CURRENT events . . .
We can experience the power of God’s mercy and forgiveness through the liturgical and sacramental life of the
Church. You are invited to celebrate the Divine Mercy Devotion at Holy Rosary Sunday, April 8, 2018. Holy Rosary will provide an opportunity to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday with Eucharistic Adoration following the 11:30AM Mass until 3:00PM. At 3PM, the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited and it will be concluded with Benediction.
During Adoration, Fr. Francis Faraci and Fr. Roy Horning will be celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Attention Men of the Parish
We are looking for men who would be willing to help volunteer some time to work on our grounds and around the church to take care of some things that need attention. All levels of skill would be much appreciated. We would like to see this men’s group come together for study and prayer throughout the year as well. If you can help, or are interested in becoming a part of this new men’s group, please contact Jason Oyler at 810-922-3273 or email him at email@example.com
Mark your calendars! On Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the church, Michael Andrews, the Directorof the Office of Worship for the Diocese of Lansing will be here for our annual formation presentation for all of those involved in worship–adult altar servers, lectors, commentators, extraordinary ministers of holy communion, hospitality ministers and anyone who might be interested in attending. Hope to see you there!
PAST events . . .
Please join us for an informational meeting on Monday, February 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the rectory (parish office building). We would like to start planning for our summer Kids’ Camp. This is a camp held for a few hours one evening in the summer (it replaces the traditional daytime VBS). It is fun to be on the planning team and the “camp” is a GREAT time for the kids! If you would like to help out but cannot attend the meeting, please contact the religious education office to let us know of your interest. (810) 686-3920, Ext. 112
St. Mary’s Annual Dinner Dance Auction
Saturday, March 10, 2018 * Doors Open at 5 pm * Dinner served at 6 pm
Shh! SILENT AUCTION
New Location in Frankenmuth
For more information, contact St. Mary School (810) 686-4790)
On Monday, February 19th at 3:00 p.m. and again 7:00 p.m., we will hold a special one-hour session in our atrium for adults only! A number of parents that have visited the atrium in the upstairs of the rectory have said that they learned from just being in there and asked, “Why don’t you have a class for parents?” Well, now we do! We want our parents and parishioners to sit in on a session and see what the children are talking about! Please join us at 3:00 OR 7:00 p.m. on the 19th to experience the atrium!
Outdoor Mass with Bishop Boyea, Christian music, fireworks under the stars, food, family, fun. That’s right, one of THE BIGGEST gatherings of Christians in the state of Michigan is happening just weeks from now, on June 24th, 2017 at St. Francis Retreat Center and you won’t want to miss it!
Join us for our Kids Carnival Camp on June 6th, 2017 under the pavilion! See HOME page for more information!
~~ Called & Gifted
Please consider attending the Called & Gifted Workshop offered by the Diocese of Lansing on January 20-21 at St. John the Evangelist in Fenton. This is a wonderful opportunity! Parishioners who participate in this workshop will be able to learn about their own personal gifts and how they can best use them to benefit the parish and community. The cost is $40 and registrations are made online at: dioceseoflansing.org/evangelization-lay-formation, or by contacting Anne Rivet or Deb Amato at the Diocese of Lansing (firstname.lastname@example.org; damato@dioceseoflansingorg.)
~~Join us for a presentation by Craig Pohl, Director of New Evangelization for the Diocese of Lansing on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Church. Straight from the Diocesan Assembly, Craig will bring his energy and inspiration to the parish! He will present on how to reach out to others using your natural gifts. Be sure to bring a friend! A lite reception will follow in the St. Joseph Room. There is no charge for this presentation.
~~Please join us on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Joseph Room about the formation of our second small group. Having small groups of people who are interested in continuing formation through topical discussions on the faith are an important part of becoming an evangelizing parish! Please join us for this short, informational meeting.
Vacation Bible School
Join us for our Barnyard Roundup! St. Mary’s Vacation Bible School has a new time! From Monday, June 20th through Thursday, June 23th, we will be gathering outside near the pavillion from 6-8 p.m.! We are accepting registrations now for grades Pre-K-5. Pre-register online at barnyard.liguorivbs.org/stmarysmtmorris.
As always, VBS is free and fun!
A Showing of Love: Clothing the Children of Christ
In honor of Mother’s Day and the Year of Mercy, St. Mary’s will be having a month long baby shower! Beginning May 1, 2016, please bring your items (the smaller ones) to the church and place them at the side altar. For larger donations, please contact the parish office.
Needed items include:
Diapers, baby wipes, baby hygiene items, formula
New or gently used items:
Maternity clothing, baby clothes, toddler clothes, baby furniture, layette sets, monetary donations
All donated items will be given to Heartbeat of Flint and St. Luke’s N.E.W. Life Center
Parish Spaghetti Dinner
Join us for a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 1-3:00 p.m. in the school gym. All parishioners are welcome to join us and bring a friend! We are known as a friendly church and would like to celebrate all the good that the Lord is doing among his people! This time for fellowship is a wonderful opportunity to visit with old friends and make news ones! For those who are able, a free will offering will be accepted.
Parish Lenten Mission – 2016
Sr. Ann Shields (Renewal Ministries)
Sunday-Tuesday, February 21-23, 2016, 7:00 p.m., in the church.
Monday morning, Feb. 22, 2016, 9:00 a.m., in the church.
For a short youtube video of one of Sr. Ann’s presentations, please click here
Sr. Ann Shields, S.G.L.
Sr. Ann Shields, S.G.L., is an internationally noted conference and retreat speaker and author of numerous books on Catholic spirituality including Deeper Conversion, To Be Like Jesus and in 2013, More of the Holy Spirit. She currently hosts the popular daily radio program Food for the Journey.
She is a member of The Servants of God’s Love, a charismatic religious community established in the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan and is a member of the Diocesan Pastoral Council.
Sr. Ann was awarded the Benemerenti Medal by Pope Benedict XVI in September of 2012 for service to the Church and is a recipient of the Aggiornamento Award given by the Catholic Library Association in recognition of outstanding contribution for the renewal of parish and community life.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
There will be 24-hour (perpetual) adoration beginning at 7 pm on Friday, December 18th running until Saturday’s 4:30 p.m. Mass. Please join us for Adoration if you are able. Stay as long as you like! (Security will be present.)
The Parables in Revue
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 6:00 p.m., in St. Mary Parish & Elementary School gym
This is a FUN Faith-filled evening for Families and Friends to hear timeless and essential stories of the Prodigal Son, The Persistent Widow and many others.
Event is free. A free-willing offering will be taken
Parish Young Adults Mission
This mission is for adults of ALL ages! Growing in holiness and discipleship is something we are called to do throughout our lifetime, so we hope you will join us!
On October 4th & 5th (7-8:30 p.m. in the church), we will be hosting Peter Burak from Renewal Ministries for a special event you won’t want to miss! The theme of his mission talks is STAND UP and GROW and GO! Peter will give energetic and practical presentations on growing in holiness and discipleship! ALL ARE WELCOME!
Benefit Concert for St. Mary’s Music Ministry
November 8, 2015, 6:00 p.m. in the Church
We are excited to offer the parish and community an evening of song for the whole family! Members from Christ the King will be here to sing Gospel songs, our musicians (Eric Johnson, Robert Seidor & Nikki Hawley) will be joined by St. Mary’s choir to provide uplifting songs of praise, and Mike Cassidy will be here to perform songs on his banjo!
To round out the evening, there will be a lite reception in the St. Joseph Room following the concert.
Bring your friends and family! Come and enjoy!
(A free will offering will be taken to help support our music ministry. Please come out to show your support!)