Stained Glass Windows

The amount that was needed to put the Stained Glass Windows on the wall was $16,475.00. Total amount pledged is $16,820.00. Sincere thanks to each one of you for giving generously from the little that you have. I can say I am blessed to have so much support.

God bless you all.

Fr. Socorro

 Stained Glass Windows Donors

Linda and Bob Rybka – $5000
Robert Fenstemaker – $1000
Susan Krueger – $1000
Joan and Jim Ricotta – $1000
Self – $1000
Anonymous – $1000
Marcia and Ron Fron – $500
Mary Ellen Marley – $500
Kathy and James Gresham – $500
Eduardo and Donna Echeverria – $500
Bonnie and John Danic – $500
Judy and Frank Zbikowski – $500
Karl Koenig – $500
Carol and Larry Hutcherson – $300
Adelaide Anderson – $300
Robert and Eileen MacDonell – $300
Lorraine Boskovich – $300
Eilene Kuhl – $300
Beth Ann Schick – $200
Renee and Brian Gaida – $200
Bill Charlton – $200
David and Maria Zoltowski – $200
Rita Nalepa – $100
Ellen Kalt – $100
Marian and Mike Stack – $100
Karen Werner – $100
Anonymous – $100
Sharon and Robert Butler – $100
Jesse Burrell – $100
Deborah and Richard Chrzasz – $100
Ed and Marcia Favor—$100
Marianne and Albert Betzler – $50
Amador Bravo – $50
Patricia Williamson – $20

Penance Service:

On March 26 at 7.00 pm you are invited at Our Lady of Loretto to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation – a sign of God’s merciful and loving forgiveness. Before we begin hearing individual confessions we will have a little preparation for the sacrament. Besides Fr. Kishore and myself there will be Fr. Rick Hartmann and Fr. Sal Briffa from the Clergy Village and Fr. Tom Heier from Marianhill Center. We encourage you to take this opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for Easter.

Resurrection Window for St. Valentine Church

This is the information we could come up with from the Archdiocese of Detroit regarding these windows.  They come from Our Lady of Lourdes Church in River Rouge which was opened in 1893.  They are from the old red brick church (I believe that it was the second church) that had to be demolished because it was collapsing from the effects of an underground river.  The windows were incorporated into the new church which I think was built in the 1990s.  As of now, Our Lady of Lourdes Church in River Rouge has been closed and merged with St. Andre Bessette. I believe the windows were made by Meier of Munich in the 1920s. If by chance we receive more information, we will definitely pass it on to you.

*Information provided by the AOD.

Welcome Back, Fr. Kishore!


St. Valentine Catholic School Open House

St. Valentine Catholic School welcomes all families to our 1st of  2 Open Houses. Our first Open House is on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm and our second Open House is on March 21st from 5:00-7:00 pm. Please join us to find out the many benefits our school can provide for your child. Our school offers faith based educational excellence for Preschool through Grade Eight. At our open house you will have the opportunity to tour the school, meet the teachers, and gain valuable information about how our school can help your child. Our school is located in Redford on Hope St. just off of Beech Daly between Schoolcraft and Five Mile. If you would like more information please call 313 533-7149 or visit our website at


Eighth Grade School News

The eighth grade students had a very busy January! Confirmation candidates went on a retreat as part of their preparation to become adults in the church and strengthen their faith as Catholics. On January 29, students will compete in the National Engineers Week Future City Competition at The Suburban Collection Showplace. Students, along with their teacher and engineer mentors, have worked as a team to design a futuristic city with an innovative power grid that can withstand a natural disaster. We are all very proud of their hard work and wish them luck!

Mrs. Ciechanowski


Congratulations, Bob Calleja, and Welcome Bishop Gerard Battersby

 As a part of his preparation and formation to receive the sacrament of Holy Orders to be a permanent deacon in the church, parishioner Bob Calleja will receive the ministry of acolyte. Some of you may remember from years past that before a man received the sacrament of holy orders, he received several minor orders prior to receiving the sacrament. At the Second Vatican Council, the Church discontinued the practice of giving the minor orders and instead retained a couple of them to be conferred as official ministries within the church. The ministry of lector and the ministry of acolyte were the two ministries given to men in formation as steps in the process.

Although people can be and are deputed to act as lectors and acolytes to assist at Mass, there are some who receive these ministries in official capacities from the Church in view of the sacrament that they will receive. As recipients of these ministries, they are encouraged to exercise them when possible in preparation for life as a deacon. As an official acolyte, Bob becomes a kind of official extraordinary minister of Holy Communion. He is not yet an ordinary minister of Holy Communion, but he would be the first extraordinary minister used at Mass if any are needed. When you see Bob do things like administer communion or serve at Mass, know that he is doing this in preparation for the permanent diaconate, which he hopes to receive in 2020. Please keep him in your prayers and congratulate him as he prepares himself to serve in the Church in a new capacity.