September 18, 2016

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September 11, 2016

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September 4, 2016

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Wolverines outplay the Spartans!

The game began with such high expectations for the Spartans, but for the second consecutive year, they did not have the stamina to overthrow the valiant Wolverines. Our annual U of M/Michigan State fundraiser broke last year’s astounding total donations of $10,420 for a new record of $14,155!!! Congratulations to both teams for battling to […]

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Reaching Out, Reaching In, Reaching Up

This past Saturday we experienced one of the most historic events in the life of our parish. While that might sound like an exaggeration, the “Beyond the Image” event was the most concerted effort in our nearly a century of existence to reach beyond our own membership, in an effort to bring others into awareness […]

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Is Nothing Sacred Anymore?

“Is there nothing sacred anymore?” We hear this question asked when people hear unbecoming things said of things worthy of respect. But it’s also a great question to ask, even in the literal sense. In our increasingly secular world, it is difficult to find respect for the truly sacred. Even in our own church, we now […]

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Led by a Human Touch

Yesterday, our Diocese was blessed to be the host of the opening Divine Liturgy of this year’s meeting of the Assembly of Bishops in the United States (more information on that meeting will be at the end of this post). At the Liturgy at St. Mary’s Basilica in Livonia, several dozen bishops were gathered together […]

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Fr. Michael’s Blog–Triaging the Inbox

Maybe you’re the kind of person that keeps up on your email. I wish I was. I’m working on it, but it’s not uncommon for me to be about 100-150 behind on emails on any given day. Of course, some emails are more urgent than others, so there are times I scan down the list […]

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Orbital Wobbles: The True Impact of our Lives

On a recent trip to a planetarium, I watched a short film about how scientists find planets orbiting distant stars. While the planets are too far away to be seen even with our most powerful telescopes, the stars they orbit can be seen because of their immense brightness. Astronomers have learned to study the slight […]

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The Feast of the Cross

September 14, 2016 Dear Friends, Blessings to all on this Great Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross! I was thankful to see so many of you gathered with Bishop Anthony last night as he presided over the Divine Liturgy at Holy Cross, in Dorr. His Grace shared such inspiring words in his homily, […]

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Against All Odds: Being assured of God’s Faithfulness

The book of Isaiah speaks of a time when the people of Israel were being threatened with an impending attack from the Assyrian army. In spite of the 185,000 troops lining up to destroy Jerusalem, God–through the Prophet Isaiah–told His people they would be spared, even though this appeared impossible by any earthly means. One […]

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O.M.G. — A Huge Success!

WOW! what a turnout at O.M.G.–Engage! The hallways were buzzing as everyone participated in last week’s ministry fair! Huge numbers of church members signed up to join the nearly 50-ministries at St. Nicholas. We’re on a roll. We all now have an active part we can play in the life of our church. Thank you to […]

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