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September 2019

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Friendship with Jesus in the Eucharist – Theology on Tap

Tue, Sept. 17 | 6:30-8:30pm | Royal Oak Taphouse | Royal Oak

In this Theology on Tap, Fr. Charlie Fox will examine many core, essential elements of the Church's teaching about the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. He will focus on what that teaching means for our friendship with Christ and how we share the gift of this friendship with others. We will also consider together how Jesus in the Eucharist helps us to know and live our vocations, the specific missions God desires to entrust to us.  Bring your friends, meet new faces, and enjoy food and drinks while we engage with the talk at 54 West in Clawson. Talk begins at 7pm.

Fr. Charlie Fox is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit. He is a Detroit native, attending local Catholic schools before studying journalism at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. After working briefly as a newspaper reporter and editor, he entered Sacred Heart Major Seminary and was ordained to the priesthood in 2006. Father Fox served at two parishes, Our Lady of Sorrows in Farmington and St. Hugo in Bloomfield Hills, and has also served as the Secretary to Archbishop Vigneron and as a Faculty Member at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. He holds a Doctorate of Sacred Theology and teaches Homiletics and Sacramental Theology at Sacred Heart.

Catholic Night at Comerica Park

Tue, Sep 10 | 6:45-9:45pm | Comerica Park | Detroit

Come join us for a relaxing night of faith, fun and fellowship at the ballpark!  The Archdiocese of Detroit is hosting a Catholic Night at Comerica Park and all are welcome.  On Tuesday, September 10th, the Tigers will take on the Yankees at 6:45pm and we'd love to see you there.  All parishes & parishioners in the archdiocese and beyond are invited for a night of fun and fellowship. Each ticket purchased includes a donation to Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan and also a limited-edition Detroit Tigers + Unleash the Gospel hat. Don't miss this great event, get your tickets today!

2nd Annual Parish Day of Renewal: Encountering the Risen Christ

Sat, Nov 16 | 8am-5:30pm | Suburban Collection Showplace | Novi

Join us for a day of fellowship and formation to become better equipped to unleash the Gospel in your parish community with keynote speaker Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT! The day will include keynote talks, Mass, discussion, breakout sessions, food, and fellowship.  The lay faithful will deepen their own relationship with Jesus by encountering Christ anew and will be empowered to lead others to encounter Christ through different breakout tracks.  Other guest speakers will include Dr. Bill Keimig, Assistant Director of the Catechetical Institute at Franciscan University of Steubenville; Tom Corcoran, Co-author of Rebuilt, Tools for Rebuilding, Rebuilding Your Message, and The Rebuilt Field Guide; Sarah Kaczmarek, Associate Director of Alpha Catholic, Alpha USA; and Tim Glemkowski, President and Founder of L’Alto Catholic Institute.  Archbishop Vigneron will preside at the closing mass.

