Resumption of Public Masses "Phase 2"
AUGUST 14, 2020 UPDATE
In light of the continued spread of the coronavirus in southeast Michigan and the impossibility for parishes to safely accommodate all Catholics for Mass on Sundays, Archbishop Vigneron has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation for all the faithful in the Archdiocese of Detroit, as well as for all travelers during their time within the territory of the Archdiocese of Detroit, until Monday, November 23, 2020.
JUNE 22 UPDATE
Phase Two of churches reopening goes into effect today, June 22, 2020. This next phase includes the following changes:
Churches are permitted to seat up to 50 percent capacity provided that face-coverings are still worn and physical distancing between households can be maintained.
What a blessing that we can return to Mass and celebrate as a community!
Following are the procedures established by the Archdiocese. Thank you ahead of time for your patience and understanding. Please know that the health and safety of our parishioners is our primary focus. Through it all, we must remember that this virus does not discriminate between gatherings; a group gathered for sacred worship is not immune by the merits of its gathering. It is only through our careful observance of these precautions that we make it possible to resume public Mass.
As per the CDC guidelines, anyone older than 65, anyone with a compromised health condition and those caring for the sick are encouraged to stay home. Also, anyone who feels ill (such as having a temperature, cough, etc.,) should definitely stay home out of concern for the whole community.
Dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass is granted to all the faithful through Monday, November 23, 2020. This means if you are concerned about being in a public place or fall into one of the categories listed above you are not obligated to attend Mass because of the pandemic. You must however still observe the Lord’s Day and are encouraged to spend time in prayer on Sunday. An excellent way is through participating in a broadcast of the Sunday Mass or participating in a corporal or spiritual act of mercy.
Masks must be worn by all (except for those under 2 years old) in and around the church.
Social distancing will be required although those living in the same household may sit together.
Please do not gather or linger in the church building either before or after Mass.
Although receiving Communion on the tongue is an option, you are asked out of Christian charity and for the concern of others to receive Communion in the hand. If you wish to receive on the tongue you will need to wait until the end of Mass to receive Communion from the Celebrant. We encourage you to bring your own hand sanitizer to use before Holy Communion.
Mass Times remain the same:
Weekdays: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday at 4 p.m., Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Guidelines for Returning to Mass
Mass is available each day via live-stream and other media channels. You can find these on link below:
As you temporarily participate at Mass in this different way, you and your families are encouraged to make a daily Spiritual Communion by praying:
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there
And unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you.
Previously recorded masses and rosaries from Blessed Sacrament Cathedral can be seen at this link:
If you have been affected spiritually, economically, or mentally by the coronavirus pandemic, refer to this list of resources that provide assistance in metro-Detroit: Spiritual Outreach Support
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.
CSA..."Rise, Be Not Afraid"
Each year we have the opportunity to unleash the Gospel through our Catholic Services Appeal. The valuable ministries programs and services our CSA funds benefit so many in our parish and across the Archdiocese of Detroit and beyond. When we support the CSA, together we rise and are not afraid to unleash the Gospel. St. Alphonsus-St. Clement will take up the Catholic Services Appeal during Mass soon. You will receive information about the CSA in the mail as a request from the Archdiocese of Detroit to join in supporting the CSA funded ministries, programs and services. We invite all parishioners to reflect on God’s blessing in their lives and make a pledge to our 2020 CSA as Christ’s disciples.
St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Donations
Due to the coronavirus, the St. Vincent de Paul Society will not sponsor a clothing drive or a bottle and can collection this summer.
However, those who wish to donate clothing to the thrift store may place securely fastened bags in the receptacle near Father Yagley Hall.
Thank you for your support!
90th Anniversary of the Church Dedication
This year we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the dedication of our present church building. On May 18, 1930 the new church was formally dedicated by Bishop Michael J. Gallagher.
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
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Readings for the week of September 13, 2020
- Sunday: Sir 27:30—28:7 / Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12  / Rom 14:7-9 / Mt 18:21-35
- Monday: Nm 21:4b-9 / Ps 78:1bc-2, 34-35, 36-37, 38 [cf. 7b] / Phil 2:6-11 / Jn 3:13-17
- Tuesday: 1 Cor 12:12-14, 27-31a / Ps 31:2 and 3b, 3cd-4, 5-6, 15-16, 20  / Jn 19:25-27 or Lk 2:33-35
- Wednesday: 1 Cor 12:31—13:13 / Ps 33:2-3, 4-5, 12 and 22  / Lk 7:31-35
- Thursday: 1 Cor 15:1-11 / Ps 118:1b-2, 16ab-17, 28  / Lk 7:36-50
- Friday: 1 Cor 15:12-20 / Ps 17:1bcd, 6-7, 8b and 15 [15b] / Lk 8:1-3
- Saturday: 1 Cor 15:35-37, 42-49 / Ps 56:10c-12, 13-14  / Lk 8:4-15
- Next Sunday: Is 55:6-9 / Ps 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18 [18a] / Phil 1:20c-24, 27a / Mt 20:1-16a
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