1 Corpus Christi Catholic Community Building the Body of Christ February 21, 2016 nd 2 Sunday of Lent This Is The Time To Become Fully Awake Sunday Reflection "Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw his glory." Today's Gospel records the event we call the Transfiguration of the Lord. In this miraculous moment, Jesus' divine nature was revealed clearly to Peter, James and John. Often, we think only in terms of what happened to Jesus: "his face changed" and "his clothing became dazzling white" and he began a supernatural conversation with two ancient prophets. But that was only half of the story. The other part is what happened to the men. They were able to witness this revelation of Jesus only because they were "fully awake." Had they stayed sleeping, they would have missed out. They would not have had this astonishing insight into the glory of their friend and Master. It's an obvious point but one that may need more attention than we'd care to admit. Of course we have to be "awake" in order to absorb the fullness of our faith. If we are not tuned in, not attentive, not exerting any effort, (cont. on p. 3) In the midst of Lent give a morning of your time to prayerfully reflect on scripture together, sing hymns of our tradition, and offer input for the celebration of the Easter Season at Corpus Christi. Easter Season Planning Saturday, February 27 th 9:00 am - 12:15 pm in the Rainbow Room 9:00 am Gathering / Continental Breakfast 9:15 am Opening Prayer Easter Music Selections Scripture Reading and Reflection Discussion of a Focus for the Season 12:15 pm Closing All are welcome! No experience necessary! Your input and insights will benefit not only the parish, but also your own participation in the season! Inside This Issue... Christian Service & YA News Page 3 Reflections from Curtis Simpson Jr. Where Do Children Go... Page 4... during the 11:00 Mass? Three wonderful programs are available for infants & toddlers, preschoolers & kindergartners, and Gr 1-5 children Lenten Day of Recollection Page 6 Spend a day with the Lord at St Paul of the Cross Retreat Center on Wed, Feb 24 Save The Date! Our Lenten Soup Meals will be held Sun, Feb 28 following the 9:00 & 11:00 Masses - see inside for more information
2 Page 2 February 21, 2016 Corpus Christi Directory Rev. Donald Archambault, Pastor Parish Office Hours: Mon - Thu, 9:30 am 8:00 pm, Fri, 9:30 am 5:00 pm Sat, 10:00 am 4:00 pm, Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 noon Weekend Masses: Sat 4 pm, Sun 9 am & 11 am Daily & Holy Day Masses: See next column. Parish Center: Pembroke Ave, Detroit MI Phone: (313) Fax: (313) Website: Convent Building Evergreen Rd (313) Outreach Center Pembroke Ave (313) School Building Evergreen Rd Administrative Assistant (313) Mr. Gene Snyders Christian Service Coordinator (313) Mr. Curtis Simpson Jr Community Organizer (313) Mr. Michael Sears Faith Formation Coordinator (313) Sr. Therese Mac Kinnon Maintenance Coordinators (313) Mr. Michael Cotton Mr. Robert Wheelwright Ministers of Music (313) Ms. Michelle Baines Ms. Fannie Larkins Parish Office Staff (313) Mrs. Miriam Hudson Ms. Golda Amizaa Mr. Vincent Kalu Mr. Kristopher Lamarr Ms. Soraya Parent Pastoral Associate (313) Rev. Mr. Paul Mueller Pastoral Minister (313) Ms. Mary Davis Stewardship Consultant (313) Mr. Kennith Troupe Young Adult Ministry Coordinator (313) Mr. Curtis Simpson Jr Youth Ministry Coordinator (313) Mrs. Michele Hudson Deacon Emeritus (586) Rev. Mr. Al Hogrebe Deacon (248) Rev. Mr. Mark Springer Parish Council President (313) Wenonah Handschu Sacrament of Reconciliation: Private confessions each Saturday at 3:30 pm or by appointment. Communal reconciliation services are held during Advent and Lent. Sick Calls and Communion Calls: Please notify the parish office when there is serious illness in your household. We are always happy to visit the sick in our parish and, whenever possible, to visit hospital and nursing home patients as well. We appreciate being notified so we may keep the sick in prayer