Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule

Below is a Mass schedule for Ash Wednesday in Detroit and Hamtramck. All Masses are English Novus Ordo unless otherwise noted.

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All Saints
Bilingual Mass at 12:30pm and 6:00pm
313-841-1428 | bulletin
7824 W Fort St., Detroit, MI 48209

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Assumption Grotto
7:30am (Tridentine), Noon, 7:00pm (Tridentine)
313-372-0762 | website | bulletin
13770 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, MI 48205

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Blessed John Paul II
313-305-7394  | bulletin
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St. Ladislaus Church
6:00pm
2730 Caniff, Hamtramck, MI 48212
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St. Louis the King Church
9:00am (Polish)
18891 St. Louis Ave., Detroit, MI 48234
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Transfiguration Church
10:00am
5830 Simon K, Detroit, MI 48212

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Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament
6:00pm
313-865-6300 | bulletin
9844 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

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Christ the King
8:30am and 7:00pm
313-532-1211 | website | bulletin
2080 Grand River, Detroit, MI 48219

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Corpus Christi
8:30am and 7:00pm
313-537-5770 | website
19800 Pembroke, Detroit, MI 48219

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Gesu
6:30am and 5:30pm
313-862-4400 | website | bulletin
17180 Oak Dr., Detroit, MI 48221

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Good Shepherd
6:30pm Mass at Stapleton Center Chapel (across the street from the church)
313-822-1262 | website | bulletin
1265 Parkview, Detroit, MI 48214

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Holy Cross (Hungarian) Parish
9:00am and 6:00pm
313-842-1133 | website
8423 South St., Detroit, MI 48209

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Most Holy Redeemer
Spanish Mass: 7:15am, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm
English Mass: 8:30am, Noon
Confessions: 4:00pm–8:00pm
313-842-3450 | bulletin
1721 Junction, Detroit, MI 48209 

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Most Holy Trinity
Noon and 7:00pm
313-965-4450
1050 Porter St., Detroit, MI 48226-2405

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Nativity of Our Lord
Noon and 6:30 — both in the basement chapel
313-922-0033 | website
5900 McClellan, Detroit, MI 48213

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Our Lady of the Rosary
Noon
313-875-2719 | website
5930 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48202

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Our Lady Queen of Apostles
8:30am
313-891-1520 | bulletin
3851 Prescott, Hamtramck, MI 48212

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Our Lady Queen of Angels
7:00pm (Spanish)
313-841-0783 | bulletin
4200 Martin St., Detroit, MI 48210

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Our Lady Queen of Heaven
11:30am and 5:30pm
313-891-4553 | bulletin
8200 Rolyat, Detroit, MI 48234

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Sacred Heart
Noon and 6:00pm
313-831-1356 | website
1000 Eliot, Detroit, MI 48207

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St. Aloysius
12:15pm (Archbishop Vigneron to celebrate)
313-237-5810
1234 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226-1825

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Ste. Anne de Detroit
Noon (English) and 7:00pm (English & Spanish)
313-496-1701 | website | bulletin
1000 Sainte Anne St., Detroit, MI 48216

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SS. Andrew & Benedict
9:00am
313-381-1184 | website | bulletin
2430 South Beatrice, Detroit, MI 48217

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St. Augustine & St. Monica
8:00am Holy Hour, 9:00am Mass, 10am–7pm Fish Fry, 6:00pm Mass
313-921-4107 | website
4151 Seminole St., Detroit, MI 48214

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St. Charles Borromeo
10:30am and 7:00pm
313-331-0253 | website
1491 Baldwin St., Detroit, MI 48214

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St. Charles Lwanga (St. Cecelia site)
9:00am and 6:00pm
313-933-6788
10400 Stoepel St., Detroit, MI 48204

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St. Christopher
Mass and ashes at 8:30am and 10:00am; Ashes only, no Mass, at Noon 
313-584-7460 | website | bulletin
7800 Woodmont Ave., Detroit, MI 48228

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St. Cunegunda
9:00am
313-843-4717 | bulletin
5900 St. Lawrence, Detroit, MI 48210

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St. Elizabeth
11:30am
313-921-9225
3138 East Canfield, Detroit, MI 48207

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St. Florian
Noon (English) and 6:30pm (Polish)
313-871-2778 | website | bulletin
2626 Poland St., Hamtramck, MI 48212

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St. Francis D'Assisi
9:00am
313-894-5409 | bulletin
4500 Wesson, Detroit, MI 48210

