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Christ the
Holy Week
March 29, 2015
5 pm Dan Cjeka
9 am Ben Schuerin
11 am Anthony Mandalari
palm Sunday
good Friday
March 28/29
April 3
12:00 Noon Stations of the Cross
1:05 pm Proclamation of
Psalm 22, Jim Goebel
1:15 pm Solemn Celebration of the
Passion of the Lord
The Passion of Our Lord; Veneration
of the Cross; Communion.
Palm Sunday Cast
Narrator Matt Dargay
Rene Bryce
Louis Carcamo
Alyssa Cardillo
Joseph Gearig
John Paul “JP” Gurgel
Matt Kilburn
Rafa Mendez
Connor O’Dea
Jack Slayton
Rehearsal Coaches: Owen Woityra and Mark Magni
Breakfast for Cast Prepared by: Beth Donetti and
Denise Swanson
private penance
Monday, March 30 beginning at 6:30 pm
the sacred pascal triduum
Easter vigil in the holy night
Saturday, April 4, 8:00 pm
At dusk-lighting of the
Easter fire and candle;
Blessing of Baptismal water;
Water Rite; celebration of
Baptisms and Confirmation
Reception into full
Communion; Blessing of
Easter food.
Reception will follow the Mass in celebration of those
who journeyed through the RCIA and
Family Catechumenate Programs.
Thursday, April 2, 8:00 pm
Liturgy of the Word;
washing of feet;
collection for the poor;
solemn Eucharistic Prayer;
procession to Gethsemane
Chapel; prayer and
adoration until 11:30 pm
Easter Sunday of the resurrection
of the lord
April 5, 8:00, 9:30 & 11:15 am
Fr. Tim Shepard will
preside at the 8:00 and 9:30
Masses, Fr. Joe will preside
at the 11:15 Mass.
Blessing of Easter Baskets
at all Masses.
11:30 pm to midnight
taize prayer
Childcare provided at all
Masses. NO coffee and donuts.
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Christ the Redeemer, Lake Orion
Only Mark’s Passion Narrative begins with the account of a
woman who performs an extravagant act: “While he was at
Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table,
a woman came with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment of
nard, and she broke open the jar and poured the ointment on
his head.” This gesture - wasting something as expensive as an entire jar of perfume - is scoffed by the bystanders, who complain that, at the very least, the
nard could have been sold and the money given to the poor. But Jesus is having
none of it: “Let her alone; why do you trouble her? She has performed a good
service for me.” Fr. Robert Barron asks, “Why does Mark use this tale to preface
his telling of the passion? Why does he allow the odor of this woman’s perfume
to waft, as it were, over the whole of the story?”
“It is because, I believe, this extravagant gesture shows the meaning of what
Jesus is about to do: the absolutely radical giving away of self. There is nothing
calculating, careful, or conservative about the woman’s action; she offers everything, breaking open the jar as a symbol of the breaking open of her heart in
love. Giving voice to the austere rationalism of the Enlightenment, Immanuel
Kant spoke of “religion within the limits of reason alone”; but as Paul Tillich
commented, authentic religion, ultimate concern, can never be hemmed in by
reason alone. Flowing from the deepest place in the heart, religion resists the
strictures set for it by a fussily moralizing reason (on full display in those who
complain about the woman’s extravagance). At the climax of his life, Jesus will
give himself away totally, lavishly, unreasonably — and this is why the woman’s
beautiful gesture is a sort of overture to the opera that will follow.” (Robert Barron, Letting the Life OUT.”)
According to Mark, Jesus prayed the beginning of Psalm 22 at the ninth
hour (that is, about three in the afternoon) in a loud voice: "My God, my God,
why have you forsaken me?" Some of the bystanders misunderstood this prayer
as a call for Elijah. It was probably already the case at that time that Elijah was
seen as an aid at the hour of death. Because Jesus cried out the beginning of
Psalm 22 in Aramaic ("Eloi, eloi") there must have been some kind of twisting
of his cry; the mockery of Jesus continues.
save the date
Michigan Blood Drive at
Christ the Redeemer,
Saturday, May 16
7:30 am-1:30 pm
in the Bethany Room
Watch the bulletin for details.
grief support
April 23, 30, May 7, 14 & 21
7:00-9:00 pm
Registration: $15 before April 16,
after $20.
