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TO ACCESS PARISH VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES (LIVE MASS, PARISH MEETINGS,
OTHER EVENTS), ENTER THE VIRTUAL PORTAL BY CLICKING BELOW
All are invited to join former police chief, Ike McKinnon, and others in a conversation on "Healing the Racial Divide", sponsored by St. Peter Claver Catholic Community and the Trinity Vicariate. For more information, see the flyer below.
FR. JOHN, ALONG WITH PARISH LEADERSHIP, HOSTED THE TOWN HALL TO UPDATE PARISHIONERS ON THE STATUS OF THE PARISH AND TO PREPARE FOR ENTRY INTO OUR FAMILY OF PARISHES ON JULY 1. BELOW ARE THE HAND-OUTS FROM THE TOWN HALL. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, OR ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING ONE OF OUR COMMISSIONS, YOU CAN TALK WITH FATHER, A STAFF MEMBER, OR A MEMBER OF PARISH LEADERSHIP, OR YOU CAN SEND A NOTE USING THE CONTACT US BUTTON AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.
You can make your donation by mail to the Parish Office, by placing it in the Sunday collection basket, or online by clicking the button below. Please specify the payment is for the States Tea.
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. Please help reach our goal by making your pledge as soon as possible.
For more information about CSA, or to make a pledge, click on the CSA button below.
Adult faith formation resumes on Saturday, February 19, at 1:00 p.m. For more information, or to join, click on the RECONFIRMING OUR FAITH button below.
The Community Meal continues via Zoom. Join us on the second Thursday of each month. For more information, click on the COMMUNITY MEAL button below.
The 5th Annual Harvest Talent Festival was held on November 27 via YouTube. To view the Festival, click on the Talent Festival button below.
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, 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 through the Sunday collection, by giving to our St. Vincent de Paul Ministry, by donating to special collections supporting Archdiocesan or other ministries, and by donating to special parish events or programs. You can give to any of these during the weekly collection at Mass, or by mailing your donation directly to the Parish Office, or by conveniently and securely giving online. Just click on the GIVE ONLINE button below.
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