Fourth Sunday of Lent § March 15, 2015

Fourth Sunday of Lent § March 15, 2015
27101 W. Chicago St., Redford, MI 48239
(313) 937-1500 • [email protected] • www.strobertbellarmine.com
Parish Mission 2015
March 22nd to 25th
Sunday-Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Sessions will be led by Fr. John
Phelps & Sr. Rosalie Esquerra
Our Mission
St. Robert Bellarmine is a welcoming
Catholic community, which strives to bring
people to God and God to people through
the ministries of worship, stewardship,
education and Christian service.
Welcome
St. Robert Bellarmine Parish Family
welcomes all those new to our parish. If
you have been attending Mass here and
would like to be registered in the parish,
please stop by or call the parish office. We
look forward to meeting you and telling
you about your new parish.
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Mass Schedule
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.
Friday at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday at 6:30, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.
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Reconciliation
Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.
March 21 at 2:30—Communal
March 24 at 6:30 p.m.—Communal
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Weekly Readings
1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a
Eph 5:8-14
Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-38
Monday: Is 65:17-21/Jn 4:43-54
Tuesday: Ez 47:1-9, 12/Jn 5:1-16
Wednesday: Is 49:8-15/Jn 5:17-30
Thursday: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16
Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22
Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a
Friday:
Wis 2:1a, 12-22
Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Saturday: Jer 11:18-20
Jn 7:40-53
Sunday:
Jer 31:31-34
Heb 5:7-9
Jn 12:20-33
Sunday:
The fourth Sunday of Lent is called
Laetare Sunday from the Latin word for
‘rejoice,’ ‘be glad,’ ‘celebrate.’ It’s also
the midpoint of our Lenten journey. As
we reflect on our Readings for today, their overall spirit is one of thankfulness
and rejoicing. In the 1st Reading from 2 Chronicles, the Israelite people rejoice
because King Cyrus has decreed that they can leave their fifty (50) year exile
in Babylon to return to their holy city Jerusalem. In the 2nd reading, St. Paul
calls us to rejoice in God’s great love for us; through Jesus’ saving death and
resurrection we are delivered from our exile in sinfulness into the freedom of
God’s children. In the Gospel, we rejoice because Jesus has been lifted up on
the Cross so that we might not perish in our sinfulness but have eternal life.
All these readings present us with wonderful examples of divine rescue or
redemption from sinfulness into new life. In turn, we invite others to enjoy
God’s divine life that sets us free.
How can we give thanks to God for such divine mercy? How can we
deepen the divine life which we share with each other in Christ? How can we
share our faith with those who are in need of God’s care and/or mercy? At
this midpoint in our Lenten journey, we can assess our progress, or lack of it,
as we journey with Jesus toward Jerusalem. Holy Week is only two weeks
away. Have we been faithful or have we become complacent? Have I/we
grown in love of God and love of neighbor? Or have we been on ‘automatic
pilot’? If we’re not growing, we’re stagnating or going backward at best.
I invite you to consider two upcoming events that could or should rekindle
the divine spark within. The first is our Lenten Communal Penance Service
on Saturday, March 21st. It can provide that moment of grace and
reconciliation that we need with God and each other. The second, of course, is
our upcoming Parish Mission with our cluster partner St. John Bosco from
Sunday, March 22nd through Wednesday, March 25th (the feast of the
Annunciation). Each evening service here at St. Robert’s will begin at 7pm.
Each gathering will challenge us to a deeper relationship with God in Christ
Jesus and with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Through forgiveness and
reconciliation, we can become a people of greater joy and thanksgiving and
outreach to those in need—in body, mind, and spirit.
Do consider attending all or some of our
Parish Mission. By the way, if you miss the
communal penance service on the 21st, there’s
another opportunity on the evening of
Tuesday, March 24th. The entire Mission is a
thankful response to the joyful gift of God to
us in Christ Jesus. St. Paul’s words from
Ephesians (2nd reading) should be read and
reread throughout the remainder of Lent and
Holy Week. Why? “For we are God’s
handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good
works that God has prepared in advance, that
we should live in them.”
