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Each year, the Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) enables the Archdiocese of Detroit to provide assistance to various ministries that reach out to those in need in our cities and neighborhoods, as well as to provide essential resources to AOD parishes. Our parish’s target for the 2023 campaign is $6,881.
CSA pledge cards were sent out by the AOD last month to all who have previously given. If you did not receive a pledge card or have misplaced it, please contact the Parish Office.
Support of the CSA is an important component of being a parish in the Archdiocese. We ask everyone to give - small or large - from your heart and according to your means. We thank anyone who has already made a pledge.
Remember - Any amounts received above the target will be returned to the parish and, as is our parish’s tradition, will be shared 50-50 with our St. Vincent de Paul Ministry, benefiting the poor of our neighborhoods.
If you would like to make a pledge, or if you require additional information, click on the button below, or contact the Parish Office.
Our parish has joined a Family of Parishes - D4Mission - along with Christ the King, St. Charles Lwanga, St. Moses the Black, and St. Suzanne/Our Lady Gate of Heaven. For more information about Families of Parishes, or to access the websites for our D4Mission sister parishes, click the 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.
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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