Time and Talent Survey – SSJP Needs Your Help!

We are grateful for the many ways that parish members give of themselves—their time and talent and treasure—to help this parish live out its mission and ministry in the name of Jesus Christ.

Please use the QR code or click here to view areas where help is needed in the parish in order to volunteer for new or additional areas of ministry. You may select as many areas as you like.

Mercy in Action Service Day Oct 16

Parishes from across the Archdiocese of Detroit will be witnessing to the power of God’s Mercy during the Fifth Annual Mercy in Action Service Day on Saturday, October 16th! This event, hosted by individual vicariates and parishes at multiple locations, brings together thousands of volunteers who courageously engage in the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy!

 Here are ways you can participate in the Mercy in Action Day of Service

September 20—October 11

Parishes in the North Macomb Vicariate will be collecting for DRAW, new 5 gallon buckets (with lids) and  items to fill the buckets with.  DRAW delivers buckets filled with much needed supplies to families facing the aftermath of storms, floods, tornadoes, and other natural disasters.  When homes are destroyed, people need everything and many things are scarce such as bathroom and cleaning supplies.  The buckets distributed by DRAW help people take care of themselves and help them salvage what they can of their belongings.  Items on the SS. John and Paul “bucket list” include:

Bucket List:  5 gallon bucket with lid, Sponges with scrub side,. Scrub brush, Handi wipes (reusable cloths, 8-12 count), Liquid laundry detergent (25 or 50 oz. bottle), Household cleaner (12-16oz bottle) no spray bottles, Dish soap, Clothes line (50ft), Microfiber clean rags and Clean cotton rags

Saturday, October 16, 2021

From 9am until 12pm, volunteers will gather to fill 5 gallon buckets with collected supplies at St. Kieran Catholic Church in Shelby Township.  Please click here and register to help or contact Caroline at 586 781-9010 or cseidel@ssjohnandpaul.org

 

 

Women’s Retreat – October 17

Save the date!  Women’s Retreat hosted by SS. John and Paul Parish.  Come and bring a friend!

Who: Women ages 18 – 108
When: October 17th, 2pm – 6pm.
Where: Capuchin Retreat Center  62460 Mt Vernon Rd, Washington, MI 48094

Snacks and coffee provided.

Registration forms can be found in the main office ($20 per person)

Please direct questions or concerns to Beth at (586) 781-9488 or bmersino@ssjohnandpaul.org

Road Clean Up Saturday, Oct 23

Grab your gloves, long-sleeved shirts, baseball caps and boots and join us as we clean up the debris on our stretch of 28 Mile Road between Campground and Mound. We will begin in the church parking lot at 8am and finish around 10am.

This is a wonderful service opportunity demonstrating to the community that we are good stewards of the earth.  If you would like to help, please see the bulletin board or contact Caroline by Oct 21 at 586 781-9010 or cseidel@ssjohnandpaul.org

 

Fall Scripture Study

The Mass –  A Biblical Walk Through

Discover the beauty, the riches, and the profound meaning of the Mass.  Everything we say and do in the Liturgy is steeped in biblical language. A Biblical Walk Through the Mass explores the extraordinary biblical roots of the Liturgy and reveals what it all means and why it all matters.  This fascinating tour of the Mass will renew your faith and deepen your love for and devotion to the Holy Eucharist.  “We need to recommit ourselves to the central act of our faith with passion and joy.  This marvelously written aid will help us join ourselves to the Lord as he offers himself to the Father in the Sacrifice of the Mass.”

—Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap., Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia

There are two days/times to chose from.  Sessions will be held in person on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings beginning September 21st.  Tuesday evenings session will begin at 7pm and Wednesday mornings session will begin at 10am.   Register in the parish office by September 20th, and pick up your study packet (two books and online access).  Suggested donation is $15.

Sessions:

Tuesdays at 7pm:  Sept 21, Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 9, and Nov 23

Wednesdays at 10am:  Sept 22, Oct 6, Oct 20, Nov 10, and Nov 24

For more information, watch this trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du_7GGoRZXs&t=48s

 

Catholic Services Appeal 2021

Our 2021 Catholic Services Appeal is underway at SS. John & Paul Parish. Thank you for your previous generous donations to SSJ&P. We are continuing to use CSA to help fund our current operating deficit and infrastructure projects planned for 2021-2022. Please prayerfully consider increasing your donation to help make us an Amazing Parish! The Archdiocese has already sent letters and forms to many of you.  The campaign is using a Minnesota company to process gifts, however, you may wish to drop your gift/pledge at the parish office and we can forward them on for you. You may also donate to CSA by way of our parish website at Home Page (osvonlinegiving.com).  A reminder to those still paying 2020 CSA pledges, you have until May 29th to do so. God Bless You and Thank you.

Father Festus

Please remember your Church!

During these difficult days, please remember to continue to support our parish. Click here to set up for weekly or one-time automatic donations. You may also mail your offertory envelopes to our parish at: SS. John & Paul, 7777 28 Mile Road, Washington, MI 48094. We need your support now more than ever.

 We are NOW accepting Discover, American Express, Mastercard and VISA. This gives parish members and guests an-other option for online giving, in addition to the bank checking, savings, and debit options!  If you have any questions, call 586-781-9010 ext. 13, and leave a message for George Eichorn and he will return your call.

Thank you and may God bless you.

FORMED Available to the parish

We have entered into an unprecedented season in the Church and the SS. John and Paul staff would like to help by providing resources to our parishioners to help them continue to grow in their faith with the gift of FORMED. Click here to learn how to download this great resource.

Here is a great video explaining what FORMED is!