Community Calendar

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Meetings

Called To Preach. Lay Dominicans meet Dec. 11, 1:00 p.m. Monastery, 13 Mile and Middlebelt. For Catholics who seek more spiritually. All welcome. 248-470-5985.

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. March 27-April 10 or October 9-23, 2017. Call Patti, 248-514-1747 or email mrspattig@yahoo.com.

Scotland and England by train! Sept. 16-25, 2017. Edinburgh, York, London and much more! $4,399 (double occupancy) including roundtrip air from Detroit, train tickets, first class hotels, many meals. $300 early booking discount! Contact John Findlater 313-410-6478 or jjfind@aol.com. Don’t delay! Only 25 seats available!

Productions & Concerts

Sts. Peter and Paul Parish (west-side) Music Ministry presents an Epiphany Christmas Concert of traditional English and Polish Christmas carols on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Dave Calendine, theater organist, will perform Christmas music on the organ from 5:30 p.m. until the start of the concert. No admission charge. 7685 Grandville, Detroit. 313-846-2222 or www.ssppdetroit.com for more information.

Retreats & Reflection

Advent afternoon of reflection. Sunday, Dec. 11, 3:00-5:00 p.m. St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center. Presenters, Fr. Pat Brennan, CP; Fr. Phil Paxton, CP; Faith Offman. $15/person or $20/two guests. Register online or by phone, 313-286-2800, https://www.stpaulretreat.org/retreats/register-upcoming-retreats/

Advent evening of peace and preparation. Thursday Dec. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center. Join us for a simple evening of quiet prayer, and peaceful activity that will help you feel the authentic anticipation of Christmas. Spend two hours as a gift to yourself preparing for Christ without shopping, greeting cards or lists of things to do. $15/person or $25/two guests, children 5-14 free. Register online or by phone 313-286-2800, https://www.stpaulretreat.org/retreats/register-upcoming-retreats/

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.

Special Masses & Services

You are invited to an Advent Taize service. Our Lady of Loretto, 17116 Olympia (northeast corner of Beech and 6 Mile), Redford. Sunday Dec. 11, 7:00 pm. Taize is a prayer service involving quiet prayer, meditation and beautiful music in a candle lit church setting. We guarantee you will leave spiritually and mentally refreshed. Give a Christmas gift to God and yourself and join us for an hour. 313-534-9000.

Christmas Day Tridentine Latin High Mass sponsored by Oakland County Latin Mass Association. Chapel of the Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1250 Kensington Road, Bloomfield Hills. 9:45 a.m. Information at OCLMA.org or email info@OCLMA.org.

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.

Tridentine Latin High Mass sponsored by Oakland County Latin Mass Association. Chapel of the Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1250 Kensington Road, Bloomfield Hills. Every Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Information at OCLMA.org or email info@OCLMA.org.