Religious Events Around Downriver – The News Herald

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Michigan Right to Life: Downstream Regional High School Oratory Contest at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Southgate Public Library. Entrants will research, write and present a 5-7 minute pro-life speech to a jury on one of the following programs: abortion, infanticide, stem cell research/human cloning, euthanasia. Prices include local ($125 – $75 – $50), state ($500 – $300 – $200), and national ($1,000 – $750 – $500 – $250). The deadline for registration is March 19. For more information or to receive an application, email [email protected] or call 734-282-6100.

Fish Dinners: St. Paul United Church of Christ, 24158 Goddard Road (one block west of Telegraph), Taylor, 4-6 p.m. (drive-thru only) Fridays – March 11, March 18 , March 25, April 1, April 8 and April 15. $12 for adults, $4 for children 4-12 years old. For more information, call 313-291-1221

Lenten Dinners at Our Lady of the Scapular Parish: Every Friday of Lent (until April 13), including Good Friday at 2609 10th St., Wyandotte, 3-7 p.m. or while supplies last squares. Featuring: Beer Breaded Cod Dinners – $10, $9 and $8, Polish Dill Pickle Soup – $5 prepared by Fr. Mark and Pierogi – $6 (1/2 dz. uncooked – kraut or potato cheese) made at Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit. Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. For more information, call 734-284-9135.

Lenten Dinners at St. Andre Bessette: The St. Andre Bessette Parish Center is located at 4250 W. Jefferson Ave. Ecorse (in the rear car park behind the church). Lenten dinners are held from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. or sold out, every Friday (March 11, 18 and 25, April 1 and 8) and from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. or sold out on Friday, April 15 . There are adult and children’s dinners: shrimp, salmon patties, baked or fried cod, homemade macaroni and cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches on deli bread. Dinner prices start at $7 for an adult dinner and $4 for a child dinner (1/2 the adult portion). Dinners include tax and your choice of baked potatoes, fries or homemade mac and cheese. Also included will be coleslaw and bread and butter. Lunches will be take out only. Call 313-383-8514 ext 17 or 734-288-7996 (if busy, keep trying) after 9 a.m. to pre-order your takeout or visit the Parish Center (entrance gates) during hours Lenten dinner to place an order.

Sale of Easter baskets for children: Parish of Our Lady of the Scapular, 2609 10th St., Wyandotte. Buy one for someone special or ALMSGIVING, sponsor a child or children in need with an Easter basket. $10 per basket. All sponsored baskets are donated to MiMi’s Mission which strives to help those in need in the Downriver area. Baskets available at the parish hall on Fridays of Lent from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. To sponsor a child or children online, visit or call the parish office at 734-284-9135.

Current events

Community Meals at Southpoint Church: Free hot meals for those in need on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Southpoint Church 5699 Fort Street, Trenton.

Sunday School: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Youth, 2803 1st Street, Wyandotte, hosts Sunday School for children in kindergarten through fifth grade every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. The youth group meets once a month to a community service project and a Bible lesson for students. sixth to 12th. Face masks are mandatory until further notice in the St. Stephen’s building. For more information, call 734-284-8777 or email [email protected]

Toilet Pantry: Rockwood First Congregational Church, 22600 Mather Street Rockwood, hosts a Toilet Pantry, which provides personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies, lightly used clothing, and some food items. All items are free. The pantry will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the last Monday of each month. If this Monday is a public holiday, the pantry will be open the previous Monday. For more information, call 734-379-3711 or

Downriver Women’s Social Group: Join women at Rockwood First Congregational Church, 22600 Mather Street, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m., for conversation and friendship. Some ring crafts for working or board games/playing cards. Some arrive late or leave early, others bring a lunch bag and eat together. No contribution; No religious affiliation required. We wear masks and enter through the side door. For more information, call Emily Dye at 248-478-3412.

Holy Hours with Rosary Display, Divine Mercy Rosary, and Blessing: Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. before the 7 p.m. Mass at Our Lady of the Scapular at Our Lady of the Mount Carmel, Tenth Street and Superior Blvd., Wyandotte. Everyone is invited, not just the Knights.

Food Pantry: Every Thursday, DownRiver Church hosts an Emergency Food Pantry for a day-long food supplement for individuals and families living in DownRiver communities. The pantry is open every Thursday between 10 a.m. and noon. Participants must bring their driver’s license or state-issued ID to participate. DownRiver Church is located at 14400 Beech Daly, Taylor. For more information, call the church office at 734-442-6100.

DownRiver Church Worship Service: Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Strict social distancing guidelines are in effect. A mask covering the mouth and nose is required to enter the building. If you don’t feel well, don’t come to worship; stay home and stay safe. Let us know if you feel unwell so we can pray for you at Online worship is also available via Facebook Live every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. DownRiver Church is located at 14400 Beech Daly (between Northline and Eureka) in Taylor. For questions, email: [email protected] or call 734-442-6100.

Our Lady of the Scapular Parish: Masses are held Saturdays at 5 p.m. (streamed live on Facebook and available on YouTube), Sundays at 9 a.m. (Polish/English) and 11 a.m. (English). Masses on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday take place at 7 p.m. Friday mass is at 12 p.m. except the first Friday when it is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 976 Pope John Paul II Avenue, Wyandotte. For more information, visit or call 734-284-9135.

Celebrate Recovery: Celebrate Recovery is a biblically balanced 12-step recovery program that helps people overcome hurts, blockages, and habits; it is a Christ-centered program that uses the teachings of Jesus to help individuals break free from painful life issues and addictive behaviors in a safe, anonymous, and confidential environment; the program is offered at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at Kirby Church, 2773 Will Carleton Road, Flat Rock; for more information, call 734-789-1260.

Christian Business Men’s Connection: Luncheon meeting the third Monday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at Ramsey’s, in Trenton, 2747 Jefferson, just north of West Road. Lunch, guest speakers, open discussions, non-denominational. Lunch is free for new participants. For more information, call John at 734-692-1421 or Milton at 734-675-8999.

Rockwood First Congregational Church Talk: Every Wednesday at 4 p.m., led by retired seminary teacher Tony Kramer. The church is located at 22600 Mather Street, Rockwood. For more information, call 734-379-3711. Visit

Recharge: First United Methodist Church of Flat Rock, 28400 Evergreen, hosts Recharge at 6:30 p.m. on the first, second, and fourth Wednesdays and includes songs and a short uplifting message and time for prayer; the evening is meant to help kick-start the rest of the week. For more information, 734-782-2565.

Hours of Service: Spirit of Truth Family Church holds Sunday service at 11:30 a.m. at 3744 Carleton-Rockwood Road, South Rockwood, and at 6:30 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays at 22144 North Huron River Drive, Rockwood.

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