July 31, 2021

It is with great joy that I am traveling to Ireland for the month of August to be with family and friends.

Full Curriculum at National University of Ireland, Galway | API AbroadI am delighted that the Parish will be in safe hands during my vacation as Fr. Denis & Fr. Larry continue to care for you. I look forward to returning in September to share with you about my travels. During my vacation, Thompson Art Glass will continue to manufacture the new sanctuary stained-glass windows. We expect installation to be completed in the Fall. The theme of these windows follows the seven “I AM” statements in John’s Gospel. We are blessed that six of the eight windows are sponsored! Please contact the office if your family is interested in sponsoring either of the remaining windows – sponsorship of $25,000 may be made in one, two or three installments.

This week we hear the opening section of the Bread of Life discourse from John’s Gospel. John’s Gospel does not include the Last Supper as in the synoptic gospels, nonetheless this discourse is interpreted as communicating teachings regarding the Eucharist – “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never be hungry; he who believes in me will never thirst” as we continue to be strengthened by the bread of life on our path of life, may we thank God for the blessings of our family and friends who share our faith in caring for one another – “Love one another as I have loved you.”

Fr. Brendan McCarrick SAC

OUR BACKPACK PROGRAM HAS FINISHED FOR 2021. THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED WITH THE RESULTS. A huge thank you to all those that have participated this year!!


We have resumed the backpack program! We are asking for donations of backpacks filled with the suggested supplies per grade level.(See below or See drop off locations for wish list supplies) Donations will be divided among the four Wyandotte Elementary Schools. Some parents struggle to provide the basics for their children and you are making a huge difference! Please return filled backpacks to Room 1 in the hall at St. Joseph Church and on the pews in the foyer at St. Patrick Church. ALL FILLED BACKPACKS MUST BE RETURNED BY August 22nd.

Pre-K – Supplies Wish List
Kindergarten – Supplies Wish List
1st Grade – Supplies Wish List
2nd Grade – Supplies Wish List
3rd Grade – Supplies Wish List
4th Grade – Supplies Wish List
5th Grade – Supplies Wish List


July 17, 2021

Progress with our new stained-glass windows in St. Joseph Church.

We have completed stage 1 of the project: the Saint Windows and Choir Loft! We have commenced stage 2 – the Sanctuary area, with the installation of the 8 new window frames. Currently Thompson Art Glass is working on the stained-glass which will be installed in each window. The theme of these windows follows the seven “I AM” statements in John’s Gospel. We are blessed that five of the eight windows are sponsored, three windows remain available.

Once phase 2 is complete we will proceed with phase 3, the replacement of the remaining windows in St. Joseph Church. These windows will have biblical images upon them.

I wish to once again thank all our parishioners and friends who have supported the refurbishment of our churches and other parish properties. Without your unwavering generosity it would not be possible to continually update and improve our parish for the benefit of many generations to come!

As we proceed together with Christ as our Shepherd, let us continue to reach out to Him who is our guide on the path of life and who is always there for us each day, “seek, and you will find” [Matthew 7:7]

Fr. Brendan McCarrick SAC

When we began collecting grocery bags to “plarn” sleeping mats for the homeless, we assumed there would be a great response but we underestimated just how great! Every week these bags come in droves and in order to keep the collection manageable we are seeking volunteers to Sort, Cut, Plarn, and Deliver mats. Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to participate! If you are interested in volunteering for this position please apply here.
For those interested in donating plastic bags you may bring them to our parish office!

July 11, 2021

The basic nature of our call is to be a disciple – A follower of Jesus.

There are many ways to do so. God has unique plans for the person he calls and his or her unique gifts and circumstances. Following our call means living out our lives most fully and true to ourselves, as we discover where God is leading us.

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Are you being called to priesthood?

When most Catholics hear the term “vocation” they think of the ordained priesthood or vowed religious life.

Few consider how marriage is a religious calling. A key part of vocation is one’s occupation, whatever activities one engages in to occupy his or her time. Vocation includes paid employment, volunteer work, study, homemaking, parenting, care giving, and many other activities.

God calls some to particular occupations. For others an occupation could in itself be a vocation or it may be another way in which we live out our vocation. Health care workers, teachers and first responders vocation is a means to supporting life at home by providing a salary, insurance, education and food.

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The biggest obstacle for living out one’s vocation is often reflecting on what it might be. Many have a tendency to resist God’s call. The strong voices we hear in our society may be counter to that call. The Catholic tradition provides many insights on how one may use scripture, prayer, and reflection to gain insights on our life direction. As we live our lives each day, may we call upon Jesus to direct us on the path of life as we strive to fulfill our vocation through his direction and protection.

Sometimes we have to be brave, go with our hearts desire and trust that God is calling us to a particular way of life – just because it is the right thing to do. How else would I have become a priest?

Fr. Brendan McCarrick SAC