Save Our Steeples

$8,877 of $2.1M goal

Raised by 147 people in 6 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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$8,877 of $2.1M goal

Raised by 147 people in 6 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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