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  • Saturday:  4:30 pm
  • Sunday:  8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm

Daily Masses

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday :  8:30 am  
  • Monday - Friday:  6:30 pm
  • First Friday:  11:15 am
  • First Saturday:  8:30 am

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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.

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Parish Office Hours

Parish Office

If you are calling about regular office business, please call during normal office hours.  Monday through Thursday 9am –4pm,

 (closed 12-1 for lunch) and Friday 9am-12noon

 

 
The Funeral Sacristan Ministry

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The Funeral Sacristan Ministry

Mission Statement: This ministry is comprised of individuals who assist, prior to and during each Funeral Mass, by setting up the Sacristy and church with the necessary items for the celebration of the Funeral Mass.

What Does this Ministry Do?: The Funeral Sacristan welcomes the bereaved family members to the church and assists them as necessary with special requests. They are hospitality ministers as well for each funeral. They work with the funeral home representatives to make the occasion proceed as smoothly and solemnly as possible. There are occasions when the Funeral Sacristan will proclaim the readings for the family, assist the celebrant in administering the Body and Blood of Christ, and perform other duties as requested.

It is an act of love to be there for anyone who is suffering and hurting. Parishioners are invited and encouraged to volunteer with this very special ministry.  Training will be provided.  Please contact the parish office if you feel you are called to assist our parish as a Funeral Sacristan.

 

 
Christian Community Service Commission is in need of Eucharistic Ministers

The Christian Community Service Commission is DESPERATELY in need of Eucharistic Ministers who can go out to the homes of our parishioners who are homebound and unable to attend Mass to receive Holy Communion. 

The few volunteers we do have are ministering to too many people. We desperately need more volunteers to be able to help out when we get the call. You may never need to go out to give Holy Communion. All we want is you to be able to go out and assist our fellow brothers and sisters when the call comes. 

Do you feel the Holy Spirit giving you that “special nudge” to help out? If so, please call the parish office or Roseann Gomez at  313-792-0617

Thank you and may God continue to bless you.
Christian Community Service Commission
Roseann Gomez

 

 
St. Sebastian Home Visitors

The members of the Christian Service Committee are excited to introduce our latest project:
visiting the home-bound and bringing them Holy Communion. If you have a family member or know of someone in the parish who needs to have someone bring Communion to them at home and who would also enjoy a visit from one of our Home Visitor volunteers, please write their name on a piece of paper along with their address and phone number and place it in the Sunday collection basket. It will then be passed along to the office. Also if you are interested in becoming
a St. Sebastian Home Visitor, please call the office or Roseann Gómez at 313.792.0617.

God Bless and Thank You
Roseann Gómez and the
Christian Service Committee.

 
St. Sebastian annual Giving Tree

Wow, can you believe Christmas is just around the corner? And this week-end we begin our annual Giving Tree Program. As always, the Christmas tree is set up near the altar and is covered with different colored angels. Each color represents the gender and some the age groups of someone in our parish family that needs a helping hand to bring the joy and love of Christmas into their homes and to their families.
Each angel has a sticker with a specific gift request written on it. You are asked to return your gift to church under the tree UNWRAPPED no later than December 3rd. Please make sure the paper angel from the tree is securely attached.
Color codes for the Angels are as follows:

Red -  Adult/Female

Green -  Adult/Male
Pink - Child/Female
Blue - Child/Male
White - Infant
Yellow - Gift Card

As always, the love shown through the generosity of our wonderful family here at St. Sebastian is greatly appreciated. It’s wonderful to see how your help makes the holidays brighter for our fellow brothers and sisters. May God always bless you.
Please note-church WILL NOT be open on Saturday, November 18th for the Father Solanus Benediction celebration.

Christian Service Commission

 

 
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 Inclement Weather Policy

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, including daily Mass, Faith Formation, RCIA, Choir, CYO, Scouts and all other events / meetings are also closed/ cancelled.  Thank You.

 

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Monday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time

Monday, November 20, 2017

Reading 1 1 Mc 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63

[From the descendants of Alexander's officers]
there sprang a sinful offshoot, Antiochus Epiphanes,
son of King Antiochus, once a hostage at Rome.
He became king in the year one hundred and thirty seven
of the kingdom of the Greeks.

In those days there appeared in Israel
men who were breakers of the law,
and they seduced many people, saying:
"Let us go and make an alliance with the Gentiles all around us;
since we separated from them, many evils have come upon us."
The proposal was agreeable;
some from among the people promptly went to the king,
and he authorized them to introduce the way of living
of the Gentiles.
Thereupon they built a gymnasium in Jerusalem
according to the Gentile custom.
They covered over the mark of their circumcision
and abandoned the holy covenant;
they allied themselves with the Gentiles
and sold themselves to wrongdoing.

Then the king wrote to his whole kingdom that all should be one people,
each abandoning his particular customs.
All the Gentiles conformed to the command of the king,
and many children of Israel were in favor of his religion;
they sacrificed to idols and profaned the sabbath.

On the fifteenth day of the month Chislev,
in the year one hundred and forty-five,
the king erected the horrible abomination
upon the altar of burnt offerings
and in the surrounding cities of Judah they built pagan altars.
They also burned incense at the doors of the houses and in the streets.
Any scrolls of the law which they found they tore up and burnt.
Whoever was found with a scroll of the covenant,
and whoever observed the law,
was condemned to death by royal decree.
But many in Israel were determined
and resolved in their hearts not to eat anything unclean;
they preferred to die rather than to be defiled with unclean food
or to profane the holy covenant; and they did die.
Terrible affliction was upon Israel.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 119:53, 61, 134, 150, 155, 158

R. (see 88) Give me life, O Lord, and I will do your commands.
Indignation seizes me because of the wicked
who forsake your law.
R. Give me life, O Lord, and I will do your commands.
Though the snares of the wicked are twined about me,
your law I have not forgotten.
R. Give me life, O Lord, and I will do your commands.
Redeem me from the oppression of men,
that I may keep your precepts.
R. Give me life, O Lord, and I will do your commands.
I am attacked by malicious persecutors
who are far from your law.
R. Give me life, O Lord, and I will do your commands.
Far from sinners is salvation,
because they seek not your statutes.
R. Give me life, O Lord, and I will do your commands.
I beheld the apostates with loathing,
because they kept not to your promise.
R. Give me life, O Lord, and I will do your commands.

Alleluia Jn 8:12

R. Allelujia, alleluia.
I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
whoever follows me will have the light of life.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 18:35-43

As Jesus approached Jericho
a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging,
and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening.
They told him,
"Jesus of Nazareth is passing by."
He shouted, "Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!"
The people walking in front rebuked him,
telling him to be silent,
but he kept calling out all the more,
"Son of David, have pity on me!"
Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him;
and when he came near, Jesus asked him,
"What do you want me to do for you?"
He replied, "Lord, please let me see."
Jesus told him, "Have sight; your faith has saved you."
He immediately received his sight
and followed him, giving glory to God.
When they saw this, all the people gave praise to God.
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Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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