Mass and Event Cancelations

In response to the request of both the Archdiocese and civil authorities, St Mary, Cause of Our Joy will cancel all Masses, and Parish events until Monday, April 6th.

For the full text of the Archbishop’s Letter:
For Recommendations for your safety:
In this time when we can not receive the physical Body and Blood of Christ, we can seek Spiritual Communion.
Spiritual Communion
It has long been Catholic understanding that when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy Communion, it is possible to make an Act of Spiritual Communion which is a source of grace.  Spiritual Communion means uniting one’s self in prayer with Christ’s sacrifice and worshipping him in his Body and Blood.
The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass. Acts of Spiritual Communion increase our desire to receive sacramental Communion and help us avoid the sins that would make us unable to receive Holy Communion worthily.
A prayer for Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul.Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,Come at least spiritually into my heart.I embrace you as if you were already thereAnd unite myself wholly to you.Never permit me to be separated from you.
Amen.

Canceled – Lenten Mission

~This Event is Canceled~

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

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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!!!

CHANGES TO DIGITAL BULLETIN SERVICE

Note from LPi Publication:

To better serve our customers, Parishes Online will undergo changes to its database to implement a more efficient email notification system. This will be effective today, Thursday, November 7, 2019.
Due to these changes, parishes and parishioners currently subscribed to Parishes Online will need to resubscribe in order to continue receiving a link to their parish bulletin.

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Awaken Ministry

Join hundreds of other Catholics for a night of Praise and Worship, Dynamic Speaking & Eucharistic Adoration!

We are honored to host the Fall Series of Awaken Ministry!

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Friday, September 20, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Fr. Patrick Gonyeau.

Once a fallen away Catholic, Fr. Patrick experienced a great period of conversion in his life, which not only led him back to the Catholic faith, but into the priesthood! He has a passion for seeing God at work in the lives of others, especially “bringing home” the lost, whom he says he identifies very well with! He is a healing evangelist with Encounter Ministries. He now serves as Administrator of Corpus Christi Parish in Detroit. Fr. Patrick is set to do a “healing Awaken” this September, so don’t miss it!

 

Friday, October 11, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30pm

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Fr. Jason Brooks, LC

Fr. Jason Brooks spent his college days playing football, hosting a weekly classic rock radio show, and was planning to become a teacher, when after his junior year, he felt a call to the priesthood and entered the Legionaries of Christ seminary. He was ordained a priest in 2004. Before coming to Michigan, Fr. Jason was chaplain and asst. football coach at Holy Spirit Prep School in GA. He is currently serving with the Legionaries in Bloomfield Hills and is the Spiritual Director for Awaken Ministry.

 

 

Francisco-“Paco”-GavrilidesFriday, November 15, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Paco Gavrilides

Francisco (Paco) Gavrilides is currently serving as Homiletics Instructor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. As a convert to the Catholic Church, Paco has dedicated his life to serving Christ with a passion to share the Gospel.He is active with the mission work of Renewal Ministries and also involved with lay missionary work throughout Latin America, Spain and the United States. He is a teacher, speaker and evangelist.

https://awakenministry.org/