Mother of Divine Mercy Parish Tridentine Community Blog


Photo Post: First Mass of Fr. Joseph Tuskiewicz – June 8, 2014

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Photo Post: The Ordination of Fr. Joseph Tuskiewicz



The promise of obedience

The promise of obedience

Litany of Saints

Litany of Saints


Laying on of hands

Laying on of hands


Anointing of hands

Anointing of hands


Photos taken by: Edgar Din

Tridentine Confirmations 2014



New Parish Name

As of July 1, the newly merged parish will be called Mary, Mother of Divine Mercy Parish. The Tridentine Mass schedule will remain the same and will continue to be held at St. Josaphat Church.

Extraordinary Form Confirmations 2013

On Pentecost Sunday we celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation. The celebrant for the Confirmations was Bishop Francis Reiss.

We had 16 Confirmandi comprised of young people from St. Josaphat Church and Holy Family Church in Columbus, OH.

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Diaconate Ordination of Joe Tuskiewicz

Congratulations to our newly ordained Deacon Joe Tuskiewicz. Deacon Joe is a member of St. Josaphat Parish and a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Detroit.IMG_1129

Brief introduction to Deacon Joe Tuskiewicz

Joe recently retired from a career as a globe-trotting advertising executive and will be attending the “second-career vocation” Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts, near Boston.

Joe is active on numerous fronts on the local Catholic scene: He is one of the lead altar servers for the Extraordinary Form Masses at St. Josaphat, Assumption-Windsor, St. Joseph, and St. Albertus; a lector for the Saturday afternoon Mass at Old St. Mary’s in Detroit; and a catechism instructor and occasional altar server at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church in Sterling Heights. Joe has also taught catechism at other parishes in metro Detroit through the years and has mentored numerous individuals.

Joe’s quiet dedication to his faith has been an inspiration to those around him. His strong prayer life and attention to detail in his tasks leave us no doubt that he will make an excellent priest.

Excerpt taken from: Tridentine Community News, July 18, 2010


The following photos were taken at the Diaconate ordinations which took place at Sacred Heart Seminary.


Deacon Joe and Fr. Roman

Deacon Joe and Fr. Roman



On Sunday, April 14, Deacon Joe was present at both the 9:30 AM and 12 Noon Masses at St. Josaphat. Later on in the day at Assumption Church in Windsor, deacon assisted for the first time as deacon of a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form. We will have a Solemn High Mass at St. Josaphat for Deacon Joe sometime in May. Please stay tuned for details.

The following photo is from the 9:30 AM Mass.


An announcement from Fr. Darrell Roman

A Letter from Fr. Roman taken from the OCtober 21, 2012 edition of We the People of God.

Dear Parish Cluster Family,

Last month, I told you about a group of young men who have come to live at Sweetest Heart rectory for the purpose of discerning God’s calling. To our advantage, they bring with them the special training and skills of former seminarians. Since the old liturgy was the focus of the priestly formation they had received from their former community, I have asked these men to assist me by overseeing some aspects of the administration and Christian mission of the Tridentine community at St. Josaphat’s. If you are already involved in the activities that follow, or would like to become involved, please take the time to introduce yourself to the men and give them your contact information. Sign-up sheets may be found at the back of St. Josaphat’s Church.

Fr. Darrell

Info on the Young Men working with our Parish

Michael Connaughton: Catechism and Altarboy Training

Michael spent six years with the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP) completing everything up to the point of making perpetual promises. He has received first clerical Tonsure and the four minor ordinations of Porter, Lector, Exorcist and Acolyte. While with the Fraternity, his assignments spanned from inner-city Sacramento to rural Kansas, from Washington State to Normandy, France. His final assignment was in Detroit, the place of his birth, on loan to the Archdiocese as an aid to Bishop Reiss and as an assistant to the Chancellor. Michael is a certified catechist with over a decade of teaching experience. I have asked him to offer a Confirmation class for children who wish to be confirmed in the extraordinary form at St. Josaphat’s this coming Spring, and eventually to develop a catechism program for the young families of the Tridentine community. I am also placing Michael in charge of all server training relating to the Tridentine liturgy.

Daniel Egan: Sacristan Training and Ladies’ Altar Society

Daniel completed the Fraternity’s novitiate and philosophical studies. He has received first clerical Tonsure and was appointed sacristan for Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary for two years. He also served as one of the Fraternity’s catechists. Like Michael, Daniel is from the Detroit area. I have asked Daniel to establish and direct a Lady’s Altar Society, whose members will care for the sacred linens, vestments and sanctuary of St. Josaphat’s Church. Men are welcome to be trained as sacristans that will help with the setup of Mass. I have asked Daniel to run the sacristy at St. Josaphat’s according to the strictures required by

Travis Ricketts: Legion of Mary & Neighborhood Evangelization

Michael Travis completed the novitiate and one year of philosophical studies with the Fraternity in addition to a year spent at the Pontifical College Josephinum. He has received first clerical Tonsure. Though not from Detroit, Travis has lived in the inner-city most of his adult life. He has been a member of the Legion of Mary for several years and has extensive experience going door-to-door in urban neighborhoods of a similar demographic to our own. I have asked Travis to establish a Legion of Mary praesidium for St. Josaphat’s that will direct a vigorous and systematic evangelical outreach to the homes in the immediate vicinity. He will be responsible for training door-to -door missionaries according to the guidelines of Legion of Mary. If you might be interested in helping with our missionary effort, either going door-to-door or by supporting the missionaries with special prayers for success, please see Travis.

Please keep Fr. Roman and these men in your prayers.