It has recently been announced that the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest will be taking over the Church of St Joseph in Detroit. Originally built by the German community, it has more recently been merged with two other churches into the parish of the Mother of Divine Mercy. Despite being close to the downtown area of Detroit, the church is attractively situated amid green lawns and trees.
Whilst clearly a fine church when viewed from the outside, one has to go inside to fully appreciate its splendour. Somehow it has escaped re-ordering. Original altar, communion rail, pulpit, sedilia and confessionals are all intact. The stained glass is also very good. Many pictures of this church can be found on the internet.
The Institute will be taking charge of the church in the middle of October, and it will be their 13th church in the USA. I also understand that it will become a personal parish, which means that it will be detached from the existing clustered parish, and will become the sole responsibility of the Institute. This is a rather different status from the two churches that the Institute have in England.