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 8:00 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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One Full Month Since My Arrival

Hi all,

It has been one full month since my arrival at the parish. For the most part, you have noticed, I have been taking all the masses, for me that is life/energy giving. Eventually I hope to have some regular consistent help, that would be a steady person who is here on a weekly basis to help. Until that time, unless I have a commitment, such is this current weekend, I will be the presider. As I mentioned last weekend, I am away this weekend with 8 of my closest friends, my Michigan State Brothers, we are enjoying being with each other and catching up.

A lot has happened in this month, we have hired a new principal and a new director of music. Along with having a new pastor this certainly makes for some exciting times at OLOR. Over the past month I have had a couple of relaxed evenings with some families in the parish. Honestly these are enjoyable times for me. As I said in an earlier article, I enjoy socializing and being in a relaxed setting allows me to get to know you in a personal manner, as well as for you to get to know me.

This month will be a busy one, school will be starting soon and the life of the parish, with everyone back from summer travels, will get back into full swing. It should be very exciting.

Peace to you all this week,
Fr Ron Richards

Link to donate to CSA 2022 through the AOD website
(gifts will be attributed on behalf of Our Lady of Refuge)

2022 CSA Update

July 31, 2022
Parish Goal: $78,930
Total Pledges: $58,350 (74%)
YTD Shortfall: $ 20,580

As you can see we need your support in order to reach our goal.
Anything over the goal stays with the parish. SO WE NEED YOU, please consider donating.

Number of Families: 791
Number of Pledges: 157
Participation Percent: 19%

Liturgy of the Word for Children

Children ages 4 to 8 are invited to attend this program during our 11:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday. They will be called to the Altar along with an adult leader during Mass and will be led to the Social Hall. Each week our teachers come prepared with amazing lessons to be shared.  They rejoin you during the offertory so that they will not miss the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Families of Parishes

Link to more information

COVID-19 Response and Resources

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

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