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  • Saturday:  4:00 pm ~ Confessions: 3:00-3:30pm
  • Sunday:  8:00 am, 10:00 am, 5:00 pm

Daily Masses

  • Tuesday & Wednesday ONLY :  8:00 am
  • Monday & Thursday: 6:30 pm
  • First Friday:  11:15 am

 

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Events

Sunday, 03/24/2019
04:00 PM
Gorzkie Zale (Polish Lenten Devotions)
Friday, 03/29/2019
02:30 PM
Stations of the Cross
Friday, 03/29/2019
04:00 PM
Lenten Fish Fry
Friday, 03/29/2019
06:00 PM
Stations of the Cross
Saturday, 03/30/2019
03:00 PM
Individual Confession/Reconciliation
Sunday, 03/31/2019
04:00 PM-06:00 PM
Gorzkie Zale (Polish Lenten Devotions) Sundays in Lent
Friday, 04/05/2019
02:30 PM
Stations of the Cross
Friday, 04/05/2019
04:00 PM
Lenten Fish Fry
Friday, 04/05/2019
06:00 PM
Stations of the Cross
Saturday, 04/06/2019
03:00 PM
Individual Confession/Reconciliation

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Mission Statement

St. Sebastian Parish is a welcoming community  of all ages, with special concern for Catholic education and religious formation.  Sustained by a sacramental life rooted in the Eucharist, and devotion to our Blessed Mother, we are motivated to serve the needs of our parish and the broader community.

Church News

Lent 2019

40 HOURS OF EUCHARISTIC Devotions March 17, 18, 19

40 Hours Begins at the 10:00a.m.Mass on Sunday, March 17 with Adoration following the Mass

Evening Mass at 5:00p.m. with Devotions

Monday, March 18 there will be an 8:00a.m. morning Mass

Liturgy of the Word and Devotions with Confessions at 6:30p.m.(No evening Mass)

Tuesday, March 19 8:00a.m. morning Mass

40 Hours ends with the Solemn Closing 6:30p.m. ( No Evening Mass & No Confessions today)

Gorzkie Zale ( Polish Lenten Devotions) Sundays in Lent at 4:00pm in church

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Each Friday of Lent

2:30p.m. (School Children will attend / weather permitting)

and 6:00p.m. 

LENTEN FISH FRIES

Every Friday of Lent / All You Can Eat Fish Fry 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Activity Center

INDIVIDUAL CONFESSIONS/RECONCILIATION

 Saturdays of Lent  3:00 p.m. until 3:30p.m. at  St. Sebastian, except for

Holy Saturday, April 20

COMMUNAL RECONCILIATION SERVICES

Saturday, April 6 at 1:00p.m. St. Albert the Great (Dearborn Heights)

Tuesday, April 9 at 2:00p.m. & 7:00p.m. at Sacred Heart (Dearborn)

Saturday, April 13 at 11:00a.m. at St. Kateri (Dearborn)

Monday, April 15 at 6:30p.m. St. Sebastian (Dearborn Heights)

(The pastors of each parish will be present at all reconciliation services. 

St. Sebastian parishioners are welcome to attend any service at any location.)

PASSION (PALM) SUNDAY MASSES (April 13 & 14 )

Saturday at 4:00 p.m.; Sunday at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 5:00p.m.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

HOLY THURSDAY April 18

Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 6:30 p.m.

followed by Adoration until 11:00p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY April 19

Tre Ore Services begins at noon with Rosary, Stations of the Cross

Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 1:30 p.m.

HOLY SATURDAY April 20

Blessing of Food Baskets at 11:00a.m. and 1:00p.m.

(There are no 3:00 p.m. confessions and no 4:00 p.m. Mass on Holy Saturday)

EASTER MASSES April 20 & 21

Easter Vigil: Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday: 8:00 a.m. ,10:00 a.m. and 12:00p.m.

 

 
HANK LEMIEUX FISH FRY

HANK LEMIEUX FISH FRY

Please join us for the ALL YOU CAN EAT Hank Lemieux Fish Fry every Friday during Lent!  We will be serving from 4:00 to 7:00p.m.

