The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – January 1

Holy Day of Obligation

Please join us at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 344 Elm Street, Wyandotte on Thursday, Dec. 31 for a 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass or on Friday, January 1 at 12 Noon.

We celebrate the liturgical feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary on January 1st, which is the Octave of Christmas.  Only Christmas and Easter enjoy the privilege of an octave, which is an eight day extension of the feast.

The feast is a celebration of Mary’s motherhood of Jesus.  On this day, we are reminded of the role that the Blessed Virgin played in the plan of our salvation.  Through the Holy Spirit, God the Father prepared Mary to be the dwelling place where His Son and His Spirit could dwell among men. New Year’s Day is also designated as the “World Day of Peace”, further acknowledging the role of Mary in our hearts and in our world.


A Lenten Taize will take place Sunday, February 21 and March 13 at 4 pm at St. Joseph Church.

The Taize prayer service will combine candlelight, silence and prayers of intercession with song to help us become aware of God’s presence within us.

Refresh your spirit this Lenten Season and turn to our spiritual rock, which is Christ, Himself.

The Taizé prayer experience is very powerful and healing. The service will be led by Kim Kilburn, Music Director at St. Vincent Pallotti Parish. The service is only 30 minutes and will be well worth your time. Will you make this part of your Lenten journey?


“O Lord, our God, in this season of grace we ask you to bless us with your presence. As the earth turns again toward the sun, bring a renewed light to our hearts, a radiant light of strength and wisdom, so that in love we too can turn, turn again to you and be saved.”

Churches offering Communal Penance Services:

Dec. 15 – St. Andre Bessette, Ecorse – 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 17 – St. Rock, Flat Rock – 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 19 – St. Francis Cabrini, Allen Park – 12 Noon

Dec. 21 – St. Vincent Pallotti Parish at St. Joseph Church, Wyandotte – 7:00 p.m

Join us at St. Joseph Church on Friday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. for a service of Lessons & Carols. Presented by the St. Vincent Pallotti Parish Music Ministry.

Christmas Lessons and Carols