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1 November 1, 2015 Page 1 NATIONAL SHRINE of the Little Flower Basilica Shrine Herald Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, November 1 Prayer for Vocations Loving and generous God, you called the prophets to bring your word to your chosen people. Your Son, Jesus, called the first disciples to be bold proclaimers of the good news. In the modern world, you continue to call your sons and daughters to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life. Calm the chaos and soothe the sounds of our world, and allow more to hear your soft voice calling them to pick up their cross and follow. May the Holy Spirit fall upon your church in a profound way, so that we may experience a tremendous harvest of grace. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 ALL SCHOOL MASS 9:00 AM MASS OF REMEMBRANCE 7:00 PM May vocations increase ever abundantly and may your church stand as a witness to the world of the good news of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

2 Page 2 Shrine Herald National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica Please pray for the sick of our Parish Marvin Bolton Tom Bonds Earl Bossenberry Barbara Butash Renee Canyock Elsa Castagneto Said Cholagh Cathryn Ross Clark Deanna Conway Elaine Coyne Rita Czebowski Mary Lou DeFauw Alice Dolf Dolores Doman Julie Dunn Rick Ferguson Shirley M. Frank Diana Frechette Debbie Gerdner Louie Giordano Bill and Loraine Goretski Jo Ann Hocking Rick Hocking Michael Ingram William F. Janelle III Irene Kay Jim Kowalski Mary Ann Kristopik Lee Family Allen Liggett Drew Lund Kristy (Andrus) Lynch Sheryl Tominac Machesky Mary Anne Markel William McMullen Kausha Muthukude Mary Niklas Pat O Rourke Fran Patterson Diane Puvalowski Jane Reid Loretta Reid Vivien Ruhle Rachel Shagena Vera Elliott Skinner Blanche Marie Smith Dennis Van Stednas Trevor Sullivan Deanna Swincicki Grace Weidman Francis (Frank) Wigman Karl Wolfe Donald Younce F. Zander M. Zander Fred M. Zinger First Annual Shrine Legacy Society Mass and Brunch Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Noon Shrine Legacy Society members are invited to attend Mass and brunch in honor of their legacy commitment to The National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica and/ or schools. Mass will be at noon at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica followed by brunch at the Shrine Conference Center. Please call Marty Alves at the Development Office for any questions. Shrine parish and schools are most grateful for the blessings which have come to us through the generosity and good stewardship of our many benefactors. Each one of you is a truly important partner with us in the work of ministering to the people of God in our parish and school community. The Shrine Legacy Society has been established to recognize and thank those members of our Shrine community (parishioners, alumni and friends) who have included us in their estate plans either through their will, trust, retirement or life insurance plans, bank accounts, or life income gift such as a charitable gift annuity. Through great thoughtfulness, a timeless commitment has been made to continue the work of our parish and school community. Membership in the Shrine Legacy Society is simple. A simple statement indicating your desire to provide a legacy of support for the parish and/or schools is all it takes (form can be obtained from the Development Office). If you are able, a copy of the portion of the gift document would be accepted as well. If you wish to discuss how to make a planned gift or have already made a provision in your estate plans, please call Marty Alves at the Development Office at ext Fulfilling Our Commitment ~ Renewing Our Mission Campaign Update Parishioners, alumni, friends and guests have been asked to make a sacrificial offering over a period of three to five years in support of this effort. Many have already pledged very generously. If you have not made your decision yet and are able to contribute with a one-time donation or with a pledge for a period of three to five years, we would be most grateful. Please contact Martin Alves in the Development Office at x 455. Total Amount Pledged: $5,688, Percent of Challenge Goal; 94% Number of Pledges/Gifts: 1176 Paid Amount: $1,766, Percent of Pledge Amount Paid 31% Please contact us if you are interested in making the campaign part of your estate

3 November 1, 2015 Page 3 Baptized in Christ Charlotte Gloria daughter of Frank and Katherine (Wale) Bonnette Emma Marie daughter of Jerome and Beth(Berry) Burkett Monday, November 9, 9:30 am WaltonWood Assisted Living 13 Mile Road (near Woodward next to Shrine Catholic Academy) Mass at Senior Centers Friday, November 20, 10 am American House Residence 1900 N. Washington (near Mary Street) You are welcome to join us for Mass to pray and sing! Manresa Vespers Service ~ Monday, November 2, All Soul s Day Honoring its deceased retreatants and benefactors, Manresa Jesuit House invites you to its vespers service at 1390 Quarton Road in Bloomfield Hills. The 7:00 PM service will be followed by a presentation on monuments to the life and death of people in medieval Europe, followed in turn by light refreshments. For further information, or phone Manresa is entering its 90th year of helping men and women grow spiritually through retreats and other offerings Catholic Services Appeal Bringing Jesus Christ to All Our Parish Target: $236,257 Current Pledge Total: $201,779 Number of Pledges: 888 Christian Stewardship Number of New Pledges: 248 Percentage of Goal: 85% To live as a Christian steward is to make a conscious decision to follow Jesus Christ as one of His disciples. Your gifts to the Catholic Services Appeal allow the Department of Development and Stewardship to guide parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit and their parishioners on their stewardship journey. Each year, the department provides Stewardship Thoughts on the current cycle of readings for parishes to publish in their bulletins, Graphics of these Stewardship thoughts are now also available every Friday morning on the CSA Facebook page at and the CSA Twitter Social media is a valuable tool of evangelization. All are wecome - and encouraged - to share and Tetweet Stewardship Thoughts and to bring the Scriptures to their connections on the World Wide Web. For more information about CSA-funded programs, go to or call Martin Alves, Shrine Director of Development at x 455. Tristin Owen son of Robert and Sarah (Covington) Hogan Grace Hadley daughter of Aaron and Heather (Mock) Sadler Pray for our Beloved Deceased Those we love don t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. Helen Reggio William J. Edgar Jr. Banns of Marriage Bann II Caelen Kuban and Edward Soma Bann III Ellen Schwab and John Rospierski Nichole DeAngelis and Andrew Gilgallon

