AOD Marriage Coaching – Help for Your Marriage

Are you struggling in your marriage or in need of a marriage refresher and not sure where to turn for help?

The Marriage Support Office of the Archdiocese of Detroit is pleased to offer the Marriage Coaching program – a couple-to-couple mentoring opportunity designed to assist couples live out God’s plan for their marriage.

When differences begin dividing, hurt is hardening the heart, “growing pains” are becoming “regular pains”‘ and the passion and affection is lacking, then your marriage needs help. Like our vehicles that need preventative care, tune-ups or repairs to prevent major damage’ so do our marriages.

Trained Coaching Couples will give the support and practical tools needed to help couples restore and realize the fullness they desire for their Catholic marriage. The Marriage Coaching program consists of seven main coaching sessions that are strictly confidential and provided at no cost.

To learn more and get started with the help you need for your marriage contact:
313.237.4680 I www.aod.org/marriage-coaching I familyministry@aod.org.
All inquiries are strictly confidential.

Whether you are wanting a marriage tune-up, feeling stalled, or experiencing a downward spiral, you need not settle for anything less than the fullness that God intends for your marriage relationship.

No need to delay, there is help for your marriage … contact us today!

Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Detroit, Office for Marriage Support

Voice of Monsignor McEnhill – May 2nd

Catholic Services Appeal (CSA)

This is an announcement that we are preparing for the Catholic Services Appeal. CSA Sunday will be on the weekend of May 15 – 16. The Archdiocesan Central Offices will be providing the information and the mailing for this year’s appeal. In fact, many of you have already received the mailing that requests your support. And some have already responded. What a great start! Thank you.

In order to encourage you to donate, next weekend, Archbishop Vigneron’s CSA video tape will be presented at all the Masses along with a message from me on how our parish will use the extra money that we will receive once we go over our target.

One other note — you will see that when you make your donation that you are sending it to an address in Minnesota. Do not be alarmed. The Archdiocese of Detroit has hired a firm in Minnesota to process all the donations. This was done to eliminate the problem that happened last year when many of your checks were “hung up” and it took forever to go through the banking system.

As always I appreciate your support of the CSA and the good it does for the Archdiocese as well as for our parish. I am looking forward to another successful CSA.

Msgr. Gerald McEnhill

Choir News – Choir Returning April 25th, First Rehearsal April 22nd

After a brief hiatus due to the pandemic, the Choir ministry is returning to the 9:30am Mass beginning April 25th!

Rehearsals will take place on Thursday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00pm in the Church, beginning Thursday April 22nd. While the ability to read music is helpful, it is not required.

Please contact Michael Garnett, Director of Liturgical Music, at lm@olorcc.org for more information on joining our choir.

Message of Gratitude – Crossroads Soup Kitchen

Dear Msgr. McEnhill, Volunteers of Our Lady of Refuge and Cindy Ciura

On behalf of Crossroads’ mission and the wonderful people we serve, I am writing to express our deepest appreciation and gratitude for sponsoring the Palm Sunday, meal at Crossroads Soup Kitchen. We are all so very grateful. For me, it was a gift and blessing to work with you.

You were great partners with us in feeding the hungry. Graciously you purchased, prepared and served a nutritious meal and helped us maintain a clean, safe, welcoming environment for all who came hungry and in need of a meal. Also, you engaged many volunteers in this important work and we all were blessed with the meeting and mixing with you and the guests who came to the soup kitchen because they were hungry and in need.

Your meal was delicious. You brought hard-working volunteers. The teams worked diligently and got the tasks done. The size of the teams really helped to make for a beautiful day. Our guests felt welcome and respected, and they were well nourished.

Your presence, service and meals were blessing for the hungry and destitute people who came to Crossroads. The number meals served was 400, counting everyone who came during the serving and after 2pm, until the staff departed later in the day.

The wonderful people Crossroads serves needed you on March 28, and you came through for them mightily. We do hope and pray that you will be able to come back to Crossroads next year!

Gratefully,
Sister Elizabeth Walters, IHM (Sister Liz)
For Crossroads Soup Kitchen

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