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.

 We Would Like To Be 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

Mass Times, Confessions and Devotions. Schedule

Newcomers to the parish can inquire about registering by completing our user friendly on-line form  Parish Registration

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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.

Help Detroit’s Homeless!

The Christian Service Commission serves up a tasty meal for the homeless at 5:30 pm in the parish center. In warmer weather, we BBQ in the St. Francis Garden area. Contact the parish office if you would like to make a donation of time or food.

Church Of The Grottos

View our 3 grottos, reliquary, and wood carved stations of the cross. The Church is open every weekday from 11:30 am till 1 pm. Private and self-guided tours can be arranged.

Out of Town Visitors
Go to our ‘Contact’ page for information on location, parking, etc.

Tradition of Great Music

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Latest News

  • Divine Mercy SundayApril 16, 2014 - 1:32 pm

    12 Noon – Mass 1:15 – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 1:45 – Holy Rosary 2:15 – Litany of the Precious Blood 2:30 – Veneration of 1st class relic of St. Faustian 3:00 – Divine Mercy Chaplet Confession will be heard before Mass and from 1:30-2:30. Afternoon will Conclude with Benediction.

Holy Week 2014

 

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