February 11, 2014
Fr. John Rocus of Holy Spirit Church near Brighton, Michigan, celebrated an 8:30 am Mass this morning in Thanksgiving for the work of Ave Maria Radio. Fr. Rocus and the parishioners at his church took up a collection during Ave Maria Radio’s Fall 2013 Membership Drive as a gift to Ave Maria Radio.
As a result, they received a Day Sponsorship for February 11, 2014: “Today’s programming is made possible by our Day Sponsor, Fr. John Rocus and the parishoners at Holy Spirit Church and School in Green Oak Township, who will be offering a Mass today on this day, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, in Thanksgiving for the work of Ave Maria Radio and the intentions of its listeners.”
Pictured at left are Cheryl Nael, Ave Maria Radio Office Manager holding a basket of listeners’ prayer requests; Fr. John Rocus, Pastor of Holy Spirit, holding a picture of the Lourdes Basilica; Mrs. Anna M. Loewe, Principal, Holy Spirit School; and Deacon Jerry Brennan, Director of the Office Of Deacons for the Diocese of Lansing, assigned to Holy Spirit parish.
Also in attendance at the Mass were students from the Holy Spirit School. After the Mass, Father asked the School children to process past the Our Lady of Lourdes shrine on the parish grounds and invited all those at Mass to join the procession. Father also said a prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes and blessed everyone present.