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From the Ecumenical Primate
The Holy See of the ECCC

Lent A. D. , 2024

Peace and greetings, dear sisters and brothers in Christ and all people of good will at the Beginning of this Lenten Season.

   Hope you are all doing well, and had a good start for this Lent.
    In today's world of Wars with the massacres on civilians, the utterly destructions of cities, communities and God's creation, the deepening divisions in societies, driven by hate and ignorance, the effects and devastating consequences of Global warming, we as Christians are even more compelled to show a new way of love in brother- and sisterhood for new and caring world communities in God's Creation.   
   In order to be this ferment in our societies that can bring peace and stability, we are reminded in the Gospels that in order to celebrate Easter, the highest Feast in Christendom, God's ultimate sacrifice of Love and Peace, we need to look more inward and reflect more closely on our life before God and each other. Christ invites us to walk with him in this holy time, he shows us the way to retreat into the desert of our lives, how to fight off temptations that can destroy us and people close to us...
    This exciting time of Lent is an opportunity for all of us to see who we are, what is my Christian believe, how do I fulfill my baptismal pledge to grow in faith, to be part of God's family, and to live a peaceful life pleasing to God and each other. Let us take our Baptism serious, where God opened for us the door to the Kingdom. For so many of us, long ago, we started our journey of a growing faith that seeks God and his Grace within us. In Baptism we acknowledged our dying with Jesus, and our raising up to new life eternal with him, being a royal priesthood of believers anointed with the holy oil of Chrism, a community that strengthen each other; indeed this needs our solemn pledge to always be renewed as long as we live on this earth.  
    May we take much time for discernment and inner reflection by avoiding too many earthly engagements, but to keep the focus on Jesus and his calling for each one of us.

Wishing you all a blessed Lenten Season,
Let us all pray for Peace in the World

At the Cathedral and Holy See of the ECCC 
Ecumenical Primate 

ECCC world News:

Latin America:

Congratulations to H. E., Archbishop Sebastian Pla and bishop Vladimir Jimenez Lorenzo for having been nominated Chaplains for the United Nations, Archbishop Sebastian Pla as Mayor Chaplain for Costa Rica and the international confederation, bishop Lorenzo for the Dominican Republic and the international confederation as Colonel Chaplain, both chaplaincies are involved for human rights, building alliances with institutions, and building world peace... 

A big thank you to bishop Luis Leiva Friedman from Costa Rica, who sent us the translation of our Canon Law. It is for all of the Spanish tongue, it is attached below.

Our Apostolic Nuncio for Latin America, H. E. Archbishop Sebastian Pla is in dialog -on behalf of the Ecumenical Primate-, with the Old Catholic Diocese of Mexico to enter our Worldwide ECCC/ICEC into Full Communion. God's blessings for this precious task. Bishop Sebastian Z. Estrada of the Old Catholic Diocese, his clergy, and congregations shall know that we welcome them wholeheartedly into our ECCC. 

Our apostolic Nuncio for the USA, H. E. Archbishop Tony, Bishop Edik, and the Primate, we are planning to find ways to reach out to more Roman Catholics who have left the Church and seek new faith communities. It is a taunting task as in our secular society, religious belonging becomes less and less important for so many people. You might be aware that there are roughly a thousand churches for sale in the USA as so many closing due to lack of congregants and financial support...

Here at the Cathedral of St. Anthony in Detroit, we have started with our websites provider to give them a facelift. Hope fully soon, it will be finished, and I will share them with you.

St. Anthony's Cathedral Liturgical House of Studies  is enrolling new Students. Please, if you know someone who wants to study theology, let them know and go to the website to apply for different studies and degrees. The Administration staff, Mr. Gary Starzak, will guide you.
H. E. Archbishop Dr. Tony Scudery has been nominated to be the Rector of our School. Wishing him and all the staff much success and God's richest blessings.

ECCC worldwide:
Our dioceses and mission of the ECCC, are growing, including our orphanages and schools. If you know some donors who want to support these projects, please let us know, and we direct you. Thank you!!

Week of January 5th, A. D. 2024

Saying good by to our 3 wonderful neighbors who passed away within 10 days: Mrs. Dorothy Jean Brown, Mr. Robert Jackson, and Mr. Jimmy White. May they rest in the Peace of the Good Lord and receive their place in the heavenly Kingdome in which they believed. Rest in Peace.

Come join us for our Christmas Celebration

Monday, December 25th at 11:00 AM

From the Ecumenical Primate
The Holy See of the ECCC

The Feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior, A. D. 2023

Peace and greetings, dear sisters and brothers in our worldwide Church Communion of the Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ, and all people of good will!

    As we celebrate the Birth of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, and awaiting His Second coming, we are all preparing ourselves for this moment of joyful celebrations.
    This Feast is a time to reflect also on our own life before God and each other. We are grateful for our faith and the holy mysteries the good Lord has endowed us with. 