Grieving with Great HOPE is a
five week grief support series that
offers a prayerful, practical and personal approach for anyone who is
mourning the loss of a loved one. If
you have lost a spouse, a child
(including pregnancy loss), a grandchild, parent, another family member
or a friend, you are encouraged to
attend. Presenters will be Fr. Joe Dailey, Fr. Mike Verschaeve as well as
John and Sandy O’Shaughnessy from
Good Mourning Ministry, a local
Catholic bereavement organization.
This is a joint effort with our parish,
St. Joseph Parish and with assistance
from Modetz Funeral Home. This
year, the sessions will be held here at
CTR. See flyer in the vestibule for
registration details.
Mark's gospel records these as Jesus's only words, but in all probability Jesus
did not merely pray the beginning of Psalm 22. Reciting the first words would
have indicated the same thing as a Christian today starting to pray, "Our
Father ... "
“He must have spoken parts of the whole psalm as his dying prayer, as far
as his fading strength allowed, or stuttered it out in bits. At any rate, the opinion
of some authors that the cry, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
represents ultimate and final despair is contradictory to the practice of Old Testament prayer. It is not only that Psalm 22 is shot through with cries of trust
("since my mother bore me you have been my God," v. 10), not merely that the
end of the psalm speaks of the banquet of the nations in the reign of God (vv.
27-29); the beginning of the psalm is itself not a cry of despair, but a lament, and
in the Psalms that is something completely different from despair. Psalm 22
contains both: that God is silent and yet replies, the horrible hiddenness of God
and the showing of God's face (v. 24), the ultimate loneliness of the one praying
and the new gift of community.” (Gerhard Lohfink Jesus of Nazareth, p.283-84)
Fr. Joe
members needed
Our parish gives away 10% of the
Sunday collection to the poor. The
Tithing Committee allocates these
funds monthly to local and global
agencies. Guidelines are provided.
We are looking for a few members to
join the committee for a 3 year term
making a total of 9 members on the
committee. Members are asked to
attend meetings that are held the 2nd
Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm.
If you are interested, please call
Karen/Lisa in the parish office.
Christ the Redeemer, Lake Orion
Fermenting Faith?
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month beginning again
on April 16 at 7:00 pm for a little
wine, cheese and casual yet deep theological discussion! All are welcome. Free childcare happily provided upon request. NO RSVP necessary! Our next topic: The Doctrine
of Grace, a concept that Catholics,
Orthodox, and Protestants agree is of
great importance. It is also a concept that is the source of tremendous
disagreement between Catholics, Orthodox, and Protestants. Its theological development has led to the creation of certain famous aspects of
Christianity such as original sin and
predestination. Learn about the theological concept of grace and it is a
vital component in the Christian understanding of salvation.
Did you know we offer a
GREAT 8-day Summer Program for
grades 1st – 5th that meets the Archdiocesan requirements for a FULL
YEAR of Faith Formation? The
kids love it. They have full reign of
the building for two weeks (Mon –
Thurs) and they leave feeling like they
really ‘own the joint!’ Our church
takes on a richer feeling of “home”
and the time spent feels like “camp”
with all the bonding and fun, but our
curriculum is quite substantial, challenging and engaging. Participating
in our summer program can allow for
more family time during the busy
school year. Do consider registering
at one of our upcoming orientations: April 28 and May 13, 7:00 pm.
Summer Faith Formation
(SFF) dates for children entering
Grades 1-5;
July 13-16 & 20-23 (Monday Thursday) from 9am – 12 noon
August 3-6 & 10-13 (Monday Thursday) from 9am – 12 noon
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Crazy Catholic Question #29
Self-sacrifice? !
I remember once quoting Sesame Street to my threeyear old saying “It’s fun to share!” and her quite confidently replying “No it’s not Momma” and looking at me like,
“What world are YOU living in?”
Self-sacrifice is not our natural state. The desire to be “on top” comes with
the territory of being alive. St. Thomas Aquinas said that everything living wants
to survive and expand in being. In plants and animals this drive stays on the biological level. But in humans it becomes more complex. Not only do we want to
physically survive, we want to be important and esteemed, and sometimes we will
hit some rather disgraceful lows in our pursuit of recognition and success in the
world’s eyes. None of us are strangers to self-interest. But, it doesn’t satisfy in
the end, as this anonymous little piece says:
"How To Be Miserable."
"Think about yourself. Talk about yourself. Use "I" as often as possible.
