Area Events and Announcements
The PAV has two primary ways of communicating our activities and initiatives to parishioners and other interested persons. This page has announcements of events and opportunities open to all. Check back often to see what is available. The PAV Quarterly Newsletter is included in parish bulletins in March, June, September and December. Past issues are always available on this website.
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Marriage Mentor Couple Training Offered
On a combination of two Thursday evenings, 6-9 p.m. (Salad & Pizza & Dessert dinner provided), September 26 and October 3, there will be a Training Program for Mentor Couples. This will take place at St. Mary of the Hills (2675 John R in Rochester Hills) and will train the Mentor Couples to help with Engaged & Newly Married, Marriages in Crisis, and Blended Families (Step) – you can pick the one most comfortable for you. Any couple reasonably happy in their marriage (not perfect) is a candidate for this training, specifically designed for the ten parishes of the Pontiac Area Vicariate (PAV), but any couple from any parish is welcome.
Cost is $70.00 per Mentor Couple, and includes a Marriage Mentor Manual and an online inventory from Prepare-Enrich. We are asking each parish/pastor to subsidize the Mentor Couple as a future resource within each parish. Training will be conducted by
David Grobbel, L.M.S.W., Associate Director, Marriage, Family and Pro-Life for the Archdiocese of Detroit. For more info/application form, contact Denis Naeger at email@example.com or 248-683-2514. More info and registration form.
|Marriage Support Programs
Do you wish you could talk about something besides all the stresses in your life? Are you barely finding time for each other? Has the economy affected your relationship?
Experience a Worldwide Marriage Encounter!
Marriage Encounter is a unique opportunity for married couples to get away from work, kids, chores, and phones - and focus only on each other. Stop arguing about the same old stuff! Get your best friend back! If you would like greater depth, growth, and enrichment in your relationship, you’ll like the difference a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend can make!
Both “In Parish” Weekends and “Overnight” Weekends are available! Take this opportunity - your relationship will go from “just fine” to “phenomenal”! For “In Parish” Weekends, you return nightly to the comfort of your home.“Get Away” Weekends are held at the Quality Inn in Troy.
June 28th-30th - Get away (Quality Inn, Troy)
August 2nd-4th – In Parish at St. Michael’s Livonia
Sept. 13th-15th – Get away (Quality Inn, Troy)
Oct. TBD – In Parish at St. John Vianney Shelby Twp
Nov. 1st-3rd – Get away (Quality Inn, Troy)
SEE and FEEL the transformation of your relationship after the weekend.
For more information or to apply: www.wwme-detroit.org or call 888-322-9963.
Degree Program offered by Cloverdale College
You, or someone you know, can earn a professional Bachelor's Degree in Religious Education from Cloverdale College (Indiana), by registering with the college and taking ten, eight week courses, which are being offered at St. John Fisher Chapel University Parish.
The college offers you credit for five or more years of life experience in church work or volunteer ministry. This is a wonderful program for people who are working full time, raising a family, or interested in learning more about our Catholic Faith!
For more information, visit www.parishservices.org, or contact Nancy Mason Bordley at Parishserv@aol.com.
Cloverdale College is the undergraduate division of the Graduate Theological Foundation.
For more information about Cloverdale, visit
DIVORCE RECOVERY AND SUPPORT GROUP
FOR SINGLE PARENTS OF ALL AGES
When you are a member of this group you will find a place where you may express your anger and frustration while in the company of understanding
and sympathetic people who are also experiencing the terrible trauma of divorce.
From group discussions, speakers, videos and a workbook relating to the stages of recovery for yourself and your children, you will learn how to go beyond the pain and anger, regain your self-esteem and eventually see the
road to recovery and a new life before you.
Meetings are held at St. Mary of the Hills, 2575 John R Rd. on the
2nd and 4th Sat. of each month at 1:30 PM. Child care is provided.
Open to all faiths. Call Shirley at 248-651-2824 to register.
Manresa Retreat House
Manresa Jesuit Retreat House would like to announce the following offerings and events. Registration for any of them can be done by calling the office at 248.644.4933 or on-line at www.manresa-sj.org. Do not miss the opportunity to deepen your walk with the Lord by participating in the prayerful cultivation of your soul.
Pilgrimage to Israel & Jordan – May 6 – 17, 2013; Led by Fr. Bernie Owens, SJ of Manresa
The 10 day tour includes accommodations at three star hotels; three nights in Bethlehem and Tiberias and four nights in Jerusalem. Breakfast and 10 dinners are included with two special dinners at Auberge Shulamit in Tiberias and Samer in Bethlehem. The tour includes a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee! This is a wonderful opportunity to see the Holy Land with Fr. Bernie and make scripture come alive as nothing else can do. More details about the trip can be found on the Manresa Website.
Cost: $4,224. Payment by check will garner a $125 discount.
Contact Manresa for a brochure or other information related to this pilgrimage. You can also find the brochure on-line at www.manresa-sj.org/bro_HolyLand_2013.pdf
For more information, contact Hugh Buchanan 248.644.4933, ext. 11