Adults $10.50 and Children 10 and under $5.00. These prices include: fried or baked Cod, baked red skin potatoes or French fries, green beans, mac and cheese, Cole slaw, rolls, coffee and tea.  We look forward to seeing you for fellowship and dinner!  

 

 
Annual Spring Card Party / Spring Craft and Vendor Show

Annual Spring Card Party 

The St Anne Altar Societywill hold a Card Party on Sunday March 10th, 1:00pm – 5:00pm in the St Sebastian Activity Center.

Gather your friends and family for a fun afternoon playing your favorite card, dice or board game. We have a supply of cards and dice to loan out or bring your own supplies.

Call Pat Woodby 274-5595 for tickets ($8.00 per person) Tickets include luncheon, dessert, door prizes and cash table prize. Share the Wealth and Prize Raffle tickets will be sold at the event.

Spring Craft and Vendor Show

Saturday April 13, 2019

10:00am – 3:00pm

Tables are available to rent.

Call Michele Buzanowski at 313 561-2835

 or Clare Girard 313 561-2675

 

 
The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity

Upcoming Event:  Book Club      

Join us to find out what the biggest lie is and how we can overcome this lie. We will be talking about the book The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity, by Matthew Kelly. 

When: Every Thursday during Lent: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4 and 11.

We will gather after the 6:30pm Mass.

Where: St. Sebastian Meeting Room,  Door #12 from the Parking Lot. 

Refreshments will be provided.

Paperback copies can be obtained through the Saint Sebastian Parish Office or at the event.

This is a no cost event.  Facilitated by Jan Russell, Director of Faith Formation.

Contact the Faith Formation office for more information at 313-563-0960.

 

 

 

 
2019 Spring Festival News May 17, 18, and 19

Thank you to our new American Food, Dime Toss, Mexican Food, and Publicity chairpersons, we appreciate you helping and cannot wait to getworking with you.

The Festival will be here before you know it, and WE NEED YOUR HELP, we do not have Chair people for the areas listed below.  PLEASE ask a family member, friend, or neighbor if they would be interested in being a Chairperson for our festival.  You will have so many great memories and good times.

·  Vegas Co-Chairperson – We have one chairperson and are look for another tor help in Vegas.

·  Saturday Dining Room – Set up the dining area for the Saturday dinner. Monitor the sale of diners, dessert, and pop.  Clean the dining area and tables as guests finish their meals.

Please keep in mind:

  • You must be 18 years or older to Chair.
  • Make sure your area is manned and manage shift changes throughout the weekend.
  • Responsible for setting up and closing the area throughout the weekend.
  • Make sure the volunteers working the booth know game rules instructions.

If you or your family, friends, or neighbors would like to Chair any of the above,

please contact Janet (313-561-4668) or Clare (313-561-2675).

 FESTIVAL WORK'N PLAY

It's soon going to be Festival time once again, and once again, we are asking for donations for the Work'n Play booth.  We need gift cards of any denomination, games, toys, sporting equipment, small kitchen appliances, household goods, gift baskets, tools, and outdoor tools.

All items must be new and in original packaging.  If you received a gift for Christmas that you'll never use, we'd be happy to make good use of it, so please consider making a donation to this extremely popular booth.

          FESTIVAL INCENTIVE DRAWING WINNER

Congratulations to our 2nd Incentive Drawing Winner for 2019, Gerald Goodrich.  Mr. Goodrich has won our $100.00 prize this week.

You can be our next winner by simply buying or selling your Raffle tickets and returning the stubs with $75.00 (cash or check) in the small envelope provided. 

These can be dropped into the collection basket at weekend Masses or dropped off at the Parish Office during regular business hours.  Good luck!!!

 
Circle of Grace "Protecting All of God's People"

Safe Environment Program.  "Respecting all God's People"  Please see FaithFormation page or click on link for letter.

