Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Polish Catholic Churches of Wyandotte, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Wyandotte

Address: 976 Superior Blvd., Wyandotte, MI 48192
Phone: (734) 284-9135
FaceBook: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Wyandotte, MI
Current Parish Status: Active
School in Operation: Yes, Both elementary and high school.
Year Parish Founded: 1899
Year Present Church was Built: 1915
First Pastor: Rev. Fr. Bernard Zmijewski
Pastor in 1985: Rev. Fr. Stanley Redwick
Current Pastor (2010): Rev. Walter J Ptak
Mass Schedule in 1985: Saturday 4:30pm (English), 6:00pm (English); Sunday 5:30am (English),8:00am (English), 10:00am (Polish), 12:00pm (English) , 5:30pm (English)
Current Mass Schedule (2010): Saturday 8am, 5pm; Sunday 6:00am, 8:00am, 10:00am (Polish), 12 noon; Monday 6:30am; Tuesday 6:30am; Wednesday 6:30am, 8:00am; Thursday 6:30am; Friday 6:30am, 8:00am
No. of Families in Parish in 1985: 1650
Percentage of Polish Descent in 1985: 80%
Considered as a Polish Ethnic Parish: Yes
Polish Religious Traditions Preserved: Yes
Annual Festival: summer
Festival Name: Polish Festival

In 1985 the elementary school had 473 students and the high school had 333 students. The schools are run by the Felician Sisters.

Most Detroit residents as well as visitors to the city, are unaware of the large Polish community that resides in Wyandotte. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is one of three parishes that serve that community.

Currently operating elementary school web site.

Currently operating high school web site.

Golden Jubilee of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, 1899-1949 book has been cataloged and is searchable on the PGSA web site.

The following microfilms of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church records are available at the Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library: Film No.1286
Reel 67: Baptisms 1899-1918
Marriages 1899-1934
Deaths 1900-193?

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