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.
The following announcement was published in The Voice and in the St. Clements Bulletin on July 5, 2015:
St. Alphonsus and St. Clement Merger
On June 18, 2015, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree that will merge St. Alphonsus and St. Clement Parishes effective October 1, 2015. For two weekends, that is until July 12, the aforementioned decree will be placed at the entrance of our Church for review. A certified copy of the decree may be obtained from the Parish office upon request. For additional assistance in understanding the details of the announcement, you may contact the Office of the Chancellor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark your calendars! Sunday, September 20, 2015 is the date of The Traveling Catholic's Mass Mob event at St. Alphonsus Church. Mass will be at 11:00 AM. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available. Spread the word....let's fill the church to standing room only....like the good old days!!!!!
For more information on the Traveling Catholic's Mass mob click here: The Traveling Catholic's Mass Mob
and on Facebook: The Traveling Catholic's Mass Mob on Facebook
SAVE THE DATE! Our big event will be held September 5, 2015 at the Meadowbrook Country Club 40941 W. Eight Mile Rd. Northville MI 48167. Event contact people are:
Does any one know how to contact Helen McGuigan and Mary Kaye Williams?
The following article was published in The Voice and in the St. Clements Bulletin on April 26, 2015:
The Transition Team met on Tuesday, April 14, to continue its ongoing discussion for merging the two parishes. The following is an update as to where we are in the planning process.
The Transition Team was requested to study data for both parishes and make recommendations to the Archbishop. The proposed recommendation to the Archbishop is to merge both parishes, forming one new parish with three worship sites (including Henry Ford Retirement Village-HFV) and one pastor, with an effective date of July 1, 2015. The merger will result in one worship site closing by July, 2016. The new parish will have one year to discern which worship site remains open.
What will happen between now and July 1, 2015?
All parishioners (St. Alphonsus and St. Clement will be invited to attend a town hall meeting. There will be one meeting for both parishes—all will hear the same message. Tentative dates for the meeting are Sunday, May 31 or June 7 at 1:00 pm. The meeting will be held at an offsite, still to-be-determined location.
June 28, 2015, each parish will celebrate a closing Mass for their respective site.
By July 1, 2015:
—Current staff positions will end. Employees must reapply for positions and be re-hired by the new parish as appropriate.
—Parish organizations, commissions and ministries are dissolved.
—Operating budgets and bank accounts are consolidated.
Effective July 1, 2015:
—There will be one parish with three worship sites (includes HFV).
—Newly developed Mass schedules will be implemented. Mass schedule for HFV remains unchanged.
—There will be one parish bulletin.
—The merged parish will have a new name. A possible name for the merged parish might be St. Alphonsus-St. Clement.
The town meeting gives the parish community an opportunity to get together to discuss the recommendations proposed by the Transition Team regarding the merger of the two parishes based upon information reviewed so far. The meeting is an opportunity for you to come and listen to a presentation, ask questions and voice your opinions regarding the merger. It is a challenging time for our faith community and we encourage you to attend and make your voices heard. Please check the parish bulletin for future updates. Remember to keep the transition Team members in your prayers.
The following article was published in The Voice and in the St. Clements Bulletin on May 10, 2015:
Town Hall Meeting—Merging St. Alphonsus and St. Clement Parishes
Sunday, May 17 at Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave. Parking behind the building. Meeting will be held in the first floor auditorium on your left as you enter from the parking lot. This meeting is an opportunity for you to come and listen to a presentation, ask questions and voice your opinions regarding the merger. There will be only ONE town hall meeting prior to merging the 2 parishes. We encourage you to attend & make your voices heard. Doors open at 12:30 pm, meeting begins at 1:00 pm.