The Society of St. Pius X was founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre who was an outspoken opponent to the changes in the church as a result of Vatican II. Since 1975 this society has not been in full communion with the Holy See. Over the years there have been repeated attempts by Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI and now Pope Francis to heal this rift and bring the members of the Society of St. Pius X back into union with the church. To date these attempts have been unsuccessful and thus for the time beingthe Society of St. Pius X remains in canonical irregularity with the Roman Catholic Church.
The Society of St. Pius X has established a number of churches in Southeast Michigan. In their signage these churches identify themselves as Catholic Churches even though they are not in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. In 2015, the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis announced that the faithful would be able to receive valid sacramental absolution from priests of the SSPX. And in 2016, trusting in the good will of these priests to strive for the recovery of the full communion in the Catholic Church, extended this faculty until further notice. ((Misericordia et Misera #12)
The following is a listing of churches of the Society of St. Pius X in the Archdiocese of Detroit:
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Armada
St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Livonia
The following churches, not part of the Society of St. Pius X, are also not in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church:
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Fraser
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wayne
St. Dominic Chapel, Highland
St. John XXIII Independent Catholic Church, Wyandotte
Holy Cross Polish National Catholic Church, Hamtramck
All Saints PNCC, Sterling Heights
Resurrection PNCC, Temperance
Our Savior PNCC, Dearborn Heights
St. Anthony Cathedral, Detroit
Latin Mass…Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite
Out of concern for the faithful who were yearning to celebrate the Eucharist according to the older Rite…Tridentine Rite….Pope Benedict XVI in his Apostolic Letter, “Summorum Pontificum”, extended permission for the celebration of the Eucharist according this Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Catholics who wish to worship according this form should attend parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit in full communion with Rome who are offering this form. A list of these parishes can be found on the Archdiocese of Detroit website…www.aodonline.org.
Pray for unity…… All the faithful are encouraged to continue to pray that God will bring the Society of St. Pius X and all other churches into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church so that we may all be one.
Taken from the AOD Worship News
Today, in St. John’s Gospel, Jesus ties His instructions on the Eucharist to the Book of Exodus. Christ proclaims to the crowd that their ancestors ate manna in the desert from God the Father, not Moses. Jesus professes in the Gospel that He is the “Bread of Life.” Those who accept His invitation and come to Him will never hunger or thirst, as they will be spiritually filled. In Ephesians, St. Paul instructs us that, through Christ, we will gain a fresh, spiritual way of thinking. As faithful stewards, we acknowledge Jesus’ true presence in the Eucharist as translated from the Greek meaning “thanksgiving.” We believe the Eucharist to be the true Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, of Christ. We stand in awe and gratitude for this tremendous gift, which opens our hearts to holiness. Plan to attend a Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction service at your parish or a regional “Awaken” service to experience Christ’s peace and joy.
Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say Rejoice! Come rejoice and be refreshed in the Lord this October at our Women’s Retreat at St Paul of the Cross! What a wonderful theme to have this year! Registration is now open online. Our weekend dates are October 19-21. For further information contact Colleen Masserang at 734-754-0718 or call St Paul of the Cross Retreat Center at 313-535-9563 and ask for Cathy.