Parish Life


Welcome to Ste. Anne de Detroit!

Our parish, founded by French missionaries in 1701, is the second oldest continuously operating Catholic parish in the United States and the oldest Christian community in Detroit. Today our parish is rich in diversity and is home to parishioners of many ages, cultures and backgrounds.

The mission of our parish is to invite people to encounter, grow and give witness to Jesus Christ. We offer opportunities for prayer, Eucharistic Adoration, Mass, catechesis, sacraments, social activities for all ages, and outreach to the poor.

Our beautiful church is an architectural gem and the official Archdiocesan shrine to Ste. Anne. We receive more than 5,000 pilgrims each year. We invite to you join us for Mass and our other upcoming events.

We are happy to be a part of a resurgent downtown Detroit and welcome new parishioners. Please don’t hesitate to contact me or a member of our friendly parish staff for more information about our church and community.

Yours in Christ,

Rev. Msgr. Dr. Charles Kosanke
Pastor