    And yet, we see the world around us that is run by greed, materialism, abuse of powers, wars, terrorism, mass-killings, and pure ignorance for the value of the life of immigrants, the destruction of God's creation with Global warming on the march, an increasing hopelessness among young people...
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the thousands and thousands of innocent Children and civilians of Gaza who are being slaughtered in front of our eyes, and the West-bank of Palestine where Palestinians are living under oppression and apartheid, and as the world stands by doing nothing to stop it. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Ukrainian people, a sovereign nation, where the madman of Russia waging war and slaughters so many innocent people who need to defend themselves. My thoughts and prayers go out to Africa where so many people look for a life in democracy and freedom, yet more and more countries being drawn into civil wars, persecutions of minorities, and coup d'é·tat depriving people of their basic human rights...

    We ask ourselves what kind of Peace has our Savior promised for humanity as it is entangled in so much misery? If it wouldn't be not in our faith, we would be indeed a people without hope! It is our faith in a God of Love, Peace and Justice, a God who has been, is and will be the Sovereign over history, not in human intellectual terms, but in the mystery of His Love for His children that we are able to discover by following Jesus more closely. 

    Let us all have a prophetic voice for the Kingdom of God and let us not be silent, but to speak up when we see injustice and evil. Satan still tries desperately to corrupt as many hearts and minds as possible. We as Christians do have the calling to fight this evil with the power of Love that Jesus has shown through his suffering, dying on the Cross, and his powerful resurrection defeating Satan's grab for absolute dominance.

    In these days of Christmas, it fills us all with great joy to see how our Worldwide Church Communion is growing. 
    I want to take this moment to thank you all, our bishops, priests, deacons, pastoral assistance and you our beloved faithful who have shown so much work in our Church ministry, and give Her a voice for the poor, the orphans, the marginalized, and downtrodden. 
    As we approaching an other year, I wanted you to continue to reach out to others who seek a new spiritual home of love and acceptance where there is no hate, but love for all seekers of God.

-I want to take this opportunity of let you know that we did a worldwide survey of our Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ in the Fall of 2023. We have so far over One Hundred Thousand members, and I am still awaiting for some to report to us with their faithful members.

-We want to welcome our new Bishop +Jorge Ramon Defelice Guillen, consecreated on December 1st, A.D. 2023. He is the first bishop for Paraguay. Cordial congratulations, and we all sending you our appreciation and blessings for your new ministry for our new diocese in Paraguay.

-We welcome bishop elect, +Msgr. Vincent de Paul for our Diocese of St. Augustine in Yaoundé, Cameroon under our good diocesan brother bishop Didier. Welcome and cordial congratulations from us all.

-As per new inquiry about our Canon Laws by some of our ECCC in different countries, we have them on our websites, under "Church Documents", please study them. I wanted to thank again our Archbishop and Nuncio for the USA, ++Dr. Tony Scudery, our Canon Lawyer who put them together so diligently! I have attached them in PDF format in this email for you to read, and I do hope it is possible to translate them into your local languages.

-For those who are new clergy in our Church and use the catholic Rite for celebration Mass, please be aware to use the insert in the Eucharistic Prayers that we use worldwide, and those of the Orthodox, Anglican, and other Catholic Rites in our Worldwide Communion of the ECCC, please adjust accordingly.
As you can see, we pray for the Pope, the Eastern Patriarch, the Anglican Archbishop, the Primate of the ECCC followed by your local ECCC bishop, and if your are only a Vicariate, then for the ECCC Primate only.

-As I am often overwhelmed with your inquiries in Church matters, please be advised to contact always your Apostolic Nuncio pertaining to your territories first. They are located on our Websites under "International Church". I am inserting them here as well.

Apostolic Nuncios:

And Advisory Board of the Ecumenical Primate

Apostolic Nuncio for Latin America: ++Metropolitan Archbishop Sebastián Pla of Costa Rica

Apostolic Nuncio for all of Asia: ++Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Sunny Alappat of India

Apostolic Nuncio for African Continent: ++ Metropolitan Archbishop Godfrey Wasike. Kenya

Apostolic Nuncio for the French Speaking Countries in Africa and Ambassador for Peace of the ECCC in Africa: ++Metropolitan Archbishop Jean de la Resurrection, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Apostolic Nuncio: ++Metropolitan Archbishop Hristo S. Pisarov of Bulgaria, Romania, All of Eastern Europe, including, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, and the former Soviet States, including Moldavia. Northern Europe: Scandinavia, DenmarkBelarus, Baltic States, Balkan, Greece and Turkey and Georgia.

