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JPII GIFT AND BOOK SHOP NEWS

A Happy and Blessed Easter to you all! Thanks to all our customers and volunteers who have supported the shop with their purchases and time. The Gift Shop will reopen the weekend of April 27th & 28th with our regular hours before and after the weekend Masses. Spring brings new celebrations including First communions, graduations, weddings and Mother’s Day. Stop by to browse our selection of cards, sacramental and gifts.

Since we now have a Nicholas Black Elk Prayer Circle at our parish, the shop has stocked several biographies of this holy Lakota Medicine Man and Catholic Catechist. He led a fascinating life spanning an important era of our nation’s history. Nicholas Black Elk had a petition to advance St. Kateri’s canonization and is now on the road to sainthood himself!

ADULT CONFIRMATION PREPARATION 

is a 6 session program for practicing Catholics 18years or older, who have not yet celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation. Following the six 2-hour sessions once a week here at St. Kateri, adults from all over the Archdiocese of Detroit will come together on Pentecost Sunday at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with one of our Bishops. To be eligible means that you are a baptized Catholic who has received your First Communion, regularly attend Mass, and if you are married, it is a valid marriage in the Catholic Church. Classes begin on Thursday, May 2nd from 7-9 PM. The cost is $10 per candidate. Please call the parish office for more information. Deadline to register is April 25th.

TRAVEL NEWS

Reservations are being accepted for “A Day In Lansing” on Friday, August 16th and the trip looks to be quite popular. We’ll visit the Michigan Historical Museum followed by lunch on the Grand Princess Riverboat. In the afternoon, we’ll have a guided tour of the State Capitol. The trip is $98 and departs at 7:30 AM and returns approximately at 5:30 PM.

Our fall trip, “American Autumn”, is 7 days/6 nights departing on Sunday, September 29th and returning on Saturday, October 5th. We have a full itinerary visiting Gettysburg, Washington D.C. , Pittsburgh, battlefields, monuments, museums, a sightseeing cruise, a great restaurant and a lot of fun traveling with old and new friends. The cost is $1,399 per person, double occupancy.

Send in your deposit now for this historic trip. Flyers are available for both trips at the entrances to the church. For questions or more information, call Pat Ayland at 313.441-3355 or the church office at 313.336-3227.

BEAUMONT RESOURCES

Join Beaumont and their senior care experts for helpful information and interactive discussions on aging, Seniors, caregivers, and the community. Will meet May 7th at 1 PM at 16351 Rotunda Dr. in the Rotunda Room. Questions? Call 248-497-1140

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SCHOOL BELLS

St. Sebastian: 
Paper collection: Please continue to donate your newspapers, magazines and bagged shredded papers to our paper drive. Our bins are located in the parish parking lot along Dartmouth Street.

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AROUND THE VICARIATE

Sacred Heart

Blood Drive: Saturday, April 27th, from 9 AM—2 PM in the parish hall. To schedule an appointment go to www.redcrossblood.org or call the parish office at 313.278-5555.

St. Sabina

Join us Saturday, April 27th from Noon to 3 PM for cards and fun.

St. Sebastian

Garage Sale, Saturday, April 27th, 9 AM to 4 PM in the Activity Center

Drop offs for St. Vincent DePaul are being collected at St. Sebastian. Call to find hours and needed items at 313-562-5356.

St. Anselm

Spring Cleaning? Please donate your books, CD’s, DVD’s, books on CD/tape, videogames, etc. to St. Anselm Festival Used Book and Media Sale going on May 31st through June 2nd in the school gym. Donations can be placed at the back of the church in the marked bin or call the school at 313-563-3430 to arrange for pick-up. 100% of all proceeds benefit St. Anselm School. Please, no encyclopedia sets or magazines.

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AROUND TOWN

SS. PETER AND PAUL POLISH HERITAGE NIGHT

Join us Saturday, May 11th for the 4:30 Mass followed by Dinner immediately after Mass in the Lower Church Hall. The menu is Golabki, Meatballs with Gravy, City Chicken, Kapusta with Kielbasa and Pierogi, a Sweet Table, Soft drinks, Coffee, Tea, and Water. Music by “The Polish Dukes” Three hundred tickets will be sold on the first come/ first serve bases through May 4th. Order forms may be found at ssppdetroit.net. Secure parking. Raffle hosted by the Altar Society to benefit the needs of the parish. $20 donation per ticket for dinner. Ticket admits one. No refunds. No tickets will be sold at the door. Contact Susan Franco 248-797-8189 with questions.

EASTER FRIDAY PILGRIMAGE OF EIGHT DETROIT HISTORIC CHURCHES

On April 26th, you are welcome to join Prayer Pilgrimages as we are scheduled to visit, with private prayer time St. John the Baptist Ukrainian, St. Hedwig, St. Francis, Ste. Anne de Detroit, Most Holy Redeemer, St. Florian, Sweetest Heart of Mary and St. Joseph Oratory with closing 7 PM High Mass. All of these churches will be specially decorated for Easter. Lunch is on your own in Mexicantown. Scheduled deluxe motorcoach departs from Levagood Park in Dearborn. Total cost per person is $50 (includes donations to visiting churches). For more information contact Michael Semaan at 248-250-6005 or www.prayerpilgrimages.com

TREASURE HUNTER’S RESALE AND RETAIL MARKET BERWYN CENTER

Join us Friday and Saturday, May 17th & 18th from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Berwyn Senior Recreation Center, 26155 Richardson in Dearborn Heights for treasures to be found at wonderful prices. You may wish to be a vendor. A 6 foot table is $25 for two days and 8 foot table is $30 for both days. Call 313-791-3550 for more information. Register for a table at the Senior Center and make out your check to Dearborn Heights Senior Council.

Also note that a SHREDDER TRUCK is coming on Thursday, May 2nd from 10 AM—Noon. The cost is $1 per paper grocery bag. Line up at the North Parking Lot across from the Senior Center, 26155 Richardson. Cal 313-791-3550 for more information

Wednesday, June 12 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Will feature a Senior Expo—free admission, free health screening, free goodie bags, plus 30 vendors.

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

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

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