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Happy Thanksgiving

Mass Schedule

Monday - 9:15 am
Tuesday - 9:15 am
Wednesday - No Mass
Thursday Evening - 7:00 pm
Friday - 9:15 am

Saturday Vigil - 5:00 pm
Sunday - 8:30 am, 10:15 am, 12:00 noon

Rite of Reconciliation

Saturday - 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Thanksgiving Day Mass
Thursday, November 25th
is at 9:15 am only
There will be no 7:00 pm Mass

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"Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."
~ First Corinthians 1:3 ~

Attention Young Men interested in a Priestly Vocation

Please visit Detroit Priestly Vocations website for more information


Taize Prayer

We welcome you to participate in our Advent Prayer Reflection Service as with our annual

Taize Prayer on Sunday, November 28 at 5:00 PM

Taizé Prayer is a distinctive style of meditative prayer developed by an ecumenical community of monks in rural France. This quiet, moving reflective prayer combines elements of the Church's traditional Liturgy of the Hours with elements of contemplative meditation. A typical Taizé prayer service incorporates periods of silence with meditative readings from Scripture, prayers of praise and intercession, and the frequent repetition of simple, contemporary chants based on the Psalms or other parts of Scripture. Short songs or chants, repeated over and over, create a meditative environment and express basic realities of faith which can be easily grasped by the mind and the heart. The result is to gradually move prayer from the head to the heart.

The Taizé Community describes the power of its unique musical style in this way:

"As the words are sung over many times, this reality gradually penetrates the whole being. Meditative singing thus becomes a way of listening to God. It allows everyone to take part in a time of prayer together and to remain together in attentive waiting on God, without having to fix the length of time too exactly....

These songs also sustain personal prayer. Through them, little by little, our being finds an inner unity in God. They can continue in the silence of our hearts when we are at work, speaking with others or resting. In this way prayer and daily life are united. They allow us to keep on praying even when we are unaware of it, in the silence of our hearts."


ST. GERALD PARISH
ADVENT/CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE 2021-2022

The Advent/Christmas Mass Schedule

Daily: M, T, F-9:15 AM; Th-7:00 PM - First Saturday: 9:15 AM
Weekend: Nov. 27-28, Dec. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19
Saturday: 5:00 PM ~ Sunday: 8:30 AM, 10:15 AM, 12 Noon

Christmas Eve

Friday, December 24: 4:00 PM Mass, 6:00 PM Mass,
10:00 PM Choir Mass and Midnight Mass

Christmas Day

Saturday, December 25: 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Masses

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Sunday, December 26: 8:30 AM, 10:15 AM, 12 Noon Masses

New Year’s Eve

Friday, December 31: 9:15 AM Mass and 5:00 PM Vigil Mass

New Year’s Day

~ Feast of Mary, Holy Mother of God ~

Saturday, January 1: 10:00 AM Mass

Feast of the Epiphany

Saturday, January 1: 5:00 PM
Sunday, January 2: 8:30 AM, 10:15 AM and 12 Noon Masses

First Friday Observance-Adoration

Friday, December 3 and January 7
Adoration begins after the 9:15 AM Mass and ends at 5:00 PM with Benediction

First Saturday Masses

Saturday, December 4: 9:15 AM Mass

The Advent Reconciliation/Confession Schedule

Regular Reconciliation/Confession every Saturday at 3:30 PM
Saturday, December 25: No 3:30 PM Confession



Examination of Conscience

St Vincent DePaul

St. Vincent de Paul Stores
Need Your Help

Are you looking for ways to volunteer your time and talents or need some community service hours?
Many of the St. Vincent de Paul locations need some additional help in their stores and warehouses. If you would like to help or need more information, please call Lynn Kames at 313-393-3025.


CSA

2021 CSA Campaign

If you have not received your CSA pledge card for 2021, please call the Parish Office at 248-477-7470, as we have blank cards available.

Our CSA goal for 2021 is $70,574.00. We are asking each family to contribute $285.00 this year to meet our goal. Having said that, we know there are some families who can afford more; and some families who cannot afford anything. That is why we say it is not an equal gift, it is an equal sacrifice. Any amount you can donate would help us get closer to our goal.

It is also important to remind you that any shortfall to the goal of $70,574.00 has to be made up from our savings account. However, any extra we collect over this goal, we get to keep. Your generous support of past CSA efforts at St. Gerald have been most appreciated.

Gifts to the CSA make possible more than 100 ministries, programs, and services that touch the lives of thousands throughout the Archdiocese everyday. No one parish could provide all of these blessings, which benefit so many. Please prayerfully consider the most generous gift possible to support the 2021 Catholic Services Appeal.

Please note the new address on the return envelope is directed to Minnesota. Also, all checks should be payable to The Archdiocese of Detroit-CSA. If you choose to give on-line, go to http://stgerald.aodcsa.org

If you have any questions or concerns,
please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office at 248-477-7470

~ Thank you for your generosity to the CSA ~


Pinochle

Do you enjoy playing Pinochle?

Come join the card group on Thursday afternoons in the parish social hall.
Please arrive by 12 noon with play beginning promptly at 12:30 pm.
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No matter what your present status in the Catholic Church;
No matter what your current family or marital situation;
No matter what your personal history, age, background, race, or color;
No matter what your self-image or esteem;
You are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved, and respected
at St. Gerald Catholic Church.

With these words, we welcome you to our parish
and to our newly revised parish website.
In these days of stress, busyness, and overloaded
schedules, you are invited to come into the presence of
our Lord and take comfort in His care and love.