Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Polish Catholic Churches of Detroit, Our Lady Queen of Heaven

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, Detroit

Address: 8200 Rolyat , Detroit, MI 48234
Phone:  (313) 891-4553
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Current Parish Status: Active
School in Operation: No
First Year Parish Founded: 1929
Year Church was Built: 1930
First Pastor: Rev. Fr. Albert Mrowka
Pastor in 1985: Rev. Fr. James Profota
Current Pastor (2010): Rev. Robert J Kotlarz
Mass Schedule in 1985: Saturday 4:00pm (English); Sunday 8:30am (English), 10:00am (Polish), 11:30am (English)
Mass Schedule 2010: Saturday 4:00pm; Sunday 9:00am (first Sunday of the month in Polish), 11:30am; Monday-Thursday 8:30am
No. of Families in Parish in 1985: 1,300
Percentage of Polish Descent in 1985: 80%
Considered as a Polish Ethnic Parish: No
Polish Religious Traditions Preserved: Yes
Location: East side

In 1985 the elementary school had 400 students enrolled and was run by the Sisters of St. Francis. The school is now closed.

The parish is located in what was considered as the early affluent Polish neighborhood.

The Polish Daily News had its office about two blocks from the parish church.

For more information visit the Archdiocese of Detroit web site.

Some information from, "The Polish Roman Catholic Churches of Metropolitan Detroit" by PERC. c. 1985. Used with permission from Michael Krolewski, editor.