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Save Our Steeples

$9,167 of $2.1M goal

Raised by 154 people in 10 months
Help Save Our Steeples!

The spires of our exquisite Sweetest Heart of Mary church, part of the Mother of Divine Mercy Parish, have been soaring into the Detroit sky since 1892.  While much work and many fixes have been done over the past 125 years, the top portion of the twin wooden pointed spires are at the end of their architectural lives (this does not affect the twin brick bell towers).

Water has infiltrated the wooden structure, timbers are rotting, the spires are unstable, and quite simply there is a safety hazard and they need to be repaired/replaced.

Either option will cost our parish between $1.4 and $2.1 million for the spires alone, depending on the option selected (repair or replace) which depends on the amount of money raised.  That is only a portion of the multi-million dollars needed for the parish to care for two historic churches - Sweetest Heart of Mary and St. Josaphat - as well as the other historic buildings on the two campuses.

Our parish leadership has presented the Archdiocese of Detroit with a comprehensive five-year plan to address a myriad of issues, including approximately $2.8 million in repairs necessary for the exceptionally significant and rare massive stained glass windows at Sweetest Heart of Mary.

In short, we have a great deal of work to do and a great deal of money to raise to protect these glorious Houses of God.  Therefore,  we need your help.

The parish has $1 million in savings, but that only covers a fraction of the renovation needs.

If you choose to send a check, please make it payable to:

Mother of Divine Mercy Parish
4440 Russell St
Detroit, MI  48207

Please put "Sweetest Heart Renovation Fund" on the memo line.

Thank you and God Bless You.
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Help Save Our Steeples!

The spires of our exquisite Sweetest Heart of Mary Church, part of Mother of Divine Mercy Parish, have been soaring into the Detroit sky since 1892. While much work and many fixes have been done over the past 126 years, the top portion of the twin wooden pointed spires are in need of repair and restoration (this does not affect the twin brick bell towers).

Water has infiltrated the wooden structure, timbers are rotting, and we must secure them to maintain safety and our beautiful House of God.

This work only is a portion of the multi-million dollar repairs necessary for the parish to care for two historic churches - Sweetest Heart of Mary and St. Josaphat - as well as the other historic buildings on the two campuses in the heart of the city.

Our parish leadership has presented the Archdiocese of Detroit with a comprehensive plan to address a myriad of issues, including significant repairs necessary for the exceptionally glorious and rare massive stained glass windows at Sweetest Heart of Mary, along with many other projects.

We have a great deal of work to do that requires a great deal of money to protect and preserve our faith and our legacy. We need your help.

At a minimum the parish must raise $2 MILLION to complete a variety of projects to secure our buildings so we are able to serve and honor God and our community.

If you choose to send a check, please make it payable to:

MOTHER OF DIVINE MERCY PARISH
4440 Russell Street
Detroit, MI 48207-1015

Please put "Sweetest Heart Renovation Fund" on the memo line.

Thank you and God bless you!
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$9,167 of $2.1M goal

Raised by 154 people in 10 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Mother of Divine Mercy Parish (St. Joseph, Sweetest Heart of...
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Detroit, MI
EIN: 463024378
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