Apostolic Nuncio: ++Metropolitan Archbishop Agostino De Caro, NOSF, Italy, Provincial Superior NOSF for Europe, Spain, Portugal, Andorra, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Malta

Apostolic Nuncio for the USA and her Territories ++Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Tony Scuderi, Provincial of the NOSF Franciscan Province in the USA 

Apostolic Nuncio for Brazl ++Metropolitan Archbishop Lucas Macieira, Anglican Archdiocese of Brazil

Wishing you all a Blessed Christmas Season, Peace, Health and always God's Love in 2024

Thank you all for your tireless service for the Kingdom of God.

With my prayers promised,
Ecumenical Primate

Christmas Concert December 17th, 2023

Thank you all who came to our Concert with this amazing Musicians, especially 12 year old Ethan who played the piano like a young Mozart. It was stunning! Thanks so much to Joe Lipare who brought the musicians together. 

December 10th, A. D. 2023

Santa came to 85 poor children who had smiling faces. God bless and protect our Children and families. A heartfelt thank you to our volunteers and donors who made this day possible.

Be all blessed in the Good Lord!

Come join us for our Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 17th at 3:00 PM

November 11th, A. D. 2023 

Modern Music Concert

November 11th, A. D. 2023

St. Anthony Village meeting with representatives from District Five of Detroit and Authentically Detroit. We making good progress revitalizing our neighborhood!

October 21st, A. D. 2023

Wedding of our Tamee and Dennis. May you be very blessed and may your marriage be a blessing for others to witness your love for each other and your love for God. Health and Peace. Prayers promised!

October 8th, A. D. 2023
Gathering of our bishops and blessing of our pets in honor of St. Francis

September 23rd, Saint Padre Pio, A. D. 2023

Congratulations, Fr. Michael Einheuser to your ordination to the sacred Priesthood. We wish you and pray for you that you are getting closer to Christ in your service for all of God's people. Let us rejoice and be glad!

September 12th, A. D. 2023

 A special Thank you to AmeriCorps who helped with Safety Sign around our Cathedral Abbey!

September 9th, A. D. 2023

We started our Video project for Live-Stream for Mass with hundreds of feet cable laying. Thank you Dave, Brother Eric and family! 

September 9th, A. D. 2023

Our Church Neighborhood is coming back to life thanks to the efforts of our hard working people with the Spirit of a new Community. According to the wish of our neighbors, our neighborhood will be called in the near future: Saint Anthony Village. Thank you all for your Love! We are Family!

August 9th, A. D. 2023
Repairs on the monastery indoor and outdoor continue.  4 floors stairways, and front entrance brick tucking.

Come Join us for the Celebration of our Church Patron

 Saint Anthony

Mass, Tuesday, June 13th 10:00 AM


Solemn Mass Sunday, June 18th, 2023

11:00 AM

June 7th, A. D. 2023
Roof repairs ongoing

May 23rd, A. D. 2023

Today, ongoing roofing repairs on church and monastery.

May 21st, A. D. 2023

Thank you all so much who came to our Classical Piano Concert with the amazing Pianist, Mr. Joe Lipare!

Thank you Joe for your selfless service for our community!

Thank you all for your donations! And thanks to our Volunteers for their tireless service

May 13th, A. D. 2023

An Afternoon with modern Music in our Cathedral

May 6th, A. D. 2023

Our church neighborhood block anniversary
With city council president Sheffield, district manager office Keith, our block president Felisha, our wonderful people, including our oldest neighbor who will be 101 this year.

April 20, A. D. 2023

Dear All, This is to help students in recovery continue their education.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 60% of college students use drugs and alcohol. Substance use among college students can diminish academic performance, reduce the likelihood of employment after graduation, and pose serious health risks.
Our guide helps students learn about which substances pose the greatest risks to them, the consequences of continuous usage, and steps to overcome addiction.

Please view the guide here:

From the Ecumenical Primate
The Holy See of the ECCC
The High Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, A. D. 2023
(Please translate into your own languages, thank you!)

Christus Resurrexit Vere, Alleluja!
Christ Is Truly Risen, Alleluya!

    Peace and greetings, dear sisters and brothers in Christ, the Risen Lord!