Circle of Grace Letter

 
St. Sebastian Homebound Visitors

Volunteers Needed to take Holy Communion to Homebound


We are in desperate need of Parishioners willing to take the Holy Eucharist to our Homebound and ill brothers and sisters. For a variety of reasons (illness, accidents, relocation), we have lost a good number of our volunteers. Sadly, at this time, we have no volunteers available.
We have a large parish filled with wonderful people who are always willing to give. Won’t you PLEASE consider this important ministry? It only takes about a half hour of your time. We will train you and help you along the way. If you already take Communion to someone, would you please consider helping out and adding another Parishioner to your visit? 

If you feel touched by the Holy Spirit and can help out where we really need you, please call the parish office and let Denise or Kim know.

Or call Roseann Gomez at 313-792-0617 and leave a message.

Thank you and may God bless you.
Roseann Gomez / Christian Service Commission

 

 
St. Sebastian Inclement Weather Policy

It is the policy of St. Sebastian Parish that when

St. Sebastian Catholic School

is closed due to inclement weather,

ALL PARISH FUNCTIONS ARE CANCELLED.

This includes morning and evening  Daily Mass, the Parish Office,

Faith  Formation, CYO sports (games and practices), Fish Fry, Scouts, Choir

and ALL other events, gatherings or meetings.

These cancellations are in force FOR THE ENTIRE DAY (morning through evening), even if the weather improves throughout the day.

This policy is in place for the safety of all.

*The only exception to this policy will be for previously scheduled funerals and that decision will be made at the discretion of the pastor.

 

 

Daily Readings

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Third Sunday of Lent – Year A Readings

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Reading 1 Ex 17:3-7

In those days, in their thirst for water,
the people grumbled against Moses,
saying, "Why did you ever make us leave Egypt?
Was it just to have us die here of thirst
with our children and our livestock?"
So Moses cried out to the LORD,
"What shall I do with this people?
a little more and they will stone me!"
The LORD answered Moses,
"Go over there in front of the people,
along with some of the elders of Israel,
holding in your hand, as you go,
the staff with which you struck the river.
I will be standing there in front of you on the rock in Horeb.
Strike the rock, and the water will flow from it
for the people to drink."
This Moses did, in the presence of the elders of Israel.
The place was called Massah and Meribah,
because the Israelites quarreled there
and tested the LORD, saying,
"Is the LORD in our midst or not?"

Responsorial Psalm Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9.

R. (8)  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD;
let us acclaim the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us joyfully sing psalms to him.
R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
Come, let us bow down in worship;
let us kneel before the LORD who made us.
For he is our God,
and we are the people he shepherds, the flock he guides.
R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
Oh, that today you would hear his voice:
"Harden not your hearts as at Meribah,
 as in the day of Massah in the desert,
Where your fathers tempted me;
 they tested me though they had seen my works."
R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Reading 2 Rom 5:1-2, 5-8

Brothers and sisters:
Since we have been justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have gained access by faith
to this grace in which we stand,
and we boast in hope of the glory of God.

And hope does not disappoint,
because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts
through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
For Christ, while we were still helpless,
died at the appointed time for the ungodly.
Indeed, only with difficulty does one die for a just person,
though perhaps for a good person one might even find courage to die.
But God proves his love for us
in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.

Verse Before the Gospel Cf. Jn 4:42, 15

Lord, you are truly the Savior of the world;
give me living water, that I may never thirst again.

Gospel Jn 4:5-42

Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar,
near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
Jacob's well was there.
Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well.
It was about noon.

A woman of Samaria came to draw water.
Jesus said to her,
"Give me a drink."
His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.
The Samaritan woman said to him,
"How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?"
—For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.—
Jesus answered and said to her,
"If you knew the gift of God
and who is saying to you, 'Give me a drink, '
you would have asked him
and he would have given you living water."
The woman said to him,
"Sir, you do not even have a bucket and the cistern is deep;
where then can you get this living water?
Are you greater than our father Jacob,
who gave us this cistern and drank from it himself
with his children and his flocks?"
Jesus answered and said to her,
"Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again;
but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst;
the water I shall give will become in him
a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
The woman said to him,
"Sir, give me this water, so that I may not be thirsty
or have to keep coming here to draw water."

