First Reading: Ez 2:2-5
Gospel: Mk 6:1-6
First Reading: Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24
Psalm: 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11, 12, 13
Second Reading: 2 Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15
Gospel: Mk 5:21-43 or 5:21-24, 35b-
Rise by Daniel Bonnell. The Resurrection of Jairus ’ daughter is an emotional moment caught in the light of the tender flash of life resorted. The sun through the small opening just captures the instant when the Messiah speaks and life happens.
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Praised be Jesus Christ! The Lord of Life heals those for whom others have lost hope. He heals physically and he heals our souls and minds. Let us praise Him and open ourselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time/June 27th, 8:00 AM Mass/9:20 Confessions/9:30 Rosary/10 AM Mass outside, livestreamed with social distancing/Wind and Fire Formation Tuesday, June 22nd, No Morning Mass Men’s Faith Sharing at 6 PM; 8:30 PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Wednesday, June 23rd Adoration 8 AM; Morning Prayer at 8:40/ Mass at 9 AM/8:30 PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday, July 1st, Adoration 8 AM; Morning Prayer at 8:40/ Mass at 9 AM/8:30 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Friday, July 2nd Adoration 8 AM; Morning Prayer at 8:40/ Mass at 9 AM Saturday, July 3rd Adoration 8 AM; Morning Prayer at 8:40/9:30 Mass/ First Saturday on St. Françoise Street 9:30-11:30 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Independence Day, July 4th 8:00 Mass/ 9:20 Confessions/9:30 Rosary/ 10 AM Mass livestreamed with so- cial distancing/After Mass Wind and Fire Formation Church seating and protocols. With new guidelines from the Archdiocese, we will continue to keep the pews in front of the pulpit/ambo side of the church for those who prefer to be socially distanced/wear masks for a couple more weeks and we will then evaluate it. The rest of the church will not have restrictions. The priest and deacon will continue to wear masks when distributing communion and we will continue to bring our gifts to the front for the offertory. Summer events. We are planning our having our annual parish picnic on July 18th, on the parish grounds, as we have had in the past several years. This Sunday, we will take a poll at each Mass to see how many people are interested in taking part in a parish picnic this year, as well as how we will do the picnic (common side dishes, or everyone brings their own?). We will also have our feastdays celebration in the side yard, with two nights of revival August 20th and 21st, the Feastday Mass on August 22nd with Jazz on the Lawn. First Saturdays. Beginning this Saturday, and for the coming four months, we will have a First Saturday on Ste. Françoise St. market in the area between the school and the rectory/church. After the 9 AM Mass, vendors will have food, arts and crafts, services from 9:30 until 11:30 on July 3rd, August 7th, September 4th and October 2nd. We want to celebrate and learn about the Black Catholic culture which grew up here. Last Sunday, I mentioned the Pierre and Angelique Copper family. We will have posters up these Saturdays with information about the Coppers, the Lenoxes, the Hintons, and other early Detroit families whose ancestors came from Africa.
Family of Parishes. The priests of the Family met again this week to talk about the agreement regarding Mass schedules, distinct and shared responsibilities and for how we will work together as priests. Father David Preuss, OFMCap has been assigned to help us out. Father Preuss will begin his assistance next week, on Thursday, July 8th, when he will offer Mass for us at 9 AM. Paver project. As of this week, over $12,000 has been donated for memorial bricks. We have received orders for over 40 bricks, and several people have mentioned that they have yet to order a brick. Please call the office to learn how to do that or speak with Erica Guice after Mass. Bricks can be dedicated for those who are still on earth, to mark a special occasion, and for those who have passed away. Also, there are sample bricks in the back of church. God bless you! Father Dan
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Almost everybody above the age of twenty has had a family experience of death. Most of the time, that experience
is of the death of an old relative. Three of my own grandparents died before I was born, or at least aware of their
existence. I lost my only living grandparent before I was twelve years old. But early on all of us realize that death is
not a good experience. Nobody around us has good feelings about a friend or relative dying. So when the author of
the Book of Wisdom writes about death, he affirms that God is not responsible for human death entering the world.
Satan tempted our first parents. They rebelled against God’s clear commandment, and death came along with the
loss of sanctifying grace. God created us able to be incorruptible, but we lost it.
