Calendar of Events
March 19, 2014
Join us for a spiritual talk by Fr. David Jenuwine at 3:00 pm, followed by Holy Mass at 4:00 pm, and a soup supper after Mass.
This week celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Joseph with us at Holy Family Church.
This year, St. William Catholic Church will promote the spirit of St. Joseph with charity to our entire Christian Community to participate in the Feast of St. Joseph on March 19, 2014.
The feast day celebration will include an Italian Mass which will be at 2:00PM, presided by Father Arnold D’Achille. Following the Mass, the Church congregation will process around the Church into the Church Hall for the partaking of the traditional foods of the St. Joseph Table.
In the spirit of Charity, we would be pleased to accept donations for our St. Joseph Day Table, in the way of baked sweets and savory items (please no cheese or meat). Items should be in small servings on trays and dropped off at the parish hall prior to the Mass. Also, sponsorship and / or donations are in need for Flowers, Flags, St. Joseph Medals, Prayer Cards and Programs.
Join us for Noon Mass then come to the Parish Center for the Lenten Luncheon Series:
March 12 “Biblical foundations of Catholic Social Teaching” with guest speaker, Matthew Caes, Director of the Office of Peace and Justice, Diocese of Venice. March 19 “Interpretation of Scripture for Catholics” Reading the Bible through the Lens of our Tradition. March 26 “Synoptic Summary” An Overview of Mark, Matthew and Luke (April 2—-No session due to the Parish Mission on 3/30—4/2) April 9 “Who is Jesus Christ?” Comparing Paul’s Writings & the Synoptic Gospels with the Gospel of John. April 16 “Pope Francis and Scripture” Our Holy Father’s Living Example. Presented by Dr. John “Jack” T. Conroy, Jr. Dr. Conroy received his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 2008. The focus of his study was on Hellenistic Judaism and Christian Origins. As a professor for the Rice School, he teaches extensively in both the Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian Scriptures. He and his wife, Joan, live in Naples and
attend St. Ann Parish.
Fr. Toma Behnama and the Syriac congregation of St. Toma Parish will come to Shrine to celebrate a Syriac Mass of Remembrance. We remember the 58 people who have died for their faith as well as the 78 wounded in the October 31, 2010 attacks at Our Lady of Deliverance Syriac Catholic Church. A display in Heritage Hall will feature news articles and personal stories surrounding this tragic event as well as a model of the church where this attack occurred.
Historic St. Joseph Church in Detroit will hold a Day of Prayer on its Patronal Feast, Wednesday, March 19th, in honor of St. Joseph and for economic relief of families. A full day of religious activities is planned including Masses at 7 AM, Noon (celebrated by Bishop Donald Hanchon), and 6 PM (Latin Extraordinary Form). Confession will be available before each Mass. Several devotions, including Stations of the Cross, Rosaries, Veneration of Relic, and Novena Prayers are also scheduled. Other activities include Church tours, organ recitals, and a sit-down meal from 1 PM to 5 PM. Religious items will be available and there will be on display the beautifully decorated St. Joseph’s Altar in the Parish Hall.
Faith & Ale is a ministry to Catholic Men.
All men are invited to Faith and Ale, regardless of denomination.The event includes fellowship, buffet dinner and speaker.
This month’s speaker is Fr. Robert McTeigue, SJ, Professor of Philosophy at Ave Maria University.