Greetings in Christ!

This is a big day for us, we are celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi, meaning “The Body of Christ.” We recognize in the

Eucharist the most amazing gift God has given us: the gift of Himself. The Eucharist is the body and blood, soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ and we are so grateful that He gives Himself to us.

We show all the reverence and joy our hearts can muster with a gift so great as the Eucharist. One of the ways we can celebrate the Eucharist this weekend is in joining the Holy Family Eucharistic procession and adoration after the noon Mass. We will walk the grounds of our parish with the Blessed Sacrament and then return to the church for quiet time with Our Lord. Join us if you can!

Also this weekend, we are blessed to have our high school and college graduates join us for the 8 am Mass; to see these young hearts and minds prayerfully prepare for the next big step in their lives. May Jesus bless and walk with them every step of their life journey.

I do have some rather important news for you all, so please read this carefully: For some reason, Genesys Hospital no longer provides us priests with a list of the Catholics who are in the hospital. Since I moved here, the process has been that a priest comes into Genesys once a week, gets a list of all the Catholics there and then visits them. This is no longer a possibility. If you are in the hospital and you would like a visit and/or communion, please call the parish office and let us know. I don’t know the reason for this change in hospital protocol; I just know it’s what they are doing now. Note: This is different from when you need a priest because a loved one is in danger of death, in which case you call the emergency line at (810) 356-3187.

We’ve got some wonderful saints we celebrate this week, On the 3rd of June we celebrate St. Charles Lwanga; on the 5th, St. Boniface; on the 7th, The Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus; and on the 8th, the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We are loaded with great saints and feasts. Make sure to look these up and learn about them!

Finally, I’d like to talk about our communion line. I have a couple of things to ask of you.

First, please go to the next available minister of communion. We have two stations on each side and it’s really helpful if we make sure we go to the next one. Second, when we are in line, we don’t need to stand at the front pew and wait there to go next, we can move right up behind the person in front of us.

These two things will help us with the timing of the communion line. Thanks for your cooperation on this!

So, that’s what I’ve got this week. Thanks for reading this and thank you with all my heart for letting me be your priest. It means the world to me.


Monday – 6:30 a.m.

Tuesday – 8:15 a.m. and 7 p.m

Wednesday – 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Thursday – 6:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m.

Friday – 6:30 a.m.

Saturday – 8:00 a.m. and vigil at 5 p.m.

Sunday – 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and seasonal evening Mass:

7 p.m. Memorial Day weekend in May to Labor Day weekend in September

5 p.m. after Labor Day to the weekend before Memorial Day weekend