Christian Service - St. Frances Cabrini Parish
ST. FRANCES CABRINI PARISH
9000 Laurence Avenue
Allen Park, Michigan 48101
Phone: (313) 381-5601
Fax: (313) 381-7837
No matter what your present status
in the Catholic Church;
No matter what your current family
or marital situation;
No matter what your past or present
No matter what your personal history, age,
background, race or color;
No matter what your self-image or esteem;
You are invited, welcomed, accepted,
loved and respected at
St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.
Vision Statement Building upon our Catholic tradition and diversity, we are committed to the spiritual and
physical well-being of all. Our sacramental life challenges us to life-long Catholic formation and Christian service.
Mission Statement As a Faith Community, we are called to serve through worship, service, and education.
By Fr. Joe Mallia
Happy Easter! On behalf of all of
the parish staff, I want to wish all of you
a very Holy and Happy Easter celebration. What a great joy it is to celebrate
the gift of our redemption as we recall
Monday - Saturday at 8:30am
the resurrection from the dead of our
Lord Jesus Christ.
Saturday Evening 5:00pm
Sunday 8:00am, 10:00am,
12:00noon & 7:00pm
Tuesday 7:30pm (see pg. 8)
Holy Day Masses
As scheduled in Bulletin
Rectory Office Hours
Monday thru Thursday
Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
(Closed for lunch 12 - 1pm)
Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm
Through this saving love, the barrier
that kept us from the fullness of God’s
glory in heaven has been removed and
we are now able to enter into his presence when we die and if we have lived a
life worthy of this destiny. Therein lies
the key though; that we must live lives
reflecting our love for God. In today’s
world, we are under the misconception
that everyone who dies goes to heaven.
If that were the case, then everything
Jesus said and did was for nothing. The
whole passion, death and resurrection
was not to render God blind to our faults
so that we could all go to heaven, but to
change our hearts through his love to
come to know what living lives in faithfulness would result in. Heaven and
eternal life with God is a gift not a right
or something up for purchase or negotiation.
That is why I have continually
stressed the importance of prayer in our
lives. We must pray every day and go
to mass every week. Beyond prayer, we
must seek to serve our brothers and sisters and live lives that seek to avoid sin
and not excuse ourselves from sin. Too
often people have become comfortable
with sin in their lives to the point that
we almost joke about the fact that we
are going to hell. Why would we want
to go there? What is so great about sin
that would make us choose to turn our
back on God? Is temporary pleasure
here so much
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better than eternal joy in the glory of heaven? Did Jesus
really go through all this so we would reject God’s love?
As we celebrate Easter, please also take the time to
reflect on your own resurrection from the dead. That
day will come and we will have two directions to head,
the only problem is that we will have had only one life
to make the choice. After we die it will be too late, so I
suggest you make a wise choice starting today and not
roll the dice that you will be able to get to heaven later
on. God bless you all and Happy Easter.
Welcome Fr. Tim Birney
As I announced last week at all the masses, the Archbishop has appointed Fr. Tim Birney to be the new pastor here at Cabrini starting July 1. You are most fortunate to have Fr. Tim as your new pastor. He is a good
priest and a good man. He is filled with energy, he is a
good homilist, and he is a kind man who is very humble
and prayerful. He has a passion for schools and he has a
deep love for God. I prayed that God would send you a
good pastor who would continue to move the school and
parish forward and God has answered our prayers. This
proves that the Archbishop only wants good things for
our community and the hopes of some that our school
would close or decline have been painfully dashed. That
is because God is in charge and not people. Let us give
thanks to God for Fr. Tim and pray for him during this
time of transition.
those who may have children at Taylor Kennedy. Please
spread the good news to all.
We had a wonderful day Making A Difference
Our Lenten Make A Difference Day was an awesome
example of God’s Spirit flowing within the Cabrini community. That Spirit started moving with the overwhelming collection of items we needed to complete our projects. Thank
you for your donations; a very important part of our day of
More than 100 parishioners of all ages filled Holy Family
Hall and Mother Cabrini Room March 12, working diligently
to meet the needs of our local neighbors as well as those
across the globe in Africa.
We sewed “britches for boys” and sani-pad kits for girls,
all of which will be sent to African nations and distributed in
villages. Thank you to all those who brought their sewing
machines and guided our volunteers through the process.
We sorted bins of hygiene products collected by the elementary and middle school students and filled Blessing
Bags, which we will deliver to local organizations who care
for our homeless neighbors. They are welcome gifts indeed.
We cut plastic bags to make ‘plarn’ that is crocheted into
mats and then distributed by Sr. Judie to homeless residents in Detroit.
We decorated cards that will brighten the rooms of area
nursing homes and local soup kitchens.
School News: With the news that the proposed new
It truly was a grace-filled project, and a wonderful part of
school to replace the closing St. Raphael, St. Genevieve our Lenten journey.
and St. Damian schools has also not meet its enrollment
Peace to you this Holy Week
numbers and will not open either. As a result many
families from those schools have sought places here at
Cabrini Parish Schools. That means that we have even
DEADLINE FOR ARTICLES IN THE CONTACT IS
fewer spots available. If you want information about
FRIDAY MORNING BY 10:00 AM.
what grades still have openings, please call the elementary school office after the Easter break.
Kindergarten Round-Up! We will be holding a last
chance to enroll in our kindergarten on April 19th from
9:30 -2pm. Please let people know that the best way to
make sure a child gets into Cabrini Grade, Middle or
High School is to start here from the start.
Transfer students to Cabrini High School will receive
a special rate for the first year! Just a reminder that
transfer students from a public or charter school will only pay half price for the first year. This is important information to get out to people you know, especially
Advertiser of the Week
Athletic, Parish & School News
The Cabrini High School Track
team is seeking a shot and discus
throwing coach for this upcoming season.
