Updated April 7, 2020
In accordance with the guidelines issued by the Archbishop of Detroit, all in-person Masses and public events at Ste. Anne have been cancelled through April 30. Please read on for information about how our parish will operate during this time.
Public Masses throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit have been suspended until April 30. Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit will post both Sunday and weekday Masses in English and Spanish on our website. The day’s Masses will be posted on this page by 12 noon and on our YouTube channel.
- Holy Thursday
Live Bilingual Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m.
Sorrows of Mary in English and Spanish at 9 p.m.
- Good Friday
Stations of the Cross in English and Spanish at 12 noon
Live Bilingual Good Friday Liturgy at 1:00 p.m.
- Holy Saturday
Live Bilingual Easter Vigil at 8 p.m.
- Easter Sunday
Live Spanish Mass at 10 a.m.
Live English Mass at 12 noon
Holy Week Confessions
Fr Ryan will here confessions this Holy Week from Tuesday to Saturday from 2pm-3pm in the Ste. Anne parking lot. Please keep social distancing.
Video message from Fr. Ryan
Since people are unable to receive the Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Jesus, they are asked to make an act of spiritual communion. St. Thomas Aquinas (13th century) defined this as “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Holy Sacrament and a loving embrace as though we had already received him.” St. Teresa of Avila (16th century) wrote, “when you do not receive communion and you do not attend Mass, you can make a spiritual communion.” St. John Vianney (19th century) wrote, “If we are deprived of Sacramental Communion, let us replace it, as far as we can, by spiritual communion, which we can make every moment; for we ought to have always a burning desire to receive God.” St. John Paul II (20th century) wrote, “it is good to cultivate in our hearts a constant desire for the sacrament of the Eucharist. This was the origin of the practice of spiritual communion, which has happily been established in the Church for centuries and recommended by saints who were masters of the spiritual life.”
To make an act of spiritual communion pray: My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unit myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Private Prayer, Eucharistic Adoration and Stations of the Cross
These have all been cancelled until further notice. The church and chapel are closed to the public.
Individual celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and/or the Sacrament of the Sick will be administered by request. Baptisms, weddings, and funerals have been suspended. Graveside services are still permitted. Baptisms may be done in an emergency situation. The basilica staff is committed to following the directives given by Archbishop Vigneron.
At this time, the parish office will be closed. Calls to the parish office have been forwarded to a staff member at home.
The fish cry has been cancelled.
7 Churches Pilgrimage and Holy Thursday
The 7 Churches Pilgrimage event scheduled for Holy Thursday, April 9 has been cancelled.
Basilica Mass Postponed
The Mass of Thanksgiving with Archbishop Vigneron celebrating our becoming a basilica was scheduled for April 26. It will be rescheduled.
Our food pantry will continue to operate on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Donations can be dropped off on Wednesday mornings only. Click here for a list of needed items. Click here to make a monetary donation.
Gatherings of parish groups on our campus are not permitted through April 13. We encourage all parish groups to consider communicating via email and other electronic means rather than meeting in person.
Online Spiritual Services
Our parish has been encouraging its members to subscribe to Dynamic Catholic’s Best Lent Ever. This is a great online spiritual resource. Here is the link to sign up. We will be reaching out to you more over the coming weeks to provide additional online resources.
Please remember that the weekly offertory is an essential part of paying our bills. You still have the option to mail in your donation to the parish office or to donate online. Thank you!
Cleaning of Facilities
The parish office, rectory, church and chapel will be cleaned regularly per CDC guidelines.