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 ST. ALPHONSUS ~ ST. CLEMENT

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St. Alphonsus-St. Clement Parish

 

Weekend Mass Times at St. Alphonsus~St. Clement Church:

Saturday 4:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am

The parking lot rehabilitation project is scheduled to begin at the end of April. The lot will be repaved and include additional parking spaces, both in the main lot and in the area that was previously between the two school buildings. New lighting will also be installed. The work should take approximately two weeks. Please continue to park at Fr. Yagley Hall during this time. Thank you again for your continued patience.

   


 

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 10:00 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:


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Catholic Services Appeal 2023

The CSA target of $38,881 has been exceeded by $27,216 as of April 4, 2024. The amount, over target, will offset the Church roof repairs. One hundred six households out of 306 (35% participation) have pledged an average of $583 and paid an average of $624 to the CSA 2023 campaign. Contributions to the CSA are neither assessed nor increase next year’s CSA target. The CSA 2023 campaign ended April 15. Thank you for your generosity!


 

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Detroit Priestly Vocations

Where We’re At - April 21, 2024 - by Fr. Terry Kerner, Administrator/Moderator

The Archdiocese has endorsed our plan for the new parking lot and enhanced lighting.  With the cooperation of DTE and the City of Dearborn, we hope to start work by the end of this month.  Completion of the project, we hope to see, by the end of May.  Certainly, with the work, will come inconvenience and we hope folks will take advantage of the parking around Fr. Yagley Hall.  A new parking lot is not inexpensive and we will be withdrawing from our savings to cover the costs.  At the same time, we are encouraging support for the annual CSA beginning in May.  Last year, parishioners were very generous and allowed up to apply monies received, above our target, to be applied to the work on the lower roof of the Church.  Certainly, donations above and beyond the CSA are welcome!

Our flagpole, which stands on the site of the old high school, has been reconditioned with the intent of flying “Old Glory” once again.  This effort, has been made possible, with the donation by longtime  parishioner, Frank Palmeri.  Frank is a veteran and a patriot and we thank him for his effort.  We look forward to a rededication of the flagpole around Memoria Day, assuming the parking lot work is completed.  Thank you Frank for your generosity.

Parking is not the only work to be done on the new campus.  Fencing, landscaping and devotional settings are also planned for in the months ahead.  Certainly, what is planned will be attractive for parishioners and visitors to the parish.  One event, being planned for, is Dearborn’s Homecoming.  The weekend will be celebrating Masses and outdoor receptions at St. Alphonsus-St. Clement Church.  The weekend will also afford the opportunity to open the time capsules, retrieved from the demolition of the elementary school and the activities building.  The following weekend, August 11, we have been asked to host a visit from the “Mass Mob”, a movement of Catholics who appreciate attending Mass in historic and significant churches in the Archdiocese.  The attendance usually includes hundreds of reverent and generous worshipers. 

All in all, a lot is happening and planned for in our Parish.  Please encourage family and former parishioners to come home and celebrate with us.

St. Alphonsus Heritage Garden - Preliminary concept - July 2023 - By Fr. Terry Kerner

Click HERE for the latest update.


 

St. Alphonsus Library

Fr. Anthony Kote-Witah celebrated mass at St. Alphonsus-St. Clement for the Feast of Mary, the Mother of God on December. 31 and January 1. He enthusiastically expressed his gratitude for the support from the parish for the orphanage he is building in his home village of Ogoni in Nigeria. The orphanage will house the homeless and orphans who are victims of crisis, war, and natural disasters. Last year the parish donated approximately 9,000 books rescued from the school library before the buildings were demolished. The books arrived in Nigeria in November 2023, and recently ground was broken to start construction of the orphanage. The Ogoni Shepard Foundation is a nonprofit organization created by Fr. Anthony for the purpose of building the orphanage. Fr. Anthony is inviting us to help him in his mission with a Night of Hope on April 11, 2024, a fundraiser to benefit the orphanage Foundation. It will be held at the Regency Manor & Banquet Center in Southfield.  For more information, click HERE.  Click HERE to download the flyer for the event.

To view photos of the project click HERE.  To read more, click HERE.

A story about the books from our library was recently featured on WDIV Ch. 4's website.  Click HERE to read the story.