Please contact Athletic Director
Dean Allen if you are interested. He
can be reached at (313)388-0576 or
via email at [email protected]
CABRINI HIGH SCHOOL FACEBOOK PAGES:
See what’s happening at our school!
Bible Study with Fr. Joe
7:00pm in Holy Family Hall
A tisket, a tasket, it’s time to think baskets
Soon, and very soon, a warm breeze will fill the air.
But in the meantime, here is something to think about –
creating a themed basket for the Basket Booth at the Parish
Festival June 10 - 12. Our booth under the big tent is filled
with these baskets created and donated by parishioners,
which are then won by playing a game of chance.
The possibilities are endless … Start by thinking what
kind of basket you would like to win, and plan from there.
Baskets created have centered around seasonal events, hobbies and activities, have come in all shapes and sizes, and
appealed to men, women and children. You are limited
only by your creativity.
Darlene Kmita and Therese Tardiff
Basket Booth Chairmen
St. Frances Cabrini Elementary School
Saturday, April 23, 2016
8:00am - 1:00pm
Setup is Friday, April 22 from 7:00 – 8:30pm
Table rental is as follows:
$3.00 Rack space---Must supply own rack
Large Items $1/per Item
Contact: Kathy Atkinson
UPCOMING DATES OF INTEREST
Dueling Pianos - Saturday, April 2.
Visit our website for more details and to register/pay at
The Cabrini Booster Club meets on the 1st Wednesday of
the month at Holy Family Hall at 7:30 pm. All men and women
are invited to join, as our goal is to help serve the sports programs at Cabrini Schools, as well as the Parish. Come on down
and check us out. Our next meeting is April 6. To become a
member, register online for $25. Any questions or if you need
more information, please email us at:
Our website: www.cabriniboosters.org
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Cabrini Athletic Boosters
Join the Cabrini Usher Team
Any member of St. Frances Cabrini parish in
good standing, high school age or older, who is
willing to serve as an ambassador of Cabrini can
join the Cabrini Usher Team. Ushers teams serve weekend and
Holy Day masses. Scheduling allows flexibility in choosing mass
times that are convenient to personal and family needs. Typical
duties may include greeting people as they enter the church and
assisting the pastor and parishioners when needed. Ushers are
encouraged to take part in other parish activities such as the pancake breakfast and the festival.
Please consider joining this ministry that not only provides
an opportunity to meet new people but helps set the tone for worship. Ushers will be in the narthex on April 2nd and 3rd, after all
masses, to answer questions about joining this spirited team.
Back by popular demand!
Saturday, April 2, 2016
$25 per person
(includes a fabulous dinner)
See our website for more information
CABRINI ATHLETICS ~ Dean Allen, Athletic Director
Please see www.Schedulestar.com (listed under Cabrini
High School) for up-to-date game times for both CYO & High
School student-athletes. You can also contact the Athletic Department at (313) 388-0576.
The new High School athletic website is at
Bus drivers for afternoon athletic routes are still needed. Contact Debbie Norman at (313) 388-0576.
Exploring the past to enlighten our future
Our next day bus trip is a Jewish Cultural Experience
on Tuesday, April 12. We’ll tour the Holocaust Memorial
Center Zekelman Family Campus in Farmington, which has
received international accolades from millions of visitors
since its opening 25 years ago. From the architecture to
the exhibits, this Michigan museum has been called one of
the most provocative of the museums that chronicle the
crimes of the Holocaust. Included in the tour is a new exhibit of calligraphic paintings, “A la Memoire des Enfants
Deportes,” honoring the memories of thousands of Parisian
children who were murdered in the death camps.
We’ll also tour, and learn the history of Temple Beth El,
Michigan’s first Jewish congregation, established in Detroit
in 1850 and now located in Bloomfield Hills. Lunch, included in the cost of the trip, is at Buddy’s Pizza. Before heading home, we’ll also stop at Steve’s Deli, a kosher style
delicatessen that is reminiscent of old-time New York City
Cost is $65 per person; the bus will leave the church
parking lot at 8:45am and return at 5:30pm Plan to arrive
at 8:15am; coffee and breakfast treats will be served (and
is included in the cost of the trip). To register, call the parish office at (313) 381-5601.
Help us host ChristNet for the homeless
Our parish is hosting the ChristNet Warming Center April 3
through April 10 in Holy Family Hall. We are one of several
local churches that take turns providing nighttime shelter during
the winter and early spring months, and we can’t think of a better
way to be Christ to others.
Volunteer sign-up sheets are on the Narthex bulletin board.
There are many areas where help is needed to welcome the 30
men and women who will be our guests from 7:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.
each day. Take a look and see how you can get involved. The
efforts of many make this Christian outreach a success, and we
are certain this year the same holds true.
If you have any questions, please call Therese Tardiff in the
Parish Office, 313-381-5601.
Sr. Judie Ann Lunch Ministry
On Thursday, April 7 we will again join Sr. Judie Ann in
her ministry to serve those in most need in the Eastern
Market neighborhood. If you would like to assist in this
ministry by donating needed items please drop them off to
the Rectory office by Tuesday, April 5. If you have questions please call Therese Tardiff at (313)381-5601 or
email [email protected] Some items needed this
month are: water bottles, individually wrapped cookies, chips, lunch size fruit cups/apple sauce, napkins,
zip lock sandwich bags, men’s and women’s white
socks, underwear and t-shirts, and monetary donations.
Downriver Vicariate Dementia Series II
The Downriver Vicariate is sponsoring a second dementia series
with HOPE Dementia Ministry LLC. The new series will run
each month hosted at a different parish through June 2016.
