Friday, February 20, 2015

St. Scholastica Church

St. Scholastica Parish was established in 1928 as a child parish from St. Mary’s of Redford. It was founded by Benedictines under the direction of Fr. Philip Bartoccetti, OSB. About a dozen people attended the first Mass on Christmas Day, 1928, in a small wood-frame church. A parish hall was added in 1935 followed by the St. Sylvester Monastery, a grade school, convent, and Benedictine High School.

The parish originally had 35 families and grew to a peak of nearly 3,000 families in the 1960s. The current church is located on W. Outer Drive, just west of Southfield Freeway, and built in 1965.

Mosaics are found along the walls of the main entrance and at the back of the sanctuary.

The baptismal font is located near the narthex and in front of a mosaic depicting the Baptism of the Lord.

Long bands of stained-glass windows top the side walls of the church.

Several archways are found at the main entrance and each one features a stained-glass depiction of a particular saint or scene.

The center scene shows the parish's patron alongside her brother, St. Benedict, and her community.

Windows at the side entrances; a large Infant of Prague stands in front of the lectern.

The back of the sanctuary features Gospel references as well as icons of Benedictine saints.

A metal baldachin hangs over the altar. The tabernacle stands in a recess between the altar and a rear chapel.

Mass is celebrated in the chapel at 8:00am, Tuesday–Friday, and 9:00am on Saturday. Saturday Vigil Mass is at 4:30pm and Sunday Mass is at 10:00am. Confessions are heard 30 minutes before each Mass.

Five priests, nine seminarians, and two transitional deacons from the Companions of the Cross reside at the rectory. Among them, Fr. Michael Scherrey, CC, is the current pastor.

For more info: parish websiteCompanions of the Cross

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Encounter: 11-Week Program on Lay Evangelization

St. Christopher Church
11-week program on Tuesdays, 7:00pm-9:00pm, starting February 24
Each week will cover a different topic related to evangelization and apologetics
Includes an offsite, weekend retreat April 17–19
Begins with a light meal, followed by praise & worship music, a presentation and group discussion.
Presented by Body of Christ Ministry (Diocese of Corpus Christi, TX)
Cost: free-will donation
Childcare: provided by the parish

Friday, February 13, 2015

Lent Schedule: Stations of the Cross and Fish Fry

Central Region churches that will have Lenten devotions and/or dinner.

All Saints
Stations of the Cross: 6:30pm every Friday
Assumption Grotto
Fish Fry & Lenten reflections: 4:00–6:30pm every Friday; $8
Stations of the Cross: 7:00pm every Friday followed by Mass
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Christ the King
Stations of the Cross: 7:00pm every Friday
Soup and Bread Dinner: Feburary 20 at 6:00pm
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Holy Cross
Stations of the Cross: Fridays at 6:00pm
Holy Redeemer
Stations of the Cross: Fridays at Noon (English) and 7:00pm (Spanish)
Our Lady Queen of Angels
Stations of the Cross: 6:00pm (English) & 7:00pm (Spanish) every Friday
St. Anne de Detroit
Stations of the Cross: Fridays at 6:00pm in the chapel
St. Bonaventure Monastery
Lenten Series: Do You Believe?
Wednesdays, February 25–April 1
Noon Mass, reflection, soup & bread ($3 donation recommended)
Fridays: Bible Study at Noon
St. Charles Borromeo
Stations of the Cross: 6:30pm every Friday followed by soup dinner and bible study
St. Cunegunda
Stations of the Cross: 5:00pm (Polish) every Friday
St. Florian
Fridays: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 3:00pm-6:00pm, followed by Mass in Polish
St. Francis D'Assisi–St. Hedwig
Wednesdays: 6:00pm Stations and 7:00pm Mass, both in Spanish, at St. Hedwig
Thursdays: 6:00pm Stations and 7:00pm Mass, both in Spanish, at St. Francis D'Assisi
Fridays: 6:00pm Stations, alternate between St. Francis and St. Hedwig
     Stations at St. Hedwig: February 20, March 6, March 20
     Stations at St. Francis: February 27, March 13, March 27
Fish Fry at St. Francis every Friday: 11:00am–6:00pm
     Dinners include fish, fries, coleslaw, fruit, bread, dessert, and beverage
     Adults: $9, Children: $6
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St. Gabriel
Stations of the Cross: 7:00pm, in Spanish, on Fridays
St. Jude
Stations of the Cross: Every Friday of Lent, after 8:30am Mass and at 7:00pm
(Old) St. Mary (Greektown)
Stations of the Cross: Fridays at 11:45am followed by 12:15pm Mass; Mass followed by Exposition and Adoration until 2:30pm
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St. Peter Claver 
Stations of the Cross: 6:30pm Every Friday during Lent (except February 20)
Fish Fry every Friday: 11:00am–6:00pm 
     Entreé: catfish or whiting
     Sides (included with dinner): choice of spaghetti, coleslaw, or green beans
     Dessert (included with dinner): cake
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SS. Peter & Paul (downtown)
Stations of the Cross: Fridays at 5:15pm
SS. Peter & Paul (west side)
Stations of the Cross: Every Friday during Lent; 6:00pm (Polish) and 7:00pm (English)
Gorzkie żale, a traditional Polish devotion, after all 10:30am Sunday Masses during Lent
Fish Fry:  4pm–7pm every Friday except Good Friday
     Entreé: choice of shrimp, fried or baked cod
     Sides:  choice of fries, macaroni & cheese, lazy pierogi (pasta and sauerkraut)
     Beverages: coffee/tea included, pop/bottled water are $1
     salad bar included with dinner 
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St. Philomena
Mass & Stations of the Cross: 9:00am on Fridays
St. Raymond – Our Lady of Good Counsel
Fish Fry: February 18 & 20, 11:00am–7:00pm
Stations of the Cross: 1:00pm on Fridays
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St. Scholastica

Stations of the Cross: 7:00pm every Friday
St. Stephen – Mary, Mother of the Church
Stations of the Cross: 6:00pm, in Spanish, every Friday
St. Thomas Aquinas
Stations of the Cross: 12:30pm (English) & 6:00pm (Spanish) every Friday
Sweetest Heart of Mary
Fridays: 6:00pm Stations & 6:30pm Mass
Fish Fry:  3pm–8pm Ash Wednesday and every Friday of Lent
     Entreé: choice of baked flounder, fried shrimp, lemon-baked cod, pierogi dinner, or beer-battered cod.
     Dinner includes:  coleslaw, bread, coffee, and choice of either French fries, baked potato or macaroni & cheese.