Calendar of Events
September 13, 2014
Solemn vigils will be held across the US to commemorate the more than 50 million children who have lost their lives to legal abortion since 1973, & to remind our society of the humanity of the unborn child. Please join us for the memorial service in our community. Together let us remember the victims of abortion & pray for an end to this injustice in our land during the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.
September 12, 2014
A Biblical journey as told through scripture, song, and visual arts.
Fourteen priests from the Saginaw Diocese will be featured: Fathers Jim Bessert , Bob Byrne, Andy Booms, Jose
Maria Cabrera, Pete Gaspeny, David Jenuwine, Richard JozwiaK, Andy La Framboise, John Mancini OSFS, Bob
Meissner, Dave Parsch, John Sarge, Duane Wachowiak.
September 15, 2014
Sidewalk Witnesses for Life will be observing the tragic 5th anniversary of abortions being performed at Planned Parenthood in Naples on Monday September 15th. There have been over 2,000 abortions since they began in 2009.
But we’ll also be “Celebrating Hope” that day, mindful of all the good, faithful people like you who’ve been there praying and offering life-affirming alternatives all these years, and mindful of the blessings we’ve seen so far – most importantly, at least one or two babies’ lives saved because their mothers talked with us on the sidewalk and decided not to have their scheduled abortions.
Bishop Frank J. Dewane of the Diocese of Venice will start the celebration off with Mass at 8AM at St William’s followed by a short program with coffee and donuts. Following the program at St William’s there will be the “Bishops Walk for Life” procession and prayer at Planned Parenthood at the corners of Creech and Goodlette Frank roads at 10AM.
Numerous churches and schools have been invited to participate. Please join us in the Celebration of Hope on Monday, September 15th in support of LIFE.
September 16, 2014
“Addiction 101” will be presented on Tuesday September 16, 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by James Balmer; President, Dawn Farm. This program will provide a general overview of alcohol/other drug addiction and recovery. The presenter will examine the dynamics of alcohol and other drug use, review addiction as a brain disease and provide an overview of the process of recovery. Learn how individuals experience initial and continuing alcohol and other drug use and gain an understanding of the basic process and diagnosis of addiction, how the brain functions in a person with alcohol/other drug addiction, and tools utilized to treat addiction. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well. The Education Series is designed to help people with alcoholism or other drug addictions to achieve, maintain and strengthen their recovery; assist family members and friends to understand and support recovery in people they care about as well as maintain their own health and well-being; aid professionals and students in various disciplines to work effectively with people with addictions and their families and support their recovery process; and contribute to a community culture supportive of recovery. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each program. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please contact Mark Albulov LLMSW, Dawn Farm Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or email@example.com, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.
September 17, 2014
Interfaith prayer service in support of Christians throughout the world. Please help us support, by way of our joined prayers, all those Christians being persecuted throughout the world. Many faiths will be represented. All are welcome. Our Lady of Lebanon is located near the Corunna Rd. exit off of I-75, near the corner of Graham and Calkins Rd., east of Linden Rd.
You can call the church office for more information. (810) 733-1259
September 10, 2014
St. Patrick Catholic Church of Brighton, 711 Rickett Road invites all men & women to their Spiritual Speaker Series, featuring Catherine Lanni. Catherine is the founder of The Servants of Jesus of The Divine Mercy and will talk on Jesus’ Divine Mercy. Her book, A Call to Trust, will be on sale as well as other Divine Mercy items. Intercessory prayer will be available. All are invited on Wednesday, Sept. 10 @ 7pm for Mass in our church, followed by refreshments downstairs in McCann Hall and our presentation @ 8pm. There will be a free will offering. For more information call 810-986-0315 or visit www. sjdivinemercy.org.
September 20, 2014
Menu Pulled Pork Barbecue Chicken Beans French Fries and Macaroni Salad. Desert and beverage. Entertain by DJ Peter K
The Catholic Church provides over 1/4 of all health care in the United States. Recent decisions have been made to restrict that care make limit providing the ethical, safe health care to the sick, hurting and vulnerable. Come support Catholic Health care by attending the Mercy Walk, on Saturday, September 20th at Sharp Park in Lansing (behind the Lansing Mall). Pre-registration is preferred, but you may register at the park at 9:00 am and the Mercy Walk begins at 10:00 am. All proceeds go to support Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center in Alma, MI. For more information please call LeAnn Kirrmann, RN at 517-881-7416 or e-mail her at FLifeforce@aol.com. You may also vistit www.sacredheartmercy.org.
September 22, 2014
40 Days for Life-Southfield Fall campaign Kickoff Mass, celebrated by Fr. William Farris, OFM. The Mass will be followed by guest speaker Jason Shanks of Catholic Charities of SE Michigan. Please join us for light refreshments and fellowship following the Mass and speaker.
The 40 Days for Life-Southfield Fall campaign (Sept. 24-Nov. 2) is dedicated to Mike Stack.
September 20, 2014
A great event the begins with Mass with Bishop Byrnes of Detroit. Bob Rice from Steubenville is one Key note speaker. Robert Valiante is the other dynamic speaker for the day. Shalom hosts wonderful one day retreats all over the world and we are excited to have them in our local area for the day. All 4 him Praise band from Toronto is leading worship for the day. They came highly recommended for this event.
The hope is to refresh and renew your relationship with Jesus through Mass, talks, and great music as well as a powerful time of Adoration to close the event.
Originally there was a charge for the event but Shalom decided that since this was their first event in the area they would make this a free event. to register. There will be an opportunity for a free will donation if you so choose.
Please register so we can prepare for the event.
Registration is at www.shalomworld.org/festivals/events/42 or call 215-366-3031
Hope to see many attend as this is a blessing for our community!!