A Message from our Pastor

Very Reverend Canon Walter Ptak

Praise be Jesus Christ! My Dear Parishioners, I greet you with this age-old Catholic Greeting, one that was near and dear to our beloved St. John Paul II, as a way to officially begin my time with you as your Pastor.
I hope that my pastorate and ministry here among you will reflect this greeting, for indeed I see my role here as one of service to Our Lord in and through you the parishioners of this great parish! May all that we accomplish together give praise and adoration to Our Lord Jesus Christ, who indeed is our Way, Truth and Life!
I am overjoyed that we have a faith-filled and hard-working Parish Staff, a great school, a competent and caring Principal, a wonderful and intelligent faculty and staff and, of course, the best students in Southeast Michigan!
I want you to know that I am here for you and will be happy to serve you in any way that I can.  Please never be afraid to approach me.  I may be large in stature, and I have been told that I have a loud and booming voice, but I am always ready and willing to help.  I will do my best to be your pastor in word and deed.  I am sure that I will not be able to solve every problem or satisfy everyone, but I do promise to try and if nothing else, be present with you here in our parish on life’s journey.  Together we can and will grow in holiness in the time we have together! 

Very Rev. Canon Walter J. Ptak