ORDER OF SERVICES
Sunday Masses: Vigil Mass 5:30 p.m. (Saturday),
8:30 a.m., 10:00 (Latin), & 12:00 noon
Confessions are 15 minutes before each Mass
Holy Day Masses: (except Christmas & Easter)
12:15 p.m. & as announced
Daily Masses: Monday through Saturday
Confessions are every weekday before the 12:15 Mass.
Gregorian Chant Workshop on Saturday, October 28 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Detroit’s Old St. Mary’s Church hosted by Wassim Sarweh. Intended for those interested in learning more about Gregorian Chant, no particular musical background is required. The event will be free of charge. Invite your friends and loved ones.
Subjects to be covered:
– A brief history and origin of chant
– Understanding free melody & rhythms
– Vocal techniques developing the chant sound
– Notation and Neumes
– Western Church Modes, scales and feel
– Old Roman Chant
– Chant in the Liturgy
– Instrumental accompanying of chant
The workshop will include a Tridentine High Mass at 2:00 PM at which participants will be able to put their newly acquired skills to practice. [The public is invited to attend this Mass; you do not need to be a participant in the workshop.] Lunch will be provided.
The event will be limited to the first 75 registrants.
For details, contact: email@example.com
Old St Mary’s is the third oldest Roman Catholic Church in Detroit and the first German Church. It was first built on the present site in 1841 by a parish of German Catholic immigrants at a time when the total population of Detroit was not much over 5,000. Not including labor, the original brick church cost a little over $239. The present church, replacing the earlier structure, was constructed in 1884, and styled in Victorian Gothic by Peter Dedericks, a native architect. The beautiful polished columns inside are of solid granite and impossible to replace today. The cornerstone for the First Church, built on the same site as the present site as the present stone, was laid on the feast of Corpus Christi, June 19, 1841.
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Make Old St. Mary’s Your Center Of Worship
OSM is a home for lovers of Catholic tradition, devotions, and Church music. Experience the presence of the Lord and pray where peace and tranquility lies!
Daily Mass at OSM is 12:15 pm, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available every day of the week — 365 days of the year. Here, many miracles and cures have been attributed to our Blessed Mother’s intercession (testimonial plaques are on the back wall of the church — read our History ).
As Mary was the one chosen by God to bring her son into the world, let us show our affection to her by welcoming Jesus into our Hearts. May you bear the light of His Love!
– Fr. Wayne Epperley, Pastor