Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Polish Catholic Churches of Detroit, St Stephen / Mary Mother of the Church

St. Stephen / Mary Mother of the Church, Detroit

Address: 4311 Central, Detroit, MI 48210
Phone: (313) 841-0783
Current Parish Status: Active
School in Operation: No
First Year Parish Founded: 1917
Year First Church was Built: 1918
First Pastor: Information not available
Pastor in 1985: Rev. Fr. Joseph Sito
Current Administrator (2010): Rev. Marie-Elie Haby
Mass Schedule in 1985: Saturday 4:30pm (English); Sunday 8:00am (English) 10:00am (English), 12:00pm (English)
Current Mass Schedule (2010): Saturday 7pm (Spanish), Sunday 9am and 11am (Spanish), Tuesdays 7pm (Spanish)
No. of Families in Parish in 1985: 510
Percentage of Polish Descent in 1985: 75%
Considered as a Polish Ethnic Parish: Yes
Polish Religious Traditions Preserved: Yes
Location: West side

On the grounds of St. Stephen parish is a very unique shrine to the Infant of Prague.

Parish name: St. Stephen Mary Mother of the Church

The school was operated by the Felician Sisters. In 1985 the elementary school had 220 students. 

The school is now closed.

For more information about this parish, 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.