4 Page 4 Shrine Herald National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica Monday, November 2 6:30 am Mass Fr. Patrick Gonyeau Servers Michael Gonzalez, Jake Vogelheim 9:00 am Mass* Fr. Bob Fisher Servers Luke Shrake, Collin Buchanan 7:00 pm Mass of Remembrance Fr. Bob Fisher Servers Ben Vidosh, Frank Vidosh, Nikolas Wills, Ben Plunkey M.C. Alex Hejka Tuesday, November 3 6:30 am Mass Fr. Joe Lang Servers Jesse Hanselman, John Simonson 8:30 am Mass Fr. Patrick Gonyeau Servers Anna Goller, Faustina Husaynu Wednesday, November 4 6:30 am Mass Fr. Michael Lenz, OFM Servers Lily May, Claire Leonard 8:30 am Mass Fr. Joe Lang Servers Aaron Smith, Sam Owens Thursday, November 5 6:30 am Mass Fr. Patrick Gonyeau Servers Owen Pullis, Charlie Niehaus 8:30 am Mass Fr. Bob Fisher Servers Jimmy Zink, Oliver Marks Friday, November 6 6:30 am Mass Fr. Bob Fisher Servers C. Buchanan, Mitchell Graveline 8:30 am Mass Fr. Joe Lang Servers Joseph Mio, Danny Miller Readings of The Week Monday, November 2 Wis 3: 1-9/Rom 5: 5-11 or 6: 3-9/Jn 6: Tuesday, November 3 Rom 12: 5-16b/Lk 14: Wednesday, November 4 Rom 13: 8-10/Lk 14: Thursday, November 5 Rom 14: 7-12/Lk 15: 1-10 Friday, November 6 Rom 15: 14-21/Lk 16: 1-8 Saturday, November 7 Rom 16: 3-9, 16, 22-27/Lk 16: 9-15 Sunday, November 8 1 Kgs 17: 10-16/Heb 9: 24-28/ Mk 12: or 12: Spirituality Friendship Service Mass Information Saturday, November 7 8:30 am Mass Fr. Michael Lenz, OFM Servers Ellyanna Wills, Jean Simonson Sunday, November 8 All Saints Day (Holy Day of Obligation) Vigil Masses (on Saturday) 4:30 pm Mass Fr. Joe Lang Lectors Kay Cyrek, Lisa Pickering Servers Max Gouin, Billy Norris, Gabriel Gray, Michael Gonzalez Hospitality Mike Nagy, Team 6:30 pm Mass Fr. Patrick Gonyeau Lectors Steve Utrep, Will Dickinson Servers Grant Fogle, Phillip Fogle, Tom Peaslee, Beck Peaslee, Aaron Wisneski Hospitality Gerald Schaffran, Team Sunday Masses 7:30 am Mass Fr. Joe Lang Lectors Ted Bratta, Marge Chouinard Servers Kenyatte Byron, Trevor Piazzon, Jamie Piazzon, Kevin Hejka Hospitality MaryAnn Skaggs, Team 9:00 am Mass Fr. Patrick Gonyeau Lectors Regan Smith, Lorna Grimes, Rebeca Nuñez-Desmond Servers Madeline Rozanski, Kate Laqui, Gianna Massucci, Anna Goller Hospitality Tony Recchia, Team 10:45 am Mass Fr. Joe Lang Lectors Jim Wilson, Jerry Sedick Servers Alexander Bruckner, A.J. Massucci, Anthony Massucci, Carter Buchanan, Collin Buchanan M.C. Michael Miller Hospitality Wayne Friedman, Team 12:30 pm Mass Fr. Bob Fisher Lectors Jacqueline Stagner, Joseph DeFauw Servers Mary Fromm, Ellie Fromm, Kira Jenkins, Jean Simonson Hospitality Hugh Brennan, Team 4:00 pm - Spanish Mass Fr. Patrick Gonyeau Lectors Yasmin Cisneros, Rosa Olivera 6:00 pm Mass Fr. Bob Fisher Lectors Martina DeLeon, Rumanna-Mary Ryan Servers Asher Smith, Brennan Smith, Aaron Smith, Nolan McKenzie Hospitality Tom Torma, Team * denotes school mass

