Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas & New Year's Mass Schedules

Below is a partial schedule of Christmas and New Year's Masses in Detroit and Hamtramck. All Masses are in English unless otherwise noted.

Reminder: both Christmas and New Year's (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God) are holy days of obligation.

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All Saints
313-841-1428 | bulletin
7824 W Fort St., Detroit, MI 48209
Christmas Eve: 3:30pm Carols, 4:00pm Mass (English); 6:00pm (Spanish)
Christmas Day: 9:30am (English), Noon (Spanish)

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Assumption Grotto
313-372-0762 | website | bulletin | schedule
13770 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, MI 48205
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm; 11:30pm music, Midnight Mass (Tridentine & Orchestral)
Christmas Day: 6:30am, 9:30am (Tridentine) and Noon
New Year's Eve: 4:00pm; 11:00pm Mass followed by Benediction, rosary, and potluck social
New Year's Day: 6:30am, 9:30 (Tridentine) and Noon

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Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament
313-865-6300 | bulletin
9844 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
Christmas Eve: 11:30 music, Midnight Mass (Archbishop Vigneron to celebrate)
Christmas Day: 11:00am

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Christ the King
313-532-1211 | website | bulletin
2080 Grand River, Detroit, MI 48219
Christmas Eve: 5:00pm & 10:00pm
Christmas Day: 10:00am
New Year's Day: 11:00am

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Corpus Christi
313-537-5770 | website
19800 Pembroke, Detroit, MI 48219
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm, 9pm Carols, 10:00pm
Christmas Day: 10:00am
New Year's Day: 10:00am

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Gesu
313-862-4400 | website | bulletin
17180 Oak Dr., Detroit, MI 48221
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm, 10:00pm Carols, 10:30pm
Christmas Day: 10:30am
New Year's Eve: 10:30pm
New Year's Day: 10:30am

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Good Shepherd
313-822-1262 | website | bulletin
1265 Parkview, Detroit, MI 48214
Christmas Eve: 6:00pm music, 6:30pm Mass
Christmas Day: 10:00am

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Holy Cross (Hungarian) Parish
313-842-1133 | website | schedule
8423 South St., Detroit, MI 48209
Christmas Eve: 4:30pm Carols, 5:00pm Mass (English, Hungarian, & Latin)
Christmas Day: 10:30am Mass (English, Hungarian, & Latin)
St. Stephen's Day (Dec. 26): 9:00am Mass
New Year's Eve: 4:00pm (English)
New Year's Day: 10:30am (English, Hungarian, & Latin)

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Holy Family
313-963-2046
641 Chrysler Freeway, Detroit, MI 48226
Christmas Eve: 11:30pm music, Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 11:30am (Italian)
New Year's Day: 9:30am (Latin & English), 11:30am (Italian)

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Most Holy Redeemer
313-842-3450 | bulletin
1721 Junction, Detroit, MI 48209 
Christmas Eve: 4:30pm (English), Midnight (Bilingual)
Christmas Day: 8:00am (English), 10:00am (Spanish) & Noon (Spanish)
New Year's Eve: 7:00pm (Spanish)
New Year's Day: 8:30am (English) & Noon (Spanish)

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Most Holy Trinity
313-965-4450 | schedule
1050 Porter St., Detroit, MI 48226-2405
Christmas Day: 11:00am
New Year's Day: 11:00am (Bilingual)

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Nativity of Our Lord
313-922-0033 | website
5900 McClellan, Detroit, MI 48213
Christmas Eve: 5:00pm; 11:30pm

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Our Lady of the Rosary
313-875-2719 | website
5930 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48202
Christmas Eve: 7:00pm
Christmas Day: 9:30am

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Our Lady Queen of Apostles
313-891-1520 | bulletin
3851 Prescott, Hamtramck, MI 48212
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm & Midnight
Christmas Day: 8:00am; 9:30am (Polish)
New Year's Eve: 5:30pm
New Year's Day: 8:00am; 9:30am (Polish)

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Our Lady Queen of Angels (Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish)
313-897-8160 bulletin
4200 Martin St., Detroit, MI 48210
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm Children's Mass (Bilingual)
Christmas Day: 10:00am (English)

