Welcome to the St. Alphonsus Alumni Association Web Site!
We're here to help foster communication between alumni and to celebrate our special memories of St. Alphonsus Schools.
St. Alphonsus is one of those rare instances where the opening of the school preceded the founding of the parish. The first Catholic services were said in 1842 by the Redemptorist Fathers of Detroit. St. Alphonsus school was established in 1846. It was not until a decade later, in 1852, that a parish was formally organized.
Read more about St. Al's past on the "School History" page.
WE ARE REELIN' IN THE PAST 40 YEARS! Mark these dates now: September 19-21, 2014. Keep on spreading the word and check us out via our Facebook group: "St. Alphonsus Class of 74 reunion"
Maria Sauchuk 313.445.4060 / email@example.com
(See Calendar & Reunions for more info.)
Class of 1964 - Event begins with Mass at 11:00 AM at St. Alphonsus Church on Sunday Sept. 21, 2014. Following Mass the party will be from 1:30 PM to 7:00PM at Park Place @ 23400 Park St. in Dearborn 48124. The cost is $40.00 per person/ $75 per couple and this includes a buffet dinner and drinks. Send payment to Connie Sulkoski Kanclerz 32550 Oakley, Livonia 48154 by Nov. 1, 2013. Direct questions to Connie at : firstname.lastname@example.org Anne Marie Livo is assembling a memory book. If you have any special memories, a favorite quote or old pictures to share please email Anne Marie: email@example.com
Event organizers are targeting late summer of 2015 but have not settled on a specific date yet. Stay tuned for details. Contact people are:
Does any one know how to contact the classmates listed below?
Diane Fisher Helen McGuigan Mary Kaye Williams Karen Zielonko
(From the Voice December 9, 2012)
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the parish representatives met with our Regional Bishop Francis Reiss in response to a request made by St. Barbara and St. Cunnegunda Parishes to continue to remain together and not combine with St. Alphonsus and St. Clement. After listening to the comments made by the various committee members, Bishop Reiss agreed to support their request. St. Barbara and St. Cunnegunda are to work toward merging into one parish. St. Alphonsus and St. Clement parishes are to cluster within a year, if not sooner for practical purposes, and then merge by June 2014. This will continue to include responsibility for pastoral care at Henry Ford Village, where currently Mass is being celebrated on Sunday as well as on two weekdays. The representatives of our two parishes will begin working toward bringing the various parish organizations together and discussing ways in which we can combine efforts that currently are being done separately. Certainly the Mass schedule at each church will reflect the eventual sharing of one pastor.
For previous articles on "TOGETHER IN FAITH', click here.
(From the Voice December 9, 2012)
The church roof repair work has begun. It is budgeted for $50,000. Each fall, the boilers in our buildings must be inspected to be licensed, and needed repairs come to our attention at that time. The cost has thus far reached $14,000. And soon the large heating bills will present themselves. To those parishioners who did not contribute to the Catholic Services Appeal in the spring or to the Changing Lives Together last fall, consider a donation toward these expensive repairs. All of your donation at Christmas stays in the parish. And for those who perhaps hesitated in donating because of the uncertainty of the parish’s future, that is no longer a valid reason to withhold support. Our parish St. Vincent de Paul Society has been very hard at work in assisting many families and individuals. So often during the holiday season, those in need have few places to turn, especially when they sincerely want to make their family’s celebration joyful. Our parishioners are to be commended for your financial support and food donations, and the spectacular response to the Giving Tree. Please continue to pray for those in need and also for those who are the instruments of God’s compassion and charity. This year the season of Advent is the shortest possible. Make time to hear the voice of the Lord as he calls. Sometimes we can benefit from looking at our faith journey in a new way. Advent is very much about perspective—the one offered by God as to who we are and where we’re headed. And the Sacrament of Reconciliation helps us refresh that perspective. God bless your week. — Fr. L.
In late 2010, Fr. Lesniak began an effort to restore the altar at St. Alphonsus Church, including painting of the statues.
Follow this link to watch a video about the restoration project: http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/25951537/detail.htmlSEE PHOTOS OF THE COMPLETED ALTAR RENOVATIONS HERE.