DETROIT — When Irish immigrants began settling in the city of Detroit in the 1800s, they made their spiritual home at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Corktown.
Almost two centuries later, the city and its neighborhoods have changed a great deal. But one thing remains the same: Most Holy Trinity’s Irish Catholic heritage.
Today, the parish continues to host the city’s pre-eminent St. Patrick’s Day celebration, dubbed “Sharin’ o’ the Green,” which includes a festive Mass preceded by singing, dancing and traditional Irish hymns. After Mass, the parish hosts a “Taste of Corktown” event to raise money for various social outreaches sponsored by the parish.