Welcome to St. Patrick!
We hope that you and your family are getting through these uncertain times safely and with good health. It is in times like these that our Catholic faith and prayer are needed more than ever and we are so grateful to be able to have so many ways to connect as a faith community. We are especially grateful to be able to welcome you back to in-person Mass!
Being in the presence of our Lord and participating in the Sacrament of Eucharist is such an important part of our faith and it is such a blessing to be able to offer in-person Mass again. Your safety and wellbeing are our top priority as we invite you back with heightened safety measures in place. If you are not able to come back to weekend Mass at this time because of health concerns, please consider coming to a weekday Mass, Rosary or Holy Hour, as there are more opportunities for social distancing at those times.
We hope to see you soon!
We are so grateful to be able to have in-person Mass once again. Receiving the Eucharist is such an important part of our Catholic faith and we are truly blessed to be able to come together to celebrate Mass as a faith community again.
In order to ensure that we continue to be able to gather for Mass, we MUST comply with the regulations in place. Please click here to read our social distancing guidelines to ensure a safe return for all. While we are doing everything we can to ensure your safety, if you are someone who is in a high risk group, you are welcome to join us for vitual Mass during this time. We hope to see you soon.
We understand that not everyone is comfortable with returning to Mass at this time. Even when we are unable to attend Mass in-person, there is no reason to miss Mass entirely because we have been blessed with technology. You can participate in Mass anytime by visiting our YouTube channel or Facebook page. Staying connected to our Catholic faith is always important and brings us strength and hope in times of uncertainty.
You can access our virtual Masses by clicking the link below:
You can also find live-stream Masses from the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament by clicking here.
The St. Patrick Parish Online Giving Program allows you to make contributions to our church without writing checks or worrying about cash donations.
As we begin the month of November, we invite you to join with us in prayer for our former parishioners, as well as for our own beloved family members and friends who have passed beyond this life, that they may know the eternal peace and joy of being with the Lord.
You are invited to join us on November 2 at 8:00am and 7:00pm as we celebrate the Feast of the Faithful Departed and pray for those St. Patrick parishioners who have passed on since November 2019. Please join us in prayer for:
|Katherine Stellini||Mary Ellen Slivinski||Sylvia Kramp||Karen Darga|
|John Pilarski||Lottchen Heimann||Barbara Schimp||Fr. John O'Keefe|
|Shirley Jackson||Mary Boland||Don Bednard||Walter Blankertz|
|Stella Lojek||Alice Cork||Thomas Ciesicki||Franco Orsucci|
|Ernest "Jack" Wilkins||Beverly Hughes Fleming||Ines Woloson||Mary Beth Zacharias|
|Sally Hannan||Connie Marotta||Barbara Whitehead||Nancy Shaughnessy|
|Riley James Frush||Kathleen Strand||Dr. Steven Habbel||William Korthas|
|Roy "Bob" Thomas||Lous Melfi||Darryl Sanders||Eleanor Reno|
|Thomas Kurzawa||Jeanette Guckian||Carmella Garafalo||Mary Ellen Watkins|
|Margaret Godfrey||Victoria Jozwiak||Jill Mayrand|
Jesus, dear Savior, on this day we prayerfully remember all our loved ones who have died. Please give them comfort and hope and may they be at peace, knowing that they will rest in God's arms eternally. Thank you for our memories of them and for the good times we shared. We ask You, please, through thier intercession, to deepen our faith, strengthen our hope and increase our love that we, too, my someday stand before You, ready to enter Your Holy Kingdom. Amen.
We would like to offer a warm welcome to all of our new parishioners! We are so glad that you have chosen St. Patrick as your home away from home.
|Mr. Carl Borg||The Flory Family||The Fox Family|
|The Genslak Family||Mr. Doug Hanson||The Hett Family|
|The Kidwell Family||The Kwiatkowski Family||The Kudinger Family|
|The LaBarre Family||The Mesh Family||The Mullin Family|
|The O'Meara Family||The Pollum Family||The Rose Family|
|The Slusarski Family||The Vanderworp Family||The Woodman Family|
|The Womack Family|
If you are looking for a fall family project to help others, please consider participaing in the Angel Haven Shoe Box Project! This is a great project to do as a family because each member can create a box designed to help someone just like themselves. You can make life a little brighter for another family this holiday season!
Join us every Wednesday at 7:00pm to pray the Rosary! The Rosary is such a powerful tool in our Catholic prayer life. If you are new to praying the Rosary, you can learn more by clicking here. We hope you can join us at St. Patrick for this community prayer. However, if you are unable to attend this special event in-person, please join us for the livestream on our Facebook page by clicking here.
