Baptized in Christ
The following children were baptized last Sunday at the 10
- Skylar Alyssa Heaney, daughter of Edward and Sheri (Matesa) Heaney
- Isabella Grace Champion, daughter of Branden Champion and
Congratulations and welcome into our community of faith.
Pastoral Council Update
Congratulations to the newest members of the parish pastoral
council: Loretta Sovel, Nanette Fabrey, Carol Tjerlund, and youth
representative, Nicole Marshall. Their names were drawn from a hat by Father
Gerry on Pentecost Sunday. Thank you to everyone who accepted nomination for
council, and a special thank you to outgoing council members Larry Fabrey and
Mary Montgomery for their work and dedication.
Council is taking a break for the summer. Regular meetings
will resume in September.
2013 Catholic Services Appeal
Our target goal for the Catholic Services Appeal, set by the
Archdiocese of Detroit is $22,627. Please stop in the gathering area and pick
up your pledge card for this year’s CSA. If you have already pledged, we thank
you. If you still need to make a pledge or make a one-time donation, you may do
so at the parish office or you can simply drop your donation in the collection
basket. Please write CSA on the envelope.
Once our pledge obligations are paid up, any money collected
over our target comes back to our parish and is not assessed by the
Archdiocese. All contributions are needed and greatly appreciated.
May is the month of our Blessed Mother. Come pray the Rosary
every Monday during May with the 39ers at 11 a.m. in the church. Everyone is
High school and college graduates please put this date on
your calendars- Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. Mass. This day you will be
honored for your accomplishments and also your plans for your future. Please
see Chris Frizzell after Mass or call 734-722-1343 to give her your
The Education Commission, along with the Book Discussion
Group, will be sponsoring a Spirituality Sharing Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m.
Please join us for a spontaneous sharing of prayers, poems, stories or whatever
you would like to share spiritually. You may even just sit and listen if you
like. For more information, contact Kathy Lancaster at 734-722-1343. Hope to
see you there. Everyone is welcome!
Did You Know?
We need your help! We are looking for your help on suggestions for generating
income to sustain the parish. If you have any ideas, please drop them by the
parish office or in the Finance Council drop box in the social hall adjacent to
the St. Vincent de Paul office. The Finance Council members are Betty Booher,
Charley Hallman, Kathy Hansen, Mickey Hansen, Tom Kyle and Judy Shackelford.
Thank you, Finance Council
Charity Poker Update
Our total earnings for the first half of this year are
$23,051, plus $100+ in tips. Our hearts and prayers go out to Brian Woehlke’s
family, and to George and Mary Marvaso’s family. We pray that God will give
them strength and peace.
Our participation in Charity Poker will go on the second
half of this year. I have been told the Electric Stick is going to rent a
temporary facility; they hope to be up and running by July 4th. We
continue to be scheduled for sessions in August, September, October, and
November. Sign-up sheets will be in the gathering area towards the end of
June/beginning of July. We hope to earn as much as we did the first half.
Thank you so much for your help and support, and especially
for your prayers. They are making a difference and are very much appreciated.
God Bless You!
We would like to start an “unofficial” Garden Club. There
will be no regular meetings and no regular times for us to work together. We’re
looking for volunteers who would be willing to come water and weed during the
week at times that are convenient for them. Please call me if you are
I will keep a schedule of who is volunteering and when so that we can spread
the help out over the season. I’m thinking we won’t need more than one person
on any given day.
You will not be asked to help with cleaning at the beginning or end of the
season (unless you want to); we have a crew to handle the more time-consuming
More Testimonials Needed
Ss. Simon and Jude is important to us all. We’d like to hear
what it means to you! Share your story with us. Please send it to email@example.com or drop
it off in the parish office. Thank you!
Ladies, Can We Please Have Your Attention?
Lipstick on your collar! OOPS! Lipstick on our purificators! Purificators are the
small linen cloths that are used to wipe the wine cups after drinking of the
blood of Christ. It is very difficult to remove lipstick from the purificators.
So please, please, BLOT, BLOT your lips if wearing lipstick. This will help us
save not only time, but also money on having to purchase new purificators.
