Announcements

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Immaculate Conception Holy Day of Obligation

December 6, 2022 Dear Friends, Holy Days of Obligation are like Sundays: “the faithful are to refrain from engaging in work or activities that hinder the worship owed to God, the joy proper to the Lord’s Day, the performance of the works of mercy, and the appropriate...

Holy Hour of Reparation

November 28, 2022 Dear Friends, This Wednesday, November 30 we will hold a “Holy Hour of Reparation” at St. Mary’s Shrine Chapel Orchard Lake (3535 Commerce Rd., West Bloomfield, MI 48324) with Mass at 7:00 pm followed by this Holy Hour at 7:45 pm.  Where there is...

REPARATION and LAMENTATION!

November 17, 2022 Dear Friends, On this feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Patroness of the Franciscan Third Order (especially of the Secular Franciscans), we are reminded that penance is intrinsic to the Christian vocation. Tomorrow, November 18, we will have...

REPARATION! (Friday Evening & Holy Hour)

  November 15, 2022 Dear Friends, The disappointing election results show how far we have to go as Church.  Too few Catholics entered the fray to fight for life.  Where there is grievous sin, REPARATION is required.  (John of the Cross said, “The non-penitential man...

The First Week of November

October 31, 2022 Dear Friends, I will be gone October 31-Nov. 10 for clergy courses.  The shrine will remain open with good, holy priests filling in for All Souls’ Day/First Wednesday (Nov. 2), First Friday (Nov. 4) and First Saturday (Nov. 5). The last Holy Hour for...

The First Week of November

October 28, 2022 Dear Friends, St. Joseph Chapel is OPEN with Mass tomorrow, Saturday, October 29, at 12:00 pm (Noon).  Until the election, we will pray the Rosary not only after Mass but also before Mass at 11:30 am.  I will be gone from October 30-November 10, but...