Here comes the Son: Eucharistic processions, adoration highlight June calendar

A Eucharistic procession from the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament to Sacred Heart Major Seminary on the Feast of Corpus Christi, June 19, highlights Catholic events in June in the Archdiocese of Detroit. (Detroit Catholic file photo)

DETROIT — June is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and warming temperatures, so what better time is there to be on fire for the Lord?

Here are some opportunities to ignite one’s faith this summer:

The Wild Goose – Young Adult Summer Study (June 3)
(St. Fabian Parish, Farmington Hills)

St. Fabian Parish in Farmington Hills is hosting its second spiritual video study.

The topic of this series will be "The Wild Goose," which is the Celtic term for the Holy Spirit, and the videos and discussion will be built around God's gift of the Spirit and how one can welcome the Spirit into one's life and grow in this gift. There will be 14 videos and each night will be 1 video and a group discussion centered on the topic presented in the video. 7-8:30 p.m. at the St. Fabian Social Hall, 32200 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. Cost is free.

'Bold Beginnings' Marriage Preparation Retreat (June 4)
(St. Paul of the Cross Retreat and Conference Center, Detroit)

Couple presentations will share the practical wisdom of how to grow together in a deepening, Christ-centered love for an exceptional, passionate and enduring Catholic marriage. Topics include: Entering marriage equipped and strong, growing the marriage relationship, the amazing journey of marriage, welcoming children, couple spirituality, successfully navigating challenges, realizing God’s desire for your marriage.

There will be time for couples to reflect and connect in a relaxed, comfortable setting with fellow engaged couples. Register today by clicking here. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 4, St. Paul of the Cross Retreat and Conference Center, 23333 Schoolcraft Road, Detroit.

Holy Hour to Begin the Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations (June 4)
(Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Detroit)

At the Holy Thursday Chrism Mass, Archbishop Vigneron announced that the Archdiocese of Detroit will engage in an Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations beginning on June 4, the Vigil of Pentecost, and concluding on May 28, 2023, the Solemnity of Pentecost). This year of prayer will be a time for everyone in the Archdiocese — priests, deacons, religious and laity — to come to understand and embrace our need to be united in prayer, working toward a culture that fosters and celebrates vocations to the priesthood.

To begin this Year of Prayer, Archbishop Vigneron invites all the faithful to a Holy Hour at 10 a.m. June 4 at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, located at 9844 Woodward Ave., Detroit. RSVP here.

Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost (June 4)
(Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Detroit)

"Just as in the Upper Room at Pentecost, it is the Holy Spirit who transforms Christ’s disciples from ordinary people into Spirit-filled evangelizers." (Unleash the Gospel, Introduction)

All are invited to celebrate the Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament by Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron.

All are invited to attend Praise and Worship with Eucharistic adoration from 5:30-6:30 p.m. before the vigil. This time of Eucharistic adoration will be lead by a worship leader and is in gratitude for the 5th anniversary of the Unleash the Gospel pastoral letter.

Live at the Basilica: Fr. Mike Schmitz (June 7)
(National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica, Royal Oak)

“Theology of the Body” with Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz, director of youth and young adult ministries in the Diocese of Duluth, Minn., as well as a Catholic speaker and author, will present on the topic "Theology of the Body" during the "Live at the Basilica" speaker series. In 2021, Fr. Schmitz and Ascension Press launched a new podcast, "The Bible in a Year," which consists of 365 episodes in which he reads the entire Bible and gives his own prayer and commentary every day. Even before it launched, it had become the No. 1-ranked podcast overall on Apple Podcasts.

7-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica, 2100 12 Mile Road, Royal Oak.

Cradled in Mary’s Arm Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group (June 7)
(St. Anastasia Parish, Troy)

If you have lost a baby, born or unborn, come for prayer, discussion, and support from others who understand your journey. Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 m. at St. Anastasia Parish in Troy. Come to the parish office entrance and go to meeting room B.

7 p.m., June 7, St. Anastasia Parish, Troy, 4571 John R Road, Troy.

