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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

Mass Time change on Monday, January 19th Mass will be celebrated at 9:45 a.m. in the School Chapel.

Fr. Pat Collins will have presentations on Evangelization in the School Meeting Room at 7 p.m. on the following Wednesday: January 28th. He will also have a presentation on Thursday, January 22nd.

Fr. Pat will also offer a mini parish retreat on Friday, January 23rd 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Parish Meeting Room (located in the Rectory)

Invitation to Coffee & Donuts
All are invited to the School Meeting Room for coffee & donuts on January 18th after the 9 a.m. Mass continuing through 11:30 p.m.

St. Valentine Parish Council Meeting Minutes for December 16th, 2014

Guided by the Holy Spirit, we strive to live and share the Good News of Jesus Christ so that all may come to know God. As a Catholic Church and School Community we welcome, serve, teach, learn, reconcile and provide comfort and hope in the spirit of St Valentine.

In Attendance: Fr Socorro, Fr Henry, Lisa Alexander, Dan Benard, Kate Doerfler, Hugh Doody, Beth Jachman, Joe Kelly, Jeff Kramer, Eileen MacDonell, Mike Nowak, Alan Pawlik, Allison Wright, Bob Zimmerman

Opening Prayer: 7:33pm

New Business:

· 23-JAN-2015: “Super Bowl” Dodge ball Tournament. $10 per team. Proceeds benefit Redford Interfaith. Teams of (8); canned food donations requested from participants. Should PC field/sponsor a team?

· Irish Pub Night confirmed; date set for 28-FEB-2015. Official advertisements will go out after the Men’s Club Super Bowl party.

· 25% response from commissions on “Thank You Dinner”. New format discussed; will take place in the St. Valentine School Meeting Room as a meeting, not a dinner.

Old Business

· Generous donation received to fund future Coffee, Cider & Donuts events. Ellen MacDonell drafted setup/take-down instructions. Each instance will be sponsored by a commission with (2) PC members assisting with setup. Sponsoring commission will showcase their mission & purpose to parishioners.


Pastoral update:
Vicariate position was accepted by Walt Bankowski.

New initiative for St. Valentine to form a Vocation committee. Looking for volunteers.

Fr Henry will be leaving for vacation 01-JAN-2015, returning 30-JAN-2015. Fr Pat Collins will arrive 30-DEC-2014 to cover the entire time.

A joint PC potluck @ OLL has been pitched for this Spring. Date TBA.

Christian Service:

Distributing poinsettias to homebound parishioners 20-DEC-2014.

Angel’s Place food drive coming up in February.

Finance Commission:

Financial disclosure statement coming in a new, condensed format. Will include MTD and YTD figures.


Festival of Lessons & Carols; (65) parishioners + choir. Well received.

Lenten theme suggestions welcome.

Stations of the Cross dates set. Looking for volunteers to do the reading.


Prioritized their list of things needing repair.

Walkthrough of the school performed by Bill Charleton.

Working on replacing the heavy duty carts used to move the folding tables.

Assessing the sewer line located near the maintenance door & dumpsters.


Discussed the option of group baptisms during mass. Consensus was that it is a positive thing. Topic tabled until next meeting.

Closing prayer: Led by Fr Henry at 9:02pm – Next meeting 21-JAN-2014 @ 7:30pm














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

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This page last updated on January 18, 2015