Listen greedily to what people say about you. Expect to be appreciated. Be
Be jealous and envious. Be sensitive to slights. Never forgive a criticism.
Trust nobody but yourself. Insist on consideration and respect.
Demand agreement with your own views on everything. Do as little as possible for others."
Sure we have our good days, but no matter how old and wise we get, we still
have our bad days too when we succumb to our “bottom-of-the-barrel” selves….
I love the quote from Anne Lamott who said: “I’ve thought such evil, awful
thoughts that I cannot even say them out loud because they would make Jesus
want to drink gin straight out of the cat dish.”
And yet, at the same time, we immediately recognize goodness. We are
moved by stories of great sacrifice and selflessness. When an individual makes a
choice to give of themselves for the greater good, we hear in that story God calling us to something deeper and truer…. something is awakened in us….
For example, the story of the young boy who had the perfect blood-match to
save his older sister from a fatal form of leukemia. So the doctors and his parents came to him and asked “Will you give your sister your blood?”
And the boy thought about it for a few minutes and then said “Yes, I will…
for my sister.” So when the day came they put the needle in the child’s arm and
started the transfusion, and as he watched his blood go out of him and into his
sister he asked the doctor “So, when do I die?”
Self-preservation may be our default setting, but something wonderful in us
recognizes the beauty in stories such as this in which people set aside their drive
for self-interest to carry out amazing acts of love.
This is the humanity that we witness in Jesus this Palm Sunday. Jesus is always calling us to this higher self…our best self. Jesus is God’s way of communicating to us what being human can look like…is designed to look like. St.
Thomas Aquinas says “the mission of Jesus from the Father is NOT the mission
to be crucified; what the Father wished is that Jesus should be human.” Jesus’ life
was so tragic because of what being a loving, compassionate human person in
our world sometimes costs.
All our little sacrifices, our little deaths to our self-centered selves are not a
loss but a key part of our growth and transition into abundant life: our own death
and resurrection. Henri Nouwen said “Our humanity comes to its fullest bloom
in giving. We become beautiful people when we give whatever we can give: a
smile, a handshake, a kiss, an embrace, a word of love, a present, a part of our
life...all of our life.”
Send your "Crazy Catholic Questions" to [email protected] or read past
columns at:
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Christ the Redeemer, Lake Orion
Spring Break Mission 2015
Mark 14.1-15:47
Are you a student in grades 9-12 looking for
something new to do on Spring Break? Join us
as we journey to the Old Redford district in Detroit and work with the Motor City Blight Busters Wednesday April 8-Friday, April 10. We
begin each morning at CTR with a light breakfast and prayer before we carpool down to Lahser and Grand River. We never know exactly
what our tasks will be when we arrive, but it’s
always interesting. We may be doing anything
from clearing up parks of illegal dumping, cleaning empty lots, or taking down burned and
abandoned homes. We leave CTR at about
8:30 am and return each evening by 5:30 pm. If
you like to meet new and interesting people,
swing a sledge hammer and help others, then
this is the experience for you. We have scheduled an informational/training meeting for
Thursday, March 26 from 7-8 pm in Bethany. Contact Lisa Andridge for more information.
This week we celebrate Palm Sunday, the final Sunday of
Lent before Holy Week begins. It is the remembrance of Jesus’
“triumphal entry” into Jerusalem. About 450-500 years before
Jesus crucifixion, the Prophet Zechariah prophesied Jesus’ entry
into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey and people placed palm
fronds in his path and praised him saying, “Hosanna to the son of
David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!” Close your
eyes for a moment and try really hard to envision this scene. Jesus is entering Jerusalem a hero. The people worship him and
praise his name. Just imagine the crowds bustling and yelling.
Feel the heat of the sun on your face as the all try to get a
glimpse of the King. Then, try to imagine, just a few days later as
Jesus is tried, crucified and sentenced to death. It must be the
quickest change of atmosphere in all of history. The same
crowds that were crying out “Hosanna!” were soon crying out,
“Crucify Him!”
This year as you watch the Passion Drama unfold, try to put
yourself into the story. Imagine the role you would play and then
let yourself feel the drama. It is both a beautiful and tragic story.
In another week we will celebrate the Resurrection of our
LORD. Don’t let yourself forget all that Jesus did to save us
from our sins. We need to remember the tragedy in order to
appreciate the love and the life he gave to us.
