Rest in Peace Fr. Mike

Fr. Michael Leonard Anthony Cremin, SAC

Born – May 24, 1958

First Consecration –  May 31, 1979

Ordination –  June 11, 1983

Passed to Eternal Life –  September 18, 2019

(Funeral arrangements below)

  

Born on May 24, 1958 in Cork, Ireland. He was the second son of his late beloved parents, John Joe and Josephine (Josie) and had two brothers, Tony and Kieran who also predeceased him. He is sadly missed by his loving Pallottine Community, his family, sister-in-law Linda, nephew Conor, niece Christina, his uncle Fr Michael Cremin, O.Carm, many cousins and their families, by his much loved parishioners and by a wide circle of friends.

Fr. Mike was called to serve the Lord and he entered the Pallottine Community in Thurles, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, in September 1976, he received his formation in Ireland and made First Consecration as a Pallottine on 31 May 1979 and was ordained to the priesthood on June 11, 1983. Michael began his ministry in England and served as parochial vicar at the Parish of Our Lady of the Visitation, Greenford, Middlesex. He went on to serve as Chaplain at Cardinal Wiseman Secondary School, Greenford.  He had the opportunity for further studies and pastoral development and spent a year at the Institute of St. Anselm, Cliftonville, Kent, England. He was later transferred to Ireland and spent 6 years at St. Patrick Parish, Corduff, Dubin and while waiting for his visa to minister as a priest in the US he worked at our Pallottine Mission Centre in Thurles. He was appointed to the Pallottine Mission House in Wyandotte & then to the parishes of St. Joseph & St. Vincent Pallotti in Wyandotte.

Fr. Mike has made his home in Wyandotte as pastor of St. Vincent Pallotti Parish. He is well known in the community as the “little Irish Leprechaun priest”. There wasn’t a day that you would go by that whenever he was out, someone would know him and come to talk to him.

Fr. Mike was a ‘people’s person’ and this characterized his 36 years of priestly ministry, he was committed to the ministry entrusted to him, he was positive and outgoing and tried to bring joy, the joy of the Gospel, to all pastoral situations.

Fr. Mike was gracious and giving and was kindhearted. Fr. Mike reminded us that it is important to be around the people that brought out the best in you. Fr. Mike would stop whatever he was doing to assist those who needed him.

Fr. Mike loved the children of the parish and it would please him so much when he saw them attend Mass and assist him in serving Our Lord at the altar.

Fr. Mike enjoyed his new Rectory, which he called the “little house on the Maple”. It gave him a bird’s eye view of St. Joseph Church as he sat at the kitchen table having tea and cookies. Fr. Mike looked forward to planning his parish trips to Ireland and abroad, and always enjoyed being the “travel agent” for the group.

Sadly Fr. Mike was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and he faced it with hope and all throughout he never lost his positive outlook and his desire to continue to minster. He was very much ‘at home’ in Wyandotte and lived his last week’s knowing that he was buoyed up by the prayers, Mass intentions and good wishes of his community and his many, many friends, as well as the bowls of soup and snacks prepared with care to tempt his depleted appetite.

Fr. Mike will be sadly missed, as he would always remind us, “I’m just on the bus behind you” and now…  Fr. Mike is on the bus ahead of us all.

May he rest in Peace.

Amen.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

IN REPOSE

Saturday, September 21 – 3 pm to 8 pm; Rosary 7 pm

St. Patrick Catholic Church

135 Superior Blvd., Wyandotte

Sunday, September 22 – 2 pm to 8 pm; Rosary 7 pm

St. Joseph Catholic Church

344 Elm Street, Wyandotte

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Monday, September 23 – 10 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church

344 Elm Street, Wyandotte

We express our sincere thanks to all who have accompanied us on this journey through your prayers and encouragement during this difficult time.

May you continue to keep him in your prayers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pallottine Fathers, 3352 Fourth Street, Wyandotte, MI 48192, in memory of Fr. Mike.

“May his gentle soul Rest in Peace”

 

 

Flick on Bricks

Friday, September 6

Now showing…

“The Chronicles of Narnia” – 7:00 pm

St. Joseph Church parking lot (344 Elm Street, Wyandotte) – Come enjoy a movie for the entire family, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. Please bring your own lawn chair. Fresh popcorn available!  (If inclement weather, the movie will be shown in the St. Elizabeth Education Center gym.)

For more information, call the Parish Office at 734-285-9840, ext. 102.