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St. Robert Bellarmine Parish
27101 West Chicago Street
Redford, Michigan 48239-2332
313.937.1500 • 313.937.1530
313.937.1185 fax
www.strobertbellarmine.com
[email protected]
Parish Office Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8-11:45 a.m. & 12:45-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. –noon
Parish Staff
Pastor, Fr. Richard Leliaert
[email protected] .....................x112
Pastoral Associate, Laura Scanlan
[email protected] ....x114
Secretary, Linda Hudy
[email protected] ................x111
Minister of Finance, Christine Boglarsky-Ferguson
[email protected] ....................x110
Christian Service
[email protected] ......x114
Faith Formation, Dawn Dwyer
[email protected] ..............................x127
Pastoral Care
[email protected] ......................x111
Music Minister, Mark Newlon
[email protected] ............................ x116
Festival Committee
[email protected] .................... x142
Athletic Director, Craig Lantto
[email protected] or
[email protected] ................. x134
Activities Building Requests
[email protected] .................. x121
Maintenance, Frank Munoz
[email protected] ...........x128
Kitchens: Gym…....x133; Church Hall ............x129
Meeting Center…...x140; Latchkey .................x138
School ............................................... 313.937.1655
[email protected]
Facebook: St. Robert Bellarmine Alumni
Instagram & Twitter: srbcardinals
Principal, Linda Kramer ...................................x125
Secretary, Linda Kenger ...................................x124
Bulletin [email protected]
We welcome submissions to the bulletin, and we
accept them on a space-available basis. All
submissions are subject to review. All material is
due 6 days prior to the weekend requested (Monday)
by 10 a.m. April 5 submissions are due March 25.
March 21-22, Schedule
Altar Servers:
Sat. 4:00 p.m.: Nicholas M., Dominic M.
Sun. 8:30 a.m.: Bea V., Cate V.
Sun. 10:30 a.m.: Zachary A., Ryan C.
Lectors:
Sat. 4:00 p.m.: Diane S., Joan V.
Sun. 6:30 a.m.: Gail W.
Sun. 8:30 a.m.: Dan V., Maryann K.
Sun. 10:30 a.m.: Alex V., Isabella A.
The Week Ahead
SUNDAY, March 15—Fourth Sunday of Lent
6:30, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.: Mass, Church
MONDAY, March 16
6:30-7:45 p.m.: K-7 Gr Faith Formation, School
7:30–9:00 p.m.: A.A., Church Hall
TUESDAY, March 17
8:30 a.m.: Bible Study, Church Hall
11:00 a.m.: Mass, Church
11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Golden Aires, Church Hall
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Church Hall Social, Church Hall
7:00 p.m.: Ladies Faith Sharing, Room 103
7:00 p.m.: Ladies of SRB, Church Hall
9:00 p.m.: Men’s Basketball, Gym
WEDNESDAY, March 18
8:30 a.m.: Mass, Church
6:00-8:00 p.m.: Cub Scouts, Meeting Center
6:00 p.m.: Lenten soup Supper, Church Hall
THURSDAY, March 19
7:30–9:00 p.m.: A.A., Church Hall
7:30-9:00 p.m.: Choir, Choir Loft
FRIDAY, March 20
Parish Office Closed at Noon
8:30 a.m.: School Mass, Church
4:00-7:00 p.m.: Lenten Fish Fry, Gym
7:00 p.m. Lay-led Stations of the Cross, Church
SATURDAY, March 21
9:00 a.m.-noon: Redford Unicyclists, Gym
2:30 p.m.: Communal Reconciliation, Church
4:00 p.m.: Mass, Church
SUNDAY, March 22—Fifth Sunday of Lent
6:30, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.: Mass, Church
Parish Mission Begins in Church
Stephen Ministry
Do you sometimes feel like Job from the old testament? Are
you struggling in your life with illness, grief, or other
problems that seem to be overwhelming to you? We have
trained Stephen Ministers available to help you with your
challenges in life. You do not have to suffer and struggle
alone. We are here to help you.
If you would like to have a Stephen Minister in your life, please call
(313) 937-1500 ext 114. If you know someone else who could use a
Stephen Minister, pick up a Stephen Minister brochure from the literature
rack in the vestibule of the church and give it to that person or a family
member.
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St. Robert Bellarmine and
St. John Bosco Parishes
Parish Mission
Next Week
Our Spiritual Journey Begins!
Next Sunday night, March 22, our
"Parish Mission" begins. The opening of
the Mission will be at 7:00 p.m.
