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Bricks from the school:

The demolition contractor has agreed to save some bricks from the school for alumni. Currently the exact time-frame is unknown but estimated to be late fall - early winter. Further details and suggested donation will be announced once bricks are available. If you would like to be notified when bricks are available, click on the form below. Quantity may be limited, and bricks must be picked up in person.

2022 ANNUAL ALUMNI PARTY

Sunday, October 16th

Carl E Stitt American Legion Hall


After cancelling for the past two years, we are pleased to host the 2022 Annual Alumni Party. The party was held on October 16 and was a great success. Each year this wonderful get together has given Arrows of all ages the chance to reconnect with old friends and reminiscence about our days at St Alphonsus while creating new memories and new friendships.

ST. ALPHONSUS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Welcome!

We need you and your memories!

Please become an important part of the St.Alphonsus diaspora!

Click to join today.

Just $10 /year

Covers September 1 through August 31.

Keeps you in touch, and funds:

~ St. Alphonsus Network~

~ Alumni Scholarship Fund~

~ Alumni Newsletter~

Make a Tax-deductible Donation

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.

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President: Dennis Modzelewski ('69)

5565 Sutters Lane, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301 (248) 855-2591

Vice President: David Katona ('72)

Treasurer: Karen Cardelli Andrusiak ('69)

Secretary: Renee Campau Vasiloff ('72)

Newsletter: Renee Campau Vasiloff ('72)

David Katona ('72)

Website: David Katona ('72)

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ADRIAN DOMINICAN NEWS

The Adrian Dominican Sisters live incredible lives. "Our Dominican Lives: A Sister's Story" is a series of video interviews exploring the lives of the Adrian Dominican family.

Visit adriandominicans.org/MeetDominicans/Sisters and click on the link to "Our Dominican Lives”. Click here for a list with links to interviews of some of the sisters who have served at St. Alphonsus.

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SISTER MARY WILLARD REAGAN, OP

Sister Mary Willard Reagan, baptized Elizabeth Reagan, died on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 95 years of age and in the 76th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Mary Willard was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Willard and Mary Agnes (Dixon) Reagan. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian, received a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in History from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, and earned a Master of Arts degree in History from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

Sister was an elementary teacher for six years at St. Edmund School in Oak Park, Illinois. She ministered in secondary education for 53 years in Port Huron, Dearborn, and Detroit, Michigan. Her ministry includes eight years as teacher at Dominican High School and three years as principal at Rosary High School, both Adrian Dominican Congregation schools located in Detroit. She was the guidance counselor at St. Alphonsus High School in Dearborn for 33 years (1970 to 2003). Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan, in 2004.

During her time at St. Alphonsus she touched the lives of many students and is fondly remembered for her insightful guidance and keen sense of humor. She was a member of the committee that in 1998 got the parish complex designated as a state historical site.

ALUMNI NEWS and EVENTS

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Winter 2022 Newsletter

The Winter 2022 Newsletter will be a special issue about the school. We are running behind the usual schedule. Watch this space for a publication date.

You are invited to submit memories and short stories about your time attending St. Alphonsus to newsletter@stalsalumni.org.

To get on the mailing list join the alumni association, click on the "Join" tab above.

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November 2022 School buildings Update.

The asbestos abatement was completed in early October, except for the first-floor grade school windows which were found to contain asbestos in the sealant around the glass. They will be removed after the fencing is put up. The demolition of the Activities Building, Convent, Grade School, High School, Library and Overhang are pending. DTE has not yet disconnected the utilities, and the contractor cannot safely begin work until this is done. Once the demolition is completed, probably early in 2023, the historic St. Alphonsus Church will be visible from Warren Avenue and Schaefer Road. Enhanced parking and landscaping will be addressed in mid-2023. A driveway and parking will intertwine within the green space with the vision for an Our Lady of Fatima Statue, Stations of the Cross, and memorials. Both Bishop Battersby and Archbishop Vigneron support the parishes plan for its property. All four parcels west of Schaefer Road have been sold.

Meanwhile, the parish and alumni have been working to salvage and find new homes for various items from the schools and convent. These include the following:

The choral risers, science lab equipment, various desks, and furniture to Sacred Heart School, Dearborn.

Desks, furniture, and more science lab equipment to St. Catherine of Siena.

St. Joseph Ypsilanti- file cabinets, preschool tables, preschool chairs, desks, chemistry lab equipment, bookcases.

Divine Child- stainless steel kitchen worktables, pizza oven, rack type shelving units, warming oven, misc. kitchen equipment.

Light fixtures and misc. furniture from the convent went to a local antique resale shop.

Habitat for Humanity-A number of closet doors and miscellaneous woodwork from the high school, grade school chairs and tables, for their resale store.

A clock, folding chair and P.A. speaker from the high school were given to the Dearborn Historical Museum. The door from room 207 in the high school was set aside for them.

Two doors salvaged from the convent were repurposed to create a partition in the church next to the altar for the livestream control station.

The black curtain from the back of the stage to Dearborn Theater.

Alumni Association, gym folding chairs (sold out), gym floor pieces, some tiles from the gym lobby, the blue stage curtain, clocks. These items will be for sale as souvenirs at a later date.

Various other items have been salvaged and moved to a storage location for future use or disposition.

Two sale events were held, in August and October, to allow alumni and parishioners to purchase desks, furniture, and other items salvaged from the buildings.

Online Mass from

St. Alphonsus – St. Clement

We are thankful that so many parishioners are returning to mass. For those who are unable to attend mass in person we are continuing to live-stream mass every weekend so you can remain connected with our parish family by participating in the mass online.

The 4:00 PM Saturday and 9:00 AM Sunday masses can be seen on our YouTube channel. To view the current week’s masses or previously recorded masses visit www.stals-stclem.org and click on “Livestream Schedule”.

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MASS SCHEDULE:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 8:30 a.m.

Saturday Mass: 4 p.m.

(3 p.m.~ Confessions / or by apt.)

Saturday Mass @ Allegria Village: 6 p.m.

Sunday Mass: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

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St. Alphonsus-St. Clement Parish

Church: 13540 Gould St

Office: 7469 Calhoun Street

Dearborn, Michigan 48126

Office: (313) 581-5218

Fax: (313) 584-6530

Email: info@sta-stc.comcastbiz.net

Parish Website

Fr. Terrence Kerner - Administrator

Rev. Gregory Deters, Associate

ALLEGRIA VILLAGE CHAPEL

15101 Ford Rd., Dearborn, MI 48126

Phone: (313) 846-7712 ext. 1121