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In furtherance of these goals, the Catholic Lawyers Society sponsors several events for its members throughout the year including an annual retreat, masses, Lenten and Advent evenings of reflection and various service projects. Additionally, the society presents an annual scholarship as well as the Monsignor Malloy Award. We invite all who are interested to join us for one of our events.

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Meet the Judges Reception: Thursday, October 15, 2015

2015 Mass for Commerce: Wednesday, October 21

Men's Retreat: October 23-25

CLS welcomes you to attend a weekend men's retreat designed for Catholic lawyers and physicians, along with other groups, at Manresa Jesuit Retreat House, 1390 Quarton Rd. in Bloomfield Hills, from October 23 to October 25.  From past CLS President John Sier:
For those who have attended retreats at Manresa, they know the experience of physical and spiritual renewal achieved through the silence of an Ignatian retreat.  For those who have not yet spent time in quiet reflection at Manresa, this is an invitation.  Please consider registering for the retreat coming up on October 23 – 25 with other Catholic Lawyers as well as other groups of retreatants who will share in the presence of the Eucharist that weekend.  Our calendars rarely cooperate, and “unplugging” for a weekend looks daunting to all of us. On the other hand, reinvigorating our relationship with God and other people demonstrates that some period of quiet reflection should be a part of our regular activities – whether daily, monthly or annually.  If you are not able to make the retreat that weekend, there are several other weekends over the course of the year that present the opportunity for men and women to spend time in quiet meditation.  Manresa offers the ability to register online http://www.manresa-sj.org/745_Sept-Oct.htm#oct5  or by telephone: 248.644.4933.  There is no “price” for attending this or any retreat.  Any contribution is a free will offering, so please share this invitation with anyone who may benefit from the peace and comfort of a retreat.

Bishop Gallagher Society: October 29, 2015

The Detroit Catholic School Heritage Project's fifth annual Bishop Michael J. Gallagher Mass and Award Dinner will be held at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak on Thursday, October 29, 2015. The evening will begin with Mass at 6:00pm, followed by dinner and our program in the Shrine Elementary school gym, located across the street from the church.  Amyre Makupson, Detroit Visitation and Monroe St. Mary’s Academy alum and well respected newscaster at WKBD-Channel 50, will be the keynote speaker.  Three new members of the Order of St. Bede will be inducted, and two closed Detroit Catholic schools (Detroit Benedictine and Detroit Holy Redeemer) will be honored.

Cost for the event is $35.  Any questions may be directed to CLS member Mike Butler at mbutler@twmi.rr.com.  Additional information may be found on the event's flyer, or at www.bishopgallagher.org.

First Friday Mass

Please join the CLS for mass on the first Friday of every month at 11:40 A.M., at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church downtown (438 St. Antoine St.). This is a perfect opportunity to begin or continue your First Friday devotion to the Sacred Heart with your fellow Catholic lawyers. First Friday practices date to the last decades of the 17th century, when Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary and spoke to her of His Sacred Heart (click here). Among the promises Our Lord revealed to St. Margaret Mary, the 12th specifically referenced practices for Fridays:

In the excess of the mercy of my Heart, I promise you that my all powerful love will grant to all those who will receive Communion on the First Fridays, for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance: they will not die in my displeasure, nor without receiving the sacraments; and my Heart will be their secure refuge in that last hour.