Food for Thought……
Presentated by: Carol Waarala, MSW. LMSW
Saturday, April 9, 2016
9:00 – 11:30 am
● Mealtime changes
● Possible causes for not eating
● Maximum nutrition
Hosted by: St. Joseph Parish in Trenton
2565 Third St. Trenton 48183
Contact: Scott Anastasia (734)676-9082
Saugatuck / Holland 2-Day Trip
Tuesday Travelers will start the summer with an “overnighter”
Dinner cruise on Lake Macatawa …dune ride on the Saugatuck sands … shopping, dining and gallery hopping … these are
all part of the overnight trip to West Michigan being planned by
Tuesday Travelers May 31-June 1.
We’ll meet at 8am Tuesday, May 31, at the parish oﬃce for
coﬀee and breakfast snacks, boarding our Bianco coach at 8:30
and heading across the state for a visit to two beau+ful coastal
We’ll spend the ﬁrst a-ernoon exploring the trendy shops in
downtown Holland before checking into the Haworth House,
within walking distance to the historic downtown district. Dinner will be aboard the Holland Princess, as we cruise past the Big
Red Lighthouse, picturesque lake homes and historic landmarks.
Upon our return, you can spend the evening as you like.
Our second day begins with breakfast at Haworth House
and some free +me for exploring or shopping before we head
south to Saugatuck. Our ﬁrst stop is the dune rides, an entertaining tour of the unique landscape, including the history of the lost
city of Singapore (right there on the shores of Lake Michigan).
Lunch follows at Coral Gables, one of the state’s oldest family
owned restaurants. A-er lunch, we’ll have +me to shop downtown, an art colony of 30 galleries, trendy bou+ques and one-ofa-kind shops.
We’ll head back home mid-a-ernoon to arrive back in Allen
Park early evening. Cost for the trip is $305 per person, based
on double occupancy. This includes overnight accommoda+ons,
a breakfast, lunch and dinner (cruise), admission to the cruise
and dune ride. A $20 deposit holds your reserva+on, with ﬁnal
payment due April 15. Please stop in the Parish Oﬃce to ﬁll out
necessary paperwork, or call Therese Tardiﬀ at 313-381-5601 for
Christian Service / Nurse’s Notes
MARCH FOOD COLLECTION
Downriver Food Pantry
Walk to Jerusalem 2016 Update
Thank you to all for your commitment to our journey to
Jerusalem. We made it to our destination at the end of
week 5, and continued on back home. I hope this journey
has brought all of you closer to your personal goals in both
physical and spiritual health. I pray that it has given you
motivation to keep going. I am here to assist you in achieving your goals for better physical and spiritual health. If
there is anything I can do to help, email or leave me a message in the rectory! May the Peace of the Lord be with you
and your loved ones as you continue your journey. Please
continue to check the Narthex for health and wellness information. If there is anything you would like to have more
information about, please let me know!
Megan Pierrel RN, BSN, CPN
313-381-5601 ext. 1052
“So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin
Francis described his life before his conversion as
“When I was in sin.” St Paul’s letter to the Romans, a
us that we died with Christ in our baptism and so will
Easter, we should recall that Easter is a beginning not
Our scheduled Franciscan Gathering on April 3 is
this is the Year of Mercy, we want to make sure our
members are free to attend the afternoon Mass of DivineMercy.
A Blessed Easter to all!!!!!
Our Walk to Jerusalem has been a success
again this year. It is great to see such dedica+on to both physical and spiritual health
The Taking oﬀ Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)
chapter meets every Thursday at 5pm. We
currently have 13 members. If you are
interested in seeing what this group is about, please join us for
more informa+on on any Thursday. Or you can contact Megan
Pierrel in the rectory.
Save the dates
Sunday May 8: Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday May 13: Lifeline Screening
Make sure to check the Nurse’s corner in the narthex for your
health educa4on. Topics currently displayed are heart health,
nutri+on and distracted driving. As always, if there is a topic you
would like to see, please contact Megan Pierrel in the rectory.
Megan Pierrel, RN, BSN, CPN
313-381-5601 ext. 1052
Parish Service Day Saturday April 16 - 8:20am - 12:30pm
Focus Hope - We will be working in the distribution center of
Focus Hope packaging food boxes which will be given to local
food pantries, eligible senior citizen, and soup kitchens.
Cass Community Social Services - Cass Community Social Services
is Detroit-based agency dedicated to providing food, housing, health
services, and job programs. Our job on this day will be preparing a meal
for the guests who are currently housed at the Cass Community shelter.
Call Therese at (313)381-5601 if you are interested in volunteering
for either of these service opportunities. Families are welcome. We will
meet in the Holy Family Hall and car pool to Cass Community.
March 27, 2016
Today as we celebrate the feast of Easter, we
find the challenge of also seeing and believing the
resurrection that comes through our own lives of self-sacrifice
which brings new life to others.
In the month of March, through your gifts, the Society of
St. Vincent de Paul was able to help the poor celebrate the
joy of Easter, by assisting needy families with food, rent, and
utility assistance. Thank You!
The sewing group meets in Wayne Wesenberg Wing on the
2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 1-3pm. If you have any
questions regarding this project please feel free to stop in and
check us out or give me (Nancy Trela) a call at (313)575-2971.
The following children
April 2, 2015
by Rev. Joseph S. Mallia.
April 9 & 10, 2016
Joseph Michael Kendziuk,
Joseph & Kathleen (Panganis) Kendziuk
John Eugene Biddle,
Scott & Amber (Noland) Biddle
Helena Cecilia-Marie Patroniti,
Philip & Margaret (Turner) Patroniti
The following children will be baptized on
April 3, 2015
by Rev. Joseph S. Mallia.
