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Summer Raffle

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St. Genevieve – St. Maurice Summer Raffle

 


CONGRATULATIONS!

The Three winners of the Raffle for $100 on Saturday, August 27th are:

Dolores Zimmer, Christina Setlock and Joe Morasso

Monthly Prize Drawings!

Three $100 winners each month

6/25/2016 – 5pm

7/30/2016 – 5pm

8/27/2016 – 5pm

Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5

Parish Picnic Grand Prize Drawing at 3pm – 9/11/2016

First Prize: $3000

Second Prize: $1000

Third Prize: $500

Fourth Prize: $500

Need NOT be present to win!

Mail Order Your Tickets:

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Faith Formation News

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Please watch for your 2016-2017 registration forms in the mail.

Classes will resume in September!

Classes for Faith Formation WILL continue to be held in the school building

If your child will be new to our Faith Formation program Please leave a message at 734.261.5920, ext. 400, and we will be happy to mail you a form this summer. You may also leave a message at the rectory at 734.427.5220.

Catechists will be needed for the up-coming year for both the elementary and junior high sessions. No experience is necessary. A catechist should be a Confirmed, practicing catholic man, woman or teen and be willing to share their faith with our youth.

Are you willing to share your time and talent with our youth? If you would like more information on this opportunity, please call Sheryl Nordstrom at 734.895.5014 or leave a message at 734.261.5920, ext. 402.

Thank you.

 

2016 CSA

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Catholic Services Appeal 2016

Please continue to send in your pledge or offering for the 2016 CSA campaign. You can send in your pledge by putting it in the offertory basket or mailing it to the parish office

You can also make your pledge online through the Archdiocese of Detroit .

Go to: www.myowngiving.com

You will be able to create an account to set up a pledge or use Quick Give to make a donation without setting up an account.

Your gift is greatly appreciated.

Target $67,904.

$50,156 in pledges & offerings as of 8/1/2016


Our 35th annual Catholic Services Appeal takes place during the Year of Mercy, when Pope Francis has asked us to be mindful of the gifts of our risen Lord’s love and mercy.

It is significant that the many ministries, programs, and services our CSA funds serve as the practical means of delivery of the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Specifically, our CSA provides the tools our priests, deacons, religious men and women, and laity need, as partners in my ministry, to carry out those works of mercy throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit.

The CSA gives us all the opportunity to support the good works of the Archdiocese and thereby to put into action the Good news Jesus preached. Truly, this is evangelization at work! It is fitting, therefore, that we adopt Celebrate the Joy of the Gospel – from our Holy Father’s Apostolic Exhortation – as this year’s theme for the Catholic Services Appeal.

“The joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus, “Pope Francis tells us. (Evangelii Gaudium, 1).

It is both a challenge and a joy when, because of the CSA, we share our faith in Jesus with our brothers and sisters throughout the Archdiocese, and serve them as Christ did during his public ministry.

It is both a challenge and a joy when, because of the CSA, we share our faith in Jesus with our brothers and sisters throughout the Archdiocese, and serve them as Christ did during his public ministry.

As you prayerfully consider your pledge to the 2016 CSA, please take a moment to read about the good works the CSA supports right here in our local Church. I am sure you will be inspired to once again make the most generous gift possible. Entrusting you to the care of St. Anne, patroness of the Archdiocese of Detroit, I remain.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Allen H. Vigneron

Archbishop of Detroit


PLEDGE YOUR GIFT TO THE CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL

St. GenevieveSt. Maurice Parish Target $67,904.00

The Catholic Services Appeal is a pledge program. While cash gifts are accepted and welcomed, pledging a gift will allow you to make a more generous — and affordable — contribution to the CSA, since you can spread out your gift over several months.

If you desire, you may make an initial payment when you fill out your pledge card, then pay the remaining balance with nine additional monthly payments.

GIFT OPPORTUNITIES USING THE 10-PAYMENT PLAN

Gift Amount Initial Amount 9 Monthly Payments
$5000 $500 $500
$2000 $200 $200
$1000 $100 $100
$500 $50 $50
$300 $30 $30

ELECTRONIC GIVING

Electronic giving helps the Archdiocese of Detroit answer our Holy Father’s call in Laudato Si to care for “our common home.” Online payments at www.aod.org/csa allow the CSA Office to save on postage as well as an incredible amount of paper, because they eliminate the need for monthly mailings. With thousands of generous donors contributing to the CSA each year, this is a considerable environmental savings, and is more efficient as well.

You may also pay your pledge electronically without using the online giving portal. Simply indicate on your pledge card that you prefer payments be withdrawn from your bank account or charged to a credit card after the optional initial payment.

For information about the ministries, programs, and services funded by the CSA, please go the Archdiocese of Detroit website, www.aod.org.

https://www.myowngiving.com/Default.aspx?cid=465

Pictorial Church Directory

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EXCITING NEWS!

Out Church directory will not be complete without you. Join us to celebrate faith and family with our new church family album.


  • Schedule your professional photography session when you stop by the sign-up table t church or simply go online and follow the instructions below.

If we don’t see your name on our list of appointments, you will receive a phone call inviting you to participate.

  • Everyone who is photographed by Universal will receive a complimentary 8 x 10 portrait and a directory!
  • Universal provides a complete professional portrait studio right here a our church!

You’ll enjoy a variety of poses, backgrounds, portrait sizes, finish and framing options AND have the opportunity to purchase portraits to give to family and friends.

