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Welcome to Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church

 

 

 

Parish Mission Statement

We are a welcoming Catholic community called by God to live out the message of Christ in love and service to all people. Our parish mission is:"Our Lady of the Angels is a worshipping community dedicated to the education and spiritual growth of the whole parish family.  With guidance from the Holy Spirit we extend our Christian love to the community we serve.  We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord with all our hearts and we welcome all to join us on our journey in following Him."

    
 

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HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Divine Mercy Sunday - April 11
1:30 - 2:30 PM - Divine Mercy Service

 

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(Link Below)

https://m.facebook.com/Our-Lady-of-the-Angels-Catholic-Church-560190037338025/

 

 

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    A Few Words from Fr. Dariusz..

 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

This weekend we celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter which is also known as the Feast of the Divine Mercy.  This Feast is celebrated on the Second Sunday of Easter, which concludes the Octave of Easter.  The Feast Day is observed not only by our Roman Catholic Church but also by some Anglicans.  It is originally based on the Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy that Faustina Kowalska reported as part of her encounter with Jesus, and is associated with special promises from Jesus and indulgences issued by the Catholic Church.

Some of us had the chance to go to Poland and visit the place where Saint Faustina lived.  I would like to share some information with you about this Polish Saint.

Maria Faustyna Kowalska (born Helena Kowalska; 25 August 1905 - 5 October 1938), also known as Saint Maria Faustyna Kowalska of the Blessed Sacrament and popularly spelled Faustina, was a Polish Roman Catholic nun and mystic.  Her apparitions of Jesus Christ inspired the Roman Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy and earned her the title of "Secretary of Divine Mercy".

Sister Faustina was a young, uneducated nun in a convent of the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Poland during the 1930s.  She came from a poor family that struggled during the years of World War I.  She had only three years of simple education, so hers were the humblest tasks in the convent, usually in the kitchen or garden.  However, she received extraordinary revelations - or messages - from our Lord Jesus.  Jesus asked St. Faustina to record these experiences, which she compiled into notebooks.  These notebooks are known today as the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, and the words contained within are God's loving message of Divine Mercy.

Though the Divine Mercy message is not new to the teachings of the Church,  Sr. Faustina's Diary sparked a great movement and a strong and significant focus on the mercy of Christ.  Saint John Paul II canonized Sr. Faustina in 2000 making her the "first saint of the new millenium."  Speaking of Sr. Faustina and the importance of the message contained in her Dairy, the Pope called her "the great apostle of Divine Mercy in our time."

Today, we continue to rely on St. Faustina as a constant reminder of the message to trust in Jesus' endless mercy, and to live life mercifully toward others.  We also turn to her in prayer and request her intercession to our merciful Savior on our behalf.  At the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, we include the following in our 3 o'clock prayers.

Saint Faustina,
"You told us that your mission would continue after your death and that you would not forget us."  Our Lord also granted you a great privilege, telling you to "distribute graces as you will, to who you will, and when you will."  Relying on this, we ask your intercession for the graces we need, especially for the intentions just mentioned.  Help us, above all, to trust in Jesus as you did and thus to glorify His mercy every moment of our lives.    Amen
 

May God bless all of us, 

Fr. Dariusz 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The parish is in need of a part time Secretary and maintenance person, please contact the office for information.

We have added a second Mass on Sunday at 9:30 am.

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Families of Parishes Update

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Please mark your calendars for the following dates/times regarding the upcoming FOP Parishioner Gatherings.

Each of these events will be facilitated by our AOD Missionary, George Strimpel. They will be virtual and take place from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

 

Encounter:  Monday, April 19

In this gathering, members of the Family will be introduced to each other. Parishioners from all parishes in the Family will have an opportunity to get to know one another and to encounter Jesus through new relationships as brothers and sisters. 

Grow: Tuesday, May 11

This second gathering is about beginning to grow together as disciples through the creation of relationships founded in faith. 

Witness: Tuesday, July 13

This third gathering will encourage Family members to celebrate together as a Family, receiving the grace that comes with confidently witnessing to the Gospel. 

 

This is the registration link for you to share with your parishioners for each of these 3 evenings:

https://www.familiesofparishes.org/gatherings

 

 

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Statement from Archbishop Vigneron

Regarding the Expiration of the General Dispensation

"Sunday Mass is an important part of the life of every Catholic. We have a grave obligation to attend Mass every Sunday and holy day of obligation unless we are prevented from doing so by a serious obstacle. During the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an environment of significant instability that required relaxing the dispensation from this serious obligation for all Catholics in the Archdiocese of Detroit.

For the past 10 months our parishes have learned how to safely and reverently celebrate Mass for anyone who was able to come. Now, as cases of COVID are dropping and the rate of vaccination is increasing, it is time for more of us to return to Mass. The obligation to attend Sunday Mass has returned for most Catholics this weekend. There are still particular dispensations for those who remain at a higher risk of infection or illness, so it may be a while for some of our brothers and sisters to return. 
 
As we welcome more people back to our churches, we want to keep in mind the need for all of us to be patient with and supportive of each other. As an act of charity toward others, it is important that we continue to maintain social distancing and wear face-coverings at indoor events – including Mass. Exceptions are made for small children but for adults, face coverings are required.

Pastors and parish staffs have been asked to help the faithful as they come back to Mass by reminding them of these directives, so that all will feel safe as they join us for Mass and receive the Holy Eucharist. 

We know that this can be a challenge for some people, but your cooperation and support is a great spiritual and practical help, opening the doors for more people to safely and reverently participate at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. To those of you returning today:

Welcome back and let us prepare ourselves for the Mass."

