St. Alphonsus~St. Clement Parish

St. Alphonsus Church ~ St. Clement Church

Pastor: Reverend Linus Kinyua
Parochial Vicar: Reverend James Lopez

13540 Gould Street, Dearborn, Michigan 48126
Office: (313) 581-5218 | Fax: (313) 584-9560

Alumni Mass - 1st Saturday of Month @ 4 PM

German Families Settle Area in 1825

Between 1825 and 1845, attracted by fertile farmland, some forty families from Rhineland-Westphalia in Germany, settled in this area. The community celebrated its first Catholic Mass in the home of Peter and Catharina Theisen Esper in 1851.

The Espers donated four acres of land on the northeast corner of Warren and Schaefer Avenues for the construction of a school, built in 1846, the first church, built in 1852; and a cemetery, founded in 1849.

Father Anthony Buechsenmann, who served from 1897 to 1920, kept detailed records of the births, marriages, and deaths of some two hundred families. He delivered his sermons in German until World War I.

Littlefield Presbyterian Church Website

Pastor: Fran Hayes
7560 Littlefield Boulevard
Dearborn, Michigan 48126
Phone: (313) 933-3740 | FAX: (313) 933-7787