Monday, October 18, 2010

The Polish Catholic Churches of Detroit, Sts. Peter and Paul

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Detroit

Address: 7685 Grandville, Detroit, MI 48228
Phone: 313-846-2222
Current Parish Status: Active
School in Operation: No
First Year Parish Founded: 1923
Year Church was Built: 1924
First Pastor: Rev. Fr. Chrzaszcz
Pastor in 1985: Rev. Fr. Sigismund Kowalczyk
Current Administrator (2010): Fr. Jerry Pilus
Mass Schedule in 1985: Saturday 4:00pm (English), 6:00pm (English); Sunday 8:00am (English), 10:00am (Polish), 12:00am (English)
Current Mass Schedule (2010): Sunday 9:00am, 10:30am (Polish), 12:00pm; Saturday 4:30pm; Monday-Friday 8:00am.
No. of Families in Parish in 1985: 2,500
Percentage of Polish Descent in 1985: 60% or greater
Considered as a Polish Ethnic Parish: Yes
Polish Religious Traditions Preserved: Yes
Annual Festival: June
Festival Name: Polka Festival
Location: West side

The parish church has a very unique as well as beautiful stained glass window devoted to Our Lady of Czestochowa.

The parish covers one of the largest Polish ethnic areas on the west side of the Metro Detroit area.

The school is now closed. In 1985 the elementary school had 520 students, taught by the Sisters of St. Francis.

The following microfilms of Sts. Peter & Paul church records are available at the Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library: Film No.1286 
Reel 85: Baptisms 1849-1898
Reel 86: Baptisms 1898-1931
Reel 87: Marriages 1849-1914
Reel 88: Deaths 1849-1984
Confirmations 1860-1976

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