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This week

June 23-24, 2018 | Nativity of John the Baptist
Reading I: Isaiah 49:1-6
Psalm 139: I praise you, for I am wonderfully made
Reading II: Acts 13:22-26
Gospel: Luke 1:57-66, 80

Entrance: God We Praise You
Entrance Outreach & 11: Wake the Song of Jubilee
Gloria: Mass of Joy and Peace
Psalm: I Praise You, for I Am Wonderfully Made
Gospel Acc: Mass of Joy and Peace
Preparation: Canticle of Zechariah
Eucharist: Glendalough Mass
Communion 1: You Are Near
Communion 2: Now We Remain
Sending Forth: On Jordan's Bank
Sending Forth Outreach & 11: God We Praise You




Would you like to volunteer in our music library? Sign up for an organizing shift here.

Fun in the Son (formerly Third Thursdays) June 21
6:00 to 8:00 in Fr. Mac Hall. Fun, food and meet staff members and new friends. If you are new to the parish, come and be welcomed! Advanced sign-up is needed for the food. Please email , phone 517-351-5460 or visit

Faithfest 2018 - Saturday, June 23: Family festival of faith. Contemporary Christian music, reconciliation, vigil Mass with Bishop Boyea, fireworks, kids' activities, food vendors and more. More info at
Sponsored by Diocese of Lansing at St Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt

Annual Parish Picnic: Sunday July 22, noon to 3:00 p.m.
Patriarche Park, Main Pavilion

Friends of the Opera House and the Lansing Concert Band present “Jazz for a Cause
The Grand Ledge Opera House will be swinging with the sounds of the jazz era as the Lansing Concert Band Big Band takes the stage for “Jazz for a Cause”, Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. 

Proceeds from the event will benefit both the Opera House and SIREN Eaton Shelter, serving survivors of domestic violence and homeless families in Eaton County. (Learn more at

Jim Kasprzak, lead trumpet, directs the dynamic 18-piece group comprised of traditional jazz-era instrumentation: full sections of saxophones, trombones and trumpets, plus a swingin’ rhythm section. The ensemble also features two local vocalists: Dan Templin and Kelly Sandula-Gruner, who are also members of Singers on the Grand, based in Grand Ledge.

If you love jazz, swing and blues music, don’t miss this unique opportunity. Tickets are just $10 and the price includes dessert and coffee. Contact the Opera House for tickets at 517-627-1443; office hours 9:00a – 5:00p Monday–Friday. Tickets will also be available at MacDowell’s Floral and Fireplace and Ace Hardware, Grand Ledge.

Lansing Concert Band
Free outdoor summer concerts
Bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket and relax with the Lansing Concert Band.

Wednesday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Independence Day celebration at Adado Riverfront Park; our concert precedes the City of Lansing fireworks show.

Friday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Lake Lansing Band Shell

...and catch the LCB Jazz Big Band: Thursday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Williamston Summer Concert Series (free!) | McCormick Park in Williamston

Party of Seven - Williamston Summer Concert Series | Thursday, July 12, 7:00
One band—all of your favorite music! Party of Seven plays the best of classic rock, Motown, oldies, disco, country and current hits. Join us Thursday night, July 12 at Williamston's McCormick Park (band shell) for a free outdoor concert. FREE. Large playground area for kids; dogs also welcome (on a leash)

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4:30 p.m. Saturday
9:00 a.m. Sunday
11:00 a.m. Sunday
June 23-24, 2018 | Nativity of John the Baptist
  Melly Ali Ali
June 30 - July 1, 2018 | Thirteenth Sunday, Ordinary Time
  Adrian Adrian Adrian
July 7-8, 2018 | Fourteenth Sunday, Ordinary Time
  Heidi Adrian Adrian
July 14-15, 2018 | Fifteenth Sunday, Ordinary Time
  Lauren Lauren Lauren

cantors 2
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
June 24, 2018 | Nativity of John the Baptist
  Kate Sue/Sophia duet Sue   Adrian/Alec duet
July 1, 2018 | Thirteenth Sunday, Ordinary Time
  Ali Michael Michael   Adrian
July 8, 2018 | Fourteenth Sunday, Ordinary Time
  Ali Lisa Lisa   Adrian
July 15, 2018 | Fifteenth Sunday, Ordinary Time
  Kate Kelly Danielle   Ali

music schedule

June 30 - July 1, 2018 | Thirteenth Sunday
Gloria: Mass of Joy and Peace
Psalm: I Will Praise You, Lord
Gospel Acc: Mass of Joy and Peace
Eucharist: Glendalough Mass
Communion 1:
Communion 2:
Sending Forth:

Music Director Ali Darley
Office Phone: 517.351.5460, ext. 318

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish
955 Alton Road • East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517.351.7215 • Fax: 517.351.7271

Weekend Masses:
Saturday 4:30 p.m. • Sunday 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.

Weekday Masses:
Monday–Friday 6:30 a.m.
Wednesday & Friday 9:00 a.m.

St. John Church & Student Center
327 M.A.C. Avenue • East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517.337.9778 • Fax: 517.337.8358

Weekend Masses:
Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., noon
5:00 p.m*., 7:00 p.m.

Weekday Masses:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 9:15 p.m.

*5:00 Sunday only held during MSU Fall & Spring semesters

Music Ministry site designed and maintained by K. Sandula-Gruner • Last update: 06/19/2018