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.
We have received a communication from Archbishop Vigneron regarding the dispensation from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass. The dispensation is extended until November 22, 2020.
We encourage you 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. Those who are in compromising health conditions i.e. immune compromised, the elderly, recent travel out of state, not feeling well, heart or lung disease, diabetes are asked to still stay home. However, healthy individuals, will be required to keep the Sunday obligation. What does that mean?
If you do not attend Mass you still have an obligation to watch Sunday Mass by live-stream, television or other means, to keep holy the Lord's Day. Many folks are now transitioning from being isolated in their homes to becoming involved in more public activities following all of the protocols necessary to be safe and healthy. Catholics who engage in other activities that would present a similar or greater risk of exposure (eating out at restaurants, traveling, non-essential shopping, widening one's circle of contacts, engaging in sports activities as a participant or observer etc.) should begin to return to Sunday Mass as they are able. "How can I repay the LORD for all of His goodness ... “(Psalm 116:12).
St. Alphonsus-St. Clement Parish has been following all of the safety and health protocols established by the state, i.e. requirement of wearing a mask, social distancing, disinfecting the church after each service. Therefore, one should feel safe returning to Mass on Sunday. Currently, we are still required to allow only 25% capacity for public worship. We have not reached attendance capacity at the scheduled Masses.
We continue to worship at the usual Mass times, Saturday 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. and 11 :00 a.m. If for some reason you still do not feel comfortable attending the Sunday Mass, there are still opportunities to attend daily Mass on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8:30 am. Confessions are held on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
We ask you continue to use common sense, stay healthy and safe, and "repay the Lord for all of His goodness! Fr. Greg and I Miss YOU!
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.
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:
Annual St. Vincent De Paul Food Drive
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is kicking off its annual food drive this month. We will distribute food boxes to those in need throughout the holiday season, but especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please place your non-perishable, non-expired food items in the collection barrel in the vestibule of the church. You may also drop off your donations at the parish office. Thank you for your generosity and support.
To ensure we receive the items we need the most, we ask that you provide the following foods based on your last name, as follows:
Last name begins with:
A – F
Peanut Butter, Jelly, Powdered/Boxed Milk
G – L
Bagged Rice, Instant Potatoes, Hot & Cold Cereal
M – S
Canned Soups (meat & vegetarian), Tuna
T – Z
Spaghetti, Spaghetti Sauce, Macaroni & Cheese
St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Donations
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!
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.
Catholic Services Appeal
Have you considered that this time of challenge and uncertainty could possibly be the Church in Detroit’s finest hour? This is a time for our parishes and communities to do what we do best: rise up. In southeast Michigan, we are no strangers to challenges, and we, with the grace and love of God, have always been resilient, rising from the ashes and overcoming these trials. Over the past year, even amidst trial, we haven’t stopped working to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, or equip individuals to know the love of God. This pandemic has not stopped us from sharing the Gospel! But this mission isn’t something we can do alone. Your generosity to the Catholic Services Appeal makes all these efforts possible. Please, prayerfully consider making a one-time or recurring gift to help continue this mission and to help each parish, family, and individual throughout the Archdiocese bring the hope of Jesus and his message to Southeast Michigan and beyond.
Visit www.givecsa.org for more information.
Likely you have received your CSA donation/pledge card from the Archdiocese. If you are able to send your gift directly to the Archdiocese, please do so. If you are not comfortable with sending your donation/pledge card to the Archdiocese, you may send it to the parish office or drop it in the collection basket. Please be sure you include the donation/pledge card with your payment.
Thank you and God bless your generosity.
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 October 25, 2020
- Sunday: Ex 22:20-26 / Ps 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51  / 1 Thes 1:5c-10 / Mt 22:34-40
- Monday: Eph 4:32—5:8 / Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 [cf. Eph 5:1] / Lk 13:10-17
- Tuesday: Eph 5:21-33 / Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 [1a] / Lk 13:18-21
- Wednesday: Eph 2:19-22 / Ps 19:2-3, 4-5 [5a] / Lk 6:12-16
- Thursday: Eph 6:10-20 / Ps 144:1b, 2, 9-10 [1b] / Lk 13:31-35
- Friday: Phil 1:1-11 / Ps 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6  / Lk 14:1-6
- Saturday: Phil 1:18b-26 / Ps 42:2, 3 5cdef / Lk 14:1, 7-11
- Next Sunday: Rv 7:2-4, 9-14 / Ps 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 [cf. 6] / 1 Jn 3:1-3 / Mt 5:1-12a
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