Founded in 1701, the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit boldly invites people of all cultures to encounter Jesus Christ, to grow in faith, and to form disciples. Inspired by our patroness as wife, mother and grandmother, we provide a place for pilgrimage, formation, healing and devotion.
Message from the Rector
Updated March 12, 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.
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.
- The Archdiocese of Detroit is no longer capping attendance at 50% capacity. However, seating is still limited as we must continue to abide by the six-feet-apart rule.
- 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.
Everyone must wear a mask to enter the basilica. There will be hand sanitizer available.
There are markings on the floor 6 feet apart for the people to line up to receive Holy Communion. Please follow the direction of the ushers.
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. If you are older than age 65, have a compromised health condition or caring for the sick in any way, please consider very carefully if it is wise for you to come.
- 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
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.
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