Seder Meal – April 3

Join us for a representation of the Jewish Seder Meal

sādər/ – Jewish Passover

WHEN: Monday, April 3rd at 5:30pm

WHERE: SS. John and Paul Faith Formation Wing

Have you ever wondered what the Passover Meal would have looked like in the time of Jesus?

Join us as Rabbi Asher Lopatin walks us through a seder meal as it would have been celebrated 2000 years ago.

Spaces are limited. Please Register by Monday, March 27th by visiting the office or by clicking on this link.

*$15 participation fee includes all  material, speaker fees and a light meal for each participant. 

Rabbi Asher Lopatin is the Executive Director of the JCRC/AJC of Detroit and the founding rabbi of Kehillat Etz Chayim of Detroit.  He is also the founding director of the Detroit Center for Civil Discourse. A Rhodes Scholar and a Truman Fellow with an M. Phil in Medieval Arabic Thought from Oxford University, Rabbi Lopatin has also done doctoral work at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, in Islamic Fundamentalist attitudes towards Jews and Israel. He has written chapters for over 20 books and numerous articles.  Prior to moving with his wife, Rachel, and their four children to Detroit, he served as president of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, and, before that, served as the rabbi of Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago. Rabbi Lopatin received ordination from Rav Ahron Soloveichik and Yeshivas Brisk in Chicago, and from Yeshiva University. Rabbi Lopatin is a permanent member of The Council on Foreign Relations and on the board of New Detroit

On the Rise Bakery – April 16

Welcome back men of ROPE from “On the Rise Bakery”, a program sponsored by the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.  With each purchase of their baked goods, you are helping make possible the  provision of supportive housing, job training, counseling services, educational opportunities, and self help programs for men who have recently been released from prison and have gone through a substance abuse program.

Please continue to support this worthwhile program by purchasing baked goods after all Masses on Sunday, April 16.

Murder Mystery Dinner – April 29

Join us on April 29th from 6pm until 9pm for a Murder Mystery Dinner presented by the Murder Mystery Co.  Tickets are $50 each and include a full catered dinner with dessert, interactive entertainment, cash bar and gift basket raffles.  Come dressed in your best 1920’s attire and solve the whodunnit!


Tickets are limited, on sale from April 2 to April 23 in the church office.  This is an adult only event.


ENCOUNTER – Adult Faith Formation

ENCOUNTER: A New Adult Faith Formation Program
Nourish your body and soul in community through Small Group Discussions over coffee and dessert.
One Sunday Evening a month for 8 months starting October 2nd.
6:30 Video with Small Group Discussion over coffee & dessert
(if you attend the once-a-month 5pm Sunday Mass and would like to join the G.R.A.C.E. families for dinner at 6, please be sure to indicate this when you register).
$30 fee includes all meals and desserts for the 8-month series. $10 fee for desserts only over the 8 months.
Please visit the link below for more information and to register.

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!