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Save Our Steeples

$9,607 of $2.8M goal

Raised by 161 people in 14 months
Save Our Steeples!

Help preserve our Church!

Mother of Divine Mercy Parish, comprised of both Sweetest Heart of Mary Church and St. Josaphat Church, must raise $2.8 million to repair and restore the double spires atop the Sweetest Heart of Mary steeples; restore and stabilize the impressive and gorgeous stained glass windows; and replace the church roof that covers a massive 36,744 square feet. Work already is in progress on the interior of both spires and then exterior work will commence.

Please help us reach our goal with a meaningful contribution to "Restore Sacred Detroit" for generations to come! Our Polish ancestors made many sacrifices to build these exquisite Houses of God that continue to inspire a multitude of people who visit our churches from throughout our entire region and beyond.  We need your help to secure these magnificent structures that never can be duplicated so we may preserve historic Detroit architecture and priceless destinations of Catholic worship and sacred art.

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.

May God bless you for your generosity!  Thank you for your support and prayers.
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Mother of Divine Mercy Parish, comprised of both Sweetest Heart of Mary Church
and St. Josaphat Church, must raise $2.8 million to repair and restore the double spires
atop the Sweetest Heart of Mary steeples; restore and stabilize the impressive and gorgeous
stained glass windows; and replace the church roof that covers a massive 36,744 square feet.
Work already is in progress on the interior of both spires and then exterior work will commence.
Please help us reach our goal with a meaningful contribution to “Restore Sacred Detroit”
for generations to come! Our Polish ancestors made many sacrifices to build these
exquisite Houses of God that continue to inspire a multitude of people who visit our churches
from throughout our entire region and beyond. We need your help to secure
these magnificent structures that never can be duplicated so we may preserve
historic Detroit architecture and priceless destinations of Catholic worship and sacred art.

If writing a check, please write “Sweetest Heart Renovation Fund” in memo line.

If mailing, please send to:
Mother of Divine Mercy Parish,
4440 Russell Street, Detroit MI 48207
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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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$9,607 of $2.8M goal

Raised by 161 people in 14 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Mother of Divine Mercy Parish (St. Joseph, Sweetest Heart of...
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Detroit, MI
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