Our Lady of Refuge Parish

Our Lady of Refuge Parish

Street Address

3700 Commerce Road
Orchard Lake, Michigan 48324

Mailing Address

3725 Erie Drive
Orchard Lake, Michigan 48324




PASTOR …. Monsignor Gerald A. McEnhill

Assisting Priests …
Father Richard Rakoczy
Father Jason Brooks
Father Przemyslaw Nowak

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Catholic Services Appeal 2020

We invite you to view the two videos below provided by the Archdiocese of Detroit. You can select either of the two videos from the playlist options in the upper right hand corner of the video, or simply press the Play button on each video to view them in order.

Link to the Archdiocese of Detroit CSA website for information
and to make an online contribution to the 2020 CSA

Catholic Services Appeal 2020 | www.givecsa.org

Voice of Monsignor McEnhill – September 13th

Staffing changes have occurred over the last few months with the retirement of Bonnie Degen as our Religious Education Director on June 30th and the retirement of Paula Dawson as our Christian Service Coordinator on June 30th. Christopher Borowicz will also be retiring on October 31st as our Music Director. They have served our parish well and for a long time. We are grateful for their dedicated service and our prayer is that they will be healthy and enjoy many good years of retirement. The best to Bonnie, Paula and Christopher!

The work of religious education will now be taken up by Denette Plant and Suzanne Barcewicz will return to our staff as the new Christian Service Coordinator. I ask for your prayers in our search for a new Music Director. We are in the process of interviewing candidates and I need the guidance and wisdom of the Holy Spirit to choose the right person for this all important position. May God continue to look after our parish in this decision making. As we welcome Denette and Suzanne, I want to assure them that they will receive much support, help and prayers from us as they fulfill their ministries. God bless them.

Msgr. Gerald A. McEnhill

Direction from Pews for Communion

The need to maintain the 6 foot social distance requires us to create one way aisles. You will notice colored tape on the carpet as you enter the Church. Green indicates the direction toward the altar to receive Communion. We can only serve two sections at a time. The two center sections are served first and will return to their pew flowing up the center aisle (orange tape). Then the Extraordinary Minister will move to the side tables to serve the side sections where they will now come forward on the green tape and after receiving Jesus return to their pew by following the outside aisles (pink tape). We will be exiting at the end of Mass from back to front again respecting the 6 foot distances. Thank you for your patience and care for each other’s safety.

Weekend Mass Schedule:

Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Weekday Mass Schedule:

8:15 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
(revised effective September 14, 2020)

Holy Days:

8:15 a.m. during school, otherwise
9:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Liturgy of the Word for Children

Children from ages 4-8 are invited to attend this program during our 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Masses on Sunday.  They will be welcomed by trained facilitators that have all taken Protecting God’s Children and have a strong desire to unleash the Gospel with your children so that they too may encounter, grow and witness Jesus Christ.  Each week our teachers come prepared with amazing lessons that they truly want to share with your little ones.  They rejoin you during the offertory so that they will not miss the Liturgy of the Eucharist.


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