NEWS

PARISH NEWS

MAY –OCTOBER ROSARY

Please join us on Monday evenings at 6 PM at the Blessed Mother’s Shrine to say the rosary. You may wish to bring a lawn chair if you need to be seated.

MEMORIAL DAY MASS

Memorial Day Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM on May 28th. See you there.

JPII GIFT AND BOOK SHOP NEWS

With Spring and all the recent rains, gardening season is upon us. The Gift and book Shop now carries small garden statues and wind chimes. Add a reminder of God’s presence in all creation to your newly planted garden. This is also a season for moving into new homes. St. Joseph home seller statues and house warming gifts are available in the shop. Stop by and browse before and after weekend Masses.

TRAVEL NEWS

Please place your reservations for our French Canadian Autumn trip as it is very popular. Flyers are available at the entrances to the church. The trip is September 23-29 to Montreal, Quebec City and Niagara Falls including visits to St. Anne De Beaupre Basilica, Montmorency Falls, St. Joseph’s Oratory, the shrine of St. Kateri and city sightseeing tours. The trip cost is $1,379 per person (double occupancy). An enhanced driver’s license, passport card or passport is required. Call Pat Ayland at 441-3355 or the church office at 336-3227 with questions.

A MESSAGE WORTH REPEATING

I errored last week by not putting in the name of Phyllis Polydoras in her “Note of Gratitude”. As Phyllis continues to recover, note that she is ever so grateful for all the prayers, cards, and phone calls said for her good health. Thank You!

ST. MARTHA PAVER MEMORIAL

For those who would like to honor their loved ones with a paver at the St. Martha Statue and Prayer Garden, you may come to the Parish Office to fill out a form with the necessary information and your choice of wording on the paver. The price for a paver is $125.You may wish to go by the statue and read some ideas that others have chosen to place on their pavers.

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SCHOOL BELLS

St. Sebastian

CYO Baseball & Softball/Track & Field/Junior Arrows Sandlot, T-Ball & Coaches Pitch These sports are available for area students from ages 3 years to 8th grade, depending on the sport. Students do not need to be a student of St. Sebastian, a parishioner or student of St. Sebastian Religious Education program to participate. Practices are starting soon. Contact the school at 313-563-6640 for more information.

47th Annual Festival– St. Sebastian

Join in the fun at this weekend’s Festival. Rides, live entertainment, games, Vegas room, bingo, food and treats.

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AROUND THE VICARIATE

ST. SEBASTIAN CHRISTIAN SERVICE COMMISSION

Thank you so much for your donations to our St. Vincent care bags recently given out to our clients. Along with your help we were able to help out 40 families! God bless you all for your kindness.

DIVINE CHILD SEEKING COACHES

C.Y.O. Youth football coaches needed. Contact Coach Lee at 248-321-8692

SHIPWRECKED: RESCUED BY JESUS! VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL:

Hosted this year by St. Sebastian, this week long adventure is open to children in Kindergarten to 6th grade, from June 25th to 29th (9 AM—12 Noon). Volunteers, 7th grade to adults are needed. Information can be obtained from Jan Russell, DRE, St. Sebastian at 313-563-0960.

ST. BARBARA/CUNEGUNDA: GARDEN STATUE SALE

Garden statues of saints, angels, animals & bird baths made of solid cement. Sale runs from Mid-May to July. Contact Judy at 313.359-3556.

ST. ANSELM ANNUAL FESTIVAL

Friday, June 1st 6-11 PM: Saturday, June 2nd, 1 PM—Midnight and Sunday, June 3rd 1 PM to 9 PM. Rides, Games, Vegas, Bingo, Car show, Basket Raffles, 50/50 Raffles and the Main Raffle with 1st prize of $7,500.

St. Anselm: Got Books? DVD’s? Videogames? Please donate them to the St. Anselm Festival Used Book & Media Sale scheduled for June 1-3, 2018 in their parish gym. Donations can be placed in the bins inside the vestibule at St. Anselm or for large donations or if you need assistance, call 313-563-3430 to schedule a pickup. 100% of this sale will benefit the parish school.

NO ENCYCLOPEDIA SETS OR MAGAZINES PLEASE.

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AROUND TOWN

ST. STEPHEN: 70TH ANNUAL SPRING POLISH FESTIVAL:

This Weekend. . Bands with dancing, dinners, bingo, craft shows, carnival rides, kids game tent, white elephant tent, 50/50 raffles and basket raffles. Polish Mass on Sunday at 11;30 AM with Mike Carey.

PRAYING THE LABYRINTH

The Labyrinth is an ancient Christian prayer form often seen as a metaphor for our Spiritual journey, A Pilgrimage to the Holy. Participants will learn about the history and movements of the Labyrinth as well as experience walking and praying the Labyrinth. The workshop takes place on Thursday, May 31, from 7-9pm at St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat & Conference Center. To register, contact Lynnette Marshall at 313-286-2800 or online at www.stpaulretreat.org.!

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

We would like to invite all members and their families to help celebrate Memorial Day and march with us in the Dearborn Memorial Parade on Monday, May 28, 2018. If you would like to march with us, please meet at Schaefer and Colson in the parking lot of Dearborn Fresh Supermarket. You are able to park behind the Ford Centennial Library and shuttle to the meeting location. After the parade everyone is invited to O’Kelley Lounge for some Memorial Day refreshments. For more information call us at 313.278.5600.

Our Fish Fry continues every Friday from 4 PM—8 PM and don’t forget about our Polish Dinners on Tuesdays from 4—8 PM. Carry outs are available.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND

Celebrate your hopes and dreams for your vocation with a weekend just for you. Now is a good time to invest time to reconnect with your spouse. Join us June 29-July 1st at Our Lady of Hope in St. Clair Shores. For more information and registration call 888-322-9963.

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE

Terra Sancta Pilgrimages with Franciscan friar Fr. Alex Kratz will be leading a Catholic Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from October 8-22. This life-changing experience walking in Jesus’ footsteps includes daily Mass and Rosary, biblical readings on site, time for prayers 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 5th. Call 248-514-1747 for information.

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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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