We begin the "spiritual journey" with
an appropriate question for the first
session: "JESUS, HOW DO WE KNOW
OF YOU?" We will look at our personal
relationship with Christ. “We Need To
Talk” Signed God!
The following night, the theme is
"Come, Follow Me." We will look at the
meaningfulness of being active in the
Church. “My Way is the Highway”
signed God!
The following evening will be the
opportunity for the Sacrament to
"Reconcile and Forgive". “What Part of
Thou Shalt Not … don’t you
understand?” signed God!
The final evening will touch on the
future growth of our parish to "Become a
People Of Purpose". “Do you have any
idea where you are going?” signed
God!
Invite your family and friends. We want
this to be a renewal of life for our
community. The mission will be
addressing issues faced by young and old
alike.
Also please bring a Bible with you. If
anyone needs a ride, please contact Linda
Hudy at (313) 937-1500.
Celebrate the Season of Lent
Does Lent begin and end each year
and you find yourself asking how did
I strengthen my relationship with
God? What did I do to increase my
knowledge of scripture and my faith?
What did I do for others? Below you
will find numerous opportunities for
prayer and service to others to make
this Lent the most meaningful ever!
Mass Schedule
Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.
and Friday at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and
Sunday at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Reconciliation
This sacrament is available every Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Communal reconciliation will be held on Saturday, March 21 at 2:30 p.m.
Reconciliation will be a part of our Parish Mission on Tuesday, March 24.
Bible Study
Tuesday mornings at 8:30am in the Church Hall
Little Black Book for Lent
This little book invites us to make a plan for Lent
and then spend six (6) minutes a day with God.
Stations of the Cross
Lay-led Stations of the Cross are held each Friday during Lent at
7:00 p.m. in the Church. Be with Mary as she walks with Jesus to Calvary.
Lenten Soup Suppers
These suppers will be held on the following Wednesdays in Lent
March 18 (SRB) and March 25 (St. Valentine)
Soup is served at 6:30 p.m. and speaker(s) begin at 7:00 p.m.
Soup Kitchen
Volunteer at St. Leo’s Soup Kitchen.
Volunteers meet in the parking lot at 9:00 a.m. and carpool to St. Leo’s.
They return to SRB parking lot at 1:00 p.m.
Dates are as follows: April 9 and 23,
May 14 and 28 and June 11 and 25.
Donate Blood
Sunday, March 29 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Give the gift of life this Lent and donate blood.
Triduum
Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil
Celebrate the Triduum this year
by attending all three (3) days.
These three (3) days celebrate the basis of our faith.
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REDFORD CATHOLIC PARISHES
Our Lady of Loretto – St. Valentine –
St. John Bosco – St. Robert Bellarmine
2015 Lenten Soup Suppers
Wednesdays of Lent
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Soup is served at 6:30 p.m.
Come Join Us for Evenings of Food,
Fellowship and Reflection!
March 18 – SRB
(313) 937-1500
Mary Garlow
Lumen Gentium, The Dogmatic
Constitution on the Church
March 25 – St. Valentine
(313) 532-4394
Fr. Charlie Fox
10 Ways Your Parish Can
Begin Evangelizing Today
Ministry Beacon 155
Confirmed Catholics, please read!
Confirmed Catholics are on a mission from God! By
virtue of our confirmation, we are sent into the world as
Apostles.
Chances are good that you know someone who is also a
confirmed Catholic but no longer practicing the faith.
Here is your chance to practice your Apostleship. Invite
them to Ministry Beacon 155, a six week journey to help
guide our distant sisters and brothers in faith back to the
Church. Ministry Beacon 155 offers a comfortable place
to take another look at the Church and discover how it can
make a difference in their life.
Regardless of the reason one
has been away, Ministry
Beacon 155 cuts through the
fog and confusion and safely
navigates through the troubled
waters. Our first session will be
held Wednesday, April 15.
Log onto: www.beacon155.com
or call (313)-596-7333 for more
information, time, location.
Junior High Youth Ministry
Our April Event has been announced! In honor of
Global Youth Service Day, which is celebrated on April
25th, Catholic Youth Trek will be hosting a Clean Cars for
Clean Water event. Our host for this event will be Sacred
Heart Parish in Dearborn. Teens will have the opportunity
to participate in a good old-fashioned car wash. Funds
that are raised from this event will go to a clean water
initiative. More details and permission slips will be
forthcoming!
