Weekly Update – 20 December 2013

~The Weekly Update ~

December 20, 2013

Friday of the Third Week of Advent

Greetings GenChrist,

This Sunday we will be meeting to pray the Rosary in the Church at 7:20.  
Please consider helping out at GenChrist by joining our service team.  See below for more details.
Also look below for more information on some fantastic upcoming events!
In Christ,
Christina Galloway
Generation Christ Communications Coordinator
(If you have an event you would like included in the Weekly Update, please email )
News in Brief
Today: Adoration at St. Thomas (All night until 9 am Mass on Saturday)
Today: Upper Room Prayer Meeting at Christ the King (7:45-9:15)
Tomorrow: Sung Vespers at St. Thomas – info
Tomorrow: Caroling for the Elderly – info
December 22: GenChrist Work of Mercy – info
December 22: GenChrist Soccer – info
December 22: GenChrist Rosary – info
December 27: Juventutem Monthly Mass and Dinner – info
December 30: Miles Christi Family Christmas Dinner – info
January 5: GenChrist Christmas Party and Epiphany Exorcisms & Blessings – info
GenChrist Notes:  GenChrist Service Team, An invitation to all newly married couples,  Women’s Discernment Retreat, Michigan Catholic Young Adult Conference
GenChrist Service Team
Please consider helping us on the Service Team next year. If you can help e-mail generation.christ.ann.arbor.Service Team Jobs:
Help put up signs – put Generation Christ signs up on parish doors, and the large banner right outside the parish hall
Help taking down signs – take down the Generation Christ signs and banner
Set Up – help the SCH girls set up the holy hour, chairs and altar
Welcome Greeters – stand on Elizabeth Street before the holy hour to greet people
Welcome Announcements/Prayer – Begin the holy hour by welcoming people and leading the prayer
Musicians – offer your singing or instrumental talents to bring music to the holy hours
Servers – work with the priest or deacon to set up the Eucharistic Adoration holy hour
Powerpoint – organize the music lyrics and any other announcements using powerpoint and control the powerpoint slides during the holy hour
Announcements – at the end of the holy hour announce any upcoming events or Generation Christ related announcements
Pizza Orderer – order pizza for the holy hour social based on the number of attendees at the holy hour. You will always be reimbursed for your purchase. Please keep a copy of your receipt and email the genChrist account with an original copy of the receipt.
Snacks – bring snacks for the social
Fellowship Greeters – After the Holy Hour, greet any people new to Generation Christ, facilitate the social hour and conversation, make sure new people know about the e-mail and Facebook Groups
Clean up – help the SCH girls clean up after the fellowship hour

An invitation to all engaged and newlywed couples
We’d like to invite all engaged and newlywed couples to join us for our Generation Christ Newlywed/Engaged seminar series.  The information for the first seminar in the series is shown below:

Who: Julie and Tom Mussio
What: Praying as a Couple
When: Thursday, January 9 from 7-8 pm
Where: St. Thomas the Apostle Media Center
RSVP: We’ll be ordering pizza for dinner.  Please RSVP by e-mailing so we know how many pizzas to order.
If you would be interested in joining our e-mail list, please e-mail.  Hope to see you there!
-Nicole and Cameron
Women’s Discernment Retreat

1) Diocesan Women’s Discernment Retreat- Feb 15-16th.  Sat. 8:30am- Sun. 1pm.  Women 18 or older who would like to learn more about Religious/Consecrated Life by hearing from Sisters and Consecrated Women themselves.  Mass, Adoration, Confession, talks from Sisters, food, and quiet time.  Call or email Dawn Hausmann for more details: 517-342-2506.


2) Nun Run – Saturday, March 22nd. 7:30am-7:30pm.  One day visit of many convents in the Diocese of Lansing- Great opportunity to visit Religious Sisters and learn about their lives and see their convents. Women 16 or older are welcome to come. (those under 18 need permission slips)  Contact Dawn Hausmann at 517-342-2506 or email:

Michigan Catholic Young Adult Conference
Registration is open for the annual MCYA conference on March 28-29.  Check out their website http://www.micyac2.org/ for more information.
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UPDATE: March 28th 2020
As you are aware, the COVID-19 is a pandemic requiring a big response from everyone to alleviate the spread of the virus. As a result ALL Generation Christ activities are being canceled until further notice! However, St. Thomas do offer below personal prayer, adoration and confession times for your spiritual growth:
1. Personal Prayer: The Parish Hall is open 7 days per week from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. for personal prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Note that these times are slightly different than our previous schedule. 2. Friday Adoration: Adoration will cease until further notice, though we are planning a weekly Friday Holy Hour available on FacebookInstagramYoutube, and our website. We are still solidifying when this will be, but we will let you know as soon as we do. 3. Confessions: Confessions will continue in the Parish Hall:
  • Monday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday through Saturday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Please pray for all unceasingly and know of our prayers for all of you!
This is the generation of those who seek Him. -Psalm 24:6

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