    As we celebrate this joyous Feast of our Lord's resurrection, we call to mind that it is Him who also will make our own resurrection happening at His calling.
    Today, I would like to thank you, our clergy around the world, in your tireless service for the people of God, in your diverse ministries. Your ministry is not a profession that the world has in mind, it is a calling that is being tested over and over in order to show that you are following Jesus and serving the people of God with all your heart. Jesus, who was shunned, betrayed, persecuted, tortured, and killed. And yet he is triumphant. Our calling takes us into this Paschal Mystery when we celebrate Mass. When we assist the people of God in our pastoral care, spending the Holy Sacraments, suffering with the ill and abandoned in society, and be joyous with those around us who found the Lord.
    It is my deep gratitude to you our faithful in our Worldwide Church Communion who celebrate Christ in your midst on all Five Continents as far as Vanuatu of the Eastern Pacific. 
    You can see on our worldwide website the different countries with our ministries, be it the care in our orphanages, in our schools, in our many missions. 
    In all our doing, the way we live, the way we celebrate and serve each other is part of Christ's resurrection in our life, personally and in community. The Risen Lord is present in our communities in the Holy Eucharist elevated for us, the Lamb of God, present in the Tabernacle of our Churches, present among us in His lifegiving Word. He is present when we care for each other, and especially those who seek him, don't know him, or being lost. He is present in those who are imprisoned in this world because they follow him, or suffering because of him.
    Let us be joyful in this Easter Season as we recall His mandate, "Go into all the world and preach to all creation..." (Mark 16:15), "Go... baptizing them in the Name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit...I am with you always to the end of the world." (Matthew 20:18-20)
    His sacrificial Love, God's power of the Resurrection, and His enduring Word give us the assurance that our faith in Him, and in His teaching creates an everlasting hope and joy that we are his beloved Children wherever we are in this world.

    Wishing you all our beloved a blessed and Joyous Easter Season, 
With my apostolic Benedictions
Your servant of God,

Come Join us for

Holy Week:

Palm Sunday: 11:00 AM

Last Supper: Thursday 7:00 PM

Good Friday: 

Stations of the Cross 2:00 PM 

Liturgy: Passion of Christ 3:00 PM

Easter Sunday Celebration: 11:00 AM

Peace and Greetings, dear sisters and brothers and all people of good will on this First Sunday of Lent!

Wishing you all times of meditations in this Lenten Season as we walk with Jesus toward his Suffering, dying and Resurrection. As we reflect on this Sunday's Gospel, we are faced with the threefold temptation of Jesus by Satan trying to keep him from his mission to bring the true Kingdom to us.

He says No to the temptation to become a magic power to create food at his pleasure, no He becomes the Bread of life.

He says no to the temptation of the evil doer who is twisting the Bible to his advantage to have Jesus perform magic. He will not give in to show at the Devil's behalf that he is safe over death...His death for our salvation will be the way towards Golgotha and the crucifixion!

He says No to the temptation of the Evil One to be the earthly ruler and adore the Devil who promised him the power and might over all created things and its splendor. Jesus is the Son of God, and his Kingdom is a different Kingdom than that of Satan. His Kingdom is about true Love, Peace, Mercy and Justice...
May we resist temptations with all our heart and soul when they come toward us in many different ways, either in hidden or in aggressive ways.

The soul rejoices when we resist temptations that will eventually destroy us, and God rejoices of every Sinner who comes back to Him and there is more joy in heaven.
With my prayers promised for you all in this Lenten Season
Blessings along the Journey


From the Ecumenical Primate
The Holy See of the ECCC

January 25th, The conversion of St. Paul, Apostle, A. D. 2023

Peace and greetings, your brother archbishops, bishops, Fathers, Deacons and beloved faithful 

of the Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ,

    Some time ago our communion passed a resolution to require that all students who are in pursuit holy orders would need a bachelor’s degree of theology. This requirement was met with widespread approval and appreciation from our worldwide communion of the Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ.

Our institution of choice has been our own St. Anthony’s Cathedral House of Liturgical Studies (SACHLS). Our institution offers training for all people who are pursuing Minor and Holy Orders, including aspirants, and those who are interested in growing and developing spiritually and academically in service to the communion and wider Christian circles. Therefore, I am urging all clergy members to participate in sending students to the school who need seminary training and who need courses to augment their formation and their training from parish leaders.

You will find attached a flyer from our institution, which can be printed and shared with all potential students and interested persons. If you have access to the Internet, you can also share the school’s website at or enter into conversations with school officials at its Facebook page (

There are certification programs in the House of Studies and professional and academic degrees, ranging from the bachelor’s degree, including the Bachelor of Theology and Baccalaureate of Theology, to the Masters of Divinity and to a research degree known as the Doctor of Theology (Th. D.). Some of our student body are to be found throughout the world in the following countries: Haiti, Vanuatu, Kenya, and multiple states within the United States.

We also would like to devote an education week with a worldwide electronic-virtual synod, where local parishes and study groups of our communion could participate and interact with faculty members of our institution. All archbishops, bishops, individuals, and interested parties would be invited to participate in this communion-wide education week. If this sounds appealing to you, please contact Mr. Gary Starzak, for more information:

Below attached, please find a Flyer in PDF format that you can use to spread the good news as much as possible!

Looking forward that you can bring students, young and older to this great opportunity of studies!

Wishing all much success in their spiritual growth

Blessings in the Good Lord

++Dr. Karl Rodig

Ecumenical Primate


January 15th, A. D., 2023 

Baptism of Kenneth Ray.

