Novena Volunteers

The signature summer event of the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit, Novena, will take place this year from July 17 – 26. This joyful event is a decades-old tradition at Ste. Anne.

Novena is nine days of prayer including a noon Mass and an evening Mass. Each day of prayer has a different theme associated with an ethnic group important to Detroit. On the tenth day, we celebrate the Feast of Ste. Anne. We gather to ask Ste. Anne to pray for our intentions, the intentions of our families, our city, our Archdiocese, and our world. 

It takes many hands to pull off an event of this size! We need many volunteers to help on any or all days.

Contact Deacon Ken Fry at with questions. 

The volunteer opportunities available include:

  • Greeters/Ushers
  • Raffle – Ticket Sales
  • Candle Sales
  • Security / Parking
  • Prayer Team
  • Daily Site Set-up
  • Site Clean-up before Novena

2022 Schedule 

Sunday, July 17  
A Celebration of Celtic and British Culture

Monday, July 18  
A Celebration of Chaldean Culture

Tuesday, July 19 
A Celebration of Hispanic Culture

Wednesday, July 20  
A Celebration of Western European (Italy, Malta, Germany, Austria)

Thursday, July 21  
A Celebration of African and African-American Culture

Friday, July 22  
A Celebration of Asian Culture

Saturday, July 23  
A Celebration of Eastern European (Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine)

Sunday, July 24  
A Celebration of French and Native American Culture
Ste. Anne School Alumni Homecoming
Honoring Grandparents Day 

Monday, July 25  
A Celebration of Albanian Culture

Tuesday, July 26  
Feast of Ste. Anne   

Mass on Sundays is at 10 a.m. in Spanish and 12 noon in English and the language of the day’s honored culture.
Mass on weekdays is at 12 noon in English and 7:00 p.m. in English and the language of the day’s honored culture.
On Saturday there is 7:00 Mass only. 
Volunteers are primarily needed for the 12 noon Sunday Masses and the 7:00 p.m. weekday and Saturday Masses.