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St. Gabriel
Liturgy of the Word, in Spanish, followed by ashes: 7:00am, 8:30am, Noon
Spanish Mass: 7:00pm
313-841-0753 | website | bulletin
8118 West Vernor, Detroit, MI 48209

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St. Hedwig 
6:00pm Stations, 7:00pm Mass (Spanish & English)
313-894-5409 | bulletin
3245 Junction, Detroit, MI 48210

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St. Hyacinth
11:00am
313-922-1507 | bulletin | website
3151 Farnsworth, Detroit, MI 48211

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St. Joseph
12:15pm; 7:00pm (Tridentine)
313-831-6659 | website
1828 Jay St., Detroit, MI 48207

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St. Jude
8:30am and 7:00pm
313-527-0380 | website | bulletin
15889 East Seven Mile, Detroit, MI 48205

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St. Mary of Redford
Noon and 7:00pm
313-273-1100 | website | bulletin
14750 Saint Marys St., Detroit, MI 48227

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(Old) St. Mary (Greektown)
12:15pm and 5:30pm
313-961-8711 | website bulletin
646 Monroe, Detroit, MI 48226

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St. Matthew
9:00am and 7:00pm
313-884-4470
6021 Whittier, Detroit, MI 48224

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St. Moses the Black
9:00am
313-868-4308
1125 Oakman, Detroit, MI 48238

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S.S. Peter & Paul (Jesuit)
11:40am
313-961-8077 | bulletin | website
438 Saint Antoine St., Detroit, MI 48226 

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S.S. Peter & Paul (west side)
9:00am (English), 7:00pm (English & Polish)
313-846-2222 | website | bulletin
7685 Grandville, Detroit, MI 48228

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St. Peter Claver
7:00pm
313-342-5292 | website | bulletin
10600 Fenkell, Detroit, MI 48238 

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St. Philomena
9:00am and 7:00pm
313-882-4300 | bulletin
4281 Marseilles, Detroit, MI 48224

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St. Raymond—Our Lady of Good Counsel
Noon
313-527-0525 | website
20103 Joann, Detroit, MI 48205

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St. Scholastica
8:00am and 7:00pm
313-531-0140 | website
17320 Rosemont, Detroit, MI 48219

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St. Stephen/Mary Mother of the Church
7:00pm (Spanish)
313-841-0783 | bulletin
4329 Central, Detroit, MI 48210

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St. Suzanne/Our Lady Gate of Heaven
Noon
313-838-6780 | bulletin
9357 Westwood, Detroit, MI 48228

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St. Thomas Aquinas
4:00pm (English) and 7:00pm (Spanish)
313-271-3266 | website | bulletin
5780 Evergreen, Detroit, MI 48228

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Sweetest Heart of Mary
6:00pm (Bishop Reiss to celebrate)
313-831-6659 | website
4440 Russell, Detroit, MI 48207

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Please comment on any errors or additions.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

St. Stephen – Mary, Mother of the Church


St. Stephen – Mary, Mother of the Church is situated on Central Ave, about 1/4 mile south of Michigan Avenue, in southwest Detroit. The history of this church is somewhat mysterious. An article in The Michigan Catholic states that it was founded in 1917. However, in the archdiocese directory of closed/current parishes, there is no reference to St. Stephen in Detroit until 1993.

One note that is obvious: this is a fairly new church and the cornerstone is dated 1967.


Like many churches in Detroit, St. Stephen – Mary, Mother of the Church has Polish roots. The former parochial school, much older than the church, is next door and currently houses a charter school. Looking at the inscription above the door, it is clear that this was once home to a Polish-speaking community.

A faded mural decorates the south wall of the school, facing towards the church.




The Infant of Prague stands in front of the rectory, across the street from the church.

All of the windows are plain and geometric stained-glass.  Large, wide window panes are displayed in the nave. Tall, thin windows are found at the sides of the altar and in the narthex.

A lovely statue of the Blessed Mother stands in one corner of the narthex. An inscription below her feet translates to "bless this request." The Stations of the Cross are fairly small and inconspicuous — possibly less than one square foot.

There is no choir loft: musicians are staged in front of the Sacred Heart altar. On the opposite side, Our Lady of the Rosary is flanked by St. Anne with child Mary as well as St. Theresé.

At the beginning of 2014, St. Stephen – Mary, Mother of the Church merged with Our Lady Queen of Angels (est. 1915) to form the new Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. As the name may suggest, a large part of the congregation is of Latino descent. With the exception of 9:00am Sunday Mass, all services are in Spanish.


Fr. Marie-Elie Haby currently serves as pastor and Fr. Bernardo Cruz is associate pastor. Fr. Haby is also a Regional Vocation Coordinator wherein he promotes vocations in the Central Region.


