Announcements

Please follow this page for updates, schedule changes and information from Fr. Alex. 

Evening Events, Movie Returns & More

June 14, 2024 Dear Friends, If anyone wished to help around the Shrine in any capacity, please let Fr. Alex know. There are many and varied ways to do so, even for an hour or two at a time.  Our Evening of Reparation is this Monday, the Third Monday, June 17 and...

Summer Closure, New Address, Movie Returns

June 11, 2024 Dear Friends, We will not be open for the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua this Thursday, June 13, but you can still pray to him not only for lost items (“Tony, Tony, turn around, help me find what can’t be found!”) but also and more importantly, to grow to...

Feasts of the Sacred Heart & Immaculate Heart of Mary

June 6, 2024 Dear Friends, Tomorrow, June 7, is not only First Friday and but the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  At St. Joseph Chapel (400 South Blvd. West, Pontiac, MI 48341) we will celebrate this great day with joy and due solemnity this preeminent symbol...

New Film on the Eucharist: “Jesus Thirsts”

June 3, 2024 A new documentary film, “Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist”  (www.jesusthirstsfilm.com) will be showing nationwide and in area theatres June 4-6.  It features major Catholic leaders like Scott Hahn and Fr. Donald Calloway and discusses...

First Saturday and More

May 31, 2024 Dear Friends, On today’s Feast of the Visitation we look forward to tomorrow’s First Saturday, June 1, when we honor Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart. June is the Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Whom we will honor by placing our renovated antique Sacred...

Conflicts in the Middle East from a Christian Perspective

May 23, 2024 Dear Friends, Terra Sancta Ministries began as a Franciscan Holy Land ministry to support the Mother Church of Jerusalem.  We went (and still do) by the name “Terra Sancta Pilgrimages.”  As Pope Benedict XVI once said, the Holy Land is the spiritual...