Open - Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church

Christ the Redeemer
Catholic Church
Imitating Jesus’ merciful gaze, the Church must accompany her most
fragile sons and daughters, marked by wounded and lost love, with attention
and care restoring trust and hope to them .
Extraordinary Synod on the Family, October 13, 2014
March 22, 2015
Holy Week Schedule
Communal Reconciliation Service
Thursday, March 26, 7:00 pm
St. Joe’s Catholic Church,
715 N. Lapeer Road, Lake Orion
palm Sunday
March 28/29
5:00 pm, 9:00 & 11:00 am
good Friday
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
Easter vigil in the holy night
Saturday, April 4, 8:00 pm
private penance
Monday, March 30 beginning at 6:30 pm at CTR
Easter Sunday of the resurrection
of the lord
Thursday, April 2, 8:00 pm
11:30 pm-Midnight, Taize Prayer
Taizé Prayer
Join us Tuesday at 7:00 pm and Thursday night in Holy Week for Taize
Prayer. The format is sung evening prayer using the chants of the Taizé Ecumenical Community. After the evening psalm and the lighting of the candles the
reading of the day is proclaimed. This is followed by an extended period of silence. The prayer concludes with intercessory prayer and more songs.
Drama! Suspense! Music! Celebrate Easter at CTR!
The celebration begins with Palm Sunday and intensifies through Holy
Week. The Passion Drama on Palm Sunday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Good
Friday Service, the Easter Vigil on Saturday and the Sunday Easter Masses all
offer opportunities for us to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord.
These liturgies involve many ministries and require numerous volunteers
with roles for both individuals and families. Please consider filling a role, whether new or returning. We are grateful for your gifts of time and talent.
Please stop by the Liturgical Ministries sign up table in front of the parish
office and help us celebrate together.
Questions, contact Kenn Andridge at 248-891-8156 or [email protected]
April 5
8:00, 9:30 & 11:15 am Masses
FREE Blood Pressure
following ALL Masses this
weekend in the Disciples Room.
Adopt a Family
for Easter
We still have families that need to
be adopted. Sign up in the vestibule or
call Karen S. in the parish office if interested in adopting a family.
All items will need to be delivered
to church the weekend of March
Page 2
Christ the Redeemer, Lake Orion
The arrival of some Greeks who wish to see Jesus signals
the collapse of a barrier that separated Jew and Greek. This
was the hour Jesus had been waiting for; the ‘Hour” in the
Gospel of John is the cross. This is a transformational moment and thus it is not static: it’s not the grain of wheat, but
the grain of wheat that falls into the earth and dies. Without
this dynamic movement, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears
much fruit.” (John 12:20-24)
This is a threshold moment, like crossing a bridge. A bridge can separate or
unite. John O’Donohue explains, “The word threshold was related to the word
thresh, which was the separation of the grain from the husk or straw when oats
were flailed. It also includes the notions of entrance, crossing, border, and beginning.
To cross a threshold is to leave behind the husk and arrive at the grain."
In an interview with Krista Tippett, O’Donohue elaborated on this image,
“The threshold, in a way, is a place where you move into more critical and challenging and worthy fullness. And I think there are huge thresholds in every life.
I'd like to give a very simple example of it: you are in the middle of your life in
a busy evening, 50 things to do and you get a phone call that somebody you
love is suddenly dying. It takes 10 seconds to communicate that information,
but when you put the phone down, you are already standing in a different
world. Because suddenly everything that seems so important before is all gone
and now you are thinking of this. So the given world that we think is there and
the solid ground we are on is so tentative. And I think a threshold is a line
which separates two territories of spirit, and I think that very often how we
cross is the key thing.”
On Friday we crossed the “threshold” into Spring. We are on the cusp of
Holy Week, and the celebration of Easter– reminding ourselves of the spiritual
elements of suffering, death, and resurrection. John O’Donohue summarizes it
“Like spring secretly at work within the heart of winter, below the surface
of our lives huge changes are in fermentation. We never suspect a thing. Then
when the grip of some long-enduring winter mentality begins to loosen, we find
ourselves vulnerable to a flourish of possibility and we are suddenly negotiating
the challenge of a threshold.”
“At any time you can ask yourself: At which threshold am I now standing?
