Read the daily quote from Pope Francis

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."

    
 

____________________________________________

 

(Link Below)

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

 

___________________________________________________________________________

 

    A Few Words from Fr. Dariusz..

 

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

i would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have been actively involved and given their talents and time to celebrate this year's Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday.  Many of you dedicated your time to make sure that everything was ready and in order.  I would like to thank Deacon Bill, Vincente, Joe and the Altar Servers, Kim and the Ushers, Lectors, Dennis Crandell, Dennis LaDuke and the music department, Jerry for recording the Mass and uploading it to the website.  Judy for her decorations, and finally I would like to thank Cindy and her team in decorating our Church.  The Church looked so beautiful.  Also I would like to thank Mike and Al for leading the Sations of the Cross during the Lenten Season.  Thank you so much for your hard work and commitment to the parish.

In the First Reading from the Acts of the Apostles, we learn about the living faith that united the members of the early Church.  They were of one heart and one soul.  No one claimed private ownership of any possessions.  All shared what they owned for the good of all.

The love and charity that was enjoyed by the early Church Christians is still visible today in a variety of degrees.

While our living faith embraces physical actions, it also requires that we testify to the Word of God.  As the Apostles gave their testimony to the glorious Resurrection of the Lord Jesus, as instruments of the Lord, we too are called to testify to others as to the reason for our living faith.  From the understanding and knowledge of our living faith, our hope and our charity that have been firmly established in Jesus Christ, we are called to share this knowledge and understanding with our brothers and sisters for the growth and benefit of the whole Body of Christ.  We are called to share it with our children so they too may establish their living faith in the righteousness of Jesus Christ.

IN the Second Reading St. John teaches us that "Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the parent loves the child."

The Gospel Reading is about the doubting Thomas who said that he would not believe that Jesus had Resurrected until such time as he had touched the mark of the nails and the side of the Lord.  Once Jesus had appeared to St. Thomas, he suddenly came to believe.  St. Thomas said, "My Lord and my God!" Not only did St. Thomas perceive at that moment that Jesus was His Lord and teacher, but that He was also the eternal God manifested in human form.

When Jesus appeared to His disciples, He breathed the Holy Spirit upon them.  In other words, the Holy Spirit made His indwelling within the disciples and they became full of the Holy Spirit.  Their minds were opened to the knowledge and understanding of the Spirit of Truth.  Having done this, Jesus authorized His Apostles to forgive the sins of others in His Name.  Those whose sins are forgiven shall be forgiven.  Those who sins are retained shall be retained. 

This statement of Jesus testifies to the truth regarding the Sacrament of Confession.  While some may want to believe that they can confess their sins directly to God the Father by bypassing those who have been appointed by Jesus to administer the Sacrament of Confession in the Holy Catholic Church, they are living a false hope.  Without the Sacrament of Confession through the priests who have received the faculty to hear Confessions and who are in direct succession to the Apostles of Jesus, there is no forgiveness of sins.

To live our faith in Jesus, we must receive the Sacraments of the Holy Catholic Church.  To live our faith in Jesus, we must abide by the Commandments of God.  By doing these things, we will have life in His Most Holy Name.

God bless you all, 

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.

___________________________________________________________________________

 

 

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

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

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."

 

___________________________________________________________________________

 

 

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

 

 

___________________________________________________________________________

                                         

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

 

___________________________________________________________________________

 


Religious Education

Our Faith

Sacraments
     

Parish Photos

Events Calendar

Maps & Directions

 

 

 

 

Fr. Dariusz Strzalkowski

Pastor

_______________________

 

WEEKEND MASSES

 Saturday: 4:00PM

Sunday: 9:30AM

Sunday: 11:30AM
 


DAILY WEEKDAY MASS

8:45AM
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

 

CONFESSION

By appointment only

 

__________________________


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

 

_______________________

 

Full Calendar of Events

 

__________________

 

 

https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/4502

 

__________________________

Catholic News & Perspective

__________________________

 

 

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

 

Please Join our

Facebook Page for up to date information

 

__________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Giving

Online Giving

Secure and Convenient Donate now!