Voice of Monsignor McEnhill

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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Voice of Monsignor McEnhill – May 24th

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.
  • There is the possibility that we will not be able to seat everyone and some will not be able to attend Mass.
  • 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:

  • 9:00 am Monday May 25th. Memorial Day Followed by Patriotic Rosary.
  • 8:00 am Tuesday May 26th
  • 8:00am Wednesday May 27th
  • No Mass on Thursday May 28th
  • 8:00am Friday May 29th
  • 5:00pm Saturday May 30th
  • 8:00 am Sunday May 31st
  • No 9:30 Mass on Sunday May 31st. We must clean and disinfect the church.
  • 11:30 am Sunday May 31st

Looking forward to seeing you at Mass.

Monsignor Gerald McEnhill

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Voice of Monsignor McEnhill – May 14th

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 times.
  • 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:

  • 8:00 am Tuesday May 19th
  • 8:00 am Wednesday May 20th
  • No Mass on Thursday May 21st
  • 8:00 am Friday May 22nd
  • 5:00 pm Saturday May 23rd
  • 8:00 am Sunday May 24th
  • No 9:30 am Mass on Sunday May 24th. We must clean and disinfect the church.
  • 11:30 am Sunday May 24th
  • 9:00 am Monday May 25th, Memorial Day, followed by Patriotic Rosary
  • 8:00 am Tuesday May 26th

Looking forward to seeing you at Mass. May we be very much aware of each other as we keep ourselves safe and healthy.

Monsignor McEnhill

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Voice of Monsignor McEnhill – April 12th

A Happy and Healthy Easter To You

My Easter greeting to you is to share with you a homily Pope Francis gave recently based on chapter 4 of the Gospel of St. Mark. It is profound. It offers us much encouragement and reassures us. It contains the message and the hope of Easter. It is lengthy but you MUST read this. There is so much to reflect upon in it that I suggest you read it two or three times. Make this your Easter reading. It starts with the passage from St. Mark followed by the homily of Pope Francis. Enjoy it and be comforted by it. Happy Easter!

Monsignor McEnhill

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Voice of Monsignor McEnhill – March 29th

Dear Parishioners:

I pray for you and ask that you pray for me and all the people of Our Lady of Refuge Parish. May we all be healthy and safe as we ask for the end of the Coronavirus and healing for all who are ill throughout the world.

You are aware of the sad news that we will not be able to celebrate our Holy Week publicly and that includes our Easter Masses. We are being faithful to the executive order of Governor Whitmer to “Stay Home, Stay Safe” through Easter Monday, April 13. Let’s pray it does not go on further. As a result our parish offices and campus are closed during this time.

Despite the challenges of this crisis, I want to say that this is a great opportunity for grace as we hopefully are able to spend more time with the Lord in our homes. We have to socially distance ourselves from each other during this time, but certainly not from the Lord. This is a time to be spiritually closer to Jesus knowing He will look after us. Most importantly, our faith tells us that we are in the loving hands of the Father.

While we are not able to connect in church, it is possible to connect in other ways. The archdiocese recommends two websites to help you with your spiritual growth: aod.org and spiritualcloseness.org. Prayers and good health to you.

Monsignor McEnhill

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Rev: 6/1/20

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