More September Events

Sports Night
Thu, Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 | 7pm | St. Mary | Royal Oak
Join us for a co-ed sports night.  Keep an eye on their Facebook page for details.
Prayer & Pancakes
Sat, Sep 7 | 8-11am | Our Lady of Good Counsel | Plymouth
Come and join fellow young adults for Mass at 8:00 a.m.  We will then head to brunch at Greek Islands. For questions, reach out to ya@olgcparish.net.
Simple Service Saturday
Sat, Sep 7 | 9am | Solanus Casey Center | Detroit
Young Adults are invited to join in the good works of the Capuchin Ministries for a morning of service. The morning will begin 9 am at the Solanus Casey Center with a prayer service.  Then we will have 2 hours of service at Capuchin Soup Kitchen - Earthworks Urban Farm.
Pasta Fellowship Dinner
Sat, Sep 7 | 4-7pm | Solanus Casey Center | Detroit
You're invited to the Pasta Fellowship Dinner on Saturday, September 7, starting at 4 PM with Mass at the St. Bonaventure Monastery Chapel, followed by a pasta dinner in the Solanus Casey Center dining room. Tickets are $25 and are available to purchase and sales end on Sept. 5. Includes Mumma Maria’s Meat Balls with Amigillo sauce and pasta, bread, salad, cannoli cups, beer and wine.
Sidewalk Advocates for Life Training
Sat, Sep 7 | 10am-3pm | Our Lady of Good Counsel – St. John Paul II Rooms | Plymouth
Would you like to learn how to help women in unplanned, crisis pregnancies in front of an abortion clinic choose life? Join OLGC's Life Issues Ministry for a Sidewalk Advocates for Life (SAFL) training on Saturday, September 7 from 10AM-3PM at OLGC Church in the St. John Paul II Rooms. SAFL offers a loving and prayerful sidewalk advocacy method that seeks to reach a woman’s heart and fill her needs so she can confidently choose life. The results of this ministry have been amazing! The cost is $10 ($5 for students) and includes a training manual and lunch.
St. Mary Young Adult Mass
Wed, Sep 11 | 7:30pm | St. Mary | Royal Oak
We’ll be having our monthly young adult mass followed by time to socialize at a bar after.  Bring a friend!
Trivia at Primanti Bros – Holy Family Young Adults
Thu, Sep 12 | 6:30-8:30pm | Primanti Bros | Novi
Come join the Holy Family Young Adult group for drinks and trivia at Primanti Bros in Novi. We will be building community with dinner, drinks, and some trivia. All young adults are welcome!
Enkindle – Young Adult Conference
Sat & Sun, Sep 14-15 | 8am-1:30pm | Faholo Conference Center | Grass Lake
Young adults are invited to this NEW conference hosted by Miles Christi Michigan to enkindle their hearts and minds, and to be energized and on fire to spread the Catholic Faith! This weekend conference will include:
  • Sound formation with talks on our Faith by knowledgeable Catholic speakers
  • Holy Mass, opportunity for Confessions, rosary
  • Recreation, sports, and social time with old and new friends
Cost: $40 (includes meals and separate overnight accommodations for young men & young women). Check out the link for more details and to register.
Sursum Corda
Sat, Sep 14 | 12pm | St. Joseph Oratory | Detroit
Join other young adults for a spiritual conference followed by an activity.  Check out details coming soon.
Hike & Meditation
Sat, Sep 14 | 10-11:30am | The Nature Center in Kensington Park | Milford
Join the St. Joseph of South Lyon Young Adults as we head outdoors!  Deacon Chris will lead us in a meditation using Scripture as we hike through the nature trails in Kensington Park.  Questions? Contact: Katie at kp.luther@gmail.com
Mother and Unborn Baby Care Day
Sat, Sep 14 | 10am-2pm | Mother and Unborn Baby Care | Southfield
The weather will be changing soon, and we need your help to flip our Baby Boutique from summer to fall/winter. We love making our boutique beautiful for the moms who chose life. Please help us by sorting baby clothes and making outfits! We also have a lot of outdoor cleanup and other tasks we could use help with for those not interested in the baby clothing.
Friendly Faith Formation
Tue, Sep 17 | 7:30-9pm | St. Anastasia – Davidson Center | Troy
A casual, friendly, young adult community, where we discuss aspects of Catholic teaching and personal experiences to grow in knowledge of our faith and application of the faith to our lives. Members have the opportunity to lead through planning and facilitating these discussions. If you have any questions, please email 3F.stanastasia@gmail.com.
Altaration – Fall Series 2019
Tue, Sep 17, 24, Oct 1, 15, 22 | 7-8:30pm | St. Ephrem – Activity Center: Great Room | Sterling Heights
