Call to Holiness 20th Anniversary Dinner

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November 15 at the Sterling Inn Banquet Center; Sterling Inn, 15 Mile and Van Dyke, Sterling Heights, MI.

6 pm—Social Hour with video highlights from past conferences

7 pm—Dinner served

7:45 pm – Fr. Eduard Perrone will share the history of Call to Holiness – “Then and Now”.

All past speakers have been invited and will be recognized

Recognize past and present Board members

8:00 pm Keynote Speaker:  Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society.

On Friday, November 15, 1996 the first Call to Holiness Conference began at the Sterling Inn near Detroit, Michigan. It was a direct response, both spiritual and educational, to the dissident Call to Action Conference taking place at the same time at Cobo Hall in Detroit. Fr. Hardon, S.J. and Fr. Perrone, pastor of Assumption Grotto Parish along with lay leaders organized the conference in only four months. Mother Angelica mentioned it on EWTN and came as the key note speaker. There have been 15 conferences, plus dinners and other functions since then as the group continues to serve the Church.

Child care will be available including pizza and entertainment. Reservations are required.

Tickets are sold according to desired entree selection. Tables of 10 are available for discount price.

Dinner tickets and further information at:

Arsonist Destroys St Vincent de Paul Donation Bins containing 1,500 pounds of clothing and household goods

Charity asking the public for donations to support those in need

 Three St Vincent de Paul donation bins containing over 1,500 pounds of donated clothing and household goods were destroyed by fire, determined by police to be caused by arson, at the St Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and Donation Center located at  – 3760 Fort Street, Lincoln Park, MI 48146.    St Vincent de Paul staff saw the burnt and destroyed bins when they came to open for business today.     

“The St Vincent de Paul family is feeling blessed that nobody was hurt and that the store did not catch on fire,” said spokesperson Michelle St. Pierre, “however, we estimate several thousand dollars of donated goods along with the bins were destroyed and we’re asking the public to help us in restoring the lost items.”   

St Vincent de Paul is accepting gently used clothing and household goods at any of their 11  Thrift Stores and Donation Centers.  Monetary donations can be made at  A  list of all store and donation centers for drop offs of goods can be found at  

A police report has been filed with the Lincoln Park police, who state the fire was arson.   St Vincent De Paul is waiting to receive the fire department report as the arson took place last night and the Lincoln Park fire department responded at that time.

About St Vincent de Paul:  For over 130 years, St. Vincent de Paul has provided vital services in Southeast Michigan, including food, shelter, medical and dental care, utility assistance, disaster relief and emergency support.  Additionally, SVdP operates 11 thrift stores throughout the community and provides outreach programs to the youth and elderly including Camp Ozanam and the Matchan Nutrition Center. SVdP assists more than 300,000 households annually. To learn more, call 877 ST VINCE (788-4623) or visit

Downriver Focus on Life 2015 Annual Benefit Dinner


“The Light After the Darkness:  Giving Birth to a Child Conceived in Rape”

Shauna Prewitt is an attorney, author, and advocate for victims of rape.  While a college student, she was raped and became pregnant by her attacker.  After deciding too continue the pregnancy and raise her child, she was shocked to learn that her attacker was pursuing custody of the baby girl.  Even more astonishing was that few state had laws to prevent rapists from exercising custody privileges.

Provoked by these events and determined to make a difference, Shauna enrolled at Georgetown Law School in 2006.   While a student there, she authored the first scholarly piece to examine the legal protections afforded to women who conceive through rape. Since publication her piece has received a great deal of attention from legal scholars, legislators, and advocacy groups.

Today, Shauna is a practicing attorney and a national legal expert on the laws that protect women who become pregnant from rape.  She is frequently called upon to testify in support of rape legislation and routinely contributes to the national commentary on the need for even greater protections.  Interviews and articles written by Shauna have appeared on CNN, NBC, and other national media.

The Downriver Focus on Life 2015 Annual Benefit Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015.  6:00 PM Welcome, 6:30 PM Dinner and Program, at the ORLANDO FAMILIA BANQUET CENTER, 15001 Sibley Road, Riverview, MI 48193.

Dinner Reservations payable to Upper Downriver Right to Life – not tax deductible.

$40 adult advance reservation(s).  After 10/12 price will increase to $45.00

$25 Student reservation

$375 table of 10 reservtion

Tables of 10 and reservations for two or more:  In order to guarantee seating, it will be necessary to provide (to the Reservation Coordinator) the names of all those you are reserving seats for, with updates as changes occur.  Everyone will be required to check in at the registration table upon arrival to the dinner.

Payment to be sent to UPPER DOWNRIVER RIGHT TO LIFE, 2010 Eureka Rd., Wyandotte, MI 48192  (734) 775-3618 Lynnanne  Reau (Reservation Coordinator) – enclose following Purchaser Information..  Deadline for mail in reservation is October 12, 2015.  To reserve with a credit card, visit


Wyandotte Yard and Bake Sale to Benefit Right to Life of Michigan Education Office


The Upper Downriver Right to Life group will be holding its Annual Yard and Bake Sale at 2010 Eureka, Wyandotte, MI (Northwest Corner of 20th and Eureka) on  Friday and Saturday (June 12 and 13) from noon—4:00 p.m., and on Sunday (June 14) from 10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.

Donations of household items may be brought M-F from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. before June 9. Please pre-price.

Baked goods should be brought Thursday, June 11 Volunteers needed! Call Chris at 734-282-6100 to volunteer or if you have any questions.

All baby items will be donated to the Lincoln Park Crisis Pregnancy Center

Questions to ask yourself

tsI was reading my daily newsletter from the International Fellowship of Christian and Jews, and loved the following excerpts from it and decided I should share these questions and the quote.  I hope it will touch you and make yourself ask the same questions, as we humans have a tendency of looking outward more then we look inward.

“A question I often ask myself is: “Who would I be if no one was looking?” The reason this question is so important for us to ask once in a while is because it helps us to check how authentically we are living our lives. Would we say things we don’t say if we weren’t worried what others will think? Would we not say certain things if there was no one to please? Or even, do we do the good things we do because these acts impress others, or do we serve and contribute from a place of sincerity and integrity?”

“Too many people live their lives for other people and miss out on what God has truly put on their heart. I once read an anonymous quote that really drives home this point: “Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt.” Let us all live lives of meaningful contribution, even if not a single person notices – God notices.”

National Relief Charities (NRC) – helping Native American people improve the quality of life.

In Honor of the 32nd Annual Gathering of Nations, (April 25 – 27) I’d be amiss if I didn’t include something about the various Native American nations that started a way of life for me in fighting for indigenous people, not just here in the United States, but around the world.

Over 500 treaties were made with the various Native American nations, and the federal government has broken them all, denying the the resources and land that was taken away from them and forcing them to live on reservations, being abused, and murdered.  The government can (and has) taken away everything they can, but they will never break the spirit of these beautiful people.

Will you join me in working together to improve their quality of life?  Please take the time to read the link below:

mastheadNational Relief Charities (NRC) – helping Native American people improve the quality of life. – National Relief Charities.