Monday, October 11, 2010

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

Our Lady Queen of Angels Church, Detroit

Address: 4200 Martin Ave., Detroit, MI
Phone: (313) 897-8160
Current Parish Status: Active
School in Operation: No
First Year Parish Founded: 1915
Year Church was Built (new church): 1952
First Pastor: Rev. Fr. Raymond Marciniec
Pastor in 1985: Rev. Fr. Edgar Misiolek
Current Administrator (2010): Rev. Marie-Elie Haby
Mass Schedule in 1985: Saturday 6:00pm (English); Sunday 8:00am (English), 10:00am (English), 12:00pm (English)
Current Mass Schedule (2010): Saturday 5:00 pm; Sunday 12:30 p.m. Spanish, 10:00 a.m.; Thursday 7:00 p.m. Spanish
No. of Families in Parish in 1985: 750
Percentage of Polish Descent in 1985: 70%
Considered as a Polish Ethnic Parish in 1985: Yes
Polish Religious Traditions Preserved in 1985: Yes
Annual Festival: First weekend in August (as of 1985)
Festival Name: Angel Polka Days
Location: West side

In 1985 the elementary school was still operating with 168 students. The teaching order was the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph, and Sr. Mary Alice was the principal. The school has since been closed.

For more information about this church, 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.