Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A Farewell Tour of St. John Cantius

It's always a sad day when another of Detroit's historic Polish churches is closed. I've written before about Saint John Cantius. In just a short time now this church will close its doors for the last time (next month, October). If you would like one more opportunity to visit this church and even have a guided tour of it, you'll want to know about this.

On Saturday, September 29, the West Side Detroit Polish American Historical
Society will hold its second general membership meeting, which will be a guided
tour of historic St. John Cantius Catholic Church at 844 S. Harbaugh Street in
Detroit’s Delray District. The tour will begin at 2:30 p.m. and will be
conducted by Ms. Irene Pilch, the church’s secretary. The regularly scheduled
mass will follow at 4:00 p.m.

The historic church, which is scheduled to
close in October, was founded in 1902. The current structure was completed in
1923 and is the second oldest remaining Polish church on Detroit’s west side.

The event is open to the public. You're welcome to bring your camera.