5 November 1, 2015 Page 5 Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration "I care now about one thing only - to love You, my Jesus!...I, a little child, well, I keep close to the throne of God and I love for those who fight." "Life is often a burden; such b i t t e r n e s s, b u t s u c h sweetness! Yes, life costs. It is hard beginning a day's work...if only one felt Jesus close at hand! Oh! One would do all for Him...but no, He seems a thousand leagues away, we are alone with ourselves...alas! He is not far off. He is here, close, looking at us, begging us to offer Him this grief, this agony...he needs it for souls, for our soul. He means to give us so splendid a reward!... But how will he say 'My turn now' if we haven't had our turn, if we haven't given Him a thing? Alas it is a great pain to Him to fill our cup with sorrows, but He knows it is the only way to prepare us 'to know Him as He knows Himself'. Oh! What a destiny! How great a thing is our soul! Let us lift ourselves above all that passes, not stay close to earth...jesus is hidden, but one senses Him." ~ St. Thérése of Lisieux Please call Marie Lama at if you would like the privilege of a Holy Hour with our Lord, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. Open Holy Hours: Sunday, 12 am; Monday, 9 pm; Tuesday, 1 am; Thursday, 7 pm; Friday, midnight, 2 am, noon; Saturday, 4 pm, 6 pm. The following Holy Hours have persons who desire partners with whom to share their Holy Hours: Sunday, 9 am, 2 pm; Monday, 7 am, 6 pm; Wednesday, 1, 3,5 pm; Thursday, 8, 9 am; Friday, noon, 2, 3 pm; Saturday, 6, 9, 10 am, 4, 6, 8, 9 pm; Sunday-Tuesday, Friday, 1 pm. Please keep in your prayers long time adorer, Phil Gleason, who will be undergoing back surgery. Please keep him and his wife, Jane, in your prayers. May all the souls of the faithful departed of our adoration family, through the mercy of God, rest in peace! Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, pray for us!!!! Mass Intentions Monday, November 2 Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed 6:30 am Pedro T. Cruz, Jr. 9:00 am Special Intention Tuesday, November 3 St. Martin de Porres, religious 6:30 am Andrew A. Hubecka 8:30 am Marie O Connor Wednesday, November 4 St. Charles Borromeo, bishop 6: 30 am Intentions of William Russell 8:30 am Gail Schlau Thursday, November 5 6:30 am George and Rosemary Gilbert 8:30 am Phyllis Granger Friday, November 6 6:30 am PERPETUAL MASS 8:30 am Harry C. Kemp Saturday, November 7 8:30 am Patricia Burleson Bonar Sunday, November 8 Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Vigil Masses (on Saturday) 4:30 pm Beatrice Haffey 6:30 pm Nancyjo Lang Sunday Masses 7:30 am Intentions of Shrine Parishioners 9:00 am Ashley Holloway 10:45 am Thomas Fitzsimmons, Sr. 12:30 pm Virgilio M. Gonzales 6:00 pm Ruth Warren Take Some Quiet Time to Recharge Your Spiritual Energy Manresa Jesuit Retreat House, 1390 Quarton Road, Bloomfield Hills, invites you to either of its silent November conference retreats offered by Fr. Peter Fennessy, SJ of our staff. The retreat for men is November 6 to 8, for women, November 13 to 15. Both retreats begin with dinner at 7 PM on Friday and end with noon Mass on Sunday. The presentations will be on traditional Ignatian themes, but all the talks will be illustrated with art. See more about us at and register there or by phone at These retreats are all on a free will donation basis.

6 Page 6 Shrine Herald National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica Please pray for our Military Sgt. Daniel J. Allen, US Army Maj. Eric Ansorge PhD, US Army Patrick Paul Atallah, USMC Christopher Babcock, USAF Envin E. Billings, US Army Corey Brady, US Navy Capt. Matthew Cain, US Army Pat Carroll, USAF, Shrine 61, MIA Crisanto R. Delos, USCG Col. Thomas M. Doman, USMC Specialist Raymond Dorierty PV2-E2 Melissa Ducastel, US Army Capt. Elena Elwart, US Army Capt. Jason D. Everts, US Army Thomas Fern, USAF LCpl. Sarah Fitzpatrick, USMC 1st Lt. Kristina Fleming RN Air Force Brian France, Navy LCpl. Helen Girardot, USMC Lt. Cmdr. Troy Perry Glendye, USCG Sgt. Gregory Gmeiner, USMC Joseph Haddad, USMC A1C Daniel Hagan, USAF Maj. Richard Holt, USAF SSgt. Philip Huber, USMC Cpt. Kevin Joyce, US Army Capt Justin Kuhlmann, US Army 2 nd Lt. Nicholas Robert Langan, US Army Peter Laperriere, US Navy LCpl. Kyle Macey, USMC SSgt. Brian MacKenzie, USAF Lt. Tomek Maka, CHC US Navy Quinn Marquard, US Army Reserve PFC Christopher Mastantuono, US Army Ranger Sgt. Jonathan D. Maten, US Army GS13 Dan Marem MI BN Sgt. Ryan McWilliams, US Army Rangers Major Christopher Mellon, USMC Sgt. Beau G. Messer, US Army Aaron Mingle, US Navy Sgt. Alan Mullin, US Army Lt. Cmdr. Peter T. Murphy Airman Sean P. O Dell, USAF SSGT Ryan W. Oke, USAF Capt. Daniel P. Palmer, US Army Capt. John F. Palmer, US Army Capt. Martin J. Palmer, US Army Lt. Col. Loren D. Penney, US Army Sam Piontkowski, USMC 1st Capt. Johnny Pruitt, ASAF Anthony Reynolds, USAF Maj. David N. Roberts, USMC Lt. Col. Eric J. Simpson, FA Capt. Michael Szalma, US Army Lt. Dan Totsch - National Guard Seaman Cody Vitale, USCG Spec. David Wittla, US Army 1 st Private Wyatt Wray, USMC Spc. Nathaniel C. Zyren Please notify us when you have additions to the Military prayer list or when one of our Military members can be removed from the prayer list. Spirituality -- Friendship -- Service Monday, November 2, 7:00 pm, Heritage Hall Boardroom The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Meeting If you are interested in serving those in need within our parish boundaries while putting your faith into action, come join us! Meetings are held at 7pm every first and third Monday of the month. Lending Library First Lady of the World: A Popular History of Devotion To Mary by Peter Lappin is a "book about Mary which traces the history of devotion to her from the time of the apostles and the early Church to the present day. It finds, in the Old Testament, the foreshadowing's of the one whom God the Father would choose to be the mother of His Son. It follows the Church through the centuries and describes the unfolding of theological truth and popular piety concerning Mary. It shows how Christian believers in every age have turned to the Mother of God for help and inspiration. It discerns the place of Mary in the Church after the second Vatican Council, while looking forward to future developments in Marian theology and devotion." (Back Cover) Section 6, Mary. Regular library hours are Sundays 10 am to 2 pm and Fridays 9:15 am to noon, in the Conference Center, Room C (across from the alley from the Northwood parking lot). For information call Kathy McGuire at or JoAn Gilleran at Rachel s Vineyard Rachel's Vineyard Retreats: Healing the pain of abortion one weekend at a time Experience the abundant compassion of Jesus Christ on a Rachel s Vineyard Retreat. Detroit Rachel s Vineyard Call: English or Spanish Problem Pregnancy? Problem Pregnancy Center can help. Call Hurting from an abortion experience? Call Rachel s Vineyard at Miscarriage Help? Sin has increased but grace has far surpassed it. Romans 5:20

