Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pilgrimage Success!

Other than a sprained foot, a sprained ankle, and probably more than a few blisters the Pilgrimage for Christian Culture down Woodward Avenue went very well. Over 40 young adults participated in the activities which included a skit about Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, Mass in the Extraordinary form for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist at Shrine of the Little Flower (pictures), 3 ordinary form Masses, and of course plenty of walking, praying, and singing. We had Latin Rite participants from 4 (arch)dioceses (Detroit, Lansing, Saginaw, and Chicago), 3 Chaldeans, and one Syro-Malabar.

I have many pictures including some of historic Churches of course. I hope to have more time to post these! For now here is one of the group upon entering the city of Detroit.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Young Adult Pilgrimage in Detroit

Readers, I have been busy not only with work, but with planning. I am part of a group planning a pilgrimage starting at St. Vincent de Paul in Pontiac, following mostly along Woodward Avenue and ending at the Detroit River. As this is over 30 miles this is a 2 day affair.

Day 1 (June 24th, the Solemnity of St. John the Baptist) will start with Holy Mass celebrated at the aforementioned St. Vincent de Paul, part of the newly formed Pontiac community parish of St. Damien of Molokai. Our first major stop is St. Hugo of the Hills where we will have lunch and an opportunity to view the beautiful stone chapel on their sprawling campus. We shall pay a visit to Manresa, the Jesuit retreat center. Our first day concludes at Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak where we will have dinner, confessions available, a skit about St. Pier Giorgio Frassati, a mass for those unable to make the early one, and the opportunity for Adoration in Shrine's perpetual Adoration chapel. We will be sleeping in the area.

Day 2 (June 25th) starts with morning prayer followed by Shrine's 8:30 am Mass followed by breakfast. After breakfast our journey resumes. We will stop by St. James in Ferndale for lunch. Other planned stops include St. John the Baptist Romanian Byzantine Church, Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, St. Patrick (where we will celebrate the anticipated Sunday mass), and the original site of Ste. Anne de Detroit (now denoted by a plaque).

Please consider joining us as we walk, pray, sing, and enjoy fellowship with fellow young adults.
Partial participation is allowed, so if you can do only one day, or only join us for Friday night's festivities or one of the masses that is very welcome.

More information including links to the Facebook events for day 1 and day 2 can be found at our website.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Upcoming Church Tour: June 10th

Hey readers, I saw that some people found the site looking for Church tours, so I thought I should give a heads up regarding an upcoming tour.

Next weekend is the Call to Holiness conference. An optional part of the conference is a church tour on Friday June 10th. I am not sure if there are any spots available at this time, but give them a call and find out.

Call to Holiness Church Tour

All five churches have been featured here so you can get a preview on this very blog. Click on the appropriate "tag" below to see posts about the churches: St. Aloysius, Old St. Mary, Sweetest Heart of Mary, Holy Family, and Ste. Anne.