A message from your pastor Fr. Tim MacDonald


The day is finally upon us.  Steve Ray will speak in the church at Queens at 2:00pm this Sunday March 12th.  There will be two talks, starting with a Day in the Life of the Holy Family followed by the Pains of the Crucifixion.  Steve’s books will be for sale and he will be offering to sign them for you during the reception following the talks down in Vincentian Hall.  


Thank you to the nearly 575 people who have taken the 10-15 minutes needed to complete the Disciple Maker Index Survey.  I am asking that every adult who attends Mass at Queens to please take the time to do this.  It doesn’t take long but the impact your answers may have will stretch long into the future as DMI Data will be used for crucial strategic planning coming up in every area of the diocese.  Parishes with more and better responses will be seen as more vibrant and viable than those who under perform.  I want to incentivize success and that should be all the motivate we need to help Queens stand out in the DMI totals and the strategic planning that will follow.



A reminder that there are paper copies of the DMI at the doors of church and at the parish office.  You can drop them in the offertory at Mass.  For those with smartphones, there are ‘QR’ codes where you can scan the survey and take it right on your device.  These cards can be found in the envelope holders at the end of each pew in church.  


The Knights were sad to miss a fish fry last week due to snow.  There is snow in the forecast again tonight.  I am sure the kids pray that school will get called off. I pray it does not!  Join the the school children as the 6th grade presents the Living Stations of the Cross on Friday at 2:15p. The Fish Fry starts at 4:30. There are dine in and drive thru options available.  Stations are prayed again in church at 7pm.


We are completing our first full week of the 2023 Diocesan Services Appeal.  We have a long way to go before we achieve our goal of $210,387 and the more than 600 gifts needed to achieve 40% participation or above.  I have made my DSA gifts to both Queens and St. Catherine in Concord.  I need everyone who has given before to match last year’s gift.  I especially need people who have been sitting on the sidelines during past campaigns to get off the bench and put some skin in the game in DSA’23. 


The Diocese of Lansing has a nationwide reputation for being the ‘Little Diocese that Could.’  We are by far on the smaller side of dioceses both in area and in population, but we make things happen that other dioceses often envy and duplicate as was seen in the recent efforts to fight against Proposal 3 last November. 


Your support of the Diocesan Services Appeal is a helping hand to those in need through Catholic Charities and a joining of hands with Catholics all across the ten counties of our diocese as we seek to be and to make intentional missionary disciples.  Please make your one-time gift or pledge to support DSA today.



We are asking that ALL checks be made payable to ‘Queens/DSA’ and that you put them in the offertory at Mass or send them to the parish office, not the diocese.  Thank you to those who have already made their gift.  You are a blessing.  

24 HOURS FOR THE LORD is just days away! Join us at the St. Joseph Oratory, 707 N. Waterloo, from 6:00pm on Tuesday March 14th until 6:00pm on Wednesday March 15th .


Please come and take advantage of this opportunity to pray and do penance with Catholics from all over Jackson County. There will be confessors available every hour and Eucharistic adoration throughout. I will be in there during the earliest hours of Wednesday morning.


Many of you enjoy listening to various programs on Good Shepherd Catholic Radio.  They depend entirely on donations from listeners in order to stay on the air.  I am hoping you will support them and buy tickets to attend a Dinner and Fundraiser for Good Shepherd with Dr. Ray Guarendi.  This will be at 6:00pm on Saturday March 25th at Gene Davis and Sons Banquet Center.  Each seat is $75, the bulk of each ticket sale will be spent on maintaining the station and buying new equipment.  

Queen of the Miraculous Catholic Church

606 S. Wisner St

Jackson, MI 49203

(517) 783-2748  www.queenschurchcom