 Welcome to God's Children and his Church Family

He even gave us a High Five :o)

December 30th, A. D. 2022

Please pray for the repose of our church member, Kristina, she passed away on Christmas day after a horrible car accident going home from work. We miss her greatly. Please pray for her parents.

Come join us this Sunday for Christmas Day 

Service 11:00 AM

Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ
Iglesia Católica Ecuménica de Cristo
Ökumenische Katholische Kirche Christi
Ecumenical Kanisa Katoliki la Kristo
Œcuménique Église catholique du Christ
კონსტანტინეპოლის კათოლიკური ეკლესია ქრისტეს
Вселенската католическа църква на Христос
Вселенский католическая церковь Христа
 كنيسة المسيح الكاثوليكية المسكونية 
Igreja Catolica Ecumenica De Cristo
Chiesa Cattolica Ecumenica Di Cristo

Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, 
Latin America New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Russia, 
Ukraine, The Caribbean, The Pacific Islands, The Philippines, USA 

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From the Ecumenical Primate
The Holy See of the ECCC

The Feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior, A. D. 2022

Please translate into your own languages, thank you!

                     Peace and greetings, dear sisters and brothers in our worldwide Church Communion                         
of the Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ, and all people of good will!

Wishing you all a very blessed Christmas Season and a healthy and peaceful 2023
    As we celebrate this Nativity of our Lord as Christians have done for so many centuries, we think of the significant meaning of this High Feast. God came into our world prophesized through the prophet Isaiah 2700 years ago. We celebrate Christ's coming into the world as human and divine, and we are aware that this is not only an historic moment, but an ongoing happening in our life, Christ needs to be born into our lives every day, we need to welcome him with heart, mind and soul, accepting his love that guides us toward His Kingdom that starts here and now.

    We look for more peace for our families, our neighborhoods, and the whole world, we long for true love among each other, and the understanding of the beauty of our human diversity that the creator has bestowed in Creation. Only if we see this colorful mosaic of God's creation in its entirety can we find peace, and see the world through the lenses of that inclusive divine love that is coming toward us every day. 

    In the face of new wars, famine, and so much injustice the world is facing, we are compelled to bring this pure love from Bethlehem to all the world seeing his poverty and the innocence of the baby Jesus. The rejection of the holy family by all around them seeking a home for his birth, gives us hope that we too shall seek all in simplicity as Christ was born in a poor and simple manger. In our Cathedral of St. Anthony, we have the manger with Jesus right next to the big cross reminding us of his salvific task he is about to live for, including the brutal death on the cross, followed by his glorious resurrection. Birth and death are his divine fate, salvation is our reward, and the call to follow him is our destiny to rise one day from death into new life. 

    We pray in this time also for Peace for the people of the Ukraine who suffer so much under the attacks by the Russian Tyrant's murderess army that commits so many war crimes against the civilian population. We pray for peace in the Middle East, for peace on the African Continent, and for an end of the famines around the world.

    Dear friends, let us in this Nativity of our Savior renew our commitment to follow him with a humble heart, seeking always his love, living in simplicity, and serving the people in this world by example of an inclusive spirit seeking peace with each other and be good and responsible stewards in His beautiful Creation, our earthly home.
Sending you all my apostolic benedictions
Prayers promised,
Your servant 

We again apologize since many of you have not received our weekly emails in the about 6 months.

If you have the opportunity you can also watch our Sunday Mass on our Second Facebook with livestream:  Cathedral of St. Anthony Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ - Videos

I will announce the Christmas Greetings in Languages from around the world at Sunday Mass.

ECCC News from around the World

Congratulations to our Archbishop and Apostolic Nuncio for India, Dr. Sunny Alappat who consecrated his cathedral church and archdiocesan center for our Church in Kerala in India. Welcome to our new Deacon, Rev. Paul Maria of the Religious Order, he is finishing his Ph.D. in Psychology, he is very devoted to the Franciscan Spirituality. Fr. Donald is continuing with great success his church in Mumbai.

Bishop +Manuel has completed his new Cathedral Church and more people are coming to celebrate the Holy Eucharist. We have nominated Fr. Ted Asis, NOSF to be the Provincial of the NOSF for the Philippines. His congregations are growing and he is expanding his mission work receiving new members in the Order as well. Congratulations to you all!

Sri Lanka:
Fr. Nicholas, our Vicar General in Sri Lanka is doing very good spiritual outreach and awareness programs for so many. Fr. Michael has expanded his missions in Central Sri Lanka with many new ministers in the mission work and new congregations. After a heavy storm his Church roof has been restored.

