Summer has begun! A time of trips to the lake, backyard barbecues, catching fireflies, watching fireworks and lazing around soaking up the sun. Sadly for some, summer brings the daunting task of finding food for their school age children.

With schools out for the summer, breakfasts and lunches that students would normally be eating at school are not an option. If you have school-aged students in need of breakfast or lunch this summer, simply text “FOOD” to 877877 and you’ll receive a message with the closest location where they can get free summer meals. No questions asked– just free meals for those little ones. Please pass this information on, as you never know who needs this help. 

Similarly, the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Sebastian has informed us that their normal number of clients has increased. Open on Mondays and Wednesdays, they usually see 3-5 clients per day. In the past few weeks this number has increased to 7-9 clients per day. While some may be relying on their service for food for themselves, many are needing assistance to feed 3 or more members in the family. Please keep them in mind as you go about your weekly grocery shopping. A list of the needed items are in our parish bulletin and at the collection bins near the entrances of Resurrection Hall. EVERY CAN AND BOX MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

Lastly, how are you doing with my summer challenge? Do you remember what it is? No one has left me a message. Come on, this is easy. For the months of June, July and August, I challenge each member of St. Kateri Parish to say one Hail Mary each day for our parish family of St. Kateri and for the universal Catholic Church. Drop me a message if you accept my challenge at or call me at 313.336-3227. Prayers makes a difference! Won’t you join me?




Prayers and blessings to you and yours,
Grace Lakatos
Family Faith Formation


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