September 10-11, 2016

We are in full swing with sign-ups for our ChristLife program which will begin soon on September 27th. We pushed the program hard last year and had more participants than we expected. Everyone found the faith-sharing format easy to get involved with. We hope to continue last year's success. You'll be receiving an invitation to attend Christlife as you leave today, from one a parishioner who has gone through the program last year.

Our RCIA is just now beginning. It is not to late to join our group. They meet after the 10:00 am Sunday mass. I encourage you to invite a friend or family member who has expressed interest in becoming a disciple of Jesus in the Catholic Church. If you would like to sponsor one of the catechumen's, please let me know soon.

Looking ahead:
Every year we celebrate the passing of St. Francis, called the "Transitus" on Oct 3. It is our turn to host this prayer service for Franciscans in the Detroit area. You are all invited to pray with us and to enjoy some fellowship afterwards with others to who love and follow St. Francis. (This would be a good opportunity to continue our celebration of the Franciscan heritage which we experienced during our August parish mission.)

Our yearly Respect Life mass, which is usually held on the first Monday of October will be moved to the last Friday of September, the 30th at 7:00 pm, right before Respect Life Sunday.