What’s Life About?
If you and/or your friends and family have questions about Jesus or about what Christians believe, consider attending the Alpha Course this fall. It’s a low-pressure opportunity to enjoy a good meal, watch an engaging video, and have a good, honest conversation. No questions are off limits. Please prayerfully consider this for yourself and/or invite others. Beginning on Wednesday January 11, we will offer the Alpha Course. It gets started at 6:30 p.m. in Mercy Hall (127 Rumsey). If you or someone you know has questions about Jesus and/or the Christian faith, please join us for the Alpha Course. Click here to register. Childcare is provided. Register early. Space is limited.
Witness to Hope: Our Combined Capital Campaign
With great gratitude for all that the Lord has done in the parish’s near-hundred year history, we prayerfully anticipate how God will guide us to invest in our parish in ways that will allow us to better fulfill our parish vision and mission here in the heart of the City of Lansing. We are committed to spreading the Gospel in word and deed, and to live out our worship and ministries in ways that are fully and unabashedly Catholic, and to promote formation and appreciation of the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. We seek to support families from the cradle to the grave, and to form disciples who will joyfully utilize their gifts for the building up of the Kingdom of God and the salvation of souls.
On December 7, we had a Town Hall meeting to talk about the Diocese of Lansing capital campaign, Witness to Hope. Tony Gwiazdowski from Greater Mission outlined the diocesan case, Fr. Steve outlined the parish case for the combined campaign, and Tony finished up by outlining how the funds and process would occur in the New Year. The PDF of Tony's PowerPoint presentation can be found here.
We trust the Lord for His leading, and we hope to move forward in the center of God's will. We neither want to get ahead of the Lord nor lag behind. Please pray for God's guidance over this entire process, and prayerfully consider how the Lord might be inviting you to further invest in the ministry of the Church in our diocese and local parish. Thank you!
During the summer, Fr. Steve preached about the importance of reading scriptures every day. For those who would like a bit of help in taking a bit of time each day, he developed a simple "30 Day Bible Challenge" with the Letter of St. James. Since then, he also developed one for 1 Thessalonians. Click the links below for more information about how the challenges work.