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Old St. Mary's Church, Detroit

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#3 of 16 in Historic Sites in Detroit
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Old St. Mary's Parish is a Catholic faith community serving the downtown Detroit area, the business community, and those living in the region who are attracted to our community of faith.

Since 1893, the Holy Spirit Fathers [Spiritans] have faithfully served Old St. Mary's Church. The Spiritan Fathers continue to exercise their rule of Faith by making themselves advocates, supporters, and defenders of the weak and little ones

Old St. Mary's is a spritual oasis in Downtown Detroit. Daily Mass at 12:15 attracts the business community, government, court employees, and out of town visitors. The Church is open Monday thru Sunday prior to Mass until 2pm, at which time the outside

doors will be locked.

Before she gained the title "Old", St. Mary's was known for many years as the "Church of the Grottos." There are three: the grotto of Gethesemane, depicting Christ's agony in the Garden of Olives; the Baptismal Grotto, depicting Christ's Baptism in the Jordan River by John the Baptist complete with running water; and the Lourdes Grotto which is a replica of that French shrine.
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  • This church is just iconic and nothing less. If you ever have an opportunity to stop by, do it. You'll be happy that you did! 
    This church is just iconic and nothing less. If you ever have an opportunity to stop by, do it. You'll be happy that you did!  more »
  • Walked around this beautiful church. Much to see. The organ was being played while inide and was stunning! Unable to attend mass due to time constraints. 
    Walked around this beautiful church. Much to see. The organ was being played while inide and was stunning! Unable to attend mass due to time constraints.  more »
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  • Lovely church located at the end of Greek Town in Detroit. Not a large church yet worth visiting for the extravagant cathedral like feel. Also conveniently located for good greek food on the very next block.
  • My friend guest for The Annual DPD Memorial Service.A most unforgettable program for the ones that's no longer with us. The inside of the historical Church building was absolutely a breathtaking experience. Looking forward attending next year.

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