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ST. KATERI PARISH GIFT AND BOOK SHOP NEWS

The Parish Gift Shop will be open for our regular hours before and after weekend Masses. Summer celebrations are ongoing. Come in and browse our selection of very affordable Printery House cards, gift items and sacramentals. If we don't stock the item you need, let us know and we can special order most requests. Remember that sales proceeds go toward our parish and the Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota.

MICHIGAN VALUES LIFE PETITION DRIVE: A citizens’ petition drive to initiate legislation to prohibit the dismemberment abortion procedure has begun. Every parish is strongly encouraged, by Archbishop Vigneron and the Michigan Catholic Conference to gather signatures. At least 9 volunteers are needed at each Mass for the weekends of August 3rd and 4th, September 7th and 8th, October 5th and 6th. More information regarding this petition and the dismemberment abortion procedure can be found at the Right to Life of Michigan website www.RTL.org. Please consider assisting in this vital movement.

(ATTN: Videos of the dismemberment abortion procedure include a graphic depiction of the procedure and may not be appropriate for viewing by young children.)

I AM WILLING TO ASSIST WITH THE PETITION DRIVE

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WEEKEND: Sep 7th & 8th______ Oct 5th & 6th ______

MASS: Saturday @ 4 PM _______

Sunday @ 9 AM _______   @ 11 AM _______

 

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.

CATHOLIC NIGHT AT COMERICA PARK

Come join us for a relaxing night of faith, fun and fellowship at the ballpark! The Archdiocese of Detroit is hosting a Catholic Night at Comerica Park and all are welcome. On Tuesday, September 10th, the Tigers will take on the Yankees at 6:45 PM and we’d love to see you there. All parishes and parishioners in the archdiocese and beyond are invited for a night of fun and fellowship. Each ticket purchased includes a donation to Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan and also a limited-edition Detroit Tigers + Unleash the Gospel hat. Don’t miss this great event. Get your tickets today at utgdet.org/catholicnight.

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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

Divine Child              Parking Lot Jam

Saturday, August 24th from 7 PM to 11 PM. Dancing, antique car displays,

games, food in our church parking lot. 18 years of age and over only.

Sacred Heart Summer Concert Series

Tuesday, August 20th at 7 PM in Church From Grace (Contemporary Christian Ensemble) 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 for community outreach. Coke bottle caps are no longer collected.

Paper Recycling is no longer available at St. Sebastian. The nearest parish with a recycling bin is St. Anselm, on Outer Drive, north of Ford Road.

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AROUND TOWN

AQUINAS VISIT DAY Friday, August 30th

Aquinas College invites any high school students interested in getting the inside scoop on academics, athletics, scholarships, service learning, study abroad and more! Our next AQDay is Friday, August 30th from 8:45 AM to 12:30 PM and details/registration can be found at aquinas.edu/aqday.

Women ages 18 - 40 who are discerning a call to religious life are invited to come and share in a Divine Inspiration - a call from the Heart of Jesus for the vibrant new community that is an extension of The Servants of Jesus of The Divine Mercy in Clinton Township, Michigan. This Come and See Retreat will begin on Friday, August 23rd and conclude on Sunday, August 25th. For more information call 586.777.8591.

When: Friday, August 23rd at 5:30 PM - Sunday, August 25th at 2:00 PM

Where: The Divine Mercy Center, 33826 Beaconsfield, Clinton Twp., MI 48035

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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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