First-Ever Feast of Blessed Solanus Casey

Father Solanus Casey (1870-1957), whom Pope Francis declared “blessed” last year, will be remembered on the first-ever celebration of his feast day on July 30, 2018. To mark the historic occasion, the Capuchin friars will hold a nine-day series of prayers (July 22-30), called a novena, and Masses at the Solanus Casey Center leading up to the Feast. Each day of the nine-day novena prayer focuses on a particular area of Blessed Solanus Casey’s life and ministry.

Throughout the nine-day novena leading up to the feast day, the Solanus Casey Center Gift Shop will offer a discount of 20 percent or more off all items. 

Confessions will be heard by Capuchin priests from Monday through Saturday during the novena week on the hour at 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. 

Parking: Limited, secured off-street parking is available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis in a gated lot off of Kercheval between Mt. Elliott St. and Kercheval St. Additional parking is available on the streets surrounding the center.

Download Novena Prayers (PDF)

 

Feast Day Novena Schedule

Sunday, July 22 – Music
9am, Mass with litany of all saints and prayer for the canonization of Blessed Solanus Casey
2pm, Blessing of the Sick
3-4pm, Musical celebration with a Violin Concerto

Monday, July 23 – The Poor
7:45am Mass
Noon Mass with litany and prayer for the poor
-Attendees invited to bring canned goods for the hungry
-Tours of Capuchin Soup Kitchen following prayer

Tuesday, July 24 – Neighbors 
7:45am Mass
Noon Mass with litany and prayer with and for the Capuchins’ Detroit neighbors

Wednesday, July 25 – The Sick
7:45am Mass
Noon Mass with litany and prayer and blessing of the sick
2pm, Blessing of the Sick

Thursday, July 26 – Religious and consecrated life
7:45am Mass
Noon Mass with litany and prayer for those in religious and consecrated life

Friday, July 27 – Families
7:45am Mass
Noon Mass with litany and prayer with and for families

Saturday, July 28 – The Young
5:00pm Mass with litany and prayer with and for young adults, with reception following

Sunday, July 29 – The Church
9:00am, Mass with litany and prayer, followed by reception
11:00am, Mass with litany and prayer, followed by reception
1:30pm, Mass celebrated by His Excellency Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit, concelebrated by Br. Michael Sullivan, OFM Cap., provincial minister as well as other clergy in attendance. (This Mass will be livestreamed) 
Monday, July 30 – The Feast Day
7:45am Mass
Noon Mass with litany and prayer for the Feast of Blessed Solanus Casey by Br. Michael Sullivan, OFM Cap., provincial minister as well as other clergy in attendance. 

 

Live Stream

For those who wish to view the Feast Day Mass, we invite you to watch it live on our website on Sunday, July 29, at 1:30 PM EST.

  • The stream will be available soon.