For the last several weeks there have been some families who have been panhandling at our church after Sunday Masses. While we as a parish do everything that we can to help the poor and those in distress, we have in place proper procedures to do this so as to reduce the chances of the misuse of money that is donated for this purpose. I have spoken to many of these families personally and have explained to them the proper manner of obtaining financial assistance from the parish. I have also informed them that asking parishioners for handouts is not the way to seek this assistance. For reasons of safety and security, I ask for your cooperation by refraining from giving money, gift cards, or other financial assistance to anyone who approaches you on parish grounds. If you are approached, please notify an usher or parish staff member of the situation. More information will be forthcoming.
You are invited to attend the Final Vows of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist on Wednesday, July 25th. It will take place at 10:00 a.m., at Christ the King Church, 4000 Ave Maria Drive in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After the Mass of Profession, a reception will be held at the Motherhouse of the Sisters about a mile or so away, with an opportunity to see the chapel and some other parts of the convent. All are welcome.
In support of encouraging vocations among our young people, a charter bus has been sponsored, so that members and friends of the St. Michael community can attend the Sisters’ Final Vows without cost. The charter bus will leave from St. Michael around 6:15 a.m., and return around 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25th.
If you are interested in riding the bus, please RSVP ONLY TO [email protected] .
The Mass of Profession is a wonderful opportunity for young people and St. Michael alumni to see firsthand the witness of religious life, and of the many priests that come to support this vocation.
We hope to see you there. Please keep the Sisters in your prayers and offer prayers of gratitude for all those who support
Fr. Anthony A. Dinovo, Jr.