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Catholic Churches & Places of Interest in Detroit, Michigan


About the Catholic Church in Detroit:

Founded by the French explorer and adventurer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac and a party of settlers in 1701. Located near Canada on the Great Lakes, it became an industrial power house all the way through the 1950’s.

Once the automobile capitol of the world, Detroit has seen its fortunes change in the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. Loss of population meant that cities in the “rust belt” lost out to others, and Detroit’s population fell from about 1.8 million in 1950 to around 700,000 in 2010.

However the city is making a comeback, with new industries moving in and many residents choosing to live in the downtown area. And many of its old churches remain as architectural gems of the earlier era.

We suggest you read our blog article about Detroit and its Churches by travel writer Teresa Bergen.


Here are some important sites in the city of Detroit:

Father Solanus Casey Center

Old Saint Mary’s Church

Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church (Roman Catholic—Eastern Rite)

Mother of Divine Mercy Parish: St. Josaphat Church & Sweetest Heart of Mary Church

Saint Joseph Oratory

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