Knights of Columbus Comedy Night

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

You’re invited to the Wyandotte Knight of Columbus Comedy & Cuisine charity fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Tickets are $45 and include dinner, pop, beer/wine and dessert.

Be entertained by headliner, Keith Ruff along with Nate Armbruster and more!

Please help support the Wyandotte K of C by attending this fundraiser event!

Tickets are sold in advance only by visiting the K of C Lounge or by calling the lounge at 734-285-1530 or Jake at 734-507-1247.

Thank you for your support!

Novena to St. Vincent Pallotti – Jan. 14 thru 22

Pope Francis touches the spirit of all Pallottines as he focuses on many truths of our faith which St Vincent Pallotti cherished. As you pray the Novena prayer each day we invite you to reflect on a text from the writings of Pope Francis.

Day 1 – January 14th

“A renewal of preaching can offer believers, as well as the lukewarm and the non-practising, new joy in the faith and fruitfulness in the work of evangelization. The heart of its message will always be the same: the God who revealed his immense love in the crucified and risen Christ. God constantly renews his faithful ones, whatever their age: “They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not be faint” (Is 40:31). Christ is the “eternal Gospel” (Rev 14:6); he “is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Heb 13:8), yet his riches and beauty are inexhaustible. He is for ever young and a constant source of newness. The Church never fails to be amazed at “the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God” (Rom11:33). Saint John of the Cross says that “the thicket of God’s wisdom and knowledge is so deep and so broad that the soul, however much it has come to know of it, can always penetrate deeper within it”. Or as Saint Irenaeus writes: “By his coming, Christ brought with him all newness”.
With this newness he is always able to renew our lives and our communities, and even if the Christian message has known periods of darkness and ecclesial weakness, it will never grow old. Jesus can also break through the dull categories with which we would enclose him and he constantly amazes us by his divine creativity. Whenever we make the effort to return to the source and to recover the original freshness of the Gospel, new avenues arise, new paths of creativity open up, with different forms of expression, more eloquent signs and words with new meaning for today’s world. Every form of authentic evangelization is always “new”.” (from paragraph 11 of Evangelii gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel)

Novena Prayer

St. Vincent Pallotti, you were formed and called by God, the Infinite Love.

You answered God’s call to serve.

You were there:

for those seeking forgiveness and counsel,

for the sick,

for the youth and the aging,

for the rich and the poor,

for the people of every profession and walk of life.

Every person is important to you.

You inspire us to seek God in all things, Reminding us of our call to be apostles In the Church and in the world.

Now we call upon you to intercede for us.

Help us to pray. Help us to pray only for what we truly need;

Help us to grow in holiness, to live for the honour of God and for the salvation of our neighbour. You received many graces from God and we ask you to bless us now by presenting our petitions to God (Pause to mention your intentions)

With you we give thanks to God as if He had already granted us what we have asked in the name of Jesus who lives and reigns with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen!

St. Vincent Pallotti, pray for us

Our Lady Queen of Apostles, pray for us

Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory be…

 

Day 2 – January 15

Pope Francis: “we know well that with Jesus life becomes richer and that with him it is easier to find meaning in everything. This is why we evangelize. A true missionary, who never ceases to be a disciple, knows that Jesus walks with him, speaks to him, breathes with him, works with him. He senses Jesus alive with him in the midst of the missionary enterprise.” Evangelii gaudium 266.

St Vincent Pallotti wrote in 1826: “Lord Jesus, you are my fruitfulness, my faith, my hope, my charity, the love with which I love, my prudence, my justice, my temperance, my strength, my humility, my meekness, patience, forbearance, my virtue, my action, word and thought, my God and all that is mine.” OOCC X, p.166.

Novena Prayer

St. Vincent Pallotti, you were formed and called by God, the Infinite Love.
You answered God’s call to serve.

You were there:
for those seeking forgiveness and counsel,
for the sick,
for the youth and the aging,
for the rich and the poor,
for the people of every profession and walk of life.

Every person is important to you.

You inspire us to seek God in all things, Reminding us of our call to be apostles In the Church and in the world.

Now we call upon you to intercede for us. Help us to pray. Help us to pray only for what we truly need;

Help us to grow in holiness, to live for the honour of God and for the salvation of our neighbour. You received many graces from God and we ask you to bless us now by presenting our petitions to God (Pause to mention your intentions)

With you we give thanks to God as if He had already granted us what we have asked in the name of Jesus who lives and reigns with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen!

St. Vincent Pallotti, pray for us
Our Lady Queen of Apostles, pray for us

Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory be…

 

Day 3 – January 16

Pope Francis on holiness: “There can be any number of theories about what constitutes holiness, with various explanations and distinctions. Such reflection may be useful, but nothing is more enlightening than turning to Jesus’ words and seeing his way of teaching the truth. Jesus explained with great simplicity what it means to be holy when he gave us the Beatitudes (cf. Mt 5:3-12; Lk 6:20-23). The Beatitudes are like a Christian’s identity card. So if anyone asks: “What must one do to be a good Christian?”, the answer is clear. We have to do, each in our own way, what Jesus told us in the Sermon on the Mount. In the Beatitudes, we find a portrait of the Master, which we are called to reflect in our daily lives.

The word “happy” or “blessed” thus becomes a synonym for “holy”. It expresses the fact that those faithful to God and his word, by their self-giving, gain true happiness.” Gaudete et exsultate 64-5.

St Vincent Pallotti expressed it as being filled with the spirit of Jesus:“We must not be obsessed with forming a large number (of members) but rather a few who are full of spirit, for even only one (person) who is filled with the spirit of Jesus Christ will do a great deal.” OOCC III, p. 327. ccent 5;\ls

Novena Prayer

St. Vincent Pallotti, you were formed and called by God, the Infinite Love.
You answered God’s call to serve.

