Message from the Pastor
Updated June 17, 2020
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
I am very happy to announce that under new guidelines issued by the Archbishop of Detroit, Most Holy Trinity Church resumed public Masses on Sunday, May 24!
I am very glad to see people in our church once again! There are many guidelines that we must follow in order to hold Mass. It is necessary that everyone adhere to the guidelines. We will not be allowed to hold Mass if we do not follow the guidelines. So please, for the benefit of everyone, take note of the following.
Mass will be at 9:00 a.m. in Spanish and 11:00 a.m. in English.
We can only allow 125 people in the church. If necessary, we will issue tickets to the first 125 people in line. Doors will open at 8:45 for the 9:00 Mass and 10:45 for the 11:00 Mass. So far, we have not had to issue tickets and there has been plenty of room for everyone to spread out.
Everyone must wear a mask to enter the church. There will be hand sanitizer available.
Entry and exit will be through the main center doors only.
Groups from different households will be seated at least 6 feet apart. Families can sit together.
There will be markings on the floor 6 feet apart for the people to line up to receive Holy Communion. Please follow the direction of the ushers.
The Eucharist will be distributed according to diocesan guidelines that ensure safety. The priest will provide additional directions during Mass.
All hymnals and missalettes will be removed from the pews, and the congregation is asked to not sing during the liturgy. The Gloria and other Mass parts will be recited, and no hymns will be sung.
When Mass is over, ushers will release one pew at a time to ensure an orderly exit. Everyone must leave the church when it’s their turn. Please do not linger in the church after Mass. The church will be cleaned and disinfected after each Mass, and we need to begin that process immediately after Mass.
Offertory baskets will be present in several places in the church so you can make your donation safely.
Mass will be live streamed on our Facebook page for anyone who does not want to attend in person. Do not come to Mass if you have any symptoms of illness. If you are older than age 65, have a compromised health condition or caring for the sick in any way, please consider very carefully if it is wise for you to come.
I look forward to seeing our congregation together each week! May God bless you always.
Yours in Christ,
Msgr. Chuck Kosanke
More About Most Holy Trinity Parish
For more than 180 years Most Holy Trinity Parish has been serving the people of Detroit. Our active community encourages visitors, new parish members and volunteers.
In addition to providing the basic spiritual services of the Catholic Church (Mass, weddings, baptisms, etc.), Most Holy Trinity is also dedicated to serving those in need. It is home to America’s oldest free medical clinic and a wonderful Pre-K – 8 Catholic school. It has a food pantry and clothing room, a free legal clinic, and an annual Christmas party for underprivileged children. It provides Christmas food baskets to needy families, festive Easter baskets for children, support for pregnant women and infants, and much more.
Most Holy Trinity is located at the corner of Porter and Sixth Streets in the Corktown neighborhood. Corktown is Detroit’s oldest neighborhood and is just west of the Downtown Detroit commercial district. It is largely residential with a growing number of commercial properties along Michigan Avenue and throughout the neighborhood. The district’s boundaries include I-75 to the north, the Lodge Freeway to the east, Bagley and Porter streets to the south, and Rosa Parks Boulevard (12th Street) to the west. The neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and is also designated as a City of Detroit Historic District.