Reverend Daniel J. Jones

Reverend Daniel J. Jones, passed from this life on May 23, 2021 at the age of 68.

Father Jones was born on May 10, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan, and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on May 17, 1997.

Father Daniel Jones served as Pastor of St. John Fisher Chapel University Parish, Auburn Hills; Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Detroit; and as Weekend associate at Divine Grace Parish, Carleton; Guardian Angels Parish, Clawson; St. Anthony Parish, Belleville; Sacred Heart Parish, Yale; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Emmett; Sacred Heart Mission, Brown City; St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, St. Clair Shores; and St. Thomas More Parish, Troy. Father Jones served on faculty at Sacred Heart Major Seminary for many years.

Father Jones is predeceased by his father, Donald John Jones; sister-in-law, Therese Jones; and nephew, D. Anthony Jones. He is survived by his mother, Joan Jones; siblings, Donna (Mike) Trager, Dave Jones, Diane Jones, Denise Bechard, and Debra (John) Veneziano; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 2701 Chicago Blvd., Detroit, Michigan 48206, on Tuesday, May 25 from 2 – 8 p.m., with a time for sharing memories at 6 p.m. and Rosary at 7 p.m. Fr. Jones will lie in state at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202 on Wednesday, May 26 at 10 a.m. until the time of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. (we anticipate the funeral being livestreamed). Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

The family is requesting that anyone attending the visitation and/or funeral to please wear a facemask and follow the social distancing guidelines.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Jones and for consolation for his family.