St. Margaret of Scotland Parish

From the Archbishop

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March 23, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As citizens of Michigan, we join with our neighbors in observing measures to address the spread of COVID-19. As we continue to practice social distancing to limit the virus' spread, our response as the Body of Christ must always begin in faith. We believe Jesus is still Lord. We believe that God can bring good from this time. We believe that we are not abandoned but remain – however mysteriously – in the loving hands of the Father.

It is with great sadness that I have to announce to you that Holy Week celebrations will not be offered publicly this year in the Archdiocese of Detroit.  To ensure we cooperate with and support the governor and local health officials during this time as well as assuring you of my continued commitment to the work of unleashing the Gospel, I am issuing these directives regarding the life of our parishes, the administration of the Sacraments – particularly to those who are sick and dying – and the celebration of Holy Week.
While it is not possible for us to gather in our parishes during Holy Week and on Easter, it is possible for us to be connected in other ways. I ask you to remain attentive to and for ways to be connected with each other during these days. I would also ask you to please continue your financial support to your parish. They rely entirely on your contributions and your generosity. I am very grateful for your support, especially during this time.

In addition, I ask all the faithful in the Archdiocese of Detroit to join me, the Holy Father and faithful around the world in these two times of prayer this week:

  1. Wednesday, March 25 – the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord – to pause at 12 noon to pray the Our Father.
  2. Friday, March 27 to pray at 1:00 p.m. (in union with the Holy Father in Rome) and, as you are able, to receive the Plenary Indulgence that will accompany the Eucharistic Benediction from the Holy Father on this occasion.

I know this is an unprecedented time in the life of our local Church. But unprecedented challenges bring unprecedented graces. If we unite ourselves to the Lord we will emerge from these days of trial and uncertainty more ready to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Please know of my prayers for you and our whole State of Michigan during these days. Asking the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes, I remain
Sincerely yours in Christ,

The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron
Archbishop of Detroit

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From the Pastor:


Due to current health concerns, our building is closed, including the church, parish offices and Family Faith Formation offices  If you need service, please call the office number at 586-293-2240.  Leave a message and we will respond as soon as possible.  

We are sorry for the inconvenience.  Please pray for each other during this time of uncertain health.

Fr. Ron DeHondt, Pastor



Mass Times

Public Masses have been suspended at this time.

Confessions: Saturdays, 11:00 am or by appointment

Pastoral Staff


Due to the stay-at-home order and concerns about good health practices, the St. Margaret of Scotland building is closed. This includes the church, parish offices and Family Faith Formation offices. Please call (586) 293-2240 and leave a message if you have any concerns. All messages are being retrieved from a distance.

The Mass for the Palm Sunday will be live streamed on Saturday, April 4th at 4:00 pm on YouTube at SMSCSMass.  The video will also be available for later viewing. Go to the Mass Stream page on the menu above to see the information or click here.


Here is the schedule of live streams for Holy Week and Easter:
Palm Sunday Mass, Saturday, April 4th @ 4:00 pm
Palm Sunday Mass, Sunday, April 5th @ 8:00 am
Mass of the Lord's Supper, Thursday, April 9 @ 7:00 pm
Good Friday services, Friday, April 10 @ Noon (begins with Stations of the Cross, followed by Good Friday service)
Easter Vigil Mass, Saturday, April 11th at 8:30 pm
Easter Sunday Mass, Sunday, April 12th at 10:00 am

All of these liturgies will be privately celebrated in person keeping to the 10 people or less gathering guidelines. We also maintain appropriate social distancing throughout the celebration and filming. The live streams and videos can be viewed on the SMSCSMass YouTube channel.

Office Hours

Parish Office Hours:
Closed until further notice.
All messages received at (586)293-2240
will be received.

Faith Formation Office:
Closed until further notice.
All messages received at (586)293-3280
will be received.


St. Margaret of Scotland is a Catholic church dedicated to living the Gospel message.

Our Mission is to welcome all to join us in creating a vibrant parish family through worship, education and service to the community.

Our Goals are: Put God First; Start with Prayer; Invite, Welcome, Embrace; Work and Grow in Christ.