Online Mass from St. Alphonsus – St. Clement
We are thankful that so many parishioners are returning to mass. For those who are unable to attend mass in person we are continuing to livestream mass every weekend so you can remain connected with our parish family by participating in the mass online.
The 4:00 PM Saturday and 9:00 AM Sunday masses can be seen on our YouTube channel. To view the current week’s masses or previously recorded masses click below for links to the livestream mass:
During this pandemic St. Alphonsus-St. Clement still needs your support. We still have a need to pay our staff, maintain the church building and, importantly, continue our outreach ministries. We ask that, to the best of your ability, you continue to make your weekly offertory donations, either by mailing them to the Parish at 7469 Calhoun, Dearborn, MI 48126, dropping them off in the office mail box, or making an Online Donation.
St. Vincent de Paul Friends Walk
The Annual Friends Walk, sponsored by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Belle Isle Park in Detroit. The event is a unique national fundraising effort organized by Councils and Conferences of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. It allows community members from all walks of life across the country to participate in a simultaneous nationwide event to raise awareness of the challenges faced by the nation's poor. All funds raised locally will be used here in our community in direct service to those in need.
Representatives from the St. Vincent de Paul Society will be in the vestibule of the church after each Mass on September 11, 12, 18 and 19 to take donations and sign-up participants for the 3-mile route. Please stop by to pick up a flyer, volunteer to walk or contribute to this worthy cause. Or simply drop your donation in one of the poor boxes at a church exit. Thank you for your generosity and support!
St. Alphonsus-St. Clement parish has reached 100% of our goal for the 2021 Catholic Services Appeal. Thank you to the 85 parishioners who have made gifts and pledges totaling $47,446. If you are still prayerfully considering your CSA pledge, please know that our parish will now receive 100% of the gifts we receive. We will continue to accept CSA donations through April 2022. Any and all CSA donations will be returned tax free to the parish.
Thank you again for helping to Fuel the Mission to witness Christ.
If you are still prayerfully considering your CSA pledge, you may mail your completed pledge card in the pre-addressed envelope that was provide you. You may also pledge your gift to our parish's campaign online at givecsa.org
Click below for more information.
Message from Archbishop Allen Vigneron
A message to the People of God in the Archdiocese of Detroit, for the First Saturday in September - 9/4/2021
As we come to the First Saturday in September this year, we find ourselves in a place which many of us had hoped to have left behind by this day. We find ourselves still struggling with the effects of the COVID pandemic. Despite the progress we have made in dealing with the pandemic, there remain woven into the fabric of our days the suffering of those infected, too often even now leading to death; the fatigue and discouragement of health-care workers combating the illness; our fears and anxiety about the impact of the pandemic on our families and communities; and the contention to which these concerns so often give rise.
My aim in this message is to ask that you join me in making this First Saturday of September 2021 a day of particular prayer to renew the entrustment of our plight to the loving protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother.
Resumption of Public Masses
August 17, 2021 Update from the Archdiocese of Detroit:
The Archdiocese of Detroit encourages Mass-goers, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face-coverings and to practice social distancing to reduce exposure to COVID-19.
The faithful are reminded that particular dispensations from the obligation to participate in Holy Mass remain in effect for people who are ill or who find themselves in other specific circumstances.
The general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days expired on Saturday, March 13, 2021.
We encourage those who can to come and join your parish family in celebrating Mass on Sunday. Sunday Mass and keeping the Lord's Day holy, is still an obligation for all. If you are unable to attend mass in person please check our livestream schedule.
Parish Office: 7469 Calhoun St., Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: (313) 581-5218 ~ 581-7495
Fax: (313) 581-4233
Email: [email protected]
Monday – Thursday
9:00AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Church address: 13540 Gould St., Dearborn, MI 48126
HENRY FORD VILLAGE CHAPEL:
15101 Ford Rd., Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: (313) 846-7712 ext. 1121
St. Alphonsus ~ St. Clement
Saturday 4:00 pm (Confessions @ 3pm)
Sunday 9:00 am & 11:00 am
Sunday 9:00 am
@ Henry Ford Village Chapel
WEEKDAY MASS TIMES
Monday 8:30 am
Tuesday 8:30 am
Tuesday 2:30 pm
@ Henry Ford Village Chapel
Thursday 8:30 am
Friday 8:30 am
Families of Parishes
Led by the Spirit on Mission A Pastoral Note from Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron on Families of Parishes (November 22, 2020)
Sent on Mission is the next phase of our movement to Unleash the Gospel throughout southeast Michigan and beyond. It is the continuation of the work of the Holy Spirit to move us from maintenance to mission. It is our effort to realize the fruit of Synod 16 where the Holy Spirit spoke through the faithful in the Archdiocese of Detroit. Over the next two years, all parishes of the Archdiocese of Detroit will join other parishes in new groupings called “families of parishes.” Families of parishes are groups of parishes, generally three to six, sharing resources to advance the mission, including having multiple priests and deacons serving the family of parishes. This new model will allow the priests, deacons, and lay staff associated with each parish to better share their gifts and talents with the whole family of parishes. This is a significant change of the way our parishes are currently structured, but a necessary step in our missionary transformation. Just like the early Church and the missionary activity of the early apostles, the transition to this new structure will require docility to the Holy Spirit, a spirit of collaboration and innovation, and confidence in God who continues to lead us in our mission to unleash the Gospel in southeast Michigan.
