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ST. ALPHONSUS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

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We need you and your memories

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of the St.Alphonsus diaspora! 


Just $10./year
 Covers September 1 through August 31.
keeps you in touch, 
and funds:

~ St. Alphonsus Network~
~ Alumni Scholarship Fund~
~Alumni Newsletter~
 
We're here to help foster communication between alumni and to celebrate our special memories of St. Alphonsus Schools. 
  
St. Alphonsus is one of those rare instances where the opening of the school preceded the founding of the parish.

The first Catholic services were said in 1842 by the Redemptorist Fathers of Detroit. 

St. Alphonsus school was established in 1846. 
It was not until a decade later, in 1852,
that a parish was formally organized. 

President: Dennis Modzelewski ('69)
5565 Sutters Lane, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301
(248) 855-2591

Vice President:  Leslie Campau ('64) ~ vp@stalsalumni.org

Treasurer: Karen Cardelli Andrusiak ('69) ~ treasurer@stalsalumni.org 

Secretary: Colleen Masten Blanchfield ('71)  ~ secretary@stalsalumni.org

Newsletter: Renee Campau Vasiloff  ('72) ~ newsletter1@stalsalumni.org 

                Leslie Campau ('64) ~ vp@stalsalumni.org 

                David Katona ('72) ~ DaveKatona@stalsalumni.org 

Website: Michael Katona ('84) ~ webmaster@stalsalumni.org 
              
             Renee Hamilton-Newman ('83) ~ webmaster2@stalsalumni.org

ALUMNI EVENTS

2016 ANNUAL ALUMNI CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON ~ Dec. 14, 2016

Click for photos of the Christmas Party.

Our Annual Alumni Christmas Luncheon was a wonderful success with almost 300 Arrows attending.  Classes with representation ranged from 1944 to 1981 demonstrating the breadth of our alumni spirit.  We are sure no other event held by any of the other Archdiocese of Detroit Parish Schools can boast this type of participation. We believe our Alumni Association is the most vibrant and successful, thanks to all of you and your loyalty and commitment to St. Alphonsus.  The facility, Hellenic Cultural Center, was the perfect setting. Classmates had plenty of room to mingle, renew old friendships and talk over good memories and make new ones.  The Committee and Officers were so pleased with how this year’s event turned out that we have already booked the Hellenic Center again for next year and the date is Wednesday December 13, 2017. So put it on your Calendars.

Now a little more about the luncheon:

There was plenty of happy noise, in fact people started socializing the minute they entered the hall and signed in at the welcome desk. As one walked around it was heartwarming to see all the hugs, smiles and in some cases tears of joy that were happening.

There were plenty of memorabilia and pictures on display representing our school heritage, history, class and individual pictures as well as those wonderful dedicated nuns and teachers who meant so much to all of us.

 A very successful 50/50 drawing was held with over $1,200 taken in. Six prizes of $100 each were awarded and the balance given to the Alumni Association.

All kinds of pictures were taken.  Some of the classes gathered to pose for group photos.  An historical slideshow of life at St. Alphonsus Schools was shown continuously during the luncheon.

Words just can’t describe how wonderful this luncheon is, so we hope next year’s turnout will be even greater so more of you can experience the love, spirit and fun.

The Alumni Association and Luncheon Committee appreciate all who came, those that worked on the event and the generosity of so many to the success of not just this event but to your St. Al’s AlumniAssociation.

Hope to see you next year on December 13th, 11am at the Hellenic Cultural Center.

Christmas Party Committee
Ed (Skip) Dorrington ’61, Sue Rubini Croteau ’62, Dennis Modzelewski ‘69


CHURCH EVENTS

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ALUMNI MASS - 1st SATURDAY of the MONTH @ 4 p.m.

Our own version of the "Mass mob" ~ ALUMNI MASS - 4:00 
on the First Saturday of every month.

The 4:00 pm Mass on the first Saturday of each month at St. Al’s is designated as the “Alumni Mass.” Many alumni who have returned for the recent Mass Mob event have said the church brings back so many memories that it feels like coming home. At this time the merger of the parishes seems to be infusing our church with new life. If your class is planning on gathering at the Alumni Mass for any special event please let the parish office know in advance. We encourage all alumni to consider participating and supporting St. Alphonsus – St. Clement Parish.

See you in church…and spread the word.

MASS SCHEDULE: 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 8:30 a.m.
Monday Mass: 8:30 a.m.
Monday Rosary: 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Perpetual Help Devotion: 9 a.m.
Tuesday Mass @ Henry Ford Village: 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday (2nd Wed. of Month) @ HFV ~ Holy Hour: 7 a.m.
Thursday Mass: 8:30 a.m.
Friday Mass: 8:30 a.m.
Friday (1st Fri. of Month) Eucharistic Adoration: 9:00 a.m.
Saturday Mass: 4 p.m. (3 p.m.~ Confessions / or by apt.)
Sunday Mass: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Sunday Mass @ Henry Ford Village: 9 a.m.

MARDI GRAS DINNER DANCE

SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017

The Mardi Gras Dinner Dance was held on Saturday, February 25, presented by the St. Alphonsus-St. Clement Womens' Club. The event took place in Father Yagley Hall following the 4 o'clock mass and featured Mardi Gras fare, live music by Solitare, dancing, drinks, and a 50/50 raffle to benefit seminarians traveling to the Holy Land. A good time was had by all. Photos will be posted here soon.

Parish Christmas Dinner ~ Dec. 10, 2016

Click for photos of the parish Christmas Dinner.

The annual Christmas Dinner was held at Father Yagley Hall, on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm, featuring a wonderful meal by Veronica’s
Creche
Catering.  The dinner featured nativity displays of family crèches of some SARAS-WOSC members. A presentation was made after dinner, giving a little history about each crèche, such as how old it is, and where it came from.

Hosted by the Altar Sodality Women's Group


St. Alphonsus-St. Clement Parish (#8085)

Church: 7469 Calhoun Street
Dearborn, Michigan 48126
Office: (313) 581-5218
Fax: (313) 584-6530

Rev. Linus Kinyua - Pastor
Rev. James Lopez - Associate Pastor
Dcn. Stephen Bussa - Senior Deacon Emeritus


CLOSING OF ST. CLEMENT

The closing mass for the St. Clement worship site

The Alumni Association will continue to advocate the survival of the church and everyone’s prayers and efforts are appreciated to accomplish that goal. More attendance at the Alumni Mass (first Saturday of the month at 4:00 p.m.) may help. This is a good time to get together with friends to attend.