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Engaging Your Faith

Come and immerse yourself with our in-depth “Engaging Your Faith” program, with sessions designed to help you build community, explore Biblical history, deepen your prayer life, and focus on personal wellness. 

If you prefer not to register with a credit card, select “Pay onsite with cash or check”
or contact Sr. Noel Marie Gabriel

248-634-5566 |

Caregivers Need Care Too!

September 23
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  $35 (includes lunch)

Presented by Jamie LaLonde and Teri Schmitchen

Caregiving is a beautiful gift one person gives to another. Join us for a session honoring and supporting those who are caring for others. This interactive session will cover the best tools to include in your caregiver toolbox, plus tips and techniques to help you as a caregiver stay healthy, positive and energized. We will provide opportunity for education, discussion and relaxation. 

Jamie LaLonde is the Executive Director of Angela Hospice. Prior to joining Angela Hospice in 2021, Jamie Lalonde spent 15 years working with the geriatric population in residential and healthcare settings. She is a licensed Master of Social Work and earned a graduate certificate in gerontology through Eastern Michigan University. She completed the Nursing Home Administrator Program at Ferris State University and works as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work.

Teri Schmitchen is the Director of Integrative Therapies & Volunteer Services with Angela Hospice. She is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor and an Opus Peace ambassador. Her work with integrative therapies has led her to develop complementary programming, including both aromatherapy and Healing Touch. Ms. Schmitchen works with volunteers and staff, as well as patients and caregivers, helping people to manage the stress of end-of-life care.

The Rescue Project

Thursdays, Sept 28 - Nov 16
10 - 11:30 a.m.  |  Free session + $15 for material costs

Presented by Deb and Joe Buczkowski

The Rescue Project is a compelling foundational gospel proclamation that provides a lens through which to see the state of the world from God’s perspective. In doing so, participants recognize obstacles, limitations and a broader perspective of God’s call uniquely in their own lives. An eight-week experience of community, conversation, prayer and the story of the gospel. We offer you a way to make sense of the world in a vastly different way than the modern world tells it. Each of the 8 sessions builds upon the previous one. We invite you to be a part of this continuous learning process by attending each Thursday session.

Deb Buczkowski is a trained spiritual director from the archdiocese of Oklahoma. A facilitator for Ignatian spiritual exercises, she has held several catechetical positions and is involved in the Rescue Project. She is a producer for public access TV in Michigan and has written, voiced and produced radio spots for Oklahoma Catholic Broadcasting, an EWTN affiliate. 

Joe Buczkowski served as the assistant director of operations for the Oklahoma Fellowship of Catholic Men, which sponsors and runs the longest continuous men’s conference in the United States. Joe has contributed to voiceover projects for Oklahoma Catholic Radio since 2016, when he wrote, voiced and produced promotional spots that aired across Oklahoma. Joe is currently an active member of the Detroit Cursillo movement and the Rescue Project.

The Drama of Genesis

Oct 14 - From Paradise Lost to Flood
Nov 11 - God's Promise to Abraham
Dec 9 - Generations of Promise

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |   $35 month (includes lunch)

Presented by William Kangas, Ph.D.   

Discover the biblical foundations that set the stage for God’s great work of redemption in Jesus Christ. In this class, you will learn how the book of Genesis is a framework for understanding sin and salvation. Through the book of Genesis, you will trace how God restored his relationship with his people through his promise and actions. 

Dr. William (Billy) Kangas has worked as a youth minister, church music director, and protestant minister. He received a BA in religious studies from Regent University and an MDiv from North Park theological seminary. After converting to Catholicism in 2013, he went to Catholic University, where he earned a PhD in liturgy and sacramental theology. As the national Catholic fellow for Bread for the World, Dr. Kangas has spent the past 10 years focusing on equipping disciples to live out the call to feed the hungry. He co-founded Cultivate Coffee and Taphouse and serves as COO for Hope Clinic.