SPIRIT AWARD: On Wednesday, the Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance hosted the Annual Parish Spirit Awards, given to those who embody the spirit of our parishes: those in our cluster who have helped you become closer to Christ through their dedication, volunteering, work ethic, faith, and/or evangelization efforts.
Blessed Sacrament delightedly presents BISHOP YOUNG with this year’s award. A dedicated Detroiter since age 4, he retired from Fiat Chrysler LLC. Bishop is a member of the BSC Parish Council, represents us at the Vicariate, is an usher, part of our cluster picnic committee, a former Grand Knight and current District Deputy of our Knights of Columbus. He often helps in our front office and assists the needy.
Our Lady of the Rosary gratefully presents DENISE HYTOWER with the 2017 Award. Denise was born in Detroit and became a nurse and a Detroit Public School teacher. She has been involved in many aspects of parish life: Minister of Service, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, choir member, parish council, finance commission, volunteer at special retreats, and Christmas outreach. She reaches out with prayer, compassion, and a spirit of joy. Denise is a loving mom and grandma.
St. Moses the Black proudly presents CAROLYN WILKERSON with the Spirit Award. Carolyn, who was a Madonna member since 1963 and a St. Moses member since its inception, began serving as a lunchroom mom in the school; as our head sacristan she trains others, and she remains active in the 50+ Club, Bible study, Woman in Action, church flower tending, and the Art and Environment committee.
I am so proud of each awardee! They have truly served the Lord. Our heartfelt congratulations to all!
ST. MOSES FOLKS NEED A RIDE: Jesus said “When I was hungry, you fed me. When I was naked, you clothed me….” Today he might say “When I needed a ride to church, you were confused!?!” Let me clarify that last statement. There has been a lot of misinformed buzz as of late.
At St. Moses, we had a 15-passenger van to transport folks to/from Mass. We had to stop using it because such vans roll over easily. In fact, the companies stopped making such vans, and most insurance companies will not insure them. 29 states now prohibit their use for riders! Fortunately, we can still use it as a cargo van for our food pantry.
The Archdiocese uses Michigan Catholic Conference Insurance for all of our policies because they are both ethical and reasonable. We pay just $350/month to cover our entire Moses property. MCC won’t insure an extra-large van because of the danger. Thank God for that!
There has been a lot of confusion about this. Some suggested we buy a new van, but this is cost prohibitive. Our solution is for you to help our stranded folks! Those who need rides to church live in these area codes: 48201, 48207, 48235, and 48238. Can you help on your way to Mass? Please contact our Christian Service Coordinator, Camille at (313) 727-3304. And if you know anyone else who might need a ride, please let us know.
God Bless, Fr. J.J.