High School Youth Ministry
We have a meeting of our high school teens this weekend
after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. We will be done by 1:30.
Please join us! Permission slips are due this weekend for
the WAYMC Lock-In!!
Upcoming Dates of Importance:
· March 15—Meeting 11:30-1:30 in Room 103
· March 15—WAYMC Lock-In permission slips due!
· March 20—Serving diner at the fish fry
· March 20—WAYMC Lock-In
· March 22-25—Parish Mission
· April 4—Hosting Easter Egg Hunt at noon
Hop On Over
for an
Egg-cellent
Easter Egg Hunt!
Holy Saturday at Noon
(following the food blessing)
for children up to age 12!
We need all hands on deck. If
you can invite, encourage and
pray, we will do the rest!
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Peace & Justice
Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for
bread, will give a stone? Matthew 7:9
Everyday Stewardship
I know a pastor who collects old
paschal candles. They never stand as
profoundly as they did when first
brought out at Easter. However, the
burnt wicks and melted wax represent
the many lives made new in baptism,
the faithful who have passed into the
next life, and the glory and grandeur of
another Easter Vigil and Easter season.
When entering a room with much
history, we often reflect, "If only these
walls could talk." What if a paschal
candle could speak? It would tell us of
each life that was filled with darkness
until the light of Christ entered into it.
It would tell us of infants who received
the promise of eternal life through their
parents' faith and testimony. We would
hear of adults who once were lost and
wandering and how now they were
found. It would share with us the
stories of pain and suffering that ended
in the loving arms of Jesus Christ at
death. It would tell us all of these
things, and would also remind us that it
existed to attest to the truth of the
Light, that through that Light all things
might be seen more clearly.
Do you have your baptismal candle
close by? It has shared a flame with one
of these paschal candles. It attests to the
truth that the Light still resides in you.
This Lent, bring it out and light it once
more. Use it to pray and reflect on your
life. Ask the Lord to grow that Light
inside you, that all around you may see
it. By this Light you have been able to
see more clearly. By the Light shining
more brightly in you, others might be
able to see more clearly as well.
Child nutrition programs are an investment in the future generation. Here
are some statistics from Bread for the World.
· 21.5 million children in low-income families receive free or reducedprice school lunches.
· 11.2 million children receive free or reduced-price school breakfasts.
· 2.4 million children receive meals during the summer at communitybased sites.
· 3.4 million children receive healthy meals and snacks in child care or
after-school programs.
· 8.3 million low-income infants, children under age 5, and pregnant
women receive WIC money for nutritious food and for healthcare.
Congress reviews child nutrition programs every five years. Visit
www.bread.org to let Congress know how important it is to fund these
essential programs.
Notes of Thanks to Our Parish
ST. CHRISTINE CHRISTIAN SERVICES:
On behalf of Christ the King Catholic
Church; we would like to thank St. Robert
Bellarmine Catholic Church and your
enthusiastic parishioners for their compassion,
kindness and the warmth of providing
Christmas gifts to the families we service in
our community.
For over 30 years our St. Vincent de Paul Conference has been helping
children and their families. It is because of your generosity we were able to
give many children and their families a memorable 2014 Christmas. We are
most grateful to you for continued support over the years! Please know that
our St. Vincent de Paul Conference and Christ the King Community will
remember all of the St. Robert Bellarmine Community in our prayers.
MISSION COUPON:
A note of thanks for all those contributing coupon inserts to the church. I
go through the coupon inserts and take out coupons that I think I will use to
buy items for Redford Interfaith Relief. I have donated food and numerous
hygiene products, i.e. shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.
Then I bring back the coupon inserts the next week and place them in the
coupon bin on the counter in the church hall for all parishioners to use.
If anyone else would like to drop off coupon inserts, it would be much
appreciated. Just take out the coupons you want first and then leave the
coupon inserts on the counter in the church hall. This is a long-term,
ongoing project.
If you would like to learn about two (2) coupon websites, you can email
me at [email protected] and I will be more than happy to email them
to you. Check them out and see how much you can save. You are helping
the less fortunate at Redford Interfaith Relief with your coupons.
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Men’s Club
Our next fish fry is right around
the corner. Please join us Friday,
March 20th from 4 to 7 p.m. in
the Activities Building.