7 November 1, 2015 Page 7 Events Calendar Location Guide A Academy AC Adoration Chapel, Coughlin Building CC-SH Conference Center, Seton Hall CC-A Conference Center, Room A CC-B Conference Center, Room B CC-C Conference Center, Room C CL Choir Loft CR Choir Room GS Grade School HG Heritage Green (behind garages) HH-BR Heritage Hall Board Room HH-B Heritage Hall Mtg. Rm. B HH-EW Heritage Hall East Wing HH-WW Heritage Hall West Wing HH-MF Heritage Hall Main Floor HS High School STC St. Thérèse Chapel YR Youth Room Father you call each one of us by name and ask us to follow You. Bless your church by raising up dedicated and generous leaders from our families and friends who will serve your people as Sisters, Priests, Brothers, Deacons and lay Ministers. Inspire us as we grow to know You and open our hearts to hear Your call. We ask this in Jesus name. Amen. Healing Service Emmanuel Healing Ministry invites you to a Healing Service on Thursday, November 5 at the National Shrine of the Little Flower from 7-9 pm. Confessions will be available at 6:20 pm. Mass with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be offered followed by the opportunity to be prayed over for any intention. Fr. Alex Kratz will preside. Call Margaret Williams for information. Sunday, November 1 All Saints Day Masses 7:30, 9:00, 10:45 am; 12:30, and 4:00 (Spanish) 6:00 pm Masses Confirmation Reception HH After Confirmation Mass Religious Formation - Preschool YR 9:00 am RCIA CC-SH 10:30 am CYO Sports Practice GS Gym 12:00 pm Rosary for the Unborn STC 5:00 pm Shrine Life Young Adult Group CC-SH 6:00 pm Monday, November 2 Masses 6:30, 9:00 am, 7:00 pm RCIA for Children CC-SH 5:00 pm CYO Sports Practice GS Gym 5:30 pm Cheerleading Practice GS Café 6:00 pm St. Vincent de Paul Meeting HH-BR 7:00 pm HS Dad s Club Meeting 7:00 pm Young Adult Women s Bible Study CC-A 7:00 pm All Souls Reception HH-WW 8:00 pm Tuesday, November 3 Masses 6:30, 8:30 am Mission Ladies Sewing Quilting Group CC-A 10:00 am Serra Club Rosary and Mass Chuch 5:00 pm CYO Sports Practice GS Gym 5:30 pm Serra Club Meeting/Dinner SS-SH 6:00 pm 7th Grade Priest and Parent Confirmation Meeting HH-B 6:30 pm Mother of Perpetual Help Devotions STC 6:40 pm Boy Scout Troop 1634 YR 7:00 pm Legion of Mary Meeting CC-B 7:00 pm USB Meeting HH_BR 7:00 pm Love of God Prayer Group STC 8:00 pm Wednesday, November 4 Masses 6:30, 8:30 am Girl Scout Regional Leaders Meeting GS gym 5:30 pm RCIA Special Needs CC-SH 6:00 pm Women s Evening Study Group CC-A 7:00 pm Hispanic Ministries Meeting HH-BR 7:00 pm Events Calendar Young Adult Men s Bible Study CC-SH 8:00 pm Thursday, November 5 Masses 6:30, 8:30 am Shrine Mom s Club Pinocle Group CC-SH 10:30 am Daisy Scouts YR 3:15 pm Discovering Christ GS Gym/Café 5:30 pm Discovering Christ HS Student Center 6:30 pm Healing Mass Church 7:00 pm Friday, November 6 Masses 6:30, 8:30 am Homeschool Group YR 9:00 am Women s Group Study CC-A&B 9:30 am Cub Scout Meeting CC-SH 3:00 pm Girl Scouts Juniors Troop YR 3:00 pm CYO Sports Practice GS Gym 5:30 pm Saturday, November 7 Mass 8:30 am Sunday Liturgy Vigil Mass 4:30, 6:30 pm Market Day Pick-up GS Café 8:00 am Discovering Christ GS Gym/Café 9:00 am Discovering Christ Retreat HS Student Center 9:00 am CCW Baby Shower-Operation Layette HH-WW 4:00 pm Sunday, November 8 Thirty-second Sunday Ordinary Time Masses 7:30, 9:00, 10:45 am; 12:30, 4:00 (Spanish), 6:00 pm Masses CCW Baby Shower-Operation Layette HH-WW 7:00 am CREW Bottle and Can Drive HG 8:30 am Religious Formation - Preschool YR 9:00 am RCIA CC-SH 10:30 am CYO Sports Practice GS Gym 12:00 pm Rosary for the Unborn STC 5:00 pm Shrine Life Young Adult Group CC-SH 6:00 pm Ministry Training Church 7:00 pm

