Midland Area Catholic Community (MACC) MISSION 2019

These events are sponsored by the Midland Area Catholic Community Partnership Parishes.

Mission Theme and Daily Topics

Theme: Becoming Saints - Day by Day

As members of the Christian Community, we are invited to be holy, to become the persons that God created use to be. As we deepen our relationship with the the person of Jesus Christ, we find ourselves growing in holiness.

Day One: Saints are invited to see Jesus more clearly...

A creative and active life of prayer enables us to encounter Jesus in our daily life.

Day Two: Saints are called to love Jesus more ardently...

In our encounters with the person of Jesus, we discover the depths of God's love for use and so we deepen our friendship and desire to be with him.

Day Three: Saints are those who follow Jesus more closely...

Knowledge and love of the person of Jesus empowers us to be more like him in all we say and do.

Day Four: ValLimar Jansen Concert...

Join in an evening of sung praise and worship of our God who blesses us beyond measure.


They will be presenting on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct 27 to Oct 30, 2019 as noted below.

Fr. Fran Daly, SJ, Executive Director of Manresa Jesuit Retreat House (SJ - Society of Jesus)

Grew up in Chicago and was a Catholic school teacher before his ordination in 1972. He has served as the Executive Director of the Manresa Jesuit Retreat House in Bloomfield for five years. He is well versed in Ignation spirituality and leads spiritual retreats and exercises.

Sr. Kathie Budesky, Director (IHM - Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Graduated from Mundelein College with a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies and Spirituality. Kathie has served in secondary schools both in religious studies and administration. She is currently a presenter, facilitator and director at Visitation North Spirituality Center in Bloomfield Hills.


Blessed with an extraordinary voice, ValLimar Jansen is a highly regarded singer, composer and recording artist. She is educated and experienced as a university professor, a leader of worship and prayer and a workshop presenter at conferences across the United States and abroad.

YouTube Videos

Facebook, Albums

**before the mission begins** come and worship with Fr. Fran and Sr. Kathie

  • Oct 26. 4:30pm Mass at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Oct 27, 8:30am Mass at Our Lady of Grace - Sanford
  • Oct 27, 11:00am Mass at Blessed Sacrament
  • Oct 27, 5:30pm Mass at St Brigid of Kildare

MISSION Calendar of Events - Oct 27 - 30, 2019 - MOre Details Below


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Sunday, Oct 27, St Brigid of Kildare

Dinner: 3:30-5:00 pm, St. Brigid hall. Chicken, rice, green beans and beverages.

Mass: 5:30-6:30 pm, St. Brigid church. Our Mission begins with Mass celebrated by Fr. Daly.

First Presentation: 6:45-7:45 pm, St. Brigid hall with Fr. Fran Daly, SJ and Sr. Kathie Budesky Saints are invited to see Jesus more clearly.

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Monday, Oct 28 Blessed Sacrament

Dinner: 5:30-6:45 pm, Sloppy Joes, chips, salad, cookie dessert and beverages. Blessed Sacrament hall

Second Presentation: 6:45-8:00 pm, Blessed Sacrament church with Fr. Fran Daly, SJ and Sr. Kathie Budesky Saints are called to love Jesus more ardently.

Homework room available for older children.

Childcare: 6:30-815 pm, will be provided for children ages 2-6. Those with babies in arms are welcome to bring them to the mission presentation. Volunteer online form. Contact Blessed Sacrament for questions about volunteering at 989-835-6777.

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Dinner: 5:30-6:45 pm, Ham, meatballs, side dishes, salad, desserts, and beverages. Our Lady of Grace hall, Sanford

Third Presentation: 6:45-8:00 pm, Our Lady of Grace, Sanford with Fr. Fran Daly, SJ and Sr. Kathie Budesky Saints are those who follow Jesus more closely.

Meal and Mini-VBS for Children: 5:30-8:00 pm, at Our Lady of Grace, Sanford, PreK-5th grade (12 and younger) are invited to ROAR with us at special rendition of Vacation Bible School (VBS). Let’s ROAR some more! 5:30pm dinner, 6:45pm-8:00pm MINI-VBS

Volunteers needed for Mini-VBS please contact 989-687-5657x2, Laura Scheibert at Our Lady of Grace for any questions. Middle school age and older are needed to help with various tasks during the evening. Please sign-up using this online form.

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Concert: 6:45-8:15 pm, Assumption Church, Performing: ValLimar Jansen, YouTube Videos, Listen to ValLimar on Spotify

This concert is for all ages.

Reception: 8:15-9:15 pm, Hors d'oeuvres, desserts and beverages. Assumption Hall

** 9:30 am Mass with School Children followed by program with ValLimar Jansen at Blessed Sacrament at 9:30 am ** No registration.

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20)