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Our Lady Queen of Heaven
313-891-4553 | bulletin
8200 Rolyat, Detroit, MI 48234
Christmas Eve: 3:30pm music, 4:00pm Mass
Christmas Day: 10:00am
New Year's  Eve: 4:00pm
New Year's Day: 10:00am

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Presentation-Our Lady of Victory
313-342-1333
19760 Meyers, Detroit, MI 48235
*Mass times unknown*

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Sacred Heart
313-831-1356 | website | bulletin
1000 Eliot, Detroit, MI 48207
Christmas Eve: 10:30pm Music, 11:30pm Mass
Christmas Day: 8:00am, 10:00am
New Year's Eve: 11:30pm
New Year's Day: 10:00am

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St. Albertus
313-831-9727 | website
4231 St. Aubin, Detroit, MI 48207
Christmas Eve: Midnight Mass (11:30pm music) 

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St. Aloysius
313-237-5810 | schedule
1234 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226-1825
Christmas Eve: 3:00pm church opens, 3:30pm children's nativity, 4:00pm Mass
Christmas Day: NO Mass
New Year's Eve: NO Mass
New Year's Day: NO Mass

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Ste. Anne de Detroit
313-496-1701 | website | bulletin
1000 Sainte Anne St., Detroit, MI 48216
*All Masses are bilingual
Christmas Eve: 5:00pm & 10:00pm
Christmas Day: 11:00am
New Year's Day: 11:00am

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SS. Andrew & Benedict
313-381-1184 | website | bulletin
2430 South Beatrice, Detroit, MI 48217
Christmas Day: 11:00am

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St. Augustine & St. Monica
313-921-4107 | website
4151 Seminole St., Detroit, MI 48214
Christmas Day: 10:00am

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St. Cecilia (St. Charles Lwanga Parish)
313-933-6788
10400 Stoepel St., Detroit, MI 48204
Christmas Eve: 11:30pm music, Midnight Mass

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St. Charles Borromeo
313-331-0253 website
1491 Baldwin St., Detroit, MI 48214
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm & 8:00pm
Christmas Day: 11:00am
New Year's Eve: 11:00pm

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St. Christopher
313-584-7460 | website | bulletin
7800 Woodmont Ave., Detroit, MI 48228
Christmas Day: 11:00am (Bilingual)
New Year's Eve: 4:00pm  (Bilingual)

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St. Cunegunda
313-843-4717 | bulletin
5900 St. Lawrence, Detroit, MI 48210
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm
Christmas Day: 11:00am
New Year's Day: 11:00am

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St. Elizabeth
313-921-9225
3138 East Canfield, Detroit, MI 48207
*No Mass at this location, ALL Masses are at Sacred Heart*

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St. Florian
313-871-2778 | website | bulletin
2626 Poland St., Hamtramck, MI 48212
Christmas Eve: Kolędy (Polish Christmas Carols) at 11:30pm; Midnight Mass (Polish & English)
Christmas Day:  10:00am (Polish), Noon (English)
New Year's Eve: 6:30pm (Polish & English)
New Year's Day: 10:00am (Polish), Noon (English), 6:30pm (Polish)

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St. Francis D'Assisi
313-894-5409 | bulletin
4500 Wesson, Detroit, MI 48210
Christmas Eve: Midnight
New Year's Day: 10:00am

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St. Gabriel
313-841-0753 | website | bulletin
8118 West Vernor, Detroit, MI 48209
Christmas Eve: 6:00pm (Spanish)
Christmas Day: Noon (Spanish)
New Year's Eve: 5:30pm (Spanish)
New Year's Day: 11:00am (Spanish)

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St. Hedwig 
313-894-5409 | bulletin
3245 Junction, Detroit, MI 48210
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm, 7:00pm (Spanish)
Christmas Day: Noon (Spanish)
New Year's Eve: 3:00pm-4:00pm Adoration; 4:00pm Mass
New Year's Day: Noon (Spanish)

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St. Hyacinth
313-922-1507 | bulletin website
3151 Farnsworth, Detroit, MI 48211
Christmas Eve: 9:30pm kolędy, 10:00pm Mass (Bishop Hanchon to celebrate)
Christmas Day: 11:00am
New Year's Eve: 4:00pm
New Year's Day: 11:00am

