Blessed Solanus Casey, Detroit’s beloved Capuchin priest on the road to sainthood in the Catholic Church, will be remembered at the Solanus Casey Center with a nine-day novena beginning on July 22, culminating with the Feast of Solanus Casey on July 30.
Confessions will be heard by Capuchin priests from Monday through Saturday during the novena week from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Public tours of the Center will be offered at 10:00 a.m. during the novena week. The Solanus Casey Center Gift Shop will host a special 20% off sale! Come visit us at the Solanus Casey Center to take advantage of this special offer. You may also use the code “FeastDay2023” to receive 20% off at the online store.
Mass will be held each day during the Novena in St. Bonaventure Chapel at Noon (with the exception of July 23 and 29). The theme of this year’s novena is Inspired by a Life of Virtue: Blessed Solanus’ Way is Our Way Too. The focus for each day will be on a different Saint and virtue of the Catholic faith. The Mass schedule and focus for each day are as follows:
Saturday, July 22 – St. Mary Magdalene | Faith
Mass at Noon | Presider: Fr. George Kooran, OFM Cap.
Sunday, July 23 – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Hope
Mass at 9:00 a.m. | Presider: Fr. Igor De Bliquy, OFM Cap.
Monday, July 24 – St. Charbel | Love
Mass at Noon | Presider: Fr. Larry Webber, OFM Cap.
Tuesday, July 25 – St. James | Prudence
Mass at Noon | Presider: Fr. Steve Kropp, OFM Cap.
Wednesday, July 26 – Ss. Joachim and Anna | Justice
Mass at Noon | Presider: Fr. Tien Dinh, OFM Cap.
Thursday, July 27 – Bl. Mary Magdalene Martinengo, OSC Cap. | Temperance
Mass at Noon | Presider: Fr. Vito Martínez, OFM Cap.
Friday, July 28 – Bl. Mary Teresa Kowalska, OSC Cap. | Fortitude
Mass at Noon | Presider: Fr. Gerry Pehler, OFM Cap.
Saturday, July 29 – Ss. Martha, Mary, and Lazarus | Feast Day Vigil
Anointing of the Sick at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. David Preuss, OFM Cap. and Vigil Mass at 4:00 p.m. | Presiders: Fr. Peter Chinnappan, OFM Cap. and Fr. George Kooran, OFM Cap.
Sunday, July 30 – Feast Day of Blessed Solanus Casey
Mass at 9:00 a.m. and Noon | Presider (9:00 a.m.): The Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit | Presiders (noon): Fr. Gary Wegner, OFM Cap., Executive Director of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and Fr. Steve Kropp, OFM Cap., Director of the Solanus Casey Center
Unable to attend? Please pray the Novena prayers with us.