Parish Groups

Take Part in Parish Ministry

Are you interested in getting involved at the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit? We have opportunities for everyone.

Corazon Puro
Corazon Puro is our new young adult group! It comes from New York from the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Corazon Puro exists because the world is thirsting for authentic love. We gather once a month for Mass, prayer, a talk, then food and fellowship. We also do other activities throughout the year. Corazon Puro is not just any young adult group. It is a young adult group focused on the love described in the teachings of St. John Paul II. Please come and be part of this mission of love. To make a donation to Corazon Puro, please click hereContact: Fr. Ryan Adams, 313-496-1701. 

Barrios Unidos de Cristo
The Barrios Unidos assist people with overcoming addictions. They meet as a group every Wednesday for Mass and Eucharistic adoration in the chapel. Contact: Marcela Alfaro, 313-629-6162,

Las Guadalupanas
The Guadalupanas are dedicated to growing holiness with the help of the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The members gather monthly to pray the rosary, participate in an annual retreat, and take care of the altar of Our Lady. Contact: Marcello Lugo 313-663-0233

Since 1998 the Movimiento Jornadas de Vida Cristiana has helped in the formation of young adults in Southwest Detroit. Over the past 20 years Jornadas has helped its members become leaders in their communities, through helping organize events such as: 

  • The Detroit Hispanic Youth Conference 
  • Hispanic Men’s Conference 
  • Live Stations of the Cross 
  • Pastorela (Christmas Play at the yearly Posada) 
  • And other events current members want to bring to the community 

Jornadas shares the Gospel to non-married young adults in Detroit through their yearly retreat. Following the motto of “youth evangelizing youth” Jornadas focuses on the issues that affect young adult Latinos. There, participants learn the mission of Jornadas and can begin to live out their lives as new Jornaleros. Contact: Juan Manual Clemente 313-790-2444

Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is Catholic organization founded by Fr. Michael McGivney in 1882. Charity is the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. The organization operates on the local, national, and international levels. There are currently 15,542 councils with almost 2 million members. Within the local level of a diocese, there are councils that operate in a parish under the authority of the pastor. The Knights of Columbus operates at the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit as the Anacleto Rodriguez Council. The group meets on the second Saturday of the month in the morning. Contact: Kyle Smolinski,

Novena Committee
This committee organizes and implements the annual novena to Ste Anne. Members assist with the planning and assist with the daily Masses, raffle tickets, set-up, hospitality, parking, and serve as greeters, ushers, etc. Contact: Kristen Andree, 313-496-1701,

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization founded by Blessed Fredric Ozanam. The organization operates on the local, national, and international level. The parish conference at Ste. Anne meets every Wednesday morning. The group manages our food pantry. Contact: Theresa Manrique 313-310-8153