Mother of Divine Mercy parish was created on June 19th, 2013 by a decree from his excellency Allen Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit. The parish consists of three churches in Detroit: St. Joseph, St. Josaphat, and Sweetest Heart of Mary.
Each church is rich in both cultural and historic value: Sweetest Heart of Mary and St. Josaphat were both established in 1889 while St. Joseph was established in 1855. Our many different parish social activities demonstrate the enthusiasm felt by those who come a distance for our cluster Lenten Fish Fry, Pierogi Festival, Oktoberfest, and monthly fundraising dinners. Our cluster food pantry is relied upon by many needy families living in the immediate area of our three parishes.
Most importantly, our diverse parishioners exemplify a strong Catholic identity, which includes:
- Societies and Organizations
- Altar Society
- Ladies Guild
- Men’s Club
- Black Madonna Guild
- Confraternity of St. Joseph
- First Friday Purgatorial Society
- Holy Name Society
- Knights of Columbus, Bishop Joseph C Plagens Council #13318
- Knights of St. John
- Legion of Mary / Legio Mariae
- Black Madonna
- Holy Ghost
- Sacred Heart
- St. Joseph
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Tridentine)
- Divine Mercy
- Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession and 40 Hours Devotion
- First Friday Tridentine Mass and prayers for vocations to the priesthood
- May Crowning
- Veneration of relics
Our pastor and administrator is Fr. Gregory Tokarski.
We invite you to explore what our parish has to offer!