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ST. KATERI PARISH GIFT AND BOOK SHOP NEWS

Now that gardening weather has arrived, come in and check out our new supply of wind chimes. They make great gifts. Birthday, get well, sympathy, wedding and other all-occasion cards are always available. The Printery House cards are very affordable and our most popular item. And don’t forget our books ...some of the saints’ biographies rival any superhero stories!

Computer Geek or E-Bay Hound Wanted

The Parish Gift Shop is looking for a volunteer who can assist us in marketing some of our items on-line. If you have a few hours a month and would like to assist us, please contact the Parish Office.

CHURCH PICNIC

We will be celebrating our patron, St. Kateri Tekakwitha’s Feast Day with a Family Picnic on Sunday, July 14th from Noon—3 PM. The menu will be ‘picnic’ food plus soft drinks. Additionally, we will have games “outside” and Bingo “inside” plus music by Kevin Jakubowicz and his band for your listening or dancing pleasure. Since this is a “Free” event, we need your help to properly prepare for the picnic by submitting a “Response” of your Family name, telephone number and the number of attendees from your family who will be joining us at the picnic. Please return the picnic form either in the collection basket or by calling the Rectory no later than Monday, July 8, 2019. Thanks so much for all your assistance. It is greatly appreciated! See you on July 14th.

PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION

Next week, we will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection which provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world. The proceeds benefit our brothers and sisters on the margins of society, including victims of war, oppression and natural disasters. Please be generous. For more information visit www.usccb.org/peters-pence.

A DAY IN LANSING

The August 16th (A Day in Lansing) has limited reservations available. If you are interested in joining on this trip, please send in your reservation now.

AN AMERICAN AUTUMN

September 29-October 5, 2019

Gettysburg-Washington-Annapolis-Pittsburg

Reservations are now being taken for the St. Kateri Fall trip which includes several sights you have not visited or would love to revisit. Plan on two nights at the historic GETTSBURG HOTEL (1797) on Lincoln Square, centrally located for the guided tour of the battlefields, museum and Cyclorama. Diner at the FARNSWORTH HOUSE (1810)-one of the most recognized inns in America—will invite us to capture a deeper sense of the three-day battle through the eyes of Matthew Brady and his photographs.

A short two hour drive from Gettysburg takes us to WASHIGTON, DC and a visit to the NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION—one of the ten largest churches in the world. Included with the visit will be a guided tour of the ST. JOHN PAUL SHRINE nearby.

After checking in at our MARIOTT HOTEL for our three day stay we will dine at the iconic UNION STATION before beginning our evening with a guided ILLUMINATED TOUR OF WASHINGTON’S MONUMENTS. The next morning begins with a visit to ARLINGTON CEMETERY and the Kennedy gravesites, the TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN and the CHANGING OF THE GUARD. Afternoon offers a short ride to ANNAPOLIS and guided tour of the NAVAL ACADEMY followed by dinner on the ANNAPOLIS WATERFRONT.

Our final day in our nation’s capital invites us to visit the SMITHSONIAN as well as some more recently opened SPY, BIBLE and NEWS MUSEUMS. The day concludes with dinner at the historic GADSBY TAVERN (1785) located in OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA and visited by no less than the first six Presidents of the United States.

Leaving Washington the next morning we will enjoy the scenic drive to Shanksville, PA and a short visit to the FLICHT 93 MEMORIAL and time for prayer and remembrance of 9/11/01. Later we check into Pittsburgh’s SHERATON STATION SQUARE our home for the night. After a short rest we go to dinner at the CHURCH BREW WORKS, a repurposed 1902 church replete with original fixtures, windows and pews.

Our final day is filled with seeing Pittsburgh from the vantage point of the century old DUQUESNE INCLINE and cruising the convergence of the Ohio, Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers aboard the GATEWAY CLIPPER. A stop for lunch and boutique shopping at Pittsburgh’s STATION SQUARE gives us respite before beginning our drive home. The time spent together on our return to Dearborn allows time to share stories and anecdotes of a most memorable AMERICAN AUTUMN.

For more information or to make reservations, simply call the parish office at 313.336.3227.

 

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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

Box Tops and Pull Tabs are needed

Please continue to collect Box Tops and pull tabs from cans. They can be dropped off at the parish office or in the collection baskets at Mass. Both are used by our local Catholic schools as a means to obtain school equipment and as a means of community outreach. Coke bottle caps are no longer collected.

St. Linus

“In the Wild” Vacation Bible School: Monday, July 22nd through Friday, July 26th. Contact Donna Stachulski, DRE at 313-274-5778 for more information.

St. Sebastian

Junior Arrow Summer Program: Registration is now open for Sandlot (Co-ed) for ages 3-4, T-Ball (Co-ed) for ages 5-7 and Coach Pitch Baseball (Boys) and Softball (Girls) ages 8-11, Register at http://bit.ly/arrowssports

Thank you

We thank you for your support with the paper rolls. All is well now and they are no longer needed for our project.

From the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament:

If you have or know of children in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, simply text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877877 and you will receive a message with the closest location where you can get free summer meals. We tried it, it works.

*There is no paperwork to fill out, no income requirement to meet. They just feed the kids. It’s really that simple. They serve kids 18 and under. As long as they can eat table food, they can eat with this program. No Kid Hungry has access to information about tens of thousands of groups serving free meals nationwide as part of the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service.

We all need a little help sometimes.

#NoKidHungry

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AROUND TOWN

WIDOWED FRIENDS

Thursday June 13 and 27. Men Only Breakfast at Steve’s Family Restaurant, 15800 Middlebelt Rd. in Livonia at 9 AM. For more info contact Dick at 313-534-0399. Join Widowed Friends, a peer support group hosting June 6th at 9 AM. Co-ed Breakfast, Richard’s Restaurant. Call Dick at 313-534-0399. A Peer Support Group hosting Widowed Friends Walking Club every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9 AM Westland. Call Marie at 734-728-6967.

NEED HELP?

Dearborn resident will be happy to take people to doctor’s appointments, stores and/or to do light house keeping. Please call 313-563-9514 and ask for Michelle.

ST. ANDREW MULTI-CLASS REUNION

Registrations are now being taken for the St. Andrew High School Multi-Class Reunion scheduled for Sunday, October 13, 2019. The event will be held at the Stitt Post 232, 23850 Military in Dearborn. From 2:00 PM—7:00 PM. The cost of $30 includes a Polish Dinner, music and open bar, if paid before July 1st. After that date the cost will be $35. For more information and/or for a registration form, please contact Sylvia Litwin at 313-702-9544 or Lorraine Mc Fee at 313-563-1734.

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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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