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Weekend Masses

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

Daily Masses

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

Church News



No individual confession on Holy Saturday, April 20




Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 6:30p.m.

followed by Adoration until 11:00p.m.


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

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


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

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

EASTER MASSES April 20 & 21

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

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


2019 Spring Festival News May 17, 18, and 19

2019 Spring Festival News May 17, 18, and 19

Less than one month away and we STILL are in need of a chair person for the American area and a co-chair for the Vegas area.  Can you PLEASE ask a family member, friend, or neighbor if they would be interested in being a Chairperson for our festival.  There are so many wonderful times and great memories that you will be able to talk about for a long time.

˖ American Food – Supervise the set-up and clean-up of the area as well as the preparing and serving hot dogs, hamburgers, and pizza.   

 Located in our concession tent.

˖ Vegas Co-Chairperson – We already have one chairperson, we are looking for one more to help in the Vegas area.

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 supervising setting up and closing the area throughout the weekend
  • Make sure the volunteers working the booth understand 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).

St. Sebastian Festival Garage Sale



 9:00am - 4:00pm  Activity Center

Spring is in the air so it's time to start preparing the St. Sebastian Festival Garage Sale.  Look for those household items you are no longer in need of and share with others that are looking  for your treasures.

Donations will be accepted on Wednesday - Friday, April 24th - 26th

9:00am - 12:00 and 2:00 - 6:00pm. 

Please, no drop offs on Saturday of the sale.

Possible items for donation:  books, crafts, household decorations, small kitchen appliances, glassware, toys, garden items, tools, furniture, bikes, holiday decorations, etc. 

Volunteers are needed to help with set-up and to work the day of the sale. 
Just a few hours of your time would be appreciated. 
If you are able to help, please contact:
Pam York 313-319-5821 or Chris Bergeron 313-804-3731
Festival Work-n-Play and Country Store Booth

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.  

Right now we are very low on donations of tools and gift cards.

Anything you can do to help us would be greatly appreciated.


Festival Country Store Booth

The festival will be here before you know it so it’s time to start our collection of donations for the Country Store Booth.  We would like to begin with donations of paper products, such as paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, snack bags and sandwich bags.  Boxes will be placed at all of the Church entrances for you to place your donations.

Thanks so much ~ Camille Grindstaff 

Country Store Booth Chair

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,


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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Wednesday in the Octave of Easter

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Reading 1 Acts 3:1-10

Peter and John were going up to the temple area
for the three o’clock hour of prayer.
And a man crippled from birth was carried
and placed at the gate of the temple called “the Beautiful Gate” every day
to beg for alms from the people who entered the temple.
When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple,
he asked for alms.
But Peter looked intently at him, as did John,
and said, “Look at us.”
He paid attention to them, expecting to receive something from them.
Peter said, “I have neither silver nor gold,
but what I do have I give you:
in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean, rise and walk.”
Then Peter took him by the right hand and raised him up,
and immediately his feet and ankles grew strong.
He leaped up, stood, and walked around,
and went into the temple with them,
walking and jumping and praising God.
When all the people saw him walking and praising God,
they recognized him as the one
who used to sit begging at the Beautiful Gate of the temple,
and they were filled with amazement and astonishment
at what had happened to him.

Responsorial Psalm pS 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9

R.(3b) Rejoice, O hearts that seek the Lord.
R. Alleluia.
Give thanks to the LORD, invoke his name;
make known among the nations his deeds.
Sing to him, sing his praise,
proclaim all his wondrous deeds.
R. Rejoice, O hearts that seek the Lord.
R. Alleluia.
Glory in his holy name;
rejoice, O hearts that seek the LORD!
Look to the LORD in his strength;
seek to serve him constantly.
R. Rejoice, O hearts that seek the Lord.
R. Alleluia.
You descendants of Abraham, his servants,
sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!
He, the LORD, is our God;
throughout the earth his judgments prevail.
R. Rejoice, O hearts that seek the Lord.
R. Alleluia.
He remembers forever his covenant
which he made binding for a thousand generationsB
Which he entered into with Abraham
and by his oath to Isaac.
R. Rejoice, O hearts that seek the Lord.
R. Alleluia.

Alleluia Ps 118:24

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
This is the day the LORD has made;
let us be glad and rejoice in it.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 24:13-35

That very day, the first day of the week,
two of Jesus’ disciples were going
to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus,
and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred.
And it happened that while they were conversing and debating,
Jesus himself drew near and walked with them,
but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him.
He asked them,
“What are you discussing as you walk along?”
They stopped, looking downcast.
One of them, named Cleopas, said to him in reply,
“Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem
who does not know of the things
that have taken place there in these days?”
And he replied to them, “What sort of things?”
They said to him,
“The things that happened to Jesus the Nazarene,
who was a prophet mighty in deed and word
before God and all the people,
how our chief priests and rulers both handed him over
to a sentence of death and crucified him.
But we were hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel;
and besides all this,
it is now the third day since this took place.
Some women from our group, however, have astounded us:
they were at the tomb early in the morning
and did not find his Body;
they came back and reported
that they had indeed seen a vision of angels
who announced that he was alive.
Then some of those with us went to the tomb
and found things just as the women had described,
but him they did not see.”
And he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are!
How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke!
Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things
and enter into his glory?”
Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets,
he interpreted to them what referred to him
in all the Scriptures.
As they approached the village to which they were going,
he gave the impression that he was going on farther.
But they urged him, “Stay with us,
for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over.”
So he went in to stay with them.
And it happened that, while he was with them at table,
he took bread, said the blessing,
broke it, and gave it to them.
With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him,
but he vanished from their sight.
Then they said to each other,
“Were not our hearts burning within us
while he spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?”
So they set out at once and returned to Jerusalem
where they found gathered together
the Eleven and those with them who were saying,
“The Lord has truly been raised and has appeared to Simon!”
Then the two recounted what had taken place on the way
and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.

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