Jesus, however, by His life, death and resurrection, and through His sacramental life, enables us to be raised up to
new life in His Body, the Church. We see two vivid examples of His power to defeat corruption in our Gospel. The
first is a drama of a grieving dad, Jairus, the leader of the Jewish synagogue, probably in Capernaum, who was
despairing over the likely death of his little girl. The second drama is inserted in the first. But it, too, features a kind
of resurrection.
The woman in this story has heard about Jesus’s healing powers, and His compassion on the suffering, poor and
weak. She had all of those problems. First, she suffered from hemorrhage, probably from her reproductive organs.
That likely made her unable to have the joy of children, and certainly disqualified her from ever praying in the
synagogue Jairus led. Her illness made her ritually unclean. Second, she was impoverished from paying physicians
whose ministrations made her feel worse. And finally, from her poverty which limited her diet, and her constant loss
of blood, she was certainly anemic, and considerably weakened. So Jesus appeared to be her only hope.
So the woman managed somehow to get close to Jesus in the throng that was walking along with Him, and touched
just a part of His garment. She was instantaneously healed of her affliction, and probably felt a surge of energy.
Jesus felt the touch and asked “who touched me?” His disciples, who were probably still learning the ways of their
Master, essentially insulted Him by saying, “C’mon man, you are surrounded by people pressing on you all the time
and ask who touched you? That’s crazy.”
But the woman who had been healed was under no delusion. She knew that divine power had healed her disease.
Her attitude was of respect, even awe in the presence of One we all now recognize as God in the flesh. She fell down
before Him, again treating Him as at least a divine representative, and gave her witness. Jesus then confirmed her
healing, telling her to go in peace. So the cure was made complete when Jesus, who had already healed her body,
also healed her mind and heart. Her life when she rose from sleep that morning looked to be over. She was as good
as dead. That day was one she remembered for the rest of her life. It was a kind of resurrection from the dead.
The story of Jairus and his daughter picks up from that point. People who had been attending the girl came and
brought news as discouraging as any he had ever heard: “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any
further?” Jesus didn’t give Jairus a chance to reply. He turned to the distraught dad and said: “Do not fear; only
believe.” That, by the way, is a lesson for all of us who might be helping someone who has lost a loved one. People
who are grieving don’t need to hear words like “your daughter is dead.” What they need is our assuring presence,
and our encouragement. Jesus, the very Son of God, is the one spoken about in the Book of Wisdom, the loving
Being who is the foe of sin and death. “Do not fear; only believe,” are words we need to hear in times of trouble,
and to share with those in need.
So Jesus leads the sobbing father and takes just a handful of disciples — the three leaders — to the ruler’s house.
Now there was a commotion both outside and inside the house. In some cultures, there are even professional
mourners who are employed to grieve at someone’s death. So they were making lament over the little girl’s
condition. And when Jesus said that the child wasn’t dead, just asleep, they laughed. So they deserved to be ejected
from the house, and were.
The rest of the story is awesome in its affect. Here’s the little girl, lying on her bed and not breathing, and mom and
dad weeping, and Jesus. He simply lifts her hand and says — and we hear the original Aramaic now — “Talitha
koumi.” “Little girl, I say to you, rise up.” The healing is instantaneous, the restoration complete, the parents and
disciples overcome with awe. But Jesus, whose compassion even extends to the little girl’s empty tummy, makes it
unnecessary for her to speak her need. “Don’t tell anyone about this, and give the child some food.”
As St. Paul teaches today, here is an example of how Jesus poured out His riches to poor humans, becoming poor,
even dying the death of a slave, so that we might enjoy forever His riches of eternal life.
Mark’s Gospel begins with his objective, to show his listeners and readers that Jesus Christ was and is the eternal
Son of God. The climax of his story will be at the death of Jesus, when the centurion sees how this King of the Jews
dies, and exclaims, “Surely this is the Son of God.” All the rest of Mark’s story, as we see in these two resurrections
of women young and old, is supporting evidence. Jesus Christ is the only-begotten Son of God.
Deacon Pat Cunningham is a retired deacon of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas, but continues to serve at St. Pius X
Church in that city.
talk to Genevieve Kocourek.
