Welcome Back

Updated July 1, 2020

In accordance with the guidelines issued by the Archbishop of Detroit, in-person Masses have resumed. Please read on for information about how our parish will operate during this time.

Public Masses
We were very excited to see people in our church once again! Since we re-opened for public Mass everything has gone very smoothly. Our church is air conditioned, so don’t let the summer heat keep you away!

  • Mass will be at 9:00 a.m. in Spanish and 11:00 a.m. in English. There will be no Saturday Mass at this time.
  • We have plenty of room for everyone to spread out and stay below the 50% capacity allowed by the archdiocese.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For more information on the diocesan guidelines, click here to read them in total or here for a video summary.

Light a Candle for Prayer Intentions
Many people have asked if they can have a candle lit in Most Holy Trinity Church for their special intentions. The answer is yes! Please click here to purchase your candle. Our staff will place your candle in the church, light it for you, pray for you and email you a photo.

Other Sacraments
On May 12, the Archbishop amended the policy with regard to funeral, weddings, baptisms, etc. Please see his latest directive here and stay tuned for information on how Most Holy Trinity Parish will implement the new order.

Office Hours
The parish office is open Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m to 12 noon.

Food Pantry
Our food pantry is open. This is allowed under the terms of Governor Whitmer’s stay-at-home order. Donations can be dropped off outside the rectory on Tuesday and Thursday mornings only. The food pantry will be open from 1 – 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for clients. Clients will be able to pick-up food but will not be allowed in the building. Click here for a list of needed items. Monetary donations can be made online by clicking here.

Clothing Room
The clothing room is closed until further notice.

Legal Clinic
Our legal clinic is temporarily closed. We are working to establish video or phone conferencing between our lawyers and clients in need. Please stay tuned for updates.

St. Frances Cabrini Clinic
Our medical clinic is operating its normal hours. They are taking necessary precautions regarding COVID-19. Please contact the clinic directly for additional information. .

Parish Groups
We encourage all parish groups to consider communicating via email and other electronic means rather than meeting in person. Parish groups cannot meet on our campus until further notice.

Please remember that the weekly offertory is an essential part of paying our bills. If you cannot come to Sunday Mass, we encourage you to mail in your donation to the parish office or to donate online.

Most Holy Trinity School
All Michigan schools are closed for the rest of this school year. Principal Lepkowski is communicating directly with school parents and guardians about all matters related to the school. We are now accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year. Email school@mhtdetroit.org for more information or click here.

Cleaning of Facilities
All of our facilities will be cleaned regularly per CDC guidelines.

Other Resources for Those in Need
The Archdiocese of Detroit has information on its website regarding spiritual support as well as information on support for those in need of assistance with housing, food, mental health services and much more. The City of Detroit also has many resources for families in need and information on charities that are providing aid. Please visit the City of Detroit website and its special Covid 313 page for details.