Sunday Mass is at 9:00am (English) and 11:00am (Spanish). Tuesday Mass and Saturday Vigil Mass are at 7:00pm and in Spanish. Confessions are heard 5:45pm–6:45pm on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Eucharistic Adoration is practiced on Tuesdays, 6:00pm–7:00pm, before Mass.




More photos: AOD Film Services
Bulletin archive: The Catholic Directory
Slideshow of school photos: YouTube
More info: Creative Gene

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lent Schedule: Stations of the Cross and Fish Fry

Central Region churches that will have Lenten devotions and/or dinner.


All Saints
Stations of the Cross: 6:00pm, in Spanish, on Fridays
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Assumption Grotto
Fish Fry: 4:00–7:00pm every Friday
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Christ the King
Stations of the Cross: 7:00pm, every Friday, followed by Lenten reflection
Soup and Bread Dinner: March 7 at 6:00pm
website | bulletin
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Gesu
Soup & Bread Dinner: 6:00pm–8:00pm on Fridays
Stations of the Cross: 7:15 pm on Fridays
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Holy Cross
Stations of the Cross: 6:00pm on Fridays
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Holy Redeemer
Stations of the Cross: Fridays at Noon (English) and 7:00pm (Spanish)
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Our Lady Queen of Angels
Stations of the Cross: 6:00pm every Friday
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Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Stations of the Cross: 1:00pm every Friday
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SS. Andrew & Benedict
Stations of the Cross: 11:00am every Friday
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St. Augustine & St. Monica
Mass & Stations of the Cross: 6:00pm most Fridays (see below calendar to verify)
Fish Fry: 11:00am–7:00pm
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St. Bonaventure Monastery
Reflections on the Seven Last Words of Christ
Wednesdays: Noon Mass, reflection, soup & bread ($3 donation recommended)
Fridays: Stations of the Cross at Noon or Bible Study at Noon
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St. Cunegunda
Stations of the Cross: In Polish, at 5:00pm, every Friday except April 4th. Stations will be at St. Barbara that day
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St. Elizabeth
Fish Fry: 11:00am–3:00pm on March 7 & 14, April 4 & 18
    Catfish or tilapia; spaghetti (meatless) or macaroni & cheese
    green beans, coleslaw, and cake
    $10; contact Daryl at 313-285-6706 or Carla at 313-433-5053
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St. Francis D'Assisi–St. Hedwig
Stations, at 6:00pm, alternate between St. Francis and St. Hedwig
Stations at St. Francis: March 14, March 28, April 11
Stations at St. Hedwig: March 7, March  21, April 4
Fish Fry at St. Francis every Friday: 11:00am–6:00pm
     Dinners include fish, fries, coleslaw, fruit, bread, dessert, and beverage
     Adults: $9, Children: $6
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St. Gabriel
Stations of the Cross: 6:30pm, in Spanish, on Fridays
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St. Jude
Stations of the Cross: Every Friday of Lent, after 8:30am Mass and at 7:00pm
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St. Ladislaus
Stations of the Cross: Fridays at 6:00pm followed by 6:30pm Mass
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(Old) St. Mary (Greektown)
Stations of the Cross: Fridays at 11:45am followed by 12:15pm Mass and Adoration
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St. Peter Claver (Annex location)
Stations of the Cross: 6:30pm Every Friday during Lent (except March 7)
Fish Fry every Friday: 11:00am–6:00pm 
     Entreé: choice of catfish or whiting
     Sides: choice of spaghetti, coleslaw, or green beans
     cake included with dinner
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SS. Peter & Paul (Jesuit)
Stations of the Cross: Every Friday during Lent at 5:30pm
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SS. Peter & Paul (west side)
Stations of the Cross: Every Friday during Lent; 6:00pm (Polish) and 7:00pm (English)
Gorzkie żale, a traditional Polish devotion, after all 10:30am Sunday Masses during Lent
Fish Fry:  4pm–7pm every Friday except Good Friday
     Entreé: choice of shrimp, fried or baked cod
     Sides:  choice of fries, macaroni & cheese, lazy pierogi (pasta and sauerkraut)
     Beverages: coffee/tea included, pop/bottled water are $1
     salad bar included with dinner 
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St. Philomena
Mass & Stations of the Cross: 9:00am on Fridays
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St. Raymond – Our Lady of Good Counsel
Stations of the Cross: 1:00pm on Fridays
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St. Stephen – Mary, Mother of the Church
Stations of the Cross: 6:00pm, in Spanish, every Friday
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Sweetest Heart of Mary
Stations of the Cross & Confession: 6:00pm every Friday during Lent
Fish Fry:  3pm–8pm Ash Wednesday and every Friday of Lent
     Entreé: choice of baked flounder, fried shrimp, pierogi, or beer-battered cod 
     Sides:  coleslaw, plus choice of: fries, baked potato, or macaroni & cheese
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

St. Suzanne–Our Lady Gate of Heaven


St. Suzanne–Our Lady Gate of Heaven is located at 9357 Westwood St., on the far west side of the city. The church is also about one mile directly north of their cluster partner, S.S. Peter & Paul.

