Wednesday, January 28, 2015

St. Thomas Aquinas Church


St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, established 1955, is located at the northeast corner of Evergreen and Ford Rd., where Detroit meets Dearborn and Dearborn Heights.



The parish elementary school closed several years ago and is currently occupied by a charter school. In 2013, St. Thomas Aquinas merged with nearby St. Christopher to form the aptly-named parish of St. Christopher–St. Thomas Aquinas.

Both churches remain active and Fr. Jaime Hinojos has served as pastor since the merger. Fr. Hinojos is also Vicar of the Trinity Vicariate and very active in evangelization and Hispanic ministry.

The tabernacle is located at the left side of the sanctuary below a resurrected Christ. A large crucifix stands at the right side of the sanctuary.

The Holy Family is depected outside the main entrance and in the sanctuary.


The narthex is dedicated the Blessed Virgin. It features Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Częstochowa and Our Lady of Perpetual Help.


A display case shows relics as well as school memorabilia.

Abstract patterns decorate the stained-glass windows.

Sunday Mass is at 9:30am (Spanish) and Noon (English). Thursdays bring Confessions at 5:00pm and Spanish Mass at 6:00pm. Fridays see 10:00am English Mass.


More info: parish website & bulletin archive*
More photos: AOD Film Services
Another blog post: Detroit Pilgrim

* disregard Mass schedule on The Catholic Directory, its outdated

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dinner for Life: February 6

Sixth Annual Dinner for Life
Friday, February 6, 2015, 6:00pm–9:00pm
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
2701 W. Chicago Blvd., Detroit, MI 48206

Please join the seminarians at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in support of the pro-life movement.

6:00pm Mass celebrated by Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron
7:00pm Dinner and keynote with Kimberly Hahn, apologist and author.     

All donations will be forwarded to Project Hope, a Pro-Life Initiative of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Upcoming events: January 18-22

Monthly Tridentine Mass
Sunday, January 18, Noon
ST. ALBERTUS CHURCH

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Third Sunday Concert Series
Sunday, January 18, 2:00pm
OLD ST. MARY'S CHURCH
"Grand Flourishes," music for trumpets and organ
trumpets: William Beger and Jeff Markwick, organ: Bob Barnhart
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Mass for Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 19, 10:00am
BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHEDRAL

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Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
Thursday, January 22
MOST HOLY REDEEMER CHURCH
6:00pm Mass with intention of healing for women who have lost a child, had a stillborn baby, had a miscarriage or had an abortion.
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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Updated Mass Schedules

Four Detroit churches have recently updated their Mass schedules.

ST. JOSEPH CHURCH
temporarily closed, 4-6 weeks, for building repairs
All Masses at St. Josaphat for time being

ST. JOSAPHAT CHURCH
Sunday: 9:30am (Extraordinary Form) & Noon (Ordinary Form)
Monday: 7:00pm (Extraordinary Form) followed by Our Lady of Perpetual Help devotions
Wednesday: 11:40am Confessions; 12:10pm Mass followed by St. Joseph Novena
Thursday: Noon Mass followed by Novena to the Black Madonna
First Friday: 7:00pm (Extraordinary Form) followed by Sacred Heart Novena

S.S. PETER & PAUL (west side)
effective January 17th
Saturday: 3:00 Confessions; 4:30pm Vigil
Sunday: 9:00am, 10:30am (Polish) & Noon
Monday: 9:00am
Wednesday: 6:15pm Confessions; 7:00pm Mass followed by Our Lady of Perpetual Help devotions
Thursday: 12:15pm
Friday: 9:00am
First Friday: 6:15pm Confessions; 7:00pm Mass followed by Exposition, Adoration, & Benediction
First Saturday: 9:00am followed by Exposition, Adoration, & Benediction
Adoration Chapel: Monday-Saturday, 9:30am-2:45pm

ST. SUZANNE/OUR LADY GATE OF HEAVEN
Sunday: 8:45am
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30am

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Corpus Christi (formerly St. Gerard Parish)

St. Gerard Parish was established, in 1950, in northwest Detroit. The current church is dated to 1964 and located on Evergreen Rd. between 7 and 8 Mile.
St. Eugene Parish, located near 7 Mile and Berg, closed in 1989 and many parishioners moved to St. Gerard.



