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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

Please return your Rice Bowls Palm Sunday weekend !

HOLY WEEK

Holy Week commemorates Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem; his gift of the Eucharist; and his suffering, death, and Resurrection.

Holy Week is a time of final preparations and great anticipation. Our long-term preparations of prayers, fasting, and almsgiving during Lent will continue but with greater intensity. Palm Sunday is our doorway into the holiest week of the Church year. The three solemn liturgies on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil) are called the Triduum.

On Holy Thursday at 7.00 p.m. we will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. We gather as the disciples did in the upper room. We remember what Jesus did on the night before he died: his example of mutual service shown in the washing of the feet; the first Eucharist, in which he left us a lasting memorial of himself by saying over bread and wine “This is my body…this is my blood”. After the service is over, we will strip the altar and church, as Jesus was captured, stripped and beaten. Jesus asked his disciples to stay awake with him in the Garden of Gethsemane that night and they could not. For this reason, on the night of Holy Thursday, we will have the opportunity to stay awake and watch with Jesus until 12.00 midnight. The adoration will be in the School Chapel.

Good Friday: This is a very special day of intimacy with our Lord. It is one of the holiest days of the year. We will have the Stations of the Cross at 1.00 pm followed by Passion play by the 8th Grade class and then the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 2.30 in the afternoon. The one day in the year on which the Eucharist is not celebrated; there is no Mass on Good Friday. We are called on this day to focus on the more familiar readings of the Passion and Death of Jesus. It is a day of fasting and abstinence, in order to sharpen our awareness and openness. It is also a day to stand at the foot of the cross as a forgiven sinner – to stand there side-by-side with everyone else who is forgiven. It is a day of profound gratitude.

Holy Saturday: On this day the church waits in silence. There will be morning prayer at 8.30 am in the school chapel. We will bless the food for the Easter table at 11.00 am, so feel free to bring your traditional foods, home baked goods and wine. The Great Easter Vigil will be celebrated at 8:30 P.M., beginning with the Blessing of the Fire and Lighting of the Paschal candle. This will be followed with a procession into the Church with lighted candles singing, ‘Christ the Light’. After the Liturgy of the Word we will renew our Baptismal promises. Then we continue with the Liturgy of the Eucharist. On Easter Sunday our Masses will be at 9.00 and 12.00 noon.

May Jesus who gave His life for the world be resurrected in our lives. Come, let us go and be with Jesus the Son of Mary on this Journey.

Blessings in this Holy Week.

Fr. Socorro Fernandes.

EASTER TV MASS FOR THE HOMEBOUND:
Is someone you love unable to get to church? TV Mass on Easter and every Sunday gives spiritual comfort to the homebound. Tune in at 8:30 a.m. on WMYD channel 20 and 6:00 p.m. on Catholic Television Network of Detroit (cable). For more cable/satellite listings, or to view the Mass online, visit http://www.MySundayMass.org . (TV or online liturgy does not meet the Sunday Mass obligation if you can get to church.)
TV Mass video is also available online at www.heartofthenation.org/onlinemass.


Don't forget - Parish Blood Drive is Sunday, April 13th. Please consider donating - the need is great.

 






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 April 10, 2014