It was with great joy that we opened our new chapel on December 5, 2016. We are extremely grateful to all of our parishioners for their patience and for their prayers for the success of the chapel project. We are especially grateful to those parishioners who so generously gave of their treasure to provide this chapel to the St. Regis community.

Beginning December 6, 2016 all daily Masses will be offered in the chapel, with the exception of 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays when the school children attend Mass. The chapel will also be used for Eucharistic Adoration Monday – Friday, 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. Small weddings, funerals and other ceremonies will also take place in the chapel.

Many people have asked about some of the features of the new chapel. The stained glass windows on the sides of the chapel came from now-closed St. John Cansius Church in Detroit. The women saints (from the altar back) are St. Helen, St. Agnes, St. Hedwig, St. Therese Lisieux and St. Maria Goretti. The men are St. John the Baptist, St. Dominic, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony and St. Aloysius.

The rose window depicting the Holy Spirit was made by a local artist and is modeled after a window at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The altar, doors and (soon to be arriving) ambo were made by a local artist.

The reredos is an antique. The crucifix and the statues of Mary and the Blessed Disciple that are on the reredos are antiques as well. They came from closed churches in the U.S. but were made in France.

At the dedication ceremony Archbishop Allen Vigneron deposited a relic into the altar — a bone from the body of St. John Francis Regis.



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