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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Taking down the Christmas decorations

Today's bulletin announced the date for taking down Christmas decorations will be January 30th after the noon Mass.  Lunch will be served in the social hall before work begins!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Bake sale Sunday

Today was bake sale Sunday at St. Joe's. The bake sales help supplement the cost of utilities at the parish. Dorothy Degans bakes in excess of 15 to 20 items per month! Here is Dorothy showing off one of her delicious creations:

In addition to Dorothy, the impeccably dressed and perfectly coiffed Mr. Michael Parsons is a major baker as well.  Here is Michael in action!

Baking for the bake sales is a great way to participate in the fundraising for our church; the bake sale team is always looking for more bakers to help in this ministry.  Thanks Dorothy and Michael for all you do!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Monday, January 10, 2011

Musical celebration for parishioner Carole Varga

Here is the article and Channel 7 video from Sunday's musical celebration for parishioner Carole Varga! Many thanks to Michael Semann and the many volunteers and musicians who helped make this a very special day!

Church uses Skype to bring tribute service to cancer patient's hospital room


Last Updated: 13 hours and 50 minutes ago

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) - When someone misses church it doesn’t usually make headlines, unless you’re Carole Varga.

The 67 year-old woman is battling brain and bone cancer. This is after she recently sent her breast cancer into remission.

Carole’s church, St. Joseph in Detroit, wanted to show their support for Carole during this tough time, so they dedicated their service to Varga on Sunday. But last week Carol got some bad news – her cancer was spreading and she had to be checked into the hospital.

So what did her congregation do? They Skype'd her special service to her hospital room at Beaumont in Royal Oak

“I wish I could be there. But you can’t be two places at the same time. I didn’t want to postpone it. I didn’t even know if I would still be around. You just don’t know,” Varga said from her hospital room.

During the special service parishioners lined up to extend their love and well wishes to Carole.

The service also included a lot of music – Carole herself is an avid singer, belonging to several area choirs.

“It’s very helpful to have supporters. Five years ago when this all started I never would have thought it. I’ve been so healthy for so long.”

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"Ite ad Joseph!"

Saturday, January 1, 2011

January 2011 Liturgical Music Schedule

Parish organist, choirmaster, music aficionado, and overall decent fellow Michael Seeman, has provided the blog with the Liturgical Music schedule for January 2011. 

Sunday, January 2, 2011
Solemnity of Epiphany
10:30 AM Latin Novus Ordo Mass
Mass in G with orchestra – W. A. Mozart
Ecce advenit – Gregorian chant
Ave Verum – William Byrd
Vidimus stellam – Gregorian chant
O Magnum Mysterium – Tomas Luis de Victoria

Sunday, January 16, 2011
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
10:30 AM Latin Novus Ordo Mass
Missa octavi toni – Orlando di Lasso
Omnis terra – Gregorian chant
Ubi caritas – Maurice Durufle
Laetabimur – Gregorian chant

Sunday, January 30, 2011
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
10:30 AM Latin Novus Ordo Mass
Missa octavi toni – Orlando di Lasso
Laetetur cor – Gregorian chant
Oculi omnium – Michael Haller
Beati mundo – Gregorian chant

See you there!

"Ite ad Joseph!"