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.

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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.


John Paul II Catholic School – Registration Open!

Have you considered a Catholic Education for your  child?

John Paul II Catholic School, located in Lincoln Park, is open for enrollment and welcomes your children to join their program.

It’s open for Preschool through 8th Grade.

Registration packets are available in the parish offices of Christ the Good Shepherd, Our Lady of the Scapular and St. Vincent Pallotti.

For questions or information, please visit our website at or send an email to or call 313-386-0633.

Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service

Our generation will show that it can rise to the promise found in each young person when we know how to give them space. This means that we have to create the material and spiritual conditions for their full development; to give them a solid basis on which to build their lives; to guarantee their safety and their education to be everything they can be..”  – Pope Francis

Religious Education Registration

St. Vincent Pallotti Parish

Religious Education

Registration for Kindergarten thru Confirmation is open now!

Jesus declared, “Let the children come to me” and we hold that model in our program.

ALL children are accommodated, no matter what their age and need may be.

Registration forms are available in the back of church or on our website: under Faith Formation. Classes are held on Tuesdays starting with the Opening Prayer Service on September 19 at 5:30 pm at St. Joseph Church for the entire family, then first night of classes start on September 26 at the St. Elizabeth Education Center. Two sessions to choose from, either 4 pm to 5:30 pm or 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

Early Bird Special….

Register by August 15 and save $10

Call the Religious Education office at 734-285-9840, ext. 102 for more information.