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2018 St. Joseph Oktoberfest in Detroit

St. Joseph Oktoberfest on Sunday, September 23, 2018, was an exciting and joyful cultural festival at St. Joseph Oratory in Detroit.  Inside the church was a Solemn High Orchestral Mass at 11:00 am, two church tours, a Classical Concert, and Vespers.  The festivities outside in beautiful weather ran from 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm. 

2018 St. Joseph Day of Prayer in Detroit

Ite ad Joseph! At St. Joseph Oratory in Detroit, the annual St. Joseph Day of Prayer began at 7:00 a.m. as faithful gathered in the church for Lauds. The parish, which sees many visitors on a daily basis, became a special place of pilgrimage for over 1,000 souls (on a Monday!) throughout the day in celebration of the feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Msgr. Wach's Inaugural Visit to Detroit

The feast of Corpus Christi on Thursday, June 15, 2017, marked the first visit to Detroit of Msgr. Gilles Wach, Founder & Prior General of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. A Solemn High Mass was offered by Msgr. Wach, with Canon Michael Stein as deacon and Canon Edward Gardner, a native son of Detroit, as subdeacon.  

St. Joseph Day of Prayer in Detroit

StJoseph Oratory in Detroit celebrated its patronal feast day on Monday, March 20, the Solemnity of StJoseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with a daylong StJoseph Day of Prayer.  It was a grace-filled occasion not only for clergy and parishioners of the Oratory, but also for visiting clergy, religious, seminarians, and faithful from around the Archdiocese of Detroit and beyond, including pilgrims from other Institute apostolates.   

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