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Second and Eight Grade Students

All parents of Faith Formation and St. Genevieve School 2nd and 8th grade students should have received a letter in the mail with forms to fill out re: sacramental information. (If your child is in 2nd or 8th grade and you did not receive a letter, please call the Faith Formation office). These forms may be returned before the November meetings, or brought to the meeting. It is important if your child was not baptized at the former St. Genevieve or St. Maurice Parish to submit a copy of their Baptismal certificate to the Faith Formation office, if not previously submitted. These certificates must be on file prior to the reception of Sacraments.

FIRST RECONCILIATION MEETING: November 5th, 5:00pm and repeated at 7:00pm – the meeting is for parents only.

CONFIRMATION MEETING: November 12th, at 7:00pm. Students and a parent should attend. Sponsors are welcome to attend!

Please feel free to contact Sheryl Nordstrom by leaving a message at 734.261.5920, ext 400, or at the rectory 734..427.5220.

Thank you.


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.

 

Our New High School Youth Ministy Coordinator

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Mary Jo Hartman

Mary Jo has been married for 27 years to Fred LaFevre (she did not change her name when she married), and has two daughters Sarah, 18 and Kaitlyn, 25. She has a BA in Pastoral Ministry from Madonna University in Livonia, and is working on a Masters Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University in Detroit. She has been in volunteer and professional Youth Ministry for 17 years. She also works with troubled youth through Starfish Family Services part-time.

A Message from Mary Jo:

Hello St. Genevieve – St. Maurice Parish!

Faith sharing is an important part of my ministry. Plenty of people have helped me to grow and understand what it means to be a disciple; I want to do that for others, both youth and their parents. I have a vision of this being Youth and Family ministry, and my door is open to both youth and their families as they navigate the exciting yet often difficult waters of the teen years. This is a place where we can be real about who we are, and feel safe. This is a place where Jesus can meet us just as we are, and bring us to whom we long to be.

I am very excited to be here, and hope that you will stop by, call or email me so I can get to know you! This is not just about meeting youth, but the adults and parish organizations that care about them as well.

Youth Group will begin on Monday, September 8, at 6:30 PM with a Welcoming Party! We will be welcoming all the new high school freshmen, as well as me! I will bring the pizza, and you can bring either a snack or drinks. We’ll play some stupid funny games, brainstorm ideas for the coming year, and pray a really cool prayer. All high school teens and their friends are welcome, as well as curious adults.

 

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