1 St. Kateri CATHOLIC CHURCH Rotunda Drive Dearborn, MI APRIL 29, 2018 STAFF Rev. Terrence D. Kerner, Pastor Rev. Gary Morelli, Weekend Associate Rev. Mr. Thomas Leonard, Deacon Grace Lakatos, Faith Director Kevin Jakubowicƶ, Organist Office Staff Mary Masley, Ellie Sajewski DIRECTORY PHONE: FAX: WEBSITE OFFICE HOURS MondayFriday: Noon and 1:004:30 PM LITURGIES Saturday: 4:00 PM Sunday: 9:00 & 11:00 AM Tuesday: 6:40 PM WednesdayFriday: CONFESSIONS Saturday: 3:00 PM ADORATION Tuesday: 4:006:30 PM PERPETUAL HELP DEVOTIONS Tuesday at 6:30 PM and Thursday at For Marriage, Baptism and Confirmation information, please call the Parish Office. ARCHDIOCESE OF DETROIT BOOK & GIFT SHOP Open weekends before & after Masses 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER FROM THE PASTOR S DESK By Fr. Terry Kerner In just a few weeks we will be celebrating Pentecost on the weekend of May 19/20. I invite everyone to wear RED-the liturgical color for the Feast. Pentecost will be an especially memorable day for two women who formally became members of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil this year. Marie Webb, baptized in the Methodist tradition as a child chose later in her life to become Catholic and made her Profession of Faith in the Catholic Faith. She has become a proud member of St. Kateri Parish. Chelsea Piatek, in her early twenties, decided it was time to join the rest of her family in practicing the Faith and was baptized at the Vigil Mass. On Pentecost Sunday they will be Confirmed in the Faith by Archbishop Vigneron at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Our prayerful best wishes go to these women and their families. May they always know they have a home here at St. Kateri. On Pentecost, in the first reading at Mass we will hear from Acts 2:1-11 the tale of the apostles and their Confirmation when the Holy Spirit descended upon them in tongues of fire. And as the account testifies:...they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. I would like parishioners to speak in their own native and inherited language one of the petitions in the Prayer of the Faithful. This can be a beautiful way to proclaim your faith in the language that perhaps you first learned. Consider giving us a call at the Parish Office or filling out the information found in today s bulletin. We don t have to wait until Pentecost to applaud one lady filled with God s Spirit. This Sunday, April 29th, Nicoleta Uicker, a longtime parishioner will receive the St. Timothy Award. The award recalls the significance of St. Paul s encouragement to young Timothy to be engaged in his Faith regardless of his age. You will recognize Nicoleta as a Server and Eucharistic Minister at Mass over the years. She has also been a faithful Family Faith aide and is enthusiastically pursuing a certificate as a Catechist. She has generously been involved in several outreach programs both in St. Kateri and in school. Currently a Senior at Divine Child High School, she plans to pursue her studies in dental hygiene. Congratulations to Nicoleta and her family for this much deserved recognition. As you know the statue of St. Martha appears at the south entrance of the Parish Center. Engraved memorial pavers commemorating deceased loved ones and honoring parishioners form a walkway leading to the statue. Scores of the pavers were transferred from St. Martha church and several more were added over the last few years. Currently a few spaces remain blank and are waiting to be engraved. For information on how you could memorialize friends and family with a paver, just give the parish office a call. This can be a compassionate and thoughtful gift to someone. Have a good Spring week finally!
