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Mass Announcements -  May 17 (Upcoming Events)
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“Let mutual love continue.  Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels (Hebrews 13:1-2)."
 Breakfast Welcoming Workshop:  Sunday, June 14 from 9:45 a.m.to 12:15 p.m.
This workshop is the make up for those who missed the May workshop and highlights the essentials of our welcoming efforts.  For all those interested and especially our greeters and EMHCs, Ushers, Catechists, RCIA facilitators, Baptismal Prep Facilitators, Coffee & Donut Hosts, and others involved in hospitality ministry.  For information, please contact Ellen Ward at ward@stfrancisa2.org or 734-821-2132.

RSVP Yes at:  Breakfast Welcoming Workshop


Sign Up On-line for Vacation Bible School 

VBS Sign Up for Youth Volunteers

Sign Up for Adult Volunteers


Sign up for fall 2015-16 Religious Education classes for children in grades preK-8 today for the early registration discount!


  • Helpers are desperately needed to assist with our Alpha House Shelter the week of May 25-31.
  • If you or someone you know have been thinking about becoming Catholic, it is never too late to begin the journey. Think about inviting a friend or a family member!
  • In Sept we visit some of the historic churches in Chicago, details in the bulletin, please let us know by June 20 so we can make reservations.
  • This weekend we take up a special collection for Friends of the Master, a house for those recently released from jail. Envelopes are in the pews if you wish to support this important cause.
  • The Madrigals (choir) from Fr. Gabriel Richard High School are with us today at the 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Masses. We welcome and thank them for helping us to minister at our liturgies today.
  • All volunteers that work with our children: You must take a 30-minute Virtus retraining. Please see today's bulletin for details.
  • Confirmation 2015-16 Meeting for 7th grade youth and their parents (and sponsors if available):  Sunday, May 17 at 3 p.m. and Monday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Activities Center (PAC).  Please plan on attending one of these meetings.  Need another Candidate Registration Form?  Need a Service Hour Form?  These forms for registration for Confirmation and for service hours completed can be turned in at this meeting.

Confirmation 2015 Reminders & Notes
2015 Candidates, Parents, Sponsors:  Please plan on attending Rehearsal on Wednesday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Church.

The outline for the Celebration of Confirmation on Sunday, June 7 at University of Michigan Hill Auditorium follows:
12:15 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.  Arrival of 2015 Candidates and sponsors at UM Hill Auditorium.  Please enter using the door that faces S. Thayer Street and check in.
1 p.m.  Final rehearsal, followed by meeting with the Bishop.
1:45 p.m. Doors open to the public (Family, Friends, and Guests)
2:30 p.m. Mass begins.
The Celebration of Confirmation is a full Mass with Anointing and counts for the Sunday obligation of Mass attendance.
Please allow yourselves and encourage your family and friends to leave ample time for parking since sometimes parking can be difficult to find.  Try the parking structures on S. Thayer Street, Liberty Square, or Maynard Street.  Parking is usually free on Sundays.
For questions, please contact Ellen Ward at ward@stfrancisa2.org or 734-821-2132.


  • Piano Accompanist & Instrumental Coordinator Needed for Vacation Bible School
    We are looking for a individual well versed in band and orchestra instruments to help with Vacation Bible School and other parish children’s events.  This person will use their talents to help aid in the musical ability and growth in the Catholic faith of our parish children.  Vacation Bible School is the week of Monday—Friday, July 20—24 from 9 a.m.-12 noon (longer on Friday for the closing program). The VBS band/choir helps lead the music on Sunday, July 19 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass.  VBS Rehearsal dates are flexible and to be determined.  This position is stipended.  Please contact Kelly Hernandez, VBS Music Coordinator at 734-904-3946 or khernandez731@gmail.com to apply.  Deadline June 1.


    2015-16 Preschool Enrichment Registration for three and four year old children begins now.  Download an application here.  Classes start in September.  Enroll today.  Read more...