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Dcn. Dave Lawrence’s Last Homily

  • Weekend Mass times are: Saturday (Vigil) 4pm and Sunday 11am. (Sunday Mass is also Livestreamed).

  • Seating in Church is a maximum of 125 persons (25% capacity), with overflow in the Activity Center.

  • 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.

  • Daily Masses are Tuesday 7pm; Wed, Thur & Fri 11:30am; Sat 9am

  • HEALTH SAFETY GUIDELINES must be followed while in the building 

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

  • The Church, Parish Offices and Book Shop are open weekdays between 9:00a—3:00p

  • 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


The Diocese of Lansing recently recognized all of our wonderful school principals, including our own Gwenis Laura! Thank you, heroes for all you have done to keep our students on track during the pandemic!


With a prayer to God that He will be with you in the task that He has called you to. May He grant you peace and happiness in the days ahead. Congratulations!

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  

July 12 Weekly Bulletin

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

July 12, 2020 Sunday Mass:

MUSIC CREDITS: PRELUDE:  INTRODUCE 224 “Mass of the Resurrection” Lamb of God. Music: © 2002, 2009, Randall DeBruyn. Published by OCP. All rights reserved. ENTRANCE: C16 Holy Is The Lord. Song Writers: Christ Tomlin, Louis Giglio  © 2003 Sixsteps Music, worshiptogether.com songs. GLORIA: 176 Mass of Renewal. Text © 2010, ICEL. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Music © 2009, Curtis Stephan. Published by OCP. All rights reserved. RESPONSORIAL PSALM: R&A p108 Ps19: The seed that falls on good ground… Music: Owen Alstott, ©1977, 1990, OCP. All rights reserved. GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: R&A p109 The seed is the word of God… Music: Owen Alstott, ©1977, 1990, OCP. All rights reserved. OFFERTORY: 644 Your Words Are Spirit and Life. Text: Based on Psalm 19:8–11. Text and music © 1993, Bernadette Farrell. Published by OCP. All rights reserved. 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. Text © 2010, ICEL. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Music: Mass of Renewal; Curtis Stephan, b.1973, © 2009, Curtis Stephan. Published by OCP. All rights reserved. COMMUNION 1: 781 Seed, Scattered and Sown. Text: 66 66 with refrain; based on Didache 9; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Mark 4:3-6; Dan Feiten. Music: SEED, SCATTERED AND SOWN; Dan Feiten. Text and music: © 1987, International Liturgy Publications, PO Box 50476, Nashville, TN 37205, www.ilpmusic.org 888-898-SONG. All rights reserved. Used by permission. COMMUNION 2: 391 Your Only Son. Text and music: Twila Paris, b. 1958, © 1985, Straightway Music (ASCAP)/Mountain Spring Music (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Administered by EMI CMG Publishing. Used with permission. RECESSIONAL:  T39 The Summons. Text: John L. Bell, b. 1949, © 1987, Iona Community, GIA Publications, Inc., agent.  Tune: KELVINGROVE., 7 6 7 6 777 6; Scottish traditional; arr. By John L. Bell, b. 1949, © 1987, Iona Community. GIA Publications, Inc., agent.

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy Prayed daily at 3pm

(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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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! 


COME INSIDE and get to know our school….

Lift Your Spirits Week 6 Novena

Join in the Novena Prayer with some of the priests from Livingston County, the area of the new pilgrim shrine and Home for the Relief of Suffering Hospital. Rev. Tim Nelson, MD, Pastor of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church Jackson, MI, Catholic Healthcare International Board Member & Retired Cardiologist is joined by …

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