A Franciscan Parish in the Archdiocese of Detroit

FROM THE DESK OF FR. JEFF

FROM THE DESK OF FR. JEFF

August 30, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/24/20

This is information from a letter of Archbishop Vigneron to all members of the Archdiocese: You may have heard recently that a priest of the Archdiocese, Fr. Matthew Hood, learned that he was invalidly baptized. Because he was invalidly baptized, he was also invalidly ordained. This news also impacts ... Read More »

August 23, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/17/20

DISPENSATION - extended until November 23 In light of the continued spread of the coronavirus in southeast Michigan and the impossibility for parishes to safely accommodate all Catholics for Mass on Sundays, Archbishop Vigneron has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days ... Read More »

August 16, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/13/20

For many years in the Franciscan Province of St. John the Baptist, it was customary for friars to profess their vows on August 16, no matter day of the week it was. In recent years, the date is much more flexible.  But it was 60 years ago today (August ... Read More »

August 9, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/06/20

Our Patronal Feast! The Story of the Transfiguration of the Lord   All three Synoptic Gospels tell the story of the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-9; Luke 9:28-36). With remarkable agreement, all three place the event shortly after Peter’s confession of faith that Jesus is the Messiah and Jesus’ ... Read More »

August 2, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 7/27/20

August 2nd is a special day to all Franciscans as it recalls the small Assisi-area chapel that became the foundational home of the Franciscan family – the Porciúncula. It is a place rich in the memory of all Franciscans, and its legacy reaches far and wide. Queen of the AngelsIn 1206, ... Read More »

July 26, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 7/20/20

From the AOD website about the new initiative, Families of Parishes. How will Families of Parishes impact parish staff? These decisions will be left to the discernment of each Family of Parishes, with assistance, as needed, from the Curia. All decisions will be guided by a complete focus on ... Read More »

July 19, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 7/13/20

On Pentecost Sunday, May 31, the Archbishop announced a new initiative called “Families of Parishes.” This will affect us and all parishes in the Archdiocese. I don’t know much at this point, but will keep you informed as things move forward. Last week we shared a section from “Frequently ... Read More »

July 12, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 7/06/20

On Pentecost Sunday, May 31, the Archbishop announced a new initiative called “Families of Parishes.” This will affect us and all parishes in the Archdiocese. I don’t know much at this point, but will keep you informed as things move forward. Last week we shared a section from “Frequently ... Read More »

July 5, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/29/20

On Pentecost Sunday, May 31, the Archbishop announced a new initiative called “Families of Parishes.” This will affect us and all parishes in the Archdiocese. I don’t know much at this point, but will keep you informed as things move forward. This is from “Frequently Asked Questions” issued by ... Read More »

June 28, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/22/20

In the foyer of a church, a young boy was looking at a plaque with the names of men and women who had died in various wars. He asked the pastor, "Who are these people?" The pastor said, "Those are members from our church who died in the service." ... Read More »

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