Monday, February 15, 2021

Lenten devotions 2021

A partial list of Lenten devotions in Detroit:


Most Holy Redeemer - bulletin
Stations of the Cross
  • Fridays, after 6:00pm Mass in Spanish

St. Florian 
  • 3:00pm-6:30pm = Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 
  • Stations of the Cross = 6:00pm in Polish
  • 10:30am = Gorzkie Żale before Mass in Polish

St. Hedwig - bulletin
Stations of the Cross
  • Fridays, 7:00pm in Spanish & English

St. Ladislaus bulletin
Stations of the Cross
  • Saturdays in English, after 4:00pm Vigil Mass

St. Mary of Redford
Stations of the Cross
  • Fridays at 3:00pm

SS. Peter & Paul, Westside - website
Stations of the Cross on Fridays
  • 2:00pm in English
  • 3:00pm in Polish
  • 6:00pm in Polish
  • 7:00pm in English

St. Scholastica - website
Stations of the Cross on 
  • Fridays at 12:00pm and 7:00pm

Sweetest Heart of Mary - website
Stations of the Cross
  • Fridays at 6:00pm


The archdiocese compiled a list of parishes with Lenten fish fry dinners. Most, if not all, are carryout only. -

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

St. Linus Church, Dearborn Heights

St. Linus Parish was established in 1956 and the church was built the following year, in the northern part of Dearborn Heights.

A statue of the parish patron faces the street.

The sanctuary of the church was likely remodeled at some point. There are three large windows on the right side of the sanctuary, likely where an altar used to stand.

An image of the Descent of the Holy Spirit is above the tabernacle, on the left side, inspired by the window at St. Peter's Basilica. A crucifix with Blessed Virgin Mary and St. John the Apostle on the right side.


Stations of the Cross line the back wall of the church, along with large depictions of Gospel scenes

A statue of Christ with children sits in between the church and grade school; a stained-glass window in the vestibule depicts the sacraments.

Fr. Patrick Stoffer, OFM. Conv., has been pastor for the last two years. Daily Mass is at 6:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Mass is at 8:30am on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Saturday Vigil Mass is at 4:00pm while Sunday Masses are at 9:00am and 11:00am.

For more info: parish website

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

AOD parish schedules, March 13–April 5

All public Masses and public events within the Archdiocese of Detroit are suspended until Monday, April 6th (or otherwise announced by the Archdiocese). However, many churches are open for private prayer and, at some churches, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed and priests are available for Confession. All schedules are tentative and incomplete so I recommend that you contact a parish to confirm.

AOD resources:
Letter from Archbishop Vigneron
Livestream Mass schedules
AOD emergency response

Assumption Grotto, Detroit
Church open for private prayer
everyday= 6:00am-6:00pm
Confession available by appointment  

Divine Child, Dearborn
Chapel open 24/7
Church open for private prayer
Monday-Friday= 6:00am-5:00pm
Saturday= 8:00am-5:00pm
Sunday= 9:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday= 5:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday= 2:00pm-4:00pm

National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica, Royal Oak
Adoration in main church
Monday-Saturday= 7:00am-7:00pm
Sunday= 7:00am-2:00pm
Monday-Friday= 7:00am
Saturday= 3:00pm and 5:30pm

Old St. Mary's, Detroit
private prayer
Monday-Saturday= 11:00am-2:30pm
Sunday= 8:00am-1:00pm

Our Lady of the Rosary, Detroit
Adoration and Confession
Monday-Friday= 5:30pm-6:30pm

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Plymouth
private prayer
everyday= 6:00am-8:00pm

Our Lady of Sorrows, Farmington
private prayer
Monday-Friday= 6:00am-8:00pm
Sunday= 7:00am-7:00pm

St. Aidan, Livonia
private prayer
Monday-Friday= 8:00am-4:00pm 
Sunday= 11:00am-1:00pm
Confession available by appointment  

St. Charles Borromeo, Newport

private prayer
Monday-Friday= 7:30am-3:00pm
Sunday= 7:30am-1:00pm 

SS. Cyril & Methodius, Sterling Heights
private prayer
Monday-Saturday= 5:00am-10:00pm
Sunday= 12:00pm-10:00pm

St. Frances Cabrini, Allen Park
private prayer
everyday= 9:00am-1:00pm

St. Joan of Arc, St. Clair Shores
private prayer
Monday-Friday= 8:00am-7:00pm

St. Joseph Shrine, Detroit
everyday= 7:00am-7:00pm

St. Kieran, Shelby Twp
private prayer
Monday-Friday= 9:00am-5:00am  

St. Michael, Sterling Heights
private prayer
Monday-Saturday= 9:00am-5:00am

St. Mary of Redford, Detroit
Adoration and Confession
Tuesday-Friday= 10:00am-2:00pm

SS. Peter and Paul, Detroit (west side)
private prayer
Monday-Friday= 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday= 10:00am-3:00pm
Sunday= 1:00pm-6:00pm
Confession available by appointment

St. Therese, Shelby Twp

private prayer
Monday-Friday= 9:00am-4:00pm

Sunday, January 05, 2020

Our Lady of Good Counsel (Plymouth)

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish is celebrating its centennial this year. The church's sanctuary was renovated in early 2019 with a new altar and new tabernacle. 

St. James the Greater, St. John the Apostle, and St. Thérèse of Lisieux. 

The Holy Family stands near the sacristy; Resurrected Christ stands behind the altar.

A large depiction of Our Lady of Good Counsel, the parish patron, in a corner.

Madonna and Child (center) are surrounded by American saints and blesseds. On the left: Blessed Solanus Casey, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and Venerable Fulton Sheen. On the right: St. Frances Cabrini, Venerable Pierre Toussaint, St. Kateri Tekakwitha.

For more info:

Monday, December 30, 2019

St. Edmund Church (St. Faustina Parish), Warren

St. Edmund Church is located in the northeast section of Warren, on Twelve Mile Road, a few blocks east of Schoenherr.

In 2013, St. Edmund merged with St. Sylvester, located less than two miles away. The same year, Fr. Bogdan Milosz was appointed pastor of the new St. Faustina Parish.  St. Edmund Church remained active and the former St. Sylvester Church is now home to a Chalean parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Daily Mass is at 9:00am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Saturday Vigil Mass is at 4:00pm, preceded by Confessions at 3:00pm, while Sunday Masses are at 9:00am and 11:00am


More info: parish website

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Mother of God Chaldean Cathedral

Mother of God Church was established in Southfield in 1948. The current edifice was designed in a Byzantine Revival style and completed in 1980. Two years later, the church became a Chaldean cathedral when the Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle was established.

Stained-glass windows in the dome depict, left to right: St. Peter and St. Paul; St Joseph and Child Jesus; Blessed Virgin Mary and Child Jesus; St. Thomas the Apostle; St. Addai and St. Mari. Like many churches, the Last Supper is depicted on the facade of the altar. 

The Sacred Heart of Jesus and Blessed Virgin Mary are depicted at side altars.

Stations of the Cross hang beneath windows that depict Gospel scenes.

Two plaques hang in the vestibule, one depiction of the Sacred Heart of Jesus as well as Madonna and Child.

St. Joseph with Child Jesus and St. Rita at the northern end of the vestibule.

St. Anthony with Child Jesus and St. Padre Pio at the southern end of the vestibule.

Many doors are engraved with a large crucifix; a statue of the Holy Family stands outside the church.

A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary stands in a courtyard outside the cathedral.