If you are interested in joining the Men’s
Club please contact John Martin our
membership chairman at (313) 533-5255 or email [email protected]
Festival Tickets
Along with SPRING comes our 62nd Parish
Festival taking place May 14th, 15th, 16th and
17th. Our transition team has been hard at
working for several months brainstorming
some new ideas to enhance this annual
undertaking. We ask for your support and your
ideas as we move forward. This promises to be
another exciting period in the history of SRB.
Raffle tickets for this years’ festival are
now available and ready for pick up at the
tables located in the Church Hall. Tickets may
be claimed before and after all masses. Please
stop by and pick up your tickets.
Thank you so much for your
support in attending the first
Fish Fry this past Friday.
Weekly Specials
While Supplies Last
Not eligible for “all you can eat”
We hope you had a good meal
March 27th
and shared some good times with
Marinated Grilled Shrimp Kabob
your fellow parishioners and
families.
April 3rd
Seafood platter
The special for this coming
th
Friday, March 20 will be the
Side Dish Choices
very popular Grilled Marinated
French Fries
Salmon!
Baked Potato
Rice Pilaf
Vegetable
Cole Slaw
Mac & Cheese
Dinner Salad
Cup of Soup
Hush Puppies
Give the Gift of Life During Lent
Red Cross Blood Drive
Sunday, March 29th
7 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.
St. Robert Bellarmine Parish offers this
opportunity to save lives twice a year, once in
the Spring and again in the Fall. For more
information on donating blood please call
Kathy at (313) 407-1052 .
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Donate Your
Loose Change to CSA
Your loose change could
make a huge difference!
The Ladies of SRB have been asked to help
raise funds for the CSA shortage. We raised
over $ 1,900 last year. Help us beat that
amount this year. Check under the couch
cushions and drop those coins into our
treasure chest. It will be in the church
entrance after each of the Masses.
Every Penny Counts!
Ladies of SRB News
Our next Ladies of SRB
General Membership meeting
will take place this Tuesday,
March 17th at 7 p.m. in the
Church Hall. There will be a
little St. Patty’s Day
socializing before the meeting beginning at
6:45 p.m. As always, we welcome anyone to
come and be a guest at our meeting. Whether
you are interested in becoming a member or
just plain curious to know more about the
group we hope you can join us.
The Ladies of SRB is collecting loose
change for CSA. You can drop your change
into the treasure chest located in the vestibule
of the church after all weekend Masses. Every
little bit helps to meet our CSA goal for this
year. We appreciate your continued support.
If you have questions regarding membership
in the Ladies of SRB, please contact Lori
Gerrity (Membership Chair) at (313) 727-2519
or Lisa Kirk (President) at (734) 421-6703 or
email [email protected] You can also follow us
on Facebook.
“May your home always be too small to
hold all your friends”-- Irish Toast
Community News
Dementia Series in the Northwest Wayne Vicariate
Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia claim more than the
person diagnosed. They impact everyone in the family. In an effort
to provide support to persons with dementia and their caregivers,
the parishes of the Northwest Wayne Vicariate will be hosting a
series of free monthly presentations with HOPE Dementia Ministry
LLC. Everyone is welcome. Dementia is often looked at as a
disease of loss with an emphasis on what the person can no longer
do. Together, let’s begin to break down the stigma of dementia and
focus on understanding the changes, seeing the person first instead
of the disease, and emphasizing what is still there and what a person
can still do. The presentations will take place on the 4th Wednesday
of the month beginning in April 2015 and running through April
2016. A different church will host each presentation.
Easter Friday Pilgrimage of Eight Detroit Historic Churches
On April 10th, you are welcome to join Prayer Pilgrimages as we
are scheduled to visit, with informative talks: Assumption Grotto,
St. Bonaventure Monastery, St. Albertus, Old St. Mary's, St.
Hedwig, Ste. Anne, Sweetest Heart of Mary, & St. Joseph Churches
with closing 7 pm Mass. All of these churches will be specially
decorated for Easter. Deluxe motorcoach local departures from
Oakland Mall in Troy, Levagood Park in Dearborn, & Sears Lot in
Lincoln Park. Total cost per person, including full course catered
meal, is $50. To reserve and more information: Michael Semaan
at (248) 250-6005 or visit www.prayerpilgrimages.com.