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, April 7 – Spring Break/No Coffee
House gathering
Wednesday, April 8 – Friday, April 10 –
Spring Break Mission
Saturday, May 16 – Project Peace by Piece
Saturday, May 30 – Graduation Mass and
Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10 – Summer
Lent in Youth Ministry
I would love to invite all teens in grades 9-12 to join us Tuesdays from 7-9 pm during Lent for a special series called, “Chase”.
We will be taking a closer look at some of the “things” we’re
chasing in our busy lives. It’s so easy to become distracted and
derailed from our faith journey by events and objects that seem
to be value added but that actually take us away from our relationship with Christ. David was a man who chased after the
heart of God. Join us as we look at his life and how, despite his
short comings, God was able to use him in remarkable ways.
Our final session in this Lenten journey will be Tuesday,
March 31. What are you chasing?
Warm Up America
love and marriage
Wedding Coordinators NEEDED
Weddings are an exciting time for the bride and groom. A Wedding Coordinators shares in that special day. Coordinators facilitate the wedding rehearsal
and provide support on the wedding day. Volunteers are trained and scheduled.
Be a part of this ministry. Questions call Sue in the parish office, 248-391-1621.
Warm Up America knits and crochets blankets, hats, mittens, etc. for
those in need.
Spring/summer meeting dates are
April 2, 16 & 30, May 14 & 28, and
June 11.
All are welcome.
Christ the Redeemer, Lake Orion
Mass Intentions
March 28 & 29
5:00 pm For Dr. Robert Wylin req.
by Dorothy Wylin.
For the Deceased members of the
Zale and Kowalski families req. by
9:00 am For the people of the parish.
11:00 am For Jim Sulinski req. by
April 4 & 5
5:00 pm For Mark Wylin req.
by Dorothy Wylin.
For Manuel Paramo req. by the
John Zuniga family.
9:00 am For Paula Sulinski req.
by family.
11:00 am For the people of the
Earth Day
April 17
Earth Day is
April 22. Join the
Peace and Justice
Committee as we
welcome former
parishioner Kate
Madigan for an early Earth Day
presentation on "Oil and Water Don't
Mix" at 7 p.m., Friday, April 17, in
the Bethany Room.
A member of the Michigan Environmental Council, Kate will present
information on the Enbridge Line 5
oil pipeline that runs under the Straits
of Mackinac. This 62-year-old pipeline poses a risk to the Great Lakes.
Kate will discuss actions Michigan
can take to reduce that risk and what
we can do as concerned citizens. She
will also update us on other recent
activities of the Michigan Environmental Council. A Michigan wine
and cheese reception will follow the
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Looking AHEAD
Palm Sunday, March 29
9:00 am Mass
11:00 am Mass
12:00 pm RCIA
Monday, March 30
6:00 pm FROG
6:30 pm Private Penance
7:00 pm 8th Grade
7:00 pm Sunday Scripture
Tuesday, March 31
5:45 pm Yoga
6:00 pm Stephen Min. Training
7:00 pm Coffee House
7:15 pm Women’s Book Club
Wednesday, April 1
7:45 pm AA & Alanon
Holy Thursday, April 2
9:30 am Warm Up America
10:00 am 55+ Exercise Class
8:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Good Friday, April 3
12:00 pm Stations of the Cross
1:05 pm Proclamation of Psalm
22, Jim Goebel
1:15 pm Solemn Celebration of
the Passion of the Lord
Saturday, April 4
9:00 am Yoga
10:00 am Adult Choir
10:15 am Yoga
11:00 am RCIA, Godparents,
2:30 pm Genesis Reading Rehearsal
8:00 pm Easter Vigil in the Holy
Easter Sunday, April 5
8:00 am Mass, Fr. Tim Shepard
9:30 am Mass, Fr. Tim Shepard
11:15 am Mass, Fr. Joe Dailey
Monday, April 6
Parish Office Closed
Tuesday, April 7
5:45 pm Yoga
7:00 pm Mass
Wednesday, April 8
Spring Break Mission
7:00 pm Peace & Justice
7:45 pm AA & Alanon
Thursday, April 9
Spring Break Mission
10:00 am 55+ Exercise Class
7:00 pm Stephen Ministry
Friday, April 10
Spring Break Mission
9:00 am Mass
10:00 am Nursing Home Mass
Saturday, April 11
9:00 am Yoga
10:15 am Yoga
5:00 pm Baptisms at Vigil Mass
Our generous parishioners adopted 9
families and supplied 200 baskets and
$500 gift cards to people in need this
Easter season. Those we assisted are
most gracious, thank you.
