Stations of the Cross ~ 2022

Fridays of Lent at 6:30pm
In St Joseph Church

 

March 4
Lectors-Traditional Stations

March 11
No Stations – Parish Mission Opening Mass with Bishop Battersby at 6:00 pm

March 18
Lectors-Stations according to Mark’s Gospel

March 25
Mary’s Way of the Cross w/Live Orchestra

April 1
Franciscans-Stations according to Luke’s Gospel

April 8
Confirmandi-The Way of the Cross for Teens

 

Each week a different Stations of the Cross will take place.
They will be presented by different groups of the parish.
Join us as we walk the Way of the Cross with Jesus as part of your Lenten Journey

Spring Session set to begin
April 5-May 10, 2022
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Have you suffered a loss of some kind?
Join the St Vincent Pallotti Grief Support Group.
This six week session will cover the many stages of grief.

Facilitated by Joe Osokie, LCSW
Sessions are free.
Class size is limited

Phone the parish office ext 100 to register by 3/31/22
Meeting in Rm 4 of the St Joseph Church Hall.

Thank you to everyone who sold and or bought their Spring Fling Grand Raffle Tickets. The response was really impressive. We will have the final total of income from the raffle in next week’s bulletin. Special thanks to Pat Chalmers and Candis Milewski as well as Beverly Jager for coming in and counting all those ticket returns for several weeks. We couldn’t do any of this without our wonderful volunteers! God bless and hopefully we will see you next year!

Grand Raffle Winners:

$10,000 Tim & Carmen Pattison Ticket#22651

$500 Mary Dziurgot Ticket#8156

$500 Phyllis Penland Ticket#22915

$500 Chuck & Jan Gardner Ticket#11830

$500 Walt Tarnowski Ticket#31008

$250 Peggy Beaton Ticket#2238

$250 Shirley Cavataio Ticket#4837

$250 Dolores Dulimba Ticket#7890

$250 Rob DeSana Ticket#7047

50/50 Raffle Winners:

$500 Wanda Swiecki Ticket#6201

$500 Mike & Jill Kontry Ticket#1242

$500 Julie Simons Ticket#1983

$500 Betty Chinavare Ticket#1537

$500 Dolores Blanchezzi Ticket#0413

$110 Fred Milewski Ticket#4129

As we face so many challenges in 2021, we are reminded of our call as missionary disciples to act out of the heart that God has formed in us. The CSA raises funds that make our work possible, including supporting more than 100 ministries, programs, and services. This includes helping the hungry and homeless, support for our parishes, priests and seminarians, and promoting the work of the Catholic schools, and so much more.

May 19, 2021
NEW COVID-19 LITURGICAL PROTOCOLS:
  1. Those who are fully vaccinated may wear a face-covering and social distance but are no longer required to do so in churches.
  2. Those who have not been fully vaccinated are to continue wearing face-coverings and to practice social distancing to protect themselves and others in churches. Because a parish community – and our society – requires mutual trust and a commitment to the common good, each individual is asked to make the best decisions for himself as well as for others. Parishes do not have the responsibility to verify who is and who is not vaccinated.
  3. Each parish is to provide a portion of the church – with a size to be determined by the pastor – where social distancing and face-coverings are consistently maintained.
  4. The Sign of Peace may resume with the normal wording, “Offerte vobis pacem / Let us offer each other the sign of peace,” allowing parishioners and families to make their own determinations about how widely to share some sign of peace.
COVID LITURGICAL PROTOCOLS WHICH REMAIN IN PLACE:
  1. Parishes should continue to provide signage about current COVID protocols.
  2. Parishes should keep doors open to ventilate churches as they are able.
  3. Parishes are encouraged to continue the COVID arrangement of vessels for bread/wine on the altar.
  4. Clergy and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion should continue to wear masks while distributing Holy Communion.
  5. Parishes are encouraged to maintain sanitization stations at the locations of the distribution of Holy Communion.
  6. Parishes are to continue to refrain from the distribution of the Chalice to the faithful (except for a Bride and Groom on their wedding day).
PARTICULAR DISPENSATION INFORMATION

Archbishop Vigneron announced that the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days expired on Saturday, March 13, 2021. In its place, he has granted a number of particular dispensations for the faithful who may find themselves in specific circumstances.

Please read below for information about these specific dispensations and visit aod.org/comehometohope to learn more about how our parishes are working to keep everyone safe at Mass as well as tips and advice for inviting friends and family to attend Mass with you.

Considering the grave obligation we have of being physically present with our brothers and sisters at Mass on Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation for the Eucharist, each of us is asked to make a good and sincere judgement as to whether these circumstances apply or not. Where doubt or confusion persists, consult any priest for clarity.