and place them on our prayer list. Baptisms: Call the Parish Office for an Infant Baptism Packet. Weddings: Call the Parish Office at least 6 months before the wedding. Bulletin Copy: your copy to This Week at Corpus Christi Monday, February 22 The Chair of Peter the Apostle 8:30 am Mass 7:00 pm Emmaus Group 1 7:00 pm Emmaus Group 2 Tuesday, February 23 Saint Polycarp, bishop & martyr 8:30 am Mass 6:00 pm EL78 Board 7:00 pm Emmaus Group 3 7:30 pm Emmaus Group 7 Wednesday, February 24 8:30 am Mass 10:30 am Emmaus Group 4 6:30 pm Hospitality Committee Thursday, February 25 8:30 am Mass 8:30 am TCC Zumba Class 11:00 am Legion of Mary 12:45 pm TCC Zumba Class 3:00 pm Emmaus Group 5 Friday, February 26 Day of Abstinence 6:30 pm Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm Young Adult Emmaus Group Saturday, February 27 9:00 am EASTER SEASON PLANNING 10:00 am st 1 Eucharist Class 10 am - 2 pm SVDP Food Pantry 10:00 am Emmaus Group 6 1:00 pm Lenten Soup Meal Set Up 2:00 pm Recovery Group 4:00 pm Mass Sunday, February 28 Third Sunday of Lent 9:00 am Mass 9:00 am RCIA Class 9:00 am Catechesis of Good Shepherd II & III 10:30 am Choir 10:30 am LENTEN SOUP MEAL 10:45 am Noah s Ark Nursery 11:00 am Catechesis of Good Shepherd I 11:00 am Mass/Liturgy of the Word with Children /FIRST SCRUTINY 12:30 pm LENTEN SOUP MEAL 1:00 pm Choir 4:00 pm Better Men Outreach Journey Toward Christ The Light
3 Page 3 Lenten Mercy 2016 Contributing Shoes As we Journey Toward Christ the Light we are called to consider the Corporal Works of Mercy in our Lenten exercises. The many foot prints on the east wall of church are headed toward the Risen Lord. Foot prints? Hmmmm? What could that have to do with the Corporal Works of Mercy? Oh, perhaps it has to do with clothe the naked starting right at their very feet. You are invited to buy some new shoes for those served by our St. Vincent de Paul Society and to place them in the planter below the Risen Lord. You may buy shoes for adults or children, women or men. Probably casual shoes or athletic shoes would be most practical. Please leave them in their original boxes; this will make it easy to identify the shoe size and to store the shoes. Thank you already! Deacon Paul and Curtis Simpson, Jr. February 21, 2016 Sunday Reflection (continued from page 1) then we are certainly going to miss out. But the fact is that we don't always realize we are falling asleep. Just as Peter, James, and John were "overcome" with sleep, we too can slip into this state without necessarily realizing it's happening. Spiritually speaking, we can become numb or lazy and slowly fade away from the fervor of authentic faith. This is why the church, in her wisdom, gives us the season of Lent. During these weeks, we strive to purify ourselves by attacking the sins and selfishness that make us spiritual sleepwalkers. This is the time to refocus, to clear away the cobwebs and to become "fully awake." Ultimately, we pray that these efforts will allow us to truly see "his glory" come Eastertide. written by Theresa Schiffer 2016 Liturgical Publications Inc Young Adults CORPUS CHRISTI YOUNG ADULT EMMAUS GROUP Fridays of Lent, 7-8:30 pm in the Rectory living room All Corpus Christi young adults (college students, professionals, singles, married couples) are invited to gather on Fridays during Lent to encounter, or reencounter Jesus Christ, the community He began, and the way of life He showed us. Come for Stations of the Cross at 6:30 pm, too! PANEL DISCUSSION: ABORTION: TERMINATING GOD S CREATION Tuesday, February 23, 7:00-9:00 Gilead Baptist Church Telegraph Road, Taylor Free parking available. This event is free of charge and open to all. For more information, visit
