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8th Graders Projects/Reports

Complete and return any project or report paperwork, Confirmation interviews are coming soon!

If you have not witnessed a Sacrament, plan on attending the Easter Vigil on April 19th at 8:00pm.

ATTENTION 6TH, 7TH AND 8TH GRADE STUDENTS AND FAMILIES:

It would be ideal and I recommended that you attend Triduum prior to receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Triduum: Holy Thursday evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, maybe stay for part of Night Watch, Good Friday, Stations of the Cross and the Liturgy of Good Friday and the Easter Vigil. Attending all of Triduum and writing a paper about what you witness and experience will fully satisfy the Sacrament report requirement for Confirmation preparation for 7th and 8th grade, attending Easter Vigil will satisfy the requirement for 8th grade. 6th graders can satisfy this requirement, too!

It is best to attend each day of Triduum in the same year, however if that is not possible, it will be acceptable for the report purposes to attend Holy Thursday Mass, Good Friday services and the Easter Vigil during separate years, just write a couple paragraphs (minimum) and turn it into the Faith Formation office.


Faith Formation classes resume April 30th although Livonia Public schools are not in session. Please call the office 734-261-5920 if questions. All second graders preparing for First Communion must attend the practice.

Confirmation candidates – all of your paperwork should be completed and turned in the week of the 28th to the Faith Formation office. Don’t forget your letter to Fr. Vogan and the St. Genevieve- St. Maurice Parish community. The guidelines were included with the information in the folder received at the Confirmation meeting in November.

Looking ahead:

  • April 30th…Wednesday – Faith Formation classes / First Communion practice 5:00pm – 6:30pm

  • May 3rd… Saturday – First Communion Mass 1:00pm

  • May 4th… Sunday – May Crowning after 11:00am Mass

  • May 7th… Wednesday – Last Faith Formation Class for 2013-2014 year

Thank you!

Lenten Schedule

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Lenten Schedule of Confessions and Stations of the Cross

Fridays

3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11

Regularly scheduled 9 am Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction and Reposition following the evening Stations of the Cross.

12:45 pm              K-4th grade Stations of the Cross

1:25 pm                 5th-8th grade Stations of the Cross

2:20 pm                Praying of the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet

1:45-2:45 pm       Confessions (individual)

7:15 pm                Stations of the Cross


Saturdays

Confessions (individual) every Saturday except Holy Saturday from 3-4 pm


LIVONIA COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICES

Monday, 3/31, 7 pm at St. Edith Church

Saturday, 4/12, 1 pm at St. Colette Church


Liturgical and Sacramental schedule for the EASTER TRIDUUM and DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

THE EASTER TRIDUUM

April17

HOLY THURSDAY

EVENING MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER, 7:00 pm

NIGHT WATCH ENDS AT MIDNIGHT


April 18

GOOD FRIDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION

SILENT REFLECTION BEGINS AT NOON

STATIONS OF THE CROSS … 12:30 pm

THE LITURGY OF GOOD FRIDAY … 1 :00 pm

FIRST DAY OF DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET … 3:00 pm


April 19

HOLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON

BLESSING OF EASTER FOOD, 1:00 pm

NO 3:00 pm CONFESSIONS

NO 5:00 pm MASS

HOLY SATURDAY NIGHT

THE EASTER VIGIL … 8:00 pm


April 20

EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD

9:00 am MASS AND 11 :OO am MASS


April 27

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

(Devotion to the Divine Mercy was promoted by Sr. Faustina Kowalska- canonized April 30, 2000]

The Congregation for Divine Mercy decreed on May 23, 2000, that” … throughout the world, the Second Sunday of Easter will receive the name Divine Mercy Sunday, a perennial invitation to the Christian world to face, with confidence in divine benevolence, the difficulties and trials that humankind will experience in the years to come.”

DIVINE MERCY CONFESSIONS:

Saturday April 26, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY MASSES:

Saturday 5:00 pm & SUNDAY 9:00 am, 11 :00 am

On this DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, in His year 2014, our Parish Family and friends are invited to continue recognizing His Mercy with a HOLY HOUR, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm.