8 Page 8 Shrine Herald National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica October 26, 2015 Post Dream Cruise Raffle $150 Drawing Winner Armando and Kathy Cavazos Shrine Ladies Guild Meeting Monday, November 9 ~ 7:00 pm ALL LADIES OF THE PARISH INVITED Presenting Brother Al, a Franciscan Brother who ministers to the homeless in Detroit, who will perform and talk to us about his ministry Please consider donations of the following: White socks, hand and toe warmers, juice and fruit boxes We will have a very brief business meeting at 6:45 pm. Refreshments will be served. Pilgrimage to the Holy Land March 3-13, 2016 with Fr. John Vandenakker, C.C. of Sacred Heart Major Seminary Join us for a special information meeting to learn more about this exciting and blessed journey of faith: Sunday, October 25, at 7:00 pm in the home of Maureen and Bob Karby Charnwood Drive, Plymouth To view a full pictorial itinerary and other travel d e t a i l s g o o n l i n e a t h t t p : / /

9 November 1, 2015 Page 9 Life Matters November is the month in the Church's calendar dedicated to the Holy Souls. It is a time especially when we remember our deceased family members and loved ones. We should also remember in our prayers the souls of all the babies who have been aborted. In his encyclical The Gospel of Life Pope John Paul II says this to the parents of aborted children: To the Father and to His mercy you can with sure hope entrust your child. Baptism is the ordinary way to be born into God s grace. But we entrust these souls to the Lord, who loves all those he creates. CHRISTMAS BOOK COLLECTION We will be collecting new or gently used books for children of all ages from the weekend of October 31-December 6. You can donate your books in marked boxes outside St. Therese Chapel or Heritage Hall. These books will be distributed to needy families in Oakland County for Christmas. This is a Vicariate effort and Shrine has been asked once again to help with this project. Please help us share the gift of reading with our neighbors. Thank You. Advent by Candlelight Sunday, November 29 6 pm - 9 pm ~ Grade School Gym Please note: All reservable tables are full. However, there is still room available at the Mothers Club tables and, new this year, the balcony is open! To sit at a Mothers Club table, please RSVP to Michelle Carmichael at no later than Sunday, November 8 On Going Bottle and Can Drive Recently hosted a fall get together and don t feel like returning all of those bottles and cans? Let our Parish and High School teens help you out! Just send an to Christine Wist at or call and we will make arrangements to pick them up. Thank you for supporting our Parish and High School teens! In honor of the commitment to the religious vocations of young men and women, the Most Reverend Allen Vigneron, Archbishop, celebrates mass with our Shrine Catholic High School students last Thursday, October 29.

10 Page 10 Shrine Herald National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica Religious Formation Preschool Religious Formation November 29 There is no Preschool Religious Formation class on Sunday, November 29 due to Thanksgiving break. Class will resume on December 6. Elementary Religious Formation and Sacramental Preparation Letters to Jesus ~ Sunday, November 8, 9 am Mass All children preparing to make their first Reconciliation and first Holy Communion will present their Letters to Jesus on November 8 at the 9 am Mass. As a parish community we look forward to sharing in this important event as these young members of our community prepare for the reception of these sacraments in the spring. November 23 There are no Religious Formation classes for grades K through 8 on Monday, November 23 due to Thanksgiving break. Classes resume on November 30, with grade 3 through 8 participating in our Advent Reconciliation service. Confirmation Seventh Grade (1st Year Confirmation Candidate) Presentation of the Bibles ~ November 8, 9 am Bibles will be presented to all the seventh grade Shrine Academy and Religious Formation students on Sunday, November 8 at the 9 am Mass. As these students are beginning their journey towards Confirmation, we look forward to celebrating this special event with them as a community. ATTENTION: Parents of 8th Grade Shrine Confirmation Candidates The first of the required 8 th Grade PARENT EVENINGS OF FORMATION is scheduled for Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the high school Student Center (cafeteria). Parents may choose to attend on Tuesday, November 17 OR Wednesday, January 27, You need only attend one of the two evenings. Grades 7/8 November 23 There are no Religious Formation classes for grades K through 8 on Monday, November 23 due to Thanksgiving break. Classes resume on November 30, with grade 3 through 8 participating in our Advent Reconciliation service. Confirmation Servant Ministry Opportunities Annual Shrine Holiday Gift Boutique Friday, Nov. 13: 3:30-6:30 pm OR 6:00-9:00 pm Saturday, Nov. 14: 9:30 am - 12:00 noon OR 2 noon - 2:00 pm OR 2:00 pm 4:00 pm Calling all Confirmation Candidates!!! We need your help at the 2015 Annual Shrine Holiday Gift Boutique. We need many volunteers for all of the different shifts listed above to help with various duties. (Tasks will vary but will include: helping with set up, unloading vendor's cars with their crafts, coat check, concession sales, help communicate and coordinate with the vendors during the sale, help order and distribute lunch orders, clean up/ tear down, as well as various other duties as assigned. Be sure to come before or after your shift and get a little Christmas shopping done yourself!! Please note that this project falls in the "Community Service" category in which all candidates are limited to only one project. Mrs. Jennifer DeRaad will be our site coordinator for the Gift Boutique and all volunteers will check in with her upon arrival to sign in. If you are interested in helping with this event please Mrs. Gray at with the word "Gift Boutique" in the subject line and let her know which date, time slot and JOB works best for you. Once you are confirmed she will be able to you a reflection sheet and get you any additional details you may need. Taize Service ~ Monday, November 16, 7:30 PM National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica 7th and 8th grade Confirmation candidates may attend the Monday, November 16 Prayer with Music from Taize at 7:30 pm and have it count toward one of their Servant Ministry Projects. "Many who attend the Shrine's Taize offering attest to the spiritual benefits of this monthly hour spent in prayer and song. If you are interested and able, please feel free to join this contemplative offering of the Liturgy of the Hours accompanied by meditative music in the tradition of the Taize religious community. Please enter via Heritage Hall, Twelve Mile Road parking lot entrance. Contact Mrs. Gray at or with the words "November Taize" in the subject line and she will be able to send you a Reflection Sheet to complete at home.

