Thank You!

 As a Parish we owe our thanks to the AOH (Ancient Order of Hibernians) for naming St. Valentine School and the Parish as the beneficiaries of the 54th Annual Charity Ball, held on October 14, 2017. After Mike and Maureen Kelly were awarded the 2017 Hibernians of the Year award the organizers called Fr. Henry and myself up and handed us the check in the amount of $6500.00. It was a pleasant surprise for all of us and we are so grateful to the organizers for their donations towards St. Valentine.

A number of St. Valentine parishioners, teachers and parents from the school were in attendance besides many others showing their support through advertisements and patrons. Thank you to all.

May God bless all their efforts and the charitable works the AOH does for the surrounding communities.


Rite of Candidacy

As it was mentioned in last weeks bulletin – Robert Calleja from St. Valentine and Joseph Colleran from St. Kenneth will be installed as Lector on Sunday, October 29th at the Noon Mass – the Mass will be celebrated by Most Rev. Bishop Gerard Battersby. Everyone is welcomed to be part of this celebration. We congratulate Bob and Joe in advance and pray that they may continue to journey with the Lord and serve Him in His vineyard.


Today Is Mission Sunday

Last weekend we heard the gospel account of Jesus speaking the parable of the king who invited his guests to the banquet. “Go out, into the main roads and invite to the feast whomever you find.” That mandate parallels Jesus’ command to his disciples, “Go to the ends of the earth and preach the gospel message to all peoples.” Mark 16:15.

That is what the Lord is asking us today as we reach out to those servant-missionaries who are giving their lives for the spread of the gospel and the support of the “Young Churches” they have established. They have truly gone to the main roads of the world and have invited so many to the Lord’s banquet.

We observe the annual day of prayer and sacrifice for the missions today. We unite ourselves also with our fellow Christians all over the world who with us attempt to share our faith with others, especially those who have not yet heard the name of Jesus. Today offers us the opportunity to join our missionaries in the “holiest and greatest work of the Church.”

Thank You for a Successful Parish Picnic

It takes many hands to make any parish event an Enjoyable, Successful Event.

“I just want—to say—thank you” to all of the amazing people who helped out last Sunday for our Parish Picnic. As with every year, our picnic would not have come together the way it did without all the volunteers who helped on the day of, from the people who setup, cooked and served the food, conducted the games, the many who brought a dish to share, be it food or desserts, helped us take down and clean up — thank you. We are a wonderful Parish because of you. We hope everyone who came, had a great time. A special thank you to our Parish Council members for facilitating the whole event and to our Men’s Club members for supplying the hamburgers, brats, hotdogs, corn, and for being there to cook and feed the many. Thanks to our very own entertainer DJ Evie who volunteered to do music for the picnic and make it upbeat. Again, thank you to everyone who lent a hand and to all those who attended our parish picnic. Bravo! For a job
well done!

Fr. Socorro

Beatification Mass of Father Solanus Casey

If you have registered to take the bus to the Beatification Mass of Fr. Solanus Casey at Ford Field on November 18th, please send in your $15 per person to the Parish Office by September 17th.
If you haven’t made a bus registration, there may still be spaces on the Our Lady of Loretto bus. Please call 313-534-9000 to secure your reservation.
You may also call our Parish Office at 313-532-4394 to be put on a waiting list for the bus.