St. Mary Catholic Church

157 High Street
Williamston, MI 48895


Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Contact Us

Office: (517) 655-2620
Rel Ed: (517) 655-2520
School: (517) 655-4038
Fax: (517) 655-3933
Email: contact@saint-mary.church

Mass Times


Saturday: 9:00am & 4:30PM
Sunday: 9:00AM & 11:00AM
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00AM

Reconciliation


Saturday: 9:30AM - Until Finished
Saturday: 3:30PM - 4:25PM
Sunday: 8:30AM - 8:55AM

Adoration


Sunday 6pm - 9pm
Monday 8pm - 11pm
Tuesday 11:00am - Noon
Tuesday 9pm - Midnight
Wednesday 8:30am - Noon
Wednesday 6pm - 9pm
Thursday 8pm - 11pm
Friday 8:30am - 10pm

Year of the Holy Spirit and Mary

In this time of many challenges in the Church and in our daily lives, we need the Holy Spirit’s presence, power, and love. Mary, Jesus’ mother and our mother, is also the Spouse of the Holy Spirit. She intercedes for us and models how to cooperate with the Holy Spirit.

When the Holy Spirit first came over Mary, Jesus was born. When the Holy Spirit came over her at Pentecost, Pope St. John Paul II taught, she became the mother of the Body of Christ – the Church – that was born that day.

Let’s ask Mary to help us to respond to the Holy Spirit in our lives, so that we, too, will bring Jesus’ love to those around us!

Read Fr. Mark’s inaugural article for this Year here:

Our first event with this theme was Hearts on Fire on Saturday, July 6. Keri Tarrant, of St. Gabriel’s Message, gave a fun and very informative talk on the Holy Spirit and Mary. Click here for the recording.

At the present time, so critical for the Church and the destiny of mankind, when the interior renewal of Christians and their reconciliation with God and each other are an absolute necessity if the Church is to “exist in Christ as a sacrament or sign and an instrument of intimate union with God and of the unity of the whole human race”(Lumen Gentium, no. 1), the faithful must cultivate an outstanding devotion to the Spirit as the supreme source of love, unity, and peace. At the same time, however, and in harmony with this first devotion which draws ever new strength from the fire of the Divine Love, the faithful should also be deeply devoted to the great Mother of God who is Mother of the Church and incomparable model of love for God and our brothers. (Pope Paul VI, letter to H.E. Cardinal Suenens, May 13, 1975)

We will be posting more inspirations, prayers, and other resources on this page over the course of this Year to help you grow closer to the Holy Spirit and Mary. Keep coming back for more!

Hearts on Fire – July 6, 2019

What happened when the Holy Spirit and Mary came together? Jesus came into the world! This was not just an event that happened 2,000 years ago, though. Mary is the Spouse of the Holy Spirit, so we can ask her to bring us closer to the Holy Spirit so that we may know Jesus and the Father.

Keri Tarrant, of St. Gabriel’s Message (stgabrielsmessage.com), will teach more about this at Hearts on Fire on Saturday, July 6 from 6:30-8pm in the St. Joseph Hall. The evening will include times for worship and prayer ministry. A light dinner will be provided following the 4:30pm Mass. All are welcome! 

Note: Instead of having Hearts on Fire on August 3, we invite everyone to join other churches from around Williamston in worshiping our Lord and praying for our city at the Williamston Worship Festival that day!

Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus used with permission (c) Joseph Fanelli, 1993

Hearts on Fire – June 1, 2019

Once we’ve received the Holy Spirit, how do we keep living and growing in His power? This event will be a great follow up to the Parish Mission and Why Worship?.

Come to Hearts on Fire on Saturday, June 1 from 6:30-8pm in the St. Joseph Hall. The evening will include times for worship and prayer ministry. A light dinner will be provided following the 4:30pm Mass.

All are welcome!

Hearts on Fire is on the First Saturday of every month, from 6:30-8:00pm.

Painting (c) Joseph Fanelli, 1993

Alive

Come enjoy this peaceful time of prayer with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. We’ll hear a reflection about living in the power of the Holy Spirit. Melanie Rea and the Alive Band will lead worship. Confession and prayer ministry will be available.

*Update: We just confirmed that Melanie Rea, our worship leader, will also give the reflection! She’ll weave together her testimony and teaching about the Holy Spirit with the worship. It’ll be a beautiful evening!*

Join us from 7:30-9:00pm on Saturday, May 18!

As heads up, this will be the *last* Alive before our summer break. To keep growing in prayer and the graces of the Holy Spirit, we invite you to come to our similarly-themed Hearts on Fire during the summer. It is on the First Saturday of every month, from 6:30-8:00pm in the St. Joseph Hall. All are welcome!

Hearts on Fire – May 4th

Jesus is alive! He is active in our lives today through His Holy Spirit, the same Holy Spirit who raised Christ from the dead. Come to Hearts on Fire on Saturday, May 4 to hear Fr. Mark Rutherford teach and lead us in prayer for the power of the Holy Spirit to give us new life.