Ella Maria Linares,
Daniel Linares & Erin Figlan
Cameron Ross Schmidt,
Miguel Angel Figueroa IV,
Miguel Figueroa III & Samantha Benefield
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY OF
ST. FRANCES CABRINI
The only Service dates remaining are April 16 and May 21. Call
Therese Tardiﬀ if you plan to aAend either of these dates.
Conﬁrma+on Prepara+on con+nues this weekend. We will
meet again on:
8 AM-11:00 AM
We will meet from 9 am – noon and go to
12:00 pm Mass
Pastoral Appointments with either Fr. Joe or
myself as assigned.
September 11 8:00 am
Conﬁrmandi/Sponsor Dinner 5:00-7:00pm
Date of Conﬁrma4on to be announced when we get it from the
Monica Aceves, Ariana Agueros, Gavin Alpert,
Marla Bartolotta, Tyler Bielak, Luke Biroscak,
Colin Bonar,Brady Boroniec, Mya Brandenburg,
Caleb Branham, Marcus Buchanan, April Cardinal,
Isabella Castro, Lorenzo Castro, Christian Celsi,
Jack Curtis, Claire DeBerardino, Kourtney Downham,
Dominic Dudek, Payton Eiden, Salvatore Fabbri,
Andrea Flores, Ashley Flores, Jeremy Fust,
Zackary Gajewski, Jayse Gehringer, Alyssa Gomez,
Sam Granata, Aidan Hancock, Brayden Hawk,
Gabriela Hawver, Peyton Heath, Elena Height,
Emmanuel Hernandez, Derek Holly,Kathleen Housley,
Edward Hughes III, Ella Kaminske, Aidan Klonowski,
Nolan Leitz, Peter Lenart II, Luke Lyall, Julia Mach,
Sarah Massella, AnnaLeise McKay, Karol Moreno,
Emiliano Nava, Samantha Neu, Zachary Niemeyer,
Tessa Nolan, Marissa Oleynik, Jack Orris,
Ruben Ortega, Ethan Pawlowski, Bradley Pelc,
Aiden Pianga, Cayden Piazza, Anastasia Pierrel,
Brenna Pierson, Carlos Plascencia, Chris Plascencia,
Moira Riling, Emma Ronchetto, Drew Rzepka,
Hailey Sanduskey, Jake Schembri, Madisyn Smith,
Rebecca Smith, Matthew Snider, Anahi Soto,
Gustavo Soto, Colton Stanley, Jean Stefani,
Griffin Teems, Evan Thompson, Gregory Tomblin,
Jenna Wagner, James Weist, Finlay Wellington,
Anthony Werling, Olivia Wilson, Jack Woods,
Vaca4on Bible School is Coming!
We are beginning to plan our summer Vaca4on
Bible School program (June 20th - 23rd / 6pm 8:15pm). This program is for children ages 4 years
through 6th grade. Registra4on has begun!!!!!! Forms
are available at the Rectory.
We are in need of adult volunteers (18years and older) to help
make this another successful event. All volunteers need to have [email protected] a Protec4ng God’s Children Workshop (you must register online at
www.virtusonline.org for this workshop) and have had a background
check done through St. Frances Cabrini. Please contact Maureen at
(313)381-5601 if you would like to be a part of this wonderful experience.
YOUTH MINISTRY CONTACT INFORMATION
Therese Tardiff: Coordinator of Youth Ministry
(313)381-5601 or [email protected]
Maria Wyatt: Middle School Youth Leader
(734) 283-1929 or [email protected]
Attention all current 8 - 12graders
High School Youth Ministry News - March
All high school aged teens are invited to any Youth
Ministry sponsored activities and events
Sunday, April 24 from 6:00 – 6:30
Wayne Wesenberg Youth Wing
Sunday, April 3
ChristNet Warming Center
Join us as we prepare and serve a meal for our homeless guests
from the Downriver area. We will meet in the Holy Family Hall
kitchen at 5:30 p.m. to set-up for and prepare the meal. From 7:00
– 9:00 we will serve, interact with the guests and play Bingo. This
is the first night of the weeklong service to our community.
World Youth Day is an international event that takes place in a
new location every three years. To coincide with World Youth
Day in Poland the Archdiocese of Detroit will be hosting this
event. If you would like more information regarding this two
day pilgrimage please plan on attending this parent/
participant information meeting. The estimated cost for this trip
is $60.00 (includes: some meals, registration fee and a t-shirt).
Sunday, April 10
Vicariate Timothy Awards
St. Vincent Pallotti Parish
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Eight teens from our parish have been nominated to receive this
award and be recognized for their efforts in Leadership, Christian
Service, or commitment to their parish, family, community, or
We will attend as a group the 7:00 pm mass. At this Mass we
would like for the youth and young adults to fulfill the liturgical
ministry roles, so if you would like to Lector or EM please let
Mrs. Tardiff. Following Mass we will go over to the Holy Family
Hall for pizza and snacks until 9:00 pm. Please invite your families to join us.
Sunday, April 17
YNIA Prep Meeting
7:00 – 9:00 Holy Family Hall
For all those going to Kentucky or Chicago this is a mandatory
Sunday, April 24
BBQ&Game Night @ Mrs. Tardiff’s House from 6:30-9:00pm
Join us for Euchre’, ping pong, foosball, video games and more!
There will be hot dogs, hamburgers and other yummy snacks to
fill you up! If the weather is nice there will be outdoor games!
Contact Mrs. Tardiff in the Rectory office at (313)381-5601 to
sign up for any of these scheduled events.
The Youth Ministry team will be
providing hospitality after the 7pm liturgy
on the second Sundays of the month.
