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.
SAC, is our Pastor and Fr. Henry Rebello, SAC, is our Associate
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
return your Rice Bowls Palm Sunday weekend !
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.
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.
Friday: This is a very special day of intimacy with our Lord. It is
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.
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
get to church.) TV Mass video is
also available online at www.heartofthenation.org/onlinemass.
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.
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
page last updated on
April 10, 2014