Sainte Francoise was the patron saint of the first person of color whose name is known in the Detroit historical record. Francoise and three of her siblings were the children of an enslaved couple who lived along the Detroit River in the 1730’s. Before there were any English, Irish, German or Polish Detroiters, Black families were building up the community of the Detroit settlement. Our street fair is named in her honor as we celebrate the French speaking Detroit Black heritage of the 18th through 21st centuries. From the first family (Eastside!) to the families who moved up from the Gulf States in the Great Migration to the latest families who moved to Detroit from Cameroun, Burundi, Coted/Ivoire and Congo, our lo- cal community has been enriched with the unique contributions of generations of French speaking people of African descent. Through a blend of music, food, arts, and crafts, as well as community health offerings, we hope to introduce many people to the part of the rich heritage that is part of the Detroit community. Come on by! From 9:30 until 11:30 am, on Saturdays, July 3rd, August 7th, September 4th, and October 2nd. The historic church, with paintings by Detroit artists Anita Bates and Gil Ashby, will be open for prayer and tours. Come, light a candle, and pray. Stroll through and admire the Renaissance Revival architecture, the Willet Studios stained glass windows, the imported marble of this house of the Lord.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The world today is flooded with words, yet we thirst for truth.
From print publications, television, and radio, and especially from digital media, we see and
hear a constant stream of messages pouring forth day and night, in virtually every place and
situation of our lives. Words we see or hear have some consequence – psychological, emotion-
al, or spiritual. That is the way God has made us.
It is a great sorrow that at a time when the quantity of words being expressed is at an all-time
high, the consequences of ill-used words harm the cause of truth and the good of the human
soul. As our society continues to make use of news and social media resources, it is not uncom-
mon for people to become frustrated, confused, and discouraged. Sometimes, we even strug-
gle with anger, bewilderment, and despair.
The uncivil nature of our civil discourse is one rotten fruit of this problem. People too often
turn against each other in hatred, rather than merely disagreeing with one another. What
could be a constructive conversation or charitable debate often devolves into declarations of
“us” versus “them.” Bitter antagonism has taken root, even among Catholics, despite the truth
that we are sacramentally united as members of the Body of Christ and are called to abide in
God’s own charity.
In this pastoral note, I would like to offer the Church’s wisdom about what it means to speak the truth in love (cf. Ephesians 4:15), to seek and receive the truth, and to live in loving com- munion with him who is “the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6) by means of virtuous communication. Words matter. The consequences of words – in our individual lives, in society, and in the Church – matter. The truths words express, and the deceptions words perpetrate matter.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Archbishop of Detroit
R ea d t h e f u l l Pa sto ra l N ot e h e r e
“If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know
the truth, and the truth will set you free.”— John 8:32
“Remain in my love.”— John 15:9
A Pastoral Note on Communicating Truth and Love in the
Digital Age
Monsignor Daniel J. Trapp, Pastor
Rev. Mr. Joseph Iskra, Deacon Emeritus
Rev. Mr. Chris Rabaut, Deacon
Ms. Marjorie Gabriel-Burrow, Minister of Music
Mrs. Kathleen Williams-Trice, DRE
Ms. Genevieve Kocourek, Evangelization
Mr. Mark Marshall, Security
Ms. Paula Marshall, Security
Pastoral Council, Marge Burns
Finance Council, Erica Guice
Christian Service, Artensia Wynn
Education, Kathleen Williams-Trice
Stewardship, Deidre Todd
Knights of Peter Claver, Stanley Pickett, June
Tel: 313.921.4107 Fax: 313.921.1115
of Detroit,
The Beauty of Marriage —Let us pray for young people who are pre- paring for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may
they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience.
Charity is the beating heart of the Christian: just as one cannot live without a heartbeat, so one cannot be a Christian without charity.
Darnell Peacock – June 29th
Keith and Vera Wright—June 29th-36 yrs
Happy Anniversary
We, the people of St. Augustine and St. Monica Catholic church, are a multicultur- al, inner city parish devoted to the love an honor of God. Our mission is to announce the Good News of Christ by using and developing our talents to respond to the needs of our parishioners and the surround- ing community.
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