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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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    IMMACULATE CONCEPTION 
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8TH

HOLY DAY MASS SCHEDULE: 
8:45AM & 7:00PM


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    A few words from Fr. Dariusz..

 

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Another Liturgical year begins with the 1st Sunday of Advent.  Advent is a very busy time for all of us.  Since we have a few weeks left before Christmas comes, we try to do as much as we can to be ready for the great celebration of Christ's birth.  Shopping, sending Christmas cards, and parties are a part of the celebration of Christmas.

Advent is more than that.  Advent is a time of watchfulness.  We are waiting for the final coming of Christ at the end of time.  And we are also waiting for His coming to us at the time of our death.  Since both times are hidden from us, we should maintain a state of watchfulness so that we are ready to meet the Lord at any moment.

The Season of Advent is also a time for us to be prepared for Christmas.  If we want to understand the message of Christmas we have to start at the beginning, which is the history of salvation.  During Advent we will hear a lot about the history of Israel, viewed through the eyes of Christian faith.  We will learn that this history was leading to the birth of Jesus.  Jesus is the one who fulfills the messianic prophecies.

The First Reading from Isaiah is concerned with the Messiah and the messianic times.  Isaiah kept the hopes of the people alive in very dark times.  In today's Reading we have the theme of universal peace and salvation.  He said that Through Jerusalem, salvation came to the world.  Through Jerusalem came the meaning of true love.  Through Jerusalem came the fulfillment of everlasting justice and peace of the Kingdom of God.  Consequently, we can now truly say, let us walk in the light of the Lord! Isaiah's prophecy was a prophecy of the incarnation of the Lord God through Jesus Christ.

In the Second Reading Paul reminds us that salvation is nearer to us now.  No matter how we look at it, each day is a day closer to the day when we will come face to face with the Lord Jesus.  This encounter may involve the return of Christ to judge the world and to gather His elect for their final reward, or it may involve the day when our souls will suddenly be called to depart from this world.  St. Paul reminds us of that fact through his words.  "You know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep.  For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near.

The Gospel and the Second Reading deal with the Lord's second coming, which the first Christians believed was imminent.  Both readings convey a sense of urgency through phrases such as, "Wake up" and "Stand ready".

The Gospel Reading tells us to be awake because we do not know on what day your Lord is coming.  In the midst of violence, suffering, injustice, persecution, indifference.  Jesus, the messenger of peace, tells us to be vigilant.\

I hope during this busy time of Advent and Christmas preparations we take our time to spend some time on prayer and meditation.

God bless, 

Fr. Dariusz 

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Christmas Mass Schedule

 

CHRISTMAS EVE: 4:00 & 8:00 PM


CHRISTMAS DAY: 10:00 AM


NEW YEAR'S DAY: 10:00 AM

 

 

Since Christmas falls on a Friday, the entire weekend of December 24 - 27 will be treated as one celebration of Christmas. The Archbishop is asking everyone who is able to physically come to Mass to plan on coming once that weekend for their Christmas Mass. Make sure you wear a mask and practice social distancing. If you have any symptoms of cold, flu, sinuses, or find yourself being close to anyone who had Covid-19, please stay home and watch Mass online.

(Link Below)

 

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

 

This way we can better serve everyone and keep everyone safe!

 

 

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DISPENSATION EXTENDED

November 13, 2020

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

During these difficult months during the pandemic, I have granted a general dispensation from the grave obligation that we as Catholic Christians have to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation in the Archdiocese of Detroit, in-part to help ease the conscience of those who are unable to be present for public worship due to risk of illness to themselves or their families. The most recent dispensation expires on November 22, at which point we had hoped the pandemic would have eased enough to allow all of us to return in an unrestricted way to our celebrations of the Holy Eucharist. Unfortunately, local and state health officials report that we not only continue to experience an increase in cases in our region and elsewhere, but that the rate of increase is rising dramatically and dangerously.

I have been in communication with leaders in our Catholic hospitals and they are very concerned about the immediate future and the challenges they face caring for all those in need, not just those experiencing serious complications from COVID. Dispensation After carefully considering these and other factors,

I am extending the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of obligation for people living in or visiting the Archdiocese of Detroit until Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

As we have from the beginning, we will continue to closely monitor the situation in our region, with an eye on the day – hopefully in the not-todistant future – when all of us are able to safely reunite in our normal patterns of worship. Attending Mass This extension is given so as not to unduly bind the consciences of those who are greatly troubled by the destructive potency of the coronavirus, and to care for the most vulnerable among us, such as the elderly. At the same time, one should not take advantage of the dispensation without a true need. Catholics who have already begun to engage in non-essential activities, such as widening one’s social circle or going out to eat, should return to Sunday Mass – an essential activity – as church capacity allows.

Our souls greatly need the grace that comes from the re-presentation of Christ’s saving death and resurrection and this is what Jesus has entrusted to us in the celebration of the Mass. Just as businesses, schools, and other locations have opened safely, so have our parishes. Our pastors, parishes, and the faithful have worked diligently and adapted well in order to ensure the health and well-being of everyone who has been able to come to church for Mass, Confession, or to pray. I want to offer my sincere gratitude for the efforts that have been undertaken to implement and maintain the first-rate precautionary measures that have kept our parishes and schools safe. Keeping Holy the Lord’s Day Whether or not they are able to attend Mass, all baptized Catholics are reminded of the grave necessity they have to keep holy the Lord’s Day.