Thank you for your help!
Going on Vacation? Or a Stay-cation?
Wherever you go this Summer we (your Worship Commission)
would like you to take our Vacation Prayer/Bookmark with you. Pick one up after
church today. Pray for God’s protection and send your church family a picture
postcard of your vacation—we provide the stamp! We will display the postcards
for all to enjoy. It’s simple, it’s easy and it keeps us connected until you
arrive back home.
Here’s the prayer—
May God in heaven protect you on the way…and may His angels
Lord, be our guide and our protector on the journey we are
about to take. Watch over us. Protect us. Keep us free from harm to body and
soul. Lord, support us when we are tired. Help us be patient in any trouble.
Keep us always mindful of Your presence and love. Amen.
Kroger Fundraiser Re-enrollment
As a reminder, anyone who has a Kroger Plus Card linked to our church organization MUST
re-enroll every April to keep the funds coming to our church.
It’s easy to re-enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards—visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com,
click on Michigan and click on “Enroll.” Ss. Simon and Jude’s reward number is
82957. If you don’t have an account you can create one in the new customer
section. Follow the steps for setting up your e-mail account, include your
Kroger Plus card and then enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Thank
you for your participation.
Funeral Luncheon Help
Last fall at our “Get To Know Us Better” Fair, a sheet was
available to sign up for funeral luncheon help. That sheet has been misplaced.
Our apologies to those parishioners who offered their time and talents and have
not as yet been contacted. We still need people to help set-up, serve, and
clean up at the lunches. We have three separate committees, so you would not be
needed at all funerals. We also need people who can bring cakes and Jell-O for the
lunches. If you can be of any help, please contact Kathy Lancaster.
We are looking for
additional Eucharistic Ministers to help serve host and wine at Mass. If you
have served before and would like to help us again, or if you have never helped
with this part of the liturgy but want to help, all are welcome. Mass preferences
can be accommodated. If you are interested, please contact Gwen Brooks at
734-721-0217 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are You A Registered Parishioner?
Registration is the official way we join a parish community. Many people think
that because they attend a particular parish they automatically belong. At
times young adults who have moved away for years think they are still signed up
under their parents. But membership requires signing up—formally enrolling
yourself in the parish. Registration is a commitment to a community, a way to
be included in the religious, social, and ministerial activities of your
parish. Your registration affects the parish in many ways.
Registration shows you belong. It is
also necessary for certain benefits, like scheduling sacraments, obtaining
sponsor certificates, and getting donation statements for taxes. Most
importantly, it lets the parish count on you, to call on you to assist in its
mission. Registering in your parish is a statement of faith and confidence in
the life and work of your parish.
Registering is a simple process. Parish
membership forms are available in the gathering area on the table or
downloadable from our website. Click here to view the form. Return the completed form to the parish office
during office hours or slide it in the window when you come to Mass on the
Already a parishioner?
It is important to keep our records current. If you have a change of address or
phone number, please call the parish office with that information. If you will
be moving from our parish, please let us know as well.
At Ss. Simon and Jude, we do many, many activities
around the holidays. With this comes publicity. With our social media
strategy and continued use of photos and videos to promote our parish, we will
be heavily promoting again this year. This will include taking pictures and
making videos and posting them on our website and social media sites to gain
interest among our followers. The photos and videos will ONLY be used as
promotional tools. Please note that if you wish NOT to appear in photos or
videos, you must inform Kathy Hansen. Thank you.
Kroger and Meijer Rewards
It’s still not too late to renew or sign up for the Kroger
and Meijer rewards programs to help our church. Joining is easy!
For Kroger, visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com
and Ss. Simon and Jude’s reward number is 82957.
If you regularly shop at Meijer and have a Meijer credit
card or a Meijer 1 card, you can add Meijer Community Rewards to your account.
Visit www.meijer.com/rewards and
Ss. Simon and Jude’s organization number is 455920. Use it for Meijer gas,
food, clothing toys, housewares, jewelry, hardware, garden and more!
We have made money just from shopping that we would normally
be doing. Thanks for your continued support.