Join us at Ste. Anne for our special events!

As the oldest parish in the Archdiocese of Detroit, there are many memories of Ste. Anne, and we intend on building more memories far, far into the future.


Father Gabriel Richard Exhibit – September 13 – October 16
A public exhibit of Father Gabriel Richard’s life, ministry, and legacy. The exhibit features items owned by Father Gabriel Richard–his chalice, his reading glasses, books from his personal collection–as well as important letters and documents of his that are distinctly important to our state’s history. 

  • Self-guided tours – Tues from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
  • Docent-led tours – Fri at 11:00 a.m.
  • Tours run 45 min
  • Group tours – Scheduled upon request. Call Danielle Center at 313-496-1701 ex. 14.
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Special Presentation –  “The Hidden Hero of Detroit: Father Gabriel Richard” – Monday, October 15 @ 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
What do Michigan Ave, the University of Michigan, the first newspaper in Michigan, and the motto of the city of Detroit have in common? The common force behind all of these was a man almost lost to history: Father Gabriel Richard. Father Richard never dreamed he would minister here, but his hope, vision, and determination changed Michigan forever. Danielle Center, Program Director at Ste. Anne Parish will share about Father Richard’s legacy, a story of close calls and white-knuckled prayer. Registration is required. $5 registration suggested donation.
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Ste. Anne After Dark – Fridays, October 12, 19, and 26 @ 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Scary stories, eerie devotions, secret passages, and pirate tales return for this crowd-favorite event. This is not your grandma’s church tour. $20 includes tour, snacks, and other tricks and treats. Flashlights, comfy shoes, and curiosity recommended. Participants should be able to walk up and down steps. Parking is ample and free. Registration is required and is online only. 
Register for October 12 – SOLD OUT
Register for October 19 – SOLD OUT
Register for October 26 – SOLD OUT
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El Dia de Los Muertos
School Group Tours: Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Schedule your classroom’s tour of the Ste. Anne church and learn about ofrendas, Detroit history, and more. Tours take about 30 minutes. Suggested donation $3 per child. Contact Danielle at 313-496-1701 ex. 14 or to schedule. Spots fill very quickly, please schedule promptly. We cannot accommodate unscheduled school groups. 
Family & Friends Time: November 2 @ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
Families and individuals are invited to come to the Ste. Anne Parish Hall to experience a traditional celebration of El Dia de los Muertos! We’ll have traditional foods for sale, crafts, face-painting, and more fun, including a talent show full of our skilled Hispanic community leading song, dancing, and other art. You’re free to visit our ofrenda as well. Contact Danielle at 313-496-1701 ex. 14 or with questions. 
Mass – November 2 @ 7:00 p.m. 
Consider bringing a photo of a family member for the ofrenda. Kids can come dressed as saints, too!
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Aliento – 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. 
Now introducing a monthly Holy Hour with prayer and song. “Aliento” has double-meaning in Spanish, both “breath” and “encouragement.” We loved how “breath” relates to the breath of God/ the Holy Spirit, and hope that the event is one of deep, consoling encouragement. We hope you can join us on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
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