Join us on the first Friday of each month for Holy Hour and Benediction at 7:00pm. You won't want to miss this wonderful opportunity to spend time in prayer, meditation and reflection in the presence of our Lord. If you are unable to attend this special event in-person, please join us for the livestream on our Facebook page by clicking here.
Fall Bible Studies open now! Please go to our Bible Studies page for more information.
Tickets are only $10!! Don't miss your chance to win some extra cash for this coming holiday season. With 10 chances to win and prizes up to $3,000, this is an opportunity to spread good cheer and maybe get some in return. The drawing is set to take place November 21 and all proceeds will benefit the many good works of our St. Patrick Knights of Columbus. Stop by the parish office to get your tickets today!
Thank you to all of the parishioners who have participated in giving to the Catholic Services Appeal. We know that this year has been uniquely challenging and we are so incredibly grateful to everyone who has helped our parish and our larger Catholic faith community with your contributions and prayers. If you haven't been able to contribute due to financial hardship, your continued prayers for are deeply appreciated as well. We would like to acknowledge those who have so generosly given to the CSA:
|Myron & Mary Ellen Archambeau||Kenneth & Kathy Bark||Ernest & Melissa Bastian|
|Jean Bazela||Eileen Bednard||Leonard & Carol Behr|
|Michael & Jo Ellen Bennett||Joseph & Deann Brzezinski||Michael & Silvia Collins|
|Donald & Marcia Detter||Michael & Faith Dickmeyer||Kevin & Amanda Erickson|
|Simon & Pamela Fiani||Jo Ellen Gerbeck||Howard & Beverly Gouzwaard|
|Cheryl Holling||Marilyn Hooker||Ulrich & Maralynn Keil|
|Matthew Knedgen||Joseph & Jill Koterba||Les Langlois|
|Timothy & Margaret Loula||Charles & Nancy Neville||John & Sheila O'Meara|
|Maria Pasquali||Peter & Karen Piccinato||John & Susan Rees|
|Donald K. & Margaret Serafin||Timothy & Terese Touhey||Stephen & Lisa Williams|
|Robert Armstrong||David & Kathryn Butler||Rosemary Coraci|
|Sharman Cross||Robert & Cheri Delyon||Dennis & Kitty Dobritt|
|Patrick & Therese Dohaney||Robert & Colleen Fadool||Joseph & Velma Kazakevicius|
|Bonnie Keib||Frank & Patricia Mackowiak||Richard & Pamela MacLean|
|Sharon Mattison||Patricia Mayers||Nick & Molly Oosting|
|John K. & Barbara Pilkiewicz||James Sheehan||Tim & Marian Sheridan|
|John & Irene Szuba||Brian & Janice Thornton||James & Cheryl Auger|
|Robert & Diane Barnett||Corey & Anna Beck||Patrick & Julie Cavanaugh|
|Donald & Virginia Cenkner||Charles & Melissa Christ||Carol Dombkowski|
|Nick & Andrea Donovan||Michael & Carol Dorcey||Ann Dyer|
|Jack & Marianne Erickson||Patrick & Utani Fader||Michael Forrest|
|Joseph & Susan Giacalone||Robert Houck||James & Tina Howie|
|Robert & Judith Kaminski||Alan Kovacic||Gary & Diane Lalicki|
|John & Kathleen Levinson||Vito & Helen Marchese||Dale & Mary Ellen Mathie|
|Norman & Debra Newberger||John & Terri O'Toole||Gerald & Lou Ann Parka|
|David & Patricia Seidl||Matthew & Emily Shewell||Teresa Sullivan|
|Scott & Michele Weickel||Larry & Camella West||Reed & Joanne Altenburg|
|Kurt & Gail Casebolt||Marion Christian||Robert & Heather Doyon|
|Michael English||Michael & Diana Fahey||Gregory & Anne Finn|
|Mark & Carolyn Friend||Steven & Marilyn Haar||Laura Kenney|
|Theresa Klein||Lawrence & Lynne Krajewski||Barbara Miller|
|Jim Minnebo||Marilyn Orlando||Patrick & Vicki Mitchell|
|Bernard & Gloria Render||Richard & Sharon Rzeppa||Keith & Christine Applebee|
|John & Kathleen Bak||Geri Batt||David Becker|
|Jon & Patricia Bond||Peter & Ann Bonde||Carl & Josephine Borg|
|Robert & Theresa Brady||Jeff & Karen Brandenburg||Sandy Campanaro|
|Charles & Melissa Christ||Mike & Christine Christiansen||Gary & Connie Cook|
|Jody & Amy Crossfield||Matthew & Julie Czmer||Susan Danhausen|
|Jason & Jenette Davis||Gary Dirker||Jere Dirker|
|Barbara Dmoch||Eric & Christine Fenske||John & Jennifer Fitzgerald|
|Carl & Kimberly Fuhs||Joseph & Debra Gibson||Thomas & Nadine Goulding|
|Karen Hill||Roger & Karen Lattrel||Dennis & Kathryn Letang|
|Anthony & Grace Madaffer||James & Pamela Marx||Richard & Christine McCann|
|Blanche Newton||Margaret Nichols||Shirley O'Kelly|
|Anthony & Joanne Peruske||Thomas & Megan Howie||David & Lynda Hudson|
|Dennis & Kathryn Johnson||Aaron & Ruth Kaleniecki||Michael & Sharon Kalinowski|
|Stephen & Rene Kubiak||Michael & Lisa Powaser||Carol Rich|
|Russell & Deborah Richards||Carl & Karen Rimatzki||Sharon Sanderson|