At this time in my life, what am I leaving? Where am I about to enter? What is
preventing me from crossing my next threshold? What gift would enable me to
do it? A threshold is not a simple boundary; it is a frontier that divides two different territories, rhythms, and atmospheres. Indeed, it is a lovely testimony to
the fullness and integrity of an experience or a stage of life that it intensifies
toward the end into a real frontier that cannot be crossed without the heart
being passionately engaged and woken up. At this threshold a great complexity
of emotion comes alive: confusion, fear, excitement, sadness, hope. This is one
of the reasons such vital crossings were always clothed in ritual. It is wise in
your own life to be able to recognize and acknowledge the key thresholds; to
take your time; to feel all the varieties of presence that accrue there; to listen
inward with complete attention until you hear the inner voice calling you forward. The time has come to cross.” O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us,
p. 48.
Fr. Joe
Please return your filled Easter
Baskets, wrapped in cellophane,
by Sunday, March 29.
Questions, Call Karen/Lisa
in the parish office.
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.
did you know…..
Our coffee/donut ministry is selfsustaining. The donations from this
ministry are not covering the costs.
The following is a list of costs: bagel/
donut .65; glass of juice .18; cup of
coffee .10.
A family of four can have a donut
or bagel accompanied by a cup of coffee or juice and the cost would be
$3.16. Please be good stewards and
contribute appropriately. Thanks for
helping us continue this ministry.
grief support
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 and St. Joseph Parish. This
year, the sessions will be held here at
CTR. See flyer in the vestibule for
registration details.
April 23, 30, May 7, 14 & 21
7:00-9:00 pm
with help from Modetz Funeral Home
Registration: $15 before April 16,
after $20.
Christ the Redeemer, Lake Orion
Page 3
Crazy Catholic Question #28
Kohlberg’s Stages of
Moral Development in
Stage 1: I do it so I don't get in
Stage 2: I do it so I get something out of it
Stage 3: I do it so you like me,
Stage 4: I do it because it is the
law, and I respect the law
Stage 5: I do it because of a social contract we have with each other,
Stage 6: I do it because it is the
right thing to do.
If you feel your child is ready to
celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation (traditionally in 4th grade here at
CTR), please register for one of our
two upcoming workshops on March
23 or 24 at 7pm by emailing [email protected] or call the
Incidentally, surveys show that
42% of Catholic adults, when asked
how often they went to confession,
answered “Never.” Without a doubt,
if we parents don’t “get” this Sacrament, it is rather certain our children
won’t either. So, maybe this Lent we
can be intentional about taking a
fresh look at this great gift from our
church….for ourselves and for our
!These GREAT videos listed below
are a terrific start – and only 11
minutes in total!
Sacraments 101: Penance (why
we confess) (Overview)
Confession 101 - What is it &
how to do it - part two (A step-bystep of what we “do”)
When is my child ready for the Sacrament of Reconciliation?
A quick story: My daughter Lauren was in fourth grade at the time and her
sister Audrey in second. One day I picked them up from school and Lauren was
enjoying a yummy candy bar. Audrey asked “Where did you get that?” Lauren
replied “From Joel.” Now, Joel happened to be Audrey’s best friend at the time
(the plot thickens). So Audrey, understandably, was very confused. She asked
Lauren with the deep pain of being jilted in her voice “So, Joel gave YOU a candy bar but didn’t send one for me? Why would he do that?” Lauren just
shrugged her shoulders and continued to enjoy her candy. Audrey was just devastated. Feeling snubbed, the big crocodile tears started to roll and Audrey cried
“I just don’t understand Momma, why would Joel give Lauren candy and not
me? Do you think he isn’t my best friend anymore?” I tried to comfort Audrey
“Oh honey, I’m sure you are still Joel’s best friend, maybe he only had one piece
of candy…etc, etc.”
Eventually we were driving in silence; I not knowing how to comfort Audrey
any further as she continued to whimper in confusion and Lauren being unusually quiet. As we pulled into the driveway, all of a sudden Lauren blurted out
“Mom, I need to tell you something! Joel actually gave me two pieces of candy,
one for me and one for Audrey….but I ate them both.” Audrey’s face first registered relief that Joel hadn’t forgotten her and then I had to diffuse the rightful
tirade of anger and indignation she wielded at her sister. After the dust settled
and apologies were made, Audrey left in a huff to go into the house and Lauren
and I stayed in the car to chat about what she thought her punishment for this
selfish act should be. Her response was classic. “Mom, I don’t care how you
punish me…I’m just glad I told you because I was soooo sweating!!!” It was at
that moment I knew Lauren was ready for the Sacrament of Reconciliation!
