TRAVEL By Pat Ayland

There has been a lot of interest in our AUTUMN GETAWAY trip to upstate New York. The dates are September 24-29, 2017, and we’re visiting the St. Kateri Shrine, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, West Point Academy, FDR Library and museum and more. Think about getting your reservation in early. Flyers are available at the entrances to the church.

Please call the church office at 336-3227 or Pat Ayland at 441.3355 with questions.


Since our shop is small, we always offer to look for special requested items Not stocked in the store. For example: A number of customers have asked about daily Catholic meditation books. In response, we have ordered a variety of such books published by the Catholic Book Publishing Company. They are nicely bound with a leatherette cover and ribbon bookmark.

We also have customers who generously give friends, family and emergency responders pocket prayer coins and prayer cards. The shop now carries pocket prayer coins specifically for police, firefighters, nurses and teachers. What a thoughtful way to say “Thank you” to those who provide us with such service.

So… if you are looking for a special gift, card, or personal religious item and do not see it on our shelves, just ask. We are always glad to oblige. 

Thanks for your continued support!


Your gifts to the CSA are helping high school-age teens in the Archdiocese of Detroit learn how to become better Christian leaders, examples to their peers, and evangelizers through Youth Leadership and Evangelization Training.

“Chosen to Follow” covers topics like discipleship, communication, facilitation, prayer, and event planning, as well as sharing faith with other teens. Through the “Living Your Strengths” resource, teens will also learn to use their individual strengths in their daily lives.

Offered by archdiocesan youth Ministry Office, Youth Leadership and Evangelization Training will be held overnight at St. Frances de Chantal parish in Sterling Heights this July 21-22.

For information about CSA ministries, programs and serviced, please go to


June 24 & 25th

This week, the special collection is for Peter’s Pence, a worldwide collection that supports the charitable works of Pope Francis. Funds from this collection help victims of war, oppression, and natural disasters. Take this opportunity to join with Pope Francis and be a witness of Charity to our suffering brothers and sisters. Please be generous today. For more information, visit


The Army, Air Force, and Navy exchange will start allowing all honorably discharged veterans to shop online. The target start date is Veterans Day, November 11, 2017, but you must register first. You must call 1-844-868-8672 after June 1st to register.

Here is the site for more information:


Remember that our “Friday Fish Fry” continues every Friday from 4 PM—8 PM.

Join us every Tuesday for our Polish Dinners starting at 4 PM. The cost is $8.95 per person for your choice of two entrees, mashed potatoes and vegetable.

And don’t forget our Taco Thursdays.

2017 Dearborn Homecoming is fast approaching and we are beginning to look for volunteers to help with our largest fundraises of the year. If a member, wife, sibling, child, or friend would like to help, please contact Rob Ciavaglia at 248-613-6591 or email at

This is a wonderful opportunity to let the community know what the Knights of Columbus does for our area.



The Society of Notre Dame de Bon Secours 11th Annual Family Golf Outing is coming up on Saturday, July 15th at Fox Creek Golf Course in Livonia. Sour Golf Package provides each golfer 18 holes w/cart, door prizes and meals for only $85 per golfer. Registrations received by June 30th are only $75 per golfer. We will also have a raffle. Please join the Society in fellowship, as we enjoy a round of golf, and raise funds to help local families. For more information, please contact Carrie Ryckman at 248-890-2872 or

Ste. Anne Novena For 131 years, Ste. Anne has celebrated a novena in preparation for the celebration of the Feast of St. Anne. The annual feast occurs on July 26.

The Archbishop has recently decreed that our Shrine to St. Anne is the official place of pilgrimage in the Archdiocese. Consequently, a plenary indulgence is granted to those who visit our shrine and recite an Our Father and the Creed. St. Anne is the patron saint of mothers, childless people, housewives, pregnancy and children. We joyfully invite you to make a pilgrimage to the Ste. Anne Shrine, especially during the annual novena. You can also venerate the relic of St. Anne.

Ste. Anne Parish Noon Healing Mass: Every first Tuesday of the month Fr. Gabriel Richard Chapel, Explore Ste. Anne Public Tours: Tuesdays at 4:30 PM and Thursdays at 11 AM , 1000 Ste. Anne Street Detroit.


Divine Child Summer Athletic & Enrichment Camps: Athletic camps in 8 sports as well as leadership, debate, rocketry, art & musical theater camps. Camps range in length from 3 days to 2 weeks. Great opportunities for students entering grades 4-8. Registration forms available at

For more information regarding our athletic camps, please contact Denise Brewis at 313.562.1990 x227 or

For more information regarding our enrichment camps, please contact Darcie Ruby at 313.562-1990 or

St. Linus VBS: “A Mighty Fortress” July 24th-28th. Contact Donna at 313.274-5778 or by email at

St. Mel Final Mass: Closing Mass Friday, June 30th at 6 PM

St. Sebastian

Please join us at Sebastian Church, July 2nd after the 12:30 Mass. We will have a Holy Hour for our Country and religious freedom. Deacon Steve Bussa presiding. We will pray the patriotic Rosary, Exposition, the Divine Chaplet, Hymns, Adoration and Benediction. Everyone is welcome.

The Patriotic Rosary will also be said on all Tuesdays before the Blessed Sacrament at 5:45 PM.


Terra Sancta Pilgrimages with Franciscan friar Fr. Alex Kratz will be leading a Catholic Pilgrimage to the Holy Land October 9-23, 2017. This life-changing experience walking in Jesus’ footsteps includes daily Mass and Rosary, biblical readings on site, time for prayer and spiritual guidance, and meeting local Christians. The cost is $4,299 (all expenses included. Round trip from Detroit, 3 daily meals, all tips and taxes._ $500 deposit due at registration. Orientation meeting is August 6. Call 248-514-1747.


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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