St. Mary Catholic Church
157 High Street
Williamston, MI 48895
Monday - Thursday: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Saturday: 9:00am & 4:30PM
Sunday: 9:00AM & 11:00AM
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00AM
Saturday: 3:30PM - 4:25PM
Sunday: 8:30AM - 8:55AM
Sunday 6pm - 9pm
Monday 7pm - 10pm
Tuesday 11:00am - Noon
Tuesday 9pm - Midnight
Wednesday 8:30am - Noon
Wednesday 6pm - 9pm
Thursday 8pm - 11pm
Friday 8:30am - 11pm
Pace The Priest!
Make sure you register the family for our 9th annual Pace the Priest 5K run/Walk! This year the race will be held on Saturday, October 13th at 9am. Bring your family & friends out for a fun morning. To register, click below or fill out the below form [HERE] and return to Ms. Dion at the front office. Please feel free to Share this link on any social media accounts that you have!
Not interested in running or walking? That’s ok! We can always use good help on race day! There is something for everyone to do. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Jayme Bisard at email@example.com. A volunteer link will be coming out soon to sign up online.
Pace the Priest Sponsorship Needed!
Pace the Priest Sponsors NEEDED! Pace the Priest would not be possible without the support of our sponsors! We have been blessed with the continued support of many returning sponsors in the past and are in need of the same support as well as new. If you know of any family and/or friends who have businesses or are just interested in sponsoring Pace the Priest 5K please share the sponsorship letter with them. We would like to extend a challenge to each family to reach out to at least 2 businesses with the sponsorship letter found below. Let’s all make this the biggest year yet with sponsorship support! If you get someone interested, please have them follow the contact directions on the letter. Thank you in advance for taking time to reach out to business requesting their support!
You Were Made For Happiness
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