11 November 1, 2015 Page 11 Adult Faith Formation Growing in Prayer: Going Deep to Know God ~ Join us! Friday Morning Women s Ministry Friday, October 30 ~ 9:30 11:30 AM The cornerstone to any relationship is spending time with the one you love. The same is true for God. We grow in intimacy with Our Lord through a rich prayer life that includes many facets. Join us as we explore the various ways to pray, coming to know ourselves and God at a deeper level. We will be using the Growing in Prayer six week program developed by Manresa Retreat Center, based in the prayer traditions of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Cost is $10 per person to cover cost of materials. Growing in Prayer will lay the foundation for our upcoming study rooted in Fr. Timothy Gallagher s Discernment of Spirits. Growing in Prayer will be facilitated by Judy Maten. If you have any questions or would like to register, please contact Judy at or call Calling all Women! Living the Discerning Life Study Group Fridays beginning Friday, November 6, 9:30 11:30 AM ~ Shrine Conference Center Living as a disciple of Jesus Christ requires us to keep Christ at the center of our lives. The challenges of everyday living can easily sway us from this. How do we know we are actually following God? How can we differentiate God s will from our own desires or the temptations of the Evil One? This is where discernment comes in - getting in tune with the movement of the Holy Spirit through prayer and recognition of God s presence in our lives and actions. Following in the footsteps of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV, will lead us through the discernment process in this video series. Reflection and discussion will help all to understand how to incorporate the practice of discernment into our decision making process, leading us to an ever deepening relationship with Jesus Christ and an interior peace that leads to a loving relationship with all those in our lives. There will be a $10 material fee for the class, payable at the first meeting. Please contact Judy Maten to RSVP no later than Monday, November 2, so enough copies are prepared. You can Judy at or call Helpful, but not necessary to the class, will be the books The Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide for Everyday Living and the Reader s Guide to The Discernment of Spirits, both by Timothy Gallagher, OMV. The books provide additional reading material that can be read at home. These additional materials may be ordered from Amazon.com (around $28 for both books; the Discernment of Spirits book is also available electronically - however the Reader s Guide is not). The books are also available at Manresa Jesuit Retreat House in Bloomfield Hills as well as at Faith at Works bookstore in Troy. C.R.E.W. High School Youth Ministry C.R.E.W. High School Youth Ministry is Shrine Parish s youth group. We welcome high school aged teens in grades 9-12 from all schools. Our teens represent many different public and Catholic schools as well as homeschools. A regular youth night will start with food and gathering from 7:15 to 7:30pm. Then we discuss the day s readings and find if we can relate that to where we are in our lives. After discussion, there is a themed event for the evening and a closing prayer before 9 pm dismissal. All are welcome! If you have any questions, please contact our Youth Minister, Christine Wist at or call

12 Page 12 Shrine Herald National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica HIGH SCHOOL and ACADEMY Rooted in the Catholic tradition, Shrine Catholic High School challenges students to integrate their academic, athletic, and artistic potential as future Christian Leaders of tomorrow. At Shrine Catholic Academy we cultivate the industry, integrity, and intellect of each student in a Christ-centered middle school environment. Who will be this week s school Raffle Incentive Winner!? CONGRATULATIONS Timothy Badder of Coral Springs, FL, 1976 Graduate of Shrine Catholic High School and WINNER OF THE THIRD SCHOOL RAFFLE INCENTIVE DRAWING! $100! Receive 20% Off your entire bill at IHOP through December 31, 2015, with the Purchase of a raffle Ticket! TARGET GOAL $35,000 SUPPORT SHRINE SCHOOLS

13 November 1, 2015 Page 13 Shrine Catholic Grade School At Shrine Catholic Grade School, we try to exemplify Christ by praying, learning, and growing together. Fifth graders are using SmartBoards to improve their cursive handwriting! Our newest SmartBoard uses technology to interpret handwriting, correct flaws, and make suggestions. We are also using technology in a cross curricular project with Mrs. Szafranic, our computer teacher, to create a power point about the saint biography we read. Fifth graders, dressed as saints, will visit other classrooms to make presentations using their power points. In social studies we have also been using technology to identify the latitude and longitude of cities. We have also been busy interpreting line and circle graphs, as well as climographs. The fifth grade students have been studying persuasive writing in English class. They then took this knowledge and applied it to their realistic fiction book reports. Students had to write about their story and then try to convince others to read it. They also had to create an advertisement that would try to sell their books to others. This project all came together with an oral presentation where the students told us about their book, listed reasons why they felt we would enjoy reading it, and they were able to show off their advertisements. It was great practice with their public speaking skills, and the students really enjoyed hearing about all of the great books! In math the students have been very busy investigating decimals. They have learned how to multiply decimals together, and we are now moving into division of decimals. Science classes find us focusing on matter. We are discovering atoms and elements and recently made a model of an atom. The students are also working on an element project to learn more about a particular element of their choosing. They are excited to share their findings with the class. Our fifth graders are working hard and are the best! ~ Mrs. Babel Mrs. Gilmour Mrs. Pierscinski

