NEWS

PARISH NEWS

ST. KATERI TO HOST SEDER MEAL

You are invited to a Seder Meal on Wednesday, April 17th at 5:45 PM in the Parish Hall. The evening consists of a re-telling of the story of the Passover, based upon the Book of Exodus, and a complete lamb dinner. If you wish beverages other than coffee or a soft drink, please bring you own. The cost is $8.00 per person, $35 maximum per family. Make your checks out to “Community of God’s Mercy Prayer Group” and they will be accepted at the door. Individuals and families with school age children (5 & up) are welcome. Please reserve your spot by calling the parish office at 313-336-3227 by April 8th. No reservations will be accepted after this date.

TRAVEL NEWS By Pat Ayland

Day Trip—A Day In Lansing—Friday, August 16th. We will visit the Michigan Historical Museum followed by a lunch cruise on the Grand Princess Riverboat. In the afternoon, we will visit the State Capital with all of its grandeur and history. The trip is from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (approximate times) and the cost is $98. Flyers are available at the entrances to the church. Please call Pat Ayland (313-441-3355) or the church office at (313-336-3227) for information.

Multi-day Trip— An American Autumn 7 days /6 nights departing on September 29, 2019. We will visit Gettysburg, Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh. This trip includes sights, meals and lots of fun. The itinerary is in the process of being finalized and it will be available soon. Stay tuned.

FLOWER DONATIONS FOR EASTER

We thank everyone who has taken the time to hand in your Easter Flower Donation. However, many envelopes have been returned with no names listed. Remember that you must print their names under “In Honor Of’” or “In Memory Of”. If you have forgotten to print their name, please call the parish office and ask for Ellie, who will be happy to add their names. Deadline for names to be included in the Easter Bulletin is Mar 31st. 

JPII GIFT AND BOOK SHOP NEWS

Just a reminder that the Gift Shop will be open on Fridays during Lent between 12:30 PM and 7 PM. This gives a chance for all who are unable to visit us during the weekends. It’s also a chance to participate in the Stations of the Cross and Adoration on Fridays. Deepen your Lenten experience by participating in special Lenten Services such as these or doing some extra spiritual reading or prayers. The shop carries many books and sacramentals that can be of benefit. Tell your family and friends.

SPECIAL INVITATION TO CELEBRATE ST. OSCAR ROMERO’S LIFE AND CANONIZATION MARCH 24

Stated in Father’s article, we will be commemorating St. Oscar Romero of El Salvador beginning with a movie at noon. The film is very well done and traces the transformation of Archbishop Romero’s life and spirituality in the midst of political conflict and violence. Following the movie, there will be refreshments (did anyone say, “papusas”?) and music provided by Julie Beutel, Bob O’Brien and Fr. Bob Scullin. Therese Terns will give a presentation on her experience in El Salvador during the canonization celebration last year. The afternoon will end with a talk by Janet Ray. Donations for the event will benefit Clean Water for the World. Pass the word to your family and friends about this special event. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in March.

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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

Adult Confirmation Preparation is a 6 session program for practicing Catholics, 18 years 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 your 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.

Spring Tea at Sacred Heart

Enjoy an afternoon of Lenten reflection, warm hospitality and a delicious lunch on Sunday, April 7th at Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Contact Donna Stachulski,, St. Linus DRE, at 313-274-5778 for tickets.

Divine Child

Please join us Saturday, March 23rd,at noon as we all come together and pray the Rosary in public to honor Mary, our Blessed Mother. Winter Rosary Rallies will be held based on weather conditions for that day. If the roads are too bad to travel, the rally will be cancelled. If the weather is questionable, call Virginia at 734-748-4442.

SACRED HEART PARISH TO DISCUSS A BI-RELIGIOUS OUTLOOK OF JESUS AND MARY

There will be a program to discuss Jesus and Mary from both the Catholic perspective and the Muslim perspective. It will be held in Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 22430 Michigan Avenue, on Sunday, March 24th from 4 until 5:30 PM. Dr. Robert Fastiggi, professor of theology from Sacred Heart Seminary and Imam Mohamed Elahi from the Islamic House of Wisdom will make presentations followed by a question and answer period. Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions or comments, please call 313.724.8203 to speak to L. Glenn O’Kray.

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AROUND TOWN

Cleveland Pilgrimage of Historic Churches

On March 28-29, for two full days, you are welcome to join Prayer Pilgrimages in Cleveland as we plan to tour and visit the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Conversion of St. Paul Shrine, and 11 other significant Catholic Churches known for their architectural beauty and historic significance. Guided tours and daily Holy Mass included. One night lodging at Days Inn near downtown. Deluxe motor coach pickups Thursday early morning and returns Friday evening from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Plymouth. Total cost per person including hotel lodging is $210 ( single): $180 (double). Call 248-250-6005 for more information.

ST. JOSEPH DAY OF PRAYER

Historic St. Joseph Oratory, located across from Eastern Market in Detroit, 1828 Jay St., and under the care of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, will again hold its annual Day of Prayer on its Patronal Feast Day, Tuesday, Marth 19th, the Solemnity of St. Joseph. A full day of religious activities is planned from 7 AM to 10 PM including 7 AM Lauds, 8 AM Low Mass, Noon High Mass & Blessing of Bread, 3 PM Stations of the Cross, 4 PM Organ Recital featuring the Seven Last Words of Christ 5:30 PM St. Joseph Public Procession, 7 PM Solemn High Mass, 9:30 PM Compline. Veneration of Relic & Guided Tours after Masses. Private Confession is available throughout the entire day. 1-5 PM St. Joseph Italian Dinner in the Social Hall (reservations not required). For a complete schedule and for more information, including the preparatory nine day Novena of Masses, please visit www.stjosephoratory.org or call 313.784-9152.

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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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