Knights of Columbus New Members

Our Lady of Refuge welcomed Christopher Borowicz and Bill Linski as members on Sunday, March 1st after the 11:30am Mass. They experienced the first of the newly developed Exemplification ceremony which is a more streamlined process. The ceremony presented the pillars of the Knights of Columbus very well: Charity, Unity, and Fraternity.

Please contact Greg Harris 586-719-6302 if you are called to advance the kingdom of God as one of his Knights or go directly to https://www.kofc.org/apps/joinus/en/registration/index.html (specify 600 as council). We will automatically get your information.

Rite of Election!!!

Thank you Our Lady of Refuge Parish for praying for Jerry Arrowood, Sharon Gonzolus, Joey Miller and Julie VanDerworp and celebrating the Rite of Sending.

Last weekend we attended the Rite of Election with Bishop Battersby!! Jerry Arrowood signed his name onto the pages of the Book of the Elect. This book is then blessed by our Bishops and remains in the cathedral. Our Book of the Elect is stationed throughout Lent next to our tabernacle.

As our Elect, Jerry Arrowood and Candidates, Sharon, Joey and Julie enter into the purification and enlightenment process through RCIA, please continue to pray for them. They are already longing to receive Jesus in the Eucharist!!

St. Augustine writes, “But there is another and interior way of praying without ceasing, and that is the way of desire. Whatever else you are doing, if you long for that Sabbath, you are not ceasing to pray. If you do not want to cease praying, do not cease longing. Your unceasing desire is your unceasing voice.”

May we all long to receive Jesus and our holy sacraments and may you have a blessed and meaningful Lent.

Peace be with you always,
Lisa Marie

Dedication Ceremony for Our New Organ

Organ Dedication and Inaugural Recital
Sunday, February 23rd, 4:00 p.m.
Admission is Free

This is my personal invitation asking you to celebrate our new organ. It will take place next Sunday, February 23rd at 4pm. There will be a formal blessing ceremony that I will lead followed by a recital led by Dr. Kola Owolabi who was the consul-tor on our organ committee who provided his expertise to this successful project. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Music. He is excited to show the capabilities of our organ through his recital.

We are truly excited about having the organ in place. Much work went into making this day possible. I am very mindful of the tremendous response of so many of our parishioners who generously contributed and allowed us to purchase such a beautiful organ. This is the occasion to celebrate such a wonderful accomplishment. Do come and join with many fellow parishioners to give thanks for another blessing that has been given to our parish. I am excited and ask you to join in our parish joy.

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