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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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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Reading 1 Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31

When one finds a worthy wife,
her value is far beyond pearls.
Her husband, entrusting his heart to her,
has an unfailing prize.
She brings him good, and not evil,
all the days of her life.
She obtains wool and flax
and works with loving hands.
She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her fingers ply the spindle.
She reaches out her hands to the poor,
and extends her arms to the needy.
Charm is deceptive and beauty fleeting;
the woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Give her a reward for her labors,
and let her works praise her at the city gates.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5

R. (cf. 1a) Blessed are those who fear the Lord.
Blessed are you who fear the LORD,
who walk in his ways!
For you shall eat the fruit of your handiwork;
blessed shall you be, and favored.
R. Blessed are those who fear the Lord.
Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
in the recesses of your home;
Your children like olive plants
around your table.
R. Blessed are those who fear the Lord.
Behold, thus is the man blessed
who fears the LORD.
The LORD bless you from Zion:
may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
all the days of your life.
R. Blessed are those who fear the Lord.

Reading 2 1 Thes 5:1-6

Concerning times and seasons, brothers and sisters,
you have no need for anything to be written to you.
For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come
like a thief at night.
When people are saying, "Peace and security, "
then sudden disaster comes upon them,
like labor pains upon a pregnant woman,
and they will not escape.

But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness,
for that day to overtake you like a thief.
For all of you are children of the light
and children of the day.
We are not of the night or of darkness.
Therefore, let us not sleep as the rest do,
but let us stay alert and sober.

Alleluia Jn 15:4a, 5b

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Remain in me as I remain in you, says the Lord.
Whoever remains in me bears much fruit.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mt 25:14-30

Jesus told his disciples this parable:
"A man going on a journey
called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them.
To one he gave five talents; to another, two; to a third, one--
to each according to his ability.
Then he went away.
Immediately the one who received five talents went and traded with them,
and made another five.
Likewise, the one who received two made another two.
But the man who received one went off and dug a hole in the ground
and buried his master's money.

After a long time
the master of those servants came back
and settled accounts with them.
The one who had received five talents came forward
bringing the additional five.
He said, 'Master, you gave me five talents.
See, I have made five more.'
His master said to him, 'Well done, my good and faithful servant.
Since you were faithful in small matters,
I will give you great responsibilities.
Come, share your master's joy.'
Then the one who had received two talents also came forward and said,
'Master, you gave me two talents.
See, I have made two more.'
His master said to him, 'Well done, my good and faithful servant.
Since you were faithful in small matters,
I will give you great responsibilities.
Come, share your master's joy.'
Then the one who had received the one talent came forward and said,
'Master, I knew you were a demanding person,
harvesting where you did not plant
and gathering where you did not scatter;
so out of fear I went off and buried your talent in the ground.
Here it is back.'
His master said to him in reply, 'You wicked, lazy servant!
So you knew that I harvest where I did not plant
and gather where I did not scatter?
Should you not then have put my money in the bank
so that I could have got it back with interest on my return?
Now then! Take the talent from him and give it to the one with ten.
For to everyone who has,
more will be given and he will grow rich;
but from the one who has not,
even what he has will be taken away.
And throw this useless servant into the darkness outside,
where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.'"

Or Mt 25:14-15, 19-21

Jesus told his disciples this parable:
"A man going on a journey
called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them.
To one he gave five talents; to another, two; to a third, one--
to each according to his ability.
Then he went away.

After a long time
the master of those servants came back
and settled accounts with them.
The one who had received five talents came forward
bringing the additional five.
He said, 'Master, you gave me five talents.
See, I have made five more.'
His master said to him, 'Well done, my good and faithful servant.
Since you were faithful in small matters,
I will give you great responsibilities.
Come, share your master's joy.'"
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