4 Page 4 February 21, 2016 Camp Sancta Maria Looking to spark the faith of your children or grandchildren while they have a blast at the same time? Check out Camp Sancta m aria located in Gaylord, Michigan, a Catholic cam p th at provides fu n experiences while immersed in a faith-filled environment. Separate camping experiences for boys and girls are available which include daily Mass, horseback riding, swimming, archery, various sports, high and low ropes, and crafts. For more information, call or visit Pope Francis On Families For Pope Francis, the family is the cornerstone of our faith. He offers 10 suggestions to strengthen you, refresh you, and illuminate the pages of your own life story. Here is suggestion #3: Do The Little Things. It is true that there as so many difficulties in married life, so many, when there is insufficient work or money, when the children have problems... and many times the husband and wife become a little fractious and argue between themselves... Yet we must not become saddened by this. Love is stronger than the mom ent when there is arguing, and therefore I always advised spouses: do not let a day when you have arguedd end without making peace. Always! And to make peace it isn t necessary to call the United Nations to come to the house and make peace. A little gesture is sufficient, a caress, and then let it be! (from an article excerpted from the book The Blessing of Family: Inspiring Words frm Pope Francis, Franciscan Media) Everyday Stewardship I remember when I was younger, being on a retreat and praying alone in a chapel for the successful talk a friend was giving at the same time. What was different on this day was I decided to pray the psalms aloud since no one else was there to judge either my singing ability or my mode of prayer. For about thirty minutes I sang aloud, one psalm after another. Towards the end of my prayer time, I felt a very strong presence of God. There is much more to the story, but suffice to say that it was an experience that made me break down into tears and one that I will never forget. God had broken through my ordinary life and was present to me in a way that was extraordinary. I often tell people that one reason I love being Catholic is that for us the supernatural is really the natural. We believe bread and wine become Jesus Corpus Christi Needs You!!! Attention confirm ation and high school students! W e have opportunities for you to live out your full m em bership in the church and earn comm unity service hours at Corpus Christi: Noah s Ark Nursery Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Coffee/Donut Fellowship EME, Lector, Altar Server, Usher, Greeter Call to sign up! Christ, we understand the supernatural reality of all the sacraments, and we hopefully are never surprised when we see the powerful results of prayer. There should be no separation between our ordinary lives in the natural world and the elements of the supernatural world. When the apostles see Moses and Elijah before them in this week's Gospel from Luke, they want to immediately pitch tents for them to stay. (continued on page 7) Where Do Children Go During 11:00 Mass? Noah s Ark Nursery (for Infants and Toddlers) A safe and loving environment for children of parents who want to actively participate in the Sunday Mass or who worry that their little ones may be a distraction for others at Sunday Mass. Held in Classroom 8 of the school building. No registration required simply sign in your child before or during Mass. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd I (ages 3-5) An opportunity for the religious formation of parish preschool and kindergarten children. Inspired by Montessori principles of education, the catechesis is based on the conviction that God and the child are already in relationship. Held in Classroom 5 of the school building. Registration and regular attendance required. Liturgy of the Word w/ Children (ages 6-11) A worship experience for Gr 1-6 children, mirroring that of the larger community. Children come to Mass with their parents and are dismissed by Fr. Don after the Opening Prayer. Led by an Altar Server, the children are accompanied by adult leaders serving as Presider, Lector, and Cantor, to a specially prepared worship space in the Rectory basement. The children return for Liturgy of the Eucharist at Offertory time.
