Made for More Campaign

Curious about our newly launched Made for More campaign? Here is some info!

We all have spiritual gifts from the Lord. Some of us may know exactly what our gifts and talents are, others may have a general idea, and some people may have no clue. As part of our baptism as Catholics, we have a calling to discern what our gifts are and use them in service of others.

One of our staff members was vacationing in Texas and went to St. Austin Church. There she found a wonderful Spiritual Gifts Inventory that calculates what your gifts are based on various questions. She brought it back to the rest of the staff. We love it so much we decided to build a campaign around it, because we are all MADE FOR MORE! 

All our staff members took this survey and were able to find our spiritual gifts, NOW IT’S YOUR TURN! Click here to take the inventory.

You can also watch our Made for More videos HERE, where parishioners and staff discuss their spiritual gifts.

Spring Film Festival

St. Mary of the Hills along with Denis Naeger presents the Spring Film Festival.

When: Tuesday, March 26 and April 2 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

Where: East Overflow Room at St. Mary’s

For: Anyone is welcome!

Cost: FREE

What: Films that will linger in your heart. Some will be serious, others will be funny, but they will all be touching.

Please register by March 25. Although walk-ins are welcome! If you plan on attending either or both evenings please email or call Denis: or 248-683-2514

*Bring your own drinks and snacks!


Lenten Journey Registration

You can now sign up for our Lenten Journey program! Just fill out the form below and someone will contact you with more information.

The Lenten Journey begins Sunday, March 10 and ends with a retreat on Saturday, April 6. Through four unique sessions you will learn how to share Jesus with others, how to share our relationship with Jesus with people in our day-to-day encounters, develop methods and actions to do this, and focus on personal or friendship evangelization.

If you wish to see a timeline of the program, click here.

Travel & Activities with the Fellowship Commission

Thursday, February 21 – Imported from Detroit: Mystery Fine Dining

Cost is $68 per person. We will meet at SMOTH at 5:00 PM for pick-up.

The tour includes: Roundtrip Motor Coach, complimentary appetizers, 5 course meal and entertainment at a mystery restaurant.

Enjoy a Motor City influenced craft cocktails, beer and wine at the cash bar!

Presented by Step On Bus Tours, registration available by clicking the link.

Monday, March 4 – Paczki, Pierogi, & Hussars

Cost is $68 per person. We will meet at SMOTH for pick-up, exact time is TBD.

Tour includes: Roundtrip Motor Coach, Lunch, goodie bag and surprises! Visit two historical Polish churches, the Polish Art Center and bakeries. Enjoy a bountiful lunch and an appearance of the Hussars! There will also be dancing and a tour of Hamtramck.

Presented by Step On Bus Tours, registration available by clicking the link.

April 8-9 – A Lenten Reflection: Shrine of Christ’s Passion, St. John, Indiana

Cost is $250 per person based on double occupancy. Call for a single supplement rate. The registration deadline for this event is March 25.

Pick-up is in Royal Oak at 7:00 AM, drop off the next day at 5:30 PM.

This tour includes: Roundtrip Motor Coach, lunch, overnight stay, breakfast, snacks, and goodie bag. Daily rosary is said on the bus. We will visit the Ark of the Covenant Room at St. Catherine of Sienna in Portage, MI, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart Museum at Notre Dame, and the Shrine of Christ’s Passion.

Presented by Step On Bus Tours, registration available by clicking the link.

Thursday, May 23 – Gold, Diamonds & DuMouchelle’s 

Cost is $68 per person. Morning pick up at SMOTH, exact time is TBD.

Tour includes: Roundtrip Motor Coach, lunch, goodie bag and surprises! Visit pawn shops, tour and presentation at DuMouchelle’s – the premier art auction house in Detroit, visit an upscale coin dealer and meet the Gold family from the TV Show. You will enjoy a delicious lunch.

Presented by Step On Bus Tours, registration available by clicking the link.

October 6-12 – Cape Cod: Boston, Provincetown, Concord

Cost is $949 per person, double. $1315, single.

Includes: Fully equipped Motor Coach with restroom and reclining seats, 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 1 lunch, 4 consecutive nights on Cape Cod, services of a professional tour director and local guides. Citizenship ID required for this trip: passport, passport card, or enhanced driver’s license. Check out the website below for all the activities included with this trip!

Registration at or flyers available in the office. $100 deposit required with registration. This is a popular trip and fills up fast!

Fr. Strain Health Update

Due to a recent fall, Fr. Strain is currently residing at Mercy Bellbrook receiving physical therapy and trying to regain his strength. He appreciates all of your prayers and cards but also cherishes rest time. Please plan to visit with him after recovery.

Attention Parishioners!

Register for My Own Church to Access Your Membership and Financial Info Electronically!

My Own Church gives church members the ability to access their church records anytime from any web-enabled device (smartphone, tablet, or computer).

Registered users can log in and perform many tasks in My Own Church, including the following:

  • Manage your own church records and keep personal and contact information accurate and up to date.
  • View your personal giving history.
  • Download year-end contribution statements.

Click here to register:

If you need help, click here for an instruction guide.

ALSO – Any donations you wish to be credited to 2018 need to be in the office by Friday, December 28!

Unleash the Gospel – 6 Day Challenge

Our world, our region, and our Church need to hear the message of the Gospel now more than ever.

This 6-Day Challenge is an opportunity to learn more about the action of God in our region and the role you have in this great mission.

Five Minutes a Day for Six Days

For the next six days, you will receive an email every morning with a short 2-minute video and a 3-minute reflection.

As you watch the videos each day and take time to pray and reflect, we hope you hear a personal invitation from God to encounter Jesus, grow as his disciple, and become a witness to God’s everlasting mercy.

CLICK HERE to join the mission!