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About Ste. Anne Parish 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 July 26, 2018, Archbishop Allen Vigneron announced that he is asking Pope Francis to designate Ste. Anne Church as a minor basilica. If Pope Francis accepts the application, Ste. Anne Church will become the first and only basilica in Detroit, and one of only three basilicas in Michigan. 


Wall Street Journal article about Ste. Anne Church de Detroit