Circle of Grace Training Requirement
In accordance with the AOD Guidelines, Deacon Phil and I will be conducting the Circle of Grace Training on April 18, during class for K - 8th grades. There will be different talks accommodating the students' maturity level. If you have any questions or concerns about this training visit AOD.org, and search Circle of Grace Training. A page outlining each grade will explain the lesson.
If your wish is for your child not to attend, please fill out the ‘Opt Out Form’ sent home on March 21st or contact your child’s teacher to receive another copy.
To avoid confusion, if you choose for your child to attend, you do nothing but bring them to class. The students whose parents are opting out will remain in the classroom with a teacher and continue their normal Wednesday curriculum. All students please report to their normal classrooms that evening. Of course, if you have any questions feel free to contact us.
Catechism Class Schedule
Tuesday, April 24: Rehearsal for Confirmation at 6:00PM
Wednesday, April 25: NO CLASS – Confirmation Holy Mass at 7:00PM
Friday, April 27: (Friday): Confession for First Communicants & Rehearsal 6:00PM
Saturday, April 28: (Saturday): First Communion Holy Masses at 10:30AM & 1:00PM
Sunday, April 29: CANCELLED (Feed the Needy)
Wednesday, May 2, at 6:15PM: Class for Everyone (May Crowning Rehearsal for Confirmandi and Communicants)
Last Day to Register for 2018- 2019 School Year at Activity Center in Room B227
Sunday, May 6, 10:00AM: May Crowning Mass (10:00AM)
Wednesday, May 9, at 6:15PM: Last Class for All
There will be NO Fall Registration
Only registered parishioners can enroll
Home School students making a Sacrament of Communion in 2019 must also enroll at this time (May 2)
Home School students in the 8th grade making the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2019 must register May 2
Home School students in the 7th grade making the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2020 (under 2 year program) must register May 2
Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by December 1, 2018
There is NO Charge for Special Needs and Kindergarten Classes.
Questions, please contact: Paul & Carroll Schuller, (586) 254-9212 or email@example.com.
Knights of Columbus Pro-Life Poster Contest Winners
The Knights of Columbus (Council 7011) is pleased to announce the winners of our 2018 Pro-Life Poster Contest-
“It’s Cool to be Pro-Life!“ There were three groups of participants: Group 1 (Grades 7/8), Group 2 (Grades 9/10),
and Group 3 (Grades 11/12). First place winners in each Group received $100 cash. Second place winners in each
Group received $50 cash. Third place winners in each Group received a $20 Gift Certificate from Faith@Work.
All runners up received a Participation Certificate.
The first place winners were Brody Bontomasi, Jack Anderson and Kevin Anderson, respectively.
The second place winners were Nicholas Durkee, Ailish Newell, and Caithleann Newell, respectively.
The third place winners were Isaiah Agustin, Clare Meteer and Anna Marie Schubert, respectively.
The runner up winners in alphabetical order were: Clare Boguski, Andrew Durkee, and Aoife Newell.
An Awards Ceremony honoring all the winners was held on March 15, with more than 35 students, family members and
Knights attending. We wish to thank all winners and their families for their participation and support for this important contest. We hope these and many others will participate next year.
Clergy Appreciation Dinner * April 21
The St Nicholas Council of the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring their “Annual Clergy Appreciation Dinner”. WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH OUR PRIESTS – SUPPORTING OUR CLERGY & SEMINARIANS. The Appreciation Dinner will take place on Saturday, April 21. Doors open at 5:30PM, program starts at 6:00PM. Includes Dinner, Refreshments, Entertainment and Presentation of Awards to Clergy and Seminarians. Tickets: $25 per person.
Questions, please contact:
Jim Jaczkowski, (586) 651-4513
Knights of Columbus, Chancellor, St Nicholas Council 7011
Blessing of Religious Articles * Saturday, April 21 Enrollment in the Brown Scapular, Miraculous Medal
April 21 after the 6:00PM Tridentine Mass
Fr. Paul will bless any religious articles you may have after the 6:00PM Mass on Saturday, April 21. He will use the older edition of the Rituale Romanum for these blessings.
