We rejoice in being a diverse community united in faith in Christ Jesus. Rooted in the Eucharist, we continue to be molded into the Body of Christ as we witness to the Gospel through our sharing of resources and service toward others, our commitment to Catholic education and our friendship with one another.



Monday – 8:15 am
Tuesday – 7:00 pm
Wednesday – 8:15 am
Friday – 8:15 am
Saturday – 4:00 pm
Sunday – 9:00 & 11:00 am


Tuesday – 6:00 pm
Saturday – 2:30 pm



The city of Lincoln Park grew very rapidly after World War II ended in 1945.  During the war, there had been a huge influx of workers into the city of Detroit due to the many jobs available in the defense industry.  Servicemen and women returned home to find an extreme housing shortage within the city of Detroit. Lincoln Park offered a direct route to downtown Detroit…


John Paul II Classical Catholic School

At St. John Paul II, our goal is to support families in the education and faith formation of their children. We are committed to helping children grow in their understanding and love for God. We strive to help children learn about the world around them and to develop the skills that are necessary to succeed in today’s world.

Easter Triduum Schedule

Holy Thursday No Daily Mass7:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s SupperAdoration until midnight in the cafeteria Good Friday 12:00 pm Stations of the Cross1:00 pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion8:00 pm Tenebrae Holy Saturday No ConfessionsNo 4:00pm Mass12:00 pm Easter Basket Blessing in the Church8:00 pm Easter Vigil Easter Sunday 9:00 am Mass11:00 am Mass

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Pope Francis has decreed that the ancient devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of Mother of the Church, be inserted into the Roman Calendar. The liturgical celebration, B. Mariæ Virginis, Ecclesiæ Matris, will be celebrated annually as a Memorial on the day after Pentecost.St. Paul VI, at the conclusion of the Third Session of the Second Vatican Council in 1964, declared the Blessed Virgin Mary as “Mother of the Church," that is to say of all Christian people, the faithful as well as the pastors, who call her the most loving Mother and established that “the Mother of God should be further honored and invoked by the entire Christian people by this tenderest of titles." But it was not until February 11, 2018, that the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments inscribed a new obligatory Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Mother of the Church, into the General Roman Calendar. This memorial is celebrated every year on the Monday after Pentecost, which is appropriate as Mary was also present in that room for the birthday of the Church. By issuing the Decree on the celebration of the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church, Pope Francis wishes to promote this devotion in order to “encourage the growth of the maternal sense of the Church in the pastors, religious and faithful, as well as a growth of genuine Marian piety."The decree reflects on the history of Marian theology in the Church’s liturgical tradition and the writings of the Church Fathers. It says Saint Augustine and Pope Saint Leo the Great both reflected on the Virgin Mary’s importance in the mystery of Christ.“In fact the former [St. Augustine] says that Mary is the mother of the members of Christ, because with charity she cooperated in the rebirth of the faithful into the Church, while the latter [St. Leo the Great] says that the birth of the Head is also the birth of the body, thus indicating that Mary is at once Mother of Christ, the Son of God, and mother of the members of his Mystical Body, which is the Church.”The decree says these reflections are a result of the “divine motherhood of Mary and from her intimate union in the work of the Redeemer."Scripture, the decree says, depicts Mary at the foot of the Cross (cf. Jn 19:25). There she became the Mother of the Church when she “accepted her Son’s testament of love and welcomed all people in the person of the beloved disciple as sons and daughters to be reborn unto life eternal.”In 1964, the decree says, Pope Paul VI “declared the Blessed Virgin Mary as ‘Mother of the Church, that is to say of all Christian people, the faithful as well as the pastors, who call her the most loving Mother’ and established that 'the Mother of God should be further honoured and invoked by the entire Christian people by this tenderest of titles.’” ... See MoreSee Less
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Memorial Day is a day of remembrance, mourning those who died while serving in the military.Mass is this morning at 8:15.The United States observes Memorial Day on the last Monday in May. Other countries have similar holidays on different dates; the United Kingdom, Canada and more recognize “Remembrance Day” on Nov. 11.We can feel united in faith with all of those who have come before us, knowing that the promise of God’s kingdom is available to everyone. On Memorial Day, we think especially of those who died during military service.Here are some Memorial Day prayers and blessings to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice:Heavenly Father, we lift up in prayer today our brothers and sisters who have gone before us, sacrificing their own lives for the protection and safety of others. We are grateful for their service. May they inspire us to live selflessly in our own lives, as Christ calls us to do. In Jesus’s name we pray. Amen.On this Memorial Day, we pray for all members of the military, especially those who died in service to others. May we honor them by loving and caring for all those they have left behind. Give them strength and strengthen our commitment to caring for those who mourn their loss. Amen.We pray in gratitude today for all those who have worked selflessly to provide security and safety to others. Bless them, keep them safe and help them to make good decisions. May we emulate their courage and bravery. Amen. ... See MoreSee Less
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Pentecost Sunday marks the end of the first novena and the Easter Season.Pentecost (Whitsunday), with Christmas and Easter, ranks among the great feasts of Christianity. It commemorates not only the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and Disciples, but also the fruits and effects of that event: the completion of the work of redemption, the fullness of grace for the Church and its children, and the gift of faith for all nations.The First Reading is from Acts 2:1-11. "Pentecost" which means "fiftieth" was the second of the three most important of the annual feasts in the Jewish calendar. It occurred seven weeks after Passover and was primarily a feast of thanksgiving for the harvest: the first-fruits of the wheat crop were offered to God on that day. Later on the giving of the Law to Moses on Mount Sinai was also commemorated on this feast day. All Jewish men, not legitimately impeded, were expected to come to Jerusalem, to the temple, for the feast. Hundreds of Jews from outside of Palestine also came, and the city was usually full to overflowing. It was very fitting therefore that this feast day was chosen for the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles.The Christian religion was to be universal, and the gift of tongues showed its universality. The law given by God to Moses was for the Jews only; the new law, given by Christ, and confirmed by the power of the Holy Spirit, was for all men. The vast gathering of Jews from Palestine and from all nations was a very suitable occasion on which to proclaim publicly the message of Christ given through the mouth of St. Peter.Pentecost day is called the "birth-day" of the Church. The Apostles had already received the Holy Spirit on Christ's first appearance to them after his resurrection (Jn 20:22). But on Pentecost day the descent of the Holy Spirit was a public manifestation intended to impress and amaze the crowds of local and foreign Jews who thronged Jerusalem on that great festive occasion. The signs and wonders that manifested his coming brought these Jews in huge crowds to the place where the Apostles were staying, and immediately the gift of tongues was used by the Apostles to explain the occurrence.Today was the day chosen for the opening of this mission of the Apostles. That they were backed by the divine power of the Holy Spirit was proved, not only by the gift of tongues but more especially by the change his coming wrought on the Apostles. From this day forward they were men dedicated to one purpose and to one purpose only, to bring the good news, the Gospel of Christ, to the world. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tuesday, May 30
  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Women's Bible Sharing


  • 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm

    Church-1-Main Floor

  • 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Church-1-Main Floor

Wednesday, May 31
  • 8:15 am - 9:15 am

    Church-Main Floor, Church-1-Main Floor

  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Seniors Card Group