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For those who did not pray with us during last Sunday’s live-stream Mass, I wanted to let you know that my much loved mother (Rose Ochylski) passed away last Friday. She was a wonderful person and a faithful Catholic. Here is her obituary (thanks to my sister Rose)


I will be going to Detroit, Michigan to celebrate her funeral which will take place on November 27th at 11:00 AM (Michigan time) at my home parish where I was baptized (St. Thecla’s – Clinton Township). If you could say a little prayer for her and my family, I would appreciate it.


Fr. Michael will be filling in for me while I am gone.


On Wednesday November 18, we have a parish council meeting to discuss Christmas 2020 at Our Lady of Mercy. However, we know that things are constantly changing, so any plans we make will have to be provisional.


The neighborhood is still restricted but there are no controls that anyone has seen. I wanted to thank those of you who came last Sunday to support me. We know that churches are not transmitting the virus.


The joke is pretty awful, sorry about that.


May God bless you and keep you safe!

Fr. Ron

The Frog 

A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that the teller’s name is Patricia Whack. So he says, “Ms. Whack, I’d like to get a loan to buy a boat and go on a long vacation.”

Patti looks at the frog in disbelief and asks how much he wants to borrow. The frog says $30,000. The teller asks his name and the frog says that his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it’s OK, he knows the bank manager.

Patti explains that $30,000 is a substantial amount of money and that he will need to secure some collateral against the loan. She asks if he has anything he can use as collateral.

The frog says, “Sure. I have this,” and produces a tiny pink porcelain elephant, about half an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed. Very confused, Patti explains that she’ll have to consult with the manager and disappears into a back office.

She finds the manager and says, “There’s a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000. He wants to use this as collateral.” She holds up the tiny pink elephant and says to the manager “I mean, what the heck is this?”

The bank manager looks back at her and says: “It’s a knick knack, Patti Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man’s a Rolling Stone.”