Bishop Boyea

Protect Children

From now until April 28, St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) will host its Spring into Giving Donation Drive. STVCC is collecting household items such as pots and pans, towels and twin sheets for those they serve. Please drop off all donations at the STVCC office at 2800 West Willow Street, Lansing. Contact Dr. Thomas Woods at or 517.323.4734 ext.1203 for details on how your office or business can get involved in the collection efforts.

All clergy, religious, laity and members of ecclesial movements are invited and welcome to attend the Chrism Mass at 10:30am, Holy Thursday, April 17, 2014 at St Mary Cathedral, Lansing.  During the Chrism Mass Bishop Boyea will consecrate the holy oils used in parishes throughout the year. Three different oils are blessed:  the Oil of the Sick; the Oil of Catechumens; and the Sacred Chrism used for anointing during the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Holy orders (ordination of priests).

WE C.A.R.E. marriage preparation classes will be held 6:00 – 9:00pm, Friday, April 25 and 9:00am – noon, Saturday, April 26 at St John the Evangelist Family Center, 404 N Dayton Street, Davison. Cost is $75.  Registration form available on Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties website at

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014 at St. Patrick Parish, Brighton. This event is especially geared to an audience of young adults/adults, however, we welcome any mature person who desires to learn about this great teaching. Priests, Religious, Laity - all are encouraged to come. Register for this event online  at