14 Page 14 Shrine Herald National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica The Evangelization Corner Cultivating Your Best Habit Without prayer, nothing good happens The Five W s Once upon a time, I was a journalism major at Michigan State University, only for a year, but long enough to take a few classes on the subject. One thing I remember about learning to write stories was to use the Five W s: who, what, when, where and why, to make sure the story was written well. Let s see how the Five W s work out when used to describe evangelization. Who: Every baptized person is joined to Christ s mystical body, the Church, and enlisted into the service of the mission Jesus gave the Church: go make disciples of all nations! All the baptized are called to be the light of the world as a disciple of Jesus, intent on joyfully making Jesus known by their words and deeds. What: At the heart of evangelization is the proclamation of salvation in Jesus Christ, that He matters, that He came to die for the forgiveness of our sins because He loves us. Also, that He stands at the door of our hearts and knocks, offering a life-changing relationship with Him that will bring us into a deeper peace, love and joy than we ve ever known. When: Every waking moment is an opportunity for us to shine the love of Christ in word and deed! Sometimes you ll be able to take more time to talk about Jesus with someone, sometimes we ve got to trust that our have a great day, God bless you is loaded with the power of the Holy Spirit and can work wonders in lieu of a conversation. Where: Everywhere I go, I m gonna let it shine Why: Jesus said to them, "Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you." (Jn 20:21) This week, challenge yourself to talk to someone about Jesus, someone you normally wouldn t be inclined to speak with about Jesus. Ask the Holy Spirit to prepare you and get you ready, and you can count on a great opportunity arising. God bless your week! ~ Fr. Patrick & the Evangelization Committee Divine Mercy Chaplet Continues Just a happy reminder that on Wednesday s at 3pm in the Adoration Chapel, communal recitation of the Divine Chaplet of Mercy will continue on in petition that God will abundantly bless the efforts of the Archdiocese and Shrine to embrace and thrive in the New Evangelization. Thank you for your prayers in general for the success of the New Evangelization at Shrine they have, and will, continue to work wonders! God bless you! Girl Scouts of South Eastern Michigan Interfaith Service Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) is proud to invite all Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts and their families to attend our biennial GSSEM Interfaith Service Sunday, November 15, 2015 ~ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Temple Israel ~ 5725 Walnut Lake Road West Bloomfield, MI Theme: Considerate and Caring See the GSSEM Calendar of for details. Catholic Girls Scouts who wish to participate in the Interfaith Service should attend a meeting and rehearsal on Sunday, November 7 at 2PM at St. Basil Catholic Church in Eastpointe. Contact for additional information.

15 November 1, 2015 Page 15 Help Sponsor Teen Evangelization Tools for NCYC In November 2015, a National Shrine parish group of 72 youth and adult chaperones will attend "Here I Am Lord ~ Aquí Estoy Señor" at the National Catholic Youth Conference November in Indianapolis. The NCYC is a great experience for our youth because it allows them to meet thousands of other Catholic youth from around the country at the largest gathering of Catholic youth anywhere in the U.S! More than 23,000 attendees celebrate their Catholic faith as they share in daily Mass, talks, and workshops on faith and other topics that interest them. Would you consider a donation of $25 to help equip our teens attending NCYC with some evangelization tools to share with the youth they encounter? If you are able to help Sponsor Teen Evangelization Tools for NCYC - please send a check made out to Shrine Parish in the amount of $25. We will pool the money collected and purchase evangelization items for our entire group. Please put your donation in an envelope marked Sponsor Teen Evangelization Tools for NCYC and drop it off at the Shrine rectory office or you can mail it to: The National Shrine Basilica, 2100 West Twelve Mile Road, Royal Oak, Michigan Thank you for your support. Any questions please c o n t a c t C i n d y R o m a n o a t c i n d c i n d y r o m a n o. c o m

16 Page 16 Shrine Herald National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica Great Things are Happening at the Shrine! Go to Safe Harbor Grief Support Every other Thursday, 7:00-8:30 PM 3233 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, MI For information call Susan Varady FALL SERIES: November 5 November 19 December 3 December 17 Will this pain ever end? Do I want it to? Finding your new normal Special days and Holidays Memories Safe Harbor is a free grief support group that will give you the opportunity to share your experience of loss in a safe and non-threatening environment. You will be able to hear other peoples stories, get information about the grief process and discover new ways to cope with the way your life has changed. MATCHING GIFT OPPORTUNITY Many parishioners, alumni, friends and guests have made a sacrificial offering over a period of three to five years in support of Fulfilling our Commitment ~ Renewing our Mission. We understand that, for many reasons, some have been unable to contribute financially. We sincerely ask for your prayers for the success of this campaign if you are in that position. If you have not yet made a decision, we encourage you to consider a one-time donation of any amount or a donation for a period of three to five years. We have been blessed with two challenge grants. The Steve Doman Challenge Grant is offered to all alumni that have been inducted into the Shrine Hall of Fame. Hall of fame members that make their commitment between June 15, 2015 and December 31, 2015, will have their gifts to the campaign matched $1 for $1 up to $50,000. The Fisher Family Challenge Grant is a $1 for $1 match up to $75,000 offered to all alumni that have not made a gift to Shrine over the last six years. Please contact the Development Office at x 455 with any questions or to confirm eligibility. We ask that you please prayerfully consider a pledge to the campaign. If you are able to contribute with a on-time donation of any amount or with a donation for a period of three to five years, we would be most grateful.

17 November 1, 2015 Page 17 Book a Tour of the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica Plan a trip with friends or relatives to visit the beautiful complex of the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica. View the spectacular artistry of sculpture and marble, the magnificent church in the round. During warmer weather, see the beauty of the gardens or walk the grounds to visit the peaceful surroundings near the St. Thérèse Chapel. Docents will guide you on your way to detail the extravagant history of the church. Groups of all sizes are welcome, from as small as one or two people to as large as busloads of up to 150 people. Please call in advance so that preparations can be made for your visit. To make arrangements, call Jack Hoolehan at x 423 or jhoolehan.shrinechurch.com. Tours are not available on weekends or holidays. Welcome! Eighth Graders from St. Joseph School Lake Orion, MI SAVE THE DATE! Christmas Celebrations Around the World Saturday, December 5 1:00-4:00 pm Followed by International Mass at 4:30 pm National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica Hosted by The Shrine Mother's Club and the Catholic Identity Committee (USB) Music, Dance, Food, and More Come experience the joy of the season with an international journey through several different countries If you would like to participate in this event please contact We would love to hear from you!

