An Occasion to Remember!

Orchard Lake Schools celebrates the formal installation of the Most Reverend Canon Thomas C. Machalski as the third Chancellor of the Orchard Lake Schools!

Sunday, February 19 saw the Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Orchard Lake filled with a very special community.The pews were filled by family, loved ones, friends, and Orchard Lake Schools family to attend Fr. Tom’s formal installation Mass.Celebrated by His Excellency Archbishop of Detroit Allen Vigneron and attended by Cardinal Edmund Szoka, Orchard Lake’s extended family of spiritual leaders were present to welcome Fr. Tom with open arms and loving hearts.In his homily, given in Polish and English, Fr. Tom made it a point to share a special slogan with all present: Quodcumque dixerit vobis facite.In English it means, “Do whatever he tells you.”Fr. Tom has pledged to let these words, originally spoken by be Blessed Virgin Mother at the wedding least at Cana, guide his future of service and leadership to the Orchard Lake Schools. A night of celebration ensued at the Wabeek Country Club, complete with Polish Dancers, remarks from Orchard Lake Schools leaders, and a Polish feast.Please join the Orchard Lake Schools Family in wishing Fr. Tom happiness, health, and prosperity as he enters into an unbroken line of Orchard Lake leaders that reaches back to 1885; to our founder: Fr. Józef Dąbrowski.In honor of that legacy, and with faith-filled hearts, we join in saying Witamy w domu, Fr. Tom!!

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