In 2006, St. Gerard merged with Immaculate Heart of Mary (est. 1948) to create Corpus Christi Parish. The former IHM, two miles east, is still used as a charter school.

Previously, there was another parish named Corpus Christi, established in 1923 and closed 1989, in northeast Detroit. This building is still in use by another denomination.
The clerestory windows feature a colorful, abstract pattern while the lower ones feature excerpts from Scripture.
 

A crucifix hangs in the narthex near an unusual, six-sided baptismal font — most baptismal fonts have eight sides.
Shrines to the Blessed Mother and St. Joseph, respectively.


Fr. Don Archambault arrived in 1988 and remains there today. Daily Mass is celebrated at a side chapel, Monday–Thursday, at 8:30am. Saturday Vigil Mass is at 4:00pm preceded by 3:30pm confessions. Sunday Masses are at 9:00am and 11;00am.

More info: parish website
Interview with the pastor: American Catholic 
More photos: AOD Film Services
About the other Corpus Christi: Creative Gene

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Upcoming events: January 4-11

Sunday, January 4, 11:30am
Choral Mass for the Solemnity of the Epiphany
St. Joseph Church
Missa Brevis in B flat (with chamber orchestra) by W.A. Mozart
Gloria (with chamber orchestra) by Antonio Vivaldi
Ave Verum by William Byrd

Tuesday, January 6
Pilgrimage of Historic Detroit Churches
St. Hyacinth, Sweetest Heart of Mary, Holy Cross Hungarian, Ste. Anne, Most Holy Redeemer, St. Hedwig, St. Joseph, and St. Josaphat (with 7:00pm Mass)
$50 per person (including lunch and round-trip transportation)

Tuesday, January 6, 7:00pm
Solemnity of the Epiphany (Extraordinary Form Mass)
St. Josaphat Church

Thursday, January 8, 6:30pm
Theology on Tap, "Inspiring Faith in Future Generations"
Speakers: Laura Piccone-Hanchon & Mike Chamberland
Traffic Jam & Snug Restaurant
(free parking across the street)

Sunday, January 11, 3:00pm
Holy Hour
SS. Peter & Paul (west side)
Confessions heard at 2:15pm

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas & New Year's Mass Schedules

Below is a partial schedule of Christmas and New Year's Masses in Detroit and Hamtramck. All Masses are in English unless otherwise noted.

Reminder: both Christmas and New Year's (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God) are holy days of obligation.

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All Saints
313-841-1428 | bulletin
7824 W Fort St., Detroit, MI 48209
Christmas Eve: 3:30pm Carols, 4:00pm Mass (English); 6:00pm (Spanish)
Christmas Day: 9:30am (English), Noon (Spanish)

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Assumption Grotto
313-372-0762 | website | bulletin | schedule
13770 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, MI 48205
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm; 11:30pm music, Midnight Mass (Tridentine & Orchestral)
Christmas Day: 6:30am, 9:30am (Tridentine) and Noon
New Year's Eve: 4:00pm; 11:00pm Mass followed by Benediction, rosary, and potluck social
New Year's Day: 6:30am, 9:30 (Tridentine) and Noon

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Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament
313-865-6300 | bulletin
9844 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
Christmas Eve: 11:30 music, Midnight Mass (Archbishop Vigneron to celebrate)
Christmas Day: 11:00am

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Christ the King
313-532-1211 | website | bulletin
2080 Grand River, Detroit, MI 48219
Christmas Eve: 5:00pm & 10:00pm
Christmas Day: 10:00am
New Year's Day: 11:00am

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Corpus Christi
313-537-5770 | website
19800 Pembroke, Detroit, MI 48219
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm, 9pm Carols, 10:00pm
Christmas Day: 10:00am
New Year's Day: 10:00am

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Gesu
313-862-4400 | website | bulletin
17180 Oak Dr., Detroit, MI 48221
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm, 10:00pm Carols, 10:30pm
Christmas Day: 10:30am
New Year's Eve: 10:30pm
New Year's Day: 10:30am

