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