THE PASTORíS DESK
By Fr. Terry Kerner
Catholic Chaplain for the Dearborn Police Department I was
privileged this past Tuesday to offer the invocation at
the annual Awards Luncheon. Several officers deservedly
received commendations, citations and awards. Individual
accounts of each officerís meritorious actions were
shared with the guests and Exchange Club members present.
The stories of these men and women police officers
portrayed actions that displayed outstanding
professionalism and courage. Their many day to day duties
and service is probably taken for granted by the average
citizen. The officersí quiet heroics are for the most
part never known by the general public. From reviving a
babyís breathing to quelling a potentially deadly
domestic dispute, our Dearborn Police begin their shifts
not knowing what they will encounter but willing to
fulfill their oaths to serve and protect. Letís not ever
forget them and their families who also serve as they
await their loved ones return home each day.
weekend of Pentecost reminds us of Godís Spirit in our
lives and Christís mandate to carry on his mission in
the world. The Holy Spirit in no small way motivates and
inspires our loving acts of Faith, Hope and Charity in our
daily living. We should never underestimate our ability to
do great things, hope for miracles and love generously in
our lives. Two women being confirmed in their belief in
the Holy Spiritís gifts are Marie Webb and Chelsea
Piatek, both of whom were welcomed into the Church this
past Easter. St. Kateri congratulates them both as they
are Confirmed by Archbishop Vigneron this Sunday at the
Blessed Sacrament Cathedral!
to thank all of you who have returned your gift and
commitment to the Catholic Services Appeal (CSA). You have
been generous in your offering and supportive of the many
works in our Archdiocese. Currently we are at 67% of our
parish target and look forward to meeting our mark in the
next few weeks. Returns to the CSA can be made through the
mail, the offertory or directly to the parish office.
you for all you do!
Enjoy your week and
a beautiful month of May.