ST. ALPHONSUS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
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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.
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
Tom Rashid, Class of 1973
St. Alphonsus Athletic Director 1977 - 1984
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Dec. 4 – Thomas M. Rashid, who served as associate director for two executives during 18 years with the Michigan High School Athletic Association, died Friday, Dec. 3, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 66.
Prior to joining the MHSAA staff, Rashid served as director of physical education and athletics for the Archdiocese of Detroit, and as Director of the Catholic High School League, for 25 years.
He became athletic director at St. Alphonsus in 1977, serving in that position for seven years before working in the same capacity at Riverview Gabriel Richard for slightly more than three years until joining the Catholic League staff as assistant director in December 1987. He assumed the Catholic League’s top post the following August.
Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Newsletter
The Fall 2021 Newsletter is currently in production. Since the Spring Newsletter was delivered mid-summer and due to a lack of current news, we are delaying the Fall Newsletter until February 2022. With the holidays upon us, this gives us a little more time to put it together and to also attend to family obligations.
It is expected to be in the mail to paid members during February 2022.
Articles, bios, reunion news and other features can still be submitted. Deadline for submission of articles to email@example.com is January 10, 2022.
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2021 ANNUAL ALUMNI PARTY
We regret that the Fall Alumni Party scheduled for Sunday, November 7, 2021, has been cancelled again for this year. It was a difficult decision made in the interest of continued caution. It appears that Covid and its variants are continuing to cause a health issue. Most of our attendees are over 65 and may be more susceptible to being exposed in an indoor setting. Additionally, we have not had a lot of guests registered and suspect that it could be due to health concerns.
The party was to be held at the Carl E. Stitt American Legion Hall. In recognition of the Alumni Veterans project, a donation will be made to Stitt Hall.
We will issue refunds to those alumni who prepaid and would like a refund. Otherwise, we can either apply the money to dues or to the donation to Stitt Hall.
We hope to have many events in the future and keep the Arrow spirit alive for years to come. Thank you for your continued support of our Alumni organization.
Christmas Mass Schedule
NOTE: No 8:30 AM Mass on Friday, Dec. 24
Dec. 24 Christmas Vigil 4:00 PM
Dec. 25 Christmas Day
9:00 AM and 11:00 AM
There is NO 4pm Mass on Saturday, Dec. 25
Dec. 26 Feast of the Holy Family
9 AM (Live-stream) and 11 AM
Parish office is closed Dec. 24 and will reopen on Dec. 27 at 9:00 AM
Dec. 31 Mary, Mother of God 8:30 AM
Jan. 1 is not a Holy Day of Obligation, Regular Mass Times Resume
What a blessing that we can return to Mass and celebrate as a community!
The general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days expired on Saturday, March 13, 2021.
We encourage those who can to come and join your parish family in celebrating Mass on Sunday. Sunday Mass and keeping the Lord's Day holy, is still an obligation for all.
Please visit the parish website for the guidelines and additional information.
Online Mass from
St. Alphonsus – St. Clement
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 8:30 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
HENRY FORD VILLAGE CHAPEL
15101 Ford Rd., Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: (313) 846-7712 ext. 1121