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    /slideshows/homeMedium/SMC%209-22-2018.jpg September 22 Made for Happiness Day started at St. Mary Cathedral.
    /slideshows/homeMedium/SMC%209-22-2018%20capitol.jpg Made for Happiness - Walking down Michigan Avenue
    /slideshows/homeMedium/page%2012%20008%20pancake.JPG Pancake Breakfast - Third Sunday after the 8:30 and 11:00 Masses. Cost by Donation.
    /slideshows/homeMedium/081%20raffle.JPG Successful Parish Picnic !! See Photo Album for pictures of the event.
    /slideshows/homeMedium/064%20east.JPG Corpus Christi Procession 2018
    /slideshows/homeMedium/First%20ommunion%20SMC%202018.jpg St. Mary Cathedral First Communion 2018
    /slideshows/homeMedium/SM%20First%20Communion%201950%20grayscale%20backlight%20correction.jpg First Communion 1950
  •               Welcome

    Parish Potluck -  This week November 14 will be the last time for 2018.  Parish Potlucks will resume in the new year - watch here for the date.  This week the K of C will host a eucher tournament after potluck. $5 per person. No partner needed.

    St. Mary Chili Supper November 16th - Prior to the Silver Bells in the City Parade, the Parish will host a chili supper with all the trimmings.  There is no cost for the dinner.  However, you will need to display your parish envelope to park in the St. Mary lot around the parish hall.  Parking entrance will be on Seymour Ave.  Enjoy a variety of home made chili provided by parishioners before walking over to watch the parade and fireworks.

    International Dinner - A great variety of ethnic hors d’oeuvres, entrees and desserts were served October 13th.  Thanks to parishioners that did setup, kept the tables organized and then the cleanup.  A photo album was created for this event. 

    Pancake Breakfast - The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a pancake breakfast after the 8:30 and 11:00 AM Masses.  Cost is by Donation.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Bishop Baraga Pilgrimage - Click on Pilgrimage Brochure for details.  Diocese of Marquette provided the brochure.

    Parish Potlucks - Wednesday evening potluck  dinners start at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall.  Bring a dish to pass and $2 for the main course that is provided.  All are invited to attend - singles, couples, families!  This is an opportunity to meet other parishioners.

    Game Night - Will be taking a break for the summer. First Friday Game and Family Night will resume September 7th. --- First Friday of the Month we have game and family night.  If you can, join us at 5:30 pm for adoration in the church.  If not join us at 6:00 pm in the parish hall for food and games.  Bring a family game or grab one of ours and have a casual night hanging out with the parish.  If possible please bring a dish to pass.  If you don't have time to cook...grab anything from the store that we can eat.  Single?  Married?  It does not matter.  It is about eating and playing games.

    Electronic Giving - Part of keeping our Parish alive and active is by making sure that bills are paid and building repairs can be done.  Are you interested in making a weekly or monthly contribution that is automatically pulled from your banking account? Additional information and forms are available under the "About" tab.

    Check out Photo Albums for various events during the past year. - Easter 2018, Corpus Christi 2018, Anniversary Mass 2018, Parish Picnic 2018 and more for youth and adult !

  • Parish Mission Statement


    We, the Parishioners of St Mary Cathedral Parish, as Disciples of Jesus Christ and Stewards of God’s gifts to us, are called to live our Faith tradition through celebration of the Sacraments, proclaiming and promoting the Gospel and responding to the needs of our Parish and Community through hospitality and service to all. As the Mother Church and Cathedral Parish for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing, Michigan we embrace our unique role of service and leadership for our local Church and Civic Community.

  •    Made for Happiness

    The Diocese website tells the story of September 22,2018. Click Made for Happiness Photos and Article to reach the website. There are Prev and Next buttons to scroll through below the Inside St. Mary Cathedral picture.  Below the pictures in the Diocese website there is a 2:15 minute video.

  • Diocese of Lansing
              Year of Prayer

    September 22, 2018 - November 24, 2019

    Father,
    You invite each of us to share in the life and ministry of your Son, Jesus. Send your Holy Spirit to form our parish as a community of missionary disciples.
    Teach us how to hear Jesus, to love Jesus, and to share your gift of salvation with everyone we meet. Through the witness and intercession of Mary, guide me to deepen my commitment as a disciple of Jesus.
    Lead our parish to grow as an intentional community, committed to go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. We ask these blessings in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ.
    Amen

  • Bishop Boyea Response to Current Sexual Abuse Crisis

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

              I am writing this to you due to the recent removal of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick from ministry and the release of the grand jury report on clergy abuse in Pennsylvania. Once again, the sins of clergy have hurt victims, scandalized the faithful, raised anger in many hearts, and brought ill-repute upon the Catholic Church. Archbishop McCarrick’s abuse of minors, his homosexual activity and his abuse of seminarians and young priests are beyond the pale. The sins of anyone who sexually abuses children is abhorrent, most especially clergy. In addition, some knew about these crimes and did nothing to address this behavior. I am as shocked as you. So, first of all, I apologize for their behavior and the behavior of those who did nothing to stop it. It is incredibly wearying and demoralizing to hear yet again about these sexual sins and crimes. Let us hold each other in prayer.
     
     
            As you may know, each bishop is ultimately responsible to the Holy Father, who is the only one who can remove a bishop. Still, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will be discussing how we bishops might attempt to hold one another accountable, given this limitation. I can never give a guarantee that there will not be other clerics who violate their promise of celibacy and abuse their positions. We are all sinners. The Lord Jesus knew what these sinful clergy did just as he knows our sinful selves as well. Beyond what we can do as human beings to address the behavior of one another, we also commend ourselves and each other to the charity and justice of our God. We offer our prayers for the healing of victims of abuse but the time has come for us bishops to do more to hold one another accountable.
     
    Christ is our hope in all things. May God have mercy on us all. 
     
              Bishop Earl Boyea, Diocese of Lansing

     
    Note: Updated from statement appearing in bulletins the weekend of Aug. 17-18, 2018.

  • Adoration and Praise

    Adoration with praise and worship music on Wednesday, 7 - 8:30 pm, in the Cathedral Crypt.  Everyone welcome.  Will be held every Wednesday!
    No Adoration October 31st, November 21st, and December 26th.
  • First Saturday Tune Up

    On the first Saturday of the Month at 3:00 pm get a monthly tune up with confession, Mass, Communion and immersing yourself in the mysteries of the Rosary, all offered for the many serious offenses committed against our Blessed Virgin Mary.  Make the first Saturday throughout your life for love of our Lady and reap the spiritual rewards!

  • 150 Years as a Parish !!

    In 2016 St. Mary Cathedral celebrated 150 years of being a Catholic parish in Lansing, Michigan.   A lighted curio cabinet located at the back of the church contains pictures and artifacts reflecting life during the last 150 years.  The top shelf has a picture of the first priest assigned to St. Mary, a picture frame made from the wood of an original pew, a piece of glass from one of the original windows, etc. Take a bit of time to look at our history.

    Information and photos about the current church building and our history can be found above under About Us or by clicking Tour of the Church and Church History.