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Calendar of Events › Ann Arbor

April 23, 2015

Heart to Heart Apostolate – An Evening with Dr. Ed Peters “Ask the Canon Lawyer”

Sacred Scripture gives witness to the importance of law in the life of God’s people. In the Old Testament the law was very important to people. Observance of law was closely associated with the spirituality of the Hebrew people. Their spirituality viewed the law as a great gift from God, based on His love. Jesus came to fulfill the law.

Canon Law, the oldest continuously functioning legal system in the western world is the internal system of the Catholic Church. The canons of the canon law exist in service of the life of God’s people. The more the Catholics understand their canonical rights and duties, the more effectively they can partake in the Church’s mission.

Dr. Edward Peters, one of the most widely-known lay canon lawyers in North America, joined the graduate faculty at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in 2005 with his appointment to the Edmund Cardinal Szoka Chair. In 2010, he was appointed a Referendary of the Apostolic Signatura by Pope Benedict XVI.

Dr. Peters will address questions which are frequently asked, such as:
“Ask the Canon Lawyer”
*How do I get my Marriage which was not in a Church “blessed” by the Church?
*Why does my non-Catholic fiancé need a Catholic annulment?
*Who qualifies as a sponsor at baptism?
*Can a parent become a Confirmation sponsor?
*What is the difference between a Church annulment and civil divorce?
*What are the proper rubrics for the Mass?
Bring your own questions!

Start: April 23, 2015 7:30 PM
End: April 23, 2015 9:00 PM
Cost: Free-will offering

April 11, 2015

Overnight Women’s Discernment Retreat

A retreat designed to open women to the work of discernment of God’s will for their life. It will be focused on religious vocations but will build tools of prayer and reflection that can help all single women seek without fear whatever God is calling them to even if it is marriage.

Start: April 11, 2015 8:30 AM
End: April 11, 2015 8:30 AM
Cost: Free

April 17, 2015

Adult Trivia Night- St Sabina-Dearborn Heigts, MI

Doors open at 6pm—Trivia starts promptly at 7pm
10 rounds of 10 Trivia Questions. Variety of Questions! Challenge your Friends!
Free popcorn all night & FREE pizza at halftime!
Fundraiser for the St. Vincent de Paul Group of St. Sabina & Our Lady of Grace parishes to help families in need. Sponsored by:Pat Milliken Ford, Todd’s Pharmacy, Midwest Healthcare, Catholic Order of Foresters, American House, Fresh Value Marketplace, and Dr. Terry Viviani, D.C., Chiropractic Physician.
$8 per person. Teams of Four:$32 ~Limit 4 persons per team.
Prizes for the top three teams: 1st Place: $100, 2nd Place: $60, 3rd Place: $40 50/50 Raffle drawn at halftime & at end of Trivia.
Ages 21 and over, please. Beer, wine coolers, refreshments & snacks available for purchase,

Start: April 17, 2015 6:00 PM
End: April 17, 2015 6:00 PM
Cost: $8 per adult (21 & over please)

May 12, 2015

Natural Family Planning (NFP) – Lake Orion

Natural Family Planning Classes

Discover a natural way to postpone or achieve pregnancy…

The art of Natural Family Planning is based on an awareness of a woman’s fertility. It is medically safe, 99% effective, very low-cost, often has a positive effect on the couple’s marriage, and is morally acceptable.

The Couple to Couple League (CCL) invites engaged and married couples of all ages to learn the sympto-thermal method (STM) of Natural Family Planning (NFP) with this three-part course. This series of three classes will be held on May 12, June 9 and July 14 (Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m.) at St Joseph Catholic Church on Lapeer Road in Lake Orion. The $140 course fee (plus s & h) includes a complete set of materials and a one-year membership.

Register for this class series or search other classes available throughout the year in various metro Detroit locations at www.ccli.org. Please register online at least one week prior to class start date in order to receive your class materials. If that is not possible, contact the teaching couple for this location, Kelly & Ron Brock at 248-969-2259.

Questions? Contact the Detroit Metro chapter of the Couple to Couple League at [email protected] or (313) 451-4NFP.

