Tea and Art For Gods’ Sake

shvm-father-mechAn overflow audience at Sisters Home Visitors of Mary convent listened in rapt attention to a lively presentation by Father J.J. Mech, Rector of the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, on February 19, 2017.   “Art for God’s Sake” was a recurring theme of Father Mech at this SHVM fundraising Tea.  Father Mech is deeply traveled and highly educated in the arts.  He once served as chaplain for the Patron of the Arts for the Vatican.   Father Mech explained how art and prayer are surprisingly intertwined and supportive … both providing a route to better communion with God.


Father J.J. Mech


With a little help from a friend!

HVM Sisters Rosemarie Abate and Barbara Dakoske introduced the audience to Home Visitors of Mary missions and needs in Detroit and Nigeria.  All attendees enjoyed tea, snacks and beautiful deserts provided by HVM supporters.


Sr. Rosemarie Abate


Sr. Barbara Dakoske

A special treat for all was the unexpected arrival of Mr. Dennis Pillon in a beautiful 1911 Ford Model T.  See photo below.  Mr. Pillon visited from the nearby Ford Piquette Plant and Museum.  The Piquette Plant is the birthplace of the Model T – by far the most influential  car of the 20th century.  The Model T was entirely designed at the Piquette Plant and was first produced there before the much larger Highland Park assembly plant was built.  Check out the Ford Piquette Plant web site for information on public tours of the plant.


1911 Ford Model T


Mr. Dennis Pillon


Audience Front View


Audience Rear View


Audience Overflow


Tea, snack & deserts


Door prize for lucky attendee


Young budding artist #1


Young budding artist #2