Update on St. Patrick Church repair project.

The following communication is to explain the events which have taken place to date with the status on the repairs to the roof and ceiling at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

The Archdiocese has recommended that we work with the SME Engineering Building Specialists in the evaluation and determining the scope of the intended project.  SME is an experienced firm that has handled similar projects including several Catholic Churches in the Archdiocese of Detroit.

The past several weeks have included determining the scope of the project and recommended action that is needed.

This evaluation has determined the following:

  1. The plastered ceiling has been compromised in various places and requires repair and or replacement.
  2. The roof has been leaking and also needs to be repaired. SME will work with the roofers on what repairs are required.

SME has presented the following plan of action.

  1. The first priority is to repair the roof. We will proceed with gathering bids to repair the roof as quickly as possible in light of the pending colder weather.

Regarding the ceiling repair, SME have given us two options:

  • Repair the plaster ceiling using the conventional plaster & drywall.
  • Repair using an acrylic process from the attic.

In light of the dirty & dusty process using the conventional plaster process, which would require the complete removal of all the pews and the loss of all the paintings and frescoes, the recommendation from the committee is to repair the plaster from the attic using the acrylic spray process. This process is supposed to bind the current plaster to the wood foundation and would save the paintings and frescoes.

We will be visiting a church which has used this process to determine the feasibility of its use on our project.

As we progress in this large undertaking, we will keep you informed of any developments.

Finance Committee Chairman.

Lee Williams.

Pope Francis Journey to the United States

Prepare for the Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis to the

United States of America –

September 22 through September 27, 2015.

Pope Francis USA

Everyone is encouraged to pray the special prayer for the World Meeting of Families in 2015. It is a prayer of supplication to the Holy Family for the meeting’s success and your own family’s intentions.

God and Father of us all,
in Jesus, your Son and our Savior,
you have made us
your sons and daughters
in the family of the Church.
May your grace and love
help our families
in every part of the world
be united to one another
in fidelity to the Gospel.
May the example of the Holy Family,
with the aid of your Holy Spirit,
guide all families, especially those most troubled,
to be homes of communion and prayer
and to always seek your truth and live in your love.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!

For a full schedule of the Papal visit, go to www.usccb.org

School Backpacks Delivered!

We are happy to announce that 139 backpacks, plus gift cards to local retailers, were delivered to Washington School on Wednesday, August 26. Coordinator Barbara Rickman was very happy with the support and generosity of St. Vincent Pallotti Parishioners. These backpacks help those families that may not otherwise be able to purchase school supplies for their children. The backpacks will now be distributed to the four elementary schools in Wyandotte – Washington, Monroe, Garfield and Jefferson for the start of school.

Thank you to everyone involved!

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Backpack

St. Patrick Church – Under Construction

SPECIAL NOTICE

St. Patrick Church is temporarily closed due to emergency repairs to the ceiling.  To ensure everyone’s safety, St. Patrick’s weekday and weekend Masses will continue at St. Joseph Church as follows:

Monday – 8 a.m.     

Tuesday – 12 noon

Wednesday – 12 noon      

Thursday – 8:30 a.m.

Friday – 12 noon

SaturdayONE MASS ONLY at 4:00 p.m. with

confessions at 3:00 p.m.

Sunday – 8am, 9:30am and 11:30 a.m.

St. Joseph Church is located at 344 Elm Street

between 3rd and 4th Streets.

Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers and Ushers from St. Patrick Church will be notified of their schedule.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Masses at St. Patrick Church will resume as soon as possible after the repairs have been completed and the church is safe to enter.   Thank you for your patience and understanding as we deal with this unexpected situation.  –  Fr. Michael Cremin, SAC

Youth Musicians Needed!

Coming this Fall, a Youth/Young Adult Mass with a contemporary style of music led by YOU, the youth of the parish! If you can play an instrument or like to sing and want to use your talent to worship in the Mass, we need you! In addition, youth/young adults will lector, serve at the altar, usher, etc. Special training is required for all the ministries but for now,
just music practices will begin in August. Please prayerfully consider being part of this ministry. Call 734-285-9840, ext. 102 to sign up or for more information.

Religious Education Registration

 

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Register now for the children’s religious education program for kindergarten through 8th grade. Forms and payment received by September 1 will receive a $10 credit. Registration forms are in the back of church, on the website and in the parish office. Two time slots are offered, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Class sizes are limited and will work on a first come / first serve basis. Classes are held at the St. Elizabeth Education Center, located on the corner of Maple and 4th Street, Wyandotte.

Call the office for more information at 734-285-9840, ext. 102 or email: dre@stvpp.org. On the website look for Faith Formation, then scroll down to Religious Education, then click on registration forms.