Community Calendar



Fourth annual Rosary for Life with Benediction. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2:00 p.m. St. John Vianney Church, 54045 Schoenherr Road, Shelby Twp. Sponsored by SJV Knights of Columbus #11772.

Downriver March for Life. Sunday, Jan. 21. Noon Mass to end abortion at Our Lady of the Scapular, 10th Street and Superior, Wyandotte. 1:00 p.m. Walk or drive to Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Ninth Street and Northline with indoor prayer service. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Open House Right to Life Resource Center, 2010 Eureka, Wyandotte. 734-282-6100.


Called To Preach. Lay Dominicans to meet Jan. 14, 1:00 p.m. St. Fabian, 32200 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. For Catholics who seek more spiritually. All welcome. 248-470-5985.


Pilgrimage to Mexico with Fr. Mario Amore. Visit Our Lady of Guadalupe, the most celebrated Marian apparition site in the world! Six nights’ in four-star hotels: four nights in Queretaro and two in Mexico City. Daily breakfast and dinner. Celebrate daily Mass and gain experiences with the SOLT Missionaries. Roundtrip airfare from Detroit. April 2-8, 2018. Only $2,159! Call Corporate Travel for details: 313-565-8888 ext. 150 or 121.

Holy Land Catholic Pilgrimage. Join Fr. Alex Kratz, Franciscan Friar and Spiritual Director of Terra Sancta Pilgrimages, on a life-changing pilgrimage to the Holy Land. April 9-23, 2018. Call Patti, 248-514-1747 or email

Italy! Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome! A general papal audience at Saint Peter’s! Oct. 31-Nov. 10. $3,179 round trip from Detroit including airfare! Contact John Findlater 313-410-6478 or Don’t delay!

Retreat Center

St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat and Conference Center. Weekend retreats, days of reflection, spiritual enrichment programs. Conference space available for hosted adult and youth groups. Call 313-535-9563 or visit

Retreats & Reflection

Life in the Spirit seminar. Friday Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m. and Saturday Jan. 20, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. St. Lawrence social hall, Utica. Register, call Jim Brodi, 586-739-3802.

Explore your prayer. St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center. Tuesday mornings, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; 9:30-11:00 a.m. The classes will explore the what, where, why and how of prayer. Participants will be invited to ‘sample’ different prayer forms. There will be time for reflection as well as communal experiences. Classes cost $15/session or $50/series. Register online or by phone 313-286-2800.

Special Masses & Services

Mass with healing prayer. Wednesday, Jan. 24. St. Lawrence Church, Utica. Celebrant Fr. Eric Fedewa. Confessions, 5:30 p.m. Mass, 7:00 p.m. Prayer teams after Mass. Jim Brodi, 586-739-3802.

An evening of praise and worship, “Experience the Love of Christ.” Our Lady of Hope Parish, 28301 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores. Tuesday, February 6, 7:00 p.m. An evening of inspirational preaching by Fr. Bill Promesso, pastor of St. Cyprian Parish with uplifting music by Catholic artist Timothy Smith.  There will also be Eucharistic Adoration, and opportunities for private confession. 586-771-1750.

Tridentine Latin High Mass sponsored by Oakland County Latin Mass Association. Chapel of the Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1250 Kensington Road, Bloomfield Hills. Every Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Information is available at or email


Divorce recovery workshop. St. Mary of Redford, 14601 Mansfield Street, Detroit. Saturday, Jan. 13, 12:00 p.m. Contact Colleen Ontko, for more information.

Discernment of God’s Will workshop. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 11 with Fr. Steve Hurd, SJ and Ann Dillon. Manresa Jesuit Retreat House, Bloomfield Hills. $175 daily/$225 lodging. or 248-644-4933.