Monday, October 26, 2015

All Soul's Day Masses

Monday, November 2, is All Souls' Day and Catholics may receive a plenary indulgence at this time (conditions on the bottom).

7:30am Solemn High Requiem Mass followed by the All Souls' Day tradition of three consecutive Low Masses at three altars.
7:00pm Mass

Mausoleum Rotunda Chapel
9:00am Mass with Archbishop Vigneron

Garden Mausoleum
10:00am Mass with Bishop Reiss

6;30pm Confessions
7:00pm Tridentine High Requiem Mass
St. Joseph Cappella will sing Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. Latin-English Missals provided.
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7:00pm Mass (English & Polish)
The names of all the parishioners who died within the last year will be read


Via Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
Here is how you can obtaining a Plenary Indulgence on November 2, All Souls Day:

  • make a good confession within a week before or after All Souls
  • be free from all attachment to sin, even venial sin, for a plenary indulgence
  • visit a church to pray for the faithful departed
  • say one “Our Father” and the “Creed” during a visit to the church
  • say one “Our Father” and one “Hail Mary” for the Pope’s monthly intentions
  • receive Holy Communion, on the same day or soon after

To obtain a Plenary Indulgence from November 1-8

  • make a good Confession within a week of before or after All Souls Day
  • be free from all attachment to sin, even venial sin, for a plenary indulgence
  • visit a cemetery and pray for the dead
  • say one “Our Father” and one “Hail Mary” for the monthly intentions set by the Pope
  • receive Holy Communion worthily on the same day or soon after

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tridentine High Mass at Old St. Mary's on Oct. 30

Fr. Joe Tuskiewicz will celebrate a Tridentine Sung Mass on the evening of October 30. The event is organized by Juventutem Michigan, host of a young adult dinner afterwards. Faithful of all ages are welcome to attend the Mass.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Upcoming events: October 17-24

St. Augustine - St. Monica Church
Saturday, October 17 - Wednesday, October 21

  • Meets nightly at 6:30pm with a light meal and discussion
  • A limited number of bibles and notepads will be available, recommended to bring your own
  • A pair of twin brothers, both priests, will lead a five-day workshop. Fr. Chester Smith and Fr. Charles Smith of Chicago are Society of Divine Word (SVD) priests with a mission to evangelize African-American youth and young adults.


Sweetest Heart of Mary Church
Sunday, October 18, 3:00pm

  • Pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary, with Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction, for the outcome of the Synod of Bishops on Families and Marriage.
  • A tour of the church will follow the Holy Hour.


Old St. Mary's Church
Saturday, October 24
5:30pm Mass
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Exposition
Adoration and Evangelization until 10:00pm

  • An evangelization effort inviting and welcoming passersby to a church where they will be asked to light a candle and say a prayer.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Church of the Transfiguration Parish (Southfield)

Church of the Transfiguration is the result of a 2007 merger between four Southfield parishes. These include: St. Beatrice (est. 1966), St. Bede (est. 1954), St. Ives (est. 1964), and St. Michael (est. 1930). Of those, the parish uses only the former St. Michael. The church, constructed in 1951, is located just north of 10 Mile, a few blocks west of Lahser, in Southfield.

A bronze relief plaque, depicting Christ's transfiguration, hangs near the main entrance to the church.

The former St. Ives is now Our Lady of Albanians. St. Bede was demolished last year to make room for redevelopment. The former St. Beatrice is now a Syro-Malabar church — an Indian Catholic Church descended from disciples of St. Thomas.

A nearby prayer garden, added in 2008, displays statues of patrons from the previous parishes

A shrine to Our Lady of Fatima is also in this garden.

A Divine Mercy Chapel is located outside the church.

A depiction of Christ and the Apostles adorns the roof.

Daily Mass is at Noon, Monday–Friday. Saturday Vigil Mass is at 4:30pm while Sundays see Mass at 8:00am, 10:00am, and Noon.

One facade, behind the altar, features an engraving of Psalm 26:8.

The parish is under the direction of Franciscan friars. Rev. William Farris, OFM, is pastor while Rev. Jeremy Harrington, OFM, is associate. Rev. Mr. Thomas Mohan is permanent deacon and Br. Philip Wilhelm, OFM,  is in-residence. They are frequently assisted by senior priest Rev. John Gagala.

Statues of St. Francis and St. Anthony stand on the south side of the nave.

St. Joseph, along with Madonna and Child, stand near the entrance into the church.

An angel and the Infant of Prague stand in the vestibule.

Confessions are heard 10:30am–11:30am on Tuesdays and 1:00pm–2:00pm on Saturdays. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place 1:00pm–7:00pm on the first Wednesday of each month.

For more info: parish website