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July 20-21, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 7/16/19

Today’s Gospel tells the story of two sisters, Martha and Mary, sisters to Lazarus whom Jesus raised from the dead and apparently good friends of Jesus. They lived in Bethany, not far from Jerusalem, and it would seem Jesus was a frequent guest in their home. In today’s story, ... Read More »

July 13-14, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 7/08/19

A couple of weeks ago, the Friars returned the pastoral care of St. Aloysius Parish in downtown Detroit to the care of the Archdiocese. That means that the Franciscan Friars will no longer staff the parish. A diocesan priest has been assigned as pastor beginning July 1. As a ... Read More »

July 6-7, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/27/19

In today’s Gospel, Jesus instructs the 72 disciples whom he sent out in pairs to announce peace. “Into whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this household.’ If a peaceful person lives there, your peace will rest on him…”  You have no doubt noticed that I often begin ... Read More »

June 29-30, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/25/19

  Those of us of a certain age probably remember what we called the three principle parts of the Mass: Offertory, Consecration, and Communion. These were the parts of the Mass that were considered the most important and were not to be missed, under the pain of sin. The ... Read More »

June 22-23, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/17/19

On this Feast of the Body and Blood of the Lord, we also have the great joy of celebrating the 60th anniversary of our Assistant Pastor, Fr. Jeremy Harrington, at whose hands we receive the Eucharist. The date of his ordination was June 13, 1959. Fr. Jeremy has had ... Read More »

June 15-16, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/10/19

We published an announcement of the Holy Land Pilgrimage available for the parish in October of 2020 a while back, but some folks may have missed it, so I wanted to remind you once again of this once in a lifetime opportunity.  Last year at the Women’s Christmas dinner, ... Read More »

June 8-9, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/03/19

Greeting Before Mass  Those who think about what makes liturgy an uplifting experience, often point to three “H’s” – the hymns, the homily, and the hospitality of the community. So many people find these to be either especially helpful or especially disappointing. If the homily connects with their lives, ... Read More »

June 1 - 2, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 5/23/19

Intercessory Prayer Team  One of the action steps for parishes at the end of Archbishop Vigneron’s Pastoral Letter Unleash the Gospel states: “I charge parishes to have a prayer and intercession team to pray for the mission of the parish and intentions from the leadership team and to provide ... Read More »

May 25-26, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 5/20/19

Welcome Desk  As you have hopefully noticed, before and after each weekend mass a parishioner is available at the Welcome Desk in the Gathering Space to answer any questions or respond to any need that you might have. You may want to register in the parish, or sign up ... Read More »

May 18-19, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 5/16/19

This is a busy time of the year: Confirmations, First Communions, Graduations, Weddings, Anniversaries, Mother's Day, Father's Day, to name a few. It is a busy time in our liturgical calendar also as well. We have the significant celebrations of the May Crowning, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, and the ... Read More »