May 12, 2023

Dear Friends,

This Saturday, at St. Joseph Chapel (400 South Blvd. West, Pontiac, MI 48341), we will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. As the Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we are a Fatima Shrine. Like her Immaculate Heart, her shrine is a refuge from the diabolical disorientation of the world as we anchor ourselves in Divine Revelation and the Mysteries of our Catholic Faith. Come gather under your spiritual Mother’s mantle, place yourself by prayer into her Immaculate Heart to be faithful disciples of her Son.

Monday, May 15, is the Third Monday of the month. We will have our Evening of Reparation (Rosary, Chaplet & Mass) to appease God’s righteous wrath from a world that has rejected Him. The Chastisement is coming, so let us pray for mercy and conversion of souls. 

On that note, Fr. Alex can bless candles (they should be 100% beeswax) for the Three Days of Darkness.  Epiphany Water, a very powerful Holy Water, is available as are freshly brought religious articles from the Holy Land—including specialty items found only in the Franciscan store in Jerusalem. 

Thursday, May 18, is the Third Thursday of the month. We will have our Mass & Holy Hour for Life to pray for a Culture of Life & a Civilization of Love that is being undermined by a Culture of Death. Jesus, the Lord of life, has risen—we will prevail by God’s grace!

May is the month of Mary. Wednesday, May 31 is the Feast of the Visitation and the day when we will have our May Crowning. Come honor your holy spiritual Mother!

To communicate with me, please email me directly at [email protected] or call/text me at (313) 727-9784.  Blessed Virgin Mary, pray for us!

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