September 6, 2022

Dear Friends,

This Saturday, September 10, a service project opportunity is available to clean-up South Blvd. (the street our shrine—St. Joseph Chapel & Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary—is on).  We will pick up trash and pull weeds.  Please arrive at 9:00 am and bring gloves.  I will be there.  If possible, PLEASE LET ME KNOW YOU ARE COMING to have a head count.

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

Please keep praying for the Michigan Supreme Court to make the right decision about the proposed amendment to the state constitution: namely, to NOT allow it on the November 8 ballot.  (Please consult Citizens to Support Michigan Women & Children website for that latest on fighting for a Pro-Life Michigan:

Please keep praying for the shrine’s renovation so we can open as promised.  We currently live in a very challenging and unpredictable environment for construction—nothing is a given!  Thank you!

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