Our Catholic guidelines recommend that children should begin preparation
at the “age of discretion” (usually ages 7-9) when they can determine right from
wrong to the best of their ability with the right intentions. Parents are the best
judges for when the time is right (and, of course, are the primary Catechists of
what is morally right and wrong).
There is a helpful study by Harvard Professor Lawrence Kohlberg that identifies 6 stages of moral development. Opinions vary, but many think our Catholic “age of discretion” lands around stage 4 and hopefully will continue to grow
with the guidance of all of us – the faithful, the Church - into Stage 6. Though,
there are still adults stalled in stage 1 and some kids who have already arrived at
stage 6, so everyone is different.
Send your "Crazy Catholic Questions" to [email protected] or read past
columns at: - Lisa Brown
Missing Fermenting Faith?
We will be back after Easter on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays beginning April 16
at 7:00 pm! Our next topic will be, 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 by theologians 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.
Page 4
Christ the Redeemer, Lake Orion
John 12:20-33
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
last Lenten session is scheduled for March
24. What are you chasing?
Spring Break Mission 2015
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. 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. We leave CTR at
about 8:30 am and return each evening by 5:30
pm. Contact Lisa Andridge for more information.
In this week’s Gospel message, Jesus is telling of his own
death. From the time we are small, a classic method to illustrate
Christ’s death and resurrection is the planting of seeds. As children in school, most of us have been given a small paper cup, a
couple scoops of dirt and a seed. We are told that when we plant
a seed, it must first “die” before it can bring forth new life. Maybe it goes back to the fact that I tend to kill every plant I’ve ever
had, but I’ve never quite understood this analogy. I think it’s
because I can’t quite grasp the need for the seed to “die”. If it
dies, it can’t possibly form the basis for new life, right?
I came across a story that better helped me to understand
this comparison.
“Forest fires swept through nearly half of Yellowstone National Park’s 2.2 million acres in the summer of 1988. At first, it
seemed life in the park could never be the same. The fire seemed
like a total disaster. But it wasn’t. Foresters pointed out that
lodge pole pine trees had cones on them that would only open
under intense heat – almost as though they were designed to respond to a forest fire. Yellowstone’s dry climate kept dead wood
from decaying quickly, so the ashes from the fire provided nutrients to the ground that could actually mean better growth for
years to come. No one at Yellowstone looks forward to forest
fires. But it is known that fires, however devastating they seem,
don’t mean the end of things. They bring about new beginnings.”
Jesus is like the cones from the lodge pole pine trees. Just as
they seem to be destined to respond to a forest fire and bring
new life, Jesus reminds us that it is in his death that God will be
glorified and new life can begin. Jesus tells us that, “It is for this
reason that I have come to this hour.” (John 12:27b) If Jesus
had not been willing to die as the Father planned, we would not
have life.
Any time we put another’s needs before our own, we are
following Christ’s example. Sometimes it takes heat and pressure, like in the forest fire, to bring us to the point where we are
able to blossom. Don’t be afraid to face the challenges in life.
It’s often during these trying times that God is helping us to
grow into something even better.
Upcoming Events
Thursday, March 26 – Spring Break Mission Information Meeting
Wednesday, April 8 – Friday, April 10 – Spring Break Mission
Saturday, May 16 – Project Peace by Piece
Saturday, May 30 – Graduation Mass and Dinner
Christ the Redeemer, Lake Orion
Looking AHEAD
Mass Intentions
March 21 & 22
5:00 pm For Mark Wylin
req. by Dorothy Wylin.
For Bob Sigler req. by
the Moroun family.
9:00 am For Tom Weakland
req. by family.
For Paula Sulinski req. by family.
11:00 am For the people of the
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
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 pm, 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 presentation.
Page 5
5th Sunday of Lent, March 22
Blood Pressure Screening after
9:00 am Mass
9:00 am RCIA
10:30 am Lenten Mini Retreat
11:00 am Mass
1:00 pm Confirmation Prep &
Monday, March 23
6:00 pm FROG
7:00 pm 7th Grade
7:00 pm Reconciliation Parent
Child Workshop
7:00 pm Sunday Scripture
7:00 pm Young Widows
Tuesday, March 24
5:45 pm Yoga
6:00 pm Stephen Ministry Training
7:00 pm Coffee House
7:00 pm Parent/Child Reconciliation
7:00 pm Taize Prayer
7:45 pm Parish Council
7:45 pm 20 Something's Social
Wednesday, March 25
9:30 am Scripture Study
10:00 am MOMS
4:30 pm Youth/Teen Ensemble
6:00 pm FROG
6:50 pm Adult Choir
7:00 pm 6th Grade
7:45 pm AA & Alanon
Thursday, March 26
10:00 am 55+ Exercise Class
10:30 am MOMS
7:00 pm Summer Mission Info.