Please join us in Holy Family Hall for fellowship - all are welcome! Youth and young adults—if you are
interested in being part of these liturgies as Lector, Commentator or Eucharistic minister, please call Therese Tardiff.
World Youth Day @ Home Event
St. Mary’s Orchard Lake
July 30-31, 2016
2016 Scholarship Opportunity
Alliance Catholic Credit Union
Alliance Catholic Credit Union initiated this Scholarship
Program to award educational scholarships to students and
families who are committed to making a difference in the
lives of others through their service and volunteer work in
their school, parish and/or community. Twenty-five (25) one
-year educational scholarships will be awarded this spring
to selected Alliance Catholic Credit Union members.
Families and students can apply for one of four categories of scholarship allocation:
1. Catholic School Families: The 10 scholarships
awarded in this category will be paid directly to the primary or secondary Catholic school that the recipient’s
child/children will attend during the 2016/2017 school
year. (Award is $250 each).
2. Catholic School Families (8th-11th grade): The five
scholarships awarded in this category will be paid directly to the Catholic High School that the recipient’s
child/children will attend during the 2016/2017 school
year. (Award is $500 each).
3. High School Seniors: The seven scholarships awarded in this category will be paid directly to the college,
university or trade school that the recipient will attend
during the Fall 2016 semester (Award is $500 each).
4. College Students: The three scholarships awarded in
this category will be paid directly to the college, university or trade school that the recipient is attending during
the Fall 2016 semester. (Award is $500 each).
For a complete list of eligibility requirements and to
obtain an application packet, please visit our website at
AllianceCCU.com/Scholarship. All scholarship applications are due by Monday, April 18. 2016.
Week of March 28, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016—Rectory CLOSED
Schools Closed—Easter Break
CW Sewing Guild
Bible Study w/Fr. Joe HFH
Tuesday, March 29, 2016-Rectory closes at 5pm
Schools Closed—Easter Break
HFH Mtg #2
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 -Rectory
Schools Closed—Easter Break
closes at 5pm
Thursday, March 31, 2016 -Rectory closes at 5pm
Schools Closed—Easter Break
Friday, April 1, 2016 - Rectory closes at 5pm
Schools Closed—Easter Break
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Coffee & Donuts
CC / Annex
HFH Mtg #2
HFH / MCR
Parish support is a blessing for our Youth
Faith and Begorrah - Your support of our parish youth continues to amaze us! Thank you for attending the Pancake Breakfast hosted by Youth Ministry, donating your bottles and cans for
us to turn in, and stopping by our pastry table for Irish soda
bread, scones and shortbread.
The proceeds from these recent events will be used by
youth to offset the costs of attending Young Neighbors in Action
and World Youth Day this summer. Our parish youth have been
attending prep sessions all year to ready their hearts and spirits
for these faith-filled programs; please continue your support with
prayers. A special shout-out to Gordon Food, Meijer (Allen Park)
and Saveland for their donations for the Pancake Breakfast, and
to the Ken, the Irish Baker.
Host an Exchange Student with PSE!
Are you interested in other cultures and
languages? Would you like to share your
culture with a young person from another
Private & Public School F-1 Exchange (PSE) is currently
seeking families to open their homes and lives to an international
PSE strives to bring people together from around the world to
share ideas and foster cross-cultural relationships and understanding. Our exchange students are eager to share their culture,
customs and values with you, as well as learn about American
culture by participating in your daily life and attending high school.
It is only through kindness and generosity of families like
yours that enables PSE students and families to share in an experience of a lifetime.
Help promote international understanding and goodwill by
hosting with PSE!
Benefits of Hosting:
• Expose your family to a new culture and language
• Form a lasting international relationship
• Enrich your community
• Receive a monthly stipend to help assist with the costs of
PSE Exchange Students:
• Want to learn about American culture and values
• Have proficient English language skills
• Bring their own spending money & insurance
For more information, contact Theresa Ledesma at (248) 6704030; [email protected] or www.pse-edu.org
HOST AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
St. Frances Cabrini High School is planning to recruit
through the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel, CSIET, several international students for the
next school year. We have been approached by agencies
interested in assisting us with the international students
studying at Cabrini High School in preparing for a college
career at a U.S. university.
In order to enroll international students, we need to identify Cabrini Catholic Parish or School families who would be
interested in providing home-stay housing.
As a host family, you will share your home and family
life with an international student as well as expose them to
the best of American history and culture. Together, you will
celebrate cultural differences and discover similarities with
regards to values and beliefs. Most importantly, your family
can make a difference in the life of an international student
by fulfilling the dream of an American private educational
experience and in providing a safe, Christian home away
For more information, please contact:
FLAG Beyond Program at [email protected] or
PSE: [email protected]
Please Pray For………..
We believe that every marriage deserves the
opportunity to survive, be healed and thrive
as a covenant of life and love. Retrouvaille is
the place where we, as hurting couples,
Over 5,000 hurting couples have
experienced hope through the Retrouvaille
program in the Detroit area. Struggling couples are looking for help and want a lifeline, but do not know
where to turn. Retrouville can help.
Retrouville is a Christian Peer Ministry focused on reaching out
to hurting married couples longing for renewal and hope. Metro
Detroit has multiple English and Spanish programs scheduled this
year, each beginning with a weekend on the following dates:
April 8 (Spanish)
October 14 (Spanish)
For more information or to reegister, please see our website:
www.retrouvaille.info or call 1-800-470-2230.
