Upcoming Events › Ann Arbor
April 28, 2015
“Tobacco Cessation and Addiction Recovery” will be presented on Tuesday April 28, 2015; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Anna Byberg, LLMSW, CAADC; Program Coordinator, Dawn Farm Spera Recovery Center; and Aaron Suganuma, BSW. Despite downward trends in the prevalence of tobacco use in the general population, tobacco use remains a significant problem among people with alcohol/other drug addiction. Research has demonstrated that tobacco cessation has positive effects on recovery and relapse rates, and a smoke-free policy does not adversely affect treatment retention. This program will describe the prevalence of tobacco addiction among people with alcohol and other drug addictions, the relationship between tobacco use and recovery, and information on tobacco cessation techniques targeted to people with alcohol/other drug 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 28, 2014
(Sundays, 9/28, 10/26, and 11/9) Are you enthused about Pope Francis’ Franciscan approach to spirituality? The Solanus Casey Center is offering a Fall Franciscan Series free of charge. Facilitated by internationally known Franciscan experts, we will be examining the charism of St. Francis. All are welcome.
September 29, 2014
Our Faith tells us that God exists. Now, Science is offering us evidence that God exists. Science presents evidence that God not only exists but that God is intimately involved in the evolutionary process. Come and share in a Seminar that explores, in clear and understandable visualization, the scientific wonders of God’s existence. On Monday, September 29, 2014, at St. Ann Catholic Church located in Augusta, Michigan at 12648 East D Avenue, Karlo Broussard from the Magis Center of Reason and Faith will be exploring From Nothing To Cosmos: God and Contemporary Science. Come for the entire Seminar: Holy Mass at 5:45 pm.; Light Supper at 6:30 pm; Presentation from 7 to 8:30 pm. Free Will Offering. Inquires and reservations please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 1-269-383-0292 with how many will be attending.
October 18, 2014
Craft Show, Raffle, and Bake Sale, with an appearance by Richard L. Baldwin (with his new mystery “Murder at the Stadium”.
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 30, 2014
The National Shrine of the Little Flower celebrates the life of St. Therese with an evening of reflection and prayer with special guest speaker Msgr. Eugene Morris.
The “little way” is an image that St. Therese translated into her understanding of being a disciple of Jesus Christ, of seeking holiness of life in the ordinary and the everyday and her commitment to the tasks and to the people we meet in our everyday lives. Therese’s spirituality is of doing the ordinary, with extraordinary love. She lived each day with an unshakable confidence in God’s love. “What matters in life,” she wrote, “is not great deeds, but great love.”
“I will spend my heaven doing good on earth. I will let fall a shower of roses.”
We will celebrate this evening by recognizing two individuals, two faith-filled people who model the characteristics of St. Therese. Individuals who nurture the National Shrine of the Little Flower’s community through service, stewardship, and involvement based on the spirit of St. Therese.
We are honored to recognize The National Shrine of the Little Flower’s former beloved pastor, Fr. Edward Prus and Deby Schlapprizzi, a national speaker and lecturer on matters of faith and morals, as this year’s recipients of the “Little Way” Award.
September 24, 2014
Ann Arbor 40 Days For Life News! From September 24 – November 2, our community will be taking part in the Fall Campaign for 40 Days for Life. Our first organizational meeting, will be held at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, August 26 in the St. Francis of Assisi Church Library at 2250 E. Stadium Blvd in Ann Arbor. The church library is just inside the main church doors and to the right Follow up meetings will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 2nd, 9th and 16th. If you can help with planning, but you can only meet in the daytime or via the phone, please let me know. We will especially need help with the 40 day prayer vigil, which will take place at 3100 Professional Drive in Ann Arbor. If you would be willing to help schedule members of your faith community to take part in the prayer vigil, please contact Sandie Weathers, campaign director, 40 Days For Life Ann Arbor at email@example.com or 734-657-1936. For updates go to: http://pro-lifeactionnetworkblog.blogspot.com/. “I can’t do everything, but I won’t refuse to do the one thing I can do.”
October 5, 2014
The 2014 Ann Arbor Area Life Chain will take place on Sunday, Oct. 5th from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the intersection of Washtenaw Ave. and Huron Parkway in Ann Arbor. Please join us and make a stand for life. Again this year we will be collecting new and gently used baby items for area Pregnancy Help Centers. Life Chain is a peaceful, prayerful, legal, family friendly, nationwide PRO-LIFE demonstration. Family friendly signs will be available at all corners of the intersection. A $2 donation per family would be greatly appreciated. For info call Marilyn at 734-973-2422 or email Sandie at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Ann Arbor Area Life Chain is organized by the Prolife Action Network and area churches. For updates go to: http://pro-lifeactionnetworkblog.blogspot.com/. To locate other Life Chain sites go to: www.lifechain.net. “Rescue those unjustly sentenced to death, don’t stand back and let them die.” Proverbs 24:11
September 23, 2014
Pope Francis has set an example for all of us to share our faith with a broken and hurting world. St. Paul Street Evangelization has equipped thousands of ordinary Catholics with simple, effective tools to share the faith in the circumstances of their every day life. Adam Janke, program director for St. Paul will be at St. Albert the Great on September 23 for a 90 minute presentation and discussion in our social hall from 7-8:30 PM. St. Albert the Great: 4855 Parker Street, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125
September 27, 2014
9th Annual Oktoberfest at St. Joseph Church!
Authentic German food & seasonal Oktoberfest beer
Live music & entertainment!
Saturday, September 27, 2014
4:00 p.m. English Mass
Festival Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
11:30 a.m. German Mass celebrated by Archbishop Allen Vigneron
Festival Hours: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
German Dancers 1:30 p.m.
Choral Festival 3:00 p.m.
Church tours following each Mass and the Choral Festival
Attic Treasures Tent. Raffle: Grand Prize $1,000
Handicap Accessible, Secure Parking
www.facebook.com/MDM.StJoseph – including Oktoberfest event page