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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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    A Few Words from Fr. Dariusz..



After celebrating the Baptism of the Lord (last Sunday) we have entered another Liturgical Season the following Monday called the Ordinary Time.  Today we are celebrating the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.  Since the pandemic is still not gone, I have decided to get our chalices, ciborium, cups, and one monstrance to be redone.  In a couple of weeks the tabernacle will be replaced with an old one and shipped to Chicago to be gold plated.  There are visible parts of rust all over the tabernacle and a lot of scratches and missing gold on other Liturgical vessels.  It will take around 12 weeks to have them back and ready to be used again.  Now it is the time to get them ready when we are not allowed to use them.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Also, this year, Pope Frances chose St. Joseph as a Saint of the year.  We will honor him later during the year with a special holy hour and devotions.  We frequently say the Litany to St. Joseph on Thursdays during our Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction.

In today's First Reading we read that the Lord God called Samuel.  At that time, Samuel was not too enlightened about spiritual matters.  Being worldly minded, he believed that Eli was calling him.  As an obedient servant, three times after hearing a call, he went to Eli and asked him what he wanted.  Each time, Eli told Samuel that he had not called him.  As we heard, God had to call Samuel three times before Eli was spiritually enlightened enough to realize that it was the Lord God who was calling Samuel.  There is a spiritual lesson for us to learn.  It is important that we think spiritually at all times in our daily lives in order to have a fruitful relationship with the Lord God.  If we allow our hearts to remain in harmony with the grace of God, His Spirit will enlighten our intellect also we will be able to obediently walk our living faith alongside Jesus Christ.

The life of Samuel is an example to all of us.  As Samuel grew in the knowledge and understanding of the Lord, we too are called to grow in the knowledge and understanding of the Lord.  For it is through spiritual growth that we are sanctified in Christ.

In the Second Reading from the First Letter to the Corinthians we read that our bodies are meant to serve the Lord.  Our bodies are members of the mystical Body of Christ.  We are as branches attached to the vine.

St. Paul says that there are sins outside the body and there are sins against the body.  If we are disrespectful towards someone, that is a sin outside the body.  If we are selfish, refusing to share the blessings that the Lord has bestowed upon us, that is also a sin outside the body.  All our unchristian words and actions that do not shine in the love of Christ are sins outside the body.

A sin against the body is when we lower our morals to satisfy our fleshly desires in unhealthy carnal relationships contrary to the sacredness of the Church Sacrament of Marriage.  A sin against the body consists of all forms of sexual relationships outside the Sacrament of Marriage, pre-marital sex, common-law relationship, cheating on one's spouse, prostitution, and even same sex marriage or relationships.

In today's Gospel John says that in order for us to be saved we need to follow Jesus Christ because He is the Lamb of God, who by His perfect sacrifice reconciled with us and saved us from our sins.

As for us, as long as we continue to receive the Eucharist on a weekly basis, although being weak in human nature, there is hope.  As long as there is hope, the grace and mercy of God will not let us down.

 May God bless you all, 

Fr. Dariusz 




Discovering Poland

                    Parish Trip 


with Fr. Dariusz Strzalkowski




Warsaw, Gdansk, Torun, Wroclaw & Krakow

May 14 — May 25, 2022 

12 Days  14 Meals




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"GRAND PRIZE $20,000"


Our Super "Windfall" Raffle will be held on February 7, 2021.  There are only 1,000 tickets and each sell for $100.00.  There are 20 chances to win with the prizes as follows: Grand Prize $20,000.  1 prize at $1,000.  4 prizes at $500.  4 prizes at $250, and 10 prizes at $100.  We will continue with the 5 additional bonus prizes of $500 each.

You can purchase your ticket (s) on-line,   Link Below



Purchase under Windfall Raffle.  An official numbered ticket will be mailed to you.  Tickets are also available at all Masses, and in the Parish Office.

There will not be a Super Bowl Party this year, due to the pandemic.  You can have a chance at our 50/50 drawings though.  4 drawings will be held on February 7th.  Tickets are 8 for $5.00.