The K of C #1802 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a Mom-toMom Sale on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 8:00am to
2:00pm. The sale will be held in the St. Elizabeth Education Center Gym which is located at 3051 Fourth Street in
If you would like more information or would like to
reserve a table and participate in the sale, please call
Judy Dolinski at (734) 552-9746 or email at
[email protected] “Early Bird” admission (from 8-9am)
will be $2.00 and general admission (from 9am-1pm) will be
$1.00. We hope to see you at the sale!
2016: NOVENA IN HONOR OF
THE DIVINE MERCY
Conducted by: Fr. Dan Zaleski, Fr.Ben Luedtke,&
Deacon Henry Kibit
March 27 - Easter Sunday
3:00pm Novena & Homily
March 28 - April 1
7:00pm Mass, Homily, Novena
April 2 9:00am Mass, Homily, Novena
April 3 Divine Mercy Sunday
3:00pm Mass, Mercy Chaplet & Litany / Fr. Ben
Jesus promised that on this day, “I will pour out a whole
ocean of graces upon souls who approach the fount of my
mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy
Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and
punishment. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even
though its sins be as scarlet.”
All are welcome to come to the Pot Luck Celebration, in the
parish gym, at the conclusion of Mass and Devotions.
To donate food, call (313)770-3203. Your generous
donations make our programs possible at St. Albert’s.
St. Albert the Great Church
4855 Parker, at Annapolis
(One mile East of Telegraph on Annapolis,
and 4 blocks North of Van Born)
MASS INTENTIONS / READINGS
Monday, March 28, 2016 8:30 am Mass
Monday within the Octave of Easter
Acts 2: 14, 22-33; Matthew 28:8-15
Winifred Grieves (1st Anniversary) by Children
Raymond Nowacki (Birthday Remembrance) by Wife &
Special Intentions for continued strength for Randy
Pearson by Martui Pearson
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 8:30 am Mass
Tuesday within the Octave of Easter
Acts 2: 36-41; John 20: 11-18
Marty Schmidt (Birthday Remembrance) by Mother
Mr. Kosmoski by Marti Pearson
Marty Schmidt by Matthew
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 8:30 am Mass
Wednesday within the Octave of Easter
Acts 3: 1-10; Luke 24: 13-35
Richard Curtin by Family
Patricia Cavanagh by Son Terry
Gabrielle Ceccarelli (13th Anniversary) by Grandma Dorothy
Chester Pinkowski (19th Anniversary) by Family
Adam Dusik by Kathleen & Bill Beaty
Paul Kowalchik by Ron & Kathy Kowalchik
Thursday, March 31, 2016 8:30am Mass
Thursday within the Octave of Easter
Acts 3: 11-26; Luke 24: 35-48
Charles J. Anderson (Birthday Remembrance)
by Kathleen Gaty
Marty Schmidt by Marti Pearson
Friday, April 1, 2016 8:30am Mass
Friday within the Octave of Easter
Acts 4: 1-12; John 21: 1-14
Special Intentions for the Children, Spouses, Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren by Frances Adamczyk
Saturday, April 2, 2016 8:30am Mass
Saturday within the Octave of Easter
Acts 4: 13-21; Mark 16: 9-15
Jim DallaVecchia by Don & Tom Houck
Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and April 3, 2016
Divine Mercy Sunday
Acts 5: 12-16; Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19; John 20: 19-31
Lector - Bea Cassidy
Commentator - Ted Hughes
Sacristan - Kim & Bruce
Altar Servers - Ryan & Megan Budai and Jessica Carnarvon
Joseph S. Mac by Wally & Debbie Bizon
Special Intentions for Tom Higgison by Family
Mary Bolduc by Husband
Elias & Beatric Bolduc by Son
Frank Zacny (17th Anniversary) by Wife & Children
Marge Balitski Horchar by Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Prusak
Leocadia “Larry” Matusik by Lance Family
8:00 am Mass
Lector - Chris Bowen
Commentator - Kate Zimnicki
Sacristan - Robert Powell
Altar Servers - Lily & Donnie Andrysiak and Samantha Graf
Mary Walski Ames (Birthday Remembrance) by Family
Roger Teed by Family
Delores Dippert (4th Anniversary) by Family
Agnes Andrews by Family
Jean Suzor by Sander Family
Teresa Morabito (Birthday Remembrance)
by Maria Morabito
Jim DallaVecchia by Jerry & Lois Teed
Richard Norman (1st Anniversary) by Wojtala Family
10:00 am Mass
Lector - Ed Szafranski
Commentator – Pat Tardiff
Sacristan – Jill Feraiuolo
Altar Servers - Daniel Szafranski and Andrew & Chris Courtright
Special Intentions on Divine Mercy Sunday for the
Adamczyk Children, Spouses, Grandchildren & Great
Grandchildren by Frances Adamczyk
Eleanor & Jack Engle by Filarski Family
Bruce Karkoski by Filarski Family
Thomas Gonyeau by Fr. Joe
Ann Zucchet by Violet DallaVecchia
Josephine & Michael Aniol by Son Gary
12:00 pm Mass
Lector - Eric McCann
Commentator - Ellen Farkas
Sacristan - Greg Montminy
Altar Servers - Jackie Lazarski, Emma Clemente & Lauren Schulte
Marchelletta Family by Louis & Maria Fucinari
Ian Taylor by Mary Brua
William Liphardt (Birthday Remembrance)
by Tim, Julie & Ryan Liphardt
7:00 pm Mass
Lector - Marge Wolber
Commentator - Jeanne Salerno
Sacristan - Marge Wolber
Altar Servers - Elaine, Nicole & Ava Teed
Paul Devlin by Daughter
Special Intentions for Frank J. Ricco Sr.
