Lenten Mission with Jesse Manibusan

Lenten Parish Mission

For all Ages – Come & join us for one day, 2 days or all 3 days. Bring a friend! All are welcome! – Family Friendly.
St. Mary, Cause of Our Joy Catholic Church

Free Will Offering

Sunday March 15, 2020
Monday March 16, 2020
Tuesday March 17, 2020
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

St. Mary, Cause of Our Joy Catholic Church
8200 N Wayne Road
Westland, MI 48185

For more information contact the Parish Office:
734-425-4421 • office@stmarycooj.org

jessemanibusan

Jesse Manibusan is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and teller of humorous tales. Well recognized throughout the country as a dynamic, eclectic speaker and musician, Jesse shares from his heart the love of Christ and the call to live out our baptism in every aspect of life. His first solo collection, Life You’re Living, contains the popular “Open My Eyes,” that has been translated into several languages. In 2012, he collaborated with Santiago Fernández on a bilingual collection entitled Unidos and his songwriting skills can also be found on a great number of albums from other well-known Catholic artists. His desire to compose music that can motivate the people of God to grow in compassion, mercy, integrity and courage is evident in all his music. Jesse is a familiar presence at diocesan conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada, including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), World Youth Day events, LIFE TEEN events and many others. He also conducts parish missions and retreats through his Two by Two Ministries and often copresents retreats and youth liturgy workshops with fellow OCP composer Ken Canedo. Jesse holds a master’s degree in multicultural ministries from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, California. He and his wife have three grown children and currently reside in Pacifica, California.

Polish Mass and Dinner

Our Annual Polish Mass and Dinner

This event is a fundraiser for our Youth Ministry Program

Entertainment by Kielbasa Kings

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020

  • Polka Mass – 4:30
  • Polish Dinner – Doors open at 5:30 and Buffet Dinner at 6:00

Adults – $25

Children 7-14 – $10

Children 6 and under – Free

(Tickets go on sale 1/4/2020 after 4:30 Mass)

Menu (Halina Catering)

  • Sausage/Sauerkraut
  • Stuffed Cabbage
  • City Chicken
  • Potatoes
  • Vegtables
  • Dessert

 

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Study on Prayer

Welcome in 2020 by attending a five-week study on Prayer. We will be using the book Prayer for Beginners from Ignatius Press, author Peter Kreeft.

9780898707755-2Our very own Pastoral Associate, Paul Zbytowski will be our facilitator for this study beginning Thursday, January, 23, from 7:00pm-8:00pm thru February 20th. No session on February 13th. Cost of study $15 (book cost only.)

If you are interested, please RSVP to Sabrina at 734-425-4421 ext. 217 by January 12th so the appropriate amount of books may be ordered. Call today to reserve your spot!

This study is sponsored by the Education Commission. TY!!!

A Season of Anticipation

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Does this season anticipate the advent of a memory or a hope? Are we to look back at Fr Shafiquewhat God did long ago, or are we to look forward to what God will do? Advent encourages us to do both, to look in both directions. The heart of this season is where memory and hope meet.

We are called to prepare a way for the Lord in our hearts and be ready for his final coming when He will judge the living and the dead. Are you ready to meet God? Are you ready for the Final Judgment? Are you prepared to meet your maker? Have you helped others get ready for the Lord’s coming? How about your family, siblings, friends, co‐workers? These are great reflection questions for the Advent season.

The two things I would encourage most would be the Eucharist and Confession. Spend more time receiving and adoring the Eucharist and get to Confession more often. There are ample times to get to Confession; all you need to do is commit and show up. Use a good examination of conscience to prepare and give all your sins to the Lord. Jesus loves you and wants you home with Him – be not afraid. Confession exists for one reason, to help you! If Advent is about preparing for Jesus, then spend more and more time with Him in the Eucharist. We know He is there, so why not spend time with Him. In a season where there seems to be no time at all, spend your best time with Him, in a certain sense, waste time with Him! Spend more time in silence – consider turning off the radio in the car, the television, iPhone, etc. Pray a Daily Rosary and reflect upon the Joyful Mysteries. Look for opportunities to make the season about Jesus and not about gifts, food, and obligations. Give to the poor more than you give to your own family.

