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Old St. Mary's Church

646 Monroe Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
313-961-8711
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Ranked #6 of 86 attractions in Detroit
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: St. Mary Roman Catholic Church is the third oldest parish in Detroit, Michigan. (The parish is better known as Old St. Mary's Church to avoid... more »
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A beautiful old RC Church. Daily Mass at 12:10pm. Many relics in side cove. Daily confessions before Mass. Across from Greektown casino. Free parking if going to Mass.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Beautiful and historic church just outside of Greektown. The Latin mass is especially lovely - you really feel the history of the building. It has been pristinely cared for and every detail is gorgeous.

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is one of my favorite old churches in Detroit, and it is still well taken care of. My brother was married here and my son baptized. You can't help but feel a sense of peace when you enter.

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Washington Twp., MI
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It is an old well cared for church right on Monroe Street in Greektown. Stop in to see the architecture or to take a quiet rest

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We are lucky enough to have such a beautiful church in our area. The carvings are so beautiful. The organ is magnificent. This is another jewel of the Detroit Area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Old St. Mary's is an amazing church in terms of architecture. We've all heard the stories about Detroit, the poverty, the abandoned buildings, etc. On one side you're glad it's preserved and maintained, on the other, it's hard to reconcile the money need to maintain this church with the poverty in Detroit. Some pics at : http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=apmadoc%20marys

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

During a Christmas visit to the Detroit area, we stayed at the Greektown Casino Hotel, adjacent to Old St. Mary Church. Upon research with the hotel concierge, we found that this old church is still fully operational and had Christmas Eve Midnight Mass scheduled. We attended the service and we were so moved by the elegance of this historical building,... More

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Highland Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Lovely interior of a very traditional Catholic Church. It still celebrates some masses in Latin. Nearby Jesuit St. Peter &Paul has a more liberal philosophy.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Old St Mary's is a wonderfully beautiful church. I wandered around, enjoying the art and interesting grottoes for half an hour. It is located right in Greek Town as well, which is a unique and fascinating area.

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Was delighted to find the church open as mass was just ending. The interior of the church has a strong European influence and rivals the beauty of those in Rome. Don't forget to look up at the impressive ceiling. Make a point to visit the Blessed Mother's Grotto tucked into a back corner, a lovely retreat and place to spend... More

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