Sunday, December 19, 2010

Church Tour January 7th!

Cyril and Methodius Slovak Catholic Church (Sterling Heights) is running a Detroit Church Tour on January 7th to benefit their Youth Choir. It features many churches about which I have written. I have added the links to the posts to their blurb below.

From saintcyrils.org:

JANUARY 7 * TOUR OF DETROIT AREA HISTORIC CHURCHES
On Friday, January 7th, we will spend a full day traveling to and visiting historic Churches in the Detroit area with our Youth Choir. All of the Churches will especially be decorated for the Christmas Season. The motorcoach will depart from the Shrine Of The Little Flower Parking Lot, located at the intersection of Woodward Avenue and 12 Mile Rd. in Royal Oak, at 10:00AM and return to Shrine Of The Little Flower at 9:00PM. Planned Churches to visit include Shrine Of the Little Flower, St. Albertus, Sweetest Heart Of Mary, St. Joseph, Old St. Mary, Holy Cross Hungarian, Holy Redeemer, St. Anne, St. Hedwig, and Assumption Grotto. There will be the opportunity to attend Holy Mass. Entire cost of the trip including a delicious lunch buffet in Mexican town is $35 per person. Reservation deadline is December 21. For reservations and more information, please call: Michael Semaan at (248) 250-6005.

I picked up a flier after mass today, and on that the deadline is written as December 29th, so you may have more time than written above. Of the 4 churches for which I haven't written a post, I haven't been to Hedwig (came close) or Holy Cross, so I am looking forward to getting to those.

If you can give up a whole Friday, this is a wonderful opportunity to see some of the History and Beauty for yourself up close. Plus, these Churches will all still be decked out in their Christmastide splendor. (Including St Joseph which I helped decorate :D) Consider attending!

2 comments:

Andy said...

Hello,

I posted a question about the logistics of myself visiting the Catholic Churches of Detroit on the Detroit forum of http://www.city-data.com/forum/ . Would you please read that and give me your comments? I would have posted that here, but it is very long.
Unfortunately, I saw your post about the church tour too late, and I haven't been able to contact the gentleman listed to book a reservation. That would have solved my problem tough. Thanks.

God bless you,

Andy

Andrew M. Fanco said...

Andy, thanks for visiting. I think the answers posted on the forum are pretty accurate. I've never really felt unsafe while visiting the Churches, but some are in rough neighborhoods. Even if the neighborhood is okay sometimes things do happen. This past summer a woman was knocked over in an attempted purse snatching in broad daylight on a weekday at my parish This is rare though. I just want to tell you to keep your wits about you and use common sense. You likely wouldn't have any problems with your top must see parishes. If you come down, give me a heads up, maybe I can help you out.