5 Page 5 February 21, 2016 BULLETIN BOARD HOME AVAILABLE FOR RENT: Brick home in Gratiot - Van Dyke area; 1500 square feet; 3 bedrooms; 1 bath. Five minutes from Belle Isle and the Eastern Market. Ten minutes from WSU and downtown. Call for more details. HOME AVAILABLE IN SOUTHFIELD to share with another adult male; two rooms and private bath; $700/month. Homeowner is a parish member. Call JOB OPPORTUNITY: The Pope Francis Center, a multi-dimension service center that provides amenities (showers, laundry, food, and other assistance) for those experiencing homelessness, is seeking an Assistant Director. The Center is located at Saints Peter and Paul Jesuit Church. The Assistant Director oversees the day-to-day operations of the Center, manages the staff and volunteers, directs outreach and communication for the Center, and manages the Center s inventory. For more information, please POSITION AVAILABLE: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is seeking a Director of Audience Development. For more information, please visit NOW HIRING: McCoig Materials LLC, a local ready mix concrete company, is hoping to add drivers at all of their locations: Sibley Road, Brownstown; 5501 Cogswell, Wayne; 1441 Springwells, Detroit; Groesbeck Highway, Warren; 500 East 7 Mile Road, Detroit; Plymouth Road, Redford. You may apply in person at any location or call VA OJT/APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM: Veterans can use their education benefits, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill, to pursue on-the-job (OJT) and apprenticeship training. The Department of Veteran Affairs OJT/Apprenticeship Program allows veterans to learn a trade or skill through structured training and close supervision on the job rather than attending formal classroom instruction. To find out more about the program, d o w n l o a d t h e i r f a c t s h e e t a t JT_Factsheet. Copies are also available at the back of church or by calling the parish office. Time & Talent Opportunities G Millionaire Party Worker Our next Millionaire Party Fundraiser at the Wintergarden Tavern West in Livonia is scheduled for Sunday - Wednesday, March 6-9. Volunteers are needed to work in 3-person teams at least one 3/12 hour shift for 1 day. Duties include: collecting monies, recording monies, and distributing monies and poker chips. To volunteer, p l e a s e c o n t a c t K e n n i t h T r o u p e a t or It s a fun and easy way to volunteer, and all proceeds benefit our parish. G Mentor Bridges To Hope is seeking mentors for their program participants. A one-year mentoring commitment, com pleted application, and a background check are required. For more information, contact Cassandra Jackson at or visit G CGS 1 Catechist Assistant Catechist assistants are needed for our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) class for preschool and kindergarten children (age 3-6) on Sundays during the 11:00 Mass. Catechist assistants serve approximately one Sunday each month. Background checks and attendance at a Protecting God s Children (adults) or Called To Serve (youth) workshop are required. For more information contact Mrs. Rhonda Walker at or Sr. Frances Gerhard at G Sunday Bus Driver Bus drivers are needed to transport parishioners to and from the 11:00 Mass; must be a registered member of the parish. Background check required. Call the parish office at G Cantors for Children Cantors are needed to lead the gathering song and psalm response during Liturgy of the Word for Children offered on Sundays for children in Grades 1 thru 5. Commitment is once a month; must be a registered member; background check required. Call the parish office at
6 Page 6 February 21, 2016 COMING EVENTS: 2/21-23 COME, ENCOUNTER CHRIST! A three-evening gathering featuring inspirational preaching, uplifting live music, Eucharistic adoration, and opportunity for private confession will be held Sunday - Tuesday, February from 7:00-8:30 pm at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Power Road, Farmington. No need to register. For more information and a listing of all CEC gatherings, visit 2/22 MINDFULNESS PROGRAM Part 7 of an 8-week program offering step-by-step guidance for developing a personal meditation practice using mindfulness will be held on Monday, February 22 from 10-11:30 am or 6:30-8 pm at Capuchin Retreat. Cost is $25 per class. Call for details. 2/23 RTL PANEL DISCUSSIONS Right to Life of Michigan s 2016 Black History Month Panel Discussion Series concludes on Thursday, February 23 with Abortion: Terminating God s Creation from 7:00-9:00 pm at Gilead Baptist Church, Telegraph Road, Taylor. Event is free of charge and open to everyone. 