Our Lady of Refuge Parish

PASTOR …. Fr. Ron Richards

Assisting Priests ….
Fr. Banazak, Fr. Brooks, Fr. Sabadell

Street Address

3700 Commerce Road
Orchard Lake, Michigan 48324

Mailing Address

3725 Erie Drive
Orchard Lake, Michigan 48324



Weekend Mass Schedule:

Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Livestream Mass: Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Weekday Mass Schedule:

8:15 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Adoration of the Eucharist Fridays until Noon following the 8:15 a.m. Mass

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.


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Catholic Schools Week 2023

Hi All,

This weekend is Catholic Schools Week, a week dedicated to celebrating Catholic Schools and the education they provide. Over the last couple of years, as a result of the pandemic, the strengths of a child being educated in a Catholic School have become more apparent. Our schools do phenomenal work, with far fewer resources, then other learning institutions. As a former Catholic high school teacher, I noticed this even in the 90’s.

If you look around the world at people who are highly successful in their professional life, many of them credit the education they received through a catholic school. Beyond education is the faith. Any school, public or private, can yield a great education, but when education is coupled with faith, it cannot be beat!

I believe OUR school, Our Lady of Refuge, under the leadership of Lauri Hoffman, truly puts the faith of our children first and foremost. This should always be the first priority for our children’s lives, especially when attending Catholic school.

The teachers here at Refuge work very hard and I commend them for all they do. Over the next few weeks please find time to show your appreciation to the community of Catholic School leaders and educators, especially those here at Our Lady of Refuge.

Peace and God Bless
Fr. Ron Richards

Liturgy of the Word for Children

Children ages 5 to 7 are invited to attend this program during our 11:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday. This runs from September through May on Sunday’s at the 11:30 am Mass. The purpose is to engage the child’s interest in Scripture and allow the children to better understand the importance of reverence and prayer during the Liturgy. Children’s Liturgy of the Word will follow the basic structure of the Liturgy of the Word during Mass. After gathering in the church at the start of Mass for the Introductory Rites, the children process out of the church. The children will gather together to hear the readings from the lectionary, sing the Psalm, hear a brief homily, and join together in the prayers of the faithful. They receive a sheet that goes home. The children return to the assembly to join in celebrating the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Families of Parishes

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COVID-19 Response and Resources

Link to the Archdiocese of Detroit (AOD) COVID-19 Response and Resources Web Page

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