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Lawrence (Larry) and Willetta Rhodes have been parishioners at St. Peter Claver/Precious Blood for nearly 60 years. They have been involved in virtually all aspects of parish life – bingo, Parish Council, Finance Council, worship, catechesis, Knights of Peter Claver, and more – and they continue to respond to any parish need. Currently, Larry is a lector and serves on the Finance Council, Willetta is a sacristan and a member of the Ministry Commission, and together they serve on the Elders’ Council, freely sharing their wisdom by providing valuable counsel to our pastor. They have also provided mentorship and inspiration to many youth in the parish. Willetta and Larry are among the most respected, and loved, members of our parish community. They truly reflect the Spirit of St. Peter Claver Catholic Community – “chosen to be sent!”
The Parish Spirit Award Ceremony was held on Wednesday, April 28 at Sacred Heart Church. You can watch a recording of the ceremony by clicking on the button below.
(Please note that the ceremony does not start until about 5 minutes into the recording.)
In the picture above, 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.
Our States Tea is back, but as a virtual fundraiser running through February 2021. To learn more, or to join in, click on the STATES TEA button below.
The Community Meal is back, but on a virtual basis via Zoom. Join us on the second Thursday of each month; just click on the COMMUNITY MEAL button below.
“Rise and be not afraid” (Mt 17:7). 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.
CONGRATULATIONS!! We have exceeded our target of $6,736, with total pledges at $7,016! Remember – any amounts received above the target are returned to the parish, and our tradition is to split anything returned 50/50 with our St. Vincent de Paul ministry, directly benefitting those most in need in our communities.
Thank you to all who pledged to the 2020 campaign. For those who have not responded, but would like to, it's not too late. Pledges to the 2020 campaign can be made until May 31.
For more information about CSA, or to make a pledge, click on the CSA 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 recordings of recent Masses, click on the MASS VIDEOS 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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