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Advent/Christmas Schedule

Communal Anointing of the Sick – December 10 at 7:00 PM

Advent Penance Service with Private Confession – December 18 at 7:00 PM

Christmas Masses – December 24 at 4:00 PM (Church), 4:15 PM (Gym,) 6:00 PM (Church) – Pageant), 10:00 PM (Church)

December 25 – 10:00 AM (Church)

New Year’s – December 31 at 4:00 PM and January 1 at 10:00 AM

Attention Parishioners!

Register for My Own Church to Access Your Membership and Financial Info Electronically!

My Own Church gives church members the ability to access their church records anytime from any web-enabled device (smartphone, tablet, or computer).

Registered users can log in and perform many tasks in My Own Church, including the following:

  • Manage your own church records and keep personal and contact information accurate and up to date.
  • View your personal giving history.
  • Download year-end contribution statements.

Click here to register:  https://detroit.parishsoftfamilysuite.com/

If you need help, click here for an instruction guide.

ALSO – Any donations you wish to be credited to 2018 need to be in the office by Friday, December 28!

Advent Taize Prayer Service – Dec 4

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 – 7:30 pm in the Chapel

Please join us for an evening of song, scripture and reflection.

What is Taize?
A Taize service blends meditative singing, Scripture readings, and prayerful silence.  It is a peaceful way to deepen your relationship with God.  The combination of the song and Scripture allows everyone present to become deeply aware of God’s presence within them.  United through songs of trust in God and His Word, it is a simple, yet powerful way to join in prayer with each other.  Each service beautifully combines the community with individual prayer.

Unleash the Gospel – 6 Day Challenge

Our world, our region, and our Church need to hear the message of the Gospel now more than ever.

This 6-Day Challenge is an opportunity to learn more about the action of God in our region and the role you have in this great mission.

Five Minutes a Day for Six Days

For the next six days, you will receive an email every morning with a short 2-minute video and a 3-minute reflection.

As you watch the videos each day and take time to pray and reflect, we hope you hear a personal invitation from God to encounter Jesus, grow as his disciple, and become a witness to God’s everlasting mercy.

CLICK HERE to join the mission!

Bible Studies Coming in September

We have a Tuesday morning study for women, after the 9 am Mass.  Join us for “Living the Beatitudes in Everyday Life / Kingdom of Happiness” by Fr. Jeffrey Kirby for 8 lessons starting Sept. 18.  Lessons include video access from your home computer.  For more information, contact Adrienne at 248-672-8043.

We just started a study that will meet on Tuesdays, at 7:00 PM, but there is still time to join us. This seven week, study called “Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism,” is a great study for anyone, whether a veteran or new bible reader!  If you’d like to preview Lesson One, you can go online to  ascensionpress.com, and look under “studies” for “Fulfilled.”  Please contact Peggy Casing to register.

We’ll also be taking an in-depth look at the Book of Acts. A wonderful book, filled with information about the earliest Christian communities, “Acts” can be a great place to start in study, or to enrich your previous understanding. This group will be meeting on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM.  Information about the study can also be found at ascensionpress.com, or by calling Peggy Casing. Please call to obtain your materials, so you can prepare prior to the first class on September 19, 2018 (note date change).

Finally, we have another study that meets on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30-3:00 PM. This study has an emphasis on applying scripture to our lives. We focus on a new booklet and theme once every three weeks, so you can participate by getting the book for any number of the studies and joining us for any of the weeks and themes you choose. If you’d like to join us for “Paul: Pastoring God’s People,” on September 19, 2018, contact Peggy Casing to get the book so you can prepare ahead if time.

The full schedule of topics:  Wednesday Afternoon Bible Study Schedule 2018-19

If you’d like to participate in any of these studies, contact Peggy Casing  (248) 243-0251  to obtain your materials to prepare prior to the first class.

Register for Divorce Support Group

Beginning September 20, Karen Evangelista and Terri Hemphill will be leading the Divorce Support Group here at St. Mary of the Hills. This effective and supportive group will meet every Thursday night from 7:00-8:30 PM in St. Andrew Classroom.

The intention of this group is to bring hope and healing to those men and women who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage. Surviving Divorce features 14 video presentations that cover topics such as shock and grief, anger and forgiveness, money issues, dealing with children and a former spouse, and annulment and remarriage.

This program is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. It will help them find answers to their questions, restore their hope, and begin authentic healing.

Surviving Divorce will help you:

  • Work through the emotional upheaval of separation and divorce.
  • Find personal healing and hope.
  • Discover a deeper understanding of God’s love for you.
  • Gain wisdom and comfort from experts and others who share your experiences.
  • Navigate new concerns like custody, dating, annulment, and finances.

Questions? Contact:

Karen Evangelista or 248-760-9083

Terri Hemphill or 248-219-0842

Fill out this form to register: