Stained Glass Windows

The amount that was needed to put the Stained Glass Windows on the wall was $16,475.00. Total amount pledged is $16,820.00. Sincere thanks to each one of you for giving generously from the little that you have. I can say I am blessed to have so much support.

God bless you all.

Fr. Socorro

 Stained Glass Windows Donors

Linda and Bob Rybka – $5000
Robert Fenstemaker – $1000
Susan Krueger – $1000
Joan and Jim Ricotta – $1000
Self – $1000
Anonymous – $1000
Marcia and Ron Fron – $500
Mary Ellen Marley – $500
Kathy and James Gresham – $500
Eduardo and Donna Echeverria – $500
Bonnie and John Danic – $500
Judy and Frank Zbikowski – $500
Karl Koenig – $500
Carol and Larry Hutcherson – $300
Adelaide Anderson – $300
Robert and Eileen MacDonell – $300
Lorraine Boskovich – $300
Eilene Kuhl – $300
Beth Ann Schick – $200
Renee and Brian Gaida – $200
Bill Charlton – $200
David and Maria Zoltowski – $200
Rita Nalepa – $100
Ellen Kalt – $100
Marian and Mike Stack – $100
Karen Werner – $100
Anonymous – $100
Sharon and Robert Butler – $100
Jesse Burrell – $100
Deborah and Richard Chrzasz – $100
Ed and Marcia Favor—$100
Marianne and Albert Betzler – $50
Amador Bravo – $50
Patricia Williamson – $20

Penance Service:

On March 26 at 7.00 pm you are invited at Our Lady of Loretto to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation – a sign of God’s merciful and loving forgiveness. Before we begin hearing individual confessions we will have a little preparation for the sacrament. Besides Fr. Kishore and myself there will be Fr. Rick Hartmann and Fr. Sal Briffa from the Clergy Village and Fr. Tom Heier from Marianhill Center. We encourage you to take this opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for Easter.

Resurrection Window for St. Valentine Church

This is the information we could come up with from the Archdiocese of Detroit regarding these windows.  They come from Our Lady of Lourdes Church in River Rouge which was opened in 1893.  They are from the old red brick church (I believe that it was the second church) that had to be demolished because it was collapsing from the effects of an underground river.  The windows were incorporated into the new church which I think was built in the 1990s.  As of now, Our Lady of Lourdes Church in River Rouge has been closed and merged with St. Andre Bessette. I believe the windows were made by Meier of Munich in the 1920s. If by chance we receive more information, we will definitely pass it on to you.

*Information provided by the AOD.

Welcome Back, Fr. Kishore!


2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Occasionally we hear someone speak about experiencing a miracle. Usually it involves rescue from some accident or health crisis. “It was a miracle that car didn’t hit me, the way they were driving” or “It was a miracle they were able to save her leg, the way that it was smashed.” We even talk about “miracle” drugs, a reference to the amazing properties of life-saving antibiotics, antivirals, and certain other compounds. Miracles have a character of the unexplained to them. While scientists can describe in great detail the action of “miracle” drugs, to the rest of us they seem just amazing. Doctors can illuminate the process by which someone is healed through surgery and therapy, but again, it seems almost unbelievable when we see the results. Engineers can detail why a collision never happened, but to those who escape harm, it seems like a miracle indeed!

The miracle at the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee is the third aspect of what comprises the manifestation of Christ known as the Epiphany mystery. (The appearance of the Magi and the baptism at the Jordan are the other two.) In his Gospel, John describes the action by Jesus at Cana as a “sign” that reveals his glory. It is the revelation of his glory that causes the disciples to believe in him. Jesus is made manifest, and so people come to believe. It is what happened to the Magi; it is what happened to the crowds gathered at the Jordan; it is what happens to the disciples who are with him at the wedding feast.

The wonder of God’s glory is not reserved to spectacular miracles that take place only at rare intervals. It is a wonder that a drug can cure someone, or that a surgeon can work so skillfully, or that for whatever reason, accidents are avoided. Seeing the manifestation of God’s action each day is the sign of one who believes that the Word is made flesh and dwells among us.

Happy Anniversary!!!

St. Valentine Parish would like to invite all couples celebrating a significant anniversary (5, 10, etc.) this year to a reception on Sunday, February 10 after the 9 a.m. Mass. At the Mass, Father will give a special blessing to the couples.

Please contact the rectory (313-532-4394) as soon as possible to make your reservation because we need to know how many people to plan for. If you want to drop off your wedding picture marked with your name at the rectory, we will display it at the reception. We hope you will join us!