WHEN YOU VISIT
Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go?
We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When are Masses?
Saturday | 5:00pm
Sunday | 9:00am, 11:00am
Tuesday | 7:00pm
Thursday | 9:00am
(1st Thursday with Sacrament of the Sick)
When is Reconciliation?
Weekend | 4pm Saturday
Other | By Appointment
What should I wear?
We want you to feel comfortable. After all, we are thrilled that you're joining us and want you to be more focused on the Mass than what you're wearing. In the summertime, it's not uncommon to see people wearing sandals, shorts, and a shirt. Others prefer to still put on their "Sunday best," and that's fine too! However, we do request that shorts be of a conservative length (no “short-shorts”) and that in general, clothing be respectable and conservative.
How do I get to Christ the Redeemer?
Our parish is located at 2700 Waldon Road, Lake Orion. Here is a map.
Where do my children go?
Children under the age of four may go to our Childcare Room located in the Education Wing during the 11:00 Mass (when volunteers are available).
I’m not Catholic, how do I know when to sit, stand and kneel?
There’s no need to be self-conscious about the postures and responses used during worship. Most visitors just follow the lead of the our parishioners.
I’m not Catholic, is it okay for me to participate in communion?
The Eucharist is the most intimate expression of our faith. Catholics believe that the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ, transformed by the Holy Spirit. Some Christian denominations think of Communion as merely symbolic. That may explain why they have a different relationship to the Eucharist than Catholic and Orthodox Christians do, who believe it is a sacrament and the True Presence of Christ. So, if you are not Catholic, we ask that you not receive communion. However, those not receiving the Body of Christ and Precious Blood are invited to come forward with their hands crossed over their heart for a special blessing.
Am I expected to put money in the offering?
If you are visiting with us, we encourge you to support our ministries through your generosity. If you consider our parish your church home, we'd love for you to prayerfully consider giving to our parish on a weekly basis. You can give by check or cash during the Mass, you can give online or text to give.