Let us not forget to be joyful missionaries in this season of hope. Let us pray together
God, you gave us the gift of Jesus Christ, so we trust you are with us and ever shall be. We who have much to do seek a quiet place to listen. We who are anxious over many things look forward to your peace. We who are blessed in many ways long to be busy for others. We whose hearts are heavy seek joy, even so. Come, Lord Jesus!

Amen.
Fr. Shafique

Kids Coalition Against Hunger

Kids Coalition Against Hunger

ALL AGES FAMILY AND PARISH EVENT SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019

MAIN EVENT: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 NOON
PLUS SET UP AND TEAR DOWN SHIFTS

St. Mary, Cause of Our Joy Social Halls
Build and Pack 10,000 Meals

Packaged food benefits our local community in Westland and Wayne
Open to EVERYONE, All Ages Welcome – From Kindergarten to the Young at Heart
St. Mary, Cause of Our Joy is pleased to partner with Kids Coalition Against Hunger on Saturday, December 7 and we need EVERYONE’s help in order to make this event a HUGE Success.

Roles Needed for the event:

  • 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – set up 12 volunteers (need to be able to let 50 lbs. – will help us tables and unload and load trailer with all the food and stay to pack up the trailer at the end if you could.
  • 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Line leaders ( oversee packaging volunteers at table and keep food bins full) – Training provided: 8 volunteers – Adults age 18 and order
  • 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. – Packaging 100 volunteers needed – All ages – Age Kindergarten and up are welcome. Children in Kindergarten, Grade 1 or Grade 2 need to be accompanied by parent or guardian at the event.
  • 12:00 p.m. p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Clean up/tear down and load truck (able to lift 50 lbs) – 12 volunteers

How do we accomplish this? By delivering a highly nutritious meal, that was developed by food scientists to provide a rich source of easily digestible protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins needed by an undernourished child’s body and mind. The food is also acceptable to the broad diversity of ethnic tastes and religious differences around the world. The food offers all nine of the essential amino acids required for complete nutrition, something that can’t be said about other typical food relief sources such as rice or beans alone. It is also very simple to prepare, requiring only six cups of boiling water to make a complete meal.

How do you sign up?

  1. Online via signupgenius.com today via website link – HERE
  2. Parish office during the weekdays
  3. Monday evenings during Faith formation class time

Financial Donation? We have raised $1450 towards the $3000 that is needed to pay for food that we are purchasing to build the 10,300 meals. If you would like to make a donation you can make a check payable to Kids Coalition Against Hunger or make a cash donation at the parish office during the day or faith formation class times on Monday evening. Every donation no matter the size helps us to reach our goal. If each person coming brings $10.00 to donate towards the event we will reach our goal.

Any questions about this event please contact Carol Nelius, Coordinator of Youth Ministry at youthministry@stmarycooj.org or call/text 734-765-5525

Kids Coalition Against Hunger is a 501 c(3) humanitarian food relief organization whose mission is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the USA and feed starving children throughout the world.

 

Welcome to IHMM

We are excited to welcome Immaculate Heart of Mary Ministry to our Parish. IHM Ministry’s goal is spread a devotion to Mary and her Immaculate Heart, as well as help preserve Filipino religious traditions.

First Saturday devotions will start on December 7th with a 6:30 pm Mass.

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Ministry will also sponsor a Simbang Gabi, which is a nine day Novena of Masses in anticipation of the birth of Christ.

The Masses for the Simbang Gabi will be:

  • Sunday, Dec. 15th – 4:00 pm
  • Monday, Dec. 16th – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17th – 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18th – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, Dec. 19th – 6:30 pm
  • Friday, Dec. 20th – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, Dec. 21st – 6:30 pm
  • Sunday, Dec. 22nd – 4:00 pm
  • Monday, Dec. 23rd – 7:00 pm (followed by refreshments in the Small Hall)

All masses are in English. Liturgical songs may be in the Bisaya or Tagalog languages. Everyone is welcome to participate!

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