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Welcome to St. Valentine's Web Site. As a faith-filled community located in Redford Township MI, we are celebrating our 66th Anniversary as a parish. Fr. Socorro Fernandes, SAC, is our Pastor and Fr. Henry Rebello, SAC, is our Associate Pastor.

Mass Times

Saturday Mass time is at 5:00 p.m.
Our Sunday Masses are at 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.

Confessions every Saturday at 3:30 pm in Church

Weekday Mass Schedule
All Masses at 8:30 am
Monday, Thursday & Friday in the School Chapel
Tuesday's Mass will be held in Church

Dear Parishioners,

“...for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11). With these words an angel of the Lord announced to the shepherds the good news of the arrival of the long awaited Messiah. Christmas is a time to reflect upon the great love of our heavenly Father. And a time for thanking God for offering Jesus to us. There is no greater gift that anyone could give than the gift of one’s only child. The celebration of the birth of Jesus is therefore a celebration of the infinite love of our heavenly Father. As we experience this love let us pray that we may have love for one another, be reconciled with each other and accept one another. Let us take the hand which our Christ Child stretches out to us: It is a hand which seeks to take nothing from us, but only to give. May the light and love of Christ shine in the hearts and homes of all, especially the families of St. Valentine Parish.

Christmas has a way of bringing to Church individuals and families who, for various reasons, have not been to Mass or the Sacraments for months or years. What a wonderful and grace-filled opportunity to put aside past differences and old habits and begin anew that prayerful relationship with the Lord and His Church community. I extend to all of you an open, grateful heart of welcome. Together, may we grow in strength and grace to know and celebrate God’s presence in our lives and renew our relationship with HIM.

Along with Fr. Henry and the staff, I wish to say Thank You to all who have so generously supported us over the last year. Your prayers, your encouragement and love have been overwhelming. The Parish of St. Valentine continues to go from strength to strength and we appreciate your ongoing support as we all strive to live as a vibrant Catholic community.

May our Lord Jesus Christ, born in Bethlehem, bless you, your families and loved ones at this blessed time of the year. May Mary, the Mother of the Child Jesus and our Mother, watch over us always and lead us closer to her Son Jesus.

I wish you all a Christmas full of peace, gratitude, joy and love.

Merry Christmas!
Fr. Socorro Fernandes SAC

A Christmas Gift for Your Parish

In order to balance our parish budget every year we rely heavily on the generous gifts that come to us through the Christmas collection. We also rely heavily on the weekly Offertory gifts that are made 52 weeks out of the year. Both your Christmas gifts to our parish and your weekly Offertory gifts help us manage our operating budget through winter when heating bills are high and unexpected costs arise for snow removal. For this reason, we ask you to please be as generous as possible with your Christmas gift to the parish. If possible, use both your weekly envelope and your Christmas envelope this Christmas. We need your support. Thank you for your generosity both throughout the year and at Christmas!

From the Principal

Dear St. Valentine Parishioners,

Our school children have been full of excitement in the past few weeks. Our school halls are decorated with “letting our light shine for Jesus”. We are learning about the virtues of peace and joy and are practicing extra acts of kindness so that we can spread Jesus' light to all. We have celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation in grades 3-8 and are so excited for Christmas! Our Christmas concert on December 18th was a huge success- the children’s voices and our young band students playing holiday music has really put us all in the holiday spirit.

In the spirit of giving and service our school children, together with the faith formation children, participated in “elf day” by giving a small monetary donation to help families in our community. Our 8th grade National Junior Honor Society members held a bake sale during our Christmas concert with all donations received going to support the work of Redford Interfaith. Our third and fourth grade students have also worked together to present the Nativity which was presented on our last school day before break and will be presented at the 4:00 Christmas Eve Mass together with the faith formation students and the voices of our St. Valentine Children’s Choir.

We are keeping St. Valentine parish in our prayers and request that you keep our parish school in your prayers. All of the faculty, staff, and students at St. Valentine School extend to you our warmest wishes for a wonderful, blessed Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Mrs. Rachel Damuth

Discover the Big Picture of the Catholic Faith
And How To Live It—(Brought to you by the Evangelization Committee)

SYMBOLON continues today, Sunday

When: Sundays @10:15 a.m., between the Masses.

Where: The Rectory Meeting Room—enter through the Altar Servers’ Sacristy or outside.

Parish members have been asking for some kind of follow up after Alpha and the Catholicism series. Just such a resource has become available to the Evangelization Committee, and it is shown here at St. Valentine.

Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained opens up the “big picture” of the Catholic faith in a way that helps us know it, live it and articulate it to others. Through beautifully crafted teaching and state-of-the-art video, author, speaker and theologian Dr. Edward Sri leads a team of dynamic teachers who provide a clear and comprehensive explanation of the Catholic faith.

Nativity Play
The third grade would like to invite everyone to the children's mass on Christmas Eve. They have been working hard in preparation of their performance of the Nativity Play. Join us as we walk you through the events that surround the coming of Jesus. Mass starts at 4:00 p.m. on December 24th. We hope to see you there!













Guided by the Holy Spirit we strive to live and share the Good News of Jesus Christ. As a Catholic Community we welcome, serve, teach, reconcile, give comfort and hope in the spirit of St. Valentine.

Phone: 313-532-4394
Fax: 313-537-2237

Rectory Office Hours :

Mon. - Fri. ~ 8:30am - 4:00pm
Office closed for lunch 11:30am - 12:30pm

Please send your questions or comments to us at
St. Valentine Parish.
This page last updated on December 19, 2014