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St. Josaphat (Mother of Divine Mercy Parish)
313-831-6659 | website | bulletin
715 E. Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201
Christmas Eve: 10:00pm (Bishop Reiss to celebrate)
Christmas Day: 9:30am (Tridentine)
New Year's Day: 9:30am (Tridentine)

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St. Joseph (Mother of Divine Mercy Parish)
313-831-6659 | website | bulletin
1828 Jay St., Detroit, MI 48207
Christmas Eve: 11:30pm Choral Prelude, Midnight Solemn High Tridentine Mass
Christmas Day: 11:30am
New Year's Day: 11:30am 

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St. Jude
313-527-0380 |  website | bulletin
15889 East Seven Mile, Detroit, MI 48205
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm; 11:30pm music, Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 10:00am 
New Year's Eve: 4:00pm
New Year's Day: 10:00am

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St. Ladislaus Church (St. John Paul II Parish)
313-305-7394  | bulletin
2730 Caniff, Hamtramck, MI 48212
*No Mass at this location, ALL Masses are at Transfiguration Church*

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St. Leo (St. Charles Lwanga Parish)
313-933-6788
4860 15th St., Detroit, MI 48208
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm

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St. Mary of Redford
313-273-1100 website | bulletin
14750 Saint Marys St., Detroit, MI 48227
Christmas Eve: 5:15pm Children's Mass; 8:30pm music, 9:00pm Mass
Christmas Day: 11:00am Mass
New Year's Day: 11:00am 

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(Old) St. Mary (Greektown)
313-961-8711 | website | bulletin
646 Monroe, Detroit, MI 48226
Christmas Eve: 5:00pm music, 5:30pm Orchestral Mass; 11:00pm music; 11:40 blessing of crèche; Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 8:30am, 10:00am (Latin Choral), Noon (orchestra and choir)
New Year's Eve: 5:30pm
New Year's Day: 12:15pm

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St. Matthew
313-884-4470 | bulletin
6021 Whittier, Detroit, MI 48224
Christmas Eve: 10:00pm
Christmas Day: 10:00am
New Year's Day: 10:00am

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St. Moses the Black
313-868-4308 | bulletin
1125 Oakman, Detroit, MI 48238
Christmas Eve: 10:00pm
Christmas Day: 10:00am

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St. Patrick
313-833-0857schedule
58 Parsons, Detroit, MI 48201
Christmas Eve: 7:30pm
Christmas Day: NO Mass
New Year's Eve: NO Mass
New Year's Day: NO Mass

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S.S. Peter & Paul (Jesuit)
313-961-8077 | bulletin
438 Saint Antoine St., Detroit, MI 48226 
Christmas Eve: 4:30pm music, 5:00pm Mass
Christmas Day: Noon Mass
New Year's Eve: NO Mass
New Year's Day: NO Mass
parking available in UDM lot behind the church on Larned Street.

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S.S. Peter & Paul (west side)
313-846-2222 | website | bulletin
7685 Grandville, Detroit, MI 48228
Christmas Eve: 4:30pm; 11:30pm music (Polish kolędy); Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 10:30am (Polish) and Noon (English)
New Year's Eve: 7:00pm (Polish and English)
New Year's Day: 11:00am (English)

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St. Peter Claver (formerly St. Francis de Sales)
313-342-5292 | website | bulletin
10600 Fenkell, Detroit, MI 48238 
Christmas Eve: 7:30pm music, 8:00pm Mass
Christmas Day: 10:00am
New Year's Day: 10:00am

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St. Philomena
313-882-4300 bulletin
4281 Marseilles, Detroit, MI 48224
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm, 6:00pm
Christmas Day: 9:00am, 11:00am
New Year's Day: 11:00am

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St. Raymond–Our Lady of Good Counsel
313-527-0525 | website
20103 Joann, Detroit, MI 48205
Christmas Eve: 5:00pm
Christmas Day: 10:30am
New Year's Day: 10:30am

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St. Scholastica
313-531-0140
17320 Rosemont, Detroit, MI 48219
Christmas Eve: 4:30pm
Christmas Day: 10:00am
New Year's Eve: 7:00pm
New Year's Day: 8:00am

