Hours & Schedule

St. Joseph Chapel & Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Terra Sancta Ministries, Fr. Alex Kratz, OFM, Spiritual Director      
400 South Blvd. West, Pontiac 48341
(248) 320-0107


Chapel & Shrine Days and Hours of Operation:
Tuesday and Saturday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Closed all other days until we have sufficient additional volunteers.

Schedule for Tuesdays and Saturdays*:
10:00 am – Doors open
11:00 am – 11:45 am (approx.) – Confession available
12:00 pm – Holy Mass
1:00 pm (approx.) – Holy Rosary
3:00 pm – Property closes
*First Saturdays include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following Mass.

Please check this website prior to visiting for any schedule changes!
Terra Sancta Ministries is staffed entirely by volunteers and as such, personal obligations may require late schedule adjustments.

Chapel & Shrine News:

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi & Animal Blessing – October 4, 2017.  Click here.

City of Pontiac Awards Pride & Beautification Award!   
On August 6, 2017, Pontiac City Councilperson Patrice Waterman delivered the sign, right, in recognition of our renovation efforts to the property.  Terra Sancta Ministries is very grateful for this award and to all who have lent their time, talent and treasure to this ongoing work!

Pictures from “Soft” Opening of Chapel & Shrine
On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the 100th Anniversary of Blessed Mother’s first apparition to the three shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal, Terra Sancta Ministries celebrated a “soft” opening of the renovated St. Joseph Chapel & Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.   To see pictures of the day, click here.

Archived Communications:
January 2017 Mission Update
May 13, 2017 “Soft” Opening Invitation
St. Anthony of Padua Feast Day Invitation, June 13, 2017

In the first months as we began the mission to acquire and restore the then-closed Chapel and Shrine.  Pictured:  Terra Sancta Ministries Spiritual Director, Fr. Alex Kratz, OFM; Detroit Auxiliary Bishop, Most Rev. Francis R. Reiss, Episcopal Advisor to Terra Sancta Ministires; Mrs. Patricia Giangrande, OFS, Terra Sancta Ministries Executive Director, after the celebration of Holy Mass at St. Joseph Church, April 6, 2014.