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Christian Service News 10-15-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only” (James 1:22) Greetings Everyone, Our “Day of Mercy in Action” was this weekend, Saturday morning, October 14. According to Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, More than 4,000 people and 68 Catholic Churches were expected to participate in this year’s second ... Read More »

From Fr. Paul 10-8-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

As I mentioned in my homily last weekend, the time I spent with my brother priests and our archbishop was time well spent. It was a great opportunity to discuss the archbishop’s pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospel, and hear how other parishes are engaging their parish families and helping ... Read More »

Deacon Tom P.S. 10-8-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

All of the talk in the readings today reminded me of a recent trip to wine country in Michigan. It is nearing harvest time and there are seemingly millions of grapes hanging from the vines waiting to be harvested. Last week we heard of the two sons, one who ... Read More »

From the Pastoral Associate... 10-8-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“The witness of a joyful family life rooted in the Gospel can be a spiritual oasis for people in contemporary society.” Archbishop Allen Vigneron, “Unleash the Gospel”

Archbishop Vigneron’s pastoral letter, “Unleash the Gospel,” has been a source of inspiration for many parishes in our Archdiocese as they prayerfully ... Read More »

Christian Service News 10-8-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only” (James 1:22) Greetings Everyone, I hope everyone is healthy and ready to work. Our day of mercy is next Saturday morning, October 14. If you have not registered for an activity to show your love for your neighbor, please do ... Read More »

Deacon Tom P.S. 10-1-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

So how about those two sons in today’s parable from Jesus? So many times we read these parables and find ourselves thinking “Well that one doesn’t quite apply to me” but, if we are honest with ourselves, we might recognize this same tendency in our own lives, myself included. ... Read More »

From the Pastoral Associate... 10-1-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“The unity of the two Testaments proceeds from the unity of God’s plan and his Revelation. The Old Testament prepares for the New and the New Testament fulfills the Old; the two shed light on each other; both are true Word of God.” CCC 140 Our participants inquiring about ... Read More »

Christian Service News 10-1-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only” (James 1:22) Greetings Everyone, We are now counting down to “Mercy in Action Day” the morning of Saturday October 14. It is only two weeks away. We had a very good meeting last week with my leadership team from our ... Read More »

From Fr. Paul 9-24-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

This weekend I am away at a convocation for the priests of the Archdiocese of Detroit. This is an opportunity every other year for us to gather with our Archbishop. This year we will be discussing the pastoral letter “Unleash the Gospel.” The letter can be found on the ... Read More »

From the Pastoral Associate... 9-24-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“O blessed light, O Trinity and O first Unity!” LH, Hymn for Evening Prayer The participants inquiring about becoming Catholic are exploring the Holy Trinity this weekend. Think about your own relationship to the Blessed Trinity. When you pray, do you tend to pray to the Father, to the ... Read More »