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Lent

Mass Schedule - see Notice below

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

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday during Lent - 7:00 pm

Important Notice:

Adhereing to the mandate from Archbishop Vigneron, all public Masses
at St Gerald Parish (and other nearby Catholic Churches)
are suspended until Monday, April 6 (maybe longer)

You may read the entire message from the Archbishop Here
You may watch Mass from home Here
~ The Parish Offices are also closed during this period ~
You may call the office, leave a message and we will return your call.
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"And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age." ~ Matthew 28:20 ~

LetterheadMarch 24, 2020

To All St. Gerald Parishioners,

I know this is a difficult time for us as a parish, a nation and throughout the world. I am
sure all of you are aware of the directives given by our Governor, our President and our
Archbishop. If we all abide by these guidelines, we will get through this. Please,
remember God is with us wherever we are. He hears our prayers and knows our needs.

I would like to share with you part of an email sent to the priests of our vicariate:

"I just wanted to send this simple email to reach out to all of you at this time. I hope
everyone is healthy and staying safe. For the next few weeks we will be sheltering in
place. As your Vicar I want to assure you that I am praying for everyone during this
difficult and unprecedented time. It is a Lent unlike any other I have known (I am sure for
you as well). I know public Masses are suspended for our safety and the safety of our
people, but like you I am saddened, especially by the suspension of Holy Week and
Easter, and I miss my parish family."


I echo the sentiments of our Vicar and want you to know I am praying for all of you
and look forward to reuniting with you at St. Gerald when it is again safe to do so.

Please note that even though public Masses have been suspended at this time, I am
remembering your personal intentions during my daily Mass. Our parish offices are
closed; however, phone messages are being checked daily.

Please, stay home unless it is absolutely necessary and stay well.

Prayerfully Your Pastor,
Reverend Krzysztof “Kris” Nowak

Note: This Bible Study is on Hold

SPRING SCRIPTURE STUDY – THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW

Father David Santoro, O.P.,
Chaplin at the Blessed Sacrament Monastery in Farmington Hills
will lead the study using the Ignatius Bible Study Guide


The study will focus on the Gospel of Matthew.
Father David will bring his vast educational experience, along with his involvement in Catholic Radio, to this Scripture Study. Father Santoro has received his Master’s Degree in philosophy from Aquinas Institute of Philosophy, River Forest, IL., his Master’s Degree in theology from the Aquinas Institute of Theology, Debuque, Iowa and his Master’s Degree in English Literature from Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa. His college teaching assignments include Philosophy Instructor at Loras College and Clarke College as well as Theology Instructor and Assistant Professor of Theology at Xavier University, New Orleans, Louisiana. Even after teaching the Gospel of Matthew for over 40 years Father David is still learning from the Matthew.

Please join us and see how the Gospel of Matthew speaks to you.


Location: St. Gerald Church Social Hall
Time: Wednesday evenings 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Dates: March 4 through May 6, 2020

All are Welcome to this Inter-Parish Scripture Study
Bring your Bible and/or Ignatius Study guides
No need to register

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Taylor
at marytaylor.sgp@gmail.com or 248-477-7470

Easter Basket
Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 11th

Starting with the Blessing of Bread,
Butter and Food Baskets in Church
at 11:00 am
All are Welcome!

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Donations of wrapped candy and plastic Easter Eggs filled with
wrapped candy are needed in order to make this a successful event.
Please place your donation of Easter Eggs in the plastic bins
located in the main entrance of the Church.


Online Giving

New Online Giving is Here!

We have worked with Simplegive to establish our new donor managed online giving.

This new system is convenient for you because you are in charge and can make changes at any time to your online giving.

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.
All are welcome!Twinkle

Foster Closet of Michigan
Items Needed:
New or Very Gently used Clothing (Preemie - Teenage)
New Pajamas
Diapers/Wipes
Baby/Toddler Gear
New Socks and Underwear
Toiletries/Hygiene Products

Who we are?
We are a 501c3 nonprofit taxable organization. We are operated 100% by volunteers; most of them foster families themselves. We have local branches throughout the state of Michigan.

What We Do?
Our organization provides clothing, underclothing, toys, shoes, baby equipment, and gear and in some cases furniture to children placed in the foster care system in State of Michigan. These items are new and like new items that have been donated to us. Children are often placed into foster care with no personal items and in many cases they come into care with only the clothes on their back. Our organization provides these kids with stylish new or like new clothing and personal items helping to begin the process of rebuilding their self-esteem and providing them with belongings they can call their own.

How can the Foster Closet help?
Our organization helps reduce the financial strain a new placement can place on a foster family by freeing up funds that would otherwise be used to fulfill these immediate needs. These needs are not always met immediately or in full by the State and that is where we step in. Meeting these needs allow foster parents to be able to use the funds saved to help the children adapt to their new home life in other ways. The Foster Closet is not a “One Stop” shop; it may be used as many times as the need arises.

Call for more information
800-554-4966 ext.206
www.FosterClosetOfMichigan.org
Oakland County Branch
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If you would like more information
Contact Mary Taylor, 248-476-7677 ext. 201 or marytaylor.sgp@gmail.com

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.