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Welcome Message from the Pastor

Hello! You may not know me yet. But I am sure soon you will. I am Fr. Charles Morris and I am the new administrator at St. Mary. So you can get to know me a little let me tell you a little about myself. I am a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit. I was ordained in 1983 (in addition to my Divinity Degree I have Masters Degrees in Sociology and in Urban Planning) and have served at parishes from Redford to St. Clair Shores to Pontiac to Wyandotte. I had been an adjunct professor at Madonna University from 2010 through 2013. For the last four years I have been a full-time assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Madonna. My ministries over the years include: chaplain of Native American ministries for the Archdiocese of Detroit from 1994-2001, planning and rehabilitation commission for the City of Wyandotte (2000-2006), founder and first director of Michigan Interfaith Power & Light (2003-2008). In addition, I have served on the Board of the Green Burial Council, vision keeper for Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit, and other social justice/sustainability initiatives. I am no stranger to Detroit or to Trinity Vicariate. I served as administrator at St. Christopher (a few miles south of here) from 2010 through 2013. My salary and benefits will still come through Madonna. St. Mary will contribute to my pension. The upshot is that even though my faculty/teaching commitments at Madonna will prohibit me from full-time ministry at St. Mary the good news is that since the pension is the only obligation (other than housing) of St. Mary we will be able as a parish to remain in the black. In addition, my academic schedule means I will have the summer off from those teaching duties. This means once school gets out we will be seeing a lot of each other. At that time I want to get out and meet some neighbors. When I was at St. Christopher I connected with the area community organization. I hope to make similar connections while I am assigned here. Some of my hobbies includes: biking and hiking, nature and visiting museums. In May as part of Madonna's Study Abroad program another professor, some students and I will be visiting some of the sites in England, Wales and Scotland associated with King Arthur. I hope to bring back some photos and stories to share with you.

Thanks for the terrific hospitality and warmth of the St. Mary community. I feel at home already and I look forward to dreaming together a common vision as going forward we boldly witness to the Kingdom of God.

Father Charles Morris

St. Mary's of Redford Mission Statement

The mission of St. Mary's of Redford Parish is to respond to the emerging needs of people through empowerment, advocacy and ministry. Through our combined talents we strive to serve God and His creation.

We seek to change all aspects of the world that are contrary to the teachings of Jesus, and which are within our power to change. We accept those things that we cannot change, and we pray for the wisdom and knowledge to know the difference.

St. Mary's of Redford News

First Communion Service 2017

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St. Mary's Easter Sunday 2017

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Detroit Catholic Mass Mob December 11th, 2016

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Confirmation Service 2015

First Communion Service

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St. Mary's of Redford's 2015 Easter Celebration

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Class of 1968 First Communion and High School Graduation Processions

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Community Rewards

Meijer account #314675

Kroger account # 83127

You can donate to St Mary of Redford Parish just by grocery shopping at Meijer's or Kroger!

Log in to your Rewards card account for either grocery store chain. Go to the "Community Rewards" section and chose St Mary of Redford for your charity of choice. You can search by name, but may be easier if you search by the SMR account numbers:

Each company determines the donation amounts differently, but the more you spend at Kroger or Meijer, the more SMR would benefit from their donations.