The St. Aloysius parish family honors the rich values and diversity of our community. Through our worship of God, we joyfully commit ourselves to imitate Christ, the Good Shepherd. We serve our
brothers and sisters when we comfort the lost, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, and welcome the stranger. Our service is rooted in our experience of God’s love,
which calls us to be the Good News of Jesus in the downtown Detroit community.
You’re welcome to join us this Sunday!
On July 12, 2015, St. Aloysius was the target of the Detroit Mass Mob, and what a mob it was! If you were not able to join us, then definitely have a look at the video that was captured and produced by the Detroit Mass Mob volunteer staff.
Detroit Mass Mob’s mission is to show solidarity of our Catholic faith through respect for our old historic churches in the Archdiocese. Participation is easy. You simply show up for a Mass (as announced) at a beautiful old historic church. These century old churches are awe inspiring, so be sure to bring a camera!
Laudato Si' is a remarkable piece of papal teaching. It breaks new ground not so much in content as in style. If we do not talk about it, if we do not live it, in our parishes, it nonetheless will be destined to the ash heap of history.
Catholics talk about “Think globally; act locally.” In his encyclical, Pope Francis invites us to act. If you haven’t heard about it, you can read the entire text from the Vatican website or, if you prefer, you can download a copy of it here.
So often we wonder what we can give to that special person who always says they do not need another gift. We all know them... They’re happy with what they have, and do not need anything else. For those people in our lives, St. Aloysius offers you an opportunity to make a donation on their behalf to our Neighborhood Services program. More...
The Health Advocacy Committee of St. Aloysius and St. Patrick parish is excited to report on the results and next steps related to the survey that the parish community completed last fall to gain a deeper understanding of your health needs and to determine how to best focus our efforts to meet the needs of the parish and its community. The renewal train of Detroit is picking up momentum; but the long time residents, our elderly neighbors, were never invited aboard. More...
Kathleen Ruth shares stories of hope and determination from downtown.
The renewal of Detroit is evident and life giving to a city that has been struggling for decades. There are joggers and people walking their dogs at all times of the day. Young adults are finding their way to refurbished lofts and apartments as the employment picture in Downtown Detroit improves. More...
Our Flash Picnic schedule is getting underway for this summer, but we still need teams and volunteers!
The concept is simple and so is the menu of hot dogs and chips, but the payoff in gratitude and grace is enormous! If your group or company would like to donate supplies or volunteer time to work a Flash Picnic, download the MOST RECENT SCHEDULE, then contact Mike Carsten at 810-814-0047 to make arrangements.
Volunteer teams must be self sufficient and must be able to pick up the grill, propane tank, tables, food and supplies from lower level of the Church and transport to the setup location. Afterward, they will need clean and return to the storage location to be ready for the next Flash Picnic team.
Some groups supply what is needed; other groups cannot afford it and donate their time. Any donations for these supplies would be greatly appreciated.
We’re easy to find... Right in the heart of downtown Detroit!
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ST. ALOYSIUS CATHOLIC CHURCH
1234 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Fr. Loren Thomas Connell, OFM, Pastor
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