Thursday, January 16, 2014

St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Borromeo Church is located at 1491 Baldwin in southeast Detroit — less than a mile north of the Belle Isle bridge.

The parish was established in 1886 by a largely Belgian congregation. Architect and parishioner Peter Dederichs designed the current church in 1912 following the Romanesque Revival style. Four years after construction finished, the church had to expand to accommodate the growing congregation.
Like many innner-city churches, it has faced many challenges in the last 40 years. The parish has repeatedly faced financial hardship and possible closure since the 1980's. The Capuchin Brothers at nearby St. Bonaventure Monastery have led the parish for decades with Fr. Ray Stadmeyer, OFM Cap., as the current pastor.
The high altar is modeled after the Baroque style.


White marble and gold trims are found throughout the church.

Sunday Mass is celebrated at 9:00am and 11:00am. Wednesday Mass is held in the rectory at 10:30am. During Lent, Stations of the Cross will be at 7:00pm.

St. Joseph (left) and the namesake, St. Charles Borromeo


Parish website & bulletin archive:
More photos on Flickr: here and here
More info about the church: Wikipedia

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Brother Ray!!!! I hope and pray that you are doing well my brother.
Blessings to you and all the brothers.
I miss you all.
Rick Samyn