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Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Archdiocese of Detroit

Detroit  +13138656300 

In 1905, Bishop Foley authorized the construction of a new parish, named Most Blessed Sacrament.

The Norman Gothic design for the church building was drawn by architect Henry A. Walsh, of Cleveland, Ohio. Construction on the church building began in 1913 and was completed in 1915. However, the interior of the church would not be complete until 1930. The church was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day 1930 at a solemn Mass celebrated by Bishop Gallagher.

Detroit was elevated to an archdiocese in 1938 and on February 20, 1938, Most Blessed Sacrament Parish became the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament by decree of Pope Pius XI. The Vatican representative who came to Detroit to inspect the proposed cathedral on Woodward Avenue was Giovanni Battista Montini, later Blessed Pope Paul VI.

St. Pope John Paul II visited the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament on September 18, 1987.

Open Hours
First Friday of every month: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sundays: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
By appointment for groups larger than 15.

Times of Liturgical Celebrations
Holy Mass: Sunday 9:00 AM; Monday - Saturday 8:00 AM

Hours for Confession
Saturday: 2:30 PM or by appointment

Other Information
When arriving at the Cathedral, there will be a pilgrimage experience for everyone. There will be several stations for the pilgrim to meditate on, each preparing them to recieve & give Christ's Mercy. The pilgrim will enter the Holy Door & end their pilgrimage in front of the tabernacle. They will leave prayers for mercy & make a lifelong commitment of accepting/giving mercy in their own lives.


9844 Woodward Ave, Detroit, United States of America