Our Campaign

Water Damage Due to Roof Leaks

We are planning to raise $2.5 million over the next three years for needed capital improvements. Our first priority will be to restore the steeple. The cost for the steeple restoration alone will most likely exceed $600,000. Concurrent with the steeple repairs, other immediate repairs to the Church’s stonework are needed. Major projects by year depending on available funding are as follows:

Year 1. $1,000,000

  1. Steeple restoration
  2. Begin Church stonework
  3. Parking lot lighting
  4. Rectory basement waterproofing
  5. Replace Caretaker’s House roof

Year 2. $750,000

  1. Replace entire East parking lot
  2. Install security gate and new fencing
  3. Continue with Church stonework
  4. Replace entire Church electrical system

Year 3. $750,000

  1. Replace entire Rectory roof
  2. Complete Church stonework

Contact St. Joseph Oratory


1828 Jay Street
Detroit, Michigan 48207




(313) 784-9152