On July 22, the Most Reverend Francis Y. Kalabat, bishop of St. Thomas the Apostle Chaldean Catholic eparchy, celebrated Mass as part of the ten day novena for the feast of St. Anne (patroness of Detroit) at the historic Ste. Anne de Detroit Catholic church. Night six of the novena welcomed the Chaldean community to celebrate the Chaldean culture, as part of the parish’s ten day novena, welcoming a different ethnic community every night.
Ste. Anne de Detroit is the oldest Catholic church in Detroit, and the second oldest continuously operating parish in the United States. The present church was built in 1886 and holds the tomb of Fr. Gabriel Richard. Following Mass, the community prayed a novena to St. Anne and Msgr. Charles Kosanke, pastor of Ste. Anne parish, raffled gifts to the community.