Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick

  The sacrament of anointing is the proper sacrament for those Christians whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age.  It is not necessary or advisable to wait until one is in danger of death. It may be celebrated in the home, in a hospital or institution, or in church.  Through the sacrament of anointing the Church supports the sick in their struggle against illness and continues Christ’s messianic work of healing.  Those seeking the sacrament are encouraged to seek it at the beginning of a serious illness.  Because of its very nature as a sign, ideally the sacrament of anointing of the sick is best celebrated when the person being anointed is able to participate in the prayers, with members of the family and other representatives of the Christian community present whenever possible.  (Pastoral Care of the Sick, §97-99)

We celebrate this sacrament twice a year during a special healing mass, usually held in spring and fall.

For more information or to make arrangements to receive this sacrament, please contact the Parish Office (248)  446-8700  or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Mass Schedules

Weekend Mass
Saturday at 5:00 PM
Sunday at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon

Weekday Mass
Tuesday at 7:00 PM
Wednesday & Friday at 9:00 AM

Holy Day Mass as Published

Sacraments And Pastoral Concerns

Sacrament of Baptism
The sacrament of baptism is ordinarily celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays of the month following the 12:00 Noon Mass. Please call the Parish Office at 248-446-8700, at least two months in advance in order to make arrangements. There is a required Baptismal prep class which is normally offered on the second Monday of each month. Please call the Parish
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
(RCIA) is the process whereby new members are initiated into the Catholic Church through the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and eucharist, and baptized Catholics may complete their initiation. For information, call Brian Roberts, Director of Outreach Ministries Ext. 113..
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Sacrament of Marriage
Please call the Parish Office at least 6 months before the proposed marriage dates in order to arrange for the necessary preparation. An appointment is necessary before a wedding date may be scheduled.
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Order of Christian Funerals
At the time of death, contact the funeral home of your choice. The funeral home will then contact
Saint Joseph Parish.
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Registration in the Parish:
You may come to the parish office or call 248-446-8700, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM.
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Interpeter for Hearing Impaired at 5:00 PM Mass on the third Saturday of each Month.