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  • Beginning Friday, May 29 Mass seating in Church will be increased to a maximum of 125 persons (25% capacity), with overflow in the Activity Center. 

  • This weekend there will be a Saturday Vigil Mass at 7pm and one Sunday Mass at 10am. 

  • The obligation upon all Catholics to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended across the Diocese of Lansing until, at least September 6.

  • The Church is open for private prayer weekdays 9a-3p. 

  • Health safety guidelines must be followed while in the building (see page 5 of May 24 bulletin for details)

  • Masses will continue to be Live Streamed through FB @HolySpiritBrighton. 

  • Holy Spirit Book & Gift Shop is pleased to offer curb-side and appointment services between the hours of 9am and 3pm, Monday through Friday!  We are well stocked with books to read during your stay at home, and have gifts for every sacrament when they resume.  Please feel free to call the bookshop between those hours and we will be happy to accommodate you as best we can. 810-231-9199 (ext. 206).

  • Fr. John uses our “Parish App” as his main mode of communication (Get it at https://mypari.sh/6dd in a browser on your mobile device, or search for “Myparish” in your app store.)

  • Continue financially supporting the Parish by mailing your contribution or through Online Giving

  • Holy Spirit School Fundraising Raffle Date Changed. The raffle has been postponed from May 16th and the new date for the raffle drawing is June 14, 2020 at 10:30amPlease turn in all tickets and monies to the Parish Office by June 1, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact our school secretary, Mrs. Calleja, at office@holyspiritrcs.org


Saint of the Day:

Saint Augustine of Canterbury

Daily Prayer:

Holy and perfect God,
you know I want to be available.
Help that desire sink deeply enough into my being
for me to actually change
and to say “no” to a least one worthy, but not urgent, task today.
Give me the ability to be open to the life I am leading;
not the one I am planning to lead.   AMEN  

May 24 Weekly Bulletin

A Video message from Fr. John to Parishioners with Instructions for Virtual Mass Attendance

May 24, 2020 Sunday Mass:

MUSIC CREDITS: ENTRANCE: 429 Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise, Text: 77 77 with alleluias; Charles Wesley, 1707-1788, and Thomas Cotterill, 1779-1823, alt. Music: Robert Williams, 1781-1821. GLORIA: Mass of Light, Tune: Mass of Light; © GIA Publications, Inc. RESPONSORIAL PSALM: 47 Psalm 47: God Mounts His Throne, Text: Psalm 47:6, 2-3, 6-9. Verses text © 1963, The Grail (England). All rights reserved. Used with permission of A.P. Watt, Ltd. Music and refrain text © 1986, Paul Inwood. Published by OCP. All rights reserved. GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:lle, R&A p87 Matt. 28: Go and teach all nations…, Music: Owen Alstott, © 1977, 1990, OCP. All rights reserved. OFFERTORY: Instrumental… HOLY: 179 Mass of Renewal, Text © 2010, ICEL. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Music © 2009, Curtis Stephan. Published by OCP. All rights reserved. MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION: 182 MOR Save Us, Savior of the World, Text © 2010, ICEL. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Music © 2009, Curtis Stephan. Published by OCP. All rights reserved. AMEN: 183 MOR Amen, Music © 2009, Curtis Stephan. Published by OCP. All rights reserved. LAMB OF GOD: 184 MOR, Music © 2009, Curtis Stephan. Published by OCP. All rights reserved. COMMUNION 1: T28 Now We Remain, Tune: David Haas, b.1957 © 1983, tr. 2012, GIA Publications, Inc. Text: Corinthians, 1 John, 2 Timothy; David Haas, b.1957. RECESSIONAL:  430 Go Make of All Disciples, Text 76 76 D; Matthew 12:19-20; Leon M. Adkins, 1896-1986, alt., ©1964, Abingdon Press. All rights reserved. Administered by Music Services, Inc. Used with permission. Music: ELLACOMBE; Gesangbuch der Herzogl, Wirtembergischen Katholischen Hofkapelle, 1784, alt;adapt.fr. Würth’s Katholisches Gesangbuch, 1863; arr. By William H. Monk, 1823-1889.

(Starts at 4:39 on video)


Holy Spirit Parish has a FORMED.org account, and IT’S FREE FOR YOU TO USE! Register or log-in at: hsrcc.formed.org to get to the Holy Spirit, Green Oak sign-in page. No special code needed! (On FORMED.org site, use our Parish code 2JQ9YM)

VATICAN DECREE of the Apostolic Penitentiary on the granting of special Indulgences to the faithful in the current pandemic, 3.20.2020 by Pope Francis

The gift of special Indulgences is granted to the faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, commonly known as Coronavirus, as well as to health care workers, family members and all those who in any capacity, including through prayer, care for them. 


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  • Follow us on Facebook – we are  “Livestreaming” Sunday Mass at 10am! (You must first log-in to your own Facebook account and then search for @HolySpiritBrighton with the orange dove logo)

  • Visit the Diocese of Lansing news page for podcasts & updates

  • Watch inspiring movies and video series, read bestselling Catholic eBooks, and listen to audio presentations from the Church’s most compelling speakers on FORMED.org! No special code needed with this link!

  • Get reacquainted with our Catholic Resources page!

Diocesan news updates regarding coronavirus: 

Catholic Healthcare International (CHI) Video: Lift Your Spirits Novena with Miracle Stories, interview with Jere Palazzolo & Novena Prayer by Christ Medicus Leadership

(More videoclips can be found on “Fr. John’s Links”)

The Casa USA Campus in the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan

  • a beautiful replica pilgrim shrine of St. (Padre) Pio’s Church Santa Maria delle Grazie,

  • a replica of his renown Home for the Relief of Suffering hospital,

  • a truly Catholic medical school fully faithful to the Magisterium of the Church,

  • a Christ Medicus Foundation National Center for Public Policy,

  • and a Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network Center upholding human dignity through service to the medically vulnerable.


Our Lady, Untier of Knots

As per my homily about ‘Penance’ and what we can do on behalf of our country, here is a link to discerninghearts.com where you can find a novena to Our Lady, Untier of Knots.  Under the search icon,  just type in “knots”.  The prayer takes about 7 1/2 minutes per day over nine days. Frj

Make sure you check Fr. John’s Links on the “Media” tab above

for other inspiring videos! 


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