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"Christianity is not a system of oppressive rules.
It is peace, joy, love, and a life that is
continually renewed."

- St. John XXIII
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" Your Church is the orchard fed and
pruned by your love: may all who seek
peace find rest in its shade."
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Sunday Masses: Vigil Mass 5:30 p.m. (Saturday), 8:30 a.m., 10:00 (Latin), & 12:00 noon Holy Day Masses: (except Christmas & Easter) 12:15 p.m. & as announced Daily Masses: Monday through Saturday 12:15 p.m. Confessions: Weekdays, before the 12:15 Mass. Saturday, 5:10 to 5:30 and Sunday, 15 minutes before each Mass


Initial meeting with Pastor and arrangements at least six months in advance.


Call the Parish Office to make arrangements.

Night Fever and Mass Mob at Old St. Marys

Old St. Mary’s thanks the Detroit Mass Mob, their dedicated organizers and all 1500 people who attended the Noon Mass on March 15, 2015. This is great work they do and we encourage you to follow them on their websites and social media outlets!

Old St. Mary’s especially thanks Archbishop Allen Vigneron for celebrating the Holy Mass that day.

It is always an honor to have His Excellency at our church.

The first Detroit Mass Mob of 2015 was at old St. Mary’s in Greektown. The main celebrant was Archbishop Allen Vigneron. St. Mary’s pastor is Fr. Wayne Epperley C.S.Sp. St. Mary’s was founded by Rev. Martin Kundig in 1834 to serve the German-speaking community, and the current church was completed in 1885.

For more on the Mass Mobs visit Information on the Detroit Catholic High School Heritage Project can be found at

Here is the 2015 Detroit Mass Mob Schedule: St. Matthew – June 7; St. Aloysius – July 22; St. Josaphat – August 9; St. Hedwig – September 13;

Transfiguration – October 11; SS Peter and Paul (Downtown) – November 8; St. Leo – December 6

Old St. Mary’s looks forward to continuing to grow within the downtown community.

Parish Mission Statement

Empowered by the Eucharist, we exist to give glory to God through worship, sharing the good news, having special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and reaching out to serve those poor in spirit and in resources. The later applies in a special way to our twin-parish, St. Michael’s in Kijungru, Tanzania, East Africa.

Old St. Mary’s Mobile App

Click this link to access the Old St. Mary’s Mobile App which provides information, useful tools and resources to parishioners and visitors and gives the pastor and staff a powerful new way to communicate with members of the parish and the community at large. Now available for free on all mobile devices including Android, Apple and HTML5!

Church Of The Grottos

View our 3 grottos, reliquary, and wood carved stations of the cross. The Church is open Monday – Friday from 11:00 am till 2:00 pm., Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. until the end of 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass. Church is open Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Private and self-guided tours can be arranged.

Out of Town Visitors

Go to our ‘Contact’ page for information on location, parking, etc.


The Sisters of Jesus the Crucified Christ provide Religious Education for children ages 6 to 14.

Children’s Religious Classes are every Sunday in January from 11 AM to Noon in the Parish Center.

Call the parish office at 313-961-8711 for more information.