August 19, 2022

Dear Friends,

The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is this Monday, August 22. Holy Mass will be celebrated at Transfiguration Parish (25225 Code Rd., Southfield, MI 48033) at 7:00 pm followed by the Rosary. We will also pray a Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Holy Hours for a Pro-Life Michigan will begin this Wednesday, August 24 after the 7:00 pm Mass at St. Mary’s Shrine Chapel at Orchard Lake (so at about 7:45 pm). They will be held EVERY WEDNESDAY until November 2—the Wednesday before the November 8 General Election. (PLEASE SEE THE FLIER with this email.)

We turn to Jesus in the Eucharist and we beseech the holy Mother of God to help keep Michigan pro-life. As St. Maximilian Kolbe said, “Modern times are dominated by Satan and will be more so in the future. The conflict with Hell cannot be engaged by men, even the most clever.  The Immaculata alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan.” Free prayer materials will be available for this all-out effort to storm Heaven for mercy.

Michigan’s current legal position regarding the protection of the unborn will be explained by Corey Shankleton, from “Transformation Michigan,” at River Church (17235 Middlebelt Rd., Livonia 48152) on Sunday, August 21 from 5:00-7:00 pm. He’ll explain how Michigan’s direction on abortion is in the balance: we will either become the most pro-abortion state in the union or the most pro-life.

Please consult Citizens to Support Michigan Women & Children website for that latest on fighting for a Pro-Life Michigan:

To communicate with me, please DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL but email me directly at or call/text me at (313) 727-9784.  Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!

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