Strolling Breakfast Fundraiser

Sunday, Sept. 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

St. Joseph Church Hall, 344 Elm Street, Wyandotte

You’re invited to this fundraiser to help our middle school youth attend the Holy Fire event in Bowling Green, Ohio on October 13.

Breakfast includes: Stuffed French toast, pancakes, egg bakes, biscuits n’ gravy, oatmeal with toppings, yogurt bar, specialty coffee, tea and juice.

Guaranteed something for everyone!

Tickets are $10 for adults; $5.00 for 4 – 12 years old

(Free for children 3 and under)

Stop by or call the Religious Education department at the parish office to reserve a ticket!

734-285-9840, ext. 102

Grief Support

Fall 2019

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

 For 6 weeks on Tuesday evenings  

October 8 – November 12  

At each session there will be a suggested theme such as stages of grief,

health issues and managing anxiety and stress.

These sessions guided by Joe Ososkie, LCSW

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   

St. Joseph Church Hall  – Room 4

No fee – all are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

Please call the Parish Office to register at 734-285-9840, ext. 108 by October 4.

 

St. Patrick High School Alumni Golf Scramble and Luncheon

You’re Invited!

Monday, September 9 

West Shore Golf & Country Club

22843 West River Road, Grosse Ile, MI 48138

$80 pp includes golf, cart and lunch. Shotgun start at 8:15 am; with lunch to follow at approx. 1:00 p.m.

Online information at www.stpatsouting.com or by calling Dick Zanglin at 440-823-4204.

 

 

Religious Education Registration Open!

St. Vincent Pallotti Parish

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Registrations open till September 7!!!  Call the parish office today!

Forms are available at the back of church, in the parish office or on our website at www.stvpp.org , click on Faith Formation, then open the registration form.

Children from kindergarten to those preparing for Confirmation are all welcome, no matter if they’ve been regularly attending formation classes or they need a little “catching up” to do.

Classes are every Tuesday starting with an opening service at St. Joseph Church, 344 Elm Street, Wyandotte, on September 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Regular classes start on Tuesday, September 24, with two class times to choose from: 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.

Classes held at:

St. Elizabeth Education Center

3051 4th Street, Wyandotte.

Any questions, call the Religious Education office at 734-285-9840, ext. 102.

Thank you – church parking lot volunteers!

May 10-11, 2019

Special thanks to all the families and friends that helped staff our church parking lots during the Wyandotte Art Fair.  The money raised will go towards our Catholic Education Fund. Well done!

(For more photo’s, visit our Photo Album page)

Knights of Columbus All-Star Game Banquet

You’re invited to an All-Star Game Banquet

hosted by the Wyandotte Knights of Columbus

3530 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Join us for a delicious dinner, catered by Izbickis

as we watch the All-Star Game on the big screen.

Doors open at 6 pm  –  Dinner 7:00 pm

First pitch 8:00 pm

Tickets $25.00 for adults, under 18, $15.00

  (Tickets available in the Wyandotte K of C Lounge)

Dinner includes:  Roast beef, pork chops, baked chicken, cheesy scalloped potatoes, and mixed vegetables.

Win monetary prizes for predicting the score, number of home runs and strikeouts!

Proceeds go to help pay for the roof replacement at the Wyandotte Council K of C location.

Please purchase your tickets by July 2 so the caterer has a head count. 

Thank you for your support – Hope to see you there!

Happy 36th Anniversary Fr. Mike

 

Congratulations Fr. Michael Cremin SAC on your 36th Anniversary of your Ordination!

Heaven & earth are celebrating with you on this holy and joyous day!

June 11, 1983  –  June 11, 2019

Thank you for your guidance and inspiration as pastor here at St. Vincent Pallotti Parish, Wyandotte.

God bless you!

 

Irish Pallottine Father’s Golf Outing

July 13

SPACES STILL AVAILABLE!

Wesburn Golf and Country Club

5617 S. Huron River Drive, South Rockwood

Shotgun start 7:30 am.  18 Holes of Golf & Cart $90 per Golfer / $360 Foursome. Pre-Registration with payment required — limited availability. CHECK IN 7:00 am — TEE OFF: 7:30am.

Foursome information & fees: $90 per golfer/ $360 foursome.

Mail Payment to: Golf Outing, Pallottine Fathers, 3352 4th Street, Wyandotte, MI 48192.

Pay on-line at  https://www.irishpallottines.org/golf-outing/

For more information visit: https://www.irishpallottines.org/pallottine-and-foui/