2/25 ZUMBA CLASS The Children s Center Head Start Academy Parent Policy Committee invites you to FREE Zumba classes on Thursdays, beginning February 25 at 8:30 am and 12:45 pm. 2/25 REFLECTIONS ON LAUDATO SI Bishop Thomas Gumbleton and Father Thomas Lumpkin will present An Ecological Spirituality, their own personal reflections and perspectives on Laudato Si, on Thursday, February 25 from 7:00-8:30 pm at Visitation North Spirituality Center, 7227 Lahser Road, Bloomfield Hills. The suggested offering is $15. To register or for more information, call or visit 3/11-4/3 AIN T MISBEHAVIN MUSICAL The Park Players will present Ain t Misbehavin, a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and 30s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance. Performances will be held at the North Rosedale Park Community House, Scarsdale, Detroit on three weekends, beginning Friday, March 11 and ending Sunday, April 3. Music director is Carl Clendenning of Gesu Parish. Tickets are $20 - $32. Visit w w w.parkplayers. org for m ore information. Call for tickets. Mon, Feb 22, 9:30 am - 11:30 am Manresa Jesuit Retreat House 1390 Quarton Road, Bloomfield Hills Life is challenging and we all need to re-energize. Come for coffee, conversation, prayer, and faith sharing in the Manresa Library. No registration is necessary. Facilitated by Denise Anderson. Donations are gratefully accepted. Wed, Feb 24, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Lenten Day of St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center Schoolcraft, Detroit The day includes conference, time for reflection, Reconciliation and Eucharist. Presenters are Rev. Pat Brennan, CP, Rev. Phil Paxton, CP, and Faith Offman. Registration fee is $25 and includes lunch. To register, contact Lynnette Marshall at or Thu, Feb 25, 7:00-8:30 pm Working Women s Prayer Manresa Jesuit Retreat House 1390 Quarton Road, Bloomfield Hills You are invited to come together for fellowship and prayer with other women who are seeking to connect faith and career. Facilitated by Denise Anderson. Donations accepted. Sat, Mar 5,10:00 am - 12:00 noon Musing Over Visitation North Spirituality Center 7227 Lahser Rd, Bloomfield Hills Women gather in a small group and explore their ordinary experiences with the eyes of faith, using readings, reflections, and sharing. Facilitated by Mary McDevitt, IHM, DMin. Freewill offering. Call to register. Retreat Schedule Mon, Mar 7, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Come Back To Me With All Your Heart Day of Capuchin Retreat Center Mt Vernon, Washington MI Spend a day reflecting on God s invitation to always come back. Cost is $25 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Call to register.
7 Page 7 February 21, 2016 Gospel Trivia of the Week Luke 12 Collection Report Weekly Budget $ 7, Sunday Offerings $ 8, Shortfall for the Budget Year $ 1, Everyday Stewardship (continued from page 4) That is a pretty natural response to the supernatural. What would your response be to seeing Moses and Elijah? Fear? Confusion? Hospitality? Being prayerful is a prim ary characteristic of an Everyday Steward. The goal is to make our entire day a prayer and to allow God into every mom ent. The more we practice this type of prayer, the more the supernatural and the natural blend. We become more open to being used by God for his glory. And who knows, the chance may increase that one day we might just say without surprise, "Hello, Moses and Elijah! Would you like something to drink?" written by Tracy Earl Welliver, MTS Liturgical Publications Inc CRS Rice Bowl App 2.0 Put Lent at your fingertips with new reflections, an integrated Twitter feed and a new way to track your Lenten sacrifices! Available in both English and Spanish.Download the app. Just search for CRS Rice Bowl or CRS Plato de Arroz in the Google Play or App stores. Please Pray For The Deceased Herman Philpot brother of Bernice Slaughter Andre Foster 1/18) son of Tom and Bernadette Foster OT HG PM N LNS NT W To what Old Testament king did Jesus compare the flowers of the field? Complete the verse: When you see a cloud coming up in the west, at once you say. When will the Son of Man come? Complete the verse: Whoever say evil things against the will not be forgiven. Complete the verse: Whoever rejects m e publically, the Son of Man will also reject him before. Complete the verse: Your will be where your riches are. Jesus tells his disciples not to be concerned about material things because God will provide, but be concerned about. (Answers in next week s bulletin) Key: HG - History & G eography; LNS - Letters, Num bers & Sequence; N - Nam es; NT - New Testa m e nt; O T - O ld Testam ent; PM - Prophets & M iracles; and W - Wisdom Scriptures for the Week Readings for the Week of February 21, 2016 Sunday: Gn 15:5-12, 17-18/Phil 3:17--4:1 or 3:20--4:1/Lk 9:28b-36 Monday: 1 Pt 5:1-4/Mt 16:13-19 Tuesday: Is 1:10, 16-20/Mt 23:1-12 Wednesday: Jer 18:18-20/Mt 20:17-28 Thursday: Jer 17:5-10/Lk 16:19-31 Friday: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a Mt 21:33-43, Saturday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Lk 15:1-3, rd Sunday of Lent Ex 17:3-7/Ps 95:1-2, 6-9/Rom 5:1-2, 5-8 Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, Please Pray For Those In The Military: Jared Brooks (Marines), Anthony Carson (Army), Anthony Ford (Army), Jonah LaTour, Jon LaTour, John Maurer (Air Force), Robbie Mayes (Marines), Christopher Moniere (National Guard), Jonathan Singleton (Army), Kelly Sionkowski-Jackson (Air Force), Corey Sullivan (Army), Christopher Summers (Army), and Lance Walker II (Army).
