The month of August offers the opportunity to visit several of those core parishes during their annual fund raising events. This is a great opportunity to visit the churches your grandparents or great grandparents attended regularly. And there's no better time to support these historic churches with a donation to their restoration and maintenance funds. You won't even feel the pinch in your wallet when you taste the luscious ethnic foods! So come on down and enjoy the fun!
Sunday, August 6, 2006
Saint Joseph Catholic Church presents and Old Fashioned German Picnic on the church grounds at 1828 Jay Street at the corner of Orleans (just across Gratiot from the Eastern Market) in Detroit. The picnic begins at 1:00 pm after the Noon Sunday Mass. There will be church tours featuring their magnificent organ and six hand rung steeple bells. The picnic menu will feature grilled bratwursts, hamburgers, hot dogs, German potato salad, sauerkraut, baked beans, chips, ice cream, and strudel. Also being served are imported beers from Germany, domestic beers on tap, pop, water, and coffee. (313) 831-6659
St. Louis the King Catholic Church is having their 26th Annual Peach Festival from 12 Noon till 8 pm. They're located at 18891 St. Louis Street, in Detroit (7 Mile Rd. 2 blocks east of Mound). They'll have live music from 2-7 pm, a bake sale, country store, peach booth, doll booth, pop and ice cream stand, and beer. Their menu features chicken, meatballs, potatoes, sauerkraut, vegetable, bread, coffee or tea and dessert is included. Kielbasa & sauerkraut is also available. Guarded parking is available. (313) 891-1766
Saturday and Sunday, August 12 & 13, 2006
Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church, at 4440 Russell St. (at the corner of Canfield) in Detroit, is having their Annual Pierogi Festival! The festival, on the parish grounds, is open Saturday from 5 pm to 9 pm and Sunday from 12 Noon to 9 pm. Pierogi and chicken dinners are available both days along with nalesniki, beer & spirits, and a snack & soda bar. There's a Polka Mass at 4 pm on Saturday and live Polka bands playing at the festival both days. The Halka Dancers will make an appearance on Saturday and the Wawel Dancers will be there on Sunday. It's a family event so bring the kids! They'll have a moon walk, magic show, clown, and face painting for the youngsters and games of chance, 50/50 raffles, a grand raffle, bingo, blackjack, vegas wheel, beer & spirits, and church tours for the adults. Guarded parking is available and the Detroit Police officers love to visit this event! (313) 831-6659