ORDER OF SERVICES
HOMECOMING: NOON MASS
Please join us here at Old St. Mary’s for our 14th Annual Homecoming Mass in our beautiful historic church followed by an outdoor reception under the tent and in the rectory garden. It all starts with the Noon Mass on Sunday, September 17, 2017 followed by food, music, fun and fellowship afterwards. All past, current and future parishioners are welcome to come and join us. Bring your whole family and, as always there is no admission fee. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
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.
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