Welcome To St. Owen!

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We, the community of St. Owen Church, extend a warm welcome to you and your family. If you are new to the area, we look forward to meeting you personally. Please stop by the Parish Office Monday through Friday. Alternatively, you can meet with Fr. Cronk or a staff member after one of the weekend masses.

Holy Week Schedule

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April 13: Palm Sunday and Passion of the Lord

Palms distributed at all Masses.

Masses:  Saturday 5:00 p.m.

Sunday 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

 

April 17: Holy Thursday

Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00 p.m.

with washing of feet (Gospel of John)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10:00 p.m.

 

April 18: Good Friday (Day of abstinence and fast)

Children’s Workshop: 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Stations of the Cross: 12:00 p.m.

Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion: 1:00 p.m.

April 19: Holy Saturday

Children’s Egg Hunt on the field: 11:30 a.m.

Blessing of  Easter food baskets: 12:00 p.m.

Easter Vigil Mass: 8:00 p.m.

 

April 20: Easter Sunday

Celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord

Masses: 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

 

EASTER TV MASS FOR THE HOMEBOUND

 Is someone you love unable to get to church? TV Mass on Easter and every Sunday gives spiritual comfort to the homebound. Tune in at 8:30 a.m. on WMYD channel 20 and 6:00 p.m. on Catholic Television Network of Detroit (cable). For more cable/satellite listings, or to view the Mass online, visit www.MySundayMass.org. (TV or online liturgy does not meet the Sunday Mass obligation if you can get to church.)

Good Friday Workshop

goodWe will be hosting our annual Good Friday workshop again this year on Friday April 18th from 11:45-2:30. During this workshop, the kids (PreK-5) will learn about the meaning of Good Friday and Easter Sunday through various crafts and activities. To register, please either go to our website or contact Jarrod at dre@stowen.org or 248-626-2300.

If you or anyone that you know would like to help share the true meaning of the Paschal mystery to the young people of our parish, please let us know. Without volunteers, we cannot hold this event! Thanks in advance for your help!

Lenten Giving Tree Benefitting our Twin Parish in Haina, Dominican Republic


KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAWe are again asking you to

include our twin parish in your observation of the Lenten season. The Lenten tree will be in the narthex with envelopes for your contribution for the clinic in Haina, Dominican Republic. Throughout the season, please consider contributing the money you save from acts of self-sacrifice to our twin parish, the Church of the Good Shepherd, formerly known as St. Augustine. The staff relies on contributions from St. Owen to keep the clinic open and to provide medication and food to the most needy.

 


Sr. Carol and Dr. Fremio passed along a story of a woman and her daughters whose lives have been touched by your generosity. Maritza hadn’t had a lot of breaks in life and was easily taken advantage of.  As a result, she kept her head down and didn’t make eye contact with people. She came to the clinic last year with her two daughters and Dr. Fremio, who grew up in the barrio and knew Maritza’s background, recognized that she didn’t have the means to buy enough food for herself and her daughters. He began providing her a supplemental food basket. She had to return to the clinic each month to pick it up so Dr. Fremio was able to check on the family’s health. When she came, he paid her a little money to sweep the courtyard. Sr. Carol and Dr. Fremio began to see a change

 

 in Maritza. Her self-esteem soared with the independence that came with a little money in her pocket. Plus, she and her daughters were feeling better because of the food and medical care they received. When the bishop came to install the pastor at the newly re-named church, Maritza was observed chatting with him and letting him know that she was the person who kept the courtyard clean.abadre2

Know that 100% of the money you contribute to the twin parish project goes to maintaining programs at the Church of the Good Shepherd and the people are extremely grateful for all you have done.

The clinic at our twin parish is a real success story and you can be proud of the investment you have made there. One hundred percent of your donations go to Sr. Carol Gross in the Dominican Republic where she carefully manages them to get the most out of every dollar.

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The clinic has an annual budget of $40,637. It is staffed by a doctor five days a week. Dr. Fremio also does outreach programs in the schools and neighborhood. Approximately 500 patients are seen in the clinic each month. Those who are able, pay a small fee for medications.Your donations through the Lenten Tree will be used for doctors’ salaries, food, powdered milk, vitamins and prescription medications

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Looking for S.O.S. Bingo Prizes

We will host the homeless from South Oakland Shelter (SOS) again at St. Owen from May 18-25. One of the activities is playing bingo several evenings. We would like to provide some appropriate prizes for our guests. Suggestions include ($5-$10) gift card donations to fast food resturants like McDonalds and Burger King, gas cards, gift cards to Target or Meijer, bus passes decks of cards, wallets, purses, small flashlights, nail polish, backpacks, hats, etc.. Please contact Karen Heuer if you have anything to donate. Thank you!