Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Polish Catholic Churches of Hamtramck, Our Lady Queen of Apostles

Our Lady Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Hamtramck

Address: 3851 Prescott, Hamtramck, MI 48212
Phone: (313) 891-1520
Facebook: Our Lady Queen of Apostles (school)
Current Parish Status: Active
School in Operation: No
First Year Parish Founded: 1917
Year Church was Built: 1950
First Pastor: Rev. Fr. R. Klafkowski
Pastor in 1985: Rev. Fr. Ted Blaszczyk
Current Pastor (2010): Rev. Bogdan Milosz
Mass Schedule in 1985: Saturday 5:30pm (English); Sunday 7:30am (English), 9:00am (English) 10:30am (English), 12:00pm (English)
Current Mass Schedule (2010): Saturday 4:00pm; Sunday 8:30am, 10:00am (Polish), 12 noon; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30am
No. of Families in Parish in 1985: 1,850
Percentage of Polish Descent in 1985: 80%
Considered as a Polish Ethnic Parish: Yes
Polish Religious Traditions Preserved: Yes

This parish had one of the finest Polish choirs in the State of Michigan.

Several years ago, the groundwork for a large Polish youth organization began at this parish.

Since its' founding, the parish has been one of the most stable and active Polish parishes in the Archdiocese.

Many parish members are involved in positions of leadership in metropolitan Polish organizations.

The school is now closed. Back in 1985, the elementary school had 403 students enrolled and was run by the Felician Sisters.

For more information about this parish, visit the Archdiocese of Detroit web site.

The Souvenir book of the Silver anniversary of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Parish, 1917-1942; and the Golden Jubilee book of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Parish, 1917-1967 are cataloged and searchable on the PGSA web site.

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