African Continent: 

Cameroon: The Prelature of St. Augustine under the leadership of Bishop Didier has been elevated to the Diocese of St. Augustine. We welcome also the new auxiliary bishop for the diocese, +Jean Baptiste Nxegue Mimon. He is serving our communities in South Cameroon. We also welcome the newly ordained deacon, Rev. Pere Vincent Mbom, and the incardination of Father Bruno Jacques Baheng. We pray for the passing of Fr. Pere Thomas Solifack. The orphanage and school in the diocese of St. Augustine is doing well under the leadership of bishop Didier and his staff with a lot of activities and ecumenical outreaches.

Archdiocese of Yaoundé: We have appointed archbishop ++Jean de la Resurrection of Yaoundé in Cameroon to be our Apostolic Nuncio for the French speaking countries in Africa, and to be the ambassador for Peace for Africa. We pray for the passing of Fr. Abbe Magloire Besala Djanna.

We wholeheartedly welcome into our Church with the Concordat of Full Union in the ECCC, The United Liberal Catholic Church of the Democratic Republic of Congo, under their leadership of Archbishop ++Jean-Pierre Kajembe in Kinshasa with clergy and missions. 
Our orphanage and school in Congo that was destroyed by a fire has been rebuilt. Thanks to those who helped, especially, Rev. Deacon Damas. Also the Orphanage has received its tax exempt status, thanks to the efforts of Gary Starzak, congratulations to you all! 
Burkina Faso:
We welcome to our new missions in Burkina Faso, Fr. Raphael Botioni who was ordained to the priesthood by our Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Godfrey Siundu from Kenya. Congratulations!

Our apostolic Nuncio for Africa has been very busy dealing with all the referrals I mailed him to make all the new clergy in different parts of Africa possible. Thank you! The Archdiocese of Kitale-Bungoma is doing very well with new lay groups being established among the adult and the youth faithful with special gatherings and seminars. Also a new home and school for battered women has been established. 
We also welcome wholeheartedly the new ordained priests and deacons in the archdiocese: 
5.DAVID EKAI, 6.ISAIAH EPUU. Congratulations! 

We wholeheartedly welcome for our new missions, Fr. Steven Tiyesere Kathiti.

We wholeheartedly welcome for our new missions, Fr. Cedric Inkoromatima

We wholeheartedly welcome our new clergy for the missions in Uganda, Fr. Francis Ochom, Fr. Ukach Kizito Akachukwu, Rev. Deacon Robert Orwaja together with Fr. John Musaazi they will spread the ECCC in Uganda. 

South Africa:
Bishop +Mukize Khumalo is the ordinary of our new diocese of Pretoria in South Africa, he and his clergy serving many faithful in of South Africa.

We wholeheartedly welcome the incardination of our new auxiliary Bishop Dom Pier Mario Lippi who has a community in Siena: community of Saint Benedict and Bruno. We welcome wholeheartedly the incardination of Father Vito Sollucente and his community in Bari: St. Nicola and Giovanni di Dio.
Congratulations to the ordination of our new deaconess Rev. Rosalia Maria Pia Dipace for the new community of Novara: Holy Mary mother of the joy.
We pray for the ordination of the new deacon, Rev. Pietro Corposanto on January 21st, he will have his new community in Taranto: St. Lucy.

New Mission of San Lazaro opened in Benidorm, southern Spain, under the leadership of Fr. Adalberto. They are getting doing very well with new members coming in to the Church. Congratulations to all!

Through our Nuncio for Eastern Europe, we wholeheartedly welcome the incardination of our new Pastor for Jerusalem, Rev. Zachar Prav.

New Mission opened in Andorra by our archbishop ++Antonio Jimenez Aguado. Congratulations!

Latin America and Caribbean:
Costa Rica:

The archdiocese of Costa Rica under the leadership of Archbishop Sebastian Pla has two new auxiliary bishops, bishop +Enrique Vasquez and bishop +Luis Leiva. Congratulations to your consecrations! Prayers for the ordinations of the new deacons for Costa Rica Manuel Alejandro Zamora Santana.
Through our Apostolic Nuncio for Latin America, Archbishop ++Sebastian Pla, we welcome the Intercommunion with Vetero Iglesia Catolica Hispana under the leadership of Archbishop ++Jose Luis Miralles Castro. The archdiocese is also very involved with projects for the immigrants and the poor street children.

Colombia, Spain, Portugal, Ecuador, and Andorra:
We have received Archbishop ++Antonio Jimenez into our Church and established for his church the
Prelatura Fraternidad Sacerdotal de Santa Filomena with missions in Colombia, Spain, Portugal, Ecuador, and Andorra.

Congratulations to the consecration of our first bishop for Cuba, bishop +Vladimir Jimenez Lorenzo for our Orthodox Diocese in Cuba and the Caribbean! They also involved with the elderly in our Church in the Dominican Republic. Prayers for the ordination of the new deacon in Cuba in January, Rev. Jesus Hernandez.

