Livonia, Michigan

Posts by Doug Holliday

Faith Formation News

Hello families, this Wednesday our 7th and 8th graders will be doing a service project to help our St. Vincent de Paul Society. They will be wrapping the large boxes used for the Christmas packages for each family. The other students will be decorating wooden ornaments for our parish Christmas trees. In today’s gospel, John…

Noteworthy News from Fr. Tom

Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Advent God gives a different grace in each season of the liturgical year. During this season of Advent, God has a grace to give you. When Jesus was entering Jerusalem for the last time, He wept because the people of Jerusalem did not recognize the time of their visitation…

What’s New in The Family

Our Lady of Loretto Children’s Music Class Every Monday from 9:30–10:30 in the church basement for children preschool/kindergarten age Singing, dancing, introduced to musical instruments Parent must be in attendance St. Valentine Parish Festival of Lessons in Carols December 11th at 4pm in Church A relaxing and reflective service of readings, music and prayer. Family…

Annual Giving Tree

Tags for the giving tree will be going up on the walls in the backof the church starting November 26th. Please take on and help someone in need this Christmas. please bring your gift back unwrapped and place it by the giving tree. A box will be available for gift cards. Thank You!

The Advent Wreath

Traditionally, Advent wreaths are constructed of a circle of evergreen branches into which four candles are inserted, representing the four weeks of Advent. Ideally, three candles are purple, and one is rose, but white candles can also be used. The purple candles in particular symbolize the prayer, penance, and preparatory sacrifices and goods works undertaken…

Faith Formation News

Hello Families! I want to thank Mike Chamberland from Bold Ministries for the wonderful retreat he presented to our Confirmandi and their parents. It was a wonderful experience for us all. This weekend the Faith Formation is launching our 2 big fund raisers to help assist in our special programing events. There are gift card…

Noteworthy News from Fr. Tom

Happy New Liturgical Year… This first Sunday of Advent is the beginning of a new liturgical year. It is also the year of Matthew’s Gospel, when the worldwide church will hear passages each Sunday from this great Gospel. Advent is a beautiful season that leads us to the feast of Christmas. A key word for…