Stained Glass Windows being Restored at St. Patrick Church – Daily masses temporarily move to St. Joseph Church

While the stained glass windows at St. Patrick Church are being restored, all DAILY masses and FUNERALS during the week, will be held at St. Joseph Church. The contractors will be working Monday thru Friday only, so there will be no disruption of the Sunday 9:30 am Mass or weekend funerals or weddings.

It is a work in progress, so for now this schedule will take place thru the end of August.

We can’t wait to see these beautiful windows restored!

Thank you for your understanding and patience!

St. John Paul II Catholic School – Registration open!

When it comes to raising their child, many parents look at the teachers at Catholic schools as partners, trusting they are teaching the same values in school as they teach at home. Catholic schools focus on instilling character so students make the right choices, no matter what their friends or others might say. Call St. John Paul II Catholic School today to talk about a Catholic Education for your child.

1590 Riverbank Street · Lincoln Park, MI 48146
Phone (313) 386-0633 · Fax (313) 928-1326



Entry to St. John Paul II Catholic School is open to all families as described:

  • Families who are registered and active members of our supporting parishes of Christ the Good ShepherdOur Lady of the Scapular and St. Vincent Pallotti

  • Catholic families that do not belong to our supporting parishes, but are registered and active members of a neighboring parish without a school

  • Catholic families not currently registered in a parish

  • Non-Catholic families

Students with disabilities will be evaluated for admission on an individual basis; admission will be based upon their needs and the school’s ability to accommodate those needs.


  • Preschool (3 years old) – a child must have reached the age of three (3) on or before September 1st.

  • Preschool (4 years old) – a child must have reached the age of four (4) on or before September 1st.
  • Kindergarten – a child must have reached the age of five (5) on or before September 1st.


Many people assume that a Catholic education is just too expensive.  In fact, tuition assistance and affordable payment options are available.  An investment in a quality education that will benefit your child is priceless and can be much more affordable than one would believe.

All families that are active, registered parish members at an Archdiocese of Detroit church may qualify for Private School Aid Scholarships (PSAS) for children in grades K – 8.

PSAS Enrollment forms will be available in the school office and/or you may visit the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Tuition Assistance & Scholarship page for more information regarding these programs.

School Enrollment Form – click here

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron – Christ’s victory over the sin of Racism

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In Unleash the Gospel, my pastoral letter on the New Evangelization, I wrote that “our communities are ready for renewal” and that there is “a readiness to move beyond the ways we have always done things and to think about new ways.” All of us in the Archdiocese – bishops, priests, and laity – are engaged in this renewal which, I pray, will transform our local Church into a band of joyful missionary disciples sharing the good news of Jesus Christ throughout southeast Michigan.

One of the obligations of a bishop is to provide spiritual guidance to the souls under his care. In that spirit, I will, over the coming months, share with you a series of pastoral notes which provide such guidance on issues of importance in our local Church and community, through the eyes of Unleash the Gospel. I hope that you find these notes to be of some assistance.

The first step in any renewal is repentance from sin, including the violent sin of racism. This week marks 75 years since growing racial tensions contributed to three days of civil unrest in Detroit that took the lives of 34 people and injured over 400. So today, I wish to share with you a pastoral note on Christ’s victory over the sin of racism in which I offer a few words about how we, a community of followers of Jesus Christ, can show love to everyone we meet, treat all people with dignity and respect, and work together to heal the wounds inflicted by sins of racism in our community.

Entrusting you and your families to the loving care of Mary, Mother of God and Mother of the Church, and to our Patron, St. Anne, I remain

Sincerely yours in Christ,
The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron

Catholic Services Appeal 2018

Archbishop’s Message

As I shared in my pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospel, each and every person in our Archdiocese is called to encounter Jesus anew, to grow daily as his disciple, and to give witness to the power of his mercy. In this spirit, the theme of the 2018 Catholic Services Appeal is Opening Doors to Grow with Christ.

Click here to watch video.

To be a disciple of Jesus Christ requires a constant process of growth, like the seed that fell on rich soil. Christians seek to be more like Jesus, to treat others as he did, to pray as he prayed, to love as he loved, and to honor God in every area of our lives. As the U.S. bishops summarized in their pastoral letter, Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response, growing as his disciples demands that we embrace stewardship as a way of life.

