St. Mary Church

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Contact Info

St. Mary CatholicCommunity
730 S. Lafayette
Royal Oak, MI 48067-2522
P: 248-547-1818
F: 248-547-4577

 

St. Mary Parish is a vibrant, loving and welcoming Catholic Family located in the heart of Royal Oak, dedicated to living the Gospel of Christ.

 

Vacation Bible School July 13-17. Registration Sunday April 19

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Mass Times

WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Monday, Wednesday 8:30 a.m.
and Friday - 10:00 a.m.

(No weekday Mass when St. Mary School
is closed due to inclement weather)


HOLYDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Check a recent bulletin or call the
Parish Office

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday 3:45-4:15 p.m.
Also by appointment, call the
Parish Office at 248.547.1818.


PERPETUAL HELP DEVOTION
After the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Monday

Staff

Folk Ensemble Concert May 1st

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Blog Summary

From the Pastoral Associate 4-5-15

Congratulations to our Neophytes!

 Wait, what’s a neophyte?  A neophyte is a person newly converted ... Read More »

Snippets from Sue 4-5-15

Alleluia He is risen!  Alleluia He is risen!  Many Easter blessing to each and ... Read More »

Christian Service News 4-5-15

"May every Church and Christian community be a place of mercy amid so much ... Read More »

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed for lunch 12 pm - 1 pm

Saturday 12:00 noon - 4:30pm

Sunday 8:30am - 12:30pm

Photo Albums

From Fr. Steve

 

As a servant of the Lord, it is always good to remember: Want to make God laugh?  Tell Him what you want to do!  Life with the Lord can bring us places we don’t want to go and in directions that we sometimes don’t understand, but it has always been a lesson well learned to: “Always trust in God!”  I know that I’ve preached this many times and I really do believe it!  As I’ve taught the kids, “Jesus is sooooooo good!”  These are phrases I have had to remind myself of and wrestle with when discerning the will of God in many areas of my life.  And so, I have had to recall them again.

 

 Not all parishioners were present at the Easter Masses last weekend, so again I share the news that beginning July 1st, I have been assigned to be the next pastor of St. Anastasia in Troy.  It is a parish of 3,200 families.  It has certainly been my intention to stay at St. Mary for another term, as I have publicly said, and this has been a surprise change for me, also.  Being a good friend of Fr. JJ Mech, he called me to let me know that he (the current pastor of St. Anastasia) was being assigned to be the pastor/rector of the cathedral in Detroit.  I congratulated Fr. JJ and didn’t think anything of it, since I intended on remaining at St. Mary for another six years.  It wasn’t until after, in my prayer time, that I felt led to consider the pastorate at St. Anastasia and feel confident that the Lord was calling me to make a change.

 

 I will still be around for another 2½ months, so now is not the time for goodbyes.  But, quickly, I would say that this has been a valuable assignment for me and I always loved being in “downtown Royal Oak” and having the parish take on a bit of that flavor.  A lot has been done in 6 years!  Most notably, when I arrived, St. Mary was clustered with St. James in Ferndale.  How wonderful it has been to be the pastor of one parish and not feel like I had to divide my time and energy.  There has been so much growth in the parish and I’d like to think that the parish is in a better place.  Of course, you are the parish and there is so much potential in what more the parish can do for Jesus and His Royal Oak community and be even better!

 

 This is a time in which we are to remember that we “trust God”!  When there is change, we are not called to fear, but believe in the resurrection of Jesus in our lives!  Fear does not come from the Lord!  There is never abandonment when it comes to Jesus.  We are challenged not to believe the evil one and think that Jesus has left us, but that Jesus is Lord!  It is in these moments that we do not lose our faith in Jesus love for us of lose our faith in hope!

 

 As always, “I don’t know what the world holds, but I do know who holds the world!”

 From the time I became ordained, I ALWAYS wanted to be the pastor of St. Mary of Royal Oak!  I was so excited to be asked by the Archbishop to be pastor of St. Mary!  I loved living in Royal Oak before leaving my hometown of Trenton and, then, going into the seminary.  I always thought of St. Mary as the parish fit for me!  I was so excited and have felt so blessed to be assigned as the pastor of St. Mary!  I have been blessed by you!    

 But, I always know that I must adhere to what I truly believe in what I teach; that is, “Trust God!”  Jesus is sooooo good!  …and, even though I know I could, my sincere desire is not to make God laugh.

 

 

 

 

 

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Blog Summary

From the Pastoral Associate 4-5-15

Congratulations to our Neophytes!

 Wait, what’s a neophyte?  A neophyte is a person newly converted ... Read More »

Snippets from Sue 4-5-15

Alleluia He is risen!  Alleluia He is risen!  Many Easter blessing to each and ... Read More »

Christian Service News 4-5-15

"May every Church and Christian community be a place of mercy amid so much ... Read More »