At 3 p.m., Sunday, May 18th, the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit marks its 175th anniversary with a Mass of celebration and thanksgiving at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral.
Cardinal Adam Maida, archbishop of Detroit, is the principal celebrant and is joined by a number of local clergy. The music will reflect various ethnic groups resident in the Detroit archdiocese; a procession of nations with representatives in native dress will signify the “unity-in-diversity” in the church’s faith heritage.
Celebrating 175 years
Special Mass to Mark 175th Anniversary of Detroit Archdiocese
Pope Gregory XVI established the Diocese of Detroit on March 8, 1833.
Cardinal Adam Maida will celebrate a special Mass at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral to mark the Archdiocese of Detroitâ€™s 175th anniversary. A public reception will follow on the Cathedral Plaza.
â€œI will celebrate the Eucharist, praising and thanking God for the gifts and faith of our rich ethnic, racial and cultural tradition,â€ said Cardinal Maida.
May 18, 2008 3:00 pm (EDT)
Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament
9844 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202-1309
Note: Cardinal Maida will Celebrate
Public reception will follow on the Cathedral Plaza.