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Christ the Redeemer, Lake Orion
Classifieds: WANTED
The Office of Family Ministry is looking
to fill the following positions:
Do you have a heart for tweens? Now
accepting resumes for a Middle School
program coordinator. This is a paid
position on our CTR Staff that runs from
late August until the end of April. Position begins July 1st. Traditionally a 30
-hour position, but willing to split into
two 15-hour positions for the right candidates.
Seeking 8-10 adult members of our
community with some theological training or experience in spiritual director to
be a part of a new adult faith endeavor
for our parish. Commitment entails
approximately 4 hours monthly beginning in late August.
Looking for one or two (or more) members of our community to coordinate 3
service projects (of your choice!) next
year for our Confirmation program.
Projects need to be scheduled sometime between Oct-April.
Looking for 8-10 small group leaders to
assist at FIVE Confirmation meetings
next year. Commitment is a total of 10
hours for the entire year.
Sponsors and assistants needed for our
RCIA program beginning in midSeptember through the Easter Vigil
2016. This is a substantial weekly commitment to journey with those seeking
to become Catholic, but extremely edifying.
Looking for someone with a heart for
our 20-somethings to work with the our
Agape Young Adult minister, Kim
Boismer, to coordinate a small, simple
reception (crackers, cheese, wine, cookies, etc.) on the third Tuesday of each
month following Taize prayer.
INQUIRES: [email protected]
Keep informed on parish events
via a weekly email. To receive a
weekly updates, fill out the information on the main page of the
good Friday
The annual Good Friday Collection offers a direct link for parishioners to be witnesses of peace and to
help protect the Holy Places. When
you donate on Good Friday, you are
supporting Christians in the Holy
To donate, pick up a book mark
found in the vestibule or go to
Volunteer Appreciation
Friday, May 1, 6:30 pm
All Christ the Redeemer volunteers be sure to mark you calendars.
Senior Stretch & Stay
Strong Exercise Class
This class is held at Christ the
Redeemer and features meditation,
gentle stretching, and chair exercise.
Every Thursday, from 10:00 11:30 am in the Matt 2/3 room.
Instructor: Virginia Stagner Certified by The Arthritis Foundation
Our RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is designed
to welcome anyone interested in
learning more about Catholicism
and/or officially being initiated
through the sacraments of Baptism,
Confirmation and Eucharist into our
Catholic Community. Contact Lisa
Brown, 248-391-4074 or
[email protected] for more information.
Gospel of life
“As the Holy Spirit says, “Today if
you should hear his voice, harden not your
hearts as when they provoked me, as in the
day of trial in the wilderness.” (Hebrews 3:7
March 25, 2015 marked the 20th
Anniversary of the publication of
Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of
Life) by St. John Paul II in 1995. In
his encyclical, St. John Paul II took
the principle of the sanctity of life and
focused on each human person as an
individual, unique expression of God.
Unfortunately, many Catholics have
never accepted this Pope’s message or
have tuned it out.
In 2013, newly elected Pope
Francis published his first encyclical:
The Joy of the Gospel. Pope Francis
presented his plans for “a new phase
of evangelization” for service to the
poor. Overlooked by many were Pope
Francis’ statements from Section 213
that “Among the vulnerable for
whom the Church wishes to care with
particular love and concern are unborn children, the most defenseless
and innocent among us.” He continued: “Defense of unborn life is closely
linked to the defense of each and every other right. It involves the conviction that a human being is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation
and at every stage of development.”
Let us hope that twenty years from
now that Pope Francis’s message isn’t
Lansing update
"Choose Life" License Plates
Continue to House Committee
After Senate Approval
After passage this week from the
State Senate, a bill creating Michigan
"Choose Life" fundraising license
plates will now be sent over to the
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for further consideration. Money collected during the sale
of the plates would be deposited into a
"Choose Life" Fund, which then could
be distributed to organizations that
promote alternatives to abortion. Senate Bill 84 passed in the Senate by a 26
-11 vote.
