Wednesday, February 21, 2018

St. Colette (Livonia)

St. Colette Church stands in the northwest region of Livonia, on Newburgh Road, north of Six Mile Road.

A depiction of the patron stands outside of the main entrance; a large cross hangs off the roof.

The Holy Spirit descends upon the tabernacle, at the corner of the sanctuary. Symbols of the seven sacraments are shown behind the altar. The Resurrected Christ is suspended above the presider's chair.

The Holy Family and St. Colette are depicted on the back wall of the nave.

The Infant of Prague, St. Jude, and St. Anthony are also on the back wall. 

One interesting feature that's I've never seen before is that the organ and choir are in a triangular wedge at the back of the church.

Fr.  Gary Michalik has ministered as pastor since 2010 and is assisted by Deacon Gary Pardo. Fr. Michalik is also President of West Side Detroit Polish American Historical Society

Local muralist, Dennis Orlowski, painted a mural at St. Colette in 2015. The mural depicts the history of Polish-Americans on the west side of Detroit.
Dennis Orlowski working at St. Colette - Source

Daily Mass is at 9:00am on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Fridays followed by the Rosary.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at 2:00pm on Saturdays, followed by Vigil Mass at 4:00pm and 5:30pm. Sunday Masses are at 8:00am, 9;30am, 11:00am, and 12:30pm.

More info: parish website + Hometown LifeChanging Lives Together
Another blog post: Discovering Detroit Catholic Churches

A great conversion story about one of the parishioners: 
A dispatch from God: How a 911 call led emergency worker to conversion

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