When the word mercy is spoken, many associations can come to mind: second chances, overlooking sins, not being legalistic, the list could go on. While all of these could be seen as related to a proper understanding of mercy, greater clarity would be helpful if we are really to benefit from this emphasis—and not be deceived about what mercy really is. So, where do we get our best understanding of mercy? God reveals it to us in Sacred Scripture.
There is a striking passage in the first letter of John that tells us from where we get our understanding of love. As we shall see, mercy is really a dimension of love: “In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him. In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins” (9-10). It is from contemplating his love for us that we come to understand what true love and true mercy are.
- Excerpt from an article by Dr. Ralph Martin. Published in The Mosaic, by Sacred Heart Major Seminary.
You can register your children for this year's Vicariate Vacation Bible School with the registration form available here. It will be held June 27 - July 1 at Divine Child Parish from 9:00 a.m. to Noon daily.
Hear Archbishop Allen Vigneron and Bishop Michael Byrnes talk about the New Evangelization in the Archdiocese of Detroit. “The New Evangelization unfolding and breathe new life into the Church in Detroit. Unleash the Gospel is a major push to change the DNA of the Church in Detroit to one of a Body of Christ on mission. What we are attempting is nothing less than a radical overhaul of the Church in Detroit, a complete reversal of our focus from inward, or maintenance-focused, to outward, or mission-focused. We seek to bring about this change first in our hearts, through an encounter with Christ. Then in our homes as we grow in our faith. And finally in our culture as we become a witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ." -Visit the Archdiocese of Detroit website to watch more online.
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession on Sunday, May 29, 2016. You are cordially invited to join us for Mass at 11:30 a.m., followed by a Eucharistic procession along Michigan Avenue, Howe Street, Garrison Street and Military Street, concluding with a short period of prayer in church before the Blessed Sacrament and benediction. Invite your family, a friend or neighbor as well. In the event of rain, we will omit the procession and conclude with a short time of prayer in church before the Blessed Sacrament and benediction.
When the Eucharist is carried through the streets in a solemn procession with singing,
the Christian people give public witness of faith and devotion through the sacrament.
(Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass, No. 101)
The same piety which moves the faithful to Eucharistic adoration attracts them to a deeper
participation in the paschal mystery. It makes them respond gratefully to the gifts of Christ
who by his humanity continues to pour divine life upon the members of his body. (No. 80)
In an effort to give Sacred Heart parishioners the opportunity to share your gifts of time, talent and treasure, our Adopt-A-Zone program is back. This program invites parishioners to adopt a particular area on the parish grounds to be maintained during the growing season. If you are interested in adopting a zone please contact Matt or Neil at 313-278-5555 ext 108 or email email@example.com. Zones are filling up fast so be sure to reserve yours soon. Zones 2, 3, 4 and 9 have already been adopted. View the Zone Map here.