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August 24-25, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/19/19

Thanks for your generosity to our visiting missionary, Fr. Alan Alabon last week! Fr. Jeremy will be on retreat this week. I am sure he would appreciate it if you would send up a prayer for him!  You have probably seen the show on TV called America’s Got Talent. ... Read More »

August 17-18, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/08/19

We welcome our visiting missionary, Fr. Alan Abalon. Thank you for your generosity for his diocese of Catarman in the Philippines.  *_*_*  Some parishioners have received a text message apparently from me, asking for the purchase of a gift card supposedly for a cancer patient that I apparently want ... Read More »

August 10-11, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/08/19

As you are probably aware, the whole church (and our parish) has a program to form and catechize adults and older children who wish to become Catholics. Some of these people may never have been baptized; some may have been baptized in another Christian denomination but now wish to ... Read More »

August 3-4, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 7/29/19

  Though the official feast day is August 6, we are celebrating today our patronal feast, the Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus. This was an experience where Jesus took his disciples Peter, James, and John up to Mt. Tabor to pray. There Jesus and his disciples had a ... Read More »

July 27-28, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 7/22/19

Across the United States, there are seven OFM Franciscan Provinces. Our Province is under the patronage of St. John the Baptist, and we are headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. A year or so ago, six of these Provinces, including our Province, made the decision to merge and become one Province. ... Read More »

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 »