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DirectoryPhone Number: 810-743-3050
Parish Office Hours Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Summer Hours June 16 - September 2 8:00am - 3:30 pm
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Eucharistic Ministers administer the body and blood of Christ regularly at weekend and Holy Day liturgies. You may also be asked to take Holy Communion to parish shut-ins. Please contact Wally Morgan or Debbie Irvin at (810) 743-3050 for more information.
Lectors proclaim the Word of God. They are Ministers of the Word, scheduled to read at least once every two months. Interested parishioners will be given training materials necessary to prepare for the liturgy. Please contact Keith Williams (810) 743-3050 for more information.
Holy Redeemer has a vibrant music ministry. The musicians lead the congregation in proclaiming the word through song. Our ministries are comprised of both paid and unpaid singers and musicians, including an adult choir who leads the congregation during the 11:00am Mass. If you are interested in joining this ministry, please contact Daniel Schmit at firstname.lastname@example.org
Altar Servers are students in grades five and up through adults, that serve weekend Masses. Training is held in the spring. Please contact Steve Tesler at (810) 743-3050 for more information.
The Mass Captain oversees the set up and preparedness of the Mass including servers, Eucharistic Ministers, vessels, hosts and wine. Please contact Judy Peto (810) 743-3050 for more information.
Ushers and Greeters
Ushers and Greeters welcome parishioners and visitors alike to all weekend Masses. Ushers also collect contributions, direct people for Communion, and assist in presenting offertory gifts. Please contact Neal Roche at (810) 694-9078 for more information.
At Holy Redeemer we are fortunate to have a Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel in the northeast corner of the church. The Adoration Chapel was established in 1993 as a special way for Catholics in Genesee County to spend quality time with our Eucharistic Lord. Committed adorers spend the same hour(s) each week in Adoration, and we encourage you to join them. You DO NOT need to be a member of Holy Redeemer to be a committed adorer.
If you cannot commit to a specific time each week, we invite you to take advantage of this holy and prayerful place. We also have a list of people, who even though they cannot commit to a time, are willing to be substitutes when an adorer is unavailable.
Please contact Bethine Sordyl-Crookedacre at
Coffee and Donuts
Served the 1st Sunday of the month after the 9:00 a.m. Mass in the Convent Dining Room from September to April. There is a free-will donation. Volunteers are needed and welcomed. Please contact the parish office at 743-3050, if interested.
Members from this small group of dedicated parishioners provide lunches for families and friends after funerals. Telephone calls, set-up preparation of food, and clean-up are part of the service offered by this organization. Volunteers are needed and welcomed. Please contact Bill 810-275-2269
Family Life Center
Our Family Life Center is a state-of-the-art banquet facility conveniently located at the north end of the property. It is a smoke-free building available for weddings, banquets, parties, and other events for groups of up to 500 guests. The Center's neutral colors complement any decorations for your event. Our in-house catering service offers a variety of menus that will be customized to your satisfaction. Please contact the office at 743-3050 for additional information.
The Holy Redeemer website is available for all organizations and associations of Holy Redeemer to inform parishioners of upcoming events, membership drives, fundraisers, and calendars. Even if you cannot be with us, you are never out of touch with the website, http://HolyRedeemerBurton.org.
Commissions & Councils
Holy Redeemer Church is committed to embracing Jesus Christ and His teachings through access and active participation in worship, education, and services. All Holy Redeemer commissions and committees will assist this mission by including it in their goals.
Its mission is to focus on the spiritual development of the faithful, evangelization of the inactive, care of the poor in society, conversion of new members and those who aspire to membership in the church by planning, setting policies, being fiscally responsible, and having a clear vision and commitment to programs and evaluating goals and plans against the Diocesan plan and the Parish mission.
Parish Council meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm in the rectory conference room. Parishioners are invited to attend.
All Parish Members are welcome at the meetings.
Its mission is to serve as advisors to the Administrator of Holy Redeemer. This council advises in making administrative decisions, policies in the care of the Parish finances, parish budget, annual reports, financial planning, fund raising and development.
The meetings are held quarterly on Thursday at 7:00pm in the rectory conference room. Parishioners are invited.
Its mission is to organize and coordinate the parish festival held in June. It is the largest fund raiser for Holy Redeemer. All organizations, committees, and parishioners are committed to ensure this event is beneficial financially and spiritually to the parish and the community.
Its mission is to assess the needs of the worshiping assembly, to advise the Pastor, and provide direction for those who prepare liturgies, provide liturgical education of all parishioners, and promote the education and development of competent liturgical ministers of the Eucharist, Ushers, Altar Servers, Mass Captains, Deaf Ministry, Readers, Greeters, Environment, Adoration Chapel, Eucharist for the homebound and care facilities and needs for the altar, musicians, & choirs.
Meetings are held the second Saturday of the month at 10:00am in the rectory.
Its mission is to be fully aware of our parishioners' talents, make them feel welcome, and encourage their full participation in the life of the parish. We especially want to be aware of the special needs of our parishioners and community.
Its mission is to promote the concept of the lay ministry in developing ownership and stability for the future of religious education programs for children and adults and to offer financial advice and planning for education programs and policies, and to provide parents a voice in their children's religious education. Meetings are to be determined.
Christian Service Commission
Its mission is to organize efforts of the entire parish to serve those in need, to advocate for justice, and to develop programs that meet the needs of the parishioners and the community at large.
Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church was founded in 1940 after a group of men from the south end of Flint took a census and found over 300 Catholic families in the area. They presented their findings to the Bishop as proof that there was a need for a church in the southern end of Flint. Bishop Joseph H. Albers sent four seminarians to take another census that confirmed the findings of the original census. The Reverend Louis P. Gauthier was assigned the task of founding a parish in Burton Township. Approval for the parish was given on September 7, 1940 and the first two Masses were celebrated on September 22, 1940 in the Burton Theater. Bishop Albers presided over one of them. Daily Mass was celebrated in the basement of Leo Chauret’s home on Buder Street, which was also the first residence of Fr. Gauthier. The old Bendle School on Saginaw Street was utilized for Mass, the Sacraments, instruction classes and Bingo. Most of the Parish Societies were operating within a month. Ground was broken on July 25, 1941 with the Cornerstone ceremony on September 28 and the basement of the building was first used October 20. Mass began being offered in the new building as soon as the roof was on and Midnight Mass was celebrated that Christmas. On April 26, 1942, Bishop Albers dedicated the new church. In 1946, the first school building and convent were completed and over 400 children began school. In November, 1959, the first Mass in the new church was offered and the Church was dedicated by Bishop Albers on September 18, 1960. In 1965, the State of Michigan bought up the property on the east side of S. Grand Traverse to put a new expressway , I-475, through. This necessitated the building of a new convent and rectory. Work began on the convent in 1966 and opened the summer of 1967. The new rectory, which was attached to the church, was opened to the priests in 1968. In the 1990’s a new, state of the art Family Life Center was built on the north end of the property where the old bus garage used to stand. It is for rent for parties, weddings and other get togethers. In June, 1970, the last high school class graduated as Luke M. Powers opened and all catholic high school students would be transferring there. The elementary school closed in 2009.
How To Get Involved
We welcome and encourage all to participate in Holy Redeemer Parish worship, commissions, organizations and events. Please contact the Parish office.