While the general dispensation is removed, there are specific instances where the dispensation will continue, as well as those circumstances where there is no obligation in the first place. One does not have an obligation to attend Mass on Sunday in the following circumstances:

  1. You are ill or your health condition would be significantly compromised if you were to contract a communicable illness (i.e., you have underlying conditions or are in a high-risk category). Please use the dispensation and do not attend Mass.
  2. You exhibit flu-like symptoms. Please use the dispensation and do not attend Mass.
  3. You have good reason to think you might be asymptomatic of a contagious illness (e.g., you were in recent contact with someone who tested positive for a contagious illness such as COVID or influenza). Please use the dispensation and do not attend Mass.
  4. You care for the sick, homebound, or infirmed.
  5. You are pregnant.
  6. Those 65 years of age or older (per the CDC’s recommendation of high-risk individuals).
  7. You cannot attend Mass through no fault of your own (e.g., no Mass is offered, you are infirmed, or, while wanting to go, you are prevented for some reason you cannot control (e.g., your ride did not show up, the church was at capacity).
  8. If you have significant fear or anxiety of becoming ill by being at Mass.

For questions about the application of any of these, please contact your pastor.

These categories will be reviewed in due course and revised as needed.

Those within categories #1-8 above must still observe the Lord’s Day and are encouraged to spend time in prayer on Sunday, meditating on the Lord’s passion, death and resurrection; an excellent way to do this is through participating in a broadcast of the Sunday Mass.

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

The capital campaign parish fundraiser which began in July of 2016 for the renovation and repair of our parish Churches has concluded. I am truly amazed at the generosity of our members!

1,635 families donated a total of $2,468,596.42 — which consisted of 12,342 separate donations of varying amounts.

There are a few remaining pledges for the Stained Glass windows in St. Joseph Church, allowing the donation total to reach $2.5m – $1.3m in excess of our original target.

The total expenditure on building repair works was $2,470,356. Additional expenditure of $354,340 is due to be paid out as we complete the approved stained glass window replacement project in St Joseph Church.

Currently our Parish has $1,784,415 in savings. The recent sale of St Patrick’s rectory for $125,000 will increase our parish Endowment Funds to $817,850. The earnings from these funds will be used for continued support to Catholic Education Tuition Assistance for our active parish members who meet the specified criteria.

As we move forward into Family of Parishes; I wish to reassure you that our resources will remain 100% within our parish, and expended solely upon the needs of our parish. St Vincent Pallotti Parish Finance Council will maintain their governance and oversight of our finances into the future.

 

Fr. Brendan McCarrick SAC — Parish Administrator

Register for our upcoming Family Gatherings — centered on the themes of Encounter, Grow, and Witness — to engage with other parishes in our Family, and discover how we will make our new Family a center for evangelization.

The general obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation (including the anticipatory Mass at 4:00pm or later on the previous day) is to be reinstated in the Archdiocese of Detroit effective Saturday, March 13, 2021.

Considering the grave obligation we have of being physically present with our brothers and sisters at Mass on Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation for the Eucharist, each of us is asked to make a good and sincere judgement as to whether these circumstances apply or not. Where doubt or confusion persists, consult any priest for clarity.

While the general dispensation is removed, there are specific instances where the dispensation will continue, as well as those circumstances where there is no obligation in the first place.

One does not have an obligation to attend Mass on Sunday in the following circumstances:

  1. You are ill or your health condition would be significantly compromised if you were to contract a communicable illness (i.e., you have underlying conditions or are in a high-risk category). Please use the dispensation and do not attend Mass.
  2. You exhibit flu-like symptoms. Please use the dispensation and do not attend Mass.
  3. You have good reason to think you might be asymptomatic of a contagious illness (e.g., you were in recent contact with someone who tested positive for a contagious illness such as COVID or influenza). Please use the dispensation and do not attend Mass.
  4. You care for the sick, homebound, or infirmed.
  5. You are pregnant.
  6. Those 65 years of age or older (per the CDC’s recommendation of high-risk individuals).
  7. You cannot attend Mass through no fault of your own (e.g., no Mass is offered, you are infirmed, or, while wanting to go, you are prevented for some reason you cannot control (e.g., your ride did not show up, the church was at capacity).
  8. If you have significant fear or anxiety of becoming ill by being at Mass.

For questions about the application of any of these, please contact your pastor.

These categories will be reviewed in due course and revised as needed.

Those within categories #1-8 above must still observe the Lord’s Day and are encouraged to spend time in prayer on Sunday, meditating on the Lord’s passion, death and resurrection; an excellent way to do this is through participating in a broadcast of the Sunday Mass.

 

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