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I grew up in a Detroit Catholic culture, where your identity was your parish and your Catholic school. A Catholic church, with its grade school, and nearly always its high school, seemed to be on every Detroit street corner. The parish was the glue that held the neighborhood together. The parish complex of church, school, convent, rectory and community center was most often just a short walk from home. You saw your classmates at school, at Mass on Sundays, at football and basketball games on the weekend, and during social events at night. You didn't need fancy uniforms with your names on the back. Heck, you didn't even need your school name on the front. Everyone knew you were from St. Anthony, Visitation, St. Leo, St. Cecilia and on and on. But, deep down, our Catholic faith connected us all. Continue reading
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The Detroit Catholic School Heritage Project is pleased to announce our 2015 event to be held on October 29, 2105 at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak. Here is a link to a pdf of the announcement and reservation form: 2015 Event Continue reading
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Followers of this site will note that the most recent post (except for this one), is dated December 31, 2014. There are 2 reasons for this. First, the Project will be transitioning to an eCatholic website. I anticipate the new site will be much easier to navigate, once we move... Continue reading
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Compare the stained-glass panel, shown below, which I presume is intended to show the Tower of Babel, with the picture of the David Stott building. To me, at least, they look remarkably similar. Continue reading
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The 4th annual Detroit Catholic School Heritage Project(Bishop Gallagher Society) Mass and Award Dinner was held on October 22, 2014 at St. Clare of Montefalco. We had a record attendance for the event and the people of the St. Clare parish community made us feel very welcome. Two albums of photos (well over 600 total) can be found by clicking these links, Volume I, and Volume II. Links to the albums can also be found on the sidebar of the website. Continue reading
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Dombrowski: "Free Press? This is Dippy Dombrowski, St. Stanislaus High School, reporting tonight's basketball score. Here it is. St. Stanislaus Broncos 45, St. Anthony Teutons 26. Wait, I've just been handed a message. The "I Went to Catholic School in Metro Detroit" Facebook Group, has gone over 4500 members." Continue reading
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Taken from the cover of the 1958 CC Shamrock yearbook, this is a line drawing of the stained glass window of the CC chapel at the Outer Drive Campus. After CC sold the property to the Detroit Public Schools in the late 1970s, the Basilian residence (including the chapel) was torn down. The window was crated up and put into storage by the DPS. A generation later the crates were found and the window has been reassembled in the CC chapel on the Novi campus. Continue reading