Christmas Mass Schedule/Best Practices

(Some directives from the Archdiocese of Detroit)

  •  For your comfort and safety all masses will be live streamed from St Joseph Church.
  •  You need only to attend ONE mass over the four days. (December 24, 25, 26 & 27) Attend the
    Christmas Eve/Day Mass or the Saturday/Sunday Mass, thus giving all a chance to attend a mass and
    keep safety measures in place regarding social distancing.
  •  Mass capacity is reduced to 50%.
    a) St Joseph Church 425 people
    b) St Joseph Church Hall 175 people
    c) St Patrick Church 150 people

This gives us a total of 750 who can safely attend our masses.

December 24

St. Joseph Church
4:00pm Mass
10:00pm Mass

St. Patrick Church
4:00pm Mass

December 25

St. Joseph Church
8:00am Mass
11:30am Mass

St. Patrick Church
9:30am Mass

 

  • If you feel unwell (IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM), please, please stay home and watch the mass on
    our YouTube channel.
  • In order to facilitate safe and social distance seating, our Ushers will be directing you to where you
    may sit. All in attendance will be counted as to comply with the guidelines. Remember: NO MASK
    NO MASS!
  • The Church Hall will also be live streamed with our brand-new audio/visual technology; every seat is
    a great seat!
  • We promise we will do our very best to ensure your safety. We look forward to celebrating the birth
    of our Lord Jesus Christ with our Faith Community.

 

Vista Maria Christmas Virtual Giving Tree

Like so many other things going virtual this year due to Covid-19 we are having a “Virtual Giving Christmas Tree!” We are sponsoring young men and women through Vista Maria and younger children through Community Social Services.

Instead of taking a mitten from the tree, this year we have printed copies of stocking stuffer gift ideas acceptable for Vista Maria. Community Social Services is seeking gift cards specifically to Target, Walmart, Kohl’s, Macy & Dunham’s. You may bring gift cards/gifts to the Parish Offce or mail directly to Community Social Services(90 Sheldon Street, Detroit, MI 48201 ATTN: Lynda Dandridge).

To make it even easier this year, you can order gifts online by visiting Vista Maria’s Amazon Wish List and ship your gift directly to Vista Maria!
*Vista Maria Wish Lists are available in the back of both Churches or online here.

If you’d rather shop for items, you most certainly can! Remember to bring items unwrapped and in gift bags only to St. Joseph or St. Patrick or the Parish office.

If you opt to shop, you must have your gift bag here no later than Monday, December 7th. The delivery takes place on Tuesday, December 8th.

Thank you for doing what you can to make this Christmas, especially this year, extraordinary for children and teens.

Important Notes:

No cash(gift cards are acceptable)
No sharp items, metal, or glass
No spiral bound books of any kind
Do not put your last name or other personal information on your gift
If you have questions please give us a call!

 


Ready to deliver your Gift?

  • Be sure your gift is unwrapped
  • Schedule your drop off time with Ganelle(313-271-3050 ext. 400 & glesnew@vistamaria.org)
    Monday – Friday from 10am – 6pm
  • December 14 is the last day to drop off gifts

Christnet ‘More Than Ever’ Charity Event

A Partnership of Churches Serving the Homeless

24356 Eureka Rd. Taylor, MI 48180 – Ph: 734-287-8890 www.christnetservices.org

ChristNet Services has been a partner in the downriver communities for over 20 years, providing services to the homeless, including food, shelter, counseling, ID assistance, training and advocacy. Included among the guests we serve are men, women, Veterans and young families. We are the ONLY overnight shelter provider in the Downriver and out Wayne County area.

The year has been a real trial for all of us. The COVID 19 pandemic has changed all of our lives. The impact on the ChristNet homeless guests has been even more significant. ChristNet has made significant adjustments to meet the needs of our homeless guests. Social distancing has reduced the number of guests we can service at any one time at the daytime program at Church of the Nazarene. The night time program is in a state of flux with most churches unable to house guests overnight.

As a point of celebration, we will soon be moving into our new day time center that will have more space for social distancing and provide showers and laundry, The Board of Directors is working diligently to close a deal for a “stationary night time facility” to house homeless guests during the pandemic, where the church volunteers can provide assistance (meals, supervision, Christian support, etc.) without jeopardizing the safety of their home churches.

