On Friday, May 2 at 10:00am a special Mass will be offered in your honor. You and your families are invited to attend Mass and then come downstairs following for a brunch.
The brunch is free but RSVPs are required.
You can call St. John at 517-337-9778 or click HERE to register.
Michigan Bishops Statement
on Same Sex Marriage Ruling
Here are two main points from the Bishops Statement.
A link to the entire document is below.
Upholding the distinction/definition of marriage and respect for the dignity of all persons are not opposed. These two values are compatible and promote the common good. Unconditional love and acceptance of all is at the very heart of our Catholic faith. So too is our witness to the truth that marriage is between one man and one woman, which is the foundation for the flourishing of society.
Children are at the very heart of marriage. The "supreme gift" of marriage, a child, comes precisely through the mutual, loving self-gift exchanged between husband and wife. It is only because of their sexual difference that spouses are able to cooperate with God in the awesome adventure of welcoming a child into the world. Marriage is a pro-child institution. Notwithstanding difficult situations or well-meaning intentions or social research that might suggest otherwise, the dignity of the child and right of every child to a mother and a father should not be ignored.
St. John Church and Student Center is the Catholic Campus Ministry that serves the Michigan State University Community, We are part of the East Lansing Catholic community along with St. Thomas Aquinas Parish.The parish and student center serve over 3,400 registered families, known as permanent community, and the thousands of Catholic college students, as well as faculty and staff from Michigan State University.