2 Page 2 FAITH FORMATION by Grace Lakatos This weekend brings to completion another year of Faith Formation classes for the children of our parish. They have opened our hearts and our eyes to our faith as we hope we have done the same for them. Building issues, scheduling challenges and more than one round of the flu did not deter their attendance nor diminish the sparks in eyes and the love of the Lord in their hearts. Also coming to completion is our RCIA program. This past year, the directors from Sacred Heart, St. Albert the Great, St. Sebastian and St. Kateri have had the honor and privilege to accompany an amazing group of adults on their journey into the Catholic Faith. As we have answered their questions and shared the stories of our faith, they have ignited in each of us a brighter flame and a deeper thirst for ourselves. Thank you for allowing us to share this journey with you. Each of you will be in our hearts and our prayers forever more. A special and personal thanks to Marie Webb and Chelsea Piatek both are of you are amazing women and I am so much richer for knowing you. Next weekend, Sunday May 6th at the 11 AM Mass we will be celebrating First Eucharist with Wilson Greig and Sonny Schneider. Also joining them will be Sonny s cousin, Sebastian Palmeri from St. Justin Catholic Church in Hazel Park. During this celebration of the Eucharist, we will also honor Mary our mother with our parish s tradition of May Crowning. We invite all of you to attend such a wonderful commitment of faith by these young boys and ask you to keep them in your prayers. Confirmation Preparation classes will meet on Monday, May 7th at 6 PM. RCIA will have a Send-off Celebration on Wednesday, May 2nd at 7 PM in the St. Francis room. Adult Confirmation class will meet Thursday, May 3rd at 7 PM in the St. Michael s room. PARISH NEWS ST. MARTHA PAVER MEMORIAL For those who would like to honor their loved ones with a paver at the St. Martha Statue and Prayer Garden, you may come to the Parish Office to fill out a form with the necessary information and your choice of wording on the paver. The price for a paver is $125.You may wish to go by the statue and read some ideas that others have chosen to place on their pavers. FORM TO READ ON PENTECOST WEEKEND You may place this in the collection basket or bring to the office filled with the Holy Spirit, they begin to speak in different tongues I would like to celebrate my ancestral or learned language(s) this Pentecost. Please count me in to read a petition at the Prayer of the Faithful on Pentecost on MAY 19, SATURDAY, 4 PM Language May 20, Sunday, 9 AM May 20, Sunday 11 AM Language Language Name Phone ALL AGES ARE WELCOME! Tuesday, May 1st St. Joseph the Worker 6:40 PM Daniel G. Bazner (by Family & Friends) Wednesday, May 2nd St. Athanasius, Bishop Gloria Krol (by Janet & Phil Caputo) Thursday, May 3rd Sts. Philip & James - Health of Gloria Koss (by Rectory Staff) Friday, May 4th Gary J. Abraham (by Ellie & Stan Sajewski) Saturday, May 5th Cinco de Mayo 4:00 PM Josephine DeFilippi (by Family) Albert Witalec (by Son) Antoinette Witalec (by Son) Joseph A. Witalec (by twin brother, John) Sunday, May 6th 6th Sunday of Easter Paul Sullivan (by Kathy) Richard A. Schultz (by Julienne & Mike) Ed Hepler (by Grace Kirwan) 11:00 AM Henry C. Hopp (by Family) Christine Brazier (by Rose Anne Ushman) Helen Jiordano (by Erna Karr)
3 SERVICE ON THE ST. KATERI PARISH COUNCIL Nominations are currently being accepted to serve on the St. Kateri Pastoral Council. The Council is an advisory group to Fr. Kerner in creating and implementing plans to meet the needs of our parish. The Pastoral Council is comprised of nine members. Nominations are now being accepted for three (3) seats to serve for one year and three (3) seats to serve two years. No experience is necessary other than a desire and interest to serve your fellow parishioners of St. Kateri. Once a nomination is approved by Fr. Kerner, a selection, instead of an election, of the six new members, will occur on Pentecost Sunday weekend at the Sunday, May 20th, 11AM Mass. If you are interested in serving on the Council or would like to nominate a fellow Parishioner to serve, please let Fr. Kerner know by Monday, April 30th. TRAVEL NEWS Wow! Reservations for our French Canadian Autumn trip are coming