March 9, 2014
Fundraiser for: Mary’s Mantle in Bloomfield Hills (A Catholic home for expectant mothers) .
Pro-Life Champions (Producer of “40″). In addition. a free-will offering will be collected .
Buy tickets in advance at Emagine’s box office or on line at: http://www.emaglne-entertainment.com/buy-tickets/
40 is a documentary film that takes on the heated issue of abortion in our nation that refuses to go away.
To coincide with the recent 40th March for Life and 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Pro-Life Champions, Spirit Juice Studios and Movie to Movement have released the new powerful pro-life documentary 40. The film which began production at the 2012 March for Life in Washington D.C., presents abortion as the most important human rights issue of our time.
Directed by the producer of the award winning film Champions of Faith: Baseball Edition, John E. Morales, and from Executive Producer and Movie to Movement Founder, Jason Jones, 40 will feature inspiring stories and deeply personal interviews with champions of the pro-life movement. The film will also address some of the strongest arguments for the pro-choice position such as when life begins and “it’s my body, my choice” countered by pro-life answers from a wide array of pro-life activists, leaders and youth. Twenty- eight year-old actress Jennifer Cadena, who stared in The Roomate, Crescendo, and the upcoming film, Little Boy, narrates the 40 film.
40 features over 40 of the biggest names in the pro-life movement such as Joe Scheidler, founder of the Pro-Life Action League, Investigative journalist Lila Rose, the President of Live Action, Star Parker, Founder and President of CURE, Rebecca Kiessling, Pro-life Speaker and Conceived in rape, Serrin Foster, President of Feminists for Life, Ryan Bomberger, Founder of Radiance Foundation, Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director and senior Policy Adviser with American’s United for Life, Keith Mason, Co-founder of Personhood USA, Dr. Monica Miller, Director of Citizen for a Pro-Life Society, David Bereit, National Director of 40 Days for Life, Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, Dr. Alveda King, Director of African-American Outreach-Priests for Life, Jeanne Monahan, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund, Dr. Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union, Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, Kelsey Hazzard, President of Secular Pro-Life, and many more!
March 25, 2014
St. Michael’s annual Lenten Soup Supper will feature well-known Michigan artist Kathleen Crombie, detailing the intricate and deeply spiritual process of religious iconography. Some of Kathy’s works can be seen locally at the Divine Mercy Center and in the day chapel at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth. Her presentation will begin at 7 PM, following a simple soup supper, which will begin at 6 PM in the school cafeteria. Reservations are requested for dinner. For additional information, please see the parish website at www.livoniastmichael.org or call the parish office at 734-261-1455, ext. 207. (Ms. Crombie is also the Director of Minority Outreach for Right to Life of Michigan.)
March 12, 2014
“Michigan to Florida – AMU from Then to 10!” Presented by Michael Dauphinais, Ph.D., AMU Dean of Faculty and VP for Academic Affairs. Dr. Dauphinais, who has been with Ave Maria University since its founding in 2003, will share the interesting pilgrimage from Michigan to Naples, and finally to the town of Ave Maria. He received his doctorate in Systematic Theology from the University of Notre Dame and is a member of the American Academy of Religion and is the author of several books. RSVP with Veronica at 239-228-7089.
March 16, 2014
What is Taizé prayer? Taizé prayer is a quiet simple way of prayer designed for people of all Christian traditions. These meditative candlelit services include simple chants sung repeatedly; rich silence; and prayers of praise and intercession.
History of Taizé: These prayer services emerge from an ecumenical community of monks in Taizé, France. Brother Roger, Taize’s founder, arrived in the village of Taizé, France in 1940. In the midst of World War II, he dreamed of creating a community where reconciliation was a daily reality. He began by giving shelter to refugees of the war, especially Jews. Brother Roger recognized that the search for reconciliation was within each individual as well as within the community. Initially, the Taizé founder lived alone, until brothers from various Protestant and Catholic backgrounds followed. Today, as an ecumenical monastic community, Taizé is a sign of reconciliation. People from around the world, especially young people, come to Taizé looking for meaning in their lives as they prepare for responsibilities in their own communities.
Brother Roger writes in Songs and Prayers from Taizé:
“In a technological society, there is a clear separation between prayer and work. When inner life and human solidarity appear to be in competition with one another, as if people had to choose between them, that opposition tears apart the very depths of the soul. Prayer is a serene force at work within human beings, stirring transforming, never allowing them to close their eyes in the face of evil. From it we draw the energy to wage other struggles.”
During this Lenten season, be renewed by God through prayer, silence and searching. Taize prayer is a wonderful way to become more peaceful and centered amidst a busy life.
March 13, 2014
The Christ the King Parish Life Commission, and Ophir Crafts present: Heath McNease in Concert.
Heath will be performing Thursday, March 13th at 7:30pm, in the Parish Center Gym.Heath’s set list includes songs from his various albums including: “Weight of Glory (Songs inspired by C.S Lewis)” as well as hip hop freestyles and a wide variety of songs ranging from Leonard Coen covers to hip hop freestyles.
Tickets are $5 Pre Order (will call) or $10 at the door. $25 family rate available for Pre-ordered Tickets. To order tickets contact (734) 945-2532, email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in at Ophir Crafts (in the Westgate shopping center on Jackson Ave)
March 20, 2014
Faith & Ale is a monthly gathering of Catholic men. On March 20 we will be having our annual Spouse Night so men and their wives are invited to hear from our special guest speaker, Patrick Coffin. Patrick is the radio host of CATHOLIC ANSWERS LIVE. His message will center on the Blessed Mother and is titled, IS MARY REALLY CONTRARY? The event will take place at 6 PM at the Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers.
Reservations may be made online by visiting www.faithandale.com and clicking on the Fort Myers link. Or call Michael Lancellot at 239-940-7580
April 5, 2014
12 noon Mass (11:30 am Rosary and 11:00 am Confessions)The World Apostolate of Fatima (Saginaw Division) is sponsoring a First Saturday Mass on March 1st at 12 noon at Holy Family Church at 1525 S. Washington in Saginaw.
Confessions begin at 11:00 am and Rosary will begin at 11:30 am.
Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist invite you to join them for a gourmet dinner, silent and live auction to raise scholarship funds for Catholic educaiton. Al Kresta, our honoree, will share reflections before our live auction begins.
March 9, 2014
Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and Music Ministry Alive! presents “A Song of Celebration for Roberta” featuring David Haas, Lori True and Dan Schutte on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at 958 E. Tuscola St. in Frankenmuth. Purchase tickets by calling 989-652-8397. Concert in memory of Sr. Roberta Kolasa, SJ. All proceeds will benefit Music Ministry Alive!
April 13, 2014
Live interactive Sunday morning webcast with Christian musicians Jason Eaton Mar 23, Chris Bray Mar 30, Tamar and Aaron Chipp from Modern Day Cure Apr 6, and Noelle Garcia Apr 13. You stream the live feed to your computer by an internet connection. Great opportunity to gather a small group at church on Sundays at 10:15 am and hear songs and faith stories. See the video at http://youtu.be/D-zrEfLvLyA and visit https://www.facebook.com/events/204327666442725 for more information. Call (248) 714-5544 for tickets. Credit and debit cards accepted. Cost is $20 for each Sunday webcast.