Welcome to the Sacred Heart Catholic Community website. As a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Community this means that you make a commitment to the life, service and religious education of our community. We pray and hope that this website will be useful to you who live in the parish, and for those who are wishing to find out more about our parish here on Grosse Ile.
Today Sacred Heart serves over 750 families from the island and local communities. There are over 300 parishioners who actively participate in multiple ministries of service and support offered at the parish.
If you are new on the island or may be interested in joining the Catholic Community here on Grosse Ile, please click on the “Join the Parish” button under “About” and complete the New Parishioner Registration Form, or, stop in at the Parish Office located on Parke Lane. Someone will gladly welcome you and get you all the information you need to be a faith-filled member of Sacred Heart Parish.
Rev. Michael A. Molnar (Fr. Mike)
A Reflection on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
and Its Connection to the Parish Community
The RCIA is the process by which people become members of the Catholic Church. We are beginning the Fall Catechumenate on September 16, Sundays, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm. for those who have an interest in discerning God’s call to embrace life in the Catholic Christian Community. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults helps facilitate the experience of God for those seeking full initiation into the community.
The formation of the gospel becomes a seed for renewal in the parish community not only because new members come to the community, but because the actual formation team for the RCIA is the parish community.
The catechumenate candidates challenge the parish by asking hard questions:
Why are you Catholic?
What do you believe?
Why would I be happier if I joined your Catholic Community?
How is God alive here?
The parish has to ask and answer these questions of itself often. As the parish members witness to their sense of being ambassadors for God, they deepen their appreciation of God’s gifts within the community. An active initiation process keeps the winds of renewal always current in the parish.
If you know of someone who is asking serious questions about the Catholic Church and what we believe, please have them call Sr. Helen Therese at the Office for Adult Faith Formation/RCIA (734) 676-1378 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org