Our Lady of the Fields Camp Renovations

Our Lady of the Fields Camp and Retreat Center, located in Brighton, Michigan, has been undergoing some major changes lately! A place where family, fun, and faith all run parallel, Our Lady of the Fields has been providing kids and families with endless opportunities to enjoy their summer at camp since 2019. 

In order for the camp to provide its campers and retreatants with the best experience possible, the OLF Oversight Committee launched a $5 million Capital Campaign for the camp back in February of 2023. This campaign will give the camp a chance to update their facilities, add essential amenities, and enhance the activities made available for all families who attend, to ensure they have an unforgettable experience during their time at the camp. 

Due to our community’s ongoing generosity and support, the camp has been able to make quite a few changes already! Some of those changes include a newly renovated kitchen, new floors in the dining area, updated cabins and bathrooms, new lake inflatables, and even a newly restored pontoon. We couldn’t have made these renovations without your help and support and we hope to see more new and exciting changes every day! 

Please visit OLF.camp to see how you can contribute to the campaign, or to learn more.


Diocese Launches Homeschool Program

Our Diocese, with the support of Bishop Francis Kalabat, is excited to announce the Chaldean Catholic Homeschool program. There has been an increasing demand from the families in our community to start a program through the church that will allow them to educate their children at home. The Homeschool Association Committee is excited to roll out this initiative in the Fall of 2023. The ultimate goal for this program is to eventually create a homeschool hybrid program that will launch in the Fall of 2024. 

Further,  there will be two identical information nights for parents to come and learn more!

June 20th, 2023 at 7pm at Mother of God

June 21st, 2023 at 7 pm at Holy Martyrs 

For more information about this exciting new program, please go to chaldeanchurch.org/homeschool.  

Archbishop’s Gala

The annual Archbishop’s Gala is Sacred Heart Major Seminary’s main event in support of tomorrow’s priests, deacons, and lay leaders.

The gala took place on June 8, 2023, and our Diocese was happy to attend  in support of our seminarians. Many of our Chaldean seminarians were in attendance and helped to ensure a wonderful event. God bless the Archdiocese of Detroit & Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Please continue to keep them and our seminarians in your prayers! 

To see more from the event, please visit the Diocese social media pages. 

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus: A Celebration of Divine Love

Sacred Hrart of Jesus

The Feast Day of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is a significant event in the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church. This feast day, which falls on the Friday after Corpus Christi, is dedicated to honoring the compassionate and merciful heart of Jesus Christ. It is a time for us to reflect upon the divine love and grace that flows from the heart of our Savior to us. 

The origins of this feast day can be traced back to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, a French nun, who claimed to have received private revelations from Jesus during the 17th century. According to her accounts, Jesus revealed his burning heart as a symbol of His never ending love for humanity. He expressed His desire for a feast to be established in honor of his Sacred Heart, emphasizing the need for repentance, adoration, and devotion to Him. In 1856, Pope Pius IX established the Feast of the Sacred Heart as obligatory for the whole Church, to be celebrated on the Friday after Corpus Christi.

The Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus holds profound spiritual significance for Catholics. It serves as a reminder of the depth of God’s love for us, as shown through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. The Sacred Heart is a symbol of divine mercy, compassion, and forgiveness, inviting believers to embrace and reflect those virtues in their daily lives. It calls for a personal encounter with Jesus Christ, deepening one’s relationship with Him and fostering a spirit of devotion and adoration. 

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us!