My name is Denise Brady and I am the Parish Pastoral Council’s Christian Service Representative. I am a retired Catholic and public-school teacher, have volunteered at St. Mary-Mercy Hospital and Angela Hospice for many years, and love travel, music, art, and anything Italian. I became a Catholic through RCIA at my downriver neighborhood’s small parish. My husband John and I have called St. Edith our home since 1981. John’s grandmother lived at Villa Marie at the time and was a very involved parishioner. She knew we were looking for a warm, welcoming, and dynamic parish and suggested we give St Edith a try. After that first Mass we both knew we had found the right place for us and have been active parishioners ever since. Our son went to the school, and John is currently on the Finance Council. Some of the areas I have been involved in over the years are CCD, Family Life, Wedding Coordination, Funeral Vigils, Funeral Luncheons, RCIA, and currently the Holiday Outreach which I have chaired for many years. I like St Edith because I continue to feel my faith life is enriched and strengthened here and because of the many friendly, faith-filled parishioners who inspire me in new ways to be a better Catholic. The Parish Council members are just such people. I feel fortunate to be working with them as we strive together to find more ways to bring Christ’s ministry to our parish community and others. Please contact me at 248-888-6952 with any comments or questions about St Edith. God’s blessings!