JPII GIFT AND BOOK SHOP NEWS By Pat Urban & Barb Cataldo 

During the time of Thanksgiving, we would like to extend a special thanks to our volunteers and customers. We view this work as a ministry that provides sacramental and information to help us all grow in relationship to God and others. We thank God for the opportunity to serve, learn and grow.

We invite you and your friends to visit the shop this Advent and Christmas season for cards, gifts, books, and some friendly conversation. In addition to our regular hours before and after Masses, we will be open on Tuesdays between 11:30AM-6:30 PM

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


We are in the process of updating our annual Guide Book & Directory for the church. This book will contain everything pertinent to our church: the various ministries, organizations, committees, activities, functions and events plus a complete directory of all members. This book is being provided and direct-mailed to each family at no cost to our church, and it is again being subsidized by local businesses that advertise. If you own or manage a business and would like to find out about advertising in our book, please call our Church Office. 

Here is a chance to update YOUR record for our annual Guide Book. Please let us know any changes, additions or deletions that may have occurred in YOUR family over the past year. Have you changed your phone number? Have you moved? Are you preparing to move soon? Are all of your children still at home and are they included in your membership record? Do you want your record published? 

If you have not already informed us about changes to your record, please let us know now so that the information in the Guide Book & Directory is correct. The Church Office number is 336.3227. Thank you for your help. 


If you as an individual, couple or family are interested in lighting the candles for our parish Advent wreath, please complete the coupon below and return it in the collection basket at church. We will call you to schedule a weekend Mass for your participation in the time honored tradition. Lighting of the Advent Wreath takes place at all weekend Masses, beginning Saturday, December 3rd to Sunday, December 24th.

Name __________________________________ Phone Number_________

Mass Preference:

4 PM Saturday______9 AM Sunday ______ 11 AM Sunday ________



St. Kateri’s renovation of the parish hall has given us an opportunity to recognize persons in our lives who have helped light our way through life. The following have contributed one hundred dollars or more toward the cost of new lighting in the hall. We are grateful to them.


Ernie Adams  

Nina Allam  



Norma Jean Bak 

Balino Family 

 Mrs Tonie Basileo 

 Theresa & Daniel Bazner

Susan Bell 

Deacon Pat & Irene Bruen  

Sue & Mike Burke 

Lena Castelvetere  

Barb & Tom Cataldo  

Amy & Mark Catallo 

Pat & Joe Czapski  

Wanda Darcangelo  

Victoria De Marco  

Bev & Jeff Grau  

Dolores Greco  

Mike, Lisa & Casey Hannon  

Donna & Kevin Jakubowicz  

Monica Jodocy  

Kathleen Kelly  

Fr. Terry Kerner  

Susan Kuhlmann 

Janice Kujawa 

Gregory & Grace Lakatos 

 John Lakatos & Katie Lakatos  

Carol & Jim Lawrence 

Deacon Tom Leonard  

Dolores Lepak  

Katherine Miller  

Gail Remily  

JoAnn Riopelle/Mark Sopchak  

Eunice Robinson  

Fe Desiar Rowland  

Judi & John Schneider  

Neva Schneider  

Edwardine and Bob Schuelke  

Nancy, Nichole, Steven, Brendan & Diana

Janice & Richard Shore  

Bobbie & Jerry Sobieraj  

Richard Stepien  

Delfina Tamburro  

Nancy & Christine Ventimiglia  

Joseph F. Walsh 

Ed Wayne  

Nancy Zajac 

In Honor of

Catherine & John Adams

Mike Allam

Brother, Husband, Mother

Condon Family

Ed, Tommy & Sandy Catherine & Jacob Hebets Victoria & Tom Bak 

Our Parents

Mom, Antonia and Husband, Ray Ben Valle, Sr., Ben Valle, Jr., Vittoria Valle, & Marcus

Daniel Bazner

Scott M. Bell

Blessed Virgin Mary

Kerri, Danny, Ryan, Jen & Cecilia 

Husband, Joe

Our Children

Sam Renda

Our Kids

Husband, Dean


Our Parents

Daughter, Lisa

Peter Greco

Mom and Dad

Departed members of my family

Aileen & Jack Kelly

Mom and Dad

Husband, Gary


Pearl and Stanley Litwin

The Lakatos Family

Our Grandsons, Kalin & Henry

Spouse Christine

Hank Potocki

Husband, John & Sons, Gerard Paul, John Jr. & Billy

Mom, Dad, Sister & Brother

Irene & Joseph Sopchak

John D. Robinson

Mom & Dad

Alice Burek

Husband, Robert/ Daughter, Lynda

Victoria Schuler and Cindy Pask

Our dad, Dennis Short 

Our Parents

Our Children

Rachel & Aaron Stepien

Husband ,Guido and Son, Tony

Mother, Father and Catherine

Marie T. Walsh 

Mom and Dad

Genevieve Zajac 



Please consider signing a box of Christmas cards for our men & women in the military. Cards can be religious or secular. Please nothing political or inappropriate for children to see or read. Writing a short note of encouragement and thanks is an additional thoughtful step. Last names are not necessary or encouraged. No items should be placed in the cards including glitter, confetti, gift cards, and such. Envelopes can be addressed as one of the following: Military Man, Military Woman, Military Family, Military Civilian Staff, or Veteran. Signed or unsigned cards can be dropped off at the parish center beginning November 18th. Signing tables with additional cards will be in Resurrection Hall before and after all Masses between November 18th and December 17th. All cards will be delivered to Veterans’ Hospital Detroit on December 18th.

Please help to pass last year’s total of 502 cards!


As Advent arrives we begin a season of prayer and patient waiting. We look to the birth of the light of the world with expectant preparation. With anticipation of a long promised guest, we clean out the clutter in our hearts and minds. We step away from the havoc of our lives, so that we can hear in the stillness the world’s prayer, “ O Come Lord Jesus”.

Advent means preparing your heart. Once I am convinced that preparing the heart is more important than preparing the Christmas tree, I will be a lot less frustrated at the end of a day.



Sacred Heart

Celebrating 100 years on Michigan Avenue Concert with Valtinar Jansen: Sunday, December 10th at 6 PM. $10 per person. Tickets available at the parish office and at the door.

St. Sebastian

No Room at the Inn: Saturday, December 9th, 10 AM –6 PM and Sunday, December 10th 9AM—2PM. A wide variety of Nativity Displays presented in the Activity Center.

St. Linus

Blood Drive: Sunday, December 3rd 8:30 AM—2:30 PM. Call 313.274-4500 for more information.



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:




Join our Holiday Craft & Vendor show, Saturday, December 2 from 10 AM—3 PM. Admission $1. More information later.


Advent Tea: Save the date: Sunday, December 3rd. Information to follow

Holiday Boutiques:

Divine Child, Saturday, November 4th, 9 AM—4 PM.

St. Anselm: Saturday, November 4th, 9 AM—3 PM


Come to the Allen Park Meijer store, up on the hill. Purchase a gift card for YOUR pantry and Meijer will match your donation. Meijer’s SIMPLY GIVE PROGRAM for your pantry begins November 5th through December 30th. You donate $20, Meijer matches your donation and it becomes $40. On December 8th and 9th, your donation is doubled. Your $20 donation just became $60. What a wonderful way to stretch your holiday cash and still give to others in need. So, come on everyone. Take a run with me up the hill to Meijer and let’s give to the St. Sebastian’s St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Remember! Your donation is matched by Meijer. Doubled on December 8th and 9th. Thank you Meijer for your generosity.


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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