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Welcome to St. Valentine's Web Site. As a faith-filled community located in Redford Township MI, we are celebrating our 66th Anniversary as a parish. Fr. Socorro Fernandes, SAC, is our Pastor and Fr. Henry Rebello, SAC, is our Associate Pastor.

Mass Times

Saturday Mass time is at 5:00 p.m.
Our Sunday Masses are at 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.


Confessions every Saturday at 3:30 pm in Church

Weekday Mass Schedule
All Masses at 8:30 am
Monday, Thursday & Friday in the School Chapel
Tuesday's Mass will be held in Church


The Deceptive Face of Evil

There is a parable being said about Good and Evil. One day, Good and Evil met upon the shore of the sea. They said to each other, “let us disrobe and bathe in the sea.” After they bathed in the sea for some time, Evil came to the shore and clothed itself with the garment of Good and walked away. Later Good too came out of the shore and found that its clothes had been taken away by Evil. Feeling ashamed to go naked, Good garmented itself with the clothes of Evil.

To this day, both Good and Evil walk around in their disguised clothes. Only some who know the face of Good and Evil are able to identify their true nature in spite of their garments.

Today’s Gospel reading sheds light on the theme of Evil. We may dispute the origin of Evil, but we certainly can’t dispute its reality. Evil is stark, grim and colossally real. In everyday life we see evil in the form of tragic lust, ruthless murders and inordinate selfishness.

In the book of Genesis, unmistakably the Bible affirms the reality of evil in the story of the Serpent, which injects discord into the harmonious symphony of life in the Garden of Eden.

In today’s Gospel, Jesus in the parable of the wheat and weeds clearly affirmed the reality of evil. Jesus does not give a philosophical explanation of the origin of evil, but He affirmed its reality. The weeds are not only useless but also harmful.

Evil has a seed of destruction within itself. Evil has a day of judgment, a day of harvest, on that day it will be gathered and burnt.

Another question, which we have to confront now is: why God does not destroy evil now? If God were to do so, none of us would be alive. All of us are a mixture of good and bad. We must constantly work towards holiness. May, we by the assistance of God free ourselves from evil, and thus move towards God who is the giver of eternal life.

Fr. Henry Rebello SAC


Parish Mission Coming This Fall

St. Valentine's Parish Mission -• Three (3) evenings—October 5 thru 7
• Featuring: Fr. Bill Cieslak - Capuchin Province of St. Joseph
• Save the dates; watch our bulletin for more detail


St. Valentine Vacation Bible School - June, 2014


Golf Outing

The St. Valentine Men’s Club will be hosting a Golf Outing, Sunday, August 3 with tee times starting at noon. This will be a 4-person scrambles format open to all and will be played at Glenhurst Golf Course. For $60 per person, you get 18 holes with cart, hot dog and chips at the turn, closest to the hole on Par 3’s, skins, steak dinner and beverages back at the Gym after golf.

Contact John Dziurgot at 313-937-0027 or 313-318-9056 for more information and to register your group. Individuals are welcome also. Money must be received by July 27th.


 

Save the Dates !

 

 

Annual Parish Picnic will be held on Sunday, August 17th. Make your plans now to attend !
Nineth Annual Fun Run and Spaghetti Dinner will take place on Sunday, September 21st. Start lacing up your tennies !

 






Guided by the Holy Spirit we strive to live and share the Good News of Jesus Christ. As a Catholic Community we welcome, serve, teach, reconcile, give comfort and hope in the spirit of St. Valentine.


Phone: 313-532-4394
Fax: 313-537-2237


Rectory Office Hours :

Mon. - Fri. ~ 8:30am - 4:00pm
Office closed for lunch 11:30am - 12:30pm

Please send your questions or comments to us at
St. Valentine Parish.
This page last updated on July 18, 2014