Shroud of Turin Display at Holy Spirit
On Holy Saturday, April 4th from Noon - 6:00 pm we will have
over 20 panels on display, explaining every aspect of the Passion of
Christ as seen through the Shroud, The Reputed Burial Cloth of
Christ. There will be a 3:00pm presentation as well as newly
released videos that reveal the latest findings and our life-sized
photographic reproduction of the actual Shroud of Turin, currently
displayed in our Shroud Room. Mark your calendars now and invite
your friends and family to this truly thought provoking afternoon,
focusing on the Passion of Our Lord. www.hsrcc.net
St. Suzanne/Our Lady Gate of Heaven Parish Spring Raffle
Sunday, April 19 at 1 pm. Only 300 tickets will be sold. 4 grand
prize drawings totaling $13,000 and 6 preliminary drawings totally
$3,000. Tickets are $100. Call (313) 838-1063 for tickets.
Saturday April 18th—Mom To Mom Sale
The MOPS of St. Edith is hosting their bi-annual Mom to Mom
Sale on April 18th from 8:30am to Noon. Come stop by and shop the
74 tables of gently-used maternity, baby, and kids’ clothing, toys
and furniture. Early Bird Admission at 8:30 am is only $2 and
Regular Admission is $1 from 9:00 am to 12:00p m. St. Edith’s
Church is located at 15089 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, MI 48154, just
south of 5 Mile. St. Edith & St. Colette MOPS supports mothers of
young children in a supportive and caring environment. For more
information please visit www.stecmops.org or on Facebook at St.
Edith/St. Colette Mom-to-Mom Sale.
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Cardinal Sports News
The 2014-15 basketball season
has finally come to a close with
the wrap-up of the St. Anselm
post season tournament. Our
teams had a fine showing with 2
of the 3 teams making it to the
final weekend. Unfortunately the
final results were not in at the
time of this writing.
Come be an SRB Cardinal
Once a Cardinal, always a Cardinal!
St Robert Bellarmine Catholic School
Now Enrolling for 2015-2016 School Year
Openings in Preschool through 8th Grade
Preschool Fours Full Day Sessions
and Half Day Sessions available
v Strong academic curriculum includes classes in Art,
Computers, Library, Music, Physical Education and
Spanish
v Highly Qualified Teachers on staff
v Latchkey available before and after school
St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic School
is Strength in academics, Respect for others,
and Belief in Christian values
Located at 27201 West Chicago in Redford Please call to
schedule a tour at 313-937-1655 or visit us at
www.strobertbellarmine.com (click on the school link)
Preparations are now underway for the start of the
2015 track season. Coach Turland is in the process of
contacting all participants to inform them of the
official start date and time. If you have not yet
registered please contact the athletic office as soon as
possible. As in past years, this will be our only spring
sport. The spring season will begin in mid-March and
conclude in May. Track is open to all parish students
in grades 4 through 8. We have received our
preliminary schedule and are working with the
Livonia school district and our division teams to make
final schedule adjustments to avoid conflicts with the
track and the other schools. At this time, our first meet
is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 11th.
We have been contacted by one of our neighboring
parishes inviting our 5th and 6th grade girls to play
softball this season. Any girls that would like to play
should contact the SRB athletic department as soon as
possible for additional information. Practice begins in
mid – March with the season ending in Late May or
early June.
I know it might seem early but we are already
making plans for athletics for next fall. Registration
forms will be distributed soon for the fall sports of
Volleyball and Soccer beginning in September 2015.
Keep in mind that these activities are open to all
students of the parish no matter what school they
attend. Practice sessions will begin in August with the
regular season beginning in early September.
Upcoming Activities:
· Track Season: Begins in mid-March
The Athletics page of the parish website contains
information regarding athletic activities available to
the children of our school and parish. The web site
can be found at www.strobertbellarmine.com. Click on
Athletic Programs or Quick Reference on the left side
of the page under “A.D. Notes”. As always, if you
have any questions or suggestions, please contact the
athletic office at (313) 937-1530 ext.134, e-mail us at:
“[email protected]” or drop a note in the collection
basket.
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Sacrament of Baptism
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the third
Saturday of each month after the 4 p.m. Mass. Due to
other liturgical celebrations, the third Saturday of each
month may need to change to another Saturday. Parents
should make arrangements in advance at the Parish
Office.
Mass Intentions
March 14
4:00 p.m.
