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 – October 18th

With the retirement of Christopher Borowicz as our music director taking place at the end of the month, a search committee to find a new director has been hard at work. Our prayers have been answered and the committee is very excited about the new person that will lead our liturgical music. His name is Michael Garnett. He is new to our archdiocese as he has served at parishes in other states and dioceses. He now lives in Novi with his family and is delighted to have been offered the opportunity to serve our parish. He is looking forward to ministering to us. He will begin on Sunday, November 1st.

Christopher Borowicz will complete his work at the 5pm Mass on Saturday, October 31st after serving our parish so faithfully for 28 years. It has been difficult to plan a farewell reception with all the coronavirus restrictions. However, we have a plan. Christopher has offered to provide a musical concert featuring organ and piano at 4pm on Sunday, December 13th. We want to honor him and thank him. We will make it as festive an event as we can while observing social distancing requirements. You will hear more on this as plans are finalized.

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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