Livonia, Michigan

Noteworthy News from Fr. Tom

A few announcements for this Holy of Holies week!

Invitation for the Holy Triduum

You and your family are invited to join us, as we celebrate the Sacred Triduum this week at St. Genevieve – St. Maurice church. The times of services are:

  • Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 6, at 7pm.
  • Nightwatch in the chapel until midnight.
  • Good Friday, Stations of the Cross, April 7, 12:30pm
  • Passion of the Lord, Friday April 7, at 1pm.
  • Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil, Saturday April 11, at 8:30pm.

The three days of the Sacred Triduum recall the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Chrism Mass, which will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament at 10 am, manifests the unity of the priests with their bishop even if, as will happen this year, nearly all of the priests of the diocese will be absent. During the Chrism Mass, the bishop also blesses three oils – the oil of catechumens, the oil of the infirm, and holy chrism – which will be used in the administration of the sacraments throughout the diocese for the year. The Sacred Triduum is traditionally celebrated as one celebration which leads us to the joy of Jesus’ Resurrection celebrated on Easter.

St. Michael Statue

You are all familiar with the prayer and devotion to St. Michael in our church. But also, with the statue of St. Michael in our sanctuary. Please do not be surprised when this statue will be gone for a long few months, as we decided to put new colors on it. The statue will be painted by the same artist who renewed the statue of our Blessed Mother last year, Linda Witkowski. Even though the statue will be gone, spiritually St. Michael will be always with us. May His intercession and protection from every evil be our help.

Fish Fry gratitude

Words cannot express my gratitude to all of you for the role you played in making this year’s Lenten Fish Fry so successful. It is not possible for me to name you all as there were so many people who stepped up to help this year. With the Fish Fry committee and the help of so many of you it was truly a team effort. All I can say is a heartfelt thank you to everyone.

There will be No First Friday Mass this week, as we will celebrate Good Friday.