|Robert & Karen Schmitt||Christopher & Patricia Szwed||Lawrence & Maureen Wall|
|Judy Whitlock||Gary & Pamela Wietecha||Ralph & Denise Woznick|
|Arthur & Bethany Zelinsky|
Here in our Archdiocese, each of us in invited to help support the ongoing ministries of the Church beyond our own parish of St. Patrick. This year is no exception. Because of the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, Archbishop Vigneron moved the annual Catholic Services Appeal from last Spring to this September 2020. We have been told that the Archdiocese has cut their staff and other personnel expensed by 45%. Everyone is being asked to help deal with the serious financial difficulties of our Church of Detroit because of COVID-19.
As in the past years, we are now recommneding that every parish family consider an annual contribution of $300.00 over ten months, i.e., a down payment of $30.00 and an additional $30.00 for the remaining nine months for this year's Catholic Services Appeal. We are asking for "equal sacrifice-not necessarily an equal gift".
Any CSA contribution in excess of our CSA target-which is lower than last year-will remain in our parish for our own needs. This year, this could really help our parish, as our loss of weekly offertory income is about 22 percent. Know that you and all of our parishioners are in our prayers. May we continue to pray for and to support one another in these difficult times.
I am praying that the Lord will bless you abundantly for your personal sacrifice and generous response. May the Lord bless you for your willingness to offer your fair share in assisting in our 2020 Archdiocean CSA Appeal.
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Rev. Thomas L. Meagher, Pastor
As Catholics, we are disciples of Christ and as such are called to love one another. There were no exceptions for election years and it seems that many have forgotten that to love others is far more important than any political issue. The Michigan Catholic Confrence has challenged us to bring civility back this election season and remember our compassion even in disagreement with others.
We hope you will join us in taking this pledge as well.
I pledge civility.
To recognize the human dignity of those with whom I disagree, treat others with respect, and rise above attacks when directed at me.
I pledge clarity.
To root my political viewpoints in the Gospel and a well-formed conscience, which involves prayer, conversation, study and listening. I will stand up for my convictions and speak out when I witness language that disparages others’ dignity, while also listening and seeking to understand others’ experiences.
I pledge compassion.
To encounter others with a tone and posture which affirms that I honor the dignity of others and invites others to do the same. I will presume others’ best intentions and listen to their stories with empathy. I will strive to understand before seeking to be understood.
Add your name to the pledge by clicking here.
We are so fortunate to be able to participate in the election process to ensure that those representing our communities are advocating for the values we as Christians hold dear. You can read more about the issues and candidates in the September issue of "Focus" by clicking here.
St. Patrick Catholic Church is committed to faith formation for all children and adults in our Catholic community. During these very unusual times, we as a Church have been challenged in so many ways. The health and well-being of our Parishioners is at the forefront of our concerns and we are praying for our community daily.
As we embark on the new school year, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a shift in our planning and the execution of our Religious Education programs. After much prayer, consultation and conversation with all of the concerned parties, we have made decisions for the upcoming 2020-2021 year regarding all of our Faith Formation/Religious Education programs.
The format for our 2020-2021 religious education programs will be an at home structure for most children this year to ensure the safety of both our religious education students and the students at St. Patrick Catholic School. Please click here for details.
We are updating our parishioner email list and we need your help!
Please click HERE to update your email address!
Thank you and God Bless!
Contact our principal, Jeremy Clark for further information at [email protected] or 248-698-3240.
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