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



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

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.


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:


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!