Set up your appointment with Universal today!

You may schedule online: go to http://ucdir.com, click on “schedule your photography session” on the right side, enter mi838 in the church code field and enter stgstm in the church password field. Follow the prompts to schedule your family’s appointment time. If you have 6 or more in your family please use 2 consecutive time slots. The online scheduling option is available Monday through Friday.

Appointments fill up quickly, so schedule as soon as possible to secure your preferred date and time.

Our date(s) for photography will be: Wednesday, April 27th – 30th. We need volunteers to help with the sign-up process for our families.

Please contact: Colleen at 734.427.5220 this week to volunteer to be a part of this project.

 

Lenten Fish Fry Dinners

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The Quad Regional Catholic School

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Open House tour of the new regional school:

Divine Mercy Roman Catholic Regional School

located at:

31500 Beechwood * Garden City

(at St. Raphael School)

Sunday, January 31, 2016

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tour the school, Meet the principal, Registration packets available

Come join the excitement as we journey into the new Regional School opening in August 2016!

More information:  734-425-4420

Email: divinemercyregionalschoolinfo@gmail.com

We encourage you to view the QRCS FAQ’s Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to commonly asked questions.

Should you have any questions not covered on this website, feel free to submit your question(s) to the transition team on the site’s “Contact Us” page.

Qrcschool.com

Holy Week Schedule

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THURSDAY, APRIL 2ND…

7:00pm HOLY THURSDAY OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

[NIGHT WATCH ENDS AT MIDNIGHT]

FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD…FRIDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION

[GOOD FRIDAY]

9:00am NO MASS / NO ADORATION

NOON SILENT REFLECTION

12:30pm STATIONS OF THE CROSS

1:00pm LITURGY OF GOOD FRIDAY

3:00pm 1ST DAY OF DIVINE MERCY NOVENA

SATURDAY, APRIL 4TH…HOLY SATURDAY

1:00pm BLESSING OF THE EASTER FOOD

NO CONFESSIONS

8:00pm THE EASTER VIGIL IN THE HOLY NIGHT

SUNDAY, APRIL 5TH… EASTER SUNDAY OF THE

RESURRECTION OF THE LORD

9:00am MASS & 11:00am MASS

 

Faith Formation News

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NET RETREAT FOR CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES:

Saturday April 25, 2015.

ARE YOU ABLE TO HOST 2 OR MORE OF THE NET TEAM OVERNIGHT?

The host will be asked to provide space to accommodate the team members’ sleeping bags, as well as provide breakfast, shower facilities, and possibly transportation back to St. Genevieve’s-St. Maurice Parish in the morning. If you are interested in hosting, please call Sheryl and leave a message. More information will be provided when available. Thank you.

SERVICE PROJECT REPORTS SHOULD BE ‘IN-PROGRESS’.

Candidates, fill out your report sheets and send in your reports!

Contact the Faith Formation office if you need help deciding on your projects.

PARENTS AND SPONSORS OF CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES:

How is your candidate progressing with their projects, reports, and workbook?

HOW MANY OF THE SERVICE PROJECT REPORTS ARE TURNED IN?

Confirmation interviews will take place next month.

HOW ARE YOU OBSERVING LENT AS A FAMILY?

 

Chapel Blessing Slideshow

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St. Genevieve – St. Maurice Chapel Blessing by Bishop Reese on November 24th, 2014

 
 
 
 

Youth Ministry News

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FLOWER CARDS:  12 months of flowers for only $25 is a great deal!  And Youth Ministry receives $10 from every sale to help cut costs for events like Rainbow or the Subiaco Retreat coming up in May.  Please consider purchasing a card or two for holiday gifts for that special someone!  They are available in at the parish office or after masses the weekend of 20/21.  Thanks!

YOUTH GROUP MOVES TO SUNDAY’S STARTING JAN. 4! 6:30 to 8:30 pm

If your youth has not been able to attend youth group because Monday was a bad night for them, I hope you will encourage them to come check it a few times once it moves to Sunday’s.  Even if they can’t come every week, they are welcome whenever they can come!

MERRIEST OF CHRISTMAS’ TO YOU ALL!  Let us rejoice for the Lord is among us!

The Sacraments of Healing

Youth Group: The Sacraments of Healing. Jesus spent much of his ministry healing the sick and forgiving people for their sins. Join us to experience both as Fr. Vogan anoints Mary Jo, who has been battling cancer for two-and-a-half years, and offers the sacrament of Reconciliation to all high school youth. Friends are welcome even if they are not Catholic, to gain a better understanding of these sacraments. 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Bring a snack to share.

SCRIPS Gift Card Orders Due: Wednesday, December 3rd.

Purchasing gift cards is a great way to help support Youth Ministry!

Rainbow Youth Conference: Feed Your Faith!

Okay procrastinators, Late Registration begins this week through December 12th. Cost is now $122 plus $10 participation fee, and room costs. There may still be financial help available, contact Mary Jo for information.

UPCOMING SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL AGES

    • Saturday, December 13th Clothing Distribution to Homeless in Detroit
    • Monday, December 15th Caroling at either Livonia Opportunity House or Grimaldi Angel House (can you help purchase gifts?)
    • Saturday, December 20th St. Dominic’s Children’s Christmas Party (for low-income Detroit families)
    • Sunday, December 21st Youth Mass, 11:00am Confirmation candidates may help usher, Confirmed youth or young adults needed to lector, or serve as ministers of the bread/ cup.