KNOWING THE HISTORY OF CATHOLIC CHURCHES IN CITY OF DETROIT

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Roman Catholicism is one of the biggest religions in the world. It has been in existence for centuries and has reached a lot of people even in Western civilization. It is believed that there are more Roman Catholics than believers of other religions. In the United States, Detroit, Michigan is one of the places that were highly influenced by Roman Catholicism.

Humble Beginnings

It was greatly influenced that Detroit is home to a lot of Catholic churches. Detroit is also once known as the City of Churches. It all started with a humble chapel on the banks of Detroit River three hundred years ago. Over the years, Catholic churches sprouted in Michigan from both rural and urban areas. Many American designers picked up the architecture trend in Europe and adapted the styles to Catholic churches in Detroit. Because of their architectural beauty, many artists, designers and scholars were at awe at its grandeur.Read more on this article. http://bit.ly/2oj6xqw

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GETTING TO KNOW THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF CHURCHES FOUND IN DETROIT

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For Catholics, churches play an important part in their lives, particularly in their religious services. For some people who believe in another religion, they may seem like just a wonderful piece of architecture that has been built over hundreds of years ago. At first glance, churches may all look the same in terms of floor plans and just differ in designs and materials used in building it; they all have an aisle which leads to the cross at the center of the altar area.

They also have towers and domes that direct towards the sky, as a representation of Jesus Christ’s looking at us from above.For devout Catholics, however, churches are not all the same. Not just in styles and layouts, has different classification system. There’s the cathedral, basilica, chapel, parish church, oratory and crypts. Read more on this article. http://bit.ly/2oiWZvx

CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE: TECHNOLOGY TO REACH PARISHIONERS AND THE LAITY

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Roman Catholics once got all of their parish-related news by way of their parish’s weekly bulletin and their archdiocesan newspaper. These print sources alerted them to Mass schedule changes, anniversaries, deaths and funeral notices, baptisms, and other relevant faith-based details.

If they missed Mass or lost their newspaper in the mail, people had no way of knowing what was going on in their parish. Parishes and the Catholic archdiocese of Detroit, however, continue to embrace technology to reach parishioners and alert the laity to the goings-on of the Church and the parish itself. Read more on this article. http://bit.ly/2oQyrxm

OLD ST. MARY’S: EXPLORING CATHOLIC TRADITIONS IN THE HEART OF DETROIT

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Greektown is among the most prominent entertainment districts in downtown Detroit. It became a commercialized district in the 1960s and is now one of the most visited areas in downtown Detroit. With a variety of restaurants, hotels, and the renowned Greektown Casino, you can experience the vibrant culture of Greektown.

Most visitors park in the nearby parking structures and walk along Monroe Avenue between Brush Street and St. Antoine Street to visit the attractions. You can also ride the People Mover train, which provides transportation to the Greektown area and other downtown attractions, such as Grand Circus Park and Cobb Center.

Historical Catholic Churches

The Catholic Church is one of the oldest branches of Christianity since the beginning of the teachings of Jesus Christ. The Catholic Church continues to be a celebrated religion among Christians. Many of the earliest built Catholic churches are still standing today, including Old St. Mary’s. Read more on this article. http://bit.ly/2oj66g0

PRIVILEGES ASSOCIATED WITH PARISH MEMBERSHIP FOR CATHOLIC CHURCHES

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Roman Catholics may wonder why they should register as members of Catholic churches in Detroit. Membership in a parish entitles Catholics to numerous privileges that may not be accessible to them if they failed to register at all. These privileges can be significant to their lives and to their ability to practice their faith.

Registering as a Parishioner

Practicing Catholics in good standing with the Roman Catholic Church and the Vatican are welcome to numerous entitlements. These privileges range from celebrating sacraments to having a priest or lay council intervene on their behalf during circumstances like annulment procedures.Read more on this article.http://bit.ly/2oQxo0o

HOW DETROIT CHURCHES RECEIVED THE RECENT CHANGES WITH THE ROMAN MISSAL

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When Pope Benedict XVI ordered that the Roman Missal be revised, few people could predict how the changes would be received by parishes throughout the world. Before the former pope introduced these changes, the Missal has not been changed in over 30 years since the introduction of Vatican II.

People who had grown up with the post-Vatican II Missal, and even people who had grown up during the era of the Latin Mass, were comfortable and happy with the Missal as it was. Since its introduction in 2011, Pope Benedict’s Missal has met with a myriad of changes among Detroit churches and across the U.S. and the world. Read more on this article. http://bit.ly/2ojd98l