Prayers for our mission in Haiti who lost their church building due to storms.

Through the efforts of our Apostolic Nuncio for Latin America, A new mission in Honduras will be opened for our Church. Congratulations!

Bishop +Rodolpho is involved with the human rights groups for the indigenous in different parts in Mexico, and he works very well with the Jesuit priests as well.
Fr. Roberto is continuing his youth ministry for the university campus in Leon.

Puerto Rico:
Prayers for Bishop +Angel Munoz and his people as they went through floods due to the Hurricane.

We welcome our new brothers who have done their vows through our Provincial for the USA, Archbishop Dr. Tony Scudery, NOSF for the Franciscan Order of the NOSF Br. Abel A. Soto and Br. Steve Forry. At the Cathedral Church in Detroit, we have had a lot of repairs for the roof due to storms and plumbing and electrical repairs as well. With the help of volunteers, our outreach for the poor and homeless people has been very successful providing food and clothes and social assistance. Our online school is doing very well under Chancellor Dr. Tom Roberts and the Administrator Gary Starzak and the great faculty! We also have a new mission in the

Our Vicar General, Rev. Yuri has been very active with ecumenical relations and joint prayer events in the Ukraine and beyond with the Major Orthodox Churches. It is a remarkable sign of unity expressed in the gatherings between our Churches. Thank you for your ministry!

Eastern Pacific:
Vanu Vatu:
Opening of new mission. Congratulations!

December 18th, A. D. 2022

Children Santa. 70 Children received gifts, many smiling faces. 

Special thanks to all who made this day possible. 

December 14th, A. D. 2022     

Thank to all the donors who made it possible to help Children in need for their Christmas Gifts!    

          Thank you volunteers for preparations. 

November 13th, A. D. 2022

Visitors from California who's parents were married at St. Anthony in 1946

November 12th, A. D. 2022

Our Sheridan Neighborhood block meeting at our Church class room is doing great bringing a written off area back to life. 

Thank you Felicia, Kim and Rhonda and all who are part of it.

October 17th, A. D. 2022

Electrical repairs on the entire outdoors security and flood lights

October 4th, Saint Francis Day, A. D.  2022

Blessed Day of St. Francis. May he show us always the importance for God and Creation. His life and sincere love   gives us hope and encouragement for our faith.

September 25th, A. D. 2022

Congratulations to your Baptism, Eleanor Grace! Welcome to God's Church Family!

May you grow into God's everlasting Love. 

September 10th, A. D. 2022

Blessed Matrimony to Jaylyn and Star, health, peace and always God's Love.

July 25 A. D. 2022

Happy blessed 75th Birthday to our Sister Theresa, health and God's Love, many more years to you. Thank you for your service at our Cathedral! 

July 3rd, A. D. 2022

Come and join us for the Celebration of our Church Patron

Saint Anthony

Sunday June 12th A. D. 2022

At 11:00 AM

5247 Sheridan Street, Detroit, MI 48213

June, A. D. 2022

Since Easter we are again serving food after Sunday Mass, many poor people have no access to food on Sunday. God is good. Thanks to all our volunteers!                                   If you can financially support our efforts for food for the poor, it is deeply appreciated.


May 25th, A. D., 2022

Rest in Peace, good brother, Dr. James We will miss your laughter and sincere heart.
May the Angels of the Lord welcome you to Paradise.

May 22nd,  Saint Rita de Cascia, A. D.2022

Peace and greetings to you all on this 6th Sunday of Easter!
We wanted to congratulate our new Bishop Dr. Edik Baroni on his Day of Consecration.
It was a beautiful day to witness.
May he grow in his love to Jesus and serve the people of God with his heart.
May that Love that Jesus shows us in todays Gospel always lead us to a greater love than ourselves.
Prayers promised.

May 13th, A. D. 2022

Congratulations Christina and Todd to your wedding Celebration! Always Love, health and the gift of Children. Prayers will always the right glue in your Marriage. 

Please join us for this rare apostolic event

At our Cathedral of St. Anthony on Sunday May 22nd 2022
At 11:00AM
5247 Sheridan Street, Detroit, Michigan 48213

May 5th, A. D. 2022

April 24th, A. D. 2022

                    Congratulations and many blessings to you Adan and Juancristobal               to your Sacrament of Confirmation!

Holy Week 2022

Palm Sunday 11:00 AM

Holy Thursday 7:00 PM Last Supper

Good Friday 2:00 PM Stations of the Cross 

 3:00 PM The Passion of Christ

      Easter Sunday: 11:00 AM Celebration of The Resurrection     of our Lord and Savior 

    Lord by your cross and resurrection, you have set us free. You are the savior of the world.

March 16th, 2022
Roof Repairs of the Church East Side Nave after heavy winds ripped of parts of the roof.