8 Page 8 February 21, 2016 Monday 11:00 am + John Fish Jr (req by Clara Onwudinjo) Tuesday 8:30 am + Karl Brun (req by Corpus Christi Parish) Wednesday 8:30 am + Robert Wallington (req by Corpus Christi Parish) Thursday 8:30 am + Peter Kuntuo-Asare (req by Corpus Christi Parish) February 22 thru February 28 Friday No Mass or Communion Service Saturday 4:00 pm + Deceased Relatives and Friends (req by Parishioners) Sunday 9:00 am 11:00 am For the People of Corpus Christi For the Geneva Vanhorn Family (req by Maria Anderson) Please Pray For Our Sick Members: Troy Anderson Synia Benjamin Doris Billion Paul Billion Marcelle Blackmon Frieda Boyd Evelyn Brantley Bessie Brown Alelia Busby Angeline Butler Connie Caldwell Jinette Chapman Aggie Conti Veronica Conway Jefferie Cook Sr. Sheri Dargin Kevin DeMatas Pecorlia Dorsey Ann El-Hajj Marie Fetzer Mary Ann Flanagan Renita Fletcher Shelley Forter Rosemary Givens Ella Goldsmith Martha Harris Cynthia Heath Terrie Henderson Ronald Hills Mary C. Hustoles Warren Jaynes Marlene Johnson Roswitha Jordan Sandy Kalman Myrna Leonard Bob Lindsay Grace Lindsay Jim Lorenger Bill Lucken Valerie McDonald Beverly Miller Virginia Moyer Charlene Mulholland Nestor Munis Shirley Oldenburg Samuel Omabele Jerry O Neill Dorothy Osip Sue Padalino Helen Parkman Felicia Pitts-Harper Phyllis Pruett Indira Shelton-Pierce Gene Snyders Vivian Spence Greg Spight Luther Stafford Anita Stephens Donna Storie Colletta Sykes Charlotte Turner Anna Washington John Wilson Kathy Wilson Maureen Zink Homebound: Ann Bluford Darlie Bouie Beverley B-Johnson Judories Fort Branch Gassoway Margaret Gassoway Lottie Gorzelewski Ed Hill Jr Ruth Hill Ronald Hills Al Hogrebe Ernestine Jackson Mary Ellen Kelley Dorothea Lisinski Marie Leonard Ann Parent-Ogletree John Onwudinjo Ruth Pitts Evangeline Pruett Hulda Reed Isiah Searls Joseph Shelton Mary Pat Shelton Glendene Stafford Brendia Thomas John Tillery Please Pray For Our Relatives and Friends: Kelley Adams Patricia Alexander Duncan Alfes Joe Anderson Linda Anderson Michael Anthony Peter Asare Barbara Atalla Jeff Badarak Tony Baines Barbara Baldwin Sue Bates Dan Bejesky Katy Bessey Christopher Biddle Kenneth Black Angela Blakely Avera Blount Edward Boxley III Rachell Boykins Bill Brazier Shaun Bronson Linda Brown Ron Brown Shawn Brunnos Auby Bryson Barbara Bryson Eric Burch Henry Burch II Thomas Calhoun Eric Chandlier Felisha Childress Audrey Cieslak Scott Clinton Mary Conley Perry Conway Vivian Cook Kathy Cotton Joann Coules Ronald Crane Roy Crawford David Dare Geraldine Dawson W oodrow Dawson Brenda Debose Charles Dickerson Tony Di Ponio Joanne Dorais Lisa Duncanson Lloyd Earl Clida Ellison Janice Evans Sol Finkelstein Clara Fletcher Ronald Fletcher Barbara Ford Phillip Faucher Wanda Gardner Nestelyn Gay Fernandez Gift Sherman Gilmore Elwood Gneckow Shawn Gore Lillian Gray-Amstutz Morty Green Sandy Klepeck Green Anna Gyles Cora Harper Joseph Harper Kelly Harper Millie Harris Gloria Haynie Antoinette Henry Betty Herman Renee Hogrebe Tom Hustoles Patti Jackson Allen Jacob Robert Jarey Melvia Jefferson Mary Alice Kenny Kristen Kingzett Katie Lutzo Kissell Fred Kolp Marta Lagos Rocca Lanni Dianne Leitterman Antoinette Litzinger Cheryl Lofton Anthony Lorenger Charlie Lull W illiam M app Bea Marx Michael Mathis Jacqueline M ccutcheon Scott McDonald Hattie McKinney Anthony McNeal Linda Melson Jerry Mercier Jr Jim M essink Darwin Mills Willard Mitchell James Molloy Anne Moloney Karen Momper Curtis Momsen Dorothy Moore Elizabeth Moore Shirley V Moore Joyce Mulhall Justine M Neguim Sara Nell-Wallace Margaret Nelson Kimberly Newberry Ernestine Nimmons Glory Njoku Charles Nutt Susan Orlando Caden Osinski Jean Owens Jeff Padalino Patty Page Willie Parker Jr Paula Parham Cyndi Pask Julia Patillo