A Home Study course and virtual classes are also available; visit www.ccli.org

Start: May 12, 2015 6:00 PM
End: May 12, 2015 9:00 PM
Cost: $140 + s & h

April 16, 2015

Pregnancy Helpline’s 40th Anniversary Celebration of Life

Pregnancy Helpline will celebrate 40 years of serving Livingston County at their Celebration of Life on April 16, 2015. In 1975 Pregnancy Helpline began at St. John’s Catholic Church as a call center for women facing a crisis pregnancy, and has grown to be a limited medical clinic that mentors hundreds of parents and provides basic needs for hundreds of area infants each year.

The Celebration of Life will feature a keynote address by Ryan Bomberger, whose life story shatters the myth of the unwanted child. He shares his personal testimony with passion, humor, and irresistible emotion. Ryan is an Emmy® Award-winning creative professional who founded The Radiance Foundation and has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, Oprah and more.

The evening also includes the famous appetizer and dessert buffet, Baskets for Life theme basket challenge, and a silent auction.

Start: April 16, 2015 6:30 PM
End: April 16, 2015 9:30 PM
Cost: $20 (Pastors ffree)

March 19, 2015

At His Feet, Women In Scripture

Lenten Evening of Reflection
6:00 pm – Holy Mass
7:00 pm – Catered Lenten Meal
8:00 – Drama Ministry of At His Feet, Women In Scripture
Catherine Zardus, Magic Carpet Theatre Drama Ministry
Free will offering for Drama Minsitry

Start: March 19, 2015 6:00 PM
End: March 19, 2015 9:00 PM
Cost: $20.00

April 19, 2015

The Parable Project

The main objective of The Parable Project is to help our audience engage their imaginations with Scripture using theatre. We use humor and an interactive style to help our audience make a personal connection with the Scriptures and to inspire them to think more fully and creatively about the stories Jesus told.

Start: April 19, 2015 1:30 PM
End: April 19, 2015 3:00 PM
Cost: Free Will Offering

April 11, 2015

Fabulous Fathers Priest Talent Show with Raymond Arroyo

You will be entertained by several local priests with their talent, charm and wit. Additionally, the event includes dinner, premium bar, both live and silent auctions, and much more! Our emcee is the nationally known NY Times bestselling author and television personality Raymond Arroyo, host of the highly acclaimed show “The World Over” on the Eternal Word Television Network. It is a great opportunity to meet others in the community who want to make a difference in the lives of Catholic families by benefiting Regina Caeli Academy.. We would love to welcome you into our dynamic family of faith-filled Catholics!

Start: April 11, 2015 6:00 PM
End: April 11, 2015 11:00 PM
Cost: $55 includes Benefit Dinner, Premium Bar, Show, Auction & More

April 16, 2015


Moses is the gripping tale of God’s people being led from 400 years of captivity in Egypt to freedom on their way to the land promised to Abraham. In this moving depiction, the pages of the Bible will burst to life as you watch the Hebrews struggle to survive under the tyranny of the Pharaoh. Hope will emerge with Moses’ humble birth as a Hebrew boy providentially rescued from the river by an Egyptian princess. His education and upbringing as an Egyptian son in the house of Pharaoh himself makes him learned and wise in their ways, while being taught in his youngest years by his own Hebrew mother, he is thereby founded in the faith of his fathers. Brother will battle against brother as Moses and Ramses learn the truth of their relationship. Agony and suffering will transform into confident expectation and rejoicing. Bring plenty of tissues as Moses will evoke genuine emotion and enliven and inspire its audience.
Tickets are $7/person or $35/family for advance sales only. Tickets can be purchased online at www.drama4hsc.weebly.com or by email at [email protected]

Start: April 16, 2015 7:00 PM
End: April 16, 2015 9:30 PM
Cost: $7 per person; $35 Family of 5 or more (presale only)

May 16, 2015

AAA Race For Life

AAA Pregnancy Resource Center is hosting their 4th Annual Race for Life. The race consists of a 5K walk/run, a 10K run, and a 1-mile walk along scenic Hines Drive in Westland. The 5K, 10K and walk all start at 9:15am. Early-bird registration (by April 20th) is $20 for the 5K and $30 for the 10K. The walk is FREE.

Start: May 16, 2015 8:00 AM
End: May 16, 2015 12:00 PM
Cost: Varies
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