Year of Mercy

24 Hours for the Lord

24 Hours for the Lord
A Short Guide

When calling for the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis expressed his desire that “this moment be linked, first and foremost, to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Pope Francis is inviting parishes from around the world to open its doors for 24 hours on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, so that the faithful might encounter Jesus Christ anew in the Sacrament of Confession and Meditations
on Mercy
Eucharistic Adoration.

The Lenten initiative, organized by the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, is called 24 Hours for the Lord. It is intended also to be a time of reflection and prayer, an opportunity to speak with a priest, and a chance to rediscover — or perhaps discover for the first time — the great mercy at the heart of the Catholic Faith.

Several churches from the Archdiocese of Detroit will be participating and open with confessors available and Eucharistic adoration. Below is a list of the parishes who will be participating.

If your parish is interested in participating in 24 Hours for the Lord, please contact Dan McAfee at or (313) 237-5932

Parish Contact
National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica
2100 Twelve Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI 48073 
Fr. Ryan Adams
(248) 541-4122
Event Schedule
St. Christopher - St. Thomas Aquinas Parish
7800 Woodmont
Detroit, MI 48228
Fr. Hinojos
(313) 584-7460
Event Schedule
Holy Name Parish
630 Harmon St.
Birmingham, MI 48009
Deb Shinder
(248) 646-2244 x307
Event Schedule
St. Michael the Archangel Parish
11441 Hubbard
Livonia, MI 48150
Sharon Williams
(734) 261-1455
Event Schedule
St. Faustina Parish
14025 12 Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48088
Maurine Daily
(586) 773-9220 x111
Event Schedule
St. John the Baptist Parish
511 S. Monroe St.
Monroe, MI 48161
Fr. James Smalarz
(734) 241-8910
Event Schedule
SS. Peter and Paul
6645 Washington St.
North Branch, MI 48461
Fr. Rich Treml
(810) 688-3797
Holy Trinity Parish
32nd St.
Port Huron, MI 48060
Fr. Sal Palazzolo
(810) 984-2689
Event Schedule
Immaculate Concenption Parish
814 West Nepessing
Lapeer, MI 48446
Fr. Doug Terrien
(810) 664-8594
Event Schedule
St. Isaac Jogues
21200 Madison St.
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
Fr. Darrell Roman
(586) 778-5100
Event Schedule
Our Lady of Good Counsel
47650 N. Territorial
Plymouth, MI 48170
Fr. John Riccardo
(734) 453-0326
Event Schedule