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Good Shepherd
313-822-1262 | website | bulletin
1265 Parkview, Detroit, MI 48214
Christmas Eve: 6:00pm music, 6:30pm Mass
Christmas Day: 10:00am

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Holy Cross (Hungarian) Parish
313-842-1133 | website | schedule
8423 South St., Detroit, MI 48209
Christmas Eve: 4:30pm Carols, 5:00pm Mass (English, Hungarian, & Latin)
Christmas Day: 10:30am Mass (English, Hungarian, & Latin)
St. Stephen's Day (Dec. 26): 9:00am Mass
New Year's Eve: 4:00pm (English)
New Year's Day: 10:30am (English, Hungarian, & Latin)

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Holy Family
313-963-2046
641 Chrysler Freeway, Detroit, MI 48226
Christmas Eve: 11:30pm music, Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 11:30am (Italian)
New Year's Day: 9:30am (Latin & English), 11:30am (Italian)

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Most Holy Redeemer
313-842-3450 | bulletin
1721 Junction, Detroit, MI 48209 
Christmas Eve: 4:30pm (English), Midnight (Bilingual)
Christmas Day: 8:00am (English), 10:00am (Spanish) & Noon (Spanish)
New Year's Eve: 7:00pm (Spanish)
New Year's Day: 8:30am (English) & Noon (Spanish)

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Most Holy Trinity
313-965-4450 | schedule
1050 Porter St., Detroit, MI 48226-2405
Christmas Day: 11:00am
New Year's Day: 11:00am (Bilingual)

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Nativity of Our Lord
313-922-0033 | website
5900 McClellan, Detroit, MI 48213
Christmas Eve: 5:00pm; 11:30pm

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Our Lady of the Rosary
313-875-2719 | website
5930 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48202
Christmas Eve: 7:00pm
Christmas Day: 9:30am

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Our Lady Queen of Apostles
313-891-1520 | bulletin
3851 Prescott, Hamtramck, MI 48212
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm & Midnight
Christmas Day: 8:00am; 9:30am (Polish)
New Year's Eve: 5:30pm
New Year's Day: 8:00am; 9:30am (Polish)

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Our Lady Queen of Angels (Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish)
313-897-8160 bulletin
4200 Martin St., Detroit, MI 48210
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm Children's Mass (Bilingual)
Christmas Day: 10:00am (English)

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Our Lady Queen of Heaven
313-891-4553 | bulletin
8200 Rolyat, Detroit, MI 48234
Christmas Eve: 3:30pm music, 4:00pm Mass
Christmas Day: 10:00am
New Year's  Eve: 4:00pm
New Year's Day: 10:00am

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Presentation-Our Lady of Victory
313-342-1333
19760 Meyers, Detroit, MI 48235
*Mass times unknown*

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Sacred Heart
313-831-1356 | website | bulletin
1000 Eliot, Detroit, MI 48207
Christmas Eve: 10:30pm Music, 11:30pm Mass
Christmas Day: 8:00am, 10:00am
New Year's Eve: 11:30pm
New Year's Day: 10:00am

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St. Albertus
313-831-9727 | website
4231 St. Aubin, Detroit, MI 48207
Christmas Eve: Midnight Mass (11:30pm music) 

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St. Aloysius
313-237-5810 | schedule
1234 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226-1825
Christmas Eve: 3:00pm church opens, 3:30pm children's nativity, 4:00pm Mass
Christmas Day: NO Mass
New Year's Eve: NO Mass
New Year's Day: NO Mass

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Ste. Anne de Detroit
313-496-1701 | website | bulletin
1000 Sainte Anne St., Detroit, MI 48216
*All Masses are bilingual
Christmas Eve: 5:00pm & 10:00pm
Christmas Day: 11:00am
New Year's Day: 11:00am

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SS. Andrew & Benedict
313-381-1184 | website | bulletin
2430 South Beatrice, Detroit, MI 48217
Christmas Day: 11:00am

