NEWS

PARISH NOTES

FOOD COLLECTION FOR FEBRUARY

Items needed for the month of February are: Cereal, Tuna Fish, Canned Chili, Peanut Butter, Coffee/Tea, Boxed Potatoes and Spinach.

JPII GIFT AND BOOK SHOP NEWS

Although Lent is still a little away, it’s is not too soon to start thinking about Lenten practices. Rather than focusing on “Giving up” something, we can also choose to do something positive. One positive practice is to set aside time for spiritual reading each day. With our busy schedules, it does take an effort to find the time to focus on our relationship with God. Spiritual reading helps us to learn more about God and our faith in order to deepen that relationship.

Many of us have not kept up with spiritual reading since we finished catechism or Catholic School. The Holy Spirit didn’t stop inspiring authors since then. The Spirit has been alive and well urging us to grow in wisdom. The Gift and Book Shop carries many contemporary books on Jesus, the saints, prayers and spirituality. Come and check them out. You may be pleasantly surprised by what you find. There is much food for thought ( and the soul).

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. Flyers will be available soon. Call Pat Ayland with questions at 313.441.3355.

2016 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENT REQUEST

Charitable deductions as donations to the Church are legitimate items to be considered when doing taxes. The parish is happy to issue a written copy of your generosity. Please fill out the coupon below and return it via mail or with your offertory envelope. You may also call the office or come to the parish office in person. We will send you your statement of contribution per your request.

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PRAY ALWAYS!

“Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up” Luke 18:3

How do we pray to be worthy of God’s calling? How can our prayer bring to fulfillment every good purpose? What have spiritual leaders taught us about increasing our prayer and faith? We learn for ourselves and from others when we start to TAP YOUR FAITH, Thursday March 2nd, Gather at 6:30 PM Discussion at 7 PM. Place: Downey Brewery, 13121 Prospect St. Dearborn, 48126. Contact Lynette Downey, a St. Kateri Parishioner. 313.303.2192

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SCHOOL BELLS

St. Sebastian

Puttin’ on the Ritz! Join us as we go back to the 1920’s! An auction benefiting our school will be held on Saturday, March 25th. Tickets are $35. Information is available on our post in the kiosk in Resurrection Hall.

VICARIATE NEWS

“Having a Mary Heart in a Martha’s World” : Explore the lives of these two famous sisters of the Bible: Martha in her determination to do enough for Jesus, and Mary in her thirst to have more of Jesus. Seven week Women’s Lenten Study meeting Thursday mornings beginning March 2nd to April 13th , 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at St. Anselm. Cost is $25. Seats are limited. Contact Donna Stachulski at 313.274.5778 or at dredonna@stlinusparish.org

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“UNDER HIS WINGS” Do you know of those places in Scripture where we run to when we need to feel loved and protected? Come and see and make an effort to spend time in His Word and in prayer.

Our West Wayne Vicariate Spring Tea will be held on Sunday, March 19th from 2-4:30 PM at O’Kelly’s Banquet Hall. Tickets are $20 per person. We have limited seating, and tickets sell out very quickly. No tickets will be sold at the door. A ticket entitles you to music, prayer, an inspirational program, a catered luncheon and a raffle. Contact: Donna Stachulski at 313.274-5778.

AROUND TOWN

SINGLES RETREAT

Many never-married, divorced, or widowed people ages 30’s-50’s feel alone and out of place. Join REFLECT, a weekend retreat to experience healing, a sense of belonging and a renewed relationship with the Lord through planned talks, reconciliation, Masses and caring fellowship.

Our next retreat is March 17-19 at the St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt MI (10 miles north of Lansing). The cost is $175 for meals and a single room. Call 586.770.1772 for more information.

SACRED HEART EGYPTIAN GREAT NILE CRUISE

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.

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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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