September 13, 2022

Dear Friends,

Construction on the shrine (see photo) is proceeding—new steps and handicap ramp.  Please KEEP PRAYING.

The Holy Hour for Life (for a Pro-Life Michigan) continues this Wednesday, September 14 at St. Mary’s Shrine Chapel at Orchard Lake after the 7:00 pm Mass (about 7:45 pm). 

Bishop Boyea (who was baptized at St. Joseph Chapel), the local ordinary of the Diocese of Lansing, is calling upon all Catholics in his diocese to begin a 54-day Rosary Novena as a Catholic response to Proposal 3.  It begins this Thursday, fittingly on the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows (Sept. 15), and auspiciously ends on election day, November 8.  For more information GO TO Bishop Boyea’s Web Page

Read: Fight Like Heaven | Bishop Boyea’s Response to Proposal 3 | Diocese of Lansing

Yes, Vote NO to Proposal 3 (NO to “Reproductive Freedom for All”)—which is the most extreme abortion proposal this country has ever witnessed—but also pray for the conversion of hearts.

To communicate with me, please DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL but email me directly at or call/text me at (313) 727-9784.  St. Joseph the Worker and Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the United States, pray for us!

In Jesus, Mary & Joseph,
Fr. Alex Kratz, OFM                                     
Spiritual Director of Terra Sancta Ministries