French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
P.O. Box 1900, Royal Oak, 48068-1900
French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan meetings are free and open to the public.   Our meetings are held at the Mount Clemens Public Library, 150 Cass Avenue, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043, but are not sponsored by the Library.
 
If unfavorable weather conditions exist (snow or storms), call the Mount Clemens Public Library at 586-469-6200 to check if the meeting has been cancelled.    We will place a notice on this page as well as on our FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/109717099063919/ if a meeting has been cancelled.
 
2019 Meetings:
 
Sunday, July 21, 2019 - Noon - Annual Novena Mass at Ste. Anne du Détroit  
The annual Novena Mass is one of the highlights and most memorable events of the year. The Mass is bilingual. The procession will include Alumni from Ste. Anne's as well as members of FCHSM who carry flags commemorating our history in the area. FCHSM members Suzanne Sommerville and David Martin do the readings in French. The Offertory includes two members from the Alumni and two FCHSM members (Barbara Fried and Rosemary Kirt) The Alumni from Ste. Anne's will read the Prayers of the Faithful in English, while Suzanne Sommerville, David Martin, and John Cooper will read the French Prayers of the Faithful.  
 
Thanks to Rosemary Kirt, the music will be heavenly! Mary Martin will be soloist; Claude Pellerin will play the harp; and Daniel Varsanik will play the violin.
 
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. - Annual Ceremony at Mount Elliott Cemetery to honor those buried from Ste. Anne du Détroit - Details to be announced.
 
Saturday, September 14, 2019 – 11 a.m. – Mount Clemens Public Library.  Speaker: Guillaume Teasdale, PhD., Guillaume will do a short reading and sign his book Fruits of Perseverance Annual French-Canadian potluck.  Celebrate with French-Canadian dishes. 
 
Sunday, September 15, 2019  - Annual Rendez-vous at Ste. Anne de Détroit - 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
 
Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 6, 2019 - Center for French Colonial Studies Meeting at Mackinaw City, Michigan. Speakers and abstracts of their presentations.
 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 – 11 a.m. – Mount Clemens Public Library.  Speaker: FCHSM member Michael Mills – “Lewis Cass' Attitudes about the French around the Detroit River Region during and after the War of 1812.”
 
Saturday, November 9, 2019 – 11 a.m. – Mount Clemens Public Library.  Speaker: FCHSM member John P. DuLong, Ph.D.: “The Use of Heraldry in Genealogical Research.”
 
 
FCHSM is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organizationYour financial support of the FCHSM is welcomed and donations beyond membership dues are tax deductible.