About Us


Founded in 1701, the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit invites people of all cultures to encounter Jesus, grow in faith and form disciples. Inspired by our patroness, we provide a place for pilgrimage, formation, healing and devotion.

 

Message from the Rector  

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Updated May 20, 2021

Dear Parishioners and Friends,  

Welcome to the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit! We have many activities at our vibrant parish! More information can found throughout this website.

Public Masses continue to take place at the basilica! Please join us! Our Masses are also live-streamed if you are unable to attend in person. Please read the bullets below for important information about Mass at the basilica. We continue to follow all of the guidelines from the Archdiocese of Detroit. 

    • Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. in Spanish and 12:00 p.m. in English on Sundays. There will be no 8:30 Mass at this time.
    • Fully vaccinated people are not required to wear masks inside the basilica. Everyone who is not vaccinated must wear a mask to enter the basilica. 
    • The Archdiocese of Detroit is no longer mandating that we cap attendance.
    • To accommodate as many people safely as possible, we ask that those attending Mass alone or with just one other person use the smaller side pews so the longer pews in the center can be used for larger families. 
    • We offer reserved seating at Sunday Mass for senior citizens at the front of the church near the Shrine of Ste. Anne and the Our Lady of Guadalupe altar. 
    • There is hand sanitizer available.
    • The Eucharist will be distributed according to diocesan guidelines that ensure safety. The priest will provide additional directions during Mass.
    • Mass will continue to be live streamed on this page and on our YouTube channel and Facebook page for anyone who does not want to attend in person. Do not come to Mass if you have any symptoms of illness. 
    • All weekday Masses are held in-person only and are not recorded or live-streamed.
    • The parish office is open, but visitors must have an appointment. Please call 313-496-1701 to make an appointment. 
    • More information about parish operations follow. 

Yours in Christ,
Msgr. Chuck Kosanke
Rector

Light a Candle
Many people have asked if they can have a candle lit in the church for their special intentions. We are happy to announce that the answer is yes! Please use this form to purchase your candle. Our staff will place your candle in the church, light it for you, pray for you and email you a photo.

Office Hours
At this time, the parish office is open, but visitors must have an appointment. Please call 313-496-1701 to make an appointment. 

Food Pantry
Our food pantry will continue to operate on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Donations can be dropped off on Wednesday mornings only. Click here for a list of needed items. Click here to make a monetary donation

Parish Groups
We encourage all parish groups to consider communicating via email and other electronic means rather than meeting in person. Please contact the parish office for further guidance. 

Offertory
Please remember that the weekly offertory is an essential part of paying our bills. If you are not able to attend Sunday Mass, you still have the option to mail in your donation to the parish office or to donate online. Thank you!

Cleaning of Facilities
The parish office, rectory, church and chapel will be cleaned regularly per CDC guidelines.

More About the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit

Ste. Anne is the second-oldest continuously operating Catholic parish in the United States. It is a vibrant, multi-ethnic house of worship with a colorful history.

From the original French explorers of the 1700s, to those who worship here today, and the thousands of people who visit the church every year, Ste. Anne stands as a place of spiritual, historical, and cultural significance in our city and our nation.

On March 1, 2020 Archbishop of Detroit Allen Vigneron announced that Pope Francis named Ste. Anne Church a minor basilica. The title is given to churches around the world to denote a particular importance in liturgical and pastoral life and a closer relationship with the pope. Ste. Anne is now one of 86 churches in the United States —and only the third church in Michigan —to hold the title of Minor Basilica. 

Detroit Catholic article about Ste. Anne Church being named a Minor Basilica 

Video: A New Basilica

Wall Street Journal article about Ste. Anne

 

Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit Virtual Tour

The second-oldest continuously-operating Catholic parish in the United States, the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit boasts stunning neo-Gothic architecture and the city of Detroit's oldest stained glass windows. The Basilica is also the final resting place of Father Gabriel Richard, a man with a legacy in the city and state.From history dating back to 1701 when the French explorers who began the construction of the parish arrived on Detroit soil, to the truly multicultural atmosphere the parish offers today, hundreds of years later, learn more about the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit now!

Posted by Archdiocese of Detroit on Wednesday, October 21, 2020