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!
The St. Patrick Parish Online Giving Program allows you to make contributions to our church without writing checks or worrying about cash donations.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Flu season is upon us again. The Michigan Community VNA is scheduled to come on Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 8:30am until 12:00pm in the hall. They will be giving Flu shots, as well as Fluad High Dose Senior, Pneumonia-Prevnar 13 and Pneumonia-Pneumovax 23.
You can register by going to flu.vna.org
Clinic ID: 565
We must all maintain the safety guidelines, so must wear a mask and maintain 6 foot social distancing. Make sure to wear a shirt that allows for easy access to your shoulder. Photo ID and insurance cards are required.
If you have any questions, please contact the Parish office at 248-255-9178 or email [email protected]
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.
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 (parents included), 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 traditional religious education program will be an at home structure 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.
This year's the Sacramental preparation classes for First Eucharist will be done primary at home. There will be a couple of additional sessions to be done in-person with social distancing measures in place. Please click here for details.
Both virtual and modified in-person options will be available for our 6th-8th Grade Genesis & Logos programs. There are a limited number of spots available for our in-person sessions. Please click here for details.
Both virtual and modified in-person options will be available for our Confirmation Candidates this year. There are a limited number of spots available for our in-person sessions. Please click here for details.
Contact our principal, Jeremy Clark for further information at [email protected] or 248-698-3240.
Will you join the movement?
Don't forget, your FORMED account is FREE! Click HERE to register!
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!