We are a parish within the Archdiocese of Detroit. Having reflected on the "four faces of our parish," St. Peter Claver Catholic Community, chosen by the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, and under the guidance of Mary, resolves that: 1) we will provide more opportunities for deepening prayer life and faith life for youth, young adults, and adults; 2) we will initiate efforts to reach out and re-connect with those individuals and families who have disconnected from the Church; 3) we will collaborate with other faith communities and organizations within our parish to offer ecumenical events/activities (e.g., neighborhood clean-ups, prayer meetings, health fairs); and, 4) we will utilize resources within our parish community to advocate for education and to promote social justice issues.
St. Peter Claver celebrates Eucharist in the Sacred Heart Chapel at Marygrove College (see details on the STAFF/LOCATIONS page) every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and on Holy Days at 6:30 p.m. Times for other Eucharistic celebrations, as well as times and locations for meetings and other events, are included on the PARISH CALENDAR page. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
On March 13, 2020, in response to COVID-19, Archbishop Vigneron announced the suspension of public Masses in the Archdiocese of Detroit. On May 12, 2020, in a Letter to the Faithful, Archbishop Vigneron issued guidelines for the resumption of public celebration of the Eucharist. Accordingly, we will resume celebration of Sunday Eucharist at Marygrove College on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, at 10:00 a.m. We will provide detailed guidelines for celebration of Eucharist prior to the May 31 Mass.
We recognize that some members will be unable to join us immediately due to health concerns, and that‘s okay! In fact, those older than 65 years old with a compromised health condition, or caring for the sick in any way, are encouraged to stay home. In addition, anyone who is ill, has a temperature, cough, etc., should definitely stay at home. The Sunday obligation has been suspended until September 6. Therefore, we will continue to use Zoom during our Sunday celebrations so that those who cannot attend can still be with us.
All scheduled parish events and meetings will continue to utilize tele/video conference technology, unless announced otherwise. If you need to arrange for a baptism, marriage, anointing of the sick, funeral or individual confession, please contact the Parish Office.
You can read the Archbishop’s letter by clicking on the LETTER TO THE FAITHFUL button below.
Recognizing that some people will be unable to immediately rejoin us for public celebration of the Eucharist, we will stream our 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass live from Marygrove College via Zoom video conference. To join, click on the SUNDAY MASS button below.
To view recordings of recent Masses, click on the MASS VIDEOS button below.
To view the Daily Mass from the Catholic Television Network, click on the DAILY MASS button below.
Sacramental records are maintained at the Parish Office for sacraments received only at St. Peter Claver (that is, since the merger in November 2005). To obtain such records, contact the Parish Office by phone, or send a message on the CONTACT US page.
Records for Precious Blood and St. Francis de Sales are maintained by the Archive Office of the Archdiocese of Detroit. To obtain these records, click on the AOD ARCHIVES button below, or call (313) 237-5800.
Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry assists individuals and families in our neighborhoods with food and other essential household needs. The Food Pantry operates out of the basement of the Mt. Lebanon-Strathmoor Church (see details on the STAFF/LOCATIONS page). For additional information, please contact the Parish Office.
We appreciate everyone who supports St. Peter Claver Catholic Community. If you are unable to participate in the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist at Marygrove College, you can send your support directly to the Parish Office. Or you can conveniently use online giving by clicking on the GIVE ONLINE button below.
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