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March 12th, Saint Vindicianus, A. D. 2022

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Peace, and greetings, dear brothers and sisters in the service of the Lord, and all our beloved faithful in this Holy Season of Lent!

    As we all have started our Lenten Season with reflection and renewal of our lives, especially our spiritual way of living and devotion to God, I would like to share with you some thoughts that came through my mind in this past days.
We have Lent, Quaresima, because in Scripture it is Jesus who leads us in our fight for not falling into temptation, resisting the forces of evil that can destroy body and soul! As clergy and as Christians we made a choice to follow Jesus and live through him as a shining light for this world. 
    Yet, we might be frustrated at times to see that there is so much of a broken world, a new war that massacres innocent people in the Ukraine, orchestrated by a madman who fell into the temptation of building an empire based on lies and deceit; we see how people are being exploited from their fair share on the common good, as quite a few have fallen into the temptation of greed and trying to control a never before seen wealth that puts more people into poverty...We see climate change is a reality that Nature is being polluted on all fronts, air, water, and our living space in this creation of God! We ask ourselves where will this end? How can we fast and reflect on our lives as we see all this destruction around us? 
    Many of us think that we are helpless, and we are not able to see a better world for tomorrow...
    Yet it is the our faith that is tested here not to fall in the temptation to be controlled by hopelessness, it is our trust in God through our inner connection with Yahweh. 
I saw on TV an old mother crying in the Ukraine saying, "I am not afraid of dying or being killed, I am afraid of my children and grant children..." And she repeated it. In her heart she knew that faith was stronger than the enemies at her door trying to kill her...
    This reminds me on Psalm 18, 1- 30. We shall pray it more often. I will post the verses here as a reminder that this prayer is what we need to find ourselves again in harmony with God: " 1 I love you, Yahweh, my strength (my Saviour, you have saved me from violence). 2 Yahweh is my rock and my fortress, my deliverer is my God. I take refuge in him, my rock, my shield, my saving strength, my stronghold, my place of refuge. 3 I call to Yahweh who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my foes. 4 With Death's breakers closing in on me, Belial's torrents ready to swallow me, 5 Sheol's snares every side of me, Death's traps lying ahead of me, 6 I called to Yahweh in my anguish, I cried for help to my God; from his Temple he heard my voice, my cry came to his ears. 7 Then the earth quaked and rocked, the mountains' foundations shuddered, they quaked at his blazing anger. 8 Smoke rose from his nostrils, from his mouth devouring fire (coals were kindled at it). 9 He parted the heavens and came down, a storm-cloud underneath his feet; 10 riding one of the winged creatures, he flew, soaring on the wings of the wind. 11 His covering he made the darkness, his pavilion dark waters and dense cloud. 12 A brightness lit up before him, hail and blazing fire. 13 Yahweh thundered from the heavens, the Most High made his voice heard. 14 He shot his arrows and scattered them, he hurled his lightning and routed them. 15 The very springs of ocean were exposed, the world's foundations were laid bare, at your roaring, Yahweh, at the blast of breath from your nostrils! 16 He reached down from on high, snatched me up, pulled me from the watery depths, 17 rescued me from my mighty foe, from my enemies who were stronger than I. 18 They assailed me on my day of disaster but Yahweh was there to support me; 19 he freed me, set me at large, he rescued me because he loves me. 20 Yahweh rewards me for my uprightness, as my hands are pure, so he repays me, 21 since I have kept the ways of Yahweh, and not fallen away from my God. 22 His judgements are all before me, his statutes I have not put away from me. 23 I am blameless before him, I keep myself clear of evil. 24 So Yahweh repaid me for acting uprightly because he could see I was pure. 25 You are faithful to the faithful, blameless with the blameless, 26 sincere to the sincere, but cunning to the crafty, 27 you save a people that is humble and humiliate those with haughty looks. 28 Yahweh, you yourself are my lamp, my God lights up my darkness; 29 with you I storm the rampart, with my God I can scale any wall. 30 This God, his way is blameless; the word of Yahweh is refined in the furnace, for he alone is the shield of all who take refuge in him..."
    As we walk in our faith with hope, and with that everlasting love that God keeps pouring out into our hearts through his beloved Son in the Holy Spirit I find myself in Luke 21, 9-28 as he is spot on, when all this things happen, in the end "stand upright...your liberation is near at hand", 9 And when you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be terrified, for this is something that must happen first, but the end will not come at once.' 10 Then he said to them, 'Nation will fight against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes and plagues and famines in various places; there will be terrifying events and great signs from heaven. 12 'But before all this happens, you will be seized and persecuted; you will be handed over to the synagogues and to imprisonment, and brought before kings and governors for the sake of my name 13 -and that will be your opportunity to bear witness. 14 Make up your minds not to prepare your defense,