It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of our beloved pastor,
Fr. Michael L. Cremin SAC
Father Michael L. Cremin, SAC entered eternal life on Sept. 18, 2019 at the age of 61.
Funeral Monday, Sept. 23 at St. Joseph Church at 10:00 am, Wyandotte, MI
(Visitation times listed below this article. )
Fr. Mike was born on May 24, 1958 and entered the Pallottine Community in September of 1976. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 11, 1983 in Ireland. Fr. Mike arrived in the Archdiocese of Detroit in 2004 and served as Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, St. Patrick Parish, and St. Elizabeth Parish (all in Wyandotte), before they merged to form St. Vincent Pallotti Parish.
Fr. Mike is preceded in death by his beloved parents, John Joe and Josephine (Josie), as well as his two brothers, Tony and Kieran. He is survived by his sister-in-law Linda, nephew Conor, niece Christina, his uncle Fr. Michael Cremin, O. Carm., and many cousins and their families.
Fr. Mike has made his home in Wyandotte as pastor of St. Vincent Pallotti Parish. He is well known in the community as the “little Irish Leprechaun priest”. There wasn’t a day that you would go by that whenever he was out, someone would know him and come to talk to him.
Fr. Mike was a ‘people’s person’ and this characterized his 36 years of priestly ministry, he was committed to the ministry entrusted to him, he was positive and outgoing and tried to bring joy, the joy of the Gospel, to all pastoral situations.
Fr. Mike was gracious and giving and was kindhearted. Fr. Mike reminded us that it is important to be around the people that brought out the best in you. Fr. Mike would stop whatever he was doing to assist those who needed him.
Fr. Mike loved the children of the parish and it would please him so much when he saw them attend Mass and assist him in serving Our Lord at the altar.
Fr. Mike enjoyed his new Rectory, which he called the “little house on the Maple”. It gave him a bird’s eye view of St. Joseph Church as he sat at the kitchen table having tea and cookies. Fr. Mike looked forward to planning his parish trips to Ireland and abroad, and always enjoyed being the “travel agent” for the group.
Sadly Fr. Mike was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and he faced it with hope and all throughout he never lost his positive outlook and his desire to continue to minster. He was very much ‘at home’ in Wyandotte and lived his last week’s knowing that he was buoyed up by the prayers, Mass intentions and good wishes of his community and his many, many friends, as well as the bowls of soup and snacks prepared with care to tempt his depleted appetite.
Fr. Mike will be sadly missed, as he would always remind us, “I’m just on the bus behind you” and now… Fr. Mike is on the bus ahead of us all.
May he rest in Peace.
Saturday, September 21 – 3 pm to 8 pm; Rosary 7 pm
St. Patrick Catholic Church
135 Superior Blvd., Wyandotte
Sunday, September 22 – 2 pm to 8 pm; Rosary 7 pm
St. Joseph Catholic Church
344 Elm Street, Wyandotte
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Monday, September 23 – 10 am
St. Joseph Catholic Church
344 Elm Street, Wyandotte
We express our sincere thanks to all who have accompanied us on this journey through your prayers and encouragement during this difficult time.
May you continue to keep him in your prayers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Fr. Mike to the Pallottine Fathers, 3352 Fourth Street, Wyandotte, MI 48192.
“May his gentle soul Rest in Peace”
St. Vincent Pallotti Parish
Welcome to the Roman Catholic Parish of St. Vincent Pallotti, located in Wyandotte, Michigan.
We are one parish with two worship sites:
St. Joseph Church located at 344 Elm St. and St. Patrick Church at 135 Superior Blvd. St. Elizabeth Catholic Church was also part of the merger with St. Joseph and St. Patrick. Sadly, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, closed its doors on June 30, 2012.
As you browse through our website, you will find a parish rich in history and deeply committed to the traditions of our parish founders as well as to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The parish offers many opportunities for involvement by people of every age, from liturgical ministries to community outreach as well as several social functions throughout the year.
Please take time to browse our website. If you are not a parishioner, please feel free to contact us at any time to learn more about our parish and how to become a member. If you already belong, please continue to support our parish by sharing your time, talents and treasure. Call the parish office if interested in volunteering.
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St. Joseph Church, 344 Elm Street, Wyandotte
Saturday: 4:00 pm; Confessions 3:00 pm; Sunday: 8:00 am and 11:30 am; Tuesday 12 noon; Thursday 8:30 am; Friday 12 noon.
St. Patrick Church, 135 Superior Blvd., Wyandotte
Sunday: 9:30 am; Monday 8:30 am; Wednesday 12 noon
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