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Registration for 2014-2015

Register your children for Faith Formation classes, registration forms can be found in the back of church.  Please call the Faith Formation office if you have any questions at 734-261-5920 and leave a message on extension 400 and we will return your call as soon as possible.

ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH FAITH FORMATION CLASSES

Catechists are needed for the up-coming year for .  If you enjoy working with young people, and have received the Sacrament of Confirmation please prayerfully consider joining us as a Catechist.  Our student’s sessions are held on Wednesdays. Elementary classes are offered from 5:00pm to 6:10pm.   Junior high sessions are held from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Experience is not necessary.  Training, assistance with lesson planning, and resources will be provided to those selected to serve in this rewarding ministry.

Volunteers will also be needed to assist with  office duties, parking lot supervision and as teacher assistants.

Please consider sharing your Faith with our youth?

Chapel Groundbreaking Photos

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Photos from the new chapel groundbreaking that took place on July 27th.

 
 

Lenten Fish Fry Wrapup and Slideshow

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Thank you to all of our parishioners, their families and friends that attended our Lenten Fish Fries. We served over 400 meals each week! Volunteers from nine different parish organizations contributed 1039 volunteer hours to make our Fish Fry a huge success. These organizations will share in the over $8,000 of profit generated over the six Lenten Friday events.

Special thanks go to several volunteers who were there week after week getting the job done. Mark and Irene Zatirka handling the dining room setup. Al Cartier making the soup and clam chowder. John Tabone for shopping at GFS and working Thursday and Friday nights. Rick and Judi Fanco for taking care of the Costco purchases. Jim Biddinger for his help with Thursday night prep and cooking the specials on four of the six nights. Ray Johnson for his help and guidance throughout the weeks. Veronica Finch and Chris Stoll for handling the cashier duties. Karen Bonanno for her tireless
efforts in recruiting the 30-40 volunteers needed each week. Colleen Biddinger and Martha Schultz for keeping the finances in check. And Bob Carzon for all of his efforts on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday helping out with any and all of the tasks that needed to be done.

We really enjoyed the work and hopefully you enjoyed the Fish Fry. We look forward to doing it again next year.


Here is a great slideshow with some choice photos from this year’s Lenten Fish Fry

CLICK TO VIEW

Thanks again to everyone who pitched in to make this a successful parish event this year!

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.”