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2020 archive of NOTES FROM THE DESK OF....

2020 archive of NOTES FROM THE DESK OF....

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 »

June 21, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/15/20

I wanted you to be aware of these messages.

Fr. Jeff Pope Francis, General Audience, June 3 I greet the English-speaking faithful joining us through the media. Dear brothers and sisters in the United States, I have witnessed with great concern the disturbing social unrest in your nation in ... Read More »

June 14, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/13/20

We are going through a most unusual time, in many areas, but especially in the way we celebrate the Eucharist. For our health and safety, the obligation to attend Mass is suspended through September 6, (meaning the obligation begins again on the following Sunday, September 13).  Many of us ... Read More »

June 7, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/08/20

I am writing this message on Pentecost Sunday, May 31 since our bulletin has to be prepared early in the week before it is published. You are probably reading this on the weekend of June 6/7. I don’t know what will happen this week, but today and for the ... Read More »

May 31, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/02/20

For years, especially since Synod 16, the Archbishop and the Archdiocese have been praying for a “new Pentecost,” a new outpouring of God’s spirit, giving us courage, boldness, joy, and all the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Today we celebrate the first Pentecost, and that gives new impetus to ... Read More »

May 24, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 5/18/20

After a long hiatus, we are once again able to gather for public worship, with some limitations and modifications. We will all have to make many sacrifices and adjustments. Hopefully most of these will be temporary! Parking Lot First of all, to make matters even more complicated, we will ... Read More »

May 17, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 5/18/20

As you know, the Governor has placed a “stay home” order on all Michigan residents until May 28. The Archdiocese is monitoring the situation closely, and public masses and parish events are suspended until further notice, until it is safe for us to gather again in groups. We will ... Read More »

May 10, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 5/05/20

Happy Mother’s Day to all our moms. We are so grateful for your love and support throughout our lives. We will be praying for you all in a special way during our Sunday mass today. The latest information from the Archdiocese is that public masses and parish events are ... Read More »

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