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Readings for the week of September 19, 2021
- Sunday: Wis 2:12, 17-20 / Ps 54:3-4, 5, 6-8 [6b] / Jas 3:16—4:3 / Mk 9:30-37
- Monday: Ezr 1:1-6 / Ps 126:1b-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6  / Lk 8:16-18
- Tuesday: Eph 4:1-7, 11-13 / Ps 19:2-3, 4-5  / Mt 9:9-13
- Wednesday: Ezr 9:5-9 / Tb 13:2, 3-4a, 4befghn, 7-8 [1b] / Lk 9:1-6
- Thursday: Hg 1:1-8 / Ps 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b [cf. 4a] / Lk 9:7-9
- Friday: Hg 2:1-9 / Ps 43:1, 2, 3, 4  / Lk 9:18-22
- Saturday: Zec 2:5-9, 14-15a / Jer 31:10, 11-12ab, 13 [cf. 10d] / Lk 9:43b-45
- Next Sunday: Nm 11:25-29 / Ps 19:8, 10, 12-13, 14 [9a] / Jas 5:1-6 / Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48
St. Alphonsu Liguori
The Catholic Faith
Saint of the Day
Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions: Saint of the Day for Monday, September 20, 2021
09/20/21 6:00 am
Feastday: September 20 The evangelization of Korea began during the 17th century through a group of lay persons. A strong vital Christian community flourished there under lay leadership until missionaries arrived from the Paris Foreign Mission Society. During the terrible persecutions that occurred in the 19th century (in 1839, 1866, and 1867), one hundred and three members of the Christian community gave their lives as martyrs. Outstanding among these witnesses to the faith were the ...Read More
09/19/21 6:00 am
St. Januarius was born in Italy and was bishop of Benevento during the Emperor Diocletion persecution. Bishop Januarius went to visit two deacons and two laymen in prison. He was then also imprison along with his deacon and lector. They were thrown to the wild beasts, but when the animals did not attack them, they were beheaded. What is believed to be Januarius' blood is kept in Naples, as a relic. It liquifies and bubbles when exposed in the cathedral. Scientists have not been able to explain ...Read More
09/18/21 6:00 am
St. Joseph was born in 1603 at Cupertino, in the diocese of Nardo in the Kingdom of Naples. After spending his childhood and adolescence in simplicity and innocence, he finally joined the Franciscan Friars Minor Conventual. After his ordination to the holy priesthood, he gave himself up entirely to a life of devotion to the Lord and his church. His deep devotional life led him to the kind of holiness which is forged through humility, voluntary mortification, and obedience. He was consecrated to ...Read More
Catholic World News
Mozambique bishop: 'Nobody asks for martyrdom, but is is something that can happen at any moment' (Aid to the Church in Need)
09/20/21 6:09 am
An Islamist insurgency began in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province in 2017, and nearly 800,000 people have fled their homes in the wake of the rebels’ brutal advance.Read More
Catholic hospitals urge South Australia's government to mandate Covid vaccine for health workers (Wollongong Mirage News)
09/20/21 5:09 am
“We need the SA [South Australia] Government to send a clear and unambiguous message: if you work in healthcare you must be vaccinated at Covid,” said Catholic Health Australia Health Policy Director James Kemp. “The majority of staff working in the Catholic sector have been vaccinated, of course, but a government mandate would give a nudge to the few remaining staff who are unvaccinated.”Read More
09/20/21 5:09 am
The Eastern European nation of 9.5 million (map) is 79% Christian (64% Orthodox, 12% Catholic).
Denied entry into his homeland for four months last year by the regime of Alexander Lukashenko, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk retired in January when he turned 75.Read More