St. Josaphat Church
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NOEL NIGHT PROGRAMMING:
5:00-6:00, 7:00-7:30, 8:30-9:00 p.m. - Church tours and personal reflection
5:30-6:30 p.m. - Confession
6:00-7:00 p.m. - Mass
7:30-8:30 p.m. - Concert 1-Mother of Divine Mercy Schola Cantorum.
Refreshments including coffee, hot chocolate and snacks. Mother of Diving Mercy Gift Shop will be open throughout the evening.
St. Josaphat Catholic Church was founded in 1889 by Polish immigrants and the church building was completed in 1901. The Victorian Romanesque Revival and Gothic Revival style church was designed by Joseph G. Kastler and William E. N. Hunter. It was built by the Jermolowicz Brothers and local carpenters, Harcus and Lang at the cost of $86,000. The church holds 1,100 people. The church features stained glass made by the Detroit Stained Glass Works and many murals. Masses at St. Josaphat are celebrated on Thursdays and Sundays at 12:00pm. In 2014, the iconic center steeple of St. Josaphat underwent a complete restoration following storm damage, a project made possible by its parishioners and many friends in the community. Today, St. Josaphat is part of Mother of Divine Mercy Parish, which is a Catholic community of faith that also includes the historic church of Sweetest Heart of Mary.
Mother of Divine Mercy Gift Shop - Lots of holiday gift items, Catholic and Polish merchandise, souvenir slate from the St. Josaphat steeple, furniture made from original St. Josaphat steeple wood, and information on the historic churches of Mother of Divine Mercy: St. Josaphat and Sweetest Heart of Mary.