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If you have any questions call Jerry Ziemba at 313-295-4985.






December 18, 2020

Regarding Vaccines for COVID - 19

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Peace be with you!

In these Advent days of preparation for the coming of our Lord, we hope and pray that the Prince of Peace may console you and draw you to himself. Over this past year the struggles with the global COVID-19 pandemic have weighed heavily on our hearts, yet our Lord has been with us to deepen our faith and trust in him. Know of our prayers for you and for all health care workers who are so diligently caring for those who are ill.

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December 8, 2020

The Lord Jesus is calling us to redouble our efforts to share the gift of the ministerial priesthood. We love the priesthood, and we know how badly the Church, indeed the world, needs more priests on mission. Christ wants us to work diligently to identify and assist those men he is calling to form the next generation of priests.
Our common mission to unleash the Gospel depends, to a great extent, on our fidelity in making heard God’s call to the priesthood and helping men to answer that call positively and wholeheartedly. Not only do we need more priests today, but we also know that the number of priests here in the Archdiocese of Detroit continues to decline, creating an even greater need in the future.

You have perhaps heard it said that we do not have a vocations crisis. God always calls enough men to the priesthood. What we face is a failure of men to hear and say “yes” to his call. In this letter, I will focus on what we priests can do to serve as instruments of God’s call, and how we can help those men he is calling to offer their lives in priestly service.
I will speak frankly about the challenge we face now, as well as how much graver the pastoral situation of our Archdiocese will become if we fail to recruit more priests. But the most basic attitude I wish to share with you is one of hope. God is equipping us to meet the challenges we face, and he will provide for his Church. We simply need to be faithful to the mission he is entrusting to us.

The Challenge
Over the past couple of decades, we have become so accustomed to speaking of the “vocations crisis” that the expression has lost some of its power. This weakened sense of urgency is partly due to the heroic efforts so many of you have made to “fill the gap” and provide the same level of priestly service we provided in years past when we had many more priests. Things seem to have run relatively smoothly such that talk of a priest shortage has sometimes rung a bit hollow in the ears of our people.
At the same time, cultural trends in the world, and even within the Church, have lessened our collective dedication to encouraging priestly vocations. Families with fewer children, rising secularism, lower rates of
religious practice, an emphasis on self-fulfillment rather than self-sacrificial service, and other such trends have caused many to grow cold, or even hostile, to our mission to cultivate priestly vocations. What is the actual situation today? What is our priest-to-parish ratio? How are these numbers projected to change in the future? The Archdiocese of Detroit currently has 249 priests serving in 216 parishes. Of those 249 priests, 207 are diocesan priests and 42 belong to religious orders. There are 189 priests serving as either pastors or administrators, while 51 serve as associate pastors. The average age of our parish priests is just over 56.6 years old. Nineteen priests are over the age of 75 today. Our best projection for the situation ten years from now serves as a significant and dire warning. If we continue these trends, we can estimate that in 2030 we will have 172 priests serving full-time in our parishes, a ten-year drop of 28 percent . This estimate is based on a number of conservative projections regarding numbers of ordinations, religious order and extern priests taking or leaving parish assignments in the Archdiocese, priests assuming senior priest status, and deaths among our priests over the next decade. The heart of the anticipated decline in our total number of parish priests is found in the disparity between the projected number of ordinations over the next ten years – 48 (an average of 4.8 per year over the next 10 years) – and the number of priests who are likely to retire or die – 131, with an estimate of 50 deaths and 81 priests assuming senior priest status. I do not need to tell you what the pastoral consequences would be for our local Church if the total number of parish priests drops at this rate for any significant period. If things do not change and our projections are realized over the next decade, we will have fewer priests than parishes, and far fewer priests available to serve as pastors and administrators than parishes in need of pastoral leadership. Such a severe priest-replacement deficit ought to prompt all of us to take decisive action. Rather than dwelling on the dire situation we face if we do not make a significant change for the better, I will shift our focus to the hope we have in Christ that we can do a better job of encouraging and cultivating vocations to the priesthood. Our Answer I want to begin speaking of our response to the challenge we face by thanking you for what you have already done to help men hear and answer God’s call to the priesthood. Many of you have worked tirelessly to promote vocations, in your own ways and in cooperation with our Office of Priestly Vocations. I am sincerely and profoundly grateful for your dedicated service. Having offered this heartfelt word of praise, however, it is also my duty as your archbishop to challenge you, even as I am challenged along with you, to do more to encourage vocations. The life and ministry we share as priests is too great a blessing for us and our people to keep to ourselves. The Church and the world need priests, and we play a decisive role in helping God provide those priests for his people.

