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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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It is with sad hearts we share the news that the Festival Committee has voted to suspend our Annual Festival due to the rising COVID numbers.  The decision did not come lightly or without a great deal of thought and prayer.  Safety to every person from visitor to worker was, is and always will be our main concern and priority.  We are hopeful, but sadly, the rising infection rate, impossibility of disinfection of surfaces and mask order has forced us to make a decision for what is best for us, the community and guests.

We will be having our Grand Raffle!


As of now, the drawing date will remain the same, Father's Day.  Tickets will be availabe for pick-up starting April 24th in the Narthex.  Please be aware of social distancing.  One of our Committee members will be available 1 hour prior to all Masses to accommodate you safely.

If you have neighbors or friends that still feel unsafe attending Mass, please pick-up their tickets.  We look forward to being together as one big family agains soon.

Please be safe, take care of you and take care of each other.

In peace, love and much hope,
Your Festival Committee



    A Few Words from Fr. Dariusz..



I would like to take this opportunity to wish all Fathers and anyone who has been involved in raising children a Happy Father's Day.  May God always shower you with His blessings for your work and commitment to be good Fathers.

This is the second Father's Day when our Annual Parish Festival is canceled.  I would like to thank the Festival Committee for providing tickets and making sure we have enough money to break even and pay off the money we have promised when we decided to go forward with the Raffle Ticket Sale.  Thank you all for buying and selling tickets.  With God's help we will have our Festival next year.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Garden Committee for taking care of our gardens around the Church as well as on Jackson St. and in my courtyard.  The flower beds look beautiful.  Thank you again.  I would like to thank Vic and Alicia Alabastro for pulling weeds from the pavers in the prayer garden.  It is a time consuming and requires a lot of patience to do this kind of work.  Thank you very much.

Our Sunday Visitor ran an article a few weeks ago about the number of people attending Mass weekly.  The first thing mentioned in the article "Bishops to address Eucharistic coherence" is that there is confusion and lack of respect regarding Eucharist among a significant number of Catholics.  Then the article states that in 1958 the percentage of Catholics attending Mass weekly was 77%.  Since then, it has plummeted, reaching 21.% in 2019, the 1st pre-pandemic year.  Now projections suggest it will fall to around 12% next year or the year after.

On this Fathers Day I think it is nice to be reminded about the history behind this day.  According to one of the sources that I found says that Sonora Dodd, of Washington, was the first who had the idea of a "Father's Day."  She thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.  Sonora wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart.  Smart, who was a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife died while giving birth to their sixth child.  Mr. Smart was left to raise the newborn and his other five children by himself on a rural farm in Eastern Washington State.  After Sonora became an adult, she realized the selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent.  It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man.  Sonora's father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.  President Calvin Coolidge, in 1924, supported the idea of a national Father's Day.  Then in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day.  President Richard Nixon signed the law which finally made it permanent in 1972.

Have a wonderful Father's Day.  Enjoy your time with your family members, children, grandchildren, and friends.

May God bless all of us, 

Fr. Dariusz 





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



Family Gathering Series - Second Family Gathering


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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:






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

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More Trip Information

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 For people attending Mass and other services at

Our Lady of the Angels Parish



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: 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.

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!)

As we continue to make progress against the COVID-19 virus in Southeast Michigan, the following Liturgical restrictions are being amended.  All of these below are at the pastor's discretion, using his best judgment about the needs of and situation at his parish:

1.  Those who are fully vaccinated may wear a face-covering and social distance but are no longer required to do so in churches.

2.  Those who have not been fully vaccinated are to continue wearing face-coverings and to practice social distancing to protect themselves and others in Churches.  Because a parish community - and our society - requires mutual trust and a commitment to the common good each individual is asked to make the best decisions for himself as well as for others.  Parishes do not have the responsibility to verify who is and who is not vaccinated.

3.  Each parish is to provide a portion of the Church - with a size to be determined by the pastor - where social distancing and face-covering are consistently maintained.  This section is for anyone, vaccinated or unvaccinated.

4.  All unvaccinated Catholics are encouraged to consult with their doctor about the vaccines.  Resources to assist Catholics in understanding the moral use of COVID vaccines can be found at

5.  The Sign of Peace may resume with the normal wording, "Offerte vobis pacem / Let us offer each other the sign of peace," allowing parishioners and families to make their own determinations about how widely to share some sign of peace.

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.

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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As we have ended another year of Faith Formation, I want to thank the students & Parents for their constant support.

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

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