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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 November 11, 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends,  

Public Masses continue to happen at the basilica! There are many guidelines that we must follow in order to hold Mass. It is necessary that everyone adhere to the guidelines. So please, for the benefit of everyone, take note of the following.

    • 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.
    • Mass has been running very smoothly and we have plenty of room for everyone to spread out and stay well below the 50% capacity allowed by the archdiocese. 
    • 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.
    • Groups from different households will be seated at least 6 feet apart. Families can sit together.
    • There will be 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 now held in-person and are no longer recorded or live-streamed.
    • At this time, the parish office is open, but visitors must have an appointment. Please call 313-496-1701 to make an appointment. 

Yours in Christ,
Msgr. Chuck Kosanke
Rector

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