Monday, November 18, 2013

Wind damage to St. Josaphat closes church

"Heavy storms cause visible damage to steeple of historic St. Josaphat in Detroit" (Michigan Catholic, November 18, 2013).

The street in front of the church was blocked off today, the police were out, and there is fear that the tower could further crumble or collapse. A sign on the front of the church building states that the City of Detroit has condemned the building. A truly bad situation.

Please remember in your prayers the people and pastor of this parish and cluster, who will be needing to make difficult decisions in the very near future.

Update: "Detroit's historic St. Josaphat Church likely to tear down spire after wind damage" (Detroit Free Press, November 19, 2013). [More details.]

[Hat tip to A.B., D.K.]


Steve Mosquera


very very sad day