GIFT AND BOOK SHOP NEWS By Pat Urban & Barb
Thank you to all those
who picked up the House Blessing kits last weekend. Your
donations will go to pay for the kit supplies and the
needs of the parish. We didn’t anticipate the big
response, so we apologize to those at the Sunday Masses
who were unable to get a kit. We will have more available
this weekend, so come by the shop to pick them up. We hope
that those of you who used the kits to bless their houses
found the experience worthwhile. Let us know how it went,
along with the reactions of your families. Was it a
teaching moment for your children? You were actually
living out Pope Francis’ description of a “domestic
church” where our faith is being taught, shared and
The Gift and Book Shop
is back to its regular hours ...before and after weekend
Masses. Stop by and browse.
JUST A REMINDER
The Saint Kateri
canonization commemorative coins are still available at
the Gift Shop and in the Parish Office. The donation of
$10 is appreciated and remember the donation will go to
the Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota.
Sacred Heart Open
House: Sunday, January 28th at 12:30 PM. For more
information, call 313-278-9192.
St. Sebastian Boy
Scout Pancake Breakfast: Sunday, January 14th &
February 4th in the Activities Center.
Open House &
Science Fair: Sunday, January 28th from 11 AM—2 PM.
Please come and take a tour. We offer Little Learners for
age 3, Pre-school and Kindergarten through 8th Grade.
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
Here is the site for
more information: www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1049558/dod-opens-online-exchange-shopping-to-veterans/
Cha-Cha: Saturday, January 27th at 6 PM in Sacred
Heart Parish Hall. Proceeds go to the Capuchin Soup
Kitchen and St. Vincent De-Paul. Tickets are $30 each.
Call 313.278-5555 for tickets.
Study: Once a week sessions during Lent, Beginning
February 15th through March 29th from 9:30 AM—11:30 AM
at St. Anselm. More information to follow.
Spring Tea: Save
the date for a wonderful afternoon of spiritual
reflection, heartwarming fellowship and a delicious lunch.
Sunday, March 4th. More information to follow.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Are you feeling lucky?
Join us for our Firekeepers bus trip on Tuesday, January
30th at 9 AM, $30 per person ($20 for gaming and $5 food
voucher). To reserve your spot call Steve Jacek at
248-349-0490 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org If you can’t
make it, our next trip will be Tuesday, March 27, 2018.
The 7th Annual Tim O’Brien
Trivia Contest to benefit the U of M Comprehensive Cancer
Center is coming on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Tickets
are $25 per person. To reserve your team of four call Nora
O’Brien at 313.565-4379.
Lenten Fish Fry- Starts
Ash Wednesday, February 14th at 4 PM. Friday Fish Frys
during Lent hours are11 AM—8 PM. Join us for some great
EXPLORE YOUR PRAYER
St. Paul of the Cross
Retreat Center. Tuesday mornings—February 6, 13, 20,27
from 9: 30 AM - 11:00 AM. The classes will explore the
what, where, why and how of prayer. Participants will be
invited to ‘sample’ different prayer forms. There will
be time for reflection as well as communal experiences.
Classes cost $15 per session or $50 for the series.
Register online or by phone at 313. 286-2800. or
LENTEN DAY OF
St. Paul of the Cross
Retreat Center. Ash Wednesday, February 14th and
Wednesday, March 7th from 9:30 AM-3:00 PM. Fr. Pat
Brennan, CP, Fr. Phil Paxton,CP: Faith Offman—presenters.
$30 fee includes a delicious hot lunch. Register online at
or by phone at 313. 286-2800.
Pilgrimages with Franciscan friar Fr. Alex Kratz will be
leading a Catholic Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from April
9-23, 2018. This life-changing experience walking in Jesus’
footsteps includes daily Mass and Rosary, biblical
readings on site, time for prayer and spiritual guidance,
and meeting local Christians. Cost is $4,299 (all expenses
included, round trip from Detroit, three daily meals, all
tips and taxes). $500 deposit due at registration.
Orientation meeting is February 4. Next pilgrimage:
October 8-22, 2018. Call 248-0514-1747 or email@example.com
GOSPEL MEDITATION -
ENCOURAGE DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF SCRIPTURE
January 14, 2018 2nd
Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
"He first found
his own brother Simon and told him, 'We have found the
Messiah.'" After spending the day in the company of
Christ, Andrew took action. He shared the good news!
Instead of keeping his newfound friendship with Jesus all
to himself, Andrew invited his brother into the fold.
Andrew found Simon and "brought him to Jesus."
This was no small matter because Simon would become Peter,
the first pope! How important it is to bring others along
with us to meet Christ!
Yet, how often do we
reach out with the kind of confidence that Andrew had? Are
we ready and willing to share our faith with our family
and friends? Do we consider our relationship with Jesus a
gift to be shared, or a fact to be safely hidden away in
our personal prayer corner?
Part of our call as
Christians is to evangelize others, to share with them the
good news of salvation. Loving Jesus and following his
moral commands is essential, of course, but it is not the
end of the story. The Gospel message is meant for all
people, and we are meant to be its messengers. Sometimes
this requires us to step out of our comfort zone. It may
mean speaking up when we'd rather be silent. It may mean
inviting someone to Mass when they might say no. But it
might also mean a conversion for someone we care about.
It might mean a new
minister for the Church. Ultimately, it might mean another
saint in heaven. None of that is up to us, however. What
we can control is only whether we share our faith joyfully
and extend the invitation to others to experience the
peace that comes from knowing Christ.
If you have broken rosaries and would like to donate them,
please drop them off at the church sacristy or parish
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