Why Not Join Us for One of Old St. Mary’s Daily Masses in Detroit, MI?
We extend a warm welcome to anyone who wants to join us at one of our daily masses, starting at 12:15pm. Many people value the opportunity to worship in one of Detroit’s oldest Catholic churches. Dating from the 1800’s, the historic church building features Victorian Gothic architecture, impressive marble pillars, three grottoes, a reliquary and strikingly carved wooden stations of the cross. The first German church in Detroit, St. Mary’s is a beautiful building in which to worship.
Enjoy Church Music at St. Mary’s Church, Detroit
Our church offers an appealing selection of secular and ecclesiastical music, including Gregorian chants and regular concerts featuring a range of different composers and musical arrangements. Whether you choose to attend one of our masses, or opt to enjoy one of the other opportunities to enjoy music that we offer, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the high quality of our choir and the other performers who worship God through their music.
One of the Churches in Detroit with Plenty Going on
As well as a regular schedule of masses and celebratory worship events, we have a full program of other activities which help to build the church community and enable all to participate more fully in the life of the church. From RCIA classes and homeless meals through to the Eucharistic Adoration and more, we offer a full calendar of worship and community orientated events. In addition, visitors can enjoy tours of the church, with a chance to explore its rich history, either as part of a tour group or with a private tour guide.
St. Mary’s Detroit, MI – Over 150 Years of Worship
Old St. Mary’s Parish is a Catholic faith community serving the downtown Detroit area, the business community and those living nearby who wish to be part of our church family. We welcome anyone who would like to worship with us, or find out more about our intriguing and architecturally interesting church building. For further information about our faith community or our church, please call us at (313) 961-8711.
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.
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