Celebrate the Memories!
Join the St. Alphonsus Alumni Association as we bid farewell to our beloved school.
Sunday August 7, 2022
Mass at 11:00 AM at St. Alphonsus-St. Clement Church
The Mass will be live-streamed, click HERE.
Gather under the overhang from Noon to 4 PM
Light refreshments will be available
Photo opportunities in front of the school
Sorry, due to safety considerations, the school will not be open for tours
Bring your stories and memories for inclusion in a future alumni newsletter.
Special souvenir: a limited number of the wood folding chairs from the gym will be available for a donation.
This weekend (Aug. 5 – 7) is also the Dearborn Homecoming (at a new location). Although we will not be there this year, you are invited to take advantage of the festivities. https://www.dearbornhomecoming.com/
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.
Thank you to the 15% who have already made a 2022 CSA pledge that brings the parish 35% toward its CSA target of $41,346 as this ensures we Fuel the Mission to witness Christ as His disciples. Fr. Kerner & Fr. Deters are asking the remaining parishioners to join them in contributing to this year’s Catholic Services Appeal. Any gifts we receive over our target will be returned to the parish in full without assessment. We plan to use our CSA refund to repair the concrete around the church, fix the chronic church roof leaks and address interior church water damage. If, however, we do not meet this target, we will have to make up the shortfall from our general fund. Last year 24% contributed to the CSA. Can we double the participation this year?
If you are still prayerfully considering your CSA pledge, you may mail your completed pledge card in the pre-addressed envelope that is provide you. You may also pledge your gift to our parish campaign by giving online at givecsa.org. If you need information or have questions about the Catholic Services Appeal, please call the parish office or Archdiocese Donor Services at (313) 596-7400.
Thank you again for helping to Fuel the Mission to witness Christ.
Click below for more information.
From the Moderator
From the Moderator by Fr. Terry Kerner
The title “Moderator” is the name given by the Archbishop for the pastors who drew the short straw and got the job! In other words, the role is about being a facilitator for the parishes and their priests in the family of Parishes. Our Family is composed of St. AlphonsusSt. Clement, St. Barbara, St. Maria Goretti and St. Kateri. I want to make I quite clear that NOT ONE PARISH IS CLOSING! And each parish CONTINUES TO RETAIN responsibility for its own finances and assets. Parish life and activities will pretty much look the same except in areas where collaboration with the other parishes can be productive. An example of this is the work of St Vincent de Paul. (Already St. Alphonsus-St. Clement have met with St. Maria Goretti and are discovering ways to complement one another with goods and services). Other areas will be mentioned in weeks ahead. The new arrangement is driven by the shortage of clergy. Over the next decade the Archdiocese projects one third fewer priests. Almost two-thirds of our priests are already over 60. (No wonder you are asked to pray for vocations each week!) Understandably, the average Catholic does not feel a shortage because every time you attend Mass, a priest is present. But priests do feel the shortage and we recognize the need to minister and live parish life differently. Under the Family of Parishes, priests would be able to share one another’s burdens by coordinating ministry schedules, avoiding duplicate services and ultimately help their parishioners in their ministry efforts. It’s a good thing! Regarding Mass times, changes will be made but not until after the new year. Attendance numbers are an important factor in any decision to be made. Now is a good time to invite folks to Mass with you and even offering them a ride! For now, there are NO schedule changes planned to St. Alphonsus-St. Clement nor any other parish. The only exception is for the residents of Allegria Village (formerly Henry Ford Village). Their chapel Mass will be move from 9am on Sunday to 6pm on Saturday starting AFTER LABOR DAY, September 10.
With regards to our parish’s empty buildings, they will be coming down in the months ahead. This allows for some parking enhancement and green space that will encourage creative opportunities for celebrating our faith heritage. We hope to preserve many of the beautiful mature trees at the same time. The tedious work of asbestos abatement begins on August 8th and will conclude around mid-October when the actual demolition begins assuming all the City’s permits have been granted. The contractors have offered to set aside piles of the attractive brick from the convent and high school buildings. They can make memorable keepsakes especially for alumni.
Speaking of alumni, WELCOME HOME! This weekend has been set aside to honor your past and invite you to look forward to many, many years, and special times of celebrations at St. Alphonsus -t. Clement. We all look forward to building on the 170 years of Faith already celebrated by our support and commitment to the future of the parish. Every religious celebration in your future, regardless of where you live, can be a beautiful WELCOME HOME for you and your children. We only need to make it happen!
Fr. Terry Kerner
Administrator - St. Alphonsus-St. Clement Parish
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
Parish Photo Gallery
Fr. Linus Farewell, January 2022
Readings for the week of August 7, 2022
- Sunday: Wis 18:6-9 / Ps 33:1, 12, 18-19, 20-22 [12b] / Heb 11:1-2, 8-19 or 11:1-2, 8-12 / Lk 12:32-48 or 12:35-40
- Monday: Ez 1:2-5, 24-28c / Ps 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14 / Mt 17:22-27
- Tuesday: Ez 2:8—3:4 / Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131 / Mt 18:1-5, 10, 12-14
- Wednesday: 2 Cor 9:6-10 / Ps 112:1-2, 5-6, 7-8, 9 / Jn 12:24-26
- Thursday: Ez 12:1-12 / Ps 78:56-57, 58-59, 61-62 / Mt 18:21—19:1
- Friday: Ez 16:1-15, 60, 63 or 16:59-63 / Is 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6 / Mt 19:3-12
- Saturday: Ez 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32 / Ps 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19 / Mt 19:13-15
- Next Sunday: Jer 38:4-6, 8-10 / Ps 40:2, 3, 4, 18 [14b] / Heb 12:1-4 / Lk 12:49-53
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