Community Calendar

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Dinners

Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner. Hosted by the Women of St. Cornelius. Saturday, March 18, 3:00-7:00 p.m. St. Cornelius Church, 3834 N. Mill Street, Dryden. $15/person at the door, cash bar. 810-796-2926.

Fundraisers

Save the date. St. Edith School in Livonia is hosting its annual “Auction, Wine and Beer Tasting.” Saturday April 29, in the school gym, 15089 Newburgh Road. This fun event includes plentiful wine and beer tastings, heavy appetizers and desserts, as well as live and silent auction items. $50/person with all proceeds supporting the school’s technology costs. Tickets go on sale March 25. Donations for the live and silent auctions are being accepted as well. Please contact Auction@stedith.org for more information.

Gatherings

All things Servite. Save the dates! If you were part of the traditions of Servite priests and sisters at St. John Berchman’s, St. Juliana’s or Servite High, reconnect with some of the traditions via St. Clare of Montefalco, 1401 Whittier, Grosse Pointe Park. Join us for the following events: A Mission on change and transitions, March 20, 21, and 22, 8:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. “His Last Days” Cantata, April 2 at 3:00 p.m. Maria Desolata, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. Healing Mass in honor of our Servite, St. Peregrine, patron of those who suffer from cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, May 6 at 11:00 a.m. If you have any questions please call Sr. Kathy Avery, OSM, 313-647-5110.

Meetings

Called To Preach. Lay Dominicans meet March 12. 12, 1:00 p.m. Monastery, 13 Mile and Middlebelt. For Catholics who seek more spiritually. All welcome. 248-470-5985.

Parish Mission

Parish Lenten Mission. St. Benedict Church, 80 S. Lynn Street, Waterford. “No Greater Love or Mercy Reflections on the Seven Last Words of Jesus.” Mission Speaker: Friar Johnpaul Cafiero OFM. Sunday-Tuesday evening, March 26-28, 7:00-8:30 p.m. 248-681-1534.

Presentations

“Dying to Be Happy, Discovering the Truth about Life.” Thursday, March 16, 7:30 p.m. Resurrection Parish, 48875 Warren Road, Canton. 734-451-0444. If you knew you were going to die today, what would you do? How would that reality change you? Listen to author Chris Stepien, as he shares the inspiration for his latest book. Refreshments, meet the author following the presentation.

Retreats & Reflection

Lenten evening of reflection. Tuesday, March 14; 6:00-9:00 p.m. St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center. Fr. Pat Brennan, CP; Fr. Phil Paxton, CP; Faith Offman–presenters. $25/person or two for $40; includes a soup/salad meal. Register online or by phone 313-286-2800. https://www.stpaulretreat.org/retreats/register-upcoming-retreats

Lenten day of reflection. Wednesday, March 15; 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center. Fr. Pat Brennan, CP; Fr. Phil Paxton, CP; Faith Offman–presenters. $30/person includes a delicious hot lunch. Register online or by phone 313-286-2800. https://www.stpaulretreat.org/retreats/register-upcoming-retreats

Lenten evening of reflection for couples. Wednesday, March 29; 6:00-9:30 p.m. St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center. Fr. Pat Brennan, CP; Fr. Phil Paxton, CP; Faith Offman–presenters. $40/couple includes a delicious dinner. Register online or by phone 313-286-2800. https://www.stpaulretreat.org/retreats/register-upcoming-retreats

Mens’ retreat. March 31-April 2 at Manresa Jesuit Retreat House, 1390 Quarton Road, Bloomfield Hills with Fr. Tim Babcock. Visit www.manresa-sj.org or call 248-644-4933 for information and registration.

Speaker

All are welcome to join us at St. Edith with Jason Evert! Jason will be at St. Edith on Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. Jason is a Catholic author and chastity speaker. He founded Chastity Project, an organization that promotes chastity primarily to middle school to high school and college students. Parents are welcome!

Special Masses & Services

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.

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

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. Reception following Mass on March 19. Information at OCLMA.org or email info@OCLMA.org