Holy Week Live Stream Schedule

Join Fr. Bob and your faith family as we enter into Holy Week:

  • Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord: April 5 @ 10:00 AM
  • Holy Thursday (Mass of the Lord's Supper): April 9 @ 3:00 PM
  • Good Friday of the Lord's Passion: April 10 @ 3:00 PM
  • Easter Sunday of the Lord's Resurrection: April 12 @ 10:00 AM

Easter Vigil Mass will be live streamed by St. Francis Cabrini on their Facebook page.

Suspension of Ind. Reconciliation

My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, 

I hope this finds you with some sense of the Peace of Christ in your life.

I have decided pastorally, for the good of all, that there will no longer be the Sacrament of Reconciliation available on Saturdays from 3 to 4 pm.

I remind you of the directives from the Archdiocese of Detroit:
“Where the individual faithful find themselves in the painful impossibility of receiving sacramental absolution, it should be remembered that perfect contrition, coming from the love of God, beloved above all things, expressed by a sincere request for forgiveness (that which the penitent is at present able to express) and accompanied by votum confessionis, that is, by the firm resolution to have recourse, as soon as possible, to sacramental confession, obtains forgiveness of sins, even mortal ones” (Note from Apostolic Penitentiary; see CCC, 1452). i.The conditions for perfect contrition are:

  1. Love of God
  2. Sincere desire for forgiveness
  3. An ardent commitment to receive the sacrament of reconciliation when available.”

Let us continue to pray for each other, and be assured of my daily prayers for you and your family at my private Masses.

In the Word, 
Fr. Bob Johnson


The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary

Sharing Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi Homily

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Yesterday, Pope Francis led us in a time of prayer and reflection. In his preaching on a passage from the Gospel of St. Mark, our Holy Father offered for not only Catholics, but for the entire world, an eloquent expression of encouragement based on faith. 
I want to share with you the text of his preaching with the hope that, in the midst of these trying days, it brings to you comfort, solace and a reassurance that we have hope in the cross of our Lord. 
Please know of my heartfelt prayers for you, as I remain,
Sincerely yours in Christ,
The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron
Archbishop of Detroit

Homily of Pope Francis (March 27, 2020)


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All public Masses have been cancelled until April 6 by order of the Archdiocese.

The church will be open for private prayer on the following schedule
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The parish office will be closed from 12:00-1:00 PM for lunch.

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