Mar 13, 2020
As you may have seen, Archbishop Vigneron has announced that he is suspending all public Masses in the Archdiocese of Detroit until April 6. This difficult decision was made with one overall concern: looking for the best possible way to curb the spread of the coronavirus, especially to those most vulnerable. The decision was also made considering the governor’s directives, which again, is looking out for the well being and health of the wider community.
During this time, which is so unsettling to many people, we turn to God and our Blessed Mother to be with us and guide us. While we may not have the opportunity to participate in Mass for the next three weeks, I encourage us to still spend time in prayer each day for the health and safety of all people, especially our health care professionals. I especially encourage praying the rosary as a family and imploring Our Lady’s help during this time. Our church will still be open for private prayer on weekdays and Sundays for you to stop in for quiet time with the Lord present in the tabernacle.
Live Sunday Mass can be viewed from your computer here.
Funerals will proceed as scheduled. Please contact the Parish Office for more details at (313) 884-5554.
We have all seen some of the chaos over these past days - food shelves being emptied, important products not being available, such as soap, sanitizers, and bleach. These products are a necessity to all of us, but sadly are not available to many. Let’s be kind and considerate of others as we work together as a community and as a universal Church.
Know of my continued prayers for you, your family and our spiritual family here at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish.
Msgr. Gary Smetanka
Pastor, Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish and School
Prayer during a Pandemic
May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips remember those that have no place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,
let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.
3pm until all have been seen
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