Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Faith, Food and Friends


Our tradition on Good Friday for the past several years has been one of both fun and faith. We start the day with an early lunch at the Polish Yacht Club. This is a unique restaurant in Detroit's inner city and though it is called a yacht club, there are no boats in sight. You will find plenty of atmosphere and some delicious perch. We finished the meal with carrot cake and pastel jello shots, specially made for Easter.

Then, it was out into our first day of beautiful spring weather and a short drive to the historic Gesu Catholic Church, near the University of Detroit-Mercy campus. The Good Friday vigil takes place from noon to three and is a beautiful and moving service. This urban parish dates to 1921 and the former convent in the picture above, is now an active parish center. This is a thriving Jesuit parish that is extremely proud of our new Pope Francis.

After mass, we headed to a local Irish bar for a quick wrap up to our day. Faith, food and friends - the perfect way to reflect and enjoy a yearly tradition on Good Friday.

Happy Wednesday!


Eye Update - back to the ophthalmologist this morning again - but it is slowing improving :-)



  1. Glad your eye is improving - keep us updated.
    I enjoyed seeing/hearing about your Good Friday. Hope your appt. goes well today.

  2. Great to hear there are those who continue to attend traditional Good Friday services. I like the Yacht with no boats . . .
    Keep sending us good news about your eye . . ., makes me happy!

  3. What a great tradition to keep up with. Glad to read the eye is improving!

  4. This sounds like a lovely tradition.

  5. A lovely Good Friday all around. If CC gets to Korea she will be at a Jesuit University. I am thankful your eye is improving.

  6. What a lovely tradition you've created!! And so glad your eye is getting better.


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