Christ the Redeemer, Lake Orion
Buddy’s pizza “Slice for
Life” Fundraiser
Proceeds from this fundraiser,
on Monday, April 13 from 11 am-10
pm, go to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
Feed your family while supporting the Capuchin Soup Kitchen! All
the 2-topping pizza and salad you can
eat at all Metro Detroit Buddy’s Pizza
locations (dine-in only). Carry-out
available. Tickets: $15 adults; $7 children under 10. Tickets available in
advance by calling 313-579-2100 ext.
170 or purchase at the door on April
Card crafter
Christ the Redeemer Card Crafters will gather on Tuesday, April 14
and Tuesday, May 12 from 10:00am12:00 noon. Card crafters continue to
create cards to send to members of
our community. Don't let your lack
of crafting experience stop you from
joining the fun! We have all levels of
projects to complete. There may also
be an opportunity to work at home
with our materials. Questions, contact Caryl at [email protected]
or 248-625-5852. Mention cards in
your title.
rice bowls
Hungering for Seeds of Home
We follow Jesus this week on our Lenten journey as he enters into Jerusalem, a community he knew well. CRS
Rice Bowl asks us, too, to prayerfully
enter into our own communities, to
find those who are hungry and thirsty,
who need our help. How does our
Lenten journey motivate us to serve
those we encounter in our daily lives?
Rice bowls are due back beginning
Holy Thursday, April 2.
Financial Stewardship
February 2015
Sunday Contributions:
(Under) Budget
($ 4,322)
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crop walk, may 3
Christ the Redeemer, together
with 14 other churches in our community, have “made a difference
within our local community and the
world in which we live”. Last year
the Orion Oxford CROP Walk
raised $19,000 to help respond to
disasters, develop sustainable incomes, or provide basic needs such
as clean water. The funds are distributed domestically and globally. 25%
of our funds will go to FISH and
Love INC here in our community.
The walk takes
place on Sunday,
May 3 at 2:00
pm. Our goal is
to have 50 walkers and runners
from Christ the
Redeemer to
join in a 6 mile trek around Orion
Oaks or taking a shorter 2 mile walk.
Everyone can help. Please
pledge a walker or join our CTR
Crop Walk team. We will be available after Masses on April 11/12,
18/19, 25/26 or you can visit the The website offers
the opportunity to pledge or join the
We are very proud of our CTR
generosity and commitment to this
effort. If you would consider helping
to organize or host this event, we
would like to have you contact us.
For more information, please call
Randy Gower, 248-391-9060 or Don
Danko, 248-931-1330.
Do you have a friend, neighbor,
co-worker, or relative who has been
struggling with the loss of a loved
one, loneliness, cancer, a layoff, relocation, divorce, a spiritual crisis, recuperation, single parenthood, or
any of countless other life challenges? Our Stephen Ministers can provide them with the focused care,
encouragement, and support they
need to make it through the crisis.
If you know of someone who is
hurting, talk with our Stephen Leader who will instruct you on how we
can connect the person with a Stephen Minister It’s a great way for
you to show how much you care?
For more information call Roger Buches, 248-444-5750 or email
Mike Hayes at
[email protected]
MOMS: Ministry of Moms
Moms with children of all ages
are welcome to meet with one or
both of our MOMS groups that gather on Wednesday, 10:00-11:30 am
OR Thursday mornings 10:30 am 12:00 noon for fellowship, book discussions, life lessons and faith building. For more information contact
Patty Weise 248-239-1118 (Weds) or
Dayna Hollis 248-802-3804
(Thurs). Childcare is provided.
Scripture Study Opportunities
Monday Night
Join us at 7:00 pm in the parish
office conference room for an indepth discussion and study of the
lectionary readings for our weekend
liturgies. All are welcome. Questions,
contact Jan Lumetta at [email protected]
Wednesday morning
from 9:30-11:00 am
No prep necessary. Drop-ins
welcome. Childcare provided by request. Contact David Nesbitt
at: [email protected] for
more information.
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Christ the Redeemer, Lake Orion
The following is the entire prayer list of Christ the
Redeemer Church. If you would like someone added to
the prayers please call the parish office.
For Our Parishioners
Jack Walters
Marie Degg
Paul Brimo
Jodi Dempsey Martin
Laurie O’Meara
Robert Kurzyniec
Tony Gibbs
Jane Beckwith
Fred Lennox
Stan Kowalski
Carey Chappell
Karen Rawski
Ellen Higgins
For the Military
…..our country’s military personnel especially those connected
to our parish.
