St. Vincent Pallotti Feast Day – January 22

Feast of St Vincent Pallotti 

January 22, 2018

We the Pallottine family, 200 years after the Priestly Ordination of our Founder and teacher in spiritual life and apostolic activity, would like to remember with gratitude his priestly life and his pastorally and spiritual influence which has spread all over the world.

St. Vincent Pallotti welcomed the year 1818 with great joy. It was the year of his Priestly Ordination. Saturday, May 16, he went early in the morning with his family to the Basilica of St. John Lateran, where the Vicegerent of the diocese of Rome, Msgr. Candido Maria Frattini, ordained him a priest. That same day St. Vincent moved to Frascati with his parents and brothers, and on the following day, May 17, Sunday of the Holy Trinity, he celebrated his first mass in the presence of his family and a group of faithful in the church of Jesus.

After the celebration, St. Vincent and his family returned home. Tuesday, May 26, on the feast of St. Philip Neri, he wrote a long letter to St. Gaspare del Bufalo in which he communicated his feelings about the first days of priesthood: “On the 16th of May, the eve of the Blessed Sacrament and the Trinity, the most amiable God deigned by his infinite mercy to lift me from the dust and from nothing and elevate me to the sublime high priestly degree; a dignity which, in the right sense, seems to bring not only admiration, but a holy fear of the Mother of God. I beg you to say and let other people sing Magnificat in gratitude for the benefit received. Oh, what a great dignity priesthood is, what dignity, what dignity”! (OCL I, 24). In fact, the Ordination had produced in the soul of St. Vincent a lively sense of gratitude to the Lord, who urged him to ask St. Gaspar del Bufalo to recite and have the Magnificat recited by others.

For the Pallottine website and video on St. Vincent Pallotti, click here.

Solemnity of Mary

January 1, 2018

Not a Holy Day of Obligation this year*

On this day, we are reminded of the role that the Blessed Virgin played in the plan of our salvation. Christ’s Birth was made possible by Mary’s fiat: “Be it done unto me according to Thy word.”

One of the earliest titles given by Christians to the Blessed Virgin was Theotokos—”God-bearer.” We celebrate her as the Mother of God, because, in bearing Christ, she bore the fullness of the Godhead within her.

As we begin another year, we draw inspiration from the selfless love of the Theotokos, who never hesitated to do the will of God. And we trust in her prayers to God for us, that we might, as the years pass, become more like her. O Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!

For those wanting to celebrate this Feast Day, even though it is not a Holy Day of Obligation, you are still invited to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 135 Superior Blvd., Wyandotte for a 9:30 am Mass on Monday, January 1.

*Whenever January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1, the solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated.

Bible Study

January 29 – 8 week study – 6:30 pm

“Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible” by Jeff Cavins and Sarah Christmyer. This 8 week course will be hosted by Sylvia Jagielski and held in the St. Joseph Church Hall, 344 Elm Street Wyandotte.

Study is every Monday starting January 29 at 6:30 pm. There is a $21 fee to cover materials. You must register by January 17 at 734-285-9840, ext. 102.

Christmas Schedule


St. Joseph Church – 344 Elm Street, Wyandotte

4:30 pm and 10:00 pm

St. Patrick Church – 135 Superior Blvd., Wyandotte

4:30 pm


St. Joseph Church

8:00 am and 11:30 am

St. Patrick Church

9:30 am


(Regular Sunday morning Masses, no evening Mass)

St. Joseph Church

8 am and 11:30 am

St. Patrick Church

9:30 am


St. Patrick Church – 9:30 am

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 8

The holy, solemn day celebrated among Roman Catholics to commemorate the immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. It is one of the Holy Days of Obligation, meaning observing Catholics should attend Mass and avoid any nonessential work.

Vigil Mass – Thursday, December 7 – 7:00 pm

Mass – Friday, December 8 – 12 noon


St. Vincent Pallotti Parish at

St. Joseph Catholic Church

344 Elm Street, Wyandotte



Christmas Concerts


Hope and Joy:

  Songs of Advent and Christmas

Friday, Dec. 15 – 7:00 pm

Sunday, Dec. 17 –  2:00 pm

St. Joseph Catholic Church

344 Elm Street, Wyandotte

Please join us as we celebrate the season with song and music by the  St. Vincent Pallotti Adult Choir and Ceili Band, under the leadership of music director, Kim Kilburn.

~ Free Will Offering ~





Christmas in Chicago

Prayer Pilgrimages presents




Thursday Morning to Saturday Evening, December 28-30, 2017

Three Days, Two Nights


Scheduled Religious Sites To Visit: Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica,

St. Hyacinth Basilica, St. Hedwig Church, Holy Trinity Church,

St. John Cantius Church, St. Mary of the Angels Church,

St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Holy Family Church,

Monastery of the Holy Cross, & Marytown National Shrine


  • Daily Holy Mass with Father Louis Madey, Pilgrimage Chaplain


  • Personal Day Retreat with the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculata


  • Evening Vespers with the Benedictine Monks


  • Live Sacred Music Presentations


  • “New” and “Old” Downtowns Free Time with Optional Walking Tours


Both Nights Lodging at Red Roof Inn in nearby Downers Grove


Deluxe Motorcoach Michigan Departures & Returns from

Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church Activities Center in Sterling Heights (3777 18 Mile)

St. Anthony Church in Belleville (409 W Columbia)


Total Cost per person (Lodging & Transportation):

$235(single); $175(double); $155(triple); $140(quad)


For Reservations, Departure & Return Times, or Other Upcoming Pilgrimages:

Michael Semaan at (248)250-6005 


Number of persons_____               Total Amount Enclosed_______

Name____________________________     Address____________________________________________

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Telephone No. and E-Mail (for receipt confirmation)_____________________________________________

December 28-30, 2017 Pickup & Return Destination (check only one):

___ Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church Activities Center              ___ St. Anthony Church


Mail with check payable to: Prayer Pilgrimages LC; PO Box 99644; Troy, MI  48099

Congratulations – Fr. Brendan McCarrick SAC

It’s been 1 year, November 2, that Fr. Brendan arrived at St. Vincent Pallotti Parish, Wyandotte from County Sligo Ireland. We wish Fr. Brendan a happy and blessed 1 year anniversary as Associate Pastor. What a blessing he has been to the parish, the community and especially to Fr. Mike. Congratulations Fr. Brendan!

New Jr. High School Youth Group

Junior High Youth Group

Newly redesigned!!!!

First and Third Sunday of every month!

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

St. Elizabeth Education Center

3051 4th Street, Wyandotte (Use 4th Street entrance door)

Are you searching for the Adventure of your life? Then come Encounter this new group for 6th 7th and 8th graders, open to the entire Downriver Vicariate. Group would meet every Monday night from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the St. Elizabeth Education Center, 3051 4th St., Wyandotte. (Corner of 4th and Maple, enter through doors on Maple). Enjoy contests, games, prizes, open snack bar, Foosball, pool table and video games! Our mission is to provide the opportunity to meet Jesus again for the first time by presenting to you the Good News of the Gospel and promoting discipleship in Christ. A perfect place of fellowship and growth where we can connect with God, with each other, and the community. Adults supervised at all times.

Contact: Mary Pilon, 313-405-5807; Michelle Orm, 734-558-8295