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Epiphany – February 5, 2024

Fr. JJ Mech invites everyone to Journey of the Saints “. Dr. Haywood Johnson encourages us to join 40 Days for Life.


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Fr. JJ Mech invites everyone to Journey of the Saints “.


Fr. J.J. Mech, born into a large family and a native of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 24, 1995, after having earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan.  Having served as Associate Pastor in two parishes (Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, Grosse Pointe and Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Plymouth), Father has been Pastor of various parishes in the last 25 years (Our Lady of Loretto Parish, Redford, 2000-2007;  St. Anastasia, Troy, 2007-2015; Our Lady of the rosary, Detroit, 2015-2017; The Catholic Church of St. Moses the Black, Detroit, 2015-2018).  He has been acting as the Rector of The Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit since 2015.

Fr. Mech is co-founder of Mary’s Mantle (a home for pregnant homeless women); as well, Fr. Mech has a love of art and is an artist himself.  He is very proud to have created and directed “Art for God’s Sake”, the largest sacred art show in Archdiocesan history.  The event utilized its more than 400 pieces art from six countries to evangelize the thousands of attendees.  Because of his background in art and architecture, Archbishop Vigneron has commissioned him to develop the Cathedral, the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Detroit, into an Apostolic Center of Arts and Culture. 

Learn more about Journey with the Saints here: Journey with the Saints

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Dr. Haywood Johnson encourages us to join 40 Days for Life.


area to promote 40 Days for Life 

Dr. Haywood Robinson has always been driven by helping people live in the healthiest way possible. But when he didn’t have a personal relationship with Jesus, he thought that serving others involved performing abortions. His story shows how a relationship with Jesus and knowledge about the medical world can fundamentally change how one views abortion.

Dr. Robinson received abortion training while on the obstetrics and gynecology service. Discussion regarding the ethics of these procedures or instruction regarding alternatives was not part of the training. Performing abortion requires so little effort, everyone was doing it, and they didn’t seem to have a problem with it, so why should he? His experience provided the opportunity for him to meet Noreen Johnson, who later would become his wife. As their relationship progressed, “moonlighting” together in abortion clinics was commonplace. Money became a mutual motivator, especially since the pay was substantial and it was quite evident how abortion training could be profitable.

Shortly after marriage and completing their residency programs, Dr. Robinson and Dr. Johnson, came to the saving knowledge of Christ and were soon convicted by God’s word which exposed the living lie they led as hired killers of preborn children. They stopped performing abortions, but continued practicing medicine together until they retired in 2019. Dr. Johnson passed away in August 2021 due to complications from COVID. The book they coauthored, The Scalpel and the Soul: Our Radical Transformation as Husband and Wife Abortion Doctors was released posthumously in June 2023.

Dr. Robinson earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the California Institute of Technology, followed by a Medical Doctor degree at the University of California at Irvine, and a family practice residency at Martin Luther King/Charles R. Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Since his salvation in 1986, Dr. Robinson has been a voice for the pro-life movement. Today, Dr. Robinson shares his testimony worldwide to expose the facts of the abortion industry and to be a voice for the unborn. Dr. Robinson was blessed to find love again. On Valentine’s Day 2023 he and the former Daphne Harris Nicely, LAS were wed. Daphne Robinson is the Founding Executive Director of Atlanta Morning Center (ATLMC), which provides Christ-centered prenatal and postpartum medical care, support, education, and advocacy at no charge for women experiencing healthcare insecurity. Together, Dr. and Mrs. Robinson serve internationally and collaborate in family, life, pregnancy care, abortion recovery, and reconciliation ministry, as well as medical missions. Collectively, they have eight living children, 13 children that have preceded them in death, six grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Join 40 Days for Life here: 40 days for Life

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