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St. Augustine & St. Monica
313-921-4107 | website
4151 Seminole St., Detroit, MI 48214
Christmas Day: 10:00am

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St. Cecilia (St. Charles Lwanga Parish)
313-933-6788
10400 Stoepel St., Detroit, MI 48204
Christmas Eve: 11:30pm music, Midnight Mass

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St. Charles Borromeo
313-331-0253 website
1491 Baldwin St., Detroit, MI 48214
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm & 8:00pm
Christmas Day: 11:00am
New Year's Eve: 11:00pm

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St. Christopher
313-584-7460 | website | bulletin
7800 Woodmont Ave., Detroit, MI 48228
Christmas Day: 11:00am (Bilingual)
New Year's Eve: 4:00pm  (Bilingual)

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St. Cunegunda
313-843-4717 | bulletin
5900 St. Lawrence, Detroit, MI 48210
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm
Christmas Day: 11:00am
New Year's Day: 11:00am

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St. Elizabeth
313-921-9225
3138 East Canfield, Detroit, MI 48207
*No Mass at this location, ALL Masses are at Sacred Heart*

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St. Florian
313-871-2778 | website | bulletin
2626 Poland St., Hamtramck, MI 48212
Christmas Eve: Kolędy (Polish Christmas Carols) at 11:30pm; Midnight Mass (Polish & English)
Christmas Day:  10:00am (Polish), Noon (English)
New Year's Eve: 6:30pm (Polish & English)
New Year's Day: 10:00am (Polish), Noon (English), 6:30pm (Polish)

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St. Francis D'Assisi
313-894-5409 | bulletin
4500 Wesson, Detroit, MI 48210
Christmas Eve: Midnight
New Year's Day: 10:00am

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St. Gabriel
313-841-0753 | website | bulletin
8118 West Vernor, Detroit, MI 48209
Christmas Eve: 6:00pm (Spanish)
Christmas Day: Noon (Spanish)
New Year's Eve: 5:30pm (Spanish)
New Year's Day: 11:00am (Spanish)

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St. Hedwig 
313-894-5409 | bulletin
3245 Junction, Detroit, MI 48210
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm, 7:00pm (Spanish)
Christmas Day: Noon (Spanish)
New Year's Eve: 3:00pm-4:00pm Adoration; 4:00pm Mass
New Year's Day: Noon (Spanish)

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St. Hyacinth
313-922-1507 | bulletin website
3151 Farnsworth, Detroit, MI 48211
Christmas Eve: 9:30pm kolędy, 10:00pm Mass (Bishop Hanchon to celebrate)
Christmas Day: 11:00am
New Year's Eve: 4:00pm
New Year's Day: 11:00am

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St. Josaphat (Mother of Divine Mercy Parish)
313-831-6659 | website | bulletin
715 E. Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201
Christmas Eve: 10:00pm (Bishop Reiss to celebrate)
Christmas Day: 9:30am (Tridentine)
New Year's Day: 9:30am (Tridentine)

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St. Joseph (Mother of Divine Mercy Parish)
313-831-6659 | website | bulletin
1828 Jay St., Detroit, MI 48207
Christmas Eve: 11:30pm Choral Prelude, Midnight Solemn High Tridentine Mass
Christmas Day: 11:30am
New Year's Day: 11:30am 

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St. Jude
313-527-0380 |  website | bulletin
15889 East Seven Mile, Detroit, MI 48205
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm; 11:30pm music, Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 10:00am 
New Year's Eve: 4:00pm
New Year's Day: 10:00am

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St. Ladislaus Church (St. John Paul II Parish)
313-305-7394  | bulletin
2730 Caniff, Hamtramck, MI 48212
*No Mass at this location, ALL Masses are at Transfiguration Church*

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St. Leo (St. Charles Lwanga Parish)
313-933-6788
4860 15th St., Detroit, MI 48208
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm

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St. Mary of Redford
313-273-1100 website | bulletin
14750 Saint Marys St., Detroit, MI 48227
Christmas Eve: 5:15pm Children's Mass; 8:30pm music, 9:00pm Mass
Christmas Day: 11:00am Mass
New Year's Day: 11:00am 