The answer to "Why Do I Have to Go to Mass?" The goal of Altaration is to pierce hearts with transformation and give appreciation to the awesome beauty and mystery of the Mass. Through a unique five-part learning experience, we'll come to see the Mass and the Priesthood in a dramatically new way. After experiencing the "whys" behind the "whats" of the Mass, Catholics will: Enter prepared, participate with sincerity, and exit with purpose! Join us for this FREE series! Sessions will be held on Tuesdays, beginning on September 17, from 7:00-8:30pm in the Great Room of the Activity Center at St. Ephrem (38900 Dodge Park Rd; Sterling Heights, MI 48312)  Register by September 10 to guarantee receiving a workbook for the sessions. While each session builds upon the next and attending all 5 sessions is highly encouraged, attendance is not required for all sessions.
Focus on Life Benefit Dinner
Thu, Sep 19 | 6pm | San Marino Club | Troy
Right to Life of Northwest & North Macomb County present Abby Johnson as our special guest speaker at this year’s Focus on Life Benefit Dinner. Abby’s fierce determination to help women in need led her to a career with Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider. During her eight years with Planned Parenthood, Abby became a clinic director and was increasingly disturbed by what she witnessed. In September of 2009, Abby was asked to assist with an ultrasound guided abortion. She watched in horror as a 13 week baby fought and ultimately lost its life at the hands of the abortionist. At that moment, the full realization of what abortion was and what she had dedicated her life to washed over her and a dramatic transformation took place. Desperate and confused, Abby sought help from a local pro-life group. She swore that she would begin to advocate for life in the womb and expose abortion for what it truly is. Abby Johnson’s story inspired the 2019 major motion picture, ‘UNPLANNED’.
Faith in the D – Happy Hour
Thu, Sep 19 | 5:30-7pm | Founders| Detroit
Please join us for our monthly happy on August 15 from 5:30-7:00 at the Founders (456 Charlotte St.)
Aquinas Night
Fri, Sep 20 | 6-9pm | St. Joseph Oratory | Detroit
Holy Hour 6pm, Conference 7pm, and dinner 8pm.  Discover the beauty of the Faith and enrich your understanding of it in the school of St. Thomas Aquinas as we wrap up the series on “Vice and Virtue”.
Mass and Speaker Series – Holy Family Young Adults
Sun, Sep 22 | 10:30am-1pm | Church of the Holy Family | Novi
Please join us for 10:30am mass (sitting behind the choir) followed by coffee and donuts and speech by a speaker. It will be followed by discussion. We will be meeting in the youth group room after mass for the talk, donuts, and discussion.
Young Adults – Theology of the Body and Gender Identity
Mon, Sep 23 & 30, Oct 7 & 14 | 6:30-8:30pm | Our Lady of Good Counsel – Parish House | Plymouth
This 4-week series will give a brief overview of Theology of the Body along with helpful discussions. We'll learn why gender matters, the sexual complementarity, and why we need to celebrate, not diminish, the sexual difference. The format of the evening will consist of a brief presentation, followed by small group questions for discussion, and will wrap up with a large group discussion.
Young Catholic Professionals – Executive Speaker Series
Wed, Sep 25 | 7-9pm | TBA | Detroit
YCP Detroit Executive Speaker Series is a free event every month in which executives share their professional and faith journeys with young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s, challenging them to ‘Work in Witness for Christ!’ Complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers are provided before the keynote.  This month’s keynote speaker is Matt Cullen of Quicken Loans.
Young Adult Road Rally
Sat, Sep 28 | TBA | Our Lady of Good Counsel | Plymouth
Grab 2-4 friends, a car, and a phone with a camera and come to our road rally!! Don't know what a road rally is? It's a FREE scavenger hunt scattered throughout the Plymouth/Canton area.  Watch for upcoming details.
Ignite & Equip Pro-Life Conference
Sat, Sep 28 | 10am-4pm | South Church | Lansing
States across the country are passing pro-life legislation that is banning abortion and protecting the unborn. Now is the time to "Take Action" to end abortion. Join Protect Life Michigan at our annual Ignite & Equip Pro-Life Conference. Powerful pro-life organizations Equal Rights Institute (ERI), Live Action, and the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform will be here to equip you with pro-life knowledge. Learn how to defend your pro-life beliefs with philosophy and science. Discover different actions you can take to make an impact in the pro-life movement. Plan ahead and bring your whole group! Meet hundreds of other pro-lifers, connect with national pro-life organizations in our Vendor Fair. Experience engaging and diverse workshop topics, and opportunities to learn from some of the nation's greatest pro-life leaders. This is the pro-life event you don't want to miss!