PASTORAL CARE

Funerals

We ask that in the event of the death of a loved one that you contact the Funeral Home of your choice. All the arrangements will then be made with the church through the Funeral Home for any service(s).
We will try to accommodate you with the day and time of services you would like but that will depend upon the availability of the church.  If you are not using the services provided by a Funeral Home, please contact the parish directly at 586-781-4901

Bereavement

 St. Kieran  sponsors a peer support group in collaboration with Widowed Friends, a Archdiocesan affiliated bereavement group  that is facilitated by  bereavement ministers, who have also lost loved ones, and have received training to effectively and sensitively facilitate the group.  The group experience is a 6-week process, and is offered twice a year (fall and spring). Please call 586-781--4901

Ministry to the Sick and Homebound

Jesus spent much of his time on Earth ministering to and comforting people struggling with illness or injury. Here at St. Kieran, we follow in his footsteps by reaching out to the sick and injured in two ways: (1) anointing those who are ill and (2) bringing the Eucharist to people who are homebound, in nursing homes, or in the hospital.

 

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament that is offered to those who are seriously ill, dying, have grown weak under the burden of years or are facing surgery or hospitalization. It is celebrated at St. Kieran twice a year or by appointment. Arrangements can be made for the anointing of a homebound parishioner at any time. Please remember that this sacrament should be celebrated before your loved one is actively dying.   

Please call the Parish Office at 586-781-4901

Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick

Celebrating the Eucharist is at the very heart of our faith. However, because of illness or injury, many of our fellow Catholics in our area cannot join in the celebration. To ensure that these community members stay connected to us, St. Kieran sponsors the Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick through which Eucharistic ministers bring communion to individual homes, These volunteers are a wonderful volunteers that work quietly, diligently, and lovingly to bring our Lord to those who could not otherwise receive communion.

 

Please contact us if you or a loved one would like to have a Eucharistic Minister visit you   

Or 

If you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister to the Sick?

We are always in need of more volunteers and hold training periodically throughout the year.

pat@stkieran.org

586-781-4901

Annulments

“Annulment” is the word used to refer to a Catholic “declaration of nullity,” when a Church tribunal (a Catholic Church court) declares that a marriage thought to be valid according to Church law actually fell short of at least one of the essential elements required for a binding union.

 

The Catholic Church presumes that marriages are valid and lifelong; therefore, unless the ex-spouse has died, the Church requires the divorced Catholic to obtain a declaration of nullity before re-marrying. The tribunal process seeks to determine if something essential was missing from the couple’s relationship from the the time of the wedding. If so, then the Church can declare that a valid sacramental marriage was never actually brought about on the wedding day.

Learn more at www.foryourmarriage.org/catholic-marriage/church-teachings/annulments/

 

The Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Detroit processes the annulment requests that are submitted through St. Kieran. Learn more at http://www.aod.org/being-catholic/marriage-and-family/annulment-information/

How to start the process

Several steps are involved when asking for a declaration of nullity (or annulment). 

To start the process, please contact us

586-781-4901

pat@stkieran.org

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Parish Tel: 586-781-4901

Faith Formation:  586-781-6515

Youth Ministry:  586-781-5SKY (5759)
Fax: 586-781-6516

53600 Mound Rd.

Shelby Township, Michigan

48316

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