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Staff Report


Assisting priest dies

Father Arthur Jacobi, of the Archdiocese of Detroit and who assisted Sacred Heart Parish in Punta Gorda, San Pedro Parish in North Port and St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, died in Port Charlotte on Nov. 19, 2017 at the age of 84. Father Jacobi was born Dec. 14, 1932 in Cambridge, Mass. and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on Jan. 17, 1981. Father served in the Archdiocese at a number of parishes including in Warren, Marine City, Detroit, Clinton Township, Sterling Heights, Livonia, Farmington, Walled Lake, and Belleville. A funeral Mass will be offered at Sacred Heart Parish in Punta Gorda on Nov. 25 and then on Dec. 4 at St. Benedict Parish in Waterford, Mich. Predeceased by his parents, Arthur H. Jacobi Sr., and Marie F. (Clifford) Jacobi, Father Jacobi is survived by his brother William (Sue), as well as a nephew and nieces.

Students prepared for advent and Diocese Consecration

The students at St. Joseph Catholic School in Bradenton have been sharing prayers and reflections as they prepare for the Diocesan consecration to Jesus through Mary on Dec. 24.  Some of the fourth-grade students helped to set up an outdoor Advent Wreath in the school courtyard where all of the students gather each morning to begin their day with prayer.


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