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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


Feast of Corpus Christi

Next Sunday we will be celebrating the Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. The point of this feast is to celebrate the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. We believe that the Body and Blood of Jesus is truly present for us in the Eucharist. St Juliana of Liège pioneered the celebration of Corpus Christi during the Middle Ages. She began an association of women and priests who venerated the Blessed Sacrament. She hoped for a feast devoted to the Eucharist outside of the Triduum. Bishop Robert de Thorete, Bishop of Liège, in Belgium, established Corpus Christ in his diocese in 1246. Pope Urban IV in the 14th century, who once was Bishop of Liège, established this feast for the Universal Church.

This year as you have heard in the announcement and read in last weekends bulletin, we will be having a procession outside the Church after the 9.00 am Mass. The Corpus Christi Procession gives the Catholic believer a unique opportunity to proclaim their Eucharistic faith to the world. We believe that Jesus Christ is truly present among us through the Sacrament of the Eucharist, and thus during the procession we are showing that faith to the world. It also cannot but bring blessings to our community and to those who participate as we witness to our Eucharistic faith.

Often we feel pressured to keep our faith “a private matter”. Yet Jesus calls us to publicly show our faith and be the light of the world. In Matthew’s Gospel, 10:32 we read, “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in Heaven.” So, like the apostles at the first Pentecost, together let us stand tall and show our faith on the feast of Corpus Christi.

We strongly encourage all of you to make every effort to attend this procession. If you have attended the Saturday evening Mass, you can always come before 10.00 am and be part of the procession. Everyone is invited to participate. If you cannot make the walk you may wait for us in the Church for the benediction. Let us make this a very important occasion for our parish.

Blessings, Fr. Socorro

The Teachings of the Catholic Church by T. Meagher

Mr. T. Meagher has written nearly 180 short, apologetic style articles, one for each Sunday of the Church’s 3 year calendar. Each article will explain a doctrine or teaching of the Church taken from the 1st or 2nd Reading or the Gospel and every article has been approved for truth and content by Dr. Robert Fastiggi, the Censor for the AOD.

If any doubt arises with regard to the teachings of the church, please email your ulletin editor, Pastor or Associate Pastor with any feedback you may have.

John 20:19-23 –Pentecost

“Sacrament of Reconciliation”

The Church has dogmatically defined that the normal means for forgiving sins committed after baptism is through the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). However the power to forgive sins does not come only from Christ, for Jesus received it from His Father. Just as Jesus was sent by the Father to reconcile the world to God, Jesus sent the Apostles to continue this mission. Jesus said, “As the Father has sent Me, so I send you” (Jn 20:21). The apostles were to forgive sins just as Jesus did. How do we know this? Read the very next verse: “Whose sins you forgive they are forgiven them, whose sins you retain they are retained” (v22-23). How would the apostles know which sins to forgive or retain unless the sinner first confessed his sins? By these words Jesus expressly passed on His power to forgive sins to His apostles and their successors, the future caretakers of the Church. Some may find it uncomfortable or difficult to go to Confession, but our task is to obey God, not question His ways. Going to Confession reconciles us with God and the Church, restores us to God’s grace, and gives us peace and serenity of conscience.

Second grader Emily was chosen to crown Mary at our May Crowning held at our First Communion Mass.

Congratulation to our First Comunion Class.

A huge thanks to Cecelia Gallagher, St. Valentine Rummage Sale Chairperson, and all volunteers who helped staff the Parish Rummage Sale on Friday, May 15th. Cecelia is shown on the right with Monica George, one of the volunteers.



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

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This page last updated on May 23, 2015