Each year, we have the opportunity to grow with Jesus through the CSA. As faithful stewards of God’s grace, we live out the Gospel mission of our Church when we embrace the valuable ministries, programs, and services our annual appeal supports. The CSA unites us as a faith community because no one individual or parish could possibly accomplish alone all of these good works that we are able to do together! Because of the CSA and all of the good it accomplishes, we grow with Jesus to become, in the words of Pope Francis, a “band of joyful missionary disciples.”

As you prayerfully consider your pledge to the 2018 Catholic Services Appeal, please take a moment to read and reflect on the gratitude your friends and neighbors have for the CSA and its many benefactors. I am sure you will be inspired to once again make the most generous gift possible.

The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron
Archbishop of Detroit

Fr. Noel – Get Well Wishes

As Fr. Noel faces some health challenges, he is now back home in Ireland to decide what course of treatment is best for him.

Please keep him in your prayers.


If you’d like to send a little note to Fr. Noel, please mail to:

Fr. Noel O’Connor SAC

Pallottine Fathers

Sandyford Road, Dundrum, Dublin 16

Republic of Ireland


Online Giving News!

Our Parish is introducing Credit & Debit Card Giving in addition to Direct Debit Giving to automate your regular weekly offering.

Online Giving allows you to set up, change on-going or make a one-time donation.

1) Click here to visit our Online Giving page:

2) Follow the instructions, create your online profile and schedule your contributions.

What is the Difference?

– Direct Debit Giving allows you to schedule transferring funds from your checking or savings account.

– Credit & Debit Card Giving allows you to schedule transferring funds from your credit or debit card account.

Click here to bring you to our Online Giving Page so you can start today!


Fr. Daniel Nusbaum RIP

Rev. Daniel C. Nusbaum Ph.D, 83 years, of Temperance, MI passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania, OH. Daniel was born on January 23, 1934 at home in Temperance, MI to Raphael and Helen (Close) Nusbaum.

He attended Central Catholic High School in Toledo, OH transferring his last year to Hope Preparatory School in Newburgh, NY. After High School he attended the International College in Rome, Italy. There he received the Ph.L and S.T.B from Gregorian University. After returning to the United States he was ordained a priest in 1961 serving as associate pastor at St. Mary’s Haines Falls, New York. In 1962 he received his M.A. in Theology from the Catholic University and an M.A. in Classical Languages, Paleography from St. Louis University. Father then completed his Ph.D in Medieval Studies at Fordham University and UCLA.

Father was a professor for 34 years at Mount St. Mary’s University and Seminary in Emmetsburg, MD. In addition to his teaching at the University, he served as campus chaplain, spiritual director, academic dean and the Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Division. Father served as the President of the National Association of College and University Chaplains and served as an Army Chaplain at a military base in the area.  He also opened a European campus for Mount St. Mary’s in Florence, Italy and taught there for one year.

In 2003, he returned home to Temperance, MI to become the Pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. While there he gave the parish a new Catholic Community Life, restored trust and with his “Amen” and “Alleluia” at the end of each of his homilies he aspired hope and joy to all. He started hosting the weekly God Works Program to feed the areas needy people. Father had the outdoor mass in the church cemetery for Memorial Day.

Father Daniel was a professor and spiritual advisor at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. He also served in various positions at a number of parishes in the Brooklyn, Jackson and Wyandotte area, which included St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church.   

Father is survived by his sister, Nancy Hamman; brother, Jerry Nusbaum; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raphael and Helen Nusbaum; brothers, Bernard, David and Norbert; sister, Mary Jane Nusbaum.

A memorial gathering was held Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church 8330 Lewis Ave. Temperance, MI where a Memorial Mass was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Interment of ashes followed in the church cemetery with Military Honors conducted by Lambertville VFW Post 9656. Memorial donations may be made to the Rev. Daniel C. Nusbaum Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship of Mt. St. Mary’s or to Our Lady of Mount Carmel God Works. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Urbanski’s Bedford Funeral Chapel.

Condolences may be sent to his niece, Kathleen Meyer, 882 Dempster Street, Temperance, MI 48182.

Hurricane Harvey

Archbishop Vigneron encourages the faithful in the Archdiocese of Detroit to remember those affected by Hurricane Harvey in their prayers:

“Let us join in prayer to St. Anne, our patroness, for all those in the path and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Christ, have mercy.”

Are you wondering how you can help?

Please go to the Archdiocese of Detroit website at Up-to-date information about donating to relief efforts coordinated by Catholic Charities USA can be found there.