Dear friends,

We have all been in a wait and see holding pattern for the last two years for the trip we started planning three years ago.
Here is the latest update.
The Italy trip, August 29 – September 8, 2022 is A GO!
Nawas (our travel agency) has assured us they have been in full service for over a year with all groups up and running.
A meeting is set for April 22, 7:00pm in St Joseph Hall to go over the specifics of our trip and for anyone that would like to join the group. Pass the word around!
Here is where we stand today (as we all know things can change):
  • every traveler must be fully vaccinated (ex: 2 doses Pfizer, Moderna or 1 dose JJ)
  • no refunds are issued with travel insurance or Nawas if the reason is just fear of Covid, but…
  • if a person tests positive w/Covid just prior to departure that stops them from being able to travel, this DOES qualify on the travel policy under sickness – a refund will be issued
  • if you get Covid while traveling- insurance DOES cover extended hotel stay and accommodations up to $200 a day- $1,000 total and…
  • also covers reimbursement of airflight home
  • other health issues are also covered (make sure to read thoroughly your travel insurance policy for specifics)
  • Important! verify your personal health coverage does cover overseas (Note: Medicare B plan does not cover overseas travel – so make sure your supplement does)
  • per Father Brendan- every traveler in his group is required to purchase travel insurance
  • as of now the price is still $3,799 – fuel prices has not affected a change (this could change but not expected to be drastic)
  • full trip payment is required to Nawas by May 19
  • new travelers must submit a $500 deposit with their registration

I understand you may still have more questions. Please feel free to contact me anytime. I will do my best to answer them.  Also… if you have changed your mind about going please let me know.

Julie D
dre@stvpp.org
734-285-9840 ext. 102

Thanks if you already turned in your 2022 tickets, There is still time to to be in the first Early Bird drawing on April 23rd or get additional tickets. This will help our parish with expenses and we have an “award winning” history of being one of the most generous parishes to charitable causes in the Detroit area! You may win one of the many prizes, including the Grand Prize of $10,000!

First Early Bird Raffle – April 23rd during the 4:00 pm Mass
Second chance is on Sunday’s 11:30am Mass May 15th
Grand Prize Raffle Drawing – June 25, 2022 at the Wyandotte K of C Hall

November 30, 1966 – March 16, 2022

Anthony F. Millazzo Jr.  Age 55 of Grosse Ile.

Beloved husband of Laura Millazzo.  Loving father of Emily Millazzo, Anthony Millazzo, Nicholas Millazzo and Jonathan Millazzo.  Dearest son of Elaine and the late Anthony Millazzo Sr.  Dear brother of Jacqueline (Paul Hegarty) Millazzo, Angela (James) Quick, Melissa (Jeff) Taylor and Ann Marie (Edward) Simone.  Brother in-law of George (Janice) St. Amant and Ruth St. Amant.   Also survived by nieces and nephews, Kaeli, Makena, Lucas, Julian, Jacob, Joseph, Enzo and Elena.

 

 

Thursday, March 24, 2022

  • Instate
    9:30 am
  • Funeral Mass of the Resurrection
    10:00 am
  • St. Vincent Pallotti Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church
    135 Superior Blvd, Wyandotte, MI 48192
    Get Directions

July 28, 1932 – March 20, 2022

Arlene T. Iszak.  Age 89 of Gibraltar.

Beloved wife of 57 years to the late Ernest Iszak.  Loving mother of Michael (Charlene) Iszak, Suzanne (Charles) Hicks, Alison (Charles) Perry, Alicia (Robert) Richardson, Matthew Iszak and Julie (Scott) Antioch.  Dearest grandmother of 18.  Great grandmother of 17.  Dear sister of the late Alvina Cashen.  Also survived by nephews Dennis (Vicky) Cashen, Timothy (Suzanne) Cashen and their children.

Family Tribute
Arlene Stepaniak grew up in Lincoln Park with her parents, her sister Alvina, and her lifelong friends from our lady of Lourdes, class of 1950.  She married her sweetheart Ernest Iszak and they raised their family in Gibraltar Michigan.  They were very active in their community with ties to the police and fire departments, and they were business owners in Lincoln Park, Gibraltar, and Trenton.  Arlene found a happy and welcoming church family at St. Vincent Pallotti in Wyandotte.  She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, GG, and friend to everyone that knew her.  She will be greatly missed. We will cherish many happy memories with her.

 

Friday, March 25, 2022

February 15, 1951 – March 19, 2022

Pierre M. Dube.  Age 71 of Wyandotte.

Beloved son of the late Napoleon and Fleurette Dubé.  Loving brother of Marie Therese (Robert) Zemke, Daniel J. (Arsenia) Dubé, Paul A. (Cheryl) Dubé and Anne M. (Bruce) Eggers. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions are appreciated to Knights of Columbus, Trenton Council or St. Vincent Pallotti Parish.

Services will be live streamed.  Please click the following link to be directed to the live stream services:  Pierre M. Dubé live stream

 

Family Tribute

Pierre Michel François Dubé was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 15, 1951. His French-Canadian name was gifted to him from his mother who was born in Ottawa Canada and his father who was born in Biddeford Maine, an American French community. Pierre or Pete as his two brothers and two sisters would affectionately call him attended St. Brigid grade school and Catholic Central High School in Detroit. He graduated from Wayne State University. Pierre, like his father, who was an accountant, became a financial planner. He enjoyed teaching for the Wyandotte Public Schools, He loved fishing and boating on the Detroit River. He was Deputy Grand Knight and a 3rd degree member of the council in Trenton. He occasionally played tennis and golf.