Michael Peck Patty Peck James Pefley Alicia Penman Jerome Perry Ruth Ann Petty Tom Petty Reginald Phillips Gerald Pollock Lorren Pollock David Remo Sandra Reynolds Viola Richburge Betty Robinson Eugene Rohde Alfredo Rojas Lynn Rose Gerald Rumbley Sr Patrick Ryder Tisha Saldana Anthony Salem Frank Salem Dan Salk Sherry Samuel Yvonne Samuels Ethel Mae Sanders Robert Schaule Helen Schroeder Larry Shelton Juanita Simmons Curtis Simpson Sr Donald Sims Sr Mildred Scott Anthony Sledge Emily Smale D Angela Smith Joyce Smith Kathy Smith Mable Smith Sam Som bom Heath Spence Evelyn Spittle Christine Stanfield Mary Lou Stanton Dave Stawowy Nicholas Stephens Kathy Stewart Rochelle Stewart Beatrice Stockton Trevor Sullivan Frances Sykes Rick Thompson Angela Turner Charlene Valente Terry Vanden Berg Martha Ward Bill Warren Larry Weaver Madison Webster Hannah Wells Brady Wesley Dennis Wheelwright Sr Luanne Wilhelm Jackie Willemsen Jim W illem sen Renee Williams Ruth Wilson Annette Wimberly Doris Woody Wanda Yates
9 Journey Toward Christ The Light Our Lenten Journey continues. As we travel our path toward Christ the Light, there are often things that hinder our progress. What obstacles, blocks, hurdles, clouds or barriers are deterring you along the Journey to Christ the Light? What clouds, attitudes, feelings or events hold you back from forward progress? Each week during Lent you are invited to write on a slip of paper whatever hinders your journey that week and to put the paper into our Lenten Turn It Over To God Basket. At our weekend Lenten Masses, we will lay at the altar all that hinders us, especially what you have written and placed in the basket. We will then pray together to be freed from all that hinders our Journey Toward Christ the Light. LENTEN SOUP MEAL Sunday, February 28 following the 9:00 and 11:00 Masses Free Will Offering to benefit Vista Maria Come over to the Rainbow Room for a simple meal of soup and bread. A free will offering will be taken to benefit the good works of Vista Maria, an agency serving the needs of vulnerable children and families. Our speaker will be Lauren Elizabeth, Manager of Events, Marketing, and Funding for Vista Maria. She will speak to us about their work with victims of human trafficking and all of the programs available at Vista Maria. C O M M U N I T Y O R N E R O Hair Park Community Association Black History Month Dinner Celebration & Tribute Thursday, February 25, 6-8 pm Renaissance Village Votrobeck Dr (off Evergreen) African, Caribbean, and Soul Food will be served. Tickets are $10/person. Call Barbara Detroit Community Clergy Alliance Peace Walks Friday, March 4 Calvary Presbyterian Church Greenview Ave, Detroit All Walks start promptly at 6:00 pm and continue throughout the surrounding neighborhood until 7 pm. Lenten Healing Service Sunday, March 6 3:00 pm This year s Lenten Healing Service theme is Come To The Mercy Seat. Ms. Patty Chase, Regional Coordinator, Catechetics, Central Region, Archdiocese of Detroit will give a presentation. Metro Catholic Gospel Choir will lead the music. Refreshm ents will follow the service. The service will take place at Monte Vista (between Meyers and W yom ing). Call for m ore inform ation. Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday, March 12 8:30 am - 4:00 pm As part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy which Pope Francis calls all the faithful to celebrate, the priests of the Trinity Vicariate will be celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation all day on Saturday, March 12. Priests will be available in the chapel at St. Scholastica Church which is located at the southwest corner of the Southfield Expressway and Outer Drive. All are invited to com e and experience the m ercy of God in this gift of forgiveness. Gospel Trivia Answers - Luke 11 OT - King Solomon(Lk 11:31); HG - Nineveh (Lk 11:30); PM - by the power of God (Lk 11:20); N - Beelzebul (Lk 11:15); LNS - the door will be opened to you(lk 11:9); NT - those who hear the word of God and obey it (Lk 11:28; W - because his disciples asked him to teach them to pray (Lk 11:1-2)
