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 our Evening for LIFE is this Thursday, Third Thursday, June 20.  The format is the same for both evenings.  Exposition (and doors open) at 6:30 pm (Confessions available upon request); 7:00 pm Holy Hour followed by Holy Mass.  Reparation consoles God’s grieved Heart, reawakens love and mitigates Divine Justice, while pushing back the demons of the culture of death and helping advance Jesus’ Kingdom. 

The docudrama, “Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist,” was a resounding success at the box office last week and “will return to theaters once again on June 18 and 19. According to a June 7 news release, the documentary film, Jesus Thirsts, grossed $2,141,273 at the box office, ‘landing at #1 in per screen average for all three days’ that the movie was in theaters.” (Madalaine Elhabbal, CatholicVote Newsfeed, June 10, 2024)

St. Joseph Chapel & the Shrine of the Immaculate Mary (400 South Blvd. W., Pontiac, MI 48341) will be CLOSED June 23-July 4 for summer break.

Future personal correspondence to me can, from now on, be sent this our soon-to-be future address:

Fr. Alex Kratz, OFM

St. Joseph Friary

400 South Blvd. W. (please remember to always write “West” or “W.” after 400 South Blvd.)

Pontiac, MI 48341

To communicate with me, please DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL but email me directly at [email protected] or call/text me at (313) 727-9784.  O Sacred Heart of Jesus & Immaculate Heart of Mary, help us!

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