Our parish will celebrate our First Holy Communions and Confirmations soon after this date, so this is a most opportune time to have any gifts you have bought for a special communicant or confirmandi to be blessed ahead of the celebration.
Certain medals, such as the St. Benedict’s medal and the Miraculous medal, require special prayers or exorcisms to be prayed by the priest. Fr. Paul will follow the ritual to properly bless these items.
You may also bring salt and candles to be blessed. After all other items have been blessed, the brown scapulars/medals and Miraculous medals will be blessed, and those possessing them will be enrolled in each respective devotion
St. Monica Sodality wishes you a blessed Easter Season and invites you to our next Holy Mass which takes place on Sunday, April 22, at 1:30PM. After this Mass the petition book will be emptied and the petitions will be processed and sent to Rome. We also have a St. Monica Mass intention on Friday, May 4, at the 12:00PM Holy Mass.
The Bible and the Virgin Mary: Journey Through Scripture
Mondays at 7:00 p.m. April 23, 2018, Room #112
The Bible and the Virgin Mary examines the role of Mary in salvation history. We will learn about Mary’s role as the New Eve, the Ark of the New Covenant, and the Queen Mother.
We will also explore Catholic doctrine regarding the Blessed Virgin and learn about Vatican-approved apparitions of Our Lady. Please join us as we learn more about our incredible Mother!
For more information, please contact: Mary Bann (248) 459-8965 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Life Teen High School Ministry * Monday, April 23
“Social Life Night: Snack, Games, Crafts & Adoration” 7:00PM – 8:45PM
Seniors meet for Adoration at 7:00PM: in the Main Church Sanctuary
Juniors, Sophomores, & Freshman meet: in the Activity Center Sofa Room
We won’t be using the Parish Hall next week due to the Rummage Sale that will be taking place.
Also, mark your calendar for Monday, April 30, for a night on Jesus’ Second Coming.
If you are interested or have questions, please contact Alex Lewis, (586) 641-7672 or Lifeteencyril912@gmail.com
Y Disciple Small Groups for High School Teens
Is your teen ready to grow deeper? Consider starting a Y Disciple small group! We are also looking for more small group mentors – Catholic adults age 21 and up who commit to walking with teens on their faith journey.
More Info: Monica Majcher, email@example.com
EDGE Middle School Ministry * Thursday, April 26
“Gaga for God—Social Night with Scripture” 7:00PM - 8:45PM in the Sofa Room in the Activity Center
Join us on Thursday, May 3, for a Night on Prayer.
Questions and new teens who would like to register (can register at the EDGE Night), please contact:
Alexandria Lewis, (586) 641-7672 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilt Ministry Workshop will be held in the Activity Center on Saturday, April 28, at 10:00AM, right after the 9:00AM Holy Mass. Keep in mind that you do not need to sew to assist in completion of the Quilt tops made by our members.
We currently have plenty of fabric but can use flat sheets and currently need yarn, even short pieces or left-overs from your other projects. If you have any questions about this Ministry which provided the warmth and comfort of a Quilt to those in need, please call Kay at (586) 752-7991.
Consecration to Jesus thru Mary * Saturday, April 28
The Consecration and Renewal scheduled for Saturday, April 28, the Feast of St. Louis de Montfort, will take place after the 10:30AM First Holy Communion Mass. There will be NO 9:00AM Holy Mass on Saturday, April 28.
If May 31, the Feast Day of the Visitation of the Blessed Mother, is the anniversary of your Total Consecration, or you are interested in becoming consecrated to Jesus through Mary, I invite you to begin your 33-day preparation on Saturday, April 28, using Preparation for Total Consecration according to St. Louis de Montfort, by Fr. Hugh Gillespie SMM found in most Catholic book stores, or online. If you have any questions or would like to register to make your consecration, please call:
Jenni Hulway, (586) 453-4580
All Abroad the Queen of Heaven Express. The dates for VBS are June 25-29. This years theme is "Tracking Mary: Mysteries and Messages." Registration will begin in April.
Planning Meetings will be on April 17 & 26, May 1, 10, 17, 21, 30, and June 4, 11 & 18. All meetings will begin at 7;00PM and run until 9:00PM.
Questions: Moe Jones, (586) 219-6678 or email@example.com