10 Close to 150 people attended the Generations of Faith Session on January 31. You came because I want to grow in my faith. I love to be with my church family. There is always something new to learn. Father Don twisted our arm. Colleen Vermuelen left the adults with images of the double table, the Word of God as an audible sacrament, and the diagram of the movement of the Mass: from call to hearing the Word to responding to sealing the covenant by sacrifice. We are especially grateful to our catechists: Michele Hudson, Jennifer Long, Gilda & Roy Ford, and Rhonda & Carlton Walker for helping our young members grow in faith. For the closing, the youngest children sang B-I-B-L-E that s the book for me! ; the elementary children shared their learnings about the parts of the Mass and the items in the church; and 17 youth and 2 catechists wrote a psalm which they promised would be published in the parish bulletin. Here it is! Psalm 151 In Thanksgiving and Praise of our God. Give thanks to the Lord who gave us life. You have blessed me with the love of many friends and family; I thank you for every one of them and for your own love for me. Thank you God for music that has saved many people s lives. God s gifts come in many ways such as family, food, water, love and many other ways. You should be proud for whatever He gave to you on earth. If you re mad at any of your family members, try to be happy because God gave you that family member for a reason so don t be mad at them, be thankful! Thank the Lord for He has bestowed His works on us. Meanwhile He continues to bless us as long as we stay faithful to the Lord. Jesus helps us through our bad times and is there for us. He will always be there for us. W e are thankful for that. I praise God for waking me up and for me being alive today and every day. I also praise Him for my mom, dad, sisters and brother that they heal. I praise the Lord for all He has given to me. God is the Father almighty that will bring light when there is darkness. Jesus was given to the world by God to heal, judge, and distribute the rewards of eternity. Jesus is within you every day and will help you through your trials. Even when you give up on Him, He will never give up on you. And Jesus said, I will help you in times of pain and trouble. God works in many ways. Some may seem confusing, but all of them are for a reason and He is always trying to make you happy. God is almighty, the one who would lead us to peace and prosperity. He will also bring us signs, gifts and/or messages to help us in the life we were given, and to help us on the journey to a better place, heaven. God is patient, kind and merciful. He is the alpha and omega; the beginning and the end. He gave his son, Jesus Christ, as a covenant with those who believe in Him that they may have eternal life. Praise the Lord for He is merciful and forgiving. God forgives everyone. He is so powerful; He can even forgive those who have committed the worse sins. God is life. He is Just. He is right. W ithout God we as a human race are not complete. God is the only way to true happiness and prosperity. Coming Soon! Sign up today! : The Eucharist Makes A Difference Planted Here In This Church At This Time The church its architecture, art, vestments, sacred vessels Sunday, March 6 # 12:30-3:00 pm Guest Catechist: Dan McAfee, Director of the Office for Worship, Archdiocese of Detroit
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