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*** Important Announcement:  Weather Alerts—Winter is upon us! Typically we cancell Mass and other parish activities when the local public schools close.  (CPS & CrosLex)  However, whatever the weather brings, please be safe. 

We will post closures on Facebook (Ave Maria Parish, Lexington, MI), MyParish App (free app), or Remind.  Call the office with your cell phone number or email and we will add you to the Remind List. 

fatherthomasmaikowski2Christ's Mission Appeal

Watch the Message from Bishop Gruss.

A portion of every dollar raised supports twelve special campaigns for missions, social outreach and the support of the Vatican. Through the generous funds to Christ’s Mission Appeal, the diocese makes fixed contributions to these campaigns, rather than through second collections at parishes.

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Congratulations to all! We made our 50% deadline by Thanksgiving. Father kept to his side of the deal.

Our next goal is to reach 88% by Father's Birthday on January 28th.  We will celebrate with him in a big way!  Can you help?



January 23rd: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

bibleThis Sunday we mark the special occasion of the Sunday of the Word of God, on which we recall the importance of the Word of God in our lives, the central role of Sacred Scriptures as we live our lives of discipleship in Our Lord, Jesus Christ. We cannot separate the Word of God from our daily liives. The Word of God must be central to our spiritual lives because it is in God's Word that we can truly learn to live our Christian Faith.

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis instituted this Sunday of the Word of God a few years ago to remind us of this importance, so that as Christians we learn to appreciate and understand the Scriptures better. 

Reading, Reflecting, and Renewing

Begin to break open God’s Word in your home by dedicating some family time each week for a brief reading of a Scripture passage, perhaps the Sunday Gospel. Given the hectic and stressed pace of life and our typically overworked schedules, making fam- ily time for the Bible reminds us of the need to put God first. Gathering around the table of God’s Word enriches and strengthens the experience of family as a “domestic Church.”

Choose a comfortable and quiet place in the home, away from the distractions of television and ringing telephones. Read the passage aloud, and then allow some time for the family to reflect on and share its meaning together. Since Sacred Scripture is the “speech of God as it is put down in writing under the breath of the Holy Spirit” (CCC, no. 81, quoting Second Vatican Council, Dei Verbum, no. 9), this time dedicated to reading puts your family into living com- munication with God. Remind everyone gathered that this family activity brings them to a living encounter with Christ, who is present as the Word among them.

EucharistandangelsAdoration Sunday: January 23rd: 

Come spend some time with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament thanking and praising God through the Sacred Scriptures.  Adoration will be held at St. Mary's from 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm.  The last twenty mins. the Sisters will pray Evening prayer and Night Prayer.  Copies will be provided.




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Eucharistic Adoration of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

NEW TIME:  Come join the Sisters at St. Mary's Church, Sunday and Wednesday at 4:30 pm; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 5:30 pm.

Next Adoration Sunday: January 23, 2022: 1:30 - 5:30 pm.



MAlogoAve Maria Parish Mission Statement

Ave Maria Parish is a Catholic faith community who welcomes all people to our Christian family. We are disciples and sacramental followers of Jesus Christ. In our chosen vocations, we call upon the Blessed Mother’s intercession and recognize the power of the Holy Spirit within each of us to carry out God’s work.

We strive to grow together in holiness through prayer, reception of the sacraments, faith formation and evangelization. Through the grace of God, we extend ourselves to each other and our community to proclaim the love and teachings of Jesus Christ.