Tuesday, November 01, 2016

St. Valentine (Redford Township)

St. Valentine Parish was established in 1950, one church in what would become of a group of four Catholic churches that lined Beech Daly Rd. in Redford Township.

St. Valentine clustered with nearby Our Lady of Loretto, located 1.5 miles north, in 2013. Fr. Socorro Fernandes, SAC, has been pastor since then. He is assisted by Fr. Henry Rebello, SAC

Sacred Heart of Jesus side altar with the Holy Oils

A statue of the patron, holding the palm frond of martyrdom, stands in front of the church. St. Anne and Child Mary stand in a corner of the nave.

Monochrome Stations of the Cross are cornered between columns and windows.

The Good Shepherd appears in the former baptistry.

Stained-glass windows from the side doors.

Modern stained-glass windows line the walls of the nave; each depicts a different sacrament or element from the Gospels. Next to a each window is a text explanation.

The Traveling Catholic Mass Mob visited St. Valentine Church in February of this year and Bishop Hanchon was the celebrant

The Blessed Mother stands in front of the school, immediately north of the church.

Saturday Vigil Mass is at 5:00pm; Sunday Mass is at 9:00am & Noon. Daily Mass is in the school chapel at 8:30am on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Friday Mass is at 8:30am in the church. Confessions are Saturday at 3:30pm in the church.

More info: parish website + bulletin archive + school website
More about the February Mass Mob event: Detroit Free Press + Detroit News

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