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St. Stephen/Mary Mother of the Church (Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish)
313-841-0783 | bulletin
4329 Central, Detroit, MI 48210
Christmas Eve: 10:00pm (Spanish)
Christmas Day: 11:00am (Spanish)
New Year's Eve: 7:00pm (Spanish)

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St. Suzanne/Our Lady Gate of Heaven
313-838-6780 | bulletin
9357 Westwood, Detroit, MI 48228
Christmas Eve: 7:00pm music, 7:30pm Mass
Christmas Day: 9:00am

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St. Thomas Aquinas
313-271-3266 l | website bulletin
5780 Evergreen, Detroit, MI 48228
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm  (Bilingual)
New Year's Day: 11:00am (Bilingual)

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Sweetest Heart of Mary (Mother of Divine Mercy Parish)
313-831-6659 | website | bulletin
Russell St., Detroit, MI 48207
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm Children's Mass; 11:30 music, Midnight Mass (Bishop Hanchon to celebrate) 
Christmas Day: 10:00am 
New Year's Eve: 4:00pm

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Transfiguration Church (St. John Paul II Parish)
313-305-7394  | bulletin
5830 Simon K, Detroit, MI 48212
Christmas Eve: 9:00pm (English)
Christmas Day: 9:00am (Polish), 10:30am (English)
New Year's Day: 10:00am

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Please comment on any errors or additions.
S.S. Peter & Paul (west side)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Advent Opportunities for Confession

Reminder: A sacramental confession to a priest, at least once a year, is a precept of the Church and Advent is an ideal time to do so.


OLD ST. MARY'S
Weekdays: 11:45am-12:05pm; (Mass at 12:15pm)

ST. MATTHEW
Monday, December 15, 7:00pm

at least two priests present for confessions
Tuesday, December 16, 1:00pm & 7:00pm
Wednesday, December 17, 1:00pm & 6:00pm; (Mass at 7:00pm)

Thursday, December 18, 7:00pm

Friday, December 19, 11:30am-Noon; 12:15pm Mass

ASSUMPTION GROTTO
Saturday, December 20, 2:30pm-3:30pm (Mass at 4:00pm)
Tuesday, December 23, 6:00pm-7:00pm (Mass at 7:00pm)

ST. MARY'S OF REDFORD
Saturday, December 20, 3:00pm (Mass at 4:00pm)
Tuesday, December 23, Noon

SOLANUS CASEY CENTER
Monday through Saturday on the hour at: 10am, 11am, Noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
(Except Holidays)

In addition, most churches hear confessions on Saturday afternoons and/or before Sunday Mass.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Nativity of Our Lord Parish


Nativity of Our Lord was established in 1911 in what was, at the time, the unincorporated village of Leesville. Prior to this, most Catholics in the area attended either St. Anthony to the south or Assumption Grotto to the north.

Founding pastor Fr. Frederick Heidenreich celebrated Mass in a school building at Gratiot and Harper until the fledgling parish built ts own school/church on McClellan Avenue a few years later. The first rectory was a converted barn. The school opened in 1914 with 400 students, a teaching staff six of Dominican Sisters and one lay teacher.

In 1916, a convent adjacent to the school was completed with the capacity to house twenty sisters. Beforehand, the sisters lived on the third floor of the school.

Edward A. Schilling of the firm Van Leyen, Shilling, Keogh and Reynolds was the architect of the permanent church while it was constructed by F. H. Goddard Co. Before construction started in 1924, Leesville was annexed by the City of Detroit and Nativity’s membership had grown enough to justify construction of the large edifice that still serves the parish today.

Even though construction was not yet complete, the first Mass held in the church was on Christmas Day, 1926. Fr. Heidenreich died in 1928 before the church was finished and his successor, Msgr. John S. Mies, oversaw the completion. Bishop Michael Gallagher dedicated the church in 1929. Fr. Bernard Geller succeeded to the pastorate in 1934 and served the parish for nearly 30 years. 

Stained-glass windows were fabricated by the Conrad Schmitt Studios of Milwaukee and installed in 1936.

Fr. Jerome Singer was appointed pastor in 1971 and maintained that role until his recent death on November 20, 2014, at the age of 77. Capuchins from St. Bonaventure are currently ministering to the parish but no long-term successor has assigned yet. Sr. Jolene Van Handel, a Dominican sister, has been at Nativity for nearly 50 years.
 

