Jesse Manibusan – Mission for the Nankin Family of Parishes

Join Jesse Manibusan, a renowned musician, composer and remarkable disciple of Jesus Christ, for a Mission sponsored by the Nankin Family of Parishes. All are welcome to attend.

This event of songs and stories will take place on April 16, 17 and 18, 2023 starting at 6:30 pm each night.

St. Mary, Cause of Our Joy
8200 North Wayne Rd,
Westland, Michigan 48185

Free will offering.

The Nankin Family of Parishes are St. Mary, Cause of Our Joy (Westland), St. Mary, Wayne (Wayne), St. Thomas the Apostle (Garden City), Ss. Simon and Jude (Westland), and St. Richard (Westland). They are Catholic Parishes of the Archdiocese of Detroit. These Parishes cover Michigan cities of Wayne, Westland, Garden City, Inkster and parts of Livonia and Canton.

Bible Marathon

Back in 2019 Pope Francis declared thThird Sunday in Ordinary Time to be The Sunday of the Word of GodThis year this this event will fall on the weekend of Jan 21st and 22nd. In honor of this celebration, we are going to try something new; we are going to publicly read the New Testament in 24 hours!

Between Noon on Friday, Jan. 20th, 2023 to Noon on Saturday, Jan. 21st, 2023 we will be reading the New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE) the translation we read at Mass each week.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), who are the copyright holders of this translation, have granted us permission to live stream this Event on Facebook so people who don’t want to come out on a January night can still share in the event.

 Each hour a pair of people will take turns reading in the Church. We need people to both come and listen, and to actually read. We would like to invite everyone to come out or tune in online for this event. Even better, bring a friend. If you are so inclined, please sign up to read.

If you would like to sign up for a time to read, please go here: Signup Genius
If you want to watch online, please go here: Facebook Live


We are excited to announce that St. Mary, Cause of Our Joy now has a subscription to FORMED from the Augustine Institute. As a parishioner, you now have access to a premier online platform filled with over 6,000 Catholic studies, movies, audio dramas, talks, e-books, and even cartoons for our children. To join for FREE:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter our parish’s zip code – 48185
  3. Enter your name and your email address

You can enjoy FORMED on your computer, tablet, smart-television, or smartphone. Either by going to their website, or downloading the FORMED app.

St. Paul School of Evangelization – Canceled

This fall, the St. Paul School of Evangelization is kicking off its new Southeast, Michigan location to equip ordinary Catholics in how to be fruitful evangelists, and we hope to see you in class! After an amazing response to our inaugural year in 2019, we’ve put together new live and virtual locations for students to learn how to become the evangelist that God wants them to be! 

Now if you’re thinking, “I can’t evangelize. I’m not a saint. I’ll mess up!”, we have only one thing to say:

A Halo is Not Required!

That’s right. So many people think you have to be holy or have the perfect words to say to be an evangelist. And nothing could be further from the truth. All you have to have is a basic knowledge of the faith, a heart that’s willing to serve God, a love for God’s people, and a desire to learn from our instructors.

Our new class will be starting on Saturday, October 9th this year. We will meet each week at St. Mary, Cause of Our Joy on Saturdays, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  We will have a light dinner at 5:30pm. The school runs for four 8-week quarters. Sign up: HERE

Contact Randy Husaynu at, or call/text 248-515-6805 for more information, or contact Paul Zbytowski at or 734-425-4421 ext. 221

God is calling each and every one of us to share the truth with a world that is lost. It’s up to you to answer the call.