7:15 pm Women’s Book Club
Friday, March 27
9:00 am Mass
Saturday, March 28
9:00 am Yoga
10:15 am Yoga
5:00 pm Vigil Mass
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
10:00 am MOMS
7:45 pm AA & Alanon
Holy Thursday, April 2
9:30 am Warm Up America
10:30 am MOMS
10:00 am 55+ Exercise Class
8:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s
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
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
Page 6
Christ the Redeemer, Lake Orion
calling all spiritual
directors and theological raconteurs!
Are you a trained Spiritual Director or Therapist looking for a meaningful
way to contribute your gifts for the lifting up of our CTR community? AND/
OR do you have some Theological training and a desire and ability to each? Are
these gifts you are willing to share? If yes, to either or both of these questions,
please contact Lisa Brown about some new programs we are dreaming up!
[email protected]
Card crafter workshop
Christ the Redeemer Card Crafters will gather on Tuesday, April 14 and
Tuesday, May 12 from 10:00am-12:00 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.
protecting god’s children workshop
Sunday, may 31, 1-4 pm
at Christ the redeemer
We are all affected by the abuse of children by representatives of the Church
and society. Join us for this excellent, free workshop on the preventative
measures and signs of sexual abuse. All parents and caregivers are encouraged
to attend and will find the information shared very helpful and important. Every employee and volunteer who has regular contact with children of our
parish are required to attend a training session of Protecting God’s Children. This workshop will inform and inspire participants to be part of the solution and to help keep our youth safe from harm.
Register at:
There is no charge for this program.
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.
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.
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 Land.
The Good Friday collection is requested by the Holy Father. Please be
as generous as your abundance allows.
To donate, pick up a book mark
found in the vestibule or go to
Gospel of life
“You will conceive and give birth to a
son, and you are to call him Jesus.” (Luke
Lent's austerity is interrupted on
March 25, as we keep a feast in honor
of the Annunciation. The Solemnity
of the Annunciation of the Lord
recalls when the angel Gabriel visits
the Virgin Mary. Mary has heard the
angel Gabriel's explanation of the
mystery; the will of God is made
known to her. Mary, the humble maid
of Nazareth, is to have the happiness
of becoming the mother of Jesus, the
son of God.
Through the marvel of Mary,
God shouts to us to wake up to the
marvelous creatures that we all are by
His design. The Annunciation is the
beginning of Jesus in His human nature. Through His mother, He is a
member of the human race.
Exactly nine months before
Christmas, the date signals the start of
God's plan of salvation. This feast day
is very important in the defense of the
life of unborn children. For those
with small children, this is a good time
to begin teaching about the value God
places on human life. He loved us so
much that he became one of us, and
became an innocent, completely dependent infant.
Page 7
Christ the Redeemer, Lake Orion
Keep informed on parish events
via a weekly email. To receive a
weekly updates, fill out the information on the main page of the
Senior Stretch & Stay
Strong Exercise
Class 55+
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
Lansing update
School Choice Telephone Town
Hall was held Wednesday
A call-in town hall style meeting
on the topic of school choice was
held Wednesday, March 18. This
meeting is sponsored by Michigan
Catholic Conference along with the
Michigan Association of Non-Public
Schools (an organization of which
most Catholic schools in Michigan
are a member), the Mackinac Center,
and the American Enterprise Institute. The call features Michael Q.
McShane, Ph.D. and research fellow
for Education Policy Studies with the
American Enterprise Institute, to
discuss why recent reforms have not
triggered a large increase in highquality private school options. Also
joining the conversation is Bruce
Braun, Superintendent of Michigan
District Lutheran Schools Missouri
Synod, to share his perspective on the
state of private schools in Michigan
and the viability of expanded school
Financial Stewardship
February 2015
Sunday Contributions:
(Under) Budget
($ 4,322)
only a few weeks
left of free shopping!!!
Nametags: FREE shipping until March 31st
Over 100 parishioners have ordered their Christ the Redeemer
nametags to date! Don’t miss out
on the free shipping available
through the end the March!
