Weekly Update – 12 January 2014

~The Weekly Update ~
January 12, 2014

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Greetings GenChrist,

Due to the weather last week, we decided to postpone our party, so tonight we will be having our GenChrist Christmas Party with Epiphany Exorcisms and Blessings (Info).
Please consider helping out at GenChrist by joining our service team (Info).  See below for more details as well.
In Christ,
Christina Galloway
Generation Christ Communications Coordinator
(If you have an event you would like included in the Weekly Update, please email)
News in Brief

Tonight: GenChrist Christmas Party and Epiphany Exorcisms & Blessings – info
Tonight: Small Groups in Jackson- info
January 13: Soul Food: Faith, Relationships and Marriage – info
January 14: St. Thomas Parish Life Night
January 27: Discerning your vocation – info
January 31: Juventutem January Mass & Dinner – info
February 4: Theology on Tap- Everything you ever wanted to ask a priest – info
February 15-16: Diocesan Women’s Discernment Retreat
GenChrist Notes:  GenChrist Service Team, Women’s Discernment Retreat, Michigan Catholic Young Adult Conference
GenChrist Service Team
Please consider helping us on the Service Team next year. If you can help e-mail generation.christ.ann.arbor

Service Team Jobs:
Help put up signs – put Generation Christ signs up on parish doors, and the large banner right outside the parish hall
Help taking down signs – take down the Generation Christ signs and banner
Set Up – help the SCH girls set up the holy hour, chairs and altar
Welcome Greeters – stand on Elizabeth Street before the holy hour to greet people
Welcome Announcements/Prayer – Begin the holy hour by welcoming people and leading the prayer
Musicians – offer your singing or instrumental talents to bring music to the holy hours
Servers – work with the priest or deacon to set up the Eucharistic Adoration holy hour
Powerpoint – organize the music lyrics and any other announcements using powerpoint and control the powerpoint slides during the holy hour
Announcements – at the end of the holy hour announce any upcoming events or Generation Christ related announcements
Pizza Orderer – order pizza for the holy hour social based on the number of attendees at the holy hour. You will always be reimbursed for your purchase. Please keep a copy of your receipt and email the genChrist account with an original copy of the receipt.
Snacks – bring snacks for the social
Fellowship Greeters – After the Holy Hour, greet any people new to Generation Christ, facilitate the social hour and conversation, make sure new people know about the e-mail and Facebook Groups
Clean up – help the SCH girls clean up after the fellowship hour

Women’s Discernment Retreat

1) Diocesan Women’s Discernment Retreat- Feb 15-16th.  Sat. 8:30am- Sun. 1pm.  Women 18 or older who would like to learn more about Religious/Consecrated Life by hearing from Sisters and Consecrated Women themselves.  Mass, Adoration, Confession, talks from Sisters, food, and quiet time.  Call or email Dawn Hausmann for more details: 517-342-2506.


2) Nun Run – Saturday, March 22nd. 7:30am-7:30pm.  One day visit of many convents in the Diocese of Lansing- Great opportunity to visit Religious Sisters and learn about their lives and see their convents. Women 16 or older are welcome to come. (those under 18 need permission slips)  Contact Dawn Hausmann at 517-342-2506 or email:

Michigan Catholic Young Adult Conference
Registration is open for the annual MCYA conference on March 28-29.  Check out their website http://www.micyac2.org/ for more information.


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UPDATE: March 28th 2020
As you are aware, the COVID-19 is a pandemic requiring a big response from everyone to alleviate the spread of the virus. As a result ALL Generation Christ activities are being canceled until further notice! However, St. Thomas do offer below personal prayer, adoration and confession times for your spiritual growth:
1. Personal Prayer: The Parish Hall is open 7 days per week from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. for personal prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Note that these times are slightly different than our previous schedule. 2. Friday Adoration: Adoration will cease until further notice, though we are planning a weekly Friday Holy Hour available on FacebookInstagramYoutube, and our website. We are still solidifying when this will be, but we will let you know as soon as we do. 3. Confessions: Confessions will continue in the Parish Hall:
  • Monday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday through Saturday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Please pray for all unceasingly and know of our prayers for all of you!
This is the generation of those who seek Him. -Psalm 24:6

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