7:00AM on Sunday, March 19, 2023
until 9:00PM on Monday, March 20
St. Joseph Protector of the Church Conference (150th Anniversary of St. Joseph Shrine)
The Inn at St. John's
44045 Five Mile Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170
(313) 784-9152
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Join the St. Joseph Shrine community for a two-day celebration of the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the historic church in Detroit's Eastern Market.

Sunday, March 19

Laetare Sunday

  • 7 a.m., 9 a.m., and 11 a.m. Masses at St. Joseph Shrine with Themed Homilies, followed by Devotions for the Conclusion of the Preparatory Novena for the Feast of St. Joseph (March 11-19)
  • 4 p.m. St. Joseph Protector of the Church Conference by His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke and Refreshments at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth (see website for tickets)

Monday, March 20

Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary


St. Joseph Shrine, 1828 Jay St., Detroit, MI 48207

  • 7 a.m. Stations of the Cross
  • 8 a.m. Low Mass followed by Blessing of St. Joseph Bread
  • 10 a.m. Pontifical Mass celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Burke (Mozart’s Coronation Mass: St. Joseph Cappella, Soloists, and Orchestra)
  • 12:30 p.m. St. Joseph Public Procession to Eastern Market with Novena Devotions and Veneration of St. Joseph Relic
  • 2 p.m. St. Joseph Italian Dinner under large heated tent (see website for
  • 3 p.m. Church Tours begin (3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM)
  • 6 p.m. Concert: Magnificat Children’s Choir
  • 6:30 p.m. Solemn Vespers and Benediction
  • 7:30 p.m. Italian Dessert Reception
  • 9 p.m. Compline