I also emphasize that by saying we need to “do more,” I do not mean that we necessarily need to spend much more time or add many more activities to our already very busy schedules. Promoting vocations to the priesthood is very often about how we exercise our priestly ministry, rather than about piling up significant additions to that ministry. Also, promoting priestly vocations fits very well within our larger mission to unleash the Gospel, so I do not see this effort as another program layered onto the full pastoral docket for which you are already responsible.

Here are seven key elements of our mission to encourage and cultivate priestly vocations:

• Offering Holy Mass and other prayers for vocations in keeping with Our Lord’s command to “ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest” (Matthew 9:38). Our Office of Priestly Vocations coordinates and publicizes the offering of Masses for vocations, and you can find the details of this program here. Also, Eucharistic Adoration has a tremendous impact on men discerning God’s call. This quiet time before Jesus, like St. John resting on the breast of Jesus, is an intimate way in which heart speaks to heart.

• Living a dedicated priestly life of visible joy, self-sacrificing love, and reverence, as well as a life devoted to prayer, service of God’s people, kindness, and faithful celibate chastity. To live the priesthood in this way is to give powerful witness to the goodness, beauty, and truth of this marvelous vocation.

• Keeping an eye out for good candidates for the priesthood and offering personal invitations to consider a priestly vocation. The personal invitation of a parish priest has been shown to be of critical importance in the vocations of our current seminarians. It is not enough to promote vocations in a general way. We need to spend time in a variety of parish settings, including our schools, religious education programs, youth and young adult ministries, and with our altar servers so that we can identify and invite men who have the qualities of a good priest. And we need to treat such invitations as sacred encounters in which we give voice to the invitation of the Lord Jesus, “Come, follow me.” This is the step we are all-too-often missing in our vocational recruitment efforts, and I ask you to make such invitations a priority.

• Equipping the lay faithful to do their part in promoting priestly vocations, especially in their families. The family is the “domestic church” in which vocations must be cultivated. Often, parents simply do not know how to do this work of cultivation, so it is our blessed duty to teach and guide parents as they encourage their children in the Faith. We also need to help all of our lay men, women, and children to pray for vocations and to do what they can to build a culture of vocations. If you are unsure about how to give this kind of pastoral leadership, our Office of Priestly Vocations is ready to help. Father Giera is accepting invitations to assist you at your parishes and schools. Often, these themes can be woven into some of your Sunday homilies and other occasions when you address your people so that you are making use of existing ministries to achieve an important pastoral priority.

• Assisting those who might be called to the priesthood. Once you have identified the men in your parish who might be called, help them to pray about God’s call to them and give them the practical
tools needed to take the next step(s). Often, the most important step is simply connecting these men to our Office of Priestly Vocations and then following up from time to time to offer your support and assistance. At certain times throughout the year, there are special diocesan programs such as discernment weekends at Sacred Heart Major Seminary and Evening Prayer and Dinner with the Archbishop. Your support of and involvement with these programs is a great help in promoting priestly vocations.

• Entrusting priestly vocations to Mary, the mother of Jesus the High Priest and of all priests. Devotion to the Blessed Mother in regard to vocations is a powerful prayer we can make outside of Mass in this most crucial time. In fact, the Office of Priestly Vocations is now consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for her protection and guidance in all things. Part of the renewal of the Vocations Office includes a campaign to offer up the Luminous Mysteries for priestly vocations, whether they are prayed on Thursdays or in an addition to your daily Rosary. Imagine the “new springtime” we would have if all of us simply prayed an extra Rosary a day for this most needed endeavor. Mary, who noticed the wine was exhausted, will surely bring this need to Jesus on our behalf.

