Greetings in Christ, all! 

I don’t want to freak you out, but next Sunday is Palm Sunday…can you believe it? As I probably tell you too often, do not give up on your Lent. If you find you haven’t pushed yourself hard enough or you find you forgot completely, there is still a lot of time. Start today and don’t you dare give up!

As you may have already seen, I went to a barber and cut a ton off my beard. In the end, he took off about seven inches. I was blessed to meet Tom over at The Dapper Barber Company in Davison and had such a good time. I literally hadn’t sat in a barber’s chair since around 2002! Turns out, I was not only in the hands of a master, but a parishioner and a really good guy. Once he finished cutting, I swear I felt  lighter…ha ha. 

Speaking of feeling lighter, I’m so grateful for your encouragement about my effort to eat better/healthier. It means a lot to me and I am thankful. I can love more, serve more and do more if I’m in better shape and I want to imitate Jesus in the Eucharist and give all of myself. Please continue to pray for my efforts and know that I’m praying faithfully for all your Lenten efforts.

As I typed earlier, next Sunday is Palm Sunday which means Mass is a little more involved: we’ll have two Gospel readings, one of which is the Passion. We’ll also have an extra procession during Mass. All of this is done to help us focus our hearts and minds on joining Jesus in His Passion and death so that we can join Him in the resurrection.

Please, please come celebrate the Holy Week with us as much as you are able. Our schedule for Holy Week will look like this (please see the full schedule on page 9 of the bulletin):

Monday – Wednesday: Mass at 8 am

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 pm, Eucharistic Procession following Mass, Adoration in Fr. Bush Parish Center until 11:30, followed by Night Prayer

Good Friday: Cross Procession in neighborhoods

at 12 pm, Good Friday Service at 1:30 pm, Divine Mercy Chaplet 3 pm, Stations of the Cross at 6:30, Tenebrae Service at 8:30 pm

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil at 8:30 pm

Easter Sunday: Masses at 8 am, 10 am, and 12 pm

God bless you all, I am so grateful I get to be your priest.


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