For the Deceased
…..please remember in your
prayers the family of Fran Pinto
whose mother Arleen Pinto died;
the family of Eileen Goodard, a
resident of Bortz Nursing Home,.
For Loved Ones
Who Are Ill
John Bechtell father of
Jim Bechtell
Frank Grepke and Richard Lamb
brother-in-laws of Carol Lamb
Tyler Krueger friend of
Brandon Woelmer
Agnes Rowe sister of
Mary Munoz
John Lee Hopper friend of
Mary Munoz
Dave Berube father of
Elizabeth Delano
Don Kern uncle of
JoAnn Yops
Cameron Ruby
John Kielich brother of
Theresa Bieser
Hannah Campbell toddler friend of
Jessica Hallmark
Shari Morgan friend of
Therese Wisnewski
Stephanie Shim friend of
Therese Wisnewski
Hilton Muntz father of
Carol Daprai
Janice Klink niece of
Bev Gall
Sister Bea Keller the sister of
Mike Eyl
Kris Leith friend of
Martha and John Cooper
Lauren Hughes
John Bigger
Evelyn Winterfield sister of
Mary Elizabeth Murray
Patty Bianchi daughter of
Stella Slimko
Cameron Collins nephew of
Susan Arends
2700 Waldon Rd,
Lake Orion, MI 48360
Fr. Joe Dailey, Pastor
e-mail: [email protected]
248.391.1621, (Fax) 248.391.3412
Administrative: Sue Enjaian, ext. 10
e-mail: [email protected]
Administrative: Dawn Cejka, ext. 11
[email protected]
Finance: Christi Spencer, ext. 12
[email protected]
Christian Service: Karen Swietlik, ext. 17
[email protected] and
Lisa Pratt, ext. 17 [email protected]
Stephen Ministry: Roger Buches, 248.444.5750
Music Ministry: Mari Reyes, 248-674-4493
[email protected]
Hours: 9 am to 4 pm, Monday thru Thursday
9 am to 12:00 Noon, Friday
Website Address:
Pontiac Vicariate Website:
Lisa Brown, Director, ext. 20
[email protected]
Karen Jbara and Michele Pinelli,
Pre-K, Elementary Coordinators, ext. 19
[email protected]
Maryalice Tomei, Administrative, ext. 14
[email protected]
Deb Kiefer, Mid School, ext. 18
[email protected]
Lisa Andridge, Youth Minister, ext. 33
[email protected]
Saturday - 5:00 pm
Sunday - 9:00 am & 11:00 am
Daily - Check weekly bulletin
Parish Council (Meets 4th Tuesday)
Chair: Joanne Evola, 248.391.-0113
(Commissions meet 2nd Tuesday)
Chair: David Zande, 248.891.6950
Parish Finance Council
Chair: Jason Drake, 248.236.8102
We are a welcoming Christian community sharing in the mission of Jesus to proclaim the Kingdom of
We strive to "make a difference" within our local community and the world in which we live.
Through our gatherings for prayer, sacraments and sharing the Word of God, we are forming a growing
Recognizing the importance of each individual member, we call forth the varieties of gifts, talents and
ministries of all.
We seek to join with others who share in this mission. (7/23/03)
Chair: Kate Schueren, 248.393.2014
Chair: Bob Emick, 248.393.1901
Chair: Dominic Drohan, 248.693.4590
Kate “Z” (Zacharevich)
FREE Music Lesson!
Specializing in Orthopedic &
Sports Injuries
(248) 933-3473
Call Today For More Info!
3009 Baldwin Road
Oxford School of Music
CTR Parish Finance Council Member
Presidents Council of Excellence
•Cello • Ukulele
•Flute •Guitar •Piano
• Vocal • Drums • Bass
(Waldon Pond Shopping Center)
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Limited Time
125 S. Washington St. (M-24) just south of town • Oxford
31 S. Main • Clarkston
Full Service • Local • Dedicated to Your Real Estate Needs
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Shops on Waldon Pond
3031 Baldwin Rd.
Orion, MI 48359
Full Service Quality Dry Cleaner & Shirt Service
Smoke Restoration • Wedding Gowns • Alterations • Valet Service
Pickup & Delivery Hotline: 248-393-1203
Independent Living • Assisted Living
Alzheimer’s Care • Short Term Rehab
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Waterford, Michigan
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31 S. Main
Clarkston 48346
Oxford Overhead
Door Sales Co.
