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    Whether you are new to Lansing, new to our church, new to anything Catholic, or new to anything Christian, we invite you to explore along with us what God is saying to you and how He is acting in your life. This is the place to get started.
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  • Prayer Life

    Often times, we can become overwhelmed by the concept of prayer. Maybe we don't know how to start or what to say; maybe we aren't even sure what prayer is exactly. The simplest definition of prayer is just this: communicating with God.

    It's important to remember that God is not all that interested in "perfect" you or "church" you. He is, however, intensely interested in you.  So when you pray, you don't need all the answers, you don't need all the right words, you don't need to hide. You just need you. Pray about things that are important to you, things you've done, things you want to do, things you wish you had done or regret doing. Pray about your fears, joys, doubts, loves, victories, trials, pains. Pray about your job, school, family, friends. I assure you, God really is interested in all of it. He is interested in the real you.

    Try one of these to get started:

    • Read a Bible passage, see what it says to you and how it affects you
    • Say an 'Our Father' slowly, see what those words really mean to you
    • Tell Him 5 things that happened in your day that you are thankful for
    • Tell Him 5 things that you need help with or want to change
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  • Latest News from Fr. John

    • January 18
      St. Gerard Parish is blessed with more than 150 youth Altar Servers. These 5th – 12th graders volunteer to serve at our weekend Masses and at School Masses. Next weekend we will offer a blessing for them (and the adult servers as well) as we thank them for their service and...
    • January 4
      As we celebrate the Magi's visit to the child Jesus, we are invited to focus on our own quest to come to Jesus. The Magi willingly sacrificed much to follow the star to Bethlehem. They left home and...
    • December 28
      The second reading for the Feast of the Holy Family, Colossians 3:12-17, is considered by many scripture scholars to be part of an instruction given to a group of newly baptized adults. It speaks of putting on the virtues of heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. The previous...