PARISH NEWS By Deacon Tom Leonard

We are always eager to welcome new volunteers to our service program. We welcome Lectors, Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers or any combination of the above. Contact Dn. Tom after Mass or at


Items needed for the month of May are large soups, flavored boxed potatoes, ketchup and mustard, instant potato and rice bags, instant bagged rice and canned fruit. We truly appreciate your support.


The Gift and Book Shop has stocked new Confirmation cards and gifts. Our regular weekend hours are before and after Masses.

TRAVEL By Pat Ayland

The Best of Ann Arbor trip on June 30th, 2017, is SOLD OUT. A wait list is available if you are interested in this trip.

Autumn Getaway

There has been much 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 or Pat Ayland at 313.441.3355 with questions.




Sacred Heart Catholic School would like to invite you to join us on May 17th for a very special mass and celebration for all first responders. All firefighters, police, EMS, state troupers, emergency management personnel, are encouraged to attend. Mass will be at 9 AM. RSVP at 313.561-9192.


Last call to the 100 Anniversary Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima 10 day Pilgrimage to Portugal offered over three dates in October of 2017. The inclusive cost of $2,149.00 is for twin accommodations. We will be visiting Lisbon, Fatima, Santarem, Portugal; Lourdes, France; and Barcelona, Spain. For more information call James Adair at 1-855-564-1008.


Happy Mother’s Day to all the ladies in the parish from Fr. Patrick O’Kelley Council #3860. We hope you will have a wonderful day. Join us and Msgr. Schulte’s 4th degree for an “American Flag Retirement flag on Monday, May 15th at 6:30 PM . It will be held in the parking lot of O’Kelley Banquet Facility at 23663 Park St. It will begin at 6:30 PM.

You may have an American flag that needs to be retired. Please bring it by the Lounge Tuesday—Saturday. We will insure that it is retired in the proper manner.

Tickets for the annual June raffle are now available. This year’s raffle is tied to the Weekday and Saturday Evening Daily 3 number. Tickets are $10 each. Tickets that match the Evening Daily 3 will win $100. Ticket one number up or down will win $25. Tickets are available by contacting Rob Ciavaglia at 248-613-6591. Tickets will also be available after Mass during the first three weeks of May.

We would like to invite all members and their families to join us on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th, to march in the Dearborn Memorial Day Parade which runs from the corner of Michigan Ave. and Schaffer and ends at the Ford Centennial Library. For more information please call us at 313.278.5600.


Thank you so much for your generous donation of bed linens and towels to Freedom House. Every year people courageously stand up and challenge injustice in their home country. Without saying a word of goodbye to their loved ones, they courageously make their way to Freedom House.

Through your support we are able to provide the support they need. You enable Freedom House to deepen our impact and increase the quality of our services for refugees and victims of persecution fro around the world. It’s your generosity that has allowed us to turn a shelter into a home.

On behalf of residents and staff, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Sincerely, Deborah Drennan,

Executive Director


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.

Box Top/Soup Labels/Coke Bottle Caps: Our school year is winding down but we are still collection these items. Please place them in the Sunday collection basket or drop them off at the parish office. Thanks for your continued support.

Spring Festival: May 19-21 with live music, food, rides, games, Vegas tent, bingo & more.


St. Sebastian 46th Annual Spring Festival will take place May 19th from 6 to 11 PM, Saturday May 20th from Noon to 11 PM and Sunday May 21st from 1-9 PM. Join us for live entertainment, raffles, dinners, a game tent, bingo and more. Our major raffle is worth $10,000. Saturday dinner is Pork Chops and Sunday dinner is Lasagna. Also available are Polish, Mexican and Vegetarian treats. We are located at 20710 Colgate in Dearborn Heights at Merrick and Colgate. For more information call 562, 5356.

Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, built for a Purpose West Wayne Vicariate Vacation Bible School: June 26th-30th, 9 AM to Noon daily at Sacred Heart Parish. Space is limited! Contact Julie (Sacred Heart) at 313.565-1020 or by email at Donations of old, unusable CD’s & DVD’s Lego’s and Duplo blocks, tape (duct, electrical and masking) are needed.

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 x277 or For more information regarding our enrichment camps, please contact Darcie Ruby at 313.562-1990 or

St. Anselm Parish Festival: June 2nd—4th with raffles, rides, dinners, bingo, used book sale, car show, pull tab, bake sale, games and much more!

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


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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