The Missing Generation: Strategies for Receiving and Engaging Young Adults in Our Parish Communities (June 9)
(St. Fabian Parish, Farmington Hills)

The truth of God and our faith remains the same now and forever, but in this time of cultural change, the strategies we employ to draw young people to Christ and His Church must adapt to fit the new landscape. Young adults are missing from our churches, and God wants this generation back.

Join us for an inspiring day with Pete Burak, vice president of Renewal Ministries and director of id, the young adult outreach of Renewal Ministries, based in Ann Arbor. Burak will share his wisdom and experience in evangelization and young adult ministry to equip and empower parish leaders with practical strategies for attracting, receiving, and engaging young adults in our parish communities.

If you engage with young adults in your ministry (i.e., front office, clergy, RCIA, marriage ministry, infant baptism, evangelization, Catholic schools, young adult ministry, etc.), then this conference is for you.

9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 9, St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills.

13a Conferencia de Hombres | La Autentica Masculinidad/13th Hispanic Men’s Conference | Authentic Masculinity (June 11)
(Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit)

The Office of Hispanic Ministry of the Archdiocese of Detroit has the pleasure of inviting you to the 13th Hispanic Men’s Conference, “Authentic Masculinity.” This year, space is limited, therefore we encourage you to buy your ticket as soon as possible. Fr. Juan Sabadell from the Legionaries of Christ in Spain will be our keynote speaker. Our local presenter will be our brother, Alfredo Carreon. Praise and worship will be led by 70 Veces 7 music ministry. Join us so that we can learn together about the masculinity God has bestowed on us.

Visit to register.

8:30 a.m., June 11, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 2701 Chicago Blvd., Detroit.

Wild Wild (Mid)West Hootenanny (June 12)
(Raintree Park, Troy)

Yeehaw! Giddy up and get ready to lasso in some Wild, Wild (Mid)West Hootenanny fun with the Detroit Catholic Young Adult's annual summer picnic.

Join cowboys, cowgirls, and maybe a few notorious outlaws for some good grub, delicious drinks, prickly prizes, and an afternoon of a hog-wild good time playing volleyball, cornhole, and more. Country attire is highly encouraged (but not required). We also encourage you to bring other yard games and lawn chairs. We will provide non-alcoholic drinks but feel free to bring alcoholic beverages with a cooler (21+).

Please RSVP on Mighty Network to help us with the food and drink count! Look for us at the pavilion at the end of the drive. Cost: Free!

We will also be collecting unopened jelly and gently used adult t-shirts (all sizes, but mainly L, XL, 2XL) for PBJ Outreach Detroit. PBJ is a nonprofit organization focused on feeding and clothing the poor and marginalized living in the Detroit metropolitan area.

1 to 4 p.m., June 12, Raintree Park, 3775 John R Road, Troy.

Eucharistic Procession on the Feast of Corpus Christi (June 19)
(Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Detroit)

The National Eucharistic Revival will launch in the Archdiocese of Detroit with a Eucharistic procession on the feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday, June 19.

The procession will begin with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament (9844 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202). Then, the faithful will process with the Blessed Sacrament through our city, and the procession will conclude with Benediction at Sacred Heart Major Seminary (2701 Chicago Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan 48206).

Mass begins at 1 p.m. Procession begins at 2:30 p.m., June 19, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Ave., Detroit.

Praise Fest (June 19)
(Kellogg Park, Plymouth)

Come and soak up the Son. An afternoon of contemporary Christian worship music and Eucharistic adoration in Plymouth’s Kellogg Park, hosted by Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Plymouth.

2:30 to 4:30 p.m., June 19, in Kellogg Park, downtown Plymouth.

Hike and Meditation (June 25)
(The Nature Center in Kensington Park, Milford)

Join the St. Joseph young adults group as we head outdoors! Deacon Chris will lead us in a meditation using Scripture as we hike through the nature trails in Kensington Park.

10 to 11:30 a.m., June 25, at The Nature Center in Kensington Park, 2240 W. Buno Road, Milford. Contact Katie at [email protected].

Have an event you'd like us to consider for this list? Email [email protected] with "Events List" in the subject line.


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