Things to Do - October 2022


The  St. Francis Prayer Center annual fundraiser is scheduled for Oct.1, 6-10 p.m. at the Flint Farmers Market, 300 E. 1st St., Flint. Come enjoy an evening of fellowship, great food and music, all while supporting the Prayer Center’s mission of spreading God's word and helping the needy of Flint! For tickets and information, please call 810.787.5530.

The Italian American Club of Lansing is offering Una Sera Italiana, a night of authentic Italian cuisine and music entertainment by Pino Marelli to benefit the St. Louis Center. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children 6-12 years old. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit lansingiac.org. The event will be held on Oct. 1 at Cristo Rey Church, Lansing.

Old Saint Patrick of Ann Arbor is hosting a presentation of the relics of St. Gianna Beretta Molla at 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 1 and 11:30  a.m. on Oct. 2. Please join us in our veneration of the Patron Saint of mothers, pregnant women, unborn children, and against abortion. Join the event at 5671 Whitmore Lake Road, Ann Arbor. For more information, call 734.662.8141.

St. Mary, Pinckney will hold Praise & Worship and Adoration on Oct. 1, 7-9 p.m. in the Church.

On Oct. 2, St. Mary Pinckney will hold its Men's Club Country Style Breakfast in its Multi-Use Room from 8:30-11:00 a.m. A free will donation is requested.

The Lansing Area Life Chain will form on Oct. 2 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Grand River Avenue from East Lansing to Williamston. Participants will meet at Abbot Road in downtown East Lansing, Brookfield Plaza in East Lansing, St. Martha Church in Okemos or Main Street in Williamston near St. Mary's. Signs will be available at all locations. For more information, contact Ann at annzyg@gmail.com.

St. Luke NEW Life Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! Join the celebration at its annual Octoberfest fundraiser, Oct. 2, 12 p.m. at Powers Catholic High School in Flint. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. There will be an online silent auction, a live auction, delicious local food and drinks, games and more. All proceeds benefit St. Luke’s job training, literacy, social enterprise, food pantry and community support programs for the under-served men, women and children of Flint. More information about St Luke and the 20th anniversary celebrations can be found at www.stlukenewlife.com.

St. Elizabeth Parish in Tecumseh will host its 68th annual Roast Beef Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 9, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. All meals $15, served as carryout. Come enjoy Amish-cooked roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, roll and cookies. Limited indoor seating available. Private rooms by reservation. For more information, please call the Parish Office at 517.423.2447.

On  Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m., St. Anthony of Padua Church, Hillsdale will hold a High Tea. The event of the season will include great food and live music. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Call the office at 517.425.8045 for tickets or reservations may be made through VENMO @CCWStanthony.

The St. Catherine Labouré Women's Guild's Annual Craft Show will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15 in the parish hall, located at 211 Harmon Ave. in Concord. The craft show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include many craft and bake sale items as well as a raffle. The ladies are planning on serving stuffed cabbage for lunch that day. For more information contact the parish office at 517.524.7578.

On Oct. 15 at 6 p.m., St. Mary Pinckney will host a Euchre Tournament presented by the Men's Club. A $10 entry fee is required, and participants must be 18 years or older. Top prize $100, snacks provided.

Father Tad Pacholczyk will give a presentation on recent controversial developments in the biosciences and bioethics on Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. at the St. John the Evangelist Harvey Activity Center, Fenton. A presentation on End of Life Decision-making/Ethical Decision-making in Sickness and Compromised States Time will be held Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. Lunch will be served following the 11:30 a.m. Mass and Father Tad will begin his talk at 1. Visit stjohnfenton.org for more information.

On Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., St. Mary Queen of Angels Parish at 4413 Morrish Road in Swartz Creek will host a euchre tournament fundraiser sponsored by its Knights of Columbus Council. For more information, call 810.635.3684.

The Catholic Community of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Durand will be hosting a Four Levels of Happiness evangelization seminar on Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register now online at WWW.FOURLEVELS.ORG. The cost is $15 per person.

The Church of the Resurrection in Lansing will host a Parish Centennial Event – A Concert Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Ursula Klein on Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.corlansing.org.

On Oct. 22, St. Mary Pinckney’s Knights of Columbus will host a Fall Hayride at 6 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. Rain or shine behind the church building — free and family friendly!

St. Mary Church in Chelsea will host its 35th annual Fall Dinner Auction to benefit St. Louis Center on Oct. 22 from 5:30-9 p.m. The event begins with appetizers, wine bar and time to peruse auction items. Dinner is served followed by a live auction. This year’s honorees are Norman and Kathleen Neuman. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: https://stlouiscenter.org/event/2022-fall-dinner-auction/.

A Wine Tasting Event will be held at Holy Spirit Parish in Brighton on Oct. 22 at 6:00 p.m. Contact Holy Spirit School at 810.900.9050 for details about this fundraiser.

A Special Needs Mass will be held at the St. Francis Retreat Center Chapel located at 703 E. Main Street in Dewitt on Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. Light refreshments will follow in the dining room. Please RSVP to Cathy Blatnik, Coordinator of Special Needs Ministry at blatsie63@yahoo.com or at 517.381.1410 by Oct. 16. All are welcome!

A Deaf Mass will be held in the St. Mary Cathedral Crypt located at 219 Seymour Ave. in Lansing on Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. Father Mike Depcik and Father Mark Martin will be the celebrants. No RSVP required. If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Blatnik, coordinator of the Special Needs Ministry. at blatsie63@yahoo.com.

St. Louis Center’s Trunk or Treat returns for Halloween 2022 in Chelsea on Oct. 26 from 5-8 p.m. This event is free to the public. Join staff and residents for dinner and desserts in the gym and games in the bus stop. Come in your best costume, or bring the best decorated trunk, to win fun prizes! There will also be a Haunted House for all ages in one of the cottage homes in the St. Louis Guanella Village. For more information or to become a sponsor, visit: stlouiscenter.org/event/trunk-or-treat/.

Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest will be performed on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, East Lansing. Join us for this very special sacred concert as we approach the feasts of All Saints/All Souls. This work for choir, organ and chamber orchestra will be performed by the combined music ministry of St. John and St. Thomas as well as guest singers from area parishes. If you're interested to join or learn more, please contact Teresa DuSell at tdusell@elcatholics.org or call the parish office at 517.351.7215.

For those that are Blind/Low Vision, we have FREE monthly Mass Propers in Braille from the Xavier Society for the Blind. Please contact Cathy Blatnik, coordinator of the Special Needs Ministry, at blatsie63@yahoo.com or at 517.381.1410 to find out how to receive a copy. The Xavier Society for the Blind has many resources FREE of charge. To find out more, please reach out to them directly through their website at xaviersocietyfortheblind.org; call 800.637.9193 or 212.473.7800 or email them at info@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org.

ASL Interpretation Mass opportunities

  • Oct. 1 and Oct. 15, 4:30 p.m., St. Gerard Church, Lansing.
  • First, second and third Sundays of the month, 9:30 a.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Ann Arbor. 
  • Every Sunday, 11 a.m., Holy Redeemer Church, Burton. For more information, contact Renae Thomas at spiritualsign7@gmail.com or 810.515.8586.