Private confessions: Saturdays at 3 PM.

Ash Wednesday: Masses at 9 AM, Noon and 5:30 PM

Fridays of Lent: Private Confessions at 11:30 AM—12:30 PM.

Stations of the Cross: 1 PM & 7 PM

Adoration: 1:30 PM—7PM

Communal Penance: 11 AM-4/8

Towel Sunday Weekend 4/8-9

Pancake Breakfast 10 AM—1 PM 4/9
Easter Egg Hunt: 12:30 PM 4/9


Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of total fast and abstinence. The Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence. In keeping with the spirit and meaning of the Lenten fast, Catholics are encouraged to observe the Good Friday fast through Holy Saturday and the Easter Vigil.

1. The law of fasting binds persons from the completion of their 18th year to the beginning of their 60th year. In other words, we are bound to this law from the day after our 18th birthday to the day before our 60th birthday.

2. The Church defines fasting as one meal a day and two smaller meals which, if added together, would not exceed the main meal in quantity. Such fasting is obligatory on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The drinking of ordinary liquids does not break the fast.

3. The law of abstinence binds persons from the day after their 14th birthday, throughout life.; This law forbids the use of meat (beef, pork, poultry), but not eggs, milk products or condiments made of animal fat. Soups flavored with meat, meat gravy and sauces are permitted.



FOOD COLLECTION FOR MARCH: Items needed for the month of March are: Instant Rice or Boil a Bag rice, Cake mix and Frosting, Brownie mix, Chili beans, Pancake mix and syrup.

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES COLLECTION: will be taken this weekend, March 25th & 26th. Your donation will help feed the suffering refugees, provide educational opportunities for refugee children and send aid to the victims of natural disasters.

PALM SUNDAY (APRIL 9) PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Pancake breakfast will be held from 10 AM—12:30 PM. Tickets are not necessary, a “good-will” offering will be accepted. Volunteers will be needed for setup, serving & clean-up. If you are able to help, please call the parish office and leave your name & telephone number. Look forward to seeing you!

LENTEN BOOKS: The Lenten black books are now available in the Book Store as well as the Parish Office. There is a suggested donation of $1 per book.

JPII GIFT AND BOOK SHOP NEWS: The Gift and Book Shop has stocked new First Communion and Confirmation cards and gifts. In addition to our regular weekend hours before and after Masses, we are open on Fridays between 11 AM and 2 PM during Lent. The shop will be closed during the Holy Saturday and Easter weekend. Tell your friends!

TRAVEL—THE BEST OF ANN ARBOR By Pat Ayland: Mark your calendars—Friday, June 30, 2017. We will be going on a day trip to Ann Arbor and visiting the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, the U of M Football stadium and much more. Lunch is planned at The Gandy Dancer—a favorite for many. The cost is $88 and the approximate timing is 9 AM to 6 PM. We will be departing from and returning to the St. Kateri parking lot. Call Pat Ayland with questions at 313.441.3355.

LOST AND FOUND: For all your Lost items please check the boxes in the back of the church in the small room. Gloves, hat, scarves, glasses, prayer books, children’s books, and just this week a set of keys was turned in after the 4 PM Mass. One of our faithful found them in the parking lot and turned them in. There are three keys with a distinct white tag. Please ask the Sacristan and usher, or if, during the week, call the office to put them back in your good hands.


TOPIC OF DISCUSSION: How can we live peaceably with those of other faiths in our community? What do we have in common?

DISCUSSION LEADER: Hala Charara-Hamka Poet, TV Host, Linguist, School and Educator.

WHEN & WHERE: 13121 Prospect St. Dearborn, 48126, Thursday April 6th at 6:30 PM.

TAP YOUR FAITH is an opportunity to learn and discuss various topics about current issues challenging our Christian community in the world today.




Please join us for 40 Days of Life Prayer service before the Blessed Sacrament at 10:30 to 11:30 AM. This will be on the Tuesdays in Lent: March 28, and April 4th. Prayer folders will be provided. Please join us in our mission to protect LIFE! Thank you and God bless! Join us after the 12:30 Mass on April 2nd for a Holy Hour for our country. Deacon Steve Bussa presiding. Exposition, Patriotic Rosary, hymns, Divine Chaplet, adoration and Benediction. Patriotic Rosary Holy Hour every Tuesday before the Blessed sacrament at 5:45 PM.


During this time of prayer and fasting, we invite you to reflect on how to be inspired to serve in preparation for Easter. We will begin with a Noon Mass followed by a simple meal of soup ($3) and a Lenten reflection. Held at the Solanus Casey Center, 1780 Mount Elliott Street., Detroit. The program goes on every Wednesday until April 12th.


Dates: April 7-8, 2017

Who: High School Freshmen—Juniors

Where: Sacred Heart Major Seminary-2701 Chicago Blvd. Detroit 48206

Registration and information:


Rent a table and sell your goods or shop for new and gently used baby and kids’ clothes, toys, games, dvd’s, books, strollers, bikes, swings etc. The sale is Saturday April 22, 2017 from 9 AM—2 PM. For more info email


Join us October 23—November 2, 2017, to see the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Colossal Sphinx, the Valley of Kings, Ancient Cairo and more. This is a 5 day cruise down the Nile River. The price includes Roundtrip air from Detroit, First class hotel with breakfast and dinner daily, sightseeing by private motor coach and more. For a full brochure, contact Fr. Cavellier at 248-852-4170, ext. 22. the price is $3,699 per person.


First Tuesday of the month, at Noon -April 4, May 2, June 6, Aug. 8. Call .496.1701.


The Dearborn Heights Center will host and Open House on Wednesday, April 5th, from 11 AM to 2 PM. The Center is located at 26155 Richardson, south of Warren and west of Beech Daly. Activities include Exercise, T’ai Chi, Zumba, Yoga, Bingo, Pinochle, Singing, Genealogy, Spanish Class, Ceramics, Quilting, Arts & Crafts, Painting and Woodcarving. Flyers will be available with information on bus trips, parties and special events. For more information please visit the City of Dearborn Heights website at and click on Senior Citizen Tab.


Sacred Heart

Shamrock Shadow Day: Wednesday, March 29th. Come have your child experience our school. Contact the school office at 313.561.9192 for more information.

St. Vincent DePaul Spring Clothing Drive: April 1st & 2nd. Collection bin will be in the school parking lot off Michigan Avenue. Mom2Mom Sale: April 29th from 9 AM to 1 PM. To rent a table, contact Korina Kolbusz by calling or texting at 313.570.6259 or email at Sponsored by the Sacred Heart PTO.

St. Sebastian

It’s Not Too Early: Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 school year. Our school provides 3 year old Little Learners, 4 year old Preschool, Kindergarten and grades 1-8. For more information, contact the school office at 313.563.6640.

Trivia Night: Saturday, April 1st. $10 Admission per person (21 years and older only). Doors open at 6 PM & Trivia starts and 7 PM. Call 313.563-6640 for more information.

Living Stations of the Cross: Friday, April 7th at 1 PM and Sunday, April 9th at 6:30 PM. Performed by the students of the 8th grade class.



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NEEDED FOR 2017 VBS: Cardboard mailing/shipping tubes, Legos, Duplo’s and clean pop-up caps from water bottles. If you have any available, please drop them off at the parish office.

HAM BINGO! St. Linus Parish on Sunday, April 2nd at 2:30 PM. For more information, call the parish office at 313.274.4500.


If you have broken rosaries and would like to donate them, please drop them off at the church sacristy or parish office.

Call 313.943-3030 to report any suspicious activity. Support our law enforcement officers. Be their eyes and ears!


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