FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
By Fr. Terry Kerner
Last Saturday’s Harvest Dinner was a great success for so many reasons. Number one being that it was the first parish meal together in two years because of the pandemic. (Two years without eating can make you pretty hungry!) Everyone had a great meal and evening together thanks to the leadership of Diane Powell and the culinary skills of Park Place Catering. We hope to have a few more dinners in the months ahead.
This Sunday Fr. Henry Sands will be speaking at Noon in our gathering space on the Black Catholic experience of Faith. His talk is part of our parish’s sponsoring the Holy Men and Women of God series entitled: ‘Sacred Images within the Body of Christ”. The talk is open to all.
Thanksgiving Mass will be at 9:00 am on Thursday and hopefully you can begin your day of thanks by celebrating Eucharist — the greatest offering of gratitude. I know many families will be making their holiday plans at their get togethers this week. Just to let you know our Christmas Mass schedule is December 24th Masses at 4:00pm and 6:00 pm. Christmas Day at 10:00 am. New Year Mass will be 4pm on the Eve and at 10 am on New Year’s day. A new year is always an occasion to make resolutions to better ourselves and renew good practices. Attending weekly Mass might be something you want on the top of your list. Even offering a ride to church for a senior could be a resolution you might want to consider.
Next Sunday, November 27th at 3pm Bishop Battersby will be commissioning the team of priests who will be serving you in the years ahead. Each priest will continue to serve FOR and IN his current parish but also will be responsible for ministering to all parishioners in our new Family of Parishes. The Bishop will be recognizing the ministry of: Fr. Greg Deters, Associate Pastor of St. Alphonsus — St. Clement, Fr. Zbigniew Grankowski, Pastor of St. Barbara, Fr. David Lesniak, Pastor of St. Maria Goretti, and myself of St. Kateri as well as the Moderator for the work of the new Family of Parishes.
OBLIGATION is a significant recognition of changes throughout the Archdiocese and in our corner of Dearborn. After the celebration we are invited to a reception of Autumn desserts hosted by our generous Knights of Columbus. I would hope that you would consider being present for this important day for all our parishes.
Have a great Thanksgiving and keep cheering on our Lions!