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(Old) St. Mary (Greektown)
313-961-8711 | website | bulletin
646 Monroe, Detroit, MI 48226
Christmas Eve: 5:00pm music, 5:30pm Orchestral Mass; 11:00pm music; 11:40 blessing of crèche; Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 8:30am, 10:00am (Latin Choral), Noon (orchestra and choir)
New Year's Eve: 5:30pm
New Year's Day: 12:15pm

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St. Matthew
313-884-4470 | bulletin
6021 Whittier, Detroit, MI 48224
Christmas Eve: 10:00pm
Christmas Day: 10:00am
New Year's Day: 10:00am

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St. Moses the Black
313-868-4308 | bulletin
1125 Oakman, Detroit, MI 48238
Christmas Eve: 10:00pm
Christmas Day: 10:00am

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St. Patrick
313-833-0857schedule
58 Parsons, Detroit, MI 48201
Christmas Eve: 7:30pm
Christmas Day: NO Mass
New Year's Eve: NO Mass
New Year's Day: NO Mass

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S.S. Peter & Paul (Jesuit)
313-961-8077 | bulletin
438 Saint Antoine St., Detroit, MI 48226 
Christmas Eve: 4:30pm music, 5:00pm Mass
Christmas Day: Noon Mass
New Year's Eve: NO Mass
New Year's Day: NO Mass
parking available in UDM lot behind the church on Larned Street.

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S.S. Peter & Paul (west side)
313-846-2222 | website | bulletin
7685 Grandville, Detroit, MI 48228
Christmas Eve: 4:30pm; 11:30pm music (Polish kolędy); Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 10:30am (Polish) and Noon (English)
New Year's Eve: 7:00pm (Polish and English)
New Year's Day: 11:00am (English)

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St. Peter Claver (formerly St. Francis de Sales)
313-342-5292 | website | bulletin
10600 Fenkell, Detroit, MI 48238 
Christmas Eve: 7:30pm music, 8:00pm Mass
Christmas Day: 10:00am
New Year's Day: 10:00am

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St. Philomena
313-882-4300 bulletin
4281 Marseilles, Detroit, MI 48224
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm, 6:00pm
Christmas Day: 9:00am, 11:00am
New Year's Day: 11:00am

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St. Raymond–Our Lady of Good Counsel
313-527-0525 | website
20103 Joann, Detroit, MI 48205
Christmas Eve: 5:00pm
Christmas Day: 10:30am
New Year's Day: 10:30am

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St. Scholastica
313-531-0140
17320 Rosemont, Detroit, MI 48219
Christmas Eve: 4:30pm
Christmas Day: 10:00am
New Year's Eve: 7:00pm
New Year's Day: 8:00am

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St. Stephen/Mary Mother of the Church (Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish)
313-841-0783 | bulletin
4329 Central, Detroit, MI 48210
Christmas Eve: 10:00pm (Spanish)
Christmas Day: 11:00am (Spanish)
New Year's Eve: 7:00pm (Spanish)

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St. Suzanne/Our Lady Gate of Heaven
313-838-6780 | bulletin
9357 Westwood, Detroit, MI 48228
Christmas Eve: 7:00pm music, 7:30pm Mass
Christmas Day: 9:00am

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St. Thomas Aquinas
313-271-3266 l | website bulletin
5780 Evergreen, Detroit, MI 48228
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm  (Bilingual)
New Year's Day: 11:00am (Bilingual)

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Sweetest Heart of Mary (Mother of Divine Mercy Parish)
313-831-6659 | website | bulletin
Russell St., Detroit, MI 48207
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm Children's Mass; 11:30 music, Midnight Mass (Bishop Hanchon to celebrate) 
Christmas Day: 10:00am 
New Year's Eve: 4:00pm

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Transfiguration Church (St. John Paul II Parish)
313-305-7394  | bulletin
5830 Simon K, Detroit, MI 48212
Christmas Eve: 9:00pm (English)
Christmas Day: 9:00am (Polish), 10:30am (English)
New Year's Day: 10:00am

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Please comment on any errors or additions.
S.S. Peter & Paul (west side)