As you can imagine, the costs for personal protective equipment, additional staffing, expenses of a second building (utilities, rents, transportation, etc.), move-in costs in two buildings, and temporary renovations to accommodate pandemic regulations are expenses ChristNet is not prepared to sustain………Without your help. Our financial shortfall is estimated to be over $150,000.

You can help us. Because of the pandemic we cannot host a dinner/auction as in recent years. However we can have a fund raising mail campaign. The campaign is entitled More Than Ever. Please make a generous gift to ChristNet. Our homeless guests do need our help more than ever.
Together we CAN make a difference!

Sincerely,

Linda Cleaver ChristNet More Than Ever Chairperson 29415 East River Road Grosse lle, MI 48138 734-675-5562 or 734-558-9912
All contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the law. ChristNet is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax exempt organization

“More Than Ever” Sponsorship Form:

Download form here.
All proceeds go to benefit ChristNet Charity and their goal to help house and care for those who need it most this year.

Ford Drive 4 Your Community Event – Virtual(Proceeds help ChristNet):

Take a FREE virtual test drive and Ford will donate $20 per household.
(up to 300 drivers) which come to $6,000!
It will be fun! Must be 18 or older,
Licensed and insured.
WHO? Ford Drive 4 Ur Community
WHEN? THURSDAY, November 5, 2020
What: Virtual Test Drive in the comfort of your home on your computer!

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Happy Cookers Holiday Cookies!

**Due to the recent State Mandate and rise in Coronavirus cases, the Happy Cookers regret to inform you that the Cookie Box Sale has now been canceled. Anyone who turned in an order form and payment will be refunded. Sincere apologies for the inconvenience. We hope to reprise this fundraiser at a later date.

November 15 through December 2

example cookie tinsThe Happy Cookers of St. Vincent Pallotti Parish will be baking cookies for the holidays! They will be using their family favorite recipes. Each festively decorated box will have twenty-six assorted delicious cookie treats that can be used for gifts or just eaten, all for the low price of $10.00!

All orders must be pre-ordered and pre-paid. Only 100 cookie boxes will be available, so place your order early!

To place an order for pick-up please fill out the form located in the back of both St. Joseph and St. Patrick churches, in the parish office, or here! You can then drop the completed order form and payment in the collection basket, bring it to the Parish Office, or mail it to the Parish office at 334 Elm St., Wyandotte MI, 48192

 

Order Form: Click Here

Pre-Order Dates:
November 15th – December 2nd

Pickup Date:
December 13th, 2020
12:00 noon to 3:00 pm
St. Joseph Hall, 334 Elm St.

Tootsie Roll Drive

Tootsie Roll Drive – After each Mass
October 10 & 11

St. Joseph Church & St. Patrick Church

This weekend after each mass representatives from the Wyandotte Knights of Columbus #1802 will be
accepting donations for their annual Tootsie Roll Drive which supports those with mental impairments.

Please consider supporting this cause.

Remembering Fr. Michael L. Cremin SAC

Friday, September 18, 2020

1 year anniversary of Fr. Mike going home to God.

We will be remembering Fr. Mike at the 12 noon Mass on Friday, September 18 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wyandotte. To watch the Mass, CLICK HERE.

“Forever Remembered, Forever Missed, Forever in our Hearts”

For a special memorial tribute, CLICK HERE

 

 

   

 

Rest in Peace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maurice Salad

The Happy Cookers bring you their Maurice Salad lunch – Carry Out only.

Buy now and pick up September 27!

Click on the Order Form link below:

Dinners to Go – Maurice Salad order form

 

Stained Glass Window Brochure

St. Vincent Pallotti Parish is happy to share with you our New Commemorative Stained Glass Window Project.

Click on the image below to browse through the brochure and see what beautiful window designs are available for you to sponsor in honor of your loved one.

Psalm 91

Find some time to read this Psalm.    It will comfort your heart.

1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 
3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. 
4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 
5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. 
7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. 
8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. 
9 If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, 
10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. 
11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 
12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. 
14 “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. 
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. 
16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Spiritual words of healing…