To learn more about Fr. Anthony and his orphanage project visit: theogonishepherdfoundation.org

Click below to watch a video from Fr. Anthony:


 

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Parish Bulletins

Office Hours

ST- ALPHONSUS~ST. CLEMENT PARISH
Parish Office: 7469 Calhoun St., Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: (313) 581-5218 ~ 581-7495
Fax: (313) 581-4233
Email: info@sta-stc.comcastbiz.net

OFFICE HOURS:
Monday – Thursday
9:00AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Church address: 13540 Gould St., Dearborn, MI 48126

ALLEGRIA VILLAGE CHAPEL (formerly Henry Ford Village):
15101 Ford Rd., Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: (313) 846-7712 ext. 1121

Mass Times

WEEKEND MASS TIMES
St. Alphonsus ~ St. Clement

Saturday 4:00 pm (Confessions @ 3pm)
Sunday 10:00 am

Saturday 6:00 pm
@ Allegria Village Chapel (formerly Henry Ford Village)

WEEKDAY MASS TIMES

Monday 8:30 am
Tuesday 8:30 am

Thursday 8:30 am
Friday 8:30 am

Allegria Village: Part of our Family in Faith


 

Our Priests

Parish Photo Gallery

  • Vatican International Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles, December 12 -15, 2019
  • Vatican International Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles, December 12 -15, 2019
  • Vatican International Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles, December 12 -15, 2019
  • Vatican International Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles, December 12 -15, 2019
  • Vatican International Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles, December 12 -15, 2019
  • Mass at the Henry Ford Village chapel
  • Mass at the Henry Ford Village chapel
  • Mass at the Henry Ford Village chapel
  • Mass at the Henry Ford Village chapel
  • The Rosary Group
  • The Rosary Group
  • Fr. Aaron with "Deacon Duffy"
  • Choir, Christmas 2017
  • St Alphonsus at night Easter 2016
  • Closing Mass at St. Clement
  • Lighting the candle, Easter 2017

St. Alphonsus Library

  • 000- The St. Alphonsus High School Library as it appeared when it opened in 1966. The library was housed in an addition on the south side of the high school building.
  • 027- Thank you to the volunteers from the parish, Knights of Columbus and friends of Fr. Anthony after loading the second truck.
  • 024- Thank you to the volunteers from the parish, Knights of Columbus and friends of Fr. Anthony after loading the first truck.
  • 001- The storage room in the activities building where the books were found, after half of the boxes of books were removed.
  • 003- Volunteers moving the boxes out of the storage room in the activities building.
  • 002- Library books and textbooks in the storage room in the activities building.
  • The boxes of books were loaded onto carts to move to the door.
  • 005- The carts for the school folding chairs were used to move the boxes of books.
  • 006- The carts of books were moved from the front of the building down the back hall behind the stage for loading into pickup trucks.
  • 007- On a cold November day it took three trucks and a small trailer making about five round trips each to move all the boxes to Fr. Yagley Hall.
  • 008- Half of the boxes filled a storage room in Fr. Yagley Hall. The rest of the boxes were stored in two other rooms in the hall.
  • 009- Fr. Anthony preparing to wrap a box. He wanted each box wrapped in plastic to protect it form water damage in the shipping container to Nigeria.
  • 010- The boxes were wrapped in several sessions over two months.
  • 011- Boxes staged for wrapping with finished boxes stacked behind.
  • 012- Fr. Anthony inspects the day's work of wrapped boxes.
  • Volunteers from the parish and friends of Fr. Anthony wrapping boxes.
  • 013- Volunteers from the parish and friends of Fr. Anthony wrapping boxes.
  • Volunteers from the parish and friends of Fr. Anthony wrapping boxes.
  • 016- Volunteers from the parish and friends of Fr. Anthony wrapping boxes.
  • 017- Fr. Anthony inspects the day's work of wrapped boxes.
  • 018- Volunteers from the parish, Knights of Columbus and friends of Fr. Anthony loading the first truck.
  • 022- Volunteers from the parish, Knights of Columbus and friends of Fr. Anthony loading the first truck.
  • 020- Volunteers from the parish, Knights of Columbus and friends of Fr. Anthony loading the first truck.
  • 023- Volunteers from the parish, Knights of Columbus and friends of Fr. Anthony loading the first truck.
  • 019- Volunteers from the parish, Knights of Columbus and friends of Fr. Anthony loading the first truck.
  • 021- Volunteers from the parish, Knights of Columbus and friends of Fr. Anthony loading the first truck.
  • 025- Volunteers from the parish, Knights of Columbus and friends of Fr. Anthony loading the second truck.
  • 026- Fr. Anthony.
  • 028- Fr. Anthony prepares to take the truck to Chicago to the shipping facility.
  • 029- Update Aug. 20, the books loaded into the shipping container in Chicago, ready to go.

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