You were there:
for those seeking forgiveness and counsel,
for the sick,
for the youth and the aging,
for the rich and the poor,
for the people of every profession and walk of life.

Every person is important to you.
You inspire us to seek God in all things,
Reminding us of our call to be apostles
In the Church and in the world.

Now we call upon you to intercede for us.

Help us to pray. Help us to pray only for what we truly need;
Help us to grow in holiness, to live for the honour of God and for the salvation of our neighbour. You received many graces from God and we ask you to bless us now by presenting our petitions to God (Pause to mention your intentions)

With you we give thanks to God as if He had already granted us what we have asked in the name of Jesus who lives and reigns with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen!

St. Vincent Pallotti, pray for us
Our Lady Queen of Apostles, pray for us
Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory be…

Irish Pallottine Dinner Dance

FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2019

6:00 PM

CRYSTAL GARDENS

16703 Fort St., Southgate

You’re invited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and support the Pallottine’s on their Missionary work.

$40.00 per person – includes family style dinner, entertainment, open bar and more!

Door prize for the best-dressed

 “Wearin’ of the Green”!

Grand Raffle tickets will be sold with 1st prize $3500, 2nd prize $600, 3rd prize $300 and 4th-10th prizes $100. Plus several baskets in the Chinese Raffle!

Tickets can be purchased at the Pallottine Mission House by calling

734-285-2966

You can reserve a table of 8 if you and your group want to sit at the same table.

Advent 2018

We are a people of promise. For centuries, God prepared people for the coming of his Son, our only hope for life. At Christmas we celebrate the fulfillment of the promises God made—that he would give a way to draw near to him.

Advent is what we call the season leading up to Christmas. It begins four Sundays before December 25, sometimes in the last weekend of November, sometimes on the first Sunday in December. This year Advent begins on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

1 Peter 1:10-12 is a clear description of what we look back to during Advent.

Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look. (1 Peter 1:10-12 )

For four weeks, it’s as if we’re re-enacting, remembering the thousands of years God’s people were anticipating and longing for the coming of God’s salvation, for Jesus. That’s what advent means—coming. Even God’s men who foretold the grace that was to come didn’t know “what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating.” They were waiting, but they didn’t know what God’s salvation would look like.

In fact, God revealed to them that they were not the ones who would see the sufferings and glory of God’s Christ:

They were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven.

They were serving us. We Christians on this side of Jesus’ birth are a God-blessed, happy people because we know God’s plan. The ancient waiting is over. We have the greatest reason to celebrate.

 

Advent Candlelight Tea

Sunday, December 2, 2018

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

St. Joseph Church Hall

344 Elm Street, Wyandotte

Would you like to host a table of 8 for your friends and family? You are invited to join us as we celebrate the start of the Advent season. There will be the lighting of an Advent wreath, prayers, songs by the Roosevelt High School a Capella choir, door prizes and more!

Hostesses need to provide their linen, place settings, table decor, tea, cookies and/or appetizers. To reserve a table, call the Parish Office at 734-285-9840, ext. 108 by Thursday, Nov. 29.

Welcome ChristNet guests

Thanksgiving Week

When individuals or families are seeking emergency housing, efforts are made to secure housing for them at either the Wayne Family Center, a transitional housing program, or at First Step, a domestic violence shelter. If space at these family-oriented shelters is not available, ChristNet provides overnight accommodations until more stable housing can be arranged.

We are happy at St. Vincent Pallotti Parish to provide a place to stay for these individuals the week of Thanksgiving at St. Joseph Catholic Church. With the help of our volunteers and staff, it is our hope to provide a safe, loving environment, a warm place to sleep, good food, fellowship and prayer.

God Bless our guests this Thanksgiving holiday.

Grief Support Group

Sessions run from October 16 thru November 27

St. Joseph Church Hall at 6:30 pm

344 Elm Street, Wyandotte

Starting October 16 for 6 weeks (except the week of Thanksgiving).

Are you struggling with the loss of a loved one and finding it hard to cope with everyday situations? This support group may just be the outlet you need to help understand what you are going through.

There is no fee for these sessions and are open to parishioners and their family.

Please call the Parish Office at 734-285-9840, ext. 108 to reserve a space.

 

 

Knights of Columbus – October Events

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Wyandotte Council 1802

  

Family Night with Paws
Saturday, October 6

KC Lounge, 3530 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte
Free admission. Paws, the Tigers mascot, appearance at 6 PM. Free hot dogs and pop for the children. Free hot dogs for adults.

 

First Pancake Breakfast of the new year
Sunday, October 7  – 
8:45 to 11:15 AM

Epicurean House, (Entrance off Pine Street) 3530 Biddle, Wyandotte
All you can eat – Free-will offering. Proceeds to go to various food pantries, including the Downriver Community Food Pantry.

 

Oktoberfest
Friday, October 12
–  5 to 10 PM, food served at 6 PM

KC Lounge, 3530 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte
Food catered by Veronica’s Catering. Purchase tickets in advance by October 4
$12 adults, $8 children. German music and dancing.

 

Watkins Night
Friday, October 26
 –  4 to 8 PM, or until burgers are gone!

KC Lounge, 3530 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte
Burgers are prepared according to a special recipe on Thursday night and cooked on Friday. Please, no phone in orders; come to the Lounge and dine in or carry out. Music provided by a one-man band!

Catechetical Sunday

Sunday, September 16

Catechetical Sunday 2018

Catechetical Sunday, set aside each year to acknowledge the work of those who pass on the faith in our parishes, will be celebrated on September 16, 2018. This year’s theme is “Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ.
Catechists and Catholic school educators attending Mass the weekend of September 16 will be acknowledged at Mass. God Bless them!