Happy Birthday

Today we celebrate the 221st birthday of St. Vincent Pallotti.

The life of St. Vincent Pallotti gives us much to celebrate. With his emphasis on the infinite love of God, St. Vincent Pallotti understood the important role of collaboration among clergy, religious, and laity. He urged all to become apostles of Jesus Christ, what some in the Church call today “missionary disciples.”

St. Vincent Pallotti, pray for us and help us to revive faith, rekindle charity and form apostles!

Grief Support Group

Starting April 28 through June 2, 2016

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

St. Patrick School building – Room 2

135 Superior Blvd., Wyandotte

(corner of Superior and Second St.)

Losing someone you love or care deeply about is very painful. You may experience all kinds of difficult emotions and it may feel like the pain and sadness you’re experiencing will never let up. These are normal reactions to a significant loss. But while there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain that, in time, can renew you and permit you to move on.

Our parish has a grief support group that offers a place to meet with others who are experiencing grief in one way or another.

If you feel you’d like to come and join the group, you are welcome to attend. If you are not ready, there will be another session in the Fall.

The sessions will meet on Thursdays for 6 weeks. Each session will last for an hour and a half, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. beginning April 28.

At each session there will be a suggested theme such as coping with grief, health issues, and managing anxiety. The sessions are led by Joe Ososkie, a licensed social worker. The main objective is to provide a safe, comfortable environment where people can receive and provide support. Literature and a lending library will be available.

Refreshments will also be provided. There is no cost to attend this group.

For more information or to sign up, please contact the Parish Office at 734-285-9840,ext. 108.

 

SPRING OPEN HOUSE

John Paul II Catholic School

1590 Riverbank, Lincoln Park 313-386-0633

SPRING OPEN HOUSE

Wednesday – April 13, 2016   6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

John Paul II Catholic School offers:

  • Excellent education in grades K-8.
  • Comprehensive Preschool 3 year old and 4 year old programs.

Preschool 3 year olds:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00-11:15

Preschool 4 year olds: Choice of 5 half days (8:00- 11:15) or 5 full days (8:00-3:15)

  • Affordable private education with many payment options.
  • Teachers are highly qualified and the curriculum is aligned at or above the state and core curriculum standards.
  • Learning is enhanced with an onsite Reading Specialist, an Academic Development Room, state of the art Computer Lab, Science Lab, Art Room, Library with Library/Media Specialist, Gymnasium, Foreign Language (grades 4-8), Music (grades K-5).
  • Catholic Youth Organization Sports program for grades 5-8 and Intramural Sports programs that include our youngest Warriors.
  • Children’s Choir, Environmental Classroom, Eco-Warrior Club
  • Before and after school latch key – facilitated by our faculty.
  • Accredited by MNSAA

The Annunciation of the Lord

April 4 

The Annunciation, as much as or even more so than Christmas, represents Christ’s Incarnation. When Mary signaled to Gabriel her acceptance of God’s Will, Christ was conceived in her womb through the power of the Holy Spirit. While most of the Fathers of the Church say that Mary’s fiat was essential to God’s plan of salvation, God foresaw Mary’s acceptance of His Will from all eternity.

The narrative of the Annunciation testifies powerfully to the truth of the Catholic tradition that Mary was indeed a virgin when Christ was conceived, but also that she intended to remain one perpetually. Mary’s response to Gabriel—”How shall this be done, because I know not man? was universally interpreted by the Fathers of the Church as a statement of the Mary’s resolution to remain a virgin forever.

Quick Facts

  • Date: The Annunciation of the Lord is usually celebrated on March 25, unless that date falls on a Sunday in Lent, at any time during Holy Week, or at any time in the octave of Easter (from Easter Sunday through Divine Mercy Sunday, the Sunday after Easter). In that case, the celebration is transferred either to the following Monday or to the Monday after Divine Mercy Sunday, hense the April 4 date.

Divine Mercy Sunday

Our Lord Jesus said, “The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet…. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy.” (699) The plenary indulgence that was issued for Divine Mercy Sunday does not change the promises of Our Lord. Rather it provides the Church’s highest mark of approval and endorsement and gives souls more time to go to Confession.

Please join us for Confessions on Saturday, April 2 at St. Joseph Church, starting at 2:45 p.m. to 3:55 p.m. for Confessions. (Mass starts at 4:00 p.m.) We will have two priests available so all will have time to have their confessions heard.

Jesus is relying on us to help Him.  By virtue of our Baptism, we are called to evangelize.  Make it your business to do everything possible to save the souls of the lost within your family and at our parish. Encourage them to go to Confession on Saturday and receive Holy Communion on Divine Mercy Sunday.

http://www.loyolapress.com/divine-mercy-sunday.htm