Downloadable 2014 Lenten Calendar

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Our Lenten Friday’s Fish Fry Dinner

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Volunteers Needed!

The St. Genevieve-St. Maurice Lenten Fish Fry Dinners are a popular community event, providing an opportunity for parish and neighborhood families to share a meal and fellowship. This year the work crew has been reorganized, allowing the volunteer base to be the St. Genevieve-St. Maurice Parish as a whole.

The help of each and every parish organization and parishioner is needed to make this event a success-please take a moment to choose a date and time to lend a helping hand – your efforts are sincerely appreciated! High school students needing community service hours are welcome!

Everyone can bring a friend!

Call, email or return your schedule to the parish office, school or religious ed office. Thank you for your generosity!

If you are available to volunteer, please complete the information below and drop it in the collection basket on Sunday, or email us at fishfry@stgenevieve.org  to let us know how you can help.

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Volunteer sign-up is fast and easy online – just click here!

It Is A Security Matter…

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It Is A Security Matter… when not being used. The locks to the Activities Center-Kitchen-School have been re-keyed.


Anyone using these areas:

  • Must come to the Parish Office for the entry key;

  • The key must be returned to the Parish Office after that days use;

  • No key is to leave the campus.

When the Parish Center renovation is completed, those locks will be re-keyed. In the interim, the current keys are operable.

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2014 Guide Book & Directory

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Update Membership information

We are in the process of updating our annual Guide Book & Directory for the parish.
Here is your chance to update your record:
Have you changed your phone number? Have you moved? Are you preparing to move soon? Are all of your children included in your membership record? Are all of your children still at home?
If you have not already informed the parish office about changes in your record, please let us know so that the information in the Guide Book & Directory is correct.

Advertisement Opportunity
The Guide Book & Directory is being provided at no cost to our parish and is again being subsidized by local businesses that advertise in it.
Recent survey results by Guide Book Publishing show that 92.1% of families would rather patronize a Guide Book & Directory advertiser over a non-advertiser—it will pay to advertise in our updated Guide Book & Directory. If you own or manage a business and would like to find out about advertising in our book, please contact the parish office @ 734-422-1763

Thank you for your help!

 

Our Giving Tree

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Our Christmas Giving Tree is located in the back of the Church (Holy Family Side). Instead of leaving a wrapped Christmas Gift we are asking you to make a donation of money or gift card. Please know that your contribution will help to provide what is most needed throughout the year for our Livonia neighbors-in-need who come to St. Genevieve-St. Maurice Parish. After you have placed your donation in the box on the stand, hang an ornament on the tree.

“It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35

Merry Christmas

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St. Genevieve-St. Maurice Parish Family

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father. (JAMES 1:17)

Celebrating Christmas 2013, may we delight in the Incarnation and the continued blessings God is bestowing upon us.

St. Genevieve-St. Maurice Staff

Military Care Packages

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Send A Smile!

Bernie Tomasik has been sending packages of treats to military personnel serving on foreign soil for many years. Bernie would be happy to send a package of treats to your loved one. Please contact the parish office with their name and their military APO address. Assistance with postage would be gratefully accepted and can be sent to the parish office or placed in the collection basket in an envelope clearly marked “postage for military packages.”

Archdiocesan Wide Parishioner Survey

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These surveys are in this weeks parish paper.
Please return your completed survey by November 11, 2013, by placing it in the collection basket or drop off at the parish office.
You may take the online survey from November 2nd – November 10th at http://survey.aod.org.

Moving Forward…

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Because of our continual support of The Changing Lives Together initiative, we are now able to begin the renovation of our former convent: we begin with replacing the roof. As you recall, it is our Changing Lives Together money that supports the total renovation of our Parish Center. Know that if each of us remains faithful to our pledge, there is enough money for the total Renovation. When sufficient funds are on hand, we will move to the next phase of renovation.