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Arrive at entrance door 17. 


There will be an ASL Interpreted Mass on Nov. 4 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary Church located at 201 N. Westphalia in Westphalia.

There will be an ASL Interpreted Mass on Nov. 11 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Gerard Church located on 4437 W. Willow Highway in Lansing.

Our next Special Needs Mass is Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. in the St. Francis Retreat Center Chapel located at 703 E. Main Street in Dewitt, followed by light refreshments in the dining room. Please RSVP by Nov. 5 to Cathy Blatnik, Coordinator of Special Needs Ministry, Diocese of Lansing at or at 517.381.1410 if you would like to attend.

There will be a Deaf Mass on Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. in the St. Mary Cathedral Church located on 219 Seymour Avenue in Lansing.

Our December Special Needs Mass/Annual Holiday Party is Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. in the St. Francis Retreat Center - Bethany House, located at 703 E. Main Street in Dewitt. Our Special Needs Mass starts at 2 p.m., followed by a catered meal in the Bethany House Dining Room. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Cathy Blatnik by Dec. 3 at 517.381.1410 or

The first, second and third Sundays of the month, Masses are ASL Interpreted at 9:30 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church located at 530 Elizabeth Street in Ann Arbor.

Every Sunday, the 11 a.m. Mass is ASL Interpreted at Holy Redeemer Church located on 1227 E. Bristol Road in Burton.

We have FREE monthly Mass Propers for those that have blindness or low vision. Please contact Cathy Blatnik, Coordinator of Special Needs Ministry, Diocese of Lansing at or at 517.381.1410 to find out how to receive a copy.