Hearts on Fire is on every 1st Saturday of the month, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM, in the St. Joseph Hall at St. Mary Church.

A light dinner will be provided after the 4:30 PM Mass until 6:30 PM.

Parish Mission 2019

Parish Mission 2019:
“I Will Pour Out My Spirit”

Fr. Mark Rutherford spoke about what the Holy Spirit is doing in our parish, and how we can move forward together with the Holy Spirit.

Part 1, May 6: What does the Holy Spirit have for us?
Part 2, May 7: Addressing common questions
Part 3, May 8: Where do we go from here as a parish?

If you missed any of the talks, click here to watch them. Note: There was an echo on some of them. We will process them and try to re-post them soon without it.

Click here to download the notes from each session:

Why Worship? This Parish Mission was followed-up on Friday, May 10 from with “Why Worship?” – an evening all about worship: what the big deal about it is, the nature of worship, our call to worship, and different ways to worship. Led by worship leader Dan Dirkes of 2Tim4 Ministries, it included an extended time of powerful worship music. Click here for a link to the video.

Alive!

Saturday, May 18th, 2019
Starts at 7:30 PM
Praise & Worship | Confession | Personal Prayer

Our pastor, Fr. Mark Rutherford will be teaching about how we can be more receptive to the Holy Spirit. We’ll pray for the Holy Spirit to fill us with more of His love!

This will be our last spring Alive; Alive will not be held over the summer. We encourage you to go to Hearts on Fire on the 1st Saturday of each month.

Alive! March 16th, 2019

At ALIVE, Fr. Mark will teach about the Holy Spirit and how we can be more receptive to Him in our lives. We’ll have a peaceful time of worship before the Blessed Sacrament, led by Melanie Rea and the Alive band. Confession and prayer ministry will be available as well. Join us at 7:30-9pm on Saturday, March 16. Everyone is welcome!    

Hearts on Fire

The Holy Spirit always has more for us! His heart burns with love for us, and He wants to set our hearts on fire with His love. Come encounter Him through worship, inspiring teachings, and personal prayer ministry.

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, Fr. Mark Rutherford will speak about how to receive more of the Holy Spirit. We’ll take time to pray for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Hearts on Fire is on every 1st Saturday of the month, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM, in the St. Joseph Hall.

A light dinner will be provided after the 4:30 PM Mass until 6:30 PM.

Everyone is encouraged to come!

Painting © Joseph Fanelli, 1993

Alive – February 16th

Enjoy this peaceful time of prayer with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament!
Melanie Rea and the Alive band will lead worship, and the reflection will take us into a deeper understanding of our salvation.

Confession and prayer ministry will be available.

Join us on at 7:30-9pm on Saturday, February 16 for a dynamic talk by Fr. Karl Pung, Rector of St, Mary Cathedral in Lansing. 

Everyone is welcome!


Hearts on Fire

Hearts on Fire is coming up! The disciples’ hearts “burned” within them when they heard the Gospel (Luke 24:32). Does yours?

Come get (re-)ignited at Hearts on Fire on Saturday, Feb. 2.
A light dinner will be provided after the 4:30pm Mass, and Hearts on Fire will go from 6:30-8pm in the St. Joseph Hall.
Prayer ministry will be available at the end. All are welcome to come!

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Our speaker will be José Mattei, a young man who is passionate about sharing the gospel. He is finishing his masters degree in theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, and loves to walk The Camino in Spain, introducing other travelers to Jesus.


Alpha Course

Alpha Course

Alpha Starts January 11th, 2019 From 6:30 – 9:00PM at St. Mary’s in St. Joseph’s Hall, and continues each Friday through March 22nd.

But what IS Alpha?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the world, and everyone is welcome.


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Alive!

Enjoy this peaceful time of prayer with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament!
Melanie Rea and the Alive band will lead worship, and the reflection will take us into a deeper understanding of our salvation.

Confession and prayer ministry will be available.

Join us on at 7:30-9pm on Saturday, Jan. 19, and on every 3rd Saturday of the month.
Everyone is welcome!

St. Nicholas Breakfast

Sunday, December 2nd

A full breakfast will be served. Our guest Saint will explain the history of St. Nicholas and how the modern-day Santa Claus came to be.

After breakfast, there will be activities for the children and a chance to have a photo with St. Nicholas.

This event is sponsored by our Knights of Columbus Council 7545!
In cooperation with St. Mary’s Religious Education.

Art Sale

Carol McGuire Art Sale

Please join us December 15th after 4:30 Mass and during ALIVE and December 16th after both Masses, to honor Carol Maguire with a show featuring her beautiful artwork. Her artwork will be on display and for sale in St. Joseph Hall, along with art from the children at the school. It was Carol’s wish that her art would be sold to benefit St. Mary School, so please join us in helping fulfill Carol’s wish. Please contact Barb Monette with any further questions or details at (517) 899-2174.

Thank you!

Saint Mary Catholic Church of Williamston, Michigan


We are a passionately Catholic, Spirit-filled, loving family whose members are sacramental, evangelical, prayerful, and merciful disciples looking to invite everyone into a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ.

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