Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Upcoming events: week of October 30

Sunday, October 30

* In the Extraordinary Form, Christ the King is celebrated on the last Sunday of October; Titular Feast of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest

St. Joseph Oratory, Detroit
11:00am High Mass with St. Joseph Cappella followed by Benediction and consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
~1:00pm All Saints Party: Children 16 and under dress like a saint of their choice and give a brief presentation allowing the audience to guess. The costume, presentation and attention to detail will be noted and a prize awarded to the best boy saint and the best girl saint. When voting, remember parents cannot vote for their own child. The faithful of all ages are invited to bring a dish to share: salad, sandwich/plate, or dessert.
6:00pm Solemn Vespers

Facebook event + Institute-Christ-King.org


Sunday, October 30
“THE POWERS OF ST. BENEDICT” with Fr. Ben Luedtke

Old St. Mary's Church, Detroit
Noon Mass with Fr. Ben Luedtke; 1:30pm seminar in the church
Free seminar on the life and miracles of St. Benedict. Learn about the St. Benedict medal and how it protects the bearers from evil. All attendees will receive a St. Benedict Medal and blessing.

OldStMarysDetroit.com + SaintBenedictProtection.com


Sunday, October 30
Free Movie: “JOHN PAUL II

AMC Southfield 20
3:00pm screening of "John Paul II", starring Jon Voight as the title character. Seating is first-come, first-serve and the theater is located at 25333 W. 12 Mile Road, West of Telegraph, Southfield, MI 48034



Sunday, October 30 – Monday, November 7 
Pray for this important election, starting on October 30th, promoted by PrayMoreNovenas.com
By Servant of God Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.
Lord Jesus Christ, You told us to give to Caesar
what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to
God. Enlighten the minds of our people in
America. May we choose a President of the United
States, and other government officials, according to
Your Divine will. Give our citizens the courage to
choose leaders of our nation who respect the sanctity
of unborn human life, the sanctity of marriage, the
sanctity of marital relations, the sanctity of family,
and the sanctity of aging. Grant us the wisdom to
give You, what belongs to You, our God. If we do
this, as a nation, we are confident You will give us an
abundance of Your blessings through our elected
leaders. Amen.


Tuesday, November 1
Honor all of the saints, known and unknown, the Church Triumphant
* A Holy Day of Obligation


Wednesday, November 2
Pray for the faithful departed, the Church Suffering

Plenary Indulgences, applicable only to the deceased for whom you wish to pray

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


Friday, November 4
Honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus


Saturday, November 5
Honor the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Saturday, October 15, 2016

St. Louise de Marillac (Warren)

St. Louise de Marillac Parish was established in 1963 with Fr. Benedict Rembelski as the founding pastor. The first parish Mass was celebrated at Green Acres School on June 30, 1963; a temporary church was built that year.

Archbishop (later Cardinal) Dearden dedicated the building and celebrated the first Mass on December 23, 1963. There were 750 registered families at the time of founding but doubled in the next five years.

Ground was broken on the current church in 1968, construction was done by Edward V. Monahan Co., and the building was finished in 1970. The church was dedicated and the first Mass was celebrated by John Cardinal Dearden on April 16, 1970.

The original church was repurposed as the current social hall. In 1975, the Confirmation class was so large (225 students) that the ceremony was performed at two different Masses.

Fr. Rembelski, the founding pastor, was transferred to Detroit's Transfiguration Parish in 1977. Fr. Pasquale LoGrasso (Administration and Education) and Fr. Robert Poledink (Worship and Christian Service) replaced him as co-pastors of St. Louise. They were, in turn, replaced by Fr. David West in 1985.

Fr. Thomas G. Rice was appointed as pastor in 1989 and, in 2005, he became a monsignor. In addition to his responsibilities as pastor, Msgr. Rice was concurrently the editor-in-chief and associate publisher of The Michigan Catholic for 13 years..

Fr. Michael (Clement) Suhy was appointed pastor in 2014 and remains there today. The sanctuary was recently remodeled by Constantine George Pappas Architecture.

More info: parish website + bulletin archive
The Michigan Catholic articles: Msgr. Rice Leaving-Paper After 13 Years + 50th anniversary

Sunday, October 09, 2016

First Mass at St. Joseph Oratory on October 16th

“We are grateful for the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest and the dedication they have to evangelizing through use of the Extraordinary Form. The Institute has shown tremendous energy in conveying a sense of the sacred through their ministry around the country and the world. We are especially encouraged that their ministry may also be instrumental in preserving St. Joseph, one of the Archdiocese of Detroit’s most beautiful and historic worship sites.”
     - Archbishop Allen Vigneron

The Institute of Christ the King Soverign Priest (ICRSS) will soon begin a new apostolate at St. Joseph Oratory in Detroit. The first Mass will be celebrated by the Institute’s Vicar General, Monsignor Michael Schmitz, on Sunday, October 16 at 12:00pm. The music accompaniment for this festive Mass will be Mozart's Missa Brevis in G Major. Social to follow in the parish hall.

“Deeply grateful to Archbishop Vigneron for his gracious invitation, our entire Institute family is very glad for this new apostolate in Detroit. St. Joseph Oratory will be a unique spiritual home offering Masses with sacred music, daily confessions, days of recollection, classes in spirituality and doctrine, and youth formation activities among others.”
   - Rev. Canon Matthew Talarico, provincial superior

St. Joseph Oratory has yet to announce their liturgical schedule but I will share that as soon at it becomes available.

On a related note, Mother of Divine Mercy Parish has released its updated schedule:
  • Saturday, 4:00pm Sweetest Heart of Mary
  • Sunday, 10:00am Sweetest Heart of Mary
  • Sunday, Noon St. Josaphat
  • Monday, 7:00pm* St. Josaphat
  • Thursday, Noon St. Josaphat
  • Friday, Noon Sweetest Heart of Mary
    Extraordinary Form

St. Joseph Oratory website: Institute-Christ-King.org/Detroit
On social media: Facebook +  Twitter

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles + 40 Hours Devotion

SS. Peter and Paul Parish (west side Detroit) will devote the first nine days of October to the Most Blessed Sacrament:

October 1–9


The Eucharist – Source and Summit of Our Faith
October 7–9


Friday, October 7, 2016 (First Friday & Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary)

6:00 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation

6:30 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary in Honor of the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary

7:00 p.m. Holy Mass followed by Exposition, prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Adoration, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament


Saturday, October 8, 2016

9:00 a.m. Holy Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10:00 a.m. Lecture: “The Eucharist in the Year of Mercy”
Msgr. John Kasza, pastor of St. James in Novi, will discuss how the Eucharist at its very essence is a merciful act of God the Father. In instituting the Eucharist, Jesus Christ, who is mercy, calls us to be merciful to ourselves and especially to others. In addition, the Holy Spirit invites us to become people of the Eucharist who live out Christ’s sacrifice through our words and actions.
Brunch will follow the lecture in the Lower Church Hall. Please let us know you are attending the lecture and brunch by calling 313-846-2222 ext. 100 and leaving a message by Monday, September 26.
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

3:00 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation

4:30 p.m. Holy Mass followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

5:30 p.m. Music, Prayers, and Litany to the Blessed Sacrament

6:00 p.m. Evening Prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament


Sunday, October 9, 2016

10:30 a.m. Holy Mass & Eucharistic Procession celebrated in English & Polish. Light reception to follow in the Lower Church Hall. ONE MASS ON THIS DAY!

For more info: ssppdetroit.net