Saturday - Church 5pm
Sunday - Church 8am, 10am & 12pm (Spanish)
Monday - Church 9am
Tuesday - Chapel - 23 Mile Rd 9am
Wed. - Chapel - 23 Mile Rd 9am
Thursday - Chapel - 23 Mile Rd 9am
First Friday of the month - Church - 7pm (Mass and Adoration)
Holy Days - 9am and 7pm
The Mission of our parish is to see the face of Christ in every person so that they may see the face of Christ in us and together we will go forth to bring Christ to the world.
Detroit Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i)
Retrouvailles (French): [Rediscovery] The happiness of meeting again after a long time.
We believe that every marriage deserves the opportunity to survive, be healed and thrive as a covenant of life and love. Retrouvaille is the place where we, as hurting couples, found hope.
Retrouvaille Programs for 2016.
Over 5,000 hurting couples have experienced hope through the Retrouvaille program in the Detroit area. Struggling couples are looking for help and want a lifeline, but do not know where to turn. Retrouvaille can help.
Retrouvaille is a Christian Peer Ministry focused on reaching out to hurting married couples longing for renewal and hope. Metro Detroit has multiple English and Spanish programs scheduled this year, each beginning with a weekend on the following dates:
April 8 (Spanish)
October 14 (Spanish)
For more information or to register, please see our website: www.retrouvaille.info or call 1-800-470-2230.
St. Francis-St. Maximilian
Annual Parish Picnic
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Immediately following the 11:00 am Mass
Please note there will not be a 10:00 am or 12:00 pm Mass
Come and enjoy great fellowship, delicious food, games, music, Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge for kids 9-14
St. Maximilian Kolbe
Martyr of Charity
Saint of our Difficult Times
You're Invited to
A Special Prayer Service
The Relics of
St. Maximilian Kolbe
Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 7:00 pm
St. Francis-St. Maximilian Parish
St. Maximilian was born January 8, 1894, in Poland. In 1910, he entered the novitiate of the Franciscan Friars Conventual. In 1918, he was ordained a priest.
In 1939, Nazi soldiers stormed in Niepokalanow and arrested Fr. Kolbe and 50 other religious. Freed in December, Fr. Kolbe returned to Niepokalanow. On February 17, 1941 Fr. Kolbe was arrested by the Gestapo and in May 1941 he was transferred to Auschwitz.
At the end of July 1941, a prisoner from Fr. Kolbe's cell block escaped. As an example and punishment to the other prisoners, 10 men from his block were randomly selected to die. Fr. Kolbe was not chosen,, but volunteered to take the place of Francis Gajowniczek, a man who had a wife and two children. Still alive after two weeks of starvation, Fr. Kolbe was injected with a lethal dose of phenol on August 14, 1941.
Pope John Paul II canonized Maximilian as a "Martyr of Charity" and "Patron Saint of our difficult century" in 1982.
St. Maximilian's spirituality focuses on Mary as Spouse of the Holy Spirit and mediatress, along with Jesus, of God's redemptive graces to us.
The Widows of Prayer are Hosting a Widows Retreat
Capuchin Retreat Center
September 18-20, 2016
(Sunday – Tuesday)
This intimate retreat will refresh
your spirit as
The Holy Spirit touches our hearts with
Father Chris and Father Jerry guiding us on our journey.
Register by September 14 on line at www.capretreat.org
or call Capuchin Retreat
for this Retreat is $160.00 –
For additional information contact Kathy Hurley 586-949-1995
Capuchin Retreat Center –
These retreats begin Friday evening and conclude Sunday after the noon meal.
You will find challenging & thought
provoking conferences, Daily Eucharist,
Prayer time & time to enjoy nature, delicious means and much more.
COME and experience His Presence in this Holy Place.
Suggested offering for these retreats is $170.00 –
$50.00 Deposit Required
All Retreats are at the Capuchin Retreat Center in Washington Twp.
September 16-18, 2016
Registration due by August 24th
Contact Lawrence Colpaert
October 7-9, 2016
Registration due by September 14
Kathy Burke 586-598-3314
Kathy Hurley 586-949-1995