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JPII GIFT AND BOOKSHOP NEWS Barb Cataldo & Pat Urban

Fall is just around the corner and we wanted to inform you of some items we will be stocking related to the season. November is the month when we commemorate both All Saints and All Souls. We have ordered a number of new books about the lives of contemporary saints and holy people.

We may better relate to these men and women whose culture and challenges are more similar to our own. These more contemporary biographies shed light on their personal struggles whereas most stories of “older” saints paint portraits of people whose lives may seem impossible to emulate.

Come in and browse the selection. Some customers have inquired about solar battery cemetery memorial candles. We have found a supplier for these candles and will be ordering them. Please let us know you are interested. The cost per candle ($45) is much more than the traditional wax candle but it can be used year after year. The manufacturer advertises that the AA rechargeable battery lasts 1 year with ongoing (not month long) usage compared with a 7 day burn time for each wax candle. The solar cell works in any colored cylinder container and uses an LED bulb that shines brighter than other bulbs. We will still continue to stock the traditional outdoor wax candles.

ST. KATERI HOSTING BISHOP ROBERT BARRON DVD STUDY PROGRAM

Part I Catholicism “The Pivotal Players” produced by Bp. Robert Barron and led by Dn. Tom Leonard will begin October 16, 2017. The program will run through May 7, 2018. We will meet every other Monday from 7—8:30 PM in the Hall. We will begin with an orientation on each of the following: Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Siena, John Newman, C.K. Chesterton and Michelangelo. Then there will be discussion questions and more. A Study Guide is available for $25. If interested leave your name(s) with the office at 336.3227 or email deacon@stkateridearborn.org

K OF C

Card players mark your calendars and join the Ladies of The Assembly for their annual “Card Party”, Sunday, October 1st. Dust off your dancing shoes for the “Italian Dinner Dance,” Saturday, November 4th at 5:30 PM. There will be a spectacular Italian dinner buffet and dancing to the music of Dino Valle & Suveneer of Italy. Tickets are $40 a person or $280 for a table of 8. Purchase tickets at the Lounge or call Bruce at 734-695-1296.

3rd Annual Catholic College Night, at Madonna University-Wednesday, September 20th 4:30 PM—8PM. Catholic Colleges from 8 states will be displaying and answering your questions about their campus. Seminars on Federal student aid process, scholarships and grants will be held.

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SCHOOL BELLS

Fall CYO Signup: Looking to gage interest in next year’s sports (Soccer, Volleyball and Cheerleading) Signup if you are interested as soon as possible at http://sebastianarrowsbc.com/CYO-Athletics/Signup-To-Play.

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MILITARY EXCHANGE SHOPPING

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: www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1049558/dod-opens-online-exchange-shopping-to-veterans/

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AROUND TOWN

ARTS & CRAFT SHOW

The Berwyn Senior Recreation Center in Dearborn Heights will be hosting and Arts & Craft Show on Friday, October 20, 2017, and Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9 AM to 4 PM. We are seeking crafters/vendors and shoppers to participate in the Holiday One-Stop Shopping Bazaar. We are located at 26155 Richardson, Dearborn Heights. For more information call 313.791.3550.

UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND COLLEGE VISIT

Attention high school seniors. Ave Maria University ( near Naples, FL) is offering the Michigan Scholarship ($28,000 over 4 years) and the Michigan Homeschool Scholarship ($36,000 over 4 years) to local Catholic students, making an authentic Catholic education affordable. Additional institutional and federal aid is also available. You are also invited to participate in the 2017 AMU Michigan Fly-In, which is a free college visit to AMU November 9-12, including airfare, lodging, food, etc. Limited spots available.! For more information or to apply for the Fly-In, visit www.avemariafoundation.org.

GARDEN CITY HIGH SCHOOL MOM2MOM SALE

Need to get rid of your kids clothes or toys? Sell them at the sale. Not into selling? Save the date for shopping. There will be toys, games, dvd’s, books, strollers, bikes, swings, bouncers and more. The sale is Saturday, October 28th from 9 AM-2 PM. Admission is $1. We are located at 6500 Middlebelt Rd. For more information go to www.facebook.com/gcmom2momsale.

GARDEN CITY HIGH SCHOOL CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW

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

POLSKIE MAKI DANCE SCHOOL

The dance school is looking for students between the ages of 3 and 18 to join us for fun and cultural experiences. We meet Saturday mornings, at Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic School, 29500 Westbrooke Ave. in Warren. Contact Maria at 586-979-5164.

GUEST HOUSE ANNUAL DETROIT BISHOP’S DINNER

The Annual Detroit Bishop’s Dinner will take place Thursday, October 19, 2017. 4:30 Mass at Christ Our Light Parish in Troy, followed by 5:30 PM reception and 6:30 Dinner at Somerset Inn in Troy. This year we honor Reverend Monsignor Charles Kosanke, Reverend Timothy F. Babcock and Cecilia J. Lakin. Tickets are $175 or $300 a couple. For details contact Erika Walker at 248-393-8903 or visit GuestHouse.org.

AROUND THE VICARIATE 

Divine Child: Parish Blood Drive Sunday, Sept. 24th 8:30 AM –2:30 PM.

Saint Sebastian: The Usher club will host its 7th Annual Train Show where you may buy or swap on Sunday, September 24 from 11 AM to 4 PM. Admission is $4.00 a person or $10.00 a family. There is food and refreshments available for purchase. We are located at 3850 Merrick in Dearborn Heights. Participating are the Ford Model Railroad Club and HO & O Gauge Layout. Contact Nick Palise at 248-390-6722.

St. Linus Catholic Order of Foresters Octoberfest: Saturday, September 30th 5-7 PM. Matching funds to help St. Vincent DePaul.

St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat & Conference Center: Ladies Renewal Day. Wednesday, Sept. 24– 9:30 AM—2 PM. Take a break from todays fast paced world...come away by yourself for a while…pause, unplug & re-energize your spirit. For more information, contact Lynette at 313.286-2800 or www.stpaulretreat.org/retreats-upcoming-retreats.

Manresa Jesuit Retreat House: Open House: Sunday, Sept 24th 3-5 PM. Visit the house and grounds and see all available. Tours and refreshment available too. For more information, call 248-644-4933, ext. 10.

FR. SOLANUS CASEY CENTER

Inspired by the holy life of Fr. Solanus, the Center was built in 2002 to lead visitors on a spiritual journey. The journey begins outdoors in an area called “The Creation Garden,” and ends with a visit to the tomb of Fr. Solanus. Scriptures in the Creation Garden depict the prayers of St. Francis of Assisi, known as the Canticle of the Creatures, in which he praises God along with his Brothers and Sisters in creation. The Garden comprises seven hallmarks of God’s generosity and unending care. Brother Sun,-For all the moments I have felt the sun’s warmth upon my skin, I say, “Thank you, God.” Sister Moon, -For all the evenings I have noticed faint moonbeams cascading through the dark night skies, I say, “Thank you, God.” Brother Fire,- Heat! How grateful I am for warmth when the cold makes my body shiver, I say, “Thank you, God.” Brother Wind, -A gust! Blowing away the old and lifeless, I am swept in new directions. I say, “Thank you, God.” Sister Water, - Quenching thirst! For all the sips of cool fresh water on parched lips that have refreshed the weariness in my body and in my spirit, I say, “Thank you, God.” Sister Earth-Ground beneath our feet! How many times have I felt rich black soil crumble between my fingers? To have the resources for living a rich and blessed life within my grasp, I say “Thank you, God.” and Sister Bodily Death-For all the good-byes we say and all the emptiness we feel, we find a way to say, “Thank you, God.”

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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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