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

Voice of Monsignor McEnhill – September 6th

Mr. Christopher Borowicz, OLR Liturgical Music Director, Retiring October 31, 2020

Dear Msgr. McEnhill,

By way of this letter, I wish to confirm my intent to retire effective October 31, 2020. I have enjoyed working at Our Lady of Refuge Parish for the past 28 years and will miss working with everyone. I am willing to help as a guest musician if you decide you need me any time after October 31.

I will continue to pray for you and the parish, as you move forward with the Liturgical music program.

Sincerely, Christopher Borowicz

The Catholic Services Appeal Drive Begins on Sunday September 13th

Material about the CSA is being sent to you through the Archdiocese. I urge you to respond to help our Archdiocese as well as our parish. I will appreciate your support.

Msgr. Gerald A. McEnhill

Catholic Services Appeal 2020 | www.givecsa.org

Voice of Monsignor McEnhill – June 7th

Our Lady of Refuge Parish Still Needs Your Support

I want to draw attention to how much our Sunday Offertory collection was down during the time we were not able to have Masses. I am grateful to those who have been making donations through online giving, mailing your envelope or now using the offertory basket when you attend Mass.

The pandemic has hit us hard as it has all our households. Our Lady of Refuge Parish still needs your support. We still need to pay our staff, maintain our buildings and continue our outreach ministries. If you are able, please consider make-up donations from March, April and May and continue to make your offertory donations. You can do this by either dropping them off or mailing them to the parish office or bringing them to church when you come for Mass.

The best way and what is becoming the more popular way to donate is via online giving. I suggest that you seriously consider it. You can easily sign up by going to our website, www.olorcc.org. If you have any difficulty signing up, call Dennis Haas, our business manager at the parish office, 248-682-0920.

Voice of Monsignor McEnhill – May 31st

We rejoice that we will be able to resume praying public Mass at Our Lady of Refuge Church. However, as you can well imagine, there are many restrictions placed upon us as we follow all the necessary safety precautions. We will explain them when you are here for Mass. But you must know that:

  • You must put on a face mask before you leave your car and you will not be allowed to enter the church without a mask. (We will not be providing face masks).
  • We are to keep social distance at all time.
  • We will enter the church single file, six feet apart.
  • There will be more instructions but, indeed, attending Mass will be very different for all of us. The variations we have to endure will be worth it in exchange for the opportunity to pray together and receive the Holy Eucharist.

Please note the Mass schedule because there are some changes from our regular routine:

  • 8:00am Monday June 1
  • 8:00am Tuesday June 2
  • 8:00am Wednesday June 3
  • No Mass on Thursday 4
  • 8:00am Friday June 5
  • 5:00pm Saturday June 6
  • 8:00am Sunday June 7
  • No 9:30am Mass on Sunday. We must clean and disinfect the church.
  • 11:30am Sunday June 7

Looking forward to seeing you at Mass.
Monsignor Gerald McEnhill


Our Lady of Refuge Parish Still Needs Your Support

I want to draw attention to how much our Sunday Offertory collection was down during the time we were not able to have Masses. I am grateful to those who have been making donations through online giving, mailing your envelope or now using the offertory basket when you attend Mass.

The pandemic has hit us hard as it has all our households. Our Lady of Refuge Parish still needs your support. We still need to pay our staff, maintain our buildings and continue our outreach ministries.

If you are able, please consider making donations and continue to make your offertory donations. You can do this by either dropping them off or mailing them to the parish office or bringing them to church when you come for Mass.

The best way and what is becoming the more popular way to donate is via online giving. I suggest that you seriously consider it. You can easily sign up by going to our website, www.olorcc.org. If you have any difficulty signing up, call Dennis Haas, our business manager at the parish office, 248-682-0920.

Monsignor Gerald McEnhill

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