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Fuel the Mission! This is the theme of this year’s Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) for the Archdiocese of Detroit. Many programs and services made possible by the CSA directly or indirectly benefit our parish, our parishioners, and our communities. In this time of great challenge, the Church stands ready to provide healing, comfort, and assistance with basic needs.
This year's campaign will be conducted in a different manner than prior years. Instead of the parishes distributing individual commitment cards, the Archdiocese has mailed a solicitation packet, including a commitment card and a mailing envelope, directly to anyone who has donated during the past three years. For all others, or for anyone who cannot find the mailed card, solicitation packets are available in our church or through the parish office. Better yet, consider giving online (see below). It's fast, convenient and secure.
Our parish's CSA target this year is $7,637. We hope to meet our goal by Sunday, September 26, which we have designated as Commitment Sunday. Please prayerfully consider your commitment to this year's CSA; you don't have to wait until September 26 to make your commitment.
For more information about CSA, or to make a pledge, click on the CSA button below.
Following is Archbishop Vigneron's letter of May 19, 2021 which relaxed COVID-19 liturgical protocols. Due to the impact of virus variants, the Archdiocese on August 17 updated these protocols. Specifically, all attendees at our liturgical celebrations are asked to wear masks and to maintain social distancing. Certain pews have been blocked off in order to enable social distancing. We also ask that all attendees comply with signage and/or staff instructions.
In the picture at the top of this page, the banners hanging from our choir loft are six African Americans whose causes for sainthood have been initiated - Pierre Toussaint, Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, Julia Greeley, Sr. Thea Bowman, FSPA, Henriette Delille, and Fr. Augustus Tolton. Father John describes them as “Saints To Be Known,” since, being in heaven, they already are Saints, but now we will have an opportunity to get to know them and the exemplary holy lives they led. As we do so, let’s pray for their causes, and for the grace to be inspired by them. For more information on these six holy women and men, click on the
SAINTS TO BE KNOWN button below.
On Pentecost Sunday, May 31, Archbishop Vigneron announced upcoming changes to how parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit will be organized and operate In the future, with every parish becoming part of a “Family of Parishes.” On December 9, the Archbishop announced the family groupings of parishes and the 2-year implementation schedule. Effective July, 2022, St. Peter Claver will be in a family with Christ the King, Gesu, SS. Peter & Paul (Jesuit), St. Charles Lwanga, St. Moses the Black, and St. Suzanne/Our Lady Gate of Heaven. For more information, click on the FAMILIES OF PARISHES button below.
We are a parish within the Archdiocese of Detroit. Having reflected on the "four faces of our parish," St. Peter Claver Catholic Community, chosen by the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, and under the guidance of Mary, resolves that: 1) we will provide more opportunities for deepening prayer life and faith life for youth, young adults, and adults; 2) we will initiate efforts to reach out and re-connect with those individuals and families who have disconnected from the Church; 3) we will collaborate with other faith communities and organizations within our parish to offer ecumenical events/activities (e.g., neighborhood clean-ups, prayer meetings, health fairs); and, 4) we will utilize resources within our parish community to advocate for education and to promote social justice issues.
St. Peter Claver celebrates Eucharist in the Sacred Heart Chapel at Marygrove College (see details on the STAFF/LOCATIONS page) every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and on Holy Days at 6:30 p.m. Times for other Eucharistic celebrations, as well as times and locations for meetings and other events, are included on the PARISH CALENDAR page. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Until further notice, everyone attending Eucharist or any other parish event must wear a face mask. We also encourage bringing hand sanitizer, although we do have hand sanitizer stations. Instructions are provided in the church for maintaining safe, social distancing, as well as for receiving Holy Communion.
Recognizing that some people will be unable to immediately rejoin us for public celebration of the Eucharist, we will stream every Mass live from Marygrove College via Zoom video conference. To join, click on the LIVE MASS button below.
To view the Daily Mass from the Catholic Television Network, click on the DAILY MASS button below.
Sacramental records are maintained at the Parish Office for sacraments received only at St. Peter Claver (that is, since the merger in November 2005). To obtain such records, contact the Parish Office by phone, or send a message on the CONTACT US page.
Records for Precious Blood and St. Francis de Sales are maintained by the Archive Office of the Archdiocese of Detroit. To obtain these records, click on the AOD ARCHIVES button below, or call (313) 237-5800.
Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry assists individuals and families in our neighborhoods with food and other essential household needs. The Food Pantry operates out of the basement of the Mt. Lebanon-Strathmoor Church (see details on the STAFF/LOCATIONS page). For additional information, please contact the Parish Office.
We appreciate everyone who supports St. Peter Claver Catholic Community. If you are unable to participate in the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist at Marygrove College, you can send your support directly to the Parish Office. Or you can conveniently use online giving by clicking on the GIVE ONLINE button below.
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