Community Calendar

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Conferences

Call to Holiness dinner and conference. “The Sacredness of Marriage” Nov. 16 and 17. Crystal Gardens, Southgate. Speakers: William May, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Fr. Eduard Perrone, Dr. Janet Smith, Dr. Edward Peters, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Muise. Youth conference and child care. 313-451-4659. www.calltoholiness.com; cthconference2018.eventbrite.com

Dinners

Downriver Right to Life Dinner. Oct. 4. Orlando Familia Banquet Center, Riverview. Speaker Ed Rivet, former Legislative Director for Right to Life of Michigan. 313-318-9795 or www.FocusOnLifeDinner.weebly.com.

Gala

Go and Make Disciples! Fr. Larry Richards, keynote. St. Paul Street Evangelization Gala. Thursday Sept. 27. SS. Cyril and Methodius Church, Sterling Heights. Also featured, Fr. Mathias Thelen and Steve Dawson. Register: stpaulse.com/gala or 313-485-0531.

Gatherings

LIFE CHAINs in many communities of Michigan, Sunday, Oct. 7. A prayerful, pro-life witness. Find a LIFE CHAIN near you: www.lifechain.net or call 734-934-2599.

Meetings

Called To Preach. Lay Dominicans to meet Sept. 9, 1:00 p.m. St. Fabian, 32200 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. For Catholics who seek more spiritually. All welcome. 248-470-5985.

Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage to Ireland with Bishop Cistone. Dublin, Galway, Knock Shrine, Sneem. Sep 25-Oct 4, 2018. Join Bishop Joseph Cistone and the Diocese of Saginaw on a pilgrimage to Ireland! For more information contact Corporate Travel Service at 313-565-8888 ext. 150 or 121.

Footsteps of St. Paul in Greece. Sea and land pilgrimage with Msgr. Halfpenny. Greece Cruise. Oct 2-12, 2018. Join Msgr. Halfpenny on a Cruise and land tour of Greece in the footsteps of St. Paul! For more information contact Corporate Travel Service at 866-468-1420.

Footsteps of the Snowshoe Priest: Bishop Baraga with Fr. Rocus. Saginaw, Marquette, Petoskey. Oct 5-8, 2018. Follow in the footprints of the Showshoe Priest, Bishop Baraga, on a pilgrimage commemorating the 150th Anniversary of his death with Fr. John Rocus. For more information contact Corporate Travel Service at 313-565-8888 ext. 185 or 122.

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. Oct. 8-22, 2018. Call Patti, 248-514-1747 or email [email protected]

Holy Land Pilgrimage! Oct. 26-Nov. 3, 2019. $3,949 including airfare from Detroit! Full details contact John Findlater. 313-410-6478 or [email protected]

Italy! Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome! A general papal audience at Saint Peter’s! Oct. 31-Nov. 10. $3,179 round trip from Detroit including airfare! Contact John Findlater 313-410-6478 or [email protected] Don’t delay!

WINE AND SHRINE with Kelly Wahlquist and Teresa Tomeo. Milan, Magenta, Lake Como, Bellagio, Bologna, Florence, Siena, Rome. Nov 5-14, 2018. Visit the great female saints of Italy! For more information contact Corporate Travel Service at 866-468-1420.

Pilgrimage to Italy with Fr. Marion. Rome and Assisi. Nov 7-Nov 15, 2018. Join Fr. Marion on a Pilgrimage to Italy! For more information contact Corporate Travel Service at 866-468-1420.

Missions and Wine of California pilgrimage. Napa Valley, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Carmel. Nov 12-16, 2018. Join Fr. Christopher Stanish on Pilgrimage to the Missions and Wine of California! For more information contact Corporate Travel Service at 866-468-1420.

Rome with Dr. Liz Lev. Rome. Dec 26, 2018-Jan 2, 2019. Join Dr. Liz Lev and Fr. Garrett Ahlers on a Pilgrimage to Rome and begin the New Year with Popes, past and present! For more information contact Corporate Travel Service at 866-468-1420.

Spain! Barcelona, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Valencia, Granada and much more! April 6-16, 2019. $3,999 including airfare from Detroit! Full details contact John Findlater. 313-410-6478 or [email protected]

Retreats & Reflection

Women’s midweek retreat. Manresa Jesuit Retreat House, Bloomfield Hills. Sept. 11-13. “Living the Gospel Message” with Fr. Tim Shepard, SJ. Register at www.manresa-sj.org/091118-wr or phone 248-644-4933 Ext. 0.

Women’s weekend retreat, Manresa Jesuit Retreat House, Bloomfield Hills. Sept. 14-16: “Call to Mercy” with Fr. Fran Daly, SJ and Sr. Kathie Budesky, IHM. Register at www.manresa-sj.org/091418-wr or phone 248-644-4933 Ext. 0.

Reunions

Benedictine High School Class of 1973. 45-year reunion. Saturday, Sept. 29. The Italian American Banquet and Conference Center, Livonia. 7:00 p.m. buffet dinner. Cash bar. Musical entertainment. www.bennyhigh73.com or 734-620-1201.

Speaker

Heart to Heart Apostolate. Debbie Herbeck will present, “Identity Crisis!  Helping Our Daughters Know Their Worth.” Wednesday, Sept. 26. 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. Mothers and fathers are invited. 734-930-7497.

Special Masses & Services

Servite Mob Mass. Sept. 16, 11:00 a.m.  Mass at St. Clare of Montefalco, Mack and Outer Drive.  All family and friends of Servites; all alums, students, parishioners of St. John Berchmans and St. Juliana-we’re looking for you. We will celebrate with the Servite Sisters who have been in the United States for 125 years. All are welcome. 313-647-5000.

St. Scholastica is celebrating our 90th anniversary. We invite you to join us for a Solemn Mass. Saturday Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m. Following the Solemn Mass will be a gala dinner and dance.  For more information and to make reservations for the dinner and dance, contact 313-531-0140 or www.stscholasticachurch.org.