From the Pastor’s Desk by Fr. Terry Kerner

This is the second year for the Family Faith Formation program begun last year. We invite parents from St. Kateri, St. Maria Goretti and St. Alphonsus – St. Clement parishes to enroll their children in the religious education classes sponsored by our Family of Parishes. All parents are ultimately responsible for raising their children in the Faith. Priests and teachers are here to help you with your privileged task of nurturing the faith and morals of your children. While the children are in session there is an opportunity for parents to learn and appreciate their faith more deeply. Deacon Tom leads instructions and discussions of our Catholic Faith for the adults in the program. His weekly session is open to grandparents as well as parents of the children. All classes and adult sessions are on MONDAYS, FROM 5:30 – 7:00 PM. at ST. KATERI.

The Family Faith Formation calendar is as follows:

Mondays, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. September 11 & 18

Monday, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. September 25

Monday, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. October 2
FIRST CLASS for Students & Parents

To register your child(ren) call St. Kateri Office (313.336.3227) or email at: for your reservation in the classes.

Fr. Tom Carroll, our missionary from a few weeks ago, was delighted when I called to tell him that St. Kateri collected $9,035 for his work in Appalachia. As far as I know this is the most ever collected from our parish for any missionary over the years. As you recall, Fr. Carroll is principal of thirty student school in eastern Kentucky. The area is extremely poor and non-Catholic. They are blessed to have this eighty-three- year- old priest named “Fr. Tom” serving in their midst!

Have a good week.