Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honour.  
               (Rom 12:9-1)

 

Serving God's People for 135 years
 
   Now in its 176th year of faith and service to God's people, Old St Marys' extends a warm welcome. The Catholic Church is open to everyone; we invite you to our beautiful historic Church to deepen your Faith in the risen Jesus Christ!

   Take a moment to sign our Guest Book Page before leaving our website. Most importantly, please pray for all of God's people, particularly for the faithfully departed.
In Christ,

- Fr. Simon Lobon, Pastor
The Holy Ghost Fathers (Spiritans)
 Since 1893, the Spiritans have faithfully served Old St. Mary’s Church. The Spiritan Fathers continue to exercise their rule of Faith by making themselves advocates, supporters, and defenders of the weak and little ones. The Spiritans are sharing the Good News of God's love on five continents. Before she gained the title “Old”, St. Mary’s was known for many years as the “Church of the Grottos.”

   There are three Grottos: the grotto of Gethesemane, depicting Christ’s agony in the Garden of Olives; the Baptismal Grotto, depicting Christ’s Baptism in the Jordan River by John the Baptist complete with running water; and the Lourdes Grotto which is a replica of that French shrine.
Old St. Mary’s is a spritual oasis in Downtown Detroit. Daily confession and Mass attracts the business community, government, court employees, and out of town visitors.
Novena/Devotional Schedule
Monday: Holy Ghost
Tuesday: Mother of Perpetual Help
Wednesday: St. Francis Xavier Cabrini
First Friday: Sacred Heart 
Eastertide: Divine Mercy Novena and                            Divine Mercy Sunday
June: Corpus Christi procession thru                    the streets of Greektown
December: Immaculate Conception
OSM Tid-bits
 The Sacrament of Confession is available 365 days ayear!  
 
Help us feed Detroi'ts homeless population!On the first Monday of the month at 5:30 pm in the parish center, the Christian Service Commission serves a tasty meal to the homeless. 

Get on our mailing list to be notified of music events at Old St. Marys.
 
Our choir sings for the 10:00 am Mass on Sundays and for various celebrations throughout the year.
 
St. Michael's in Tanzania has been our sister parish for over 20 years. Your prayers for the Church in Africa is grealty needed.

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honour.
(Rom 12:9-10)

Liturgical Schedule
Weekdays:
Monday through Friday - 12:15 pm
Weekends:
Saturday Vigil - 5:30 pm
Sunday Liturgy - 8:30, 10:00 (Latin) and Noon
Holy Days:
As announced in the bulletin.
   

Confession Schedule
Weekdays:
Monday thru Saturday 11:50 am - 12:10 pm.
Weekends:
Fifteen minutes prior to each Liturgy.
Holy Days:
As announced in the bulletin.
   

Sacramental Life
Baptism:
Call the parish office to make arrangements.
 Matrimony:
Must be registered parishioner for at least one-year. Initial meeting with the Pastor and arrangements made at least six-months in advance.
First Holy Communion:
Taught by the Sisters of Jesus Christ Crucified.