This a divine law that neither I nor anyone else can ever dispense. Sunday is the day of the Resurrection of our Lord, and as such Christians from the earliest days have set it apart as a day unlike others. When it is not possible to participate in person in the Sacrifice of the Mass, it is vitally important for every member of the Catholic Church to observe the Sabbath by prioritizing prayer, time for God and for family, and works of charity. To that end, many of our parishes have been broadcasting their services over the internet during these last several months. While this virtual means of watching Mass can never replace the unmediated contact with the Real Presence of Our Lord we receive by being present and participating in Mass, these livestreamed Masses have been a way to help Catholics nourish their souls when they cannot be present for Mass. Let us trust that the Lord accompanies us through all difficulties, including this pandemic.

As we approach Advent and prepare for flu season, we should remember to pray daily for health care workers, first responders, including our priests, and all who are and will offer compassionate service and healing in the months to come.

Let us also continue to invoke Our Lady of Lourdes, patroness for those who suffer illness, asking her to pray with us for healing and protection for the people of southeast Michigan and beyond.

With assurances of my prayers for you, I remain, Sincerely yours in Christ,

The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron Archbishop of Detroit

 

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Announcement from Archbishop Vigneron

Families of Parishes

 


https://www.familiesofparishes.org/

 

 

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CSA 2020
TIMELINE & IMPORTANT INFORMATIO
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CSA Sunday at Parishes will take place on the weekend after Labor Day:
Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13

MAIL TIMELINE:
The Archdiocese of Detroit is going to mail out CSA information according to the guidelines.  Mail will go out based on the following schedule:

Last Year Donors
            First appeal arrives on fourth week of August (Aug 24-30)
        *     Second appeal arrives on third week of September (Sept. 14-20)
        *     Third appeal arrives on first week of October (Oct. 5-11)

Last Year Donors and Last Two Years Donors
        *     First appeal arrives on second week of September (Sept. 7-13)
        *     Second appeal arrives on fifth week of September (Sept. 28-Oct. 4)
        *     Third appeal arrives on third week of October (Oct. 19-25)

EMAIL TIMELINE
All CSA donors and other emails on the database:
        *      First email will be sent on Tuesday, September 15
        *      Second email is sent on Tuesday, September 29

Donors will be able to direct their gift to any of the following ministries:
        *   Priestly Vocations
        *   Media & Communications
        *   Family & Youth Ministry
        *   Christian Services
        *   Catholic Education
        *   Black Catholic Ministry 
        *   Hispanic Ministry
        *   Athletics

I will share with you any information regarding CSA as it becomes available.

 

           

 

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Guidelines

 For people attending Mass and other services at Our Lady of the Angels Parish

~ REVISED ~

If you are 65 y/o or older you are not required to be in church. You can watch Mass on television or on the Internet (if we find a volunteer to do that for us, we will post Masses on the Internet).

 
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. 

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).

Avoid touching unnecessary things in Church.

Since it takes a lot of time to clean the whole Church, the Sunday Mass schedule will be changed.

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

We can only have 103 people in church. Overflow can go to the parish center (there is a limited number of seats 59) Do not come if you do not have a ticket.  For the time being, it is single seating set up which means even family members need to practice social distancing (it may be adjusted in the future)

Each family member needs an individual ticket for the weekend Masses.  You must attend the Mass stated on the ticket.  YOU MAY NOT CHANGE THE DAY.  (There are different colored tickets for Masses).

NEW TICKET INFORMATION: new tickets have been issued, if you do not have your new tickets, please contact the office.  you MUST speak to someone and cannot leave a message.  Those tickets will be valid until further notice.  For the Sunday mass, we have a limited number of Stand By tickets.  Please come to the Parish Office to get your tickets.

You do not need a ticket to attend daily Mass.  A few pews will be designated for you.  Use those only.  Do not remove any tapes from the restricted area (We do not need to clean the whole Church) Please adapt to this change.  Please do not move any chairs in the Church.

Daily Masses will be celebrated on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 8:45 am. If there is a funeral, the morning Mass will be canceled.

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!

Regarding communion
At this time only a priest will be distributing communion. Before you receive communion, you 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.

Regarding donations:
There is one box in Church and in the Parish Office for Sunday offertory.  When you come to Church or the Parish Office, please drop your donation off in the box.

Regarding Mass tickets:
Only registered members qualify for receiving a ticket. If you are not a member yet but attend our services please fill out the form provided on our website and send it back ASAP.

When you call the office do not leave any messages. You must talk to a secretary to reserve a ticket for yourself and your family members. Office hours are now: Mon.- Tues.- Thurs.- Fri. 9 AM - 3 PM, lunch from 12-1PM.  The Parish Office is closed on Wednesdays.

You will be able to pick up your ticket at the office.  Due to pew assignments, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of Mass, otherwise we will have to give your pew assignment to those with Stand By Tickets.

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.

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

 

                

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Events Calendar

Maps & Directions

 

 

 

 

Fr. Dariusz Strzalkowski

Pastor

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THE RESUMPTION OF PUBLIC MASSES

(See Guidelines)

 

 

WEEKEND MASSES

(BY TICKET ONLY) 

Saturday: 4:00PM
 (NO TICKET REQUIRED)

Sunday: 11:30AM
 


DAILY WEEKDAY MASS

(NO TICKET REQUIRED)

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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Due to the rise in the COVID19,

we are switching to the

on-line model.

Parents all received the key cards and instructions to do so.

Our new email for homework and any questions is:

re_oloa@yahoo.org

You have also received a letter detailing additional information.

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

email..

Karen@loacc.org

 

Stay healthy & safe.

KAREN

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