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Celebrate summer with the parish Tigers game

In Community Happenings on July 25, 2011 at 4:32 PM

The annual parish Tiger game outing is scheduled for August 20, 2011. Since it’s a Saturday, Mass will be at 4 p.m. to accommodate the BBQ that follows.

If you reserved tickets for the game and haven’t paid yet, send it in via the mail, offertory basket or on-line. There is still time to sign up for the BBQ; the cost is $15 per person.

Call the office, (313) 961-8077, for more information.


Don’t forget about upcoming parish activities!

In Community Happenings on July 12, 2011 at 4:31 PM

SS. Peter and Paul Parish has two fun activities coming up.

The parish picnic is this Sunday, July 17, after 11 a.m. Mass in Grosse Pointe.

Also, the annual parish trip to see a Detroit Tigers game is scheduled for August 20th, a Saturday.

Sign-up sheets for both events are in the back of the worship space.

Don’t miss out on these opportunities to get to know the other members of your parish a little better, and have a good time, too!

Join the parish feast day and good-bye celebration

In Community Happenings on June 8, 2011 at 4:51 PM

If you haven’t yet, mark your calendars for June 29. Yes, it’s the parish feast day. But it’s also the day we will gather to say good-bye to our current parish leaders, Fr. Mark George and Fr. Ben Jimenez.

The celebration will take place in the evening, with 6 p.m. Mass marking the 163rd anniversary of the parish. Dinner will be held afterward; please let the parish office know if you are planning on attending. If you’re able to bring something to the dinner, there’s a sign-up sheet in the back of the parish worship space.

Fr. George doesn’t know what his next assignment will be, although he will be spending part of the summer helping at the Catholic parish on Mackinac Island. Fr. Ben, who has directed the warming center since March 2009, will begin his tertianship, the final period of Jesuit formation.

Please come and help send off our priests!

Holy Week schedule

In Community Happenings on April 18, 2011 at 4:55 PM

There are a lot of things happening at SS. Peter and Paul Parish, so be sure not to miss anything!

Tuesday, April 19 — 5:30 p.m. rehearsal for Triduum services. (Pizza provided!) Please plan to attend if you are participating in any of the Triduum services.

Thursday, April 21 — 5:30 p.m. potluck dinner, followed by Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m.

Friday, April 22 — noon Good Friday liturgy, followed by confessions and quiet prayer until 3 p.m., when Stations of the Cross will be held.

Saturday, April 23 — NO 4 P.M. MASS. 9 p.m. Easter Vigil.

Sunday, April 24 — Easter Mass 11 a.m. NO 7:30 P.M. MASS.

Also, remember — Saturday vigil Mass moves to 5 p.m. the Saturday following Easter, April 30.

Together in Faith meeting of April 14

In Community Happenings, Parish Transition on April 15, 2011 at 4:02 PM

The Renaissance Vicariate’s Together in Faith II group met again the evening of April 14. For this session, the breakout groups focused on the buildings belonging to each of the parish communities.

Within our planning group — SS. Peter and Paul, St. Aloysius, St. Patrick, and Our Lady of the Rosary — there aren’t any properties (old convents, rectories, schools) for sale or lease, although there are a number in the rest of the vicariate. St. Aloysius is moving their parishes offices out of one building owned by the archdiocese and into another, but that’s not part of the parish itself. At SS. Peter and Paul, we lease office space to the University of Detroit Mercy Law School clinics, but that space is currently in a lease. (Meaning, we’re not currently looking for tenants.)

We also discussed the seating capacity of the parishes. With an official total of 500 seats, SS. Peter and Paul can easily accommodate more Mass-goers. And although daily Mass draws a handful and each of the weekend Masses draws a few dozen, the church does still occasionally fill up for holy days and law school events, among other occasions.

Then, the groups took a look at the Mass times within the planning group. SS. Peter and Paul and St. Aloysius have daily Mass, with St. Patrick’s offering weekday Mass twice a week. Actually, SS. Peter and Paul has the second-busiest Mass schedule in the vicariate, with only Old St. Mary’s in Greektown having one more weekend Mass. Although, with the upcoming changes in parish leadership, there’s no way to tell if we’ll continue with the current Mass schedule long after July 1.

Because of Easter, the group doesn’t meet again until May 12. As always, we ask that you keep the committees and the archdiocese in your prayers as the data is analyzed and potentially difficult decisions are made.

-Kristin Lukowski, parish council member, Together in Faith II committee member

Friday Stations of the Cross

In Community Happenings on April 6, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Don’t forget — this Friday and the Friday after that, SS. Peter and Paul is hosting a Stations of the Cross service at 5:30 p.m. Take a break from your week and spend some quiet time in prayer during this Lenten season.

Afterward, join the group for a visit to one of the neighborhood fish fries.

Come honor these Lenten traditions with your SS. Peter and Paul family!