Families of Parishes.

We have discussed before how our transition to Families of Parishes will help respond to our shortage of priests. What we have not yet explored together is how we pray that the adoption of Families will ultimately help to attract new men to the priesthood and thus help mitigate the shortage itself. While our transition to this new model of ministry will not be without its hardships, the end result will allow priests a more balanced life and the opportunity to offer themselves more freely in areas that are more closely linked with their gifts and talents – thus, we pray, increasing their joy and satisfaction in ministry. One fruit of this change will be the increased attractiveness of joining our band of priests-on-mission. It would be like trying to start a fire with soggy leaves to excite in the heart of a man enthusiasm about joining a cause that leaves its servants demoralized and spent. But if we are renewed in our zeal for the salvation of souls, hearts that seek a cause worthy of their full measure of devotion will readily catch fire from us. Greater collaboration built upon our fraternal bond in the Sacrament of Holy Orders leads to healthy lifestyles involving friendship and fraternity, mutual respect, and comradery. All of this holds the promise of giving birth to a renewal of that spirit of inclusivity and sense of belonging for which our youth are craving in a world so divided.

Office of Priestly Vocations
It is with great joy that I announce the relaunch of our Office of Priestly Vocations. Under the leadership of Father Craig Giera, we will see a new approach informed by a new strategic plan. Like we do in our parishes, Father Giera is receiving guidance from a leadership team along with support from a spiritual team praying for his intentions.
Today his office is launching a new website, and a new tagline “Men of the Hearts,” as both the Immaculate Heart and Sacred Heart beat as one to animate the call in young men. It is Mary that brings us to Jesus, and it is at Sacred Heart Major Seminary that men’s hearts are formed after the
Sacred Heart of Jesus. The new website will provide resources for discerners and for priests who wish to accompany these men on their journey. As mentioned previously in this letter, Father Giera plans to visit parishes, religious education programs, youth groups, and schools to talk about vocations. Please consider inviting him to visit your parish and school by contacting his office.
We do all of this in a spirit of awe at the great goodness of the priesthood, of gratitude that God has called us to this tremendous ministry, and of readiness to “put out into deep water and lower (our) nets for a catch” (Luke 5:4).
“Grant Also to Us Such Fellow Workers”

We priests of the Archdiocese of Detroit are called to do our part to respond to a crisis in the declining number of priests available to serve in our parishes and other diocesan ministries. This challenge is not by any means unique to our local church, but that knowledge provides little comfort or solution. Our comfort and hope, rather, are found in the Lord, who equips us for this good work and who generously provides shepherds for his flock.
In the Prayer of Consecration during the ordination of priests, the ordaining bishop prays:
In the desert you extended the spirit of Moses to seventy wise men who helped him to rule the great company of his people. You shared among the sons of Aaron the fullness of their father's power, to provide worthy priests in sufficient number for the increasing rites of sacrifice and worship. With the same loving care you gave companions to your Son's apostles to help in teaching the faith: they preached the Gospel to the whole world.
Lord, grant also to us such fellow workers, for we are weak and our need is greater.
Our need is very great, indeed, but “the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge” (Ephesians 3:19) is the source of our hope for the future. We are Christ’s instruments, and must cooperate wholeheartedly with his work in our lives and the life of the Church. But the work is his, and so he will bring it to fruition.

May the same Jesus Christ Our Lord be praised to the glory of God the Father in all of our priestly service, including our efforts to share the great gift of the holy priesthood. May the Blessed Mother, mother of all priests, be the guiding star that accomplishes this great work for the building up of priests after the Heart of Jesus.

Fraternally yours in Christ,
The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron
Archbishop of Detroit




Announcement from Archbishop Vigneron

Families of Parishes





CSA 2020

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

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)

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.







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


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).



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

With the Christmas and New Year Season behind us we will bring the students 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

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

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