St. Suzanne was founded in 1946 with a predominantly Irish-American congregation and the current edifice was constructed in 1961. Our Lady Gate of Heaven was founded in 1927 and located at 9555 St. Mary's St., 1.5 miles east of St. Suzanne. As the name suggests, the current parish is the result of a 2003 merger between the two namesakes. Fr. Jerry Pilus has served as pastor since 2010.

Like many churches of it age, the altar was extended at some point. The pews are angled to chevron configuration, likely another renovation.


Many of the windows feature scripture passages, prayers from the Ordinary, as well as depictions of sacraments.

A majority of the windows were created by Conrad Pickel Studio in 1962. 

Above the choir loft, St. Suzanne (center) is pictured with her father (left) and uncle (right).

The vestibule windows are very different, perhaps these are from the first church.

The parish celebrates Mass every Friday at 9:00am (chapel), Sundays at 9:00am, and Holy Days at Noon. Reconciliation is at 8:30am on Sundays. 

More info about the windows: michiganstainedglass.org
More photos: AOD Film Services
Bulletin archive: thecatholicdirectory.com

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

S.S. Peter & Paul (west side)


 

S.S. Peter & Paul Parish, not to be confused with the Jesuit parish of the same name, is located on the far west side of Detroit. The parish was founded in 1923 using a small, wooden church near what is now the Southfield Freeway.

The bell from the original church still stands between the current church and rectory. Reading the markings on the bell, it was cast by The Henry Stuckstede Bell Foundry in St. Louis. This particular foundry was in operation 1888–1931. 


In the early 1930's, the parish moved west 3/4 mile. The permanent school was finished in 1938 and, at the time, the church was housed in the basement of the school.

   

Eventually, the congregation outgrew their confines and a larger church was built next door. The current church was designed in a contemporary style and completed in 1957.
90th Anniversary Mass on June 30, 2013. Via Facebook
The current edifice originally contained an upper-level church seating 1,200 people as well as a lower-level church with a capacity of 1,100. Through the mid-1990s, it was common to have two simultaneous Masses celebrated. The lower-level church was converted into a social hall in 2000.

The parish school, which was staffed by Sisters of Francis, closed after the 2000–2001 academic year. A charter school currently occupies the building.

Fr. Jarosław (Jerry) Piluś has been pastor/administrator of SSPP, as well as cluster partner St. Suzanne/Our Lady Gate of Heaven, since 2010.

St. Joseph with Child Jesus, the Blessed Mother, and Sacred Heart of Jesus at the side altars.

    

The parish has a strong Polish heritage which is manifested in many ways from the Polish-born pastor, weekly Polish Mass, a Polish flag in front of the church and a large stained-glass window featuring Our Lady of Czestochowa. S.S. Peter & Paul is also home to a Polish language school and two Polish dance ensembles. Despite the strong Polish identity, the English Masses feature a diverse congregation.


Mass is celebrated everyday except for Tuesday. Daily Mass, followed by Divine Mercy chaplet, is at 8:00am on Monday, Thursday, and Friday (except for First Fridays). Wednesdays and First Fridays see Mass at 7:00pm. Wednesdays Mass is followed by Our Lady of Perpetual Help devotion. Saturday Vigil Mass is at 4:30pm; Sunday Mass is at 10:30am (Polish) and Noon (English).

  



Confession is heard on Saturdays at 3:00pm.
   




The parish namesakes are found throughout the church, inside and out. They frame the exterior of the main entrance (left) as well as the reredos (right). 
  

St. Peter and St. Paul, along with St. Andrew the Apostle, stand at the rear of the nave.
 




An adoration chapel is located in the vestibule of the church and is open after daily Mass until 2:45pm. On Saturdays, the chapel is open 9:00am–3:00pm.
  



SS. Peter & Paul has a wonderful music program with an ongoing concert series.

The next concert is scheduled for Palm Sunday and is to feature several female cantors.




For more photos: AOD Film Services and Flickr

Another blog review of the parish: Detroit Faith Journey