Thursday, April 03, 2014

All Saints Parish

All Saints Parish was established in 1896. The construction date of the current church is not clear — no visible cornerstone and few accessible records. Judging by the architectural style, its likely that the church was built in the 1920s. Next to the rectory stands a monument to the former parish school including a bell dated to 1915.

The church is located on Fort Street in southwest Detroit and, like many parishes in the area, it hosts a largely Latino congregation.

A depiction of the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin is in the center of the apse. An inscription translates to "queen of all saints."
Most of the stained-glass windows are uniform and follow the same pattern.

Windows in the apse are more illustrative.

The Blessed Mother and the Sacred Heart of Jesus stand at the side altars.

Pietà rests in the vestibule.

Fr. Giancarlo Ghezzi, PIME, has served as administrator since last summer. Norbert Motowski serves as permanent deacon.

Stations of the Cross are at 6:00pm, bilingual, on Fridays during Lent.

Sunday Mass is at 9:30am (English), Noon (Spanish), and 6:00pm (Spanish). Wednesday Mass is at 6:00pm (Spanish).

The parish has a soup kitchen and food pantry that are active most weekdays with volunteers from inside and outside of the parish.
Image via: ASSK Detroit

For info about the soup kitchen and food pantry:
More photos of the church: AOF Film Services

1 comment:

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