 

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Discovering Poland

                    Parish Trip 

 

with Fr. Dariusz Strzalkowski

 

 

 

Warsaw, Gdansk, Torun, Wroclaw & Krakow

May 14 — May 25, 2022 

12 Days  14 Meals

 

 

 

Recording of Poland Presentation

(Link Below)


https://collette.zoom.us/rec/share/aFI2ID7KMmAjAEEsk40RNvlDByhlvRGY_dLNnstNEQjQEnyk_BIZ2hNLZE8IAvGq.1bH46hxLrREhov2W

 

 

More Trip Information

(Link Below)

gateway.gocollette.com/link/1038535

 

 

For questions please contact the parish office

(313) 381-3000 

Emailmail@loacc.org

 

 

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NEW GUIDELINES

~ UPDATED APRIL, 2021 ~

 For people attending Mass and other services at

Our Lady of the Angels Parish

 

The general obligation to attend Mass on Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation became effective Saturday, March 13, 2021.  While the general dispensation is removed there are special instances where the dispensation will continue. Please do not attend Mass in the following circumstances:

1.  You are ill or you have underlying conditions or are in a high-risk catagory.
2.  You have good reason to think you might be asymptomatic of a contagious illness (e.g.. you were in recent contact with someone who tested positive for a contagious illness such as COVID or influenza).
3.  You care for the sick, homebound, or infirmed.
4.  You are pregnant.
5.  Those 65 years of age or older (per the CDC's recommendation of high-risk individuals).
6.  You cannot attend Mass through no fault of your own (e.g.. no Mass is offered, you are infirmed, or, while wanting to go, you are prevented  for some reason you cannot control (e.g. your ride did not show up, the Church was at capacity).
7.  If you have significant fear or anxiety of becoming ill by being at Mass.


IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS SIMILAR TO FLU OR YOU DO NOT FEEL GOOD,

DO NOT COME TO CHURCH.


You MUST wear a mask at all time in order to enter the buildings.  You MUST practice social distancing. 


If you come to Church with your family members, you MUST practice social distancing while taking a seat in Church, unless otherwise stated.  Avoid touching unnecessary things in Church.

If it is possible bring your own hand sanitizer with you.  (You can also bring your own wet wipes and gloves if you need them).  If you bring gloves, wet wipes, etc, do not leave them in the pews.  Take them home with you or dispose them on the way out.  DO NOT LEAVE THEM IN YOUR PEWS!

As AOD has updated COVID guidelines, the Sunday Mass Schedule will revert back to our original weekend schedule:

Weekend Masses will be celebrated on Saturday at 4 pm, Sunday at 9:30 am and 11:30 am.

A recording of our Saturday Mass will be available after 6:00pm every Saturday; please use the link on our website: loacc.org to view Mass.  Daily Masses will be celebrated on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 8:45am.  If there is a funeral, the morning Mass will be canceled.

Regarding distribution of Communion

If you are a Eucharistic Minister and wish to distribute communion during Mass, you must be fully vaccinated and willing to follow AOD guidelines.  You must meet with Fr. Dariusz prior to being placed on the schedule.  Please contact the parish office to arrange a meeting.

At this time only a priest will be distributing communion. Before you receive ommunion, please  bow 6 feet away from the priest, say amen, remove your mask and the priest places the Eucharist in your hand (YOU CANNOT WEAR GLOVES WHEN RECEIVNG COMMUNION!)

There are marks on the floor to help you with social distancing while receiving Communion.

I highly discourage anyone from receiving Communion on a tongue. I will need to wash my hand every time I give Communion on a tongue.

Regarding votive candles. 
You can now light candles in the Church.  You MUST sanitize your hands before and after lighting any candles.

Confessions
Confessions are by Appointment Only.  You will need to stay in your car with your mask on to confess your sins.  Face to face option only.  Please call the office to schedule an appointment.

Leaving the Church

One of the ushers or the priest will be directing parishioners to leave the church by aisle making sure social distancing takes place.

When you get home please wash your hands.

In the end, I hope this can help us to stay safe. There might be other changes taking place regarding our safety. I will try to adjust when I see where such changes are needed.  Thank you all for your cooperation and understanding during this time.

Liturgical Directive Update:

1.  Holy Water: The fonts and containers maybe filled and used by the faithful at the discretion of the pastor.  The CDC has stated that there is no evidence COVID can spread to people through water.

2.  The Sign of Peace: Those within the same family/household can offer a physical sign; those between households are invited to offer each other a remote/visual sign.

God’s blessing to all of you.
Fr. Dariusz

 

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Fr. Dariusz Strzalkowski

Pastor

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WEEKEND MASSES

 Saturday: 4:00PM

Sunday: 9:30AM

Sunday: 11:30AM
 


DAILY WEEKDAY MASS

8:45AM
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

 

CONFESSION

By appointment only

 

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Office Hours
Monday - Tuesday Thursday - Friday
[Wednesday's Closed]

9:00AM - 3:00PM

Daily Lunch Hour:

12Noon to 1:00PM

Phone: (313) 381-3000


Fax: (313) 381-5528

 

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Catholic News & Perspective

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It is great news about the vaccine but we will still need to keep wearing our masks, social distancing and washing of hands.

The students are back to In-Person learning on Tuesdays, at the regular times.

We will still be following AOD, CDC & Wayne County COVID-19 guidelines.

Students should keep up with their class assignments and keep sending them to

re_oloa@yahoo.com

If parents or students need to contact me please use this e-mail address as well.

Any questions, please call me at 313- 381-3000, ext 127.

Stay healthy & safe.

KAREN

 

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