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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Stations of the Cross
Fridays, February 24th through March 31st
8:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
(Followed by Adoration Friday Mornings)

Holy Thursday, April 6th
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 p.m.
Adoration until Midnight

Good Friday, April 7th
No Morning Mass
12 Noon Stations of the Cross by the Youth
1:00 p.m. Good Friday Service

Holy Saturday, April 8th
11:00 a.m. Blessing of the Baskets
Children’s Story time following in Church
NO 5:00 p.m. Mass
8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Mas

Easter Sunday, April 9th
Masses at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.


Catholics in good health age 18 to 59 are required to fast and to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
Fasting consists of eating only one meal, with the possibility of two smaller snacks that do not add up to a single full meal.
Catholics age 14 and older are to abstain from meat on all Fridays in Lent.

Approaching Easter 2023

Hi All,

We are fast approaching Easter; next weekend is Palm Sunday. Amazing how fast time is just flying.

I want to take the time to thank anyone who helped with the gala/auction for the school. This type of event is a monumental task and so any of you helped either physically or in terms of a donation in some way, I thank you. The students will benefit so much in the future!

As you go into this week, approaching Palm Sunday, along with the challenge I give you below, knowing that the reading of the gospel for next weekend is the Passion of Christ. So take some time and reflect on our own hands that were a part of this event that open the doors of heaven for all of us!

Your challenge this week:

This weekend we have the raising of Lazarus from the tomb. In our lives we have our own tomb and can be filled with many things, those things we do not take to prayer. In our lives we need to confront those things buried in the tomb head on and reconcile them with God. So this week, I ask you to:

  1. Identify the things that you have buried and bring them to Christ.
  2. Take those things to the Lord and the best way to do that is through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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.

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COVID-19 Response and Resources

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