Nativity gained some parishioners following the closure of two nearby parishes: St. Anthony (1857-2006) as well as St. John Berchmans/St. Juliana (1932-2004). Nativity of Our Lord celebrated its 100th anniversary on October 9, 2011. As this time, the parish had 260 registered families.



The Detroit Mass Mob recently visited Nativity on December 7th.

Appropriate for a church by this name, an inscription on the high altar translates "come, let us adore Him," an excerpt from the Christmas hymn Adeste Fideles.

St. Anne with Child Mary, St. Joseph with Child Jesus, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus stand in the sanctuary.

Side altars to the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph are each covered by an ornate apse.


A large crucifix stands in the south transept near a window depicting St. Thomas Aquinas.

A replica of the Pieta stands in the rear of the nave, opposite a baptismal font .


Large, Corinthian columns line the aisles; murals adorn the walls of the transepts.


Floor tiles were made by Detroit's Pewabic Pottery.

Nativity of Our Lord stands near the intersection of Gratiot and I-94 on the eastside of Detroit. Saturday Vigil Mass is at 4:00pm while Sundays bring Mass at 8:30am and 11:00am. Daily Mass is celebrated every weekday, except for Wednesdays, in the rectory at 8:30am.


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100th Anniversary Mass: The Michigan Catholic
For more photos: FlickrAOD Film ServicesDetroit Mass Mob
For more info: parish website

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Upcoming events: December 11-14

Thursday, December 11
VIGIL OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
(all events are in Spanish)

Our Lady Queen of Angels
4:00pm Song and Dance
6:00pm Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Cepeda
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St. Stephen - Mary, Mother of God
9:00pm Rosary
9:50pm Group prayer
10:15pm Dance performace
10:45pm Benediction of icons
11:00pm Guitar performance
11:30pm Dance performance
Midnight Las Mañanitas (morning music and prayer)
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Friday, December 12
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
(all events are in Spanish unless otherwise noted)

All Saints Church
5:00am Las Mañanitas
7:00pm Mass
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Most Holy Redeemer Church
5:00am-7:00am Las Mañanitas (morning music and prayer)
8:30am Holy Mass
5:00pm-5:45pm Pregrinacion (procession)
6:00pm Mass celebrated by Bishop Donald Hanchon
7:15-9:30pm Mexican Dinner & Raffle
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Ste. Anne de Detroit
6:00am Las Mañanitas
7:00pm Bilingual Mass
bulletin

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St. Gabriel
5:00am Las Mañanitas
7:00pm Bilingual Mass
Potluck after Mass
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St. Stephen - Mary, Mother of God
6:00pm Rosary
7:00pm Mass
Potluck after Mass
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St. Thomas Aquinas
5:00am-7:00am Las Mañanitas
5:00pm Dance performance
6:00pm Mass
Potluck after Mass
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Friday, December 12, 8:00pm
CHRISTMAS CONCERT
St. Albertus Church
Musicians from National Shrine of the Little Flower: choir, piano, guitar, and bass
$10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free for children 12 and under.
A portion of the admission will be given to the Polish American Historical Society (the group that maintains St. Albertus)
St. Albertus | Facebook

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Saturday, December 13, 11:00am
ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE
Corpus Christi Church
parish website

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Saturday, December 13, 6:00pm-8:00pm
CRISIS PREGNANCY FUNDRAISER
Garden Bowl
Knights of Columbus hosting a bowling fundraiser for Image of God Crisis Pregnancy Center. $25 person or $40 per couple (available at the door). Prizes, raffles and 50/50.
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Sunday, December 14, 11:30am
Choral Mass for Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday)
St. Joseph Church
Mass in honor of St. John the Baptist by Jean Rene Quignard
Ave Maria by Tomas Luis Victoria
Jesu Dulcis Memoria by Georg Joseph Vogler

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Sunday, December 14, 12:30pm
Faith Examined, Explored & Developed
SS. Andrew & Benedict Church
(video series on the Catholic faith)
preceded by 11:30am Mass
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Sunday, December 14, 2:00pm-6:00pm
St. Albertus' Annual Christmas Party
Our Lady Queen of Apostles, parish hall
Catered by Polish Village Cafe; open bar
$25 at the door
St. Albertus