Community Calendar

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Bible Study

Scripture study with Fr. David Santoro. St. Gerald’s Parish, 21300 Farmington Road, Farmington.  The book of Isaiah. No registration. Bring bible, study guides available for purchase. Wednesdays, Sept. 13-Nov 15. 7:00-8:30 p.m.  Information, 248-477-7470.

Gala

Sisters, Home Visitors of Mary 13th annual gala. Sunday, Oct. 8, 5:00-9:00 p.m.  St. John Armenian Center, 22001 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, MI 48075. Honoree is Congress woman Brenda Lawrence; honorary chairpersons are Carolyn Clifford Goss, Leon and Patricia Dixon. Tickets and information contacts: 313-869-2160, homevisitors@att.net, www.sistershvm.org. Proceeds support the sisters’ missionary work in Abuja, Nigeria.

Gatherings

Praying the Labyrinth. The Labyrinth is an ancient Christian prayer form often seen as a metaphor for our Spiritual journey, “A Pilgrimage to the Holy”. Participants will learn about the history and movements of the Labyrinth as well as experience walking and praying the Labyrinth. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m. To register, contact Lynnette Marshall, St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat and Conference Center, 313-286-2800 or online at www.stpaulretreat.org/retreats/register-upcoming-retreats.

Meetings

Called To Preach. Lay Dominicans meet Sept. 10, 1:00 p.m. St. Fabian, 32200 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. For Catholics who seek more spiritually. All welcome. 248-470-5985.

Grosse Pointe Men’s Ecumenical Breakfast has started up for the 2017-2018 year. Meeting every Friday, 7:45-9:00 a.m. Fellowship Hall of Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms. Near the War Memorial. Breakfast served, $7, followed by a speaker with a spiritual or charitable message. All are welcome. More information call Bob, 313-886-8684.

Open House

Manresa open house. Sunday, Sept. 24, 3:00-6:00 p.m. Come visit our house and grounds and learn what else we do besides retreats! Guided tours, refreshments and appetizers. 1390 Quarton Road, Bloomfield Hills. www.manresa-sj.org, phone 248-644-4933.

Pilgrimage

Holy Land Catholic Pilgrimage. Join Fr. Alex Kratz, Franciscan Friar and Spiritual Director of Terra Sancta Pilgrimages, on a life-changing pilgrimage to the Holy Land on Oct. 9-23, 2017. Call Patti, 248-514-1747 or email mrspattig@yahoo.com.

Productions & Concerts

Manresa piano recital. Sunday, Oct. 1, 3:00 p.m. By pianist Leszek Bartkiewicz at Manresa Jesuit Retreat House, Bloomfield Hills; afterglow follows. Tickets $18. Visit www.manresa-sj.org or phone 248-644-4933.

Retreat Center

St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat and Conference Center. Weekend retreats, days of reflection, spiritual enrichment programs. Conference space available for hosted adult and youth groups. Call 313-535-9563 or visit www.stpaulretreat.org.

Retreats & Reflection

“Ladies Day of Renewal.” Take a break from today’s fast paced world; come away by yourself for a while; pause, unplug and re-energize your spirit. Return to your life renewed and open to walk in the presence of God not the company of to do lists and stuff. Join us at St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat and Conference Center, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. To register, contact Lynnette Marshall, 313-286-2800 or online at www.stpaulretreat.org/retreats/register-upcoming-retreats.

Speaker

Heart to Heart Apostolate. Thursday, Sept. 14. Fr. Ben Luedtke will speak on Spiritual Warfare: Battle for the hearts and souls of our families.  Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Chapel, Lobby C. Speaker: 7:30 p.m. EBA, Lobby H. No registration.  Free-will offering. 734-930-7497. cwa@rc.net. www.hearttoheartcwa.com.

Fr. Frank Pavone speaking. Downriver Right to Life Dinner. Thursday, Oct. 12. Southgate. www.focusonlifedinner.weebly.com. 313-318-9795.

Special Masses & Services

Tridentine Latin High Masses are sponsored by Oakland County Latin Mass Association at the Chapel of the Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1250 Kensington Road, Bloomfield Hills. No Mass on Sept. 10.  Masses will resume on Sept. 17 at 9:45 a.m. Information is available at OCLMA.org or email info@OCLMA.org

Detroit Mass Mob-join us! St. Clare of Montefalco Church, 1401 Whittier Road, Grosse Pointe Park. Sunday, Sept. 17, 11:00 a.m. Mass. Worship with us, tour our church and school, and stock up on reading at our annual used book sale in the Social Hall. For information, visit stclarem.org or detroitmassmob.com or call 313-647-5000.

Healing/Anointing Mass. Sept. 23, 11:00 a.m. St. Mary’s of Redford, 14750 St. Mary’s Street, Detroit. This Mass is for anyone facing any illness. Come experience God’s healing. 313-273-1100.

Confirmations in Extraordinary Form will be conferred by The Most Reverend Donald F. Hanchon, Detroit Auxiliary Bishop. Oakland County Latin Mass Association, Oct. 1, 2017.  Adults and youth are eligible to receive this sacrament. Email info@OCLMA.org to express interest.

Mass of healing. Every Tuesday, 6:15 p.m. St. Barbara Church, 13534 Colson, Dearborn. Please call ahead to 313-582-8383 if you plan to attend and wish to receive the Sacrament of Anointing or email us at saintbarbara@sbcglobal.net

Mass in Thanksgiving for the gift of work and for the intentions of the unemployed every Friday, 6:15 p.m. St. Barbara Church, 13534 Colson, Dearborn. If you have a good job give thanks and come and pray for those trying to find one! For information call 313-582-8383.

Support Groups

Grief support day/Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. When our life journey is touched by death and the grief that follows, we can turn to Mary for both solace and inspiration. Join us at St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat and Conference Center, Friday, Sept. 15, 9:30 a.m. registration, retreat from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  To register, contact Lynnette Marshall, 313-286-2800 or online at www.stpaulretreat.org/retreats/register-upcoming-retreats.