Sept. 1-Oct. 31 registration for Right-to-Life LIFESPAN 2021 Movement in Motion bus trip to Washington, D.C. for the Pro-life rally! We leave Thursday evening, Jan. 28 and return Saturday morning, Jan. 30 on the Red EYE Express! Cost $170 and includes one breakfast. We sleep on the floor of a church or school. Itinerary includes the historic rally in which we march! Other D.C. stops to be announced. Bring extra $ for all your other meals. RSVP and paperwork is due with your $170 check made out to Right to Life LIFESPAN by Oct. 31. SERVICE HOURS FOR THOSE WHO NEED THEM. Open to high school teens and young people in college. ? call MTS @ 248 536-1235. ENCOUNTER GROW WITNESS
“… the Lord may be calling us to go out, beyond where we may have gone before – even to the most unlikely places – to share the good news of Jesus with those who may never have heard it.” Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” Page 22
“The Lord is calling (us) to bring the Gospel into (our) particular spheres of influence both through (our) deeds and (our) words.” - Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” Page 20
“… Are we credible witnesses and do our lives attract unbelievers?” Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” Page 19
“Testimony has a unique power to touch hearts, since it is almost impossible to ignore the witness of someone who has encountered Jesus personally and whose life has been transformed by him.” – “Unleash the Gospel,” Marker 2.3
Wednesday, Sept. 16 – Winging It! Be part of the team that monthly visits the special needs adult women at Angel’s Place on Raphael Road, with Jr. High and High Schoolers sharing holy Scripture, crafts and song. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Service Hours. Teens must have taken Called to Serve, adults need to have taken Protecting God’s Children. Space limited, first come, first served. You will need a ps/mf/paperwork available on the website. RSVP by Sept. 9 to hold your spot. ENCOUNTER GROW WITNESS
“Each one should reflect on how the Lord is calling them to bring the Gospel into their particular spheres of influence both through their deeds and their words.” - Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” Page 20
Saturday, Sept. 19 - School Carnival Fund-raiser –Times to be announced. Looking for jr. high and high school volunteers to help in shifts with glow-in-the-dark carnival game! Service hours! Call 248 536-1235 to sign up!
WYD Bottle & Can Collection, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20, at all the Masses except 5:30 p.m. Thank you for your ongoing and dedicated support! Put your bottles and cans outside your vehicle when you come to Mass, and the World Youth Day pilgrims will pick them up! We are headed to Portugal in July 2022 to see the Holy Father and Catholic pilgrims from all over the world! Please keep us in prayer – you are in ours! Come by our “tent” after Mass and say “hi”! See what we have to eat and pull up a chair!
Sunday, Sept. 20, 2:30--5 p.m., we pop-up at Kensington Metropark to take photos with our cell phones of God’s creation! Meet in the Nature Center Parking lot! Cost to get into the park is $10, unless you have an annual pass. Families are invited and welcome to attend and participate! Teams of young people walk the nature path and use their cell phones to capture God’s beautiful creation! Then we regroup and share! Each person will receive a sandwich bag-size of birdseed to invite birds to eat out of their hands! Please RSVP by Sept. 16 by calling 248 536-1235. Young people who will be “hunting” without their parents can bring their paperwork to the park that day. Dress for the weather. Bring a mask, just in case. Bring a bag chair. Deliciousness will be served! WATCH FOR POP-UP SIGNS!
Sunday, Sept. 27, 7-9 p.m. – 7th-8th-grader in Jr. High and High Schoolers meet in the Parish Office’s Kitchen to Make Watermelon “Pupsicles” to Serve at Next Sunday’s Annual Pet Blessing! Delicious! Made out of real watermelon! Genesis 1:25 “…God made every kind of wild animal, every kind of tame animal…” Why? Did God have a reason and purpose for creating animals? How do we know? How have animals cooperated with God in Salvation History? What do you think a pet owner thinks about the Catholic faith and its people when their animal is blessed and feted by us? What do you think God thinks? Bring a mask. Service hours for those who need them. ?s: Call 248 536-1235! Invite family, friends and neighbors to bring their pet and come to the Oct.4 Pet Blessing at 3 p.m. on the Rectory Lawn! GROW
“…we are called to a renewed effort that is ‘new in its ardor, methods and expressions.” Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” page 5
“Help us to think in new ways.” - Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s “Unleash the Gospel.” Page 22
“…Inviting people both fellow parishioners and outsiders, to join in the activities of the Church.” “Unleash the Gospel”, p. 22