Sacred Heart of Jesus
Munising, Michigan
Father Michael Kweku Ocran




Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus (K of C) is welcoming new members. This organization is devoted to Good Works and Service to their Parish, Families, and Community.

Learn more about the Knights of Columbus. The organization also has pamphlets in the main entrance area of Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Contact: Pepper VanLandschoot (906)387-2343




Homebound Ministries

The mission of our Homebound Ministry is to bring Jesus Christ, in the form of the Most Holy Eucharist, to parishioners of our parish who are homebound, hospitalized, in Tendercare or Harbor View, or incapacitated in such a way that they are unable to attend Mass. We will come to your home, visit with you, and pray with you.

Contact: Eileen St. Amour (906)387-3225 or the Parish Office (906)387-4900

"I was SICK and you VISITED me."

Matthew 25:36




Right to Life Committee

The Right to Life Committee President is Linda Kueber. This group works closely with Alger County Right To Life in their Mission to protect the Unborn.

Contact: Linda Kueber (906)295-0211




St. Vincent DePaul

Saint Vincent DePaul of Munising is dedicated to serving the poor of our community.

Contact: Geri Franz or Carol Verbunker

Business: (906)387-3496
HELP LINE: (906)387-4470

St Vincent DePaul
413 Maple Street
Munising, MI 49862

Heat Assistance
Food Assistance
Monetary Assistance



Eucharistic ministers

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are called to serve the Body of Christ that is the Church, as well as the Body of Christ in the Eucharist species. Ministers of Holy Communion distribute the Body and Blood of our Lord to the assembly during Holy Communion and assist with putting away the sacred vessels after Mass. Inspired and moved wih care for our sisters and brothers not present at the liturgy, ministers take the Body of Christ to the homebound.

Those interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Father Michael  (906)387-4900.



RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
RCIA is a program of the Catholic Church oriented towards those who are searching and inquiring about the Catholic way of life. While this program is oriented for adults, it accepts teenagers who are mature enough to participate in the RCIA.  

RCIA begins in September and ends prior to Easter Vigil. It is held every Sunday after the 10:00 AM Mass. Our program leader is Joe Wallace.

If you are interested in attending or have questions, please contact our parish office at (906)387-4900.


Ministry of Altar Servers

The words "minister" and "liturgy" come from words in two ancient languages which mean "serve." As a liturgical minister, you are serving in several ways:

  1. Serving God through your worship and prayer.
  2. Serving the priest as he presides over the liturgy.
  3. Serving your parish family by assisting in the celebration of the liturgy as a mirror and model for the gathered assembly.

We wish to invite all who may wish to assist in this important ministry of the church. Please contact the parish office at (906)387-4900.




Ministry of Ushers

The Usher's Ministry is a twofold ministry. First, usher's provide service to all who visit our parish. Usher's greet you with a smile and are prepared to offer assistance in finding seating, directing you to where you need to go, and responding in case of an emergency. Secondly, ushers assist the congregtion during liturgies by preparing and presenting the offertory.

This ministry is open to all. If you are interested in serving, please contact Pepper VanLandschoot (906)387-2343.




Ministry of Hospitality

Creating a warm and inviting atmosphere is the priority of the Ministry of Hospitality. Parishioners are present before and after each liturgy to welcome and assist parishioners, friends, and visitors to our worship. They answer questions or direct inquiries to the appropriate person.

Are you interested in assisting? Please contact the parish office at 387-4900.




Sacred Heart Women's Guild

Contact: Donna Lasak (906)387-3199


Fall Bazaar

St. Therese Mission - AuTrain

Contact:  Linda Balko (906)387-4739




Men's Bible Study

Meets at Parish Rectory on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm

Contact: John Ochman (906)387-2143

Bible Study




Parish Library

OUR PARISH has a wealth of Catholic Educational Books and Videos. We have an extensive collection of Adult Reading and Children's Books!

Contact: Barbara Hermann (906)387-4900


Children's Ministry

Contact: Barbara Hermann (906)387-4900




Propagation of Faith and Missionary Works

Contact: Father Michael (906)387-4900




Ministry of Lectors

The word proclaim comes from the Latin pro meaning “before” and clamare meaning “to cry out.” The Lector proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ, making God present to the gathered community. The ministry of Lector is a charism for the building up of the community, and it does require some native abilities such as confidence, poise and sensitivity to the assembly. Reading skills, the ability to develop proclamation techniques and a clear and steady voice are attributes of a Lector.

If you feel called to this ministry, please contact Father Michael in the Parish Office (906)-387-4900




Parish Prayer Line

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church of Munising PRAYER LINE is here to support God's Will in your life. If you have a special intention and you wish for others to pray for you and along with you, feel free to call our prayer line. A kind ear and voice is always on the other end of the line.

The Prayer line consists of some 40+ members who will keep your intentions in mind and heart.

Call: Eileen St. Amour (906)387-3225 or Barb Feldhusen (906)387-3414




Parish Finance Council

Our Parish Finance Council assists Father Michael and the Diocese in monetary management and maintenance of Church Facilities.

Contact: Mark Arrieri (906)387-5318




Lazarus Baskets

A Parish Service to St. Vincent DePaul Lazarus baskets are located at each of the four Church entrances. Thank you!


  • Canned Vegetable
  • Canned Fruit
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Noodles
  • Bread Mixes
  • Muffin Mixes
  • Bottled Juice
  • Bar Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving Cream
  • Shampoo
  • Nail Clippers
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Tissue
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Cotton Balls
  • Bandages
  • Diapers

Contact: Gerry Franz @ 387-3496


Religious Vocations

Women's Religious Vocations

Contact: Father Michael (906)387-4900


As people of God, we all share in the priesthood of Christ, and so the Church speaks meaningfully of "the priesthood of all believers." Each of us is to exercise our priesthood by strengthening and serving one another. Within the Church there are many means of service. One way of service stands out as a sacrament, namely Holy Orders, which ordains the recipient to the office of bishop, priest or deacon.

The priest's special calling is first and foremost to preach the Good News of God's love and humanity. In offering himself as a candidate for the priesthood, he must give evidence of wisdom and spiritual maturity, as he is called to lead the Christian community with patience and kindness. The priest celebrates Mass and administers the Sacraments, taking an active role in offering Christ's gift of Himself. v

From earliest times, deacons have had a special place in the pastoral work of the Church, preaching, ministering at baptisms and weddings, and caring for the poor and hungry on behalf of the whole Church. Nowadays, married men are more and more frequently ordained to the diaconate, where they have a strong role in assisting priests and bishops and serving the people.

Finally, bishops are chosen and ordained to supervise and lead priests and deacons, to unify, bless and teach the people and act as a sign of Christ in the local church and community.

If you feel called to lead a more spiritual life or wish to pursue a deaconship or priestly vocation, please contact our office or Diocese of Marquette Vocations Director, Reverend Father Ben Hasse (906) 290-2434