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Weekend Masses

  • 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

Tuesday, 03/19/2019
40 Hours of EUCHARISTIC Devotions
Friday, 03/22/2019
04:00 PM
Lenten Fish Fry
Friday, 03/22/2019
06:00 PM
Stations of the Cross
Saturday, 03/23/2019
03:00 PM
Individual Confession/Reconciliatrion
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

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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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Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Reading 1 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16

The LORD spoke to Nathan and said:
"Go, tell my servant David,
'When your time comes and you rest with your ancestors,
I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins,
and I will make his kingdom firm.
It is he who shall build a house for my name.
And I will make his royal throne firm forever.
I will be a father to him,
and he shall be a son to me.
Your house and your kingdom shall endure forever before me;
your throne shall stand firm forever.'"

Responsorial Psalm Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 27 and 29

R. (37)  The son of David will live for ever.
The promises of the LORD I will sing forever;
through all generations my mouth shall proclaim your faithfulness,
For you have said, "My kindness is established forever";
in heaven you have confirmed your faithfulness.
R. The son of David will live for ever.
"I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to David my servant:
Forever will I confirm your posterity
and establish your throne for all generations."
R. The son of David will live for ever.
"He shall say of me, 'You are my father,
my God, the Rock, my savior.'
Forever I will maintain my kindness toward him,
and my covenant with him stands firm."
R. The son of David will live for ever.

Reading 2 Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22

Brothers and sisters:
It was not through the law
that the promise was made to Abraham and his descendants
that he would inherit the world,
but through the righteousness that comes from faith.
For this reason, it depends on faith,
so that it may be a gift,
and the promise may be guaranteed to all his descendants,
not to those who only adhere to the law
but to those who follow the faith of Abraham,
who is the father of all of us, as it is written,
I have made you father of many nations.
He is our father in the sight of God,
in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead
and calls into being what does not exist.
He believed, hoping against hope,
that he would become the father of many nations,
according to what was said, Thus shall your descendants be.
That is why it was credited to him as righteousness.

Verse Before the Gospel Ps 84:5

Blessed are those who dwell in your house, O Lord;
they never cease to praise you.

GospeL Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a

Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary.
Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ.

Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.
When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph,
but before they lived together,
she was found with child through the Holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man,
yet unwilling to expose her to shame,
decided to divorce her quietly.
Such was his intention when, behold,
the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said,
“Joseph, son of David,
do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
For it is through the Holy Spirit
that this child has been conceived in her.
She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins.”
When Joseph awoke,
he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him
and took his wife into his home.

or Lk 2:41-51a

Each year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover,
and when he was twelve years old,
they went up according to festival custom.
After they had completed its days, as they were returning,
the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem,
but his parents did not know it.
Thinking that he was in the caravan,
they journeyed for a day
and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances,
but not finding him,
they returned to Jerusalem to look for him.
After three days they found him in the temple,
sitting in the midst of the teachers,
listening to them and asking them questions,
and all who heard him were astounded
at his understanding and his answers.
When his parents saw him,
they were astonished,
and his mother said to him,
“Son, why have you done this to us?
Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.”
And he said to them,
“Why were you looking for me?
Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”
But they did not understand what he said to them.
He went down with them and came to Nazareth,
and was obedient to them.
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