Pierre sang in St. Brigid’s choir in elementary school. At the time, St. Brigid’s men and boy’s choir was well known throughout the Detroit area with people attending midnight mass from all over the Detroit area, including bishops and monsignors. His love of singing followed him to St. Vincent Pallotti where he sang bass. He had many friends in the choir, especially Father Brendan McCarrick. Pierre also played guitar. One of his songs, Daniel My Brother, still resonates in our minds.

When Pierre learned he had bladder cancer, he fought back. His determination and will to survive was part and parcel of Pete. He never gave up and followed his mother’s advice that putting your faith in God was the avenue to follow.

Pierre is no longer with us today, but his memory will always remain with us. His courage, his perseverance, and his approach to life becomes a guidepost for us all.

 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

August 14, 1930 – March 9, 2022

Dolores Julia McCarthy.  Age 91 of Farmington Hills.

Beloved wife of the late William McCarthy.  Loving mother of Paul McCarthy and Patricia McCarthy (Rodney Stoutenburgh).

Memorial Contributions are appreciated to the Michigan Humane Society or ASPCA.

Services will be live-streamed, Monday March 14 at 10am. The family encourages anyone who wishes to particpate to please do so. Please click the following link at the time of service to view service: https://youtu.be/cIoG_MDg_2s

Family Tribute

My Mother Dolores was kind, loving, and giving to her family, friends, and to all she met along the way.  She was a devoted Catholic with amazing energy and she enjoyed life. She went to secretarial school and worked as an executive secretary at General Motors, which is where she met my father.  Together they lived overseas in France and Zaire, then returning to the United States.  They had many adventures alone the way and shared those memories over the years with all of us.

In later years, my Mom often visited the sick and she was on the committee at church for preparing funeral masses and gatherings. She did this for many years.  Also, she was often rescuing a cat or dog, and didn’t hesitate to bring them into her home. She was advocate for rescuing animals. Her current furry friends include her dogs Fred and Jed, and her loved cats Patrick, Pepper, and Tom.  All of which, of course, are rescues. She also loved to feed the birds, ducks, and squirrels to name a few.  Mom had a “ joie de vie”  evident by those who knew her. Additionally, she was an amazing cook and prepared a wide variety of cuisines for her family and friends. She will be dearly missed by those who shared in her light.

 

Monday, March 14, 2022

Holy Thursday, April 14

St Joseph Church
7:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Silent Prayer in the Garden of Repose til 10pm

Good Friday, April 15

St Joseph Church
12 Noon-Stations of the Cross
1pm Scriptural Rosary
2pm Reading of the Passion
Communion Service
3pm Divine Mercy Novena begins

Holy Saturday, April 16

St Joseph Church
11am-11:45 Confessions
12pm Blessing of Easter Baskets
8pm-Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday, April 17

8am Mass—St Joseph Church
9:30am Mass-St Patrick Church
11:30am Mass-St Joseph Church

December 15, 1940 – February 26, 2022

Marilyn Melody Rodak.  Age 81 of Wyandotte.

Family Tribute

Marilyn Melody Rodak was born on December 15, 1940, and went home to our Heavenly Father on February 26, 2022, at 5:22 PM.

Marilyn was the second daughter born to Ray Edwin Mix and Cecilia Melody Mix. Ray was a local attorney and a founding member of the Wayne County Community College Citizens Advisory Committee that petitioned the State of Michigan and founded the college. The Ray Edwin Mix room was dedicated at the downriver campus in his memory. Cecilia started Cecilia Melody’s as a hosiery business during the depression at only 19 years old with only one year of college. Marilyn later joined her mother in the business as a partner and was the owner of the store for 60 years at the time of her death.

Marilyn married Robert Michael Rodak on July 22, 1961, and they were married for 60 wonderful Years and 7 Months. They had three children. Besides her loving husband, Marilyn is survived by their son, Michael Robert (Stephanie) Rodak of Chelsea, and their daughters Anne Marie Rodak of Wyandotte and Lisa Cecilia (Denny) Stoller of Fort Wayne Indiana. She is also survived by her brother Charles (Janet) Mix and by sisters Janet Bobby and Julie Mix Thibault. Her sisters Mary Louise Lowrey and Linda Mix Wood predeceased her.

Marilyn and Robert were blessed with, and she is survived by 12 grandchildren: Raychel Melody-Anne Saadatjoo, Ryan Robert Rodak and Joshua Robert Pilon; Sophie and Emma Davis-Rodak, Kasie Anne Rushing, Elizabeth Melody Winneroski, Luke Daniel, Evan Robert, and Aaron Russell Stoller; and Skyler and Joshua Canizales. Her surviving great-grandchildren are Briana Marie and Amelia Madelyn Saadatjoo and Everett Alan Rushing. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Marilyn was the past president of the Wyandotte Merchants Association. She was a member of the AX Omega House Corporation Board at the University of Michigan for over a decade as the recording secretary. She was also a member of St. Patrick’s Church of St. Vincent Pallotti Parish for 81 years, a past member of the parish finance committee, and a member of the parish choir for 50 years.

She will be sorely missed by family and friends for her welcoming smile, caring manner, and loving presence.
Memorial contributions are appreciated to St. Vincent Pallotti Parish – St. Patrick Church.

 

Friday, March 4, 2022

  • Instate
    9:30 am
  • Funeral Mass of the Resurrection
    10:00 am
  • St. Vincent Pallotti Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church
    135 Superior Blvd, Wyandotte, MI 48192
    Get Directions