***IMPORTANT MESSAGE ***
All Public Masses on Sunday’s, weekdays, EASTER SUNDAY and Easter Monday, April 13th are SUSPENDED. BIshop Raica will issue a Decree of Dispensation to dispense the faithful from attending Mass on Easter Sunday, April 12th. See below in ‘Happenings’ for the letter from Fr. Tyler
Rev. Peter Eke, Pastor
Rev. Bernard Tyler, Administrator
Wally Wrzesinski, Office Manager
Office: 989-821-5591 Residence: 989-821-5591
St Hubert Hall Phone 989-821-8226 St James Hall Phone 989-422-3925
Office Hours; Monday thru Thursday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation: The confessional will be staffed half hour before Mass. Sacramental Reconciliation is also available upon request or by appointment.
Sacrament of Marriage: Please contact the Parish Office at least six months in advance of wedding date.
Sacrament of Baptism: Please contact the Parish Office to schedule an appointment.
New Parishioners: We welcome you to the Parish. To register, please call the Parish Office to set up an appointment.
Radio Mass: From St. Mary Cathedral 9:00 am Sundays on WMJZ FM (101.5)
Televised Masses: St Mary Cathedral, Gaylord MI WGKI --TV 33, WGKU --TV 45 Sunday 8:00 am
ST HUBERT: We, the parish family of St Hubert, believe in the fullness of God's love. We proclaim the Gospel by promoting peace and justice, ministering to the suffering and reaching out to all so they may know and love Jesus Christ.
ST JAMES: We, the caring family of St James the Greater is Christ centered servant leaders strive toward a greater appreciation of the Gospel. Led by the Spirit, we give witness to the Gospel message by proclaiming
God's everlasting love to all by reaching out in service to one another.
***IMPORTANT MESSAGE ****
Due to the increasing health risks from the coronavirus Bishop Raica has suspended all Sunday and week day public Masses in the Diocese of Gaylord through EASTER Monday, April 13th. Bishop Raica will issue a Decree of Dispensation to dispense the faithful from attending Mass on EASTER SUNDAY, April 12th. Please check this St. Hubert and St. James website or the Diocese of Gaylord website for any updates. (Link is below to the Diocese website)
Message from Fr Tyler:
I’m sure we are all familiar with hearing the repetition of certain terms of late: novel Corovavirus; COVID-19; restrictions; empty shelves, etc.; etc.; no public gatherings; Mass suspended.
Likewise, we have received several communiques from Bishop Raica. The latest had to do with our up-coming high holy days. What follows are the directives:
Holy Week April 5-11...
Chrism Mass to be celebrated privately. Parishes to pick up oils at direction of Office of Worship. Liturgies are to be celebrated....with minimum liturgical ministers; i.e., no assembly; 1 musician, 1 canter, 1 server; celebrant only to handle sacred vessels.
Palm Sunday: private service, minimum ministers; 1 reader for readings; Passion read by Priest; palms blessed at Mass;
3. Parishioners —can come to church during Holy Week, at their convenience between 8:00am - 12:00pm noon, to avoid crowds.
Also, received was information from the Congregation of Divine Worship & Discipline of the Sacraments in Rome; parishes to celebrate liturgies without physical participation.
Parishioners will be informed of times, people can prayerfully unite — in their homes.
Holy Thursday: to be celebrated without the people, washing of feet to be omitted: no procession of Blessed Sacrament to tabernacle.
Good Friday: Priest to celebrate & add special intention for world health. Veneration of the Cross; place cross outside (St James has a large cross on front lawn; St Hubert has a shrine out back); drive by; venerate briefly from the car; or stand at appropriate distance from others; no touching; no kissing of cross.
Blessing of Easter baskets/food: to be done outside, sprinkled by priest, per drive thru.
Easter Vigil: celebrated, without assembly.
No Easter Mass for the public.
With continued prayer, Fr Tyler.
All scheduled Mass intentions are being remembered by our priest during privately celebrated Masses
WEEKLY OFFERTORY ENVELOPES: Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time! Offertory envelopes may be dropped off at the parish office or mailed to St Hubert Church, P.O. Box 75, Higgins Lake, MI 48627.
WEEKDAY SERVICES SUSPENDED: Governor Whitmer Issues ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives’ Order. Therefore we will not continue weekday services at either St Hubert or St James. If you wish to do private prayer, both St Hubert & St James will be open from 8:00am until 12:00pm (noon) Monday thru Friday.
Chaplet of Divine Mercy:
***SUSPENDED til further notice***
Ministry of Consolation (MOC). St Hubert and St James offer a grief support group sessions. Sessions run for six weeks. Anyone who wants to attend, please call the parish office at 989-821-5591. This way we will have enough supplies on hand and let you know when our new sessions will start again.