Jesus said to her,
"Go call your husband and come back."
The woman answered and said to him,
"I do not have a husband."
Jesus answered her,
"You are right in saying, 'I do not have a husband.'
For you have had five husbands,
and the one you have now is not your husband.
What you have said is true."
The woman said to him,
"Sir, I can see that you are a prophet.
Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain;
but you people say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem."

Jesus said to her,
"Believe me, woman, the hour is coming
when you will worship the Father
neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
You people worship what you do not understand;
we worship what we understand,
because salvation is from the Jews.
But the hour is coming, and is now here,
when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth;
and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship him.
God is Spirit, and those who worship him
must worship in Spirit and truth."
The woman said to him,
"I know that the Messiah is coming, the one called the Christ;
when he comes, he will tell us everything."
Jesus said to her,
"I am he, the one speaking with you."

At that moment his disciples returned,
and were amazed that he was talking with a woman,
but still no one said, "What are you looking for?"
or "Why are you talking with her?"
The woman left her water jar
and went into the town and said to the people,
"Come see a man who told me everything I have done.
Could he possibly be the Christ?"
They went out of the town and came to him.
Meanwhile, the disciples urged him, "Rabbi, eat."
But he said to them,
"I have food to eat of which you do not know."
So the disciples said to one another,
"Could someone have brought him something to eat?"
Jesus said to them,
"My food is to do the will of the one who sent me
and to finish his work.
Do you not say, 'In four months the harvest will be here'?
I tell you, look up and see the fields ripe for the harvest.
The reaper is already receiving payment
and gathering crops for eternal life,
so that the sower and reaper can rejoice together.
For here the saying is verified that 'One sows and another reaps.'
I sent you to reap what you have not worked for;
others have done the work,
and you are sharing the fruits of their work."

Many of the Samaritans of that town began to believe in him
because of the word of the woman who testified,
"He told me everything I have done."
When the Samaritans came to him,

they invited him to stay with them;
and he stayed there two days.
Many more began to believe in him because of his word,
and they said to the woman,
"We no longer believe because of your word;
for we have heard for ourselves,
and we know that this is truly the savior of the world."

or Jn 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42

Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar,
near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
Jacob's well was there.
Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well.
It was about noon.

A woman of Samaria came to draw water.
Jesus said to her,
"Give me a drink."
His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.
The Samaritan woman said to him,
"How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?"
—For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.—
Jesus answered and said to her,
"If you knew the gift of God
and who is saying to you, 'Give me a drink, '
you would have asked him
and he would have given you living water."
The woman said to him,
"Sir, you do not even have a bucket and the cistern is deep;
where then can you get this living water?
Are you greater than our father Jacob,
who gave us this cistern and drank from it himself
with his children and his flocks?"
Jesus answered and said to her,
"Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again;
but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst;
the water I shall give will become in him
a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
The woman said to him,
"Sir, give me this water, so that I may not be thirsty

or have to keep coming here to draw water.

"I can see that you are a prophet.
Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain;
but you people say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem."
Jesus said to her,
"Believe me, woman, the hour is coming
when you will worship the Father
neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
You people worship what you do not understand;
we worship what we understand,
because salvation is from the Jews.
But the hour is coming, and is now here,
when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth;
and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship him.
God is Spirit, and those who worship him
must worship in Spirit and truth."
The woman said to him,
"I know that the Messiah is coming, the one called the Christ;
when he comes, he will tell us everything."
Jesus said to her,
"I am he, the one who is speaking with you."

Many of the Samaritans of that town began to believe in him.
When the Samaritans came to him,
they invited him to stay with them;
and he stayed there two days.
Many more began to believe in him because of his word,
and they said to the woman,
"We no longer believe because of your word;
for we have heard for ourselves,
and we know that this is truly the savior of the world."



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