Lake Zurich – On the solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence and Servants of Charity renewed their vows. It was a beautiful way for the sisters to bring the gift of themselves to the Newborn King. Fr. Fortunato celebrated Mass at Mt. St. Joseph in Lake Zurich. A modest luncheon was served after Mass.
Fr. Enzo Addari, CEO of St. Louis Center & St. Louis Guanella Village, would like to announce that the Board of Directors of the Michigan Health Endowment Fund has approved a grant of $213,950 to support a program entitled “Montessori Inspired Lifestyle ® for Older Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Dementia.” The grant […]
Saturday, October 27th was a cold, wet day here in Michigan, but members of the Knights of Columbus from Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Michigan Center warmed things up at St. Louis Center by preparing a hot breakfast of pancakes and sausage for the residents who were present that day. Along with breakfast, the […]
Chelsea’s restaurant scene is as vibrant as any small town community’s can be, and when everyone comes together to support a good cause like St. Louis Center, it’s even more exciting when you can sample everyone’s food in one place. That was the case as 21 establishments came together at St. Mary Catholic Church on […]
SLC residents enjoyed Halloween at home on October 30th. To make things fun for all of the residents Tom Arbanas, HR Director, organized the 4th Annual Trunk or Treat. The residents and staff dressed in their costumes to enjoy the event. The evening included a spooky supper courtesy of the kitchen staff, a haunted house […]
Through the generosity of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Chelsea and the local community, St. Louis Center held its 31st Annual Fall Dinner Auction on Saturday, November 10, 2018. It was a true night of giving, as many special presentations were made to support the children and adults who call St. Louis Center their home. As the […]
Grass Lake– Since Fr. Satheesh has been installed as pastor at a Diocesan parish, Fr. Leo Joseph has been named chaplain of Huron Valley Catholic School in his place. Fr. Leo has quickly found favor with parents and students alike. He can often be seen interacting with the students and helping them with their work. In October the preschoolers were learning about color mixing. Fr. Leo dipped his hand in blue paint and a student in red. They high-fived and then stamped their hands on paper to see the results. Fr. Leo had just as much fun as the children.
The Servants of Charity were honored recently with a request from Very Rev. Bishop Earl Boyea of the Diocese of Lansing, MI to provide the Diocese with one of their priests to assist in dealing with a shortage of priests in the area. As a result, Fr. Satheesh Caniton was chosen to fill that role, and was assigned to Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Michigan Center, MI, about 15 miles southwest of SLC. On Monday, October 22nd Fr. Satheesh was installed in a formal ceremony by Bishop Boyea in which all of the members of the local Servants of Charity Community were present, including Very Rev. Umberto Brugnoni, Superior General, and Bro. Franco Lain, 3rd General Councillor from Rome. The Mass and installation ceremonies were beautiful to behold, and a large number of parishioners from Fatima Parish along with many Guanellian Cooperators from the area were present to wish Fr. Satheesh well. Before leaving Michigan, Fr. Umberto also appointed Fr. Satheesh as the new Superior of the Michigan SdC Community.
CHELSEA – The Servants of Charity Community in Michigan was honored to host our Superior General, Very Rev. Umberto Brugnoni and his assistant Bro. Franco Lain, for a five-day visit from Friday, October 19th through Wednesday, October 24th. The purpose of the visit was to provide the new leader of the Servants of Charity with an opportunity to visit St. Louis Center in Chelsea and the Pious Union of St. Joseph in Grass Lake, and to assess the operations of each program and visit their new facilities. Fr. Umberto and Bro. Franco were relaxed and comfortable during their stay, and enjoyed the opportunity to visit their confreres in the United States.
On October 5, 2018, St. Louis Center was honored to host Director Nick Lyon, the Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, (MDHHS). He was accompanied by his Senior Deputy Directors, Farah A. Hanley and Dr. Herman McCall. Also in attendance were Janet Snyder and Kadi Prout, representing the Michigan Federation for […]