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Fr. Steve Mateja is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on May 26, 2012 by Archbishop Allen Vigneron. He currently serves in Macomb County MI at St. Francis-St. Maximilian in Ray Twp and St. Mary Mystical Rose in Armada.

Mar 29, 2016

This year we welcome in 25 people into our Holy Catholic Church--including 8 baptisms. Why did they want to become Catholic? What is the point of all of this? What do we get out of following Jesus? What's in it for us? We have to get something--what do we get?

Mar 29, 2016

This year Good Friday falls on the feast of the Annunciation the next time this occurs is on 2154 (wrong date mentioned in homily). This odd occurrence allows for a meditation on JRR Tolkien's, Lord of the Rings and how he chose this date to show the end of the world. 

Mar 15, 2016

What is the difference between Forgiveness and Mercy? Were the Pharisees justified in bringing the woman to Jesus? The Law demanded that she be stoned for her actions. Jesus tells her to go and sin no more hence forgiving her. But Jesus does not condemn her. That is Mercy!  

Mar 10, 2016

The Prodigal Son story is one that we've all heard so many times.  Have we ever thought of what God thinks of us? If He really loves us?  What He'd do for us?  God loves you embarrassingly so!  Our God is willing to humiliate Himself out of His love for you!   

Mar 1, 2016

What does the Transfiguration mean for me...for us? We first have to know what Jesus was discussing just before the Transfiguration before we know what it means for us then we can see that it is a paramount feast for us all--because we all have our Crosses to bear.