Friday, November 8, 2013
6:00 p.m. Social Hour
7:00 p.m. Dinner
Mexican Village Restaurant
2600 Bagley Street
Detroit, MI 48216
Individual: $35 per person
Special: $30 each when two reservations are purchased together
Call: (313) 205-2630
Rev. Msgr. Todd Lajiness
Following his ordination to the priesthood in 1995, Rev. Msgr. Todd Lajiness served as Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Victory in Northville, Michigan and as Instructor of Theology in the College of Liberal Arts at Sacred Heart Major Seminary from 1996-1997. He was appointed Secretary to His Eminence Edmund Cardinal Szoka, President of the Pontifical Commission of Vatican City State in 1997. While serving as Secretary to Cardinal Szoka (1997-2002), Msgr. Lajiness completed a Licentiate in Philosophy at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, (Angelicum) in 2000. He earned a Doctorate in Philosophy also from the Angelicum in 2002.
In 2002, Msgr. Lajiness returned to the Archdiocese of Detroit and was appointed Director of Undergraduate Formation at Sacred Heart Major Seminary and began teaching courses in Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts. He has served as weekend assistant at St. Mary's Queen of Creation in New Baltimore and at Holy Family Parish in Novi. Msgr. Lajiness was appointed by His Eminence Adam Cardinal Maida to serve as the Dean of Studies in 2003.
Msgr. Lajiness assumed respon-sibilities as the thirteenth Rector and President of Sacred Heart on May 5, 2012.
MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES
Ms. Maria Elena Granados
Maria Elena Granados, with a passionate desire to protect and defend the dignity and sanctity of life, born and unborn, has been volunteering with Right to Life of Michigan since 2010. Maria assists with English/Spanish translation, is a RLM "Para Que Sepamos" presenter, chairs the newly formed Hispanic Leadership Committee, and is a key member of the Minority Outreach Advisory Committee.
Born in Paraguay, Maria came to the United States in 1993. In 1991, after graduating from medical school, she decided to put her career "on hold" to raise her two children as a stay-at-home wife and mother. Currently she assists her husband, in the running of their medical office in Canton, MI.
Maria is a passionate prolife advocate who is both committed and hopeful that abortion will end one day in our country. A member of St. Thomas A'Becket Catholic Church in Canton, Maria is actively involved in her parish serving on the Evangelization, Worship and Prolife Committees. In her spare time, Maria enjoys gardening and reading, especially reading books that help her grow in her faith.