The Cross and the Light was nominated for two Wilde Awards for best actor in a Musical and Lighting April 2014 - the 2015 video was recorded at Music Hall in Detroit. The Cross and the Light is touring The Concert Experience with 21 shows across metro-Detroit. The seven incredible singers performing the music of The Cross and the Light are Kenny Watson, Tim Bowman Jr., Beth Lackey, Blake Gronlund, Ashley Rozanski, Chritiana Perrault, and Brad Ellison. For more information visit, www.crossandlight.com or www.facebook.com/crossandlight
World Day of Prayer will be observed on Sunday, April 26th, also known as "Good Shepherd Sunday." The purpose of this day is to publically fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into His harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord's call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes. You can find many resources to promote a culture of vocations on the USCCB Vocations webpage (www.usccb.org/vocations).
This year marks the 52nd Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations
From all the members of the Pastoral and Parish Support Staffs — our best wishes for a most Blessed Easter (all 50 days!) Discover Christ. Have a good week. See you in Church. Let these days ahead truly become a festival feast! Happy Easter!
Many hands make work light, or so the saying goes. Many were involved behind the scenes to assure that our Holy Week and Easter Triduum celebrations were truly faith-filled experiences for all present. This year’s celebrations were no exception because so many were involved.
During Holy Week and even before, to those who cleaned, vacuumed and mopped, assisted with palms, learned to weave some, — THANKS
To those who joined in our Lenten events whether here or at our collaborating parishes, those who celebrated our presentations with the elect of our vicariate, those who used these days of prayer as preparation for Easter joy — THANKS
To those who faithfully prayed for the various members of parish faith family every day throughout Lent — THANKS
To those who truly tried to ‘unplug’ and ready themselves for the celebrations of these most holy days — THANKS
To those who journeyed to the Cathedral for the holy oils, to those who had their feet washed, to those who assisted — THANKS
To the cross bearers, who helped us in our veneration, to those who attended to the needs of the assembly as each one came forward in prayerful adoration — THANKS
To the choir and cantors, and those who prepared music, adding many of the finishing touches to our prayers and being ‘the mortar between the bricks’ — THANKS
To those who assisted at the altar, some who were asked to attend more than one celebration — THANKS
To the catechists who have shared God’s word with young and old alike, preparing the rites, sharing their own faith, assisted all to embrace the meaning of these days — THANKS
To our guests who joined in celebrating with us during these days, reminding us all that the Lord is truly alive among God’s people — THANKS
To those who assembled candles, tended fires, carried water, held towels, fussed with lights, moved furniture, cleaned up after — THANKS
To those who scaled walls, climbed ladders, readied the font, arranged flowers, changed light bulbs, ironed fabric, dressed tables, prepared a garden — THANKS
To those who offered hospitality, welcomed guests and visitors, assisted people in finding seats, tidied things between celebrations, received, sorted and even counted collections whether for the support of our own on-
going ministries, or for alms to further the mission and ministry of the church — THANKS
To those who played instruments, tinkled or tinkered and chimed with bells, tooted a horn, strummed a guitar, or played the strings — THANKS
To those who lingered afterward to share friendship and Easter joy — THANKS
To the assembly of God’s faithful, who in their most important role, participated fully, consciously and actively in these celebrations — THANKS
To those who may have been left off this list unintentionally — THANKS
To all of us who celebrated Easter at St Lucy — Easter wouldn’t and couldn’t have been the same without you!
Easter has begun, the feasting continues, we still have more than 40 days to bask in this glorious feast of new life and resurrection.
THANKS and HAPPY EASTER
As part of this year of preparing for a new Pentecost, both within our parish, and within the Archdiocese, St. Lucy is happy to host one of the four regional Prayer Gatherings next Sunday afternoon, May 3, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Each gathering offers an opportunity for you to deepen your prayer life and learn more about the power of intercessory prayer. Dynamic presenters from Renewal Ministries will be the featured speakers at these gatherings. The afternoon will feature a teaching to uncover the meaning of intercessory prayer offered by Debbie Herbeck, and an hour of prayer and intercession.
Plan to join us so that others may come to know that St. Lucy’s is indeed, alive and well, not closing, and working and praying with the larger church of our Archdiocese to prepare not only for the new Pentecost, but also ready to continue growing and developing as a community of faith revitalized and ready to engage others as we approach our Archdiocesan Synod on Evangelization in 2016.