STATE RAFFLE Published by: Gary Merritt On: 01/24/2015 Under: All Articles
IDEAS TO HELP PROMOTE THE STATE RAFFLE
REMIND MEMBERS IT IS ALSO A COUNCIL FUNDRAISER.
Every ticket sold earns the council a $1.00 rebate.
APPOINT A COUNCIL RAFFLE CHAIRPERSON TO PROMOTE AND COORDINATE SALES.
Insure all members have received their tickets.
Additional tickets may be obtained by calling the State office or the State Fundraising Director.
STATE COUNCIL USES THE PROCEEDS TO CONTRIBUTE TO CHARITIES REQUESTING KNIGHTS SUPPORT.
Lists of charities that received state contributions last year may be found in the Michigan council annual report distributed at the winter leadership conference and the Take 5 charities list, (the little slip for the financial secretaries to include in dues billing).
TICKETS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE AND PROMOTED AT EVERY COUNCIL EVENT.
ASK PERMISSION TO SELL AT CHURCH AFTER MASSES.
CARRY TICKETS WITH YOU.
Insure you have tickets with you when having coffee & donuts after Mass.
Tickets can be sold to anyone.
Carry them to work and your social activities.
Ask your family members to help you sell the tickets to their contacts.
OUR GOAL OF $350,000.00 LOOKS STEEP BUT IT CAN BE REACHED WITH YOUR HELP.
To put in perspective, if only all our members in Michigan purchased 2 tickets we could almost double our goal. Just think what we could do if everyone purchased 2 and sold 2.
Not as overwhelming a goal as it first looked.
WE ARE AT 40% OF OUR GOAL
LET’S GO AND BLOW THE TOP OFF THE THERMOMETER
MIKE KOZAKIEWICZ - 734-895-7334, 313-779-1348
STATE OFFICE EXCECUTIVE SECRETARY LARRY GRABOWSKI – 586-883-9456
National Shrine of the Little Flower Published by: Gary Merritt On: 01/31/2015 Under: All Articles
Dear Shrine Parishioner and Friend,
A week ago Friday, the Archbishop informed us that the National Shrine of the Little Flower has been designated by the Holy Father, Pope Francis as a minor basilica.
The essence of being a shrine means drawing people closer to the Lord by providing a place where prayer can take place and where one’s spiritual life can be refreshed/energized/deepened. Since its founding in 1926, the Shrine has been a place where pilgrims from near and far come to celebrate and deepen their faith. The example of our patroness, St. Thérèse and her little way of doing small things with great love has inspired many to come closer to Christ.
Being a parish in addition to a national shrine, and now a basilica, we recognize our responsibility all the more to spread the Gospel message to all who come our way.
We are most grateful to Pope Francis for the designation and to Archbishop Vigneron for his support and guidance.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Robert J. Fisher
To mark its designation as a Minor Basilica, Archbishop Vigneron will preside at a solemn celebration of Mass with a reading of the decree at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22. The church’s name also will change to reflect its new designation. Due to its closer connection to the pope, Shrine will see enhancements to its already-active liturgical life throughout the year. Though the schedule of services week-to-week will not change, Shrine will observe various feast days associated with St. Peter and the papacy.
To view the entire article from the Archdiocese of Detroit News click:Nat Shrine Basilica
2nd Annual Theology of the Body Day Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 01/30/2015 Under: All Articles
Keynote Dr. Janet E. Smith
March 28, 2015 8-3:30pm at Old St. Patrick Parish in Ann Arbor
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John Paul II's Theology of the Body is a teaching that has changed lives, helped deepen our understand of our sexuality, born as male and female, created in the image and likeness of God. It has awakened men and women around the world to understand who they are and who they are meant to be, and how they are called to live in the image and likeness of God.
Dr. Janet E. Smith holds the Father Michael j. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She is the author of Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later and of the Right to Privacyand the editor of Why Humanae Vitae Was Right: A Reader. Prof. Chris Kaczor and Prof. Smith co-authoredLife Issues, Medical Choices, Questions and Answers for Catholics. She has been published in many academic journals, has been a regular columnist for the National Catholic Register and blogs on CatholicVote.com.
She is serving a third term as a consulter to the Pontifical Council on the Family and serves the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian unity as a member of the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission, III and as a representative to the Faith and order Commission for the World.
She has received two honorary doctorates and several other awards for scholarship and service. Dr. Smith has appeared on the Geraldo Show, Fox Morning News, CNN International, CNN Newsroom, AlJazeera and has done many shows for various series on EWTN.
More than two million copies of her talk, "Contraception: Why Not" have been distributed. An updated version of "Contraception: Why Not" and a series of talks "Sexual Common Sense" are available through www.mycatholicfaith.org.
MICHIGAN RIGHT TO LIFE DINNER Published by: Gary Merritt On: 01/26/2015 Under: Right to Life