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Free Estimates • 49 YRS. EXP.
Top Producer Since 2009
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Buy * Sell * Lease - 24/7!
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Garage Doors • Sales • Service
Residential & Commercial
Serving our customers for over 45 years
10% Senior & Angie’s List Discount
A+ Rating with BBB • A on Angie’s List
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2118 Metamora, Oxford
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For Advertising Information
call Terry Sweeney today!
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1.800.477.4574 ext. 6323
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Pine View Manor 2888 Baldwin Rd.
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Silverbell Manor 1241 E. Silverbell Rd.
Call Darlene Hendrix
Assisted Living
in Lake Orion
Bibles • Catholic Books
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& Music for All Ages
Tue-Fri 10am-6pm
Sat 10am-4pm
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Major & Minor Repairs
89 N. Lapeer Rd. (M24)
We Do More Than Just Exhaust
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Rob Butler, CPA/MBA
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Cell: (248) 496-8231 • !"#$%&'()*+,'-*)./-*-
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Waterford, Michigan 48329
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Evening & Weekend Appointments Available
792 S Lapeer Road
(Just North of Clarkston Road)
94 W. Auburn Rd. • Rochester Hills
Restaurant • Catering • Private Banquet Area
Mention Christ the Redeemer and get 10% off your food bill.
Sundays only
(248) 852-4961
1076 Lapeer Rd. • 248-628-4112 •
Thomas G. Griffin
Gregory T. Griffin
Sparks - Griffin
“Thoughtful Service”
Serving the families of Lake Orion
& Oxford for over 41 years
Downtown Lake Oion
(248) 693-8336
Davison • Flint • Oxford
PSBH North • Pediatric and Family Medicine
Now open in Orion!
Conveniently located across from GLAC
3226 Hidden Timber Drive
Suite A, Orion
(248) 499-6630
Dr. Christa Shilling
Dr. Lata Patel
Family Medicine
Jessica Goeth
Nurse Practitioner
Who are you going to call?
Canada Goose Removal • Dog Hazing
1776 D W. Clarkston Road, Lake Orion, MI 48362
Kenneth J. Matheis Sr
Complete Filtration
Complete Metal Finishing
Complete Controls
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ph 248.693.0500
direct ph 248.693.9770
fax 248.693.0503
direct fx 248.693.1117
cell ph 248.521.7058
(800) 521-8777 • Cell (248) 467-0109
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2964 Riverside Dr.
(248) 393-0788
Lake Orion, MI 48359
Pilates Practitioner
BASKETS with our fresh
bread, sweets
and Michigan-made
Dave Iselli
Phone: 248-330-4131
Fax: 877-463-4702
E-mail: [email protected]
5929 South Main St., Clarkston
Jim & Louise Westcott, Owners & Operators
Baldwin Rd. at Clarkston Rd., Lake Orion
(248) 391-5144
Real Estate
Made Real Simple
Amy O’Connor
Family Dentistry
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more for FREE when you
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North Oakland
Dental Group
Dr. Michael E. Kubinski
Dr. Erik J. Hanby
Dr. Paul J. Ferri
Your Service Specialists Since 1978
Residential • Commercial • Service • Installation
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
2951 Baldwin
Corner of Baldwin and Waldon
“We take your smille to heart”
One Champions Circle
Oxford, MI
248-969-1500 X 250
401K Rollovers
College 529 Plans
Wills & Trusts
Availability for weddings,
social events, luncheons,
and holiday parties
Financial Advisor
Call for a no cost consultation
Registered Representative of Michigan
Securities Member FINRA, SIPC
2015 dates available
FREE Installation
830 South Lapeer Rd.
Contact Dean for all
Commercial/HOA Plowing
Snow Removal & De-Icing
Needs At:
1575 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer
4-D-5-3 For Ad Information Call LPi Direct at 1-800-477-4574
Funeral Directors:
Bill Wint • Jenni Simsack Mgr.
Tim Currier • Rob Kerwin
Or By E-mail at:
[email protected]
Davis Home Improvement, Inc.
Licensed and Insured Builder
Quality and Excellence Since 1997
To see some of our work and learn more
about our company, visit our website:
Robin W. Davis
(248) 391-6644 Office
(248) 935-9969 Mobile
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