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.
Our wonderful, Holy and priestly pastor, Fr. Wayne Epperley, died Friday evening of complications from his surgeries. He is now at peace and in the loving arms of God.
Fr. Epperley will lie in state at Old St. Mary’s on Wednesday, July 8th from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm with a Vigil Liturgy at 7:00 pm.
The funeral Mass will be on Thursday, July 9th at Old St. Mary’s at 11:00 am (there will not be a 12:15 daily Mass on this day).
Keep Fr. Epperley in your prayers though it is a sad time for us, it is a glorious time for Fr. as he is now resting in his eternal reward.
Mass times are the same as always: 12:15 Daily (Monday through Saturday) and 8:30 am, 10:00 Latin and Noon for Sundays. The First Friday Tridentine Mass is also back on the first Friday of each month at 7:00 pm. Confessions are before each Mass every day of the week.
- We are limited to 25% of our capacity or approx. 250 people. Alternating pews are available for seating.
- Please sit in pews starting closest to the altar. Ushers will help you get seated. You should distance yourself approx. 6 feet from others (unless you are members of the same family and then you may sit together).
- Ushers will come to your pews at communion when it is your turn to approach the communion railing. Please approach the rail 6 feet apart from each other when in line. The communion railing is marked 6 feet apart (unless you are members of the same family and then you can kneel together).
- Masks are recommended.
- The church will be cleaned after each mass.
We are the third oldest parish in the Archdiocese and have enough room for people wanting to attend Mass in our historic parish. Please call the office (313-961-8711) with any questions or visit our website and Facebook for updates.
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