Director of Religious Formation
Peggy Casing
Phone:  (248) 243

Congratulations to Those Celebrating Sacraments

Please join us in welcoming, those who have participated in the process of the Rite of Christian Initiation with us this year.  These individuals, and their families, are celebrating their participation in the following sacraments:

Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist;
Pamela Nuculli, sponsor Refaela Beqi
Heather Dzurko, sponsor Edward Dzurko

Profession of Faith, Confirmation and Eucharist:
James Garneau, sponsor Cheryl Garneau
Michael Losh, sponsor Alex Dominique

Confirmation and Eucharist:
Dayana Chirinos, Sponsor Daniel Guedez
Jessica Cockream, sponsor Nawal Cook
Palok Perkoviq, sponsor John Hundiak

We are very blessed to have such fine representatives of our faith, both in our sponsors, and in our newly initiated.  Again, please join me, and our entire faith community, in welcoming them.  Please, also include them in your prayers.

The Lenten Rites
On Sunday, March 5, 2017, our Elect and Candidates celebrated a Rite of Sending at the 9:00 Mass, and then headed down to Blessed Sacrament Cathedral for the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion.  Our Church is blessed to have such great men and women as members!  Please keep them and their sponsors in your prayers this Lent!

Help Needed for Easter Vigil
Appetizers and desserts are needed for the reception following the Easter Vigil (4/15/17), and we also need a few individuals to make and serve punch and keep things tidy at the reception.  This commitment runs from about 10—11 PM on April 15th.  Helping with this reception is a great way to welcome  our newest members to St. Mary’s community.


RCIA is the acronym used for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It refers to the rites used to initiate members into the Roman Catholic Church.  The process begins with a period of inquiry, where individuals become more familiar with the Church, and us, with them.  A time of formation follows with blessings, rites and sacraments celebrated along the way. The formation component of the process is held on Wednesday evenings.

RCIA Team Members Needed!

Please consider helping us on this important endeavor!  Sponsors, catechists, planners, and ministers of hospitality are all needed to assist with the formation and initiation of adults in our community.  Some of the positions require a fair amount of time and effort, others are occasional, and fairly easy to accomplish.  If you like sharing your faith and providing a welcoming atmosphere for the members of our faith community, this might be a great fit for you.  Please know that training and guidance will be provided for all positions. If interested call Peggy at (248) 243-0251 or EMAIL