18 Page 18 Shrine Herald National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica Mary s Mantle Keepsakes of the Kingdom Gala Saturday November 7, 2015, at Sacred Heart Major Seminary The evening begins at 5pm with a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated by Bishop Donald Hanchon Buffet dinner follows Mass and the evening includes a presentation of the Patron of Life Award to Teresa Tomeo plus silent and live auction. Tables of eight available for $250 ~ Individual tickets $55 Mary s Mantle is a residential program meeting the needs of women who face an unplanned pregnancy and who are homeless.

19 November 1, 2015 Page 19 National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica Perpetual Mass Enrollment Cards The National Shrine of the Little Flower has a beautiful six page perpetual Mass card available at the Parish rectory office and the National Shrine gift shop. With this enrollment, the person or persons, living or deceased, will be remembered in a Mass once a month at the National Shrine on or near the first Friday of each month. The Masses will be celebrated every month in perpetuity. The suggested offering for the enrollment card and a card suitable to be given to family or individuals is $25 per card. Reporting Sexual Abuse To inform the Archdiocese of Detroit regarding the sexual abuse of minors by priests, deacons, and other church personnel and/or to speak to the Victim Assistance Coordinator, contact A caller will be requested to provide his or her name and telephone number. All calls regarding complaints of sexual abuse will be returned in a timely manner. This toll free telephone number has been established as part of an effort by the Detroit archdiocese to protect children, young people, and other vulnerable people in our schools, parishes, and ministries. This line is for reporting suspected sexual misconduct or child abuse within archdiocesan institutions and ministries only. Persons with complaints not involving clergy or church personnel should refer to the archdiocesan web site at for contact information for civil authorities. NATIONAL SHRINE of the Little Flower Parish Office 2100 West Twelve Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI Pastoral Staff Parish Main Number Very Reverend Robert J. Fisher, Rector... ext 415 Rev. Joseph Lang, Associate... ext 412 Rev. Ryan Adams, Associate... ext 419 Rev. Patrick Gonyeau, Associate... ext 416 Rev. Mr. Paul Graney, Rev. Mr. Thomas R. Avery, Deacon Christian Service... ext 411 Director of Liturgical Music, Mr. Rob Abbott... ext 442 Parish Education & Religious Formation Staff Shrine Catholic High School and Academy, 3500 West 13 Mile Rd. Royal Oak Principal, Mr. Thomas Oppat Shrine Catholic Grade School, 1621 Linwood, Royal Oak Principal, Mrs. Sharon Dixon Director of Admissions, Mrs. Meg Armstrong Religious Education Office Coordinator, Mrs. Renee Cramer Preschool & Elementary Coordinator, Mrs. Janie Lynch Youth Minister (9-12 grades), Mrs. Christine Wist Grades 7/8 Religious Formation, Mr. Michael Reece Director of RCIA and Adult Formation, Mr. John LaCroix Parish Staff Chief Financial Officer, Mrs. Andrea Safranski... ext 432 Director of Development, Mr. Marty Alves... ext 455 Director Annual Fund & Alumni Relations, Elizabeth Rademacher ext 2503 Development Assistant, Ms. Brenda Braidwood... ext 420 Bookkeeper, Mrs. Tracy Vincent... ext 422 Parish Receptionist, Mrs. Charlene Lewandowski... ext 410 Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Kathy Morris ext 448 National Shrine Director, Church Tours/Gift Shop, Mr. Jack Hoolehan... ext 423 Office Hours Monday - Friday... 9 am - 8:30 pm... Closed for Lunch between 12 Noon and 1 pm Saturday... 9 am - 2:30 pm Sunday... 9 am -12:30 pm Emergencies handled any time. Please limit other visits/phone calls to the above times Church Hours Monday - Friday... 5:30 am - 5 pm Saturday... 7:30 am - after 6:30 pm Mass Sunday... 6:30 am - after 6:00 pm Mass Gift Shop Hours (x423) Monday - Friday... 1 pm - 4 pm Masses Sunday... 7:30, 9:00, 10:45 am, 12:30, 6:00 pm Saturday... 8:30 am, 4:30 pm, 6:30 pm Weekday... 6:30, 8:30 am Holy Day... 6:30, 8:30 am, 12:00 noon, 7:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation After 6:30 am Mass weekdays; Saturdays 3-4:30 pm and after the 4:30 pm Mass Sacrament of Baptism Sunday at 2 pm. Please contact Charlene Lewandowski in the Parish Office at ext 410 Sacrament of Marriage Parish members, please contact Charlene Lewandowski in the Parish Office at ext 410 at least six months in advance Spiritual Care for the Sick and Homebound Please notify the Parish Office if there is an illness, hospitalization or need for homebound ministry. We will do our best to provide spiritual support for our parishioners. Parish Tours Docents are on duty from 10 am - 4 pm Monday - Friday except during services. To schedule groups of ten or more call Jack at x423 or Shrine Herald Submissions are due Monday by 1 pm. Articles should be ed to to be considered for publication. For questions and/or comments, please contact the Shrine Herald Editor. While we urge our readers to consider patronizing our advertisers, we cannot and do not endorse their conduct or performance. For information on advertising in the Shrine Herald, please call ext

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