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Detroit, Michigan: Saint Joseph Oratory

About Saint Joseph Oratory in Detroit:

A magnificent Victorian Gothic edifice that was founded in 1855 as a German Catholic parish, with the current church building being completed in 1873 and noted as of national architectural significance. St. Joseph Oratory is a landmark center of Catholic faith, culture, and community in Detroit’s historic Eastern Market district.

Since October 2016, the Canons of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest have served and led the local faithful by bringing daily traditional Latin Masses, regular devotions, liturgical instruction, and an active parish life.

In July 2013, the Archdiocese of Detroit merged St. Joseph with two nearby parishes. Then, in October 2016, St. Joseph became its own parish under the spiritual and pastoral care of the Institute of Christ the King.

On Sunday, March 8, 2020, Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron announced that he has granted the title of Archdiocesan Shrine to St. Joseph Oratory, in recognition of the parish’s service as a popular place of pilgrimage and its abundant availability of the sacraments.

St. Joseph Shrine is now one of two shrines encompassing an entire campus in the Archdiocese of Detroit. Archbishop Vigneron shared the joyful news in a letter to the faithful, which is given in full below and also may be viewed as a PDF here.

Finding Saint Joseph Oratory in Detroit:

Address:  1828 Jay Street, Detroit, Michigan 48207

Click here for the official website of Saint Joseph Oratory in Detroit

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