by Terry & Becky Adams
Please pray for the family and friends
of our dearly departed
Candles 1st Friday
Towels 1st Sunday
St. Frances Cabrini
9000 Laurence, Allen Park, MI 48101
Rectory Office / Religious Formation (313) 381-5601
Fax (313) 381-7837 Web: www.cabriniparish.org
Rectory Office Hours
(Closed for Lunch 12:00pm to1:00pm)
Monday-Thursday 8:00am to 7:00pm
Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 2:00pm
Reverend Joseph Mallia
Reverend Mr. Luis Flores
Howard Behr / Jill Ferraiuolo
Summer Camp Job Opportunities
Are you or someone you know looking for a
summer job? We are accepting applications for 2016
We have openings for camp counselors, camp
activity specialists, team leaders, health officers, and
food service staff at SVdP Camp Ozanam and CYO Camps, both
located near Lexington, Michigan on the beautiful shores of Lake
Working at a summer camp is the most meaningful job you’ll
ever have! Share your faith, develop your leadership skills, and
make a huge difference in the lives of children that need the Gospel
Put your faith into action this summer at Camps Connect. More
information about our camps and an application are available at:
For questions, contact Caroline Krucker at
[email protected] or call (810) 622-8744.
Widowed Men & Women - “Moving Into New Life”
Saturday, April 9th 10:00am-2:00pm
Director of Music Ministry/Liturgy Coordinator
Dir. Religious Education
Coordinator of Christian Service & Youth Ministry
A bereavement seminar for all widowed men & women, no
matter how long since the death of a spouse, will be held
on Saturday, April 9th. Join other widowed persons at St.
Kieran’s Parish Center, 53600 Mound Rd, Shelby Twp., 48316
(just north of 24 Mile Rd.) Sign-in begins at 9:30 with refreshments
Seminar begins promptly at 10am and ends at
2pm. Cost is $17.00 per person and Includes two speakers, a box
lunch and beverages. Presented by Widowed Friends, a peer support group in the Archdiocese of Detroit. For more information or to
register by March 28th, contact Mary at (586) 242-8784.
PRAYERS FOR THOSE
IN MILITARY SERVICE
Facilities & Calendar/ Bulletin Editor
Parish Policy: Before any sacramental preparation can
begin, we require that you be a registered member or a
Baptism: Contact the Rectory Office.
Marriage: Arrangements must be made by the engaged
couple by contacting the Rectory Office at least six months
before date of marriage.
Reconciliation (Confession): Saturday at 4:00pm and
Lord, hold our troops in your loving
hands. Protect them as they protect
us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts
they perform for us in our time of need. In Jesus’ name,
Amen. Please God, grant them courage when times are
bleak. Grant them strength when they feel weak. Grant
them comfort, when they feel all alone. And most of all,
God, please…..BRING THEM ALL HOME!!!
ST. FRANCES CABRINI COMMISSIONS
Christian Service Commission
Worship, Finance & Vicariate Rep
Vicariate Website: www.downrivervicariate.com
Young Adult & Campus Ministry
Cabrini Elementary School
Cabrini High School
High School Attendance
High School Athletic Office
Extended Day Program
CHS Campus Ministry
Holy Family House
The Archdiocese of Detroit and the Catholic dioceses of
Michigan are presenting the 2016 Michigan Catholic Young
Adult Conference, “Radical Mercy”, at St. John Neumann
Parish in Canton on Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2.
Supported by gifts to the Catholic Services Appeal, the
conference is designed to bring young adults ages 18 to 35
into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. It will include Holy Hour with Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron and a social gathering on Friday, and breakout sessions and a keynote
presentation by Jack Jezreel on Saturday. The conference
will conclude with Mass.
Hiring / For Sale ~ For Hire / For Free / Tutoring
Ads will stay in as long as there is room :) Please contact the Rectory at (313) 381-5601 if your item has sold or if you would like to
make changes. Ads may be dropped off at the Rectory or emailed to [email protected]
[email protected] Home Care/Senior Care ads have been
removed and no longer accepted. Ads below are posted as a courtesy to our St. Frances Cabrini parishioners. Cabrini is not affiliated
with nor has any more information than what is stated in the ads.
HIRING: Allen Park Electrical Contractor looking for Licensed
Electrical Journeyman. Minimum 3 years experience in commercial
and residential. Please send resume to [email protected]
For Sale: Couch, slightly used. Paid $800, will sell for $400. Color of
a ripe pear. Call (313) 381-3964. (9-13)
For Hire: Seamstress--Uniform hems to Formal wear, I do it all.
Custom sewing /Crocheting/Knitting. Allen Park resident/
parishioner. Call Robbie at (734) 626-4037 .
For Hire: A wide variety of pet care in your home or mine. Cabrini
Parish family. Call Kathy at (313) 982-7004
Tutoring: Teacher available for tutoring. Reading and Math. Call
Ruth at (734) 934934-1405 or email [email protected]
For Hire: Light house cleaning and errands. Minimum 3/4 hours at
$10.00 per hour, Allen Park/Melvindale area. Call Gloria at (313)
For Sale: raftsman 3HP 1400 PSI High Pressure Washer $190. 16”
Hanging ceiling lamp w/leaded & stain glass panels $30. Queen
Mattress foam (1.5) with removable decorative knit cover, like new
$30. Call (734) 287-6418. (10-11)
For Hire: Snow removal, serving Allen Park, residents sign up now
for my snow list. Reasonable rates, 26 years experience, Senior
discounts. Call Dave at (313)386-3776.
Renter /Helper: Semi-retired guy, Cabrini grad, seeks room to r e n t
house/share in Allen Park. Has transportation and income. Neat,
quiet, non-smoker. Can help with chores to reduce rent if desired.
Call (313) 587-1541 after 12 noon.
