Upcoming Events

Right to Life Carnation Sale
Next weekend after all masses, we’ll be hosting a $1 carnation sale to support RTL – LIFESPAN.  This 45-year old organization works to protect the sanctity of human life and shape moral values through educational and public awareness programs.  LIFESPAN aims to promote mercy by speaking for those who cannot talk for themselves.  Bring cash to honor a favorite woman and protect life with a beautiful carnation!

Congratulations 2016 Graduates
St. Mary of the Hill’s annual Graduation Mass will be held on Sunday, June 5, at 11:00 AM followed by a light lunch in the Fr. Strain Gymnasium.  All high school and college graduates are invited to wear your graduation gown and/or cap to Mass and enjoy lunch with your family afterwards.  E-mail your picture (as a JPEG file) to Judy Rhoads.  Please include the name of the school that you are graduating from.  All pictures need to be received no later than Friday, May 27, in order for them to appear in the bulletin.  These pictures will also be displayed on the graduation picture board.  Please submit a picture even if you are not attending the Mass and brunch.  We would like to honor all who are graduating.  You will receive a confirmation email after we receive the picture.  RSVP for the Lunch by Friday, May 27, to  Laura Corrion with the number of people who will be attending.

Parish Council Nominations
Nominations are open for persons who are interested in serving on the parish council.  The positions we need to fill are :   1 member at-large; 1 Holy Family Regional School representative.  Nominations should be submitted to Richard Danforth by May 15, 2016 at Email or 248-420-2697.

New: Introduction on Reading the Bible
We are only one week into a series to discuss the book, The Bible Compass; A Catholic’s Guide to Navigating the Scriptures, by Dr. Edward Sri.  We meet from 7PM – 8:30PM on Monday evenings for the next four weeks.  Please consider joining us!  This book provides a fantastic overview of how Catholics interpret the bible, and would provide a great foundation for individuals who are new to scripture reading, or for those who want a firmer foundation for their continued study.  Call to register so I can order a book for you, or obtain one on your own.

Clean-Up the World
As part of our responsibility to care for creation, St. Mary of the Hills has once again “adopted” John R Rd. between Auburn and Avon Roads.  Clean up for the road will take place on Saturday, May 21.  We will meet in the church narthex at 10:00 AM to provide needed materials, sign waivers, and share in a brief prayer.  You will then be shuttled to your designated area of the road.  All clean-up will be done by 12:00 PM.  Minors must have an adult volunteering with them.  Your participation will help reduce trash and litter along John R Rd. and maintain a clean and attractive environment.  Sign-Up

Christian Classics Book Club
Our next meeting will be on May 16 at 7:45 PM. At that meeting, we’ll discuss Home Fires, by Julie Summers. Summers writes this social history of Great Britain’s “Women’s Institute” based on her mother and grandmother’s participation in the group during WWII and following. As such, we are provided with an intimate retelling of the activities of the group, delving into the ethical and moral implications of what was happening during that period. Please consider joining us!

Census Update
If your address, phone number or email address has changed, please let us know so we can keep our parish records up-to-date.   Census Information Form