The Detroit Capuchin Ministries


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Our Capuchin ministries are inspired by St. Francis of Assisi. We prayerfully build sister-brotherhood. We attend to spiritual and other basic human needs, especially those of the poor.


Capuchin Soup Kitchen – Tending to basic needs, especially the need for food.

>> Earthworks Urban Farm – Sustainable, organic urban farming

>> On the Rise Bakery – Returning citizens prepare baked goods from scratch

>> Jefferson House – CARF-accredited residential addiction treatment

>> Rosa Parks Youth Program – Art therapy and leadership development

>> Capuchin Services Center – Food pantry, clothing, and social services

Father Solanus Guild – Promoting sainthood for Blessed Solanus Casey

Solanus Casey Center – A sacred space nourishing the soul, devoted to Blessed Solanus Casey

Capuchin Retreat – A Franciscan retreat center on 95 acres in Washington Township

St. Bonaventure Monastery Chapel – Weekday and Sunday Masses, reconciliation, and blessing of the sick services

Formation of New Friars – More than 20 men at various levels of formation

Missions & Evangelization – Spreading the Gospel throughout the world


​Br. Michael Sullivan,
OFM Cap, Missions & Evangelization
Br. Jerry Johnson, OFM Cap, Capuchin Soup Kitchen
Br. Richard Merling, OFM Cap, Father Solanus Guild
Fr. David Preuss, OFM Cap, Solanus Casey Center
Fr. Tom Zelinski, OFM Cap, Capuchin Retreat
Br. Larry LaCross, OFM Cap, St. Bonaventure Monastery
Br. Steve Kropp, OFM Cap, Formation of New Friars
Ms. Kristi Hassouna, Capuchin Ministries’ Development Director


The Detroit Capuchin Ministries
Ms. Kristi Hassouna
Development Director, ext. 185 or


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