For Hire: Tile Mason. Specializing in fire places, floors, back
splashes, bathroom renovations. 20 years experience, Cabrini
parishioner. Call Walter at (313) 971-3462.
For Hire: Rides to the doctor, store, errands and light housekeeping.
Call Danielle at (734) 497-4696.
For sale: Rocker Recliner for sale. brand new, brown, and asking
$150.00. Call (734)258-8166 . (10-18)
Tutoring in Math, Science and History or SATs for 5th grade and up.
Working on teachers certificate. Call 549549-6761. (11-1)
For Sale: Oak pedestal table, like new. 40” round & 4 chairs. $100.
(313)382-0919 or (313)320-9418. (10-26)
For Sale: Smoker BBQ w/tank, $500. Two bunk bed sets—5 pieces.
Make reasonable offer. Call Mary at (734) 680-0812. (10-29)
Tutoring For Hire: Math, chemistry & physics for high school &
college students. ACT prep in all subjects. I am a Cabrini
parishioner with a solid engineering & tutoring background.
Reasonable rates and flexible scheduling.
Contact Dan at
For Sale: 2pc sectional couch, 12 yrs old, $300. Specialized Road
bicycle, 4 yrs old, good condition $450. Small dining room table w/
expandable leaf. $50. Magnavox 20” flat screen TV, 10 yrs old, $75.
For sale by parishioner (734)308-4949 (10-31)
For Sale: Exquisite Lenox fine china featuring a red rose w/24K gold
trim. 8 place settings & 9 accessory pcs- $1,000. Also Lenox crystal
w/24K gold trim. $300. Call (734)552-9597. Proud Cabrini
For Hire: House cleaning, laundry and shopping for you. I am a
Cabrini parishioner, references available. Call Shirley at (313) 4346027.
For Sale: Traditional 8x11 wool rug w/ fringe (red, black, & gold) from
Ethan Allen. Excellent condition. Professionally cleaned. $1,000 or
best offer. Picture available upon request. Call 313-421-1978. (11-4)
For Sale: One cemetery plot at Our Lady of Hope. Section E46 #6.
$1,100. Call John at (734) 309-3906. (11-9)
For Sale: Fur vault-Macy’s. Beautiful mahogany full length real mink
coat, size S/M. Must sell. $2,000. Suzanne (313)561-1148 or (313)
For Hire: Helping hand for you or your loved ones — all help from A
to Z! Very experienced. Minimum 2 hours. Please call Mary at (734)
For Sale: Electric Toro Power Snow Shovel, like new, $40. Three
graves in lot 21 of section 20 on old section of Holy Sepulchre
Cemetery, $1,200 each. Please call (734) 282-3507. (1-4)
FREE - Free to good home. 2 gray female chinchillas. Comes with
large cage, food, treats and all accessories. Jody (313)802(313)802-0146.
For Sale: 2 end tables & coffee table, vintage late 50’s. Great
condition. Leather top tables. All 3 for $75. Call Marylou at (734)4868564. (1-28)
For Sale: Kitchen canisters, salt & pepper shakers & spoon rest.
Wildlife (moose, wolf, bear, mountain goat & deer) w/cream
background. Excellent condition $40. (734)620-1182. (1-28)
For Sale: JC Penney area rug 5x7, brown w/tan $40. Two long
mirrors, 4ft w/wood $20. 4.5 ft tabletop Christmas tree from Ray
Hunter’s, like new. Some lights, too. $70. White metal cabinet 25
1/2w x 64” long $25. Blonde sofa table, contemporary, 50’ across,
$60. Call Valerie (313)381-0985. (2-1)
For Sale: Portable sewing machine and table sewing machine w/
chair. Make offer. Ironing mangle , like new. Make offer. (734) 6800812. (2-4)
BABYSITTER NEEDED: Full, part time or on occasional basis. Two
children, girls ages 14 & 11. Very active , Special Needs. Please call
Jen (313)320(313)320-2796. Must be honest, caring and patient. Full time
benefits available. After school/weekend/evening. (2
For Sale: 1997 Lincoln Towncar Signature Series. 113,000 miles.
Dark blue w/matching leather interior. Full power w/moonroof. Runs
excellent. $4,000 or best offer. Mark (313)386-3044. (2-8)
For Sale: 1996 Ford F150 XLT Supercab 302 V8. 8ft bed with cap,
4WD, all power, air, new tires, shocks, radiator, tow package, full
length side steps, locking hubs plus a lot more extras. $2,000. Call
Frank for more details at (313) 721-8314. (2/22)
HIRING: LGC Associates, LLC. (248) 546546-1446. PartPart-time jobs:
Banquet Servers (some experience preferred but will offer training),
Bartenders (18 & older), Cooks & Kitchen Utility (prior experience),
& Housekeepers (ability to service 14 rooms a day). Flexible
For Sale: Two (2) cemetery plots in Our Lady of Hope cemetery. Lot
B-15 Section 3, Graves 1 & 2. Call Richard at (734)332-1904. (3/10)
HIRING: Lennon Pregnancy Center. Are you a certified ultrasound
technician? We are a ProPro-Life organization offering free ultrasounds
for pregnant moms, especially those who are abortion vulnerable.
You can make your own schedule and we can offer $25 p/hr. If you
are interested, please call (313)277(313)277-5637 (3/7)
For Sale: Hoverround mobility chair, new batteries, charging chord.
Charged and ready to go . Deliver possible locally. $750. Please call
or text Pat (313) 383-9261.
For Sale: Georgia Boot Co. men’s size 9.5m 8” brown insulated
waterproof outdoor/hunting boots, like new. $75. Vintage Zebco 33
spin cast reel with new line and Southbend rod. Like new $20. (313)
587-1541 after 12 noon. (3/14)