Epiphany of the Lord

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Epiphany, the 12th day after Christmas, celebrates the visit of the three kings or wise men to the Christ Child, signifying the extension of salvation to the Gentiles.

Epiphany falls on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. In most countries, including the United States, the celebration of Epiphany in 2016 is transferred to Sunday, January 3.

Epiphany is one of the oldest Christian feasts. It was celebrated since the end of the second century, before the Christmas holiday was established. It is commonly known as Twelfth Night, Twelfth Day, or the Feast of Epiphany. It means “manifestation” or “showing forth”. It is also called Theophany (“manifestation of God”), especially by Eastern Christians. Epiphany also refers to the church season that follows the day.

It commemorates the first two occasions on which Jesus’ divinity, according to Christian belief, was manifested: when the three kings visited infant Jesus in Bethlehem, and when John the Baptist baptized him in the River Jordan. The Roman Catholic and Protestant churches emphasize the visit of the Magi when they celebrate the Epiphany.

Solemnity of Mary – Jan. 1

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – January 1

Holy Day of Obligation

Please join us at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 344 Elm Street, Wyandotte on Thursday, Dec. 31 for a 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass or on Friday, January 1 at 12 Noon.

We celebrate the liturgical feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary on January 1st, which is the Octave of Christmas.  Only Christmas and Easter enjoy the privilege of an octave, which is an eight day extension of the feast.

The feast is a celebration of Mary’s motherhood of Jesus.  On this day, we are reminded of the role that the Blessed Virgin played in the plan of our salvation.  Through the Holy Spirit, God the Father prepared Mary to be the dwelling place where His Son and His Spirit could dwell among men. New Year’s Day is also designated as the “World Day of Peace”, further acknowledging the role of Mary in our hearts and in our world.


Songs of Taize’

A Lenten Taize will take place Sunday, February 21 and March 13 at 4 pm at St. Joseph Church.

The Taize prayer service will combine candlelight, silence and prayers of intercession with song to help us become aware of God’s presence within us.

Refresh your spirit this Lenten Season and turn to our spiritual rock, which is Christ, Himself.

The Taizé prayer experience is very powerful and healing. The service will be led by Kim Kilburn, Music Director at St. Vincent Pallotti Parish. The service is only 30 minutes and will be well worth your time. Will you make this part of your Lenten journey?


Advent Penance Services

“O Lord, our God, in this season of grace we ask you to bless us with your presence. As the earth turns again toward the sun, bring a renewed light to our hearts, a radiant light of strength and wisdom, so that in love we too can turn, turn again to you and be saved.”

Churches offering Communal Penance Services:

Dec. 15 – St. Andre Bessette, Ecorse – 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 17 – St. Rock, Flat Rock – 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 19 – St. Francis Cabrini, Allen Park – 12 Noon

Dec. 21 – St. Vincent Pallotti Parish at St. Joseph Church, Wyandotte – 7:00 p.m

Advent Lessons & Carols

Join us at St. Joseph Church on Friday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. for a service of Lessons & Carols. Presented by the St. Vincent Pallotti Parish Music Ministry.

Christmas Lessons and Carols

The Life of St. Vincent Pallotti

St. Vincent Pallotti 2

The Life of St. Vincent Pallotti


Invitation to “Come, Encounter Christ!”

Invitation from Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit, to the faithful of the archdiocese to attend “Come Encounter, Christ!

Gabriel Richard High School Open House

Gabriel Richard H.S. logoFamilies are welcome to attend the annual Gabriel Richard H.S. Open House on Sunday, November 8 from 1 – 4 p.m. Student-led tours will be offered with opportunities to speak with teachers, coaches and current students.  Interactive displays, light refreshments and an opportunity to win a $500 tuition voucher will be provided.  Gabriel Richard Catholic High School is a co-educational, college-preparatory high school in the Archdiocese of Detroit that is committed to the development of the total person. We strive to foster a faith community in which Gospel values are formed, proclaimed and experienced through serving others. All are welcome! 15325 Pennsylvania Road, Riverview, MI  48193. Tel: 734-284-1875



Fall Harvest Dinner

October 24 – Christian Ladies Fall Harvest Dinner

Dine in the St. JoFall Harvest Dinnerseph Church Hall with catering by Veronica’s. Featured meal is chicken, meatballs, stuffed cabbage and pork chops, with mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, dessert and beverage. Tickets still on sale for $12.00 until Tuesday, October 20 by noon. Call the Parish Office to reserve a ticket at 734-285-9840, ext. 100 before they sell out!

International Strolling Dinner Fundraiser

WYD Krakow 2016

St. Vincent Pallotti Parish presents the 2nd annual International Strolling Dinner Festival Fundraiser to send our youth to Krakow, Poland World Youth Day 2016

Event date: Sunday, October 4 St. Elizabeth Education Center 3051 Fourth St., Wyandotte from 1 to 5 p.m.

Tickets: $10 (Allows dining at FIVE countries) Advance purchase ONLY!

Ticket allows you to visit various countries to dine on their fine cuisine. Enjoy entertainment from around the world, including, Motown – Polish dancers – Irish jigs – Bagpipes. Shop at the International Bakery for fine pastries. Try your luck with basket raffles and 50/50 drawings.

Tickets are available at the parish office, after Mass or call 734-285-9840 ext. 102 The World Youth Day youth THANK YOU for your support!

Click on the link below for the event flyer –

WYD Dinner Fest flyer2015