in quickly. If you are interested in joining us, place your reservations now. Flyers are available at the entrances to the church for full details. The trip is September to Montreal, Quebec City and Niagara Falls including visits to St. Anne De Beaupre Basilica, Montmorency Falls, St. Joseph s Oratory, the shrine of St. Kateri and city sightseeing tours. The trip cost is $1,379 per person (double occupancy). An enhanced driver s license, passport card or passport is required. Call Pat Ayland at or the church office at with questions. FREE PIANO AVAILABLE We have an chestnut upright Cable company piano available for whomever can pick it up. If interested call Mary Toth (Bob Toth s daughter) at THANK YOU Some people change your life for a moment, a day or forever. To all who changed my life forever with a card, Mass, phone call, visit, or other act of kindness during my recovery, I sincerely thank you for your goodness. I will remember you always. Gloria K. JPII GIFT AND BOOK SHOP NEWS Now is the season for First Communion and Confirmation, graduation and wedding celebrations! Stop by to browse our religious cards, gifts, books and sacramental items. If you don t see what you are looking for, we may be able to special order your request. We are back to our regular hours before and after weekend Masses. Please be patient if the shop seems crowded. Just think...the parking lots will be clear when you re ready to leave! SCHOOL BELLS St. Sebastian Spring card party Sunday, May 6th from 1-5 PM in the Activity Center. Sponsored by the St. Anne Altar Society. Lunch and dessert will be served. Donation is $8. Contact Pat at Page 3 APRIL PRAYER REQUESTS Esperanza Aguirre Carlilosot Anasco Deloris Antko Aurora Balino Julia Bernardo Marvella Bonell Tina Brighton Marguerite Golembieski Joann Grubb Lucille Hasper Peggy Hengesbaugh Dolores Hnot Shirley Jolly Christine Jones Beverly Kohlstrand Vicky Kwyer Denise Lagerstrom Nolan McCarty Patricia Mazzola Katherine Miller Rick Neveu Emily Opincar Theresa Paremba Jane Roberts Eunice Robinson Olga Rowe Kerri Philiben Rowland Ed Schuler Nellie Taylor Toni Terns Jeanette Tonilas Yvette Tremaine-Cook Kathleen Urbiel John Witalec, OFS Ann Zombeck If you wish to add or re-add a name, please fill out the form below or call the office. Thank you. Form for the Sick List Name Month Requested by Note that the name will be removed from the sick list at the end of the month unless a request is resubmitted.
4 Page 4 (continued from page 3) CYO Baseball & Softball/Trach & Field/Junior Arrows Sandlot, T-Ball & Coaches Pitch: These sports are available for area students from ages 3 years to 8th grade, depending on the sport. Students do not need to be a student of St. Sebastian, a parishioner or student of St. Sebastian Religious Education program to participate. Practices are starting soon. Contact the school at for more information. Sacred Heart MOTHER-DAUGHTER-SISTER-FRIEND BREAKFAST TEA: Sunday, May 6th following 9:30 AM Liturgy. Tickets are $13 for adults, $6 for girls 3-10 years of age. Tickets are available in the Sacred Heart parish office until May 1st. AROUND THE VICARIATE St. Anselm: Got Books? DVD s? Videogames? Please donate them to the St. Anselm Festival Used Book & Media Sale scheduled for June 1-3, 2018 in their parish gym. Donations can be placed in the bins inside the vestibule at St. Anselm or for large donations or if you need assistance, call to schedule a pickup. 100% of this sale will benefit the parish school. NO ENCY- CLOPEDIA SETS OR MAGAZINES PLEASE. SHIPWRECKED: RESCUED BY JESUS! VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Hosted this year by St. Sebastian, this week long adventure is open to children in Kindergarten to 6th grade, from June 25th to 29th (9 AM 12 NOON). Volunteers, 7th grade to adults are needed. Information can be obtained from Jan Russell, DRE, St. Sebastian at Readings for the Week Of April 29, 2018 Sunday: Acts 9:26-31/Ps 22:26-27, 28, 30, [26a]/1 Jn 3:18-24/Jn 15:1-8 Monday: Acts 14:5-18/Ps 115:1-2, 3-4, [1ab]/Jn 14:21-26 Tuesday: Acts 14:19-28/Ps 145:10-11, 12-13ab, 21 [cf. 12]/Jn 14:27-31a St. Joseph the Worker: Gn 1:26--2:3 or Col 3:14-15, 17, 23-24/Ps 90:2, 3-4, 12-13, 14 and 16 [cf. 17b]/Mt 13:54-58 Wednesday: Acts 15:1-6/Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5 [cf. 1]/ Jn 15:1-8 Thursday: 1 Cor 15:1-8/Ps 19:2-3, 4-5 /Jn 14:6-14 Friday: Acts 15:22-31/Ps 57:8-9, 10 and 12 [10a]/Jn 15:12-17 Saturday: Acts 16:1-10/Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 5/Jn 15:18-21 Next Sunday: Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48/Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4 [cf. 2b]/1 Jn 4:7-10/Jn 15:9-17 AROUND TOWN FLEA, RESALE & RETAIL MARKET Berwyn Senior Recreation Center, Richardson in Dearborn Heights. Join us Friday and Saturday. May 11th 12th from 9 AM 3 PM for a wide selection of goodies. Free Admission. We are also looking for donations of all things other than clothes and electronics. Donations will be accepted until May 7th. The Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9 AM 3:30 PM for donation. If you have a sweet tooth be aware that a Bake Sale will also be taking place. See you there. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Our Fish Fry continues every Friday from 4 PM 8 PM. Join us for a great dinner at a great place. Carry outs are still available at MOST HOLY TRINITY 59TH SMELT FRY The Gaelic League-Irish American Club located at 2068 Michigan Ave will host a unlimited Smelt, Beer, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Cole Slaw and Desserts evening. Irish Entertainment by Gerard Smith. The cost is $40 in advance and 445 at the door. Register at mostholytrinityministries.org or by phone at APRIL FOOD LIST Children s cereal Boxed flavored potatoes Hamburger Helper Boil-a-bag Rice Canned Fruit: Pineapple, Peaches, Fruit Cocktail Pears Next Week Happy
5 Page 5 LITURGY SCHEDULE MAY 5TH & 6TH 4:00 PM 11:00 AM Celebrant Fr. Morelli/Dn. Tom Fr. Kerner Fr. Kerner Reader Frank De Milde Robert Ciavaglia Barbara Hartman Ciborium 1-Therese Terns 2-Paula Uicker 1-Mary Below 2-Barbara Cataldo 1-Pam Lewis 2-Margaret Skora Cup 1-Virginia Blow 2-Rachele Karteczka 1-Jo-Ann Curtis 2-Cassie Potok 1-Theresa Skora 2-Gary Lewis Altar Servers Helen J. Isabel V. Diego V. Sara J. Paul J. EVENTS May 2 RCIA 7PM May 3 Adult Conf. Class 7 PM May 4 Prayer Service 7:30 PM May 4 AA 8 PM May 6 First Communion 11 AM May 6 AA 2 PM May 7 Sacramental Prep Class 6 PM May 8 Adoration 4:00-6:30 PM May 8 Novena 6:30 PM May 8 AA 7 PM May 9 Men s Breakfast 6:30 AM May 10 Seniors 11 AM May 10 Adult Conf. Class 7 PM May 13 AA 8 PM WELCOME No matter what your present status in the Catholic Church: No matter what your current family or marital situation: No matter what your personal history, age background, race, or color: No matter what your self-image or esteem: You are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved and respected at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church If you would like to become a member of our parish please drop this completed form in the offertory basket. Name(s) Address City & Zip Phone Number April 22, 2018 Week 43 Current STEWARDSHIP Year to Date Budget $ 7, $ 318, Current $ 8, $ 312, Variance $ $ (5,580.00) Our prayers and sympathy are extended to the family of DANIEL LEWIS SKORA Husband of Margaret Skora Father of Nicholas and Theresa May he and all the souls in purgatory Rest In Peace We joyfully welcome to our faith community BRIDGET MRUZIK We are happy to have you join us in service and prayer. Anthony P. Alfano-U. S. Marines Mark E. Baran-U. S. Air Force Louis J. Bardel-U.S. Marines Lukas Boudreau-U. S. Marines Brendan Burns-U. S. Navy Conor Burns-U. S. Navy Nick Calvas-U.S. Army Nicholas Carleton-U.S. Navy Kari Crawford-U.S. Army Connor Danaher-U. S. Marines James R. Donahue-U.S. Navy Perry W. Edgell V.-U.S. Navy Dalton Evans-U.S. Army Mitchell Kaczmarek-U.S. Marines Diamond Knight-U. S. Air Force Adam Krot-U. S. Army Kathleen Lyons-U.S. Air Force Teresa Lyons-U.S. Air Force Timothy Lyons-U.S. Air Force Raymond J. Pawlowski-U.S. Air Force Connor Plate-U.S. Air Force Garrett Quick-U.S. Army Adam Schneider-U.S. Army Christopher Shiner-U.S. Navy Haley Valentine-U.S. Marines Joseph R. Walker -U.S. Marines ================================ WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS Daniel Greene & Lisa Browning were married April 26, 2018 at St. Kateri by Fr. Gary Morelli Jonathan Slaverio & Christina Ferrier Will marry May 19, 2018 at St. Kateri 1st announcement
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