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Chapel Blessing Slideshow

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

 
 
 
 

Discovering Christ Series

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Join us for this exciting new 7-session series where we gather to share a delicious dinner, listen to a dynamic teaching, and explore answers to some of the most important questions worth asking about God and finding ultimate purpose in life.


We invite you to watch this Discovering Christ YouTube video to learn more about this course.​

Click here for the video


Monday evenings

January 19th – March 9th

6:45-9:00 pm

St. Genevieve- St. Maurice Catholic Parish Activities Center


Dinner and program offered at no cost.

Childcare provided as needed


3 ways to register:

Use the registration form found in the bulletin

Call the parish offices at (734) 427-5220

Register Online Here

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Faith Formation News

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Advent/Thanksgiving Project

This fall, all faith formation students and their families are invited to participate in a collection of food and paper products to replenish our parish pantry which is used to assist throughout the year, those in need. Participation is optional. We especially need basic food items such as baking mix (like Bisquick), peanut butter and jelly, tuna fish etc., as well as household items and toiletries: laundry detergent, dish soap, hand soap, paper products. Items may be placed in a collection box in the school lobby on Wednesdays, or brought to the Religious Education office from November 12th – December 10th.

Thank you for your generosity!

 


 

IS YOUR CHILD REGISTERED FOR FAITH FORMATION CLASSES (CATECHISM)?

It is not too late! Contact the Religious Education office at 734.261.5920; or come into the office between 4:30pm and 7:00pm on Wednesdays to register for class. Elementary Session, K – 6th grade, begins at 5:00pm and end at 6:10pm on Wednesdays. Junior High session, 7th and 8th grades, begins at 7:00pm and ends at 8:30pm on Wednesdays.

 

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.

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

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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

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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!