… KAYE WILLIAMS By Lois Olah
Sacrament of Anointing
For the Sacrament of Anointing, please call the Parish
Office to make an appointment.
March 15
6:30 a.m.
… THE PARISHIONERS OF ST. ROBERT
BELLARMINE
Sacrament of Marriage
Arrangements for weddings must be made in person by
the parties to the proposed marriage. Please call the Parish
Office for an appointment.
March 15
8:30 a.m.
… FRANCA BARONE By Family
… ARLENE RODRIGUEZ By Bernie &
Cheryl Bejma
March 15
10:30 a.m.
… BERNARD WOJNAR By The Koslow
Family
… GARY MAJEWSKI By Larry & Pam
Koenig
… JACK AND HELEN FEYS By Children &
Family
… PAULINE KIRK (10th Anniversary)
… By Son, Brian and Family
March 17
11:00 a.m.
… RUTH VASSALLO By Family
… CARL D’ANGELO By Goldenaires
… ANDY SZEWCZYK By Wife Donna
… SPECIAL INTENTION OF OUR
STEPHEN MINISTERS
March 18
8:30 a.m.
… VERA LORRAINE SCHILLING By
Family
March 20
8:30 a.m.
… THE PARISHIONERS OF ST. ROBERT
BELLARMINE
March 21
4:00 p.m.
… CONSTANCE CAPRARO By Anthony
Capraro
… CLEMEN GREENAN By Family
… MICHAEL HAAR By Mom
… MELVIN HAAR By Wife, Betty
… JOSEPH TUREK By Family
… THE SPECIAL INTENTION OF LAURA
SCANLAN
March 22
6:30 a.m.
… THE SPECIAL INTENTION OF
PATRICIA WALTERS
March 22
8:30 a.m.
… THE PARISHIONERS OF ST. ROBERT
BELLARMINE
March 22
10:30 a.m.
… EVA “LIZZIE” MC CORMICK By Mary
Toal
… JULIA AND BIAGIO PIERGENTILI By
Carol Mettler
Holy Orders & Religious Life
If interested, please call the Parish Office or the
Archdiocesan Office of Vocation at 313.237.5875.
R.C.I.A.
Individuals who are considering becoming Catholic or
want to receive the Sacraments of Eucharist and
Confirmation, please call the Parish Office for more
information.
Pastoral Care
Pastoral Care, annulments, or spiritual direction is
available by appointment.
Prayer Requests
May They Rest in Peace
Marilyn Basler
Maureen Griffin, the Sister of Sean Griffin
Alice Jackman, the Aunt of Harold Jackman
Ralph Mirabitur, the Father of Tim Mirabitur
For Our Sick
Ernest Garbinski, Amos Sobier, Patricia Taylor, Terese
Adams, Ellen Bechter, Jill Biga, Marion Bilyk, Constance
Bonarek, John Bosy, Ronald Burns, Joyce Burke, Bury
Family, Sharon Cannarsa, Joey Caretti, Marvin Coughlin,
Connie DeFrain, Matthew Dugas, Becky Dziadzio, Bruce
Dziadzio, Joan Durant, Patricia Emery, Jack Flanagan,
Marge Fodal, Theresa Frank, Gertrud, Joe Goode, Richard
Goodlaski, Grochowicz, Andrew Halliburton, Richard
Hare, Dolores Harris, Julius Hessler, Estelle Josefa,
Annette Keda, Dan Klansek, Bernadine Krol, Stephanie
Kummer, Jeanne Lillard, Tom Lantto, Gloria Lopez,
Carolyn May, Cathy Mayeran, Vivienne Melnik, Sara
McGuire, Rita McIntyre, McMahons, Terry Miazgowicz,
Orlando Mullett, Ron Niedwiecki, Betty O’Leary, Joseph
Oleszkowicz, Larry Patzsch, Dorothy Pendracki, Sally
Piotrowski, John Poteracki, Judy Poteracki, Elizabeth
Rose, William Rust, Sampson Twins, Diana Seim, Mary
Sequin, Camden Sobiechowski, Henry Szurek, Ken
Taddia, Pat Taddia, Cecelia Turek, Tim Westfall, Lynne
Weston, Bob Winters, Robert Wisner, Bernice Wojnar,
Helen Zimmerman.
For Parishioners On Active Military Duty
Airman Timothy Maher
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