Rev. Fr. Grzegorz (Greg) Tokarski was born in Poland. After graduating from high school, he entered the seminary in Krakow where he studied philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome. He was ordained a priest in 1995. In 1997, Fr. Tokarski became an assistant professor of classical languages and linguistics at the Pontifical Institute of Higher Latinity, Rome.
Fr. Tokarski arrived in the Archdiocese of Detroit in 2004, where his brother, Fr. Stan Tokarski, was a pastor. He was asked to serve as an Associate Pastor at St. Michael’s Parish in Livonia. Later, he transferred to Our Lady of Refuge in Orchard Lake. At the same time, he taught Biblical Greek, Ecclesiastical Latin, and Ancient Christian Literature (Patrology and Spiritual Masters) at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake. There, Fr. Greg served for three years as academic dean. For part of that time, he regularly said Sunday Mass in English, Latin and German at Mother of Divine Mercy Parish. Father Greg served as Pastor of the now-closed St. Clare of Assisi Parish from 2009 to 2013. Fr. Tokarski was appointed pastor of the newly-formed Mother of Divine Mercy Parish in 2013.
Rev. Mr. Joe Lennon has been married to his wife Beth for over fifty years. They are blessed to have four children, twenty-nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Deacon Joe was ordained to the permanent diaconate on June 11, 1983 and worked for Ford Motor Company for thirty-three years before retiring in 1999. He has served at several parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit and one in the Diocese of Lansing before arriving at Mother of Divine Mercy parish.
Director of Music
Ronald R. Weiler II (Ron) was appointed Director of Music for Sweetest Heart of Mary church in May, 2014, whereupon he also provided music for English Masses at St. Josaphat. With the reorganization of the Parish in October, 2016, Ron now serves as Director of Music for the entire Parish, and provides music for all Weekend Masses, Holy Days, Solemnities, and other evening Masses. He is the Director of the Schola Cantorum choir (click for information) and coordinates music for all of the weddings that take place in the Parish. Before coming to Mother of Divine Mercy, Ron was Director of Music at St. Clare of Assisi in Farmington Hills under Fr. Tokarski. Prior to that he served as Co-Director of Music at St. Gerald Parish in Farmington. Mr. Weiler is the Director of Middle and Upper School choirs at Detroit Country Day School, where he has taught for 20 years. Each year in March, the DCDS choirs give a performance at our Parish to raise money for the Food Pantry. Ron is the father of 4 children - 1 boy and 3 girls ages 2-12). His wife of 17 years, Theresa, is a member of the choir and often cantors for Holy Mass.