To order your CTR magnetic,
reusable nametag ($6.50 each) go to: christtheredeemer
When prompted, choose
"Option 1" and choose "Customer
Pick-Up" as the method of shipping
(even though it says Salt Lake Area
only). Paypal/ Credit Cards accepted. After April 1st there will be an
extra $4.50 in shipping cost. If you
have any questions call Kirby Bayles
at 1-800-242-6224 or email
[email protected]
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]
Volunteer Appreciation
Friday, May 1, 6:30 pm
All Christ the Redeemer
volunteers be sure to mark
your calendars.
The Catholic Relief
Services Collection
“Amen, I say to you, whatever
you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me” (Mt
25:40). Today we are reminded that
Jesus identified himself with out
poorest brothers and sisters. The
Catholic Relief Services Collection
serves Jesus in the victims of human
trafficking, in those who suffer from
unjust laws, and in those who need
pastoral care and humanitarian assistance across the glove. Through
supporting this collection, you help
Jesus in disguise.
Please use the envelopes provided in the vestibule or in your
Additionally, our tithing
committee will donate to this collection.
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
rice bowls
Hungering for a Healthy Harvest
CRS Rice Bowl brings our Lenten
journey back to Africa this week, to
the Democratic Republic of Congo.
We join our fasting in solidarity with
people who go hungry, and we remember in prayer the importance of
building a community that is willing to
support those most in need.
Rice bowls are due back by Holy
Thursday, April 2.
Page 8
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
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
For Loved Ones
Who Are Ill
Dennis Grant friend of
Cliff and Diane Best
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
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
FREE Music Lesson!
Specializing in Orthopedic &
Sports Injuries
Limited Time
3009 Baldwin Road
Oxford School of Music
125 S. Washington St. (M-24) just south of town • Oxford
(248) 933-3473
CTR Parish Finance Council Member
Presidents Council of Excellence
•Cello • Ukulele
•Flute •Guitar •Piano
• Vocal • Drums • Bass
Call Today For More Info!
[email protected]
Sun-Mon 4-9pm | Tue-Thur 4-10pm
Fri & Sat 4-11pm
(Waldon Pond Shopping Center)
Kate “Z” (Zacharevich)
Fine Italian Dining
in Lake Orion
15% off with this ad.
31 S. Main • Clarkston
Not to be combined with any other
offers or coupons. Beverages not included.
Full Service • Local • Dedicated to Your Real Estate Needs
Ask me about a CTR Discount or Donation
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
Long Term Care
Waterford, Michigan
ABR, SFR, Parish Member
31 S. Main
Clarkston 48346
Oxford Overhead
Door Sales Co.
Discount Tree & Stump Removal
Free Estimates • 49 YRS. EXP.
Top Producer Since 2009
President’s Council of Excellence
Buy * Sell * Lease - 24/7!
Ask about CTR donation or credit
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
[email protected]
2118 Metamora, Oxford
Connie Garner
For Advertising Information
call Terry Sweeney today!
The Most Trusted Care In Sight
1.800.477.4574 ext. 6323
[email protected]
[email protected]
Christ The Redeemer
discounts or donations
Know Someone Buying or Selling?
600 S. Adams, Birmingham
Coldwell Banker
Pine View Manor 2888 Baldwin Rd.
Orion Manor 1814 S. Lapeer Rd.
Silverbell Manor 1241 E. Silverbell Rd.
Call Darlene Hendrix
Assisted Living
in Lake Orion
Bibles • Catholic Books
Religious Goods • CDs • DVDs
& Music for All Ages
Tue-Fri 10am-6pm
Sat 10am-4pm
45 W Flint St • Lake Orion
Coney Specials Breakfast Specials
248-391-1445 •
[email protected]
Home Ofc: Bloomington, Illinois
Major & Minor Repairs
89 N. Lapeer Rd. (M24)
We Do More Than Just Exhaust
4-D-5-3 For Ad Information Call LPi Direct at 1-800-477-4574
Butler CPA & Associates, PLLC
American Institute of CPA’s
Rob Butler, CPA/MBA
[email protected]
Cell: (248) 496-8231 • !"#$%&'()*+,'-*)./-*-
4568 Walton Blvd. Suite C
Waterford, Michigan 48329
©2015 Liturgical Publications Inc 15-0237/i
(248) 693-8366
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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
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
Get stylish totes, purses &
more for FREE when you
host a Thirty-One party!
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:
Estima[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
©2015 Liturgical Publications Inc 15-0237/o