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ST. ALPHONSUS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

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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

Fall 2021 Newsletter

The Fall 2021 Newsletter is currently in production. It is expected to be in the mail to paid members near the end of November.

Deadline for submission of articles to newsletter@stalsalumni.org is October 31, 2021.

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

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Fifth Annual Golf Outing and Picnic

This year, we are expanding the golf outing to include a picnic. Last year, due to Covid, the popular buffet dinner normally held in the chalet at Mystic Creek Golf Course (Camp Dearborn) became a Pizza and Beer Picnic in the shelters across from the golf course. The picnic turned into a St. Al’s mini reunion that lasted well after the golf outing ended.

This year there are no excuses. Even if you’re not a golfer, come join the group for the picnic. The the golf outing/picnic will take place on October 2, 2021 with a 9:30 start. Details will follow as they become available.

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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.

CHURCH EVENTS

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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.

https://www.stals-stclem.org/

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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.)

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

Email: info@sta-stc.comcastbiz.net

Parish Website

Rev. Linus Kinyua - Pastor

Rev. Gregory Deters, Associate

HENRY FORD VILLAGE CHAPEL

15101 Ford Rd., Dearborn, MI 48126

Phone: (313) 846-7712 ext. 1121