Sunday, October 7

Capuchin Ministries Open House

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Meet in the Chapel for Mass at 11 a.m. followed by lunch, activities, and guided tours of the Solanus Center, Monastery grounds, and Soup Kitchen/Earthworks Urban Farm. FREE EVENT (donations welcome) open to the public. Family-friendly fun! For info, call Sally at ext 149.



Sunday, October 14

21st Annual Fr. Solanus Casey Souperbowl

Benefits the Capuchin Soup Kitchen
Noon - 7 p.m.

American Polish Century Club
33204 Maple Lane, Sterling Heights MI

donation includes all-you-can-eat soups and breads from local restaurants and bakeries, continuous Irish entertainment, and souvenir soup bowl.

Raffles & prizes, cash drinks and desserts.

Sponsored by AOH and LAOH of Macomb County.

For info: Paul Gowdy 586-573-4121
OR Mary Ochab 586-751-3575
OR Randy Rinna 248-355-0400



Day of Reflection and Prayer

$25/person includes catered lunch, two conferences, all activities,
snacks, and closing with Mass. Registration only in advance -
with credit card by phone, call Mary at (313) 579-2100 ext 169
or mail payment to:


Fr. Solanus GUILD (NOT Fr. Solanus Center)

1780 Mt. Elliott, Detroit MI 48207.

Confirmations by email only.

Guest Speaker - Sally McCuen

Sally joined the Solanus Casey Center staff in 2010 as the
Hospitality Coordinator responsible for managing tour groups
and pilgrimages. We are proud to present Sally as our speaker
for the Guild's Day of Reflection and Prayer.

Sally's Biography:



  • M.A. in Systematic Theology,
    University of Notre Dame
  • B.A. w/Major in Religious Education, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s College
  • Bishop Foley High School


  • Hospitality Coordinator, Solanus Casey Center
  • Associate Director of Ministerial Certification, Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Campus Minister, Schoolcraft Community College
  • Adult Faith Formation Coordinator, St. Philomena Parish
  • Campus Minister & Adjunct Professor, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s College
  • Campus Minister, Director – University of Michigan – Dearborn & Henry Ford Community College
  • High School Religion Teacher & Campus Minister, Shrine High School

Additional Experience

  • Spiritual Director; trained through Manresa Internship
  • Retreat Facilitator; Angel Pointe Retreat House, Port Sanilac

Personal Background

  • 25 years happily married to Patrick
  • 2 daughters: Megan (18 yrs) and Ruth (12 yrs)



November 25

142nd Birthday of Fr. Solanus

Mass at Noon this year commemorates the actual date of his birth in 1870. Refreshments following in the Dining Room.

Save the date!

December 2
Solanus Center
10th Anniversary Closing Celebration

December 8
Breakfast with St. Nick