ST. ALPHONSUS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
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~ 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: 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)
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.
ALUMNI NEWS and EVENTS
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.
Fall 2020 Newsletter
The fall edition of the newsletter was recently mailed.
The Spring Newsletter was only sent via e-mail. The usual mass mailing is done by a mailing service which was not available due to losing our printer.
If you did not get a copy by email, you can send us you email address at firstname.lastname@example.org Consider supporting the alumni association, click on the "Join" tab above.
3rd ANNUAL ALUMNI PARTY
We had scheduled our Annual Fall Alumni Party for October 18, 2020. However because of the uncertainty of the pandemic we think it is in the best interest of the Alumni to postpone the Party until there is more certainty of the risks. We considered that many of the attendees are older (including ourselves); that we need about 200 attendees to break even on the expenses, and that social distancing would be difficult.
It is our hope that these medical concerns will be brought under control as soon as possible and as circumstances change we can reschedule our get together.
We suggest that Alumni continue to meet with their fellow classmates for breaking bread in smaller groups. We know many of us have great loyalty to the friends we went to school with. So no reason to pause those relationships. Keep in contact in person, by phone or the Internet.
What a blessing that we can return to Mass and celebrate as a community!
Thank you ahead of time for your patience and understanding. Please know that the health and safety of our parishioners is our primary focus. Through it all, we must remember that this virus does not discriminate between gatherings; a group gathered for sacred worship is not immune by the merits of its gathering. It is only through our careful observance of these precautions that we make it possible to resume public Mass.
Please visit the parish website for the guidelines and additional information.
ALUMNI MASS - 1st SATURDAY of the MONTH at 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.
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.
St. Alphonsus-St. Clement Parish
Church: 13540 Gould St
Office: 7469 Calhoun Street
Dearborn, Michigan 48126
Office: (313) 581-5218
Fax: (313) 584-6530
Rev. Linus Kinyua - Pastor
Rev. Gregory Deters, Associate
Dcn. Stephen Bussa - Senior Deacon Emeritus (HFV Chapel)
HENRY FORD VILLAGE CHAPEL
15101 Ford Rd., Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: (313) 846-7712 ext. 1121