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Welcome to the website of Ste. Anne Parish on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Ste. Anne Catholic Church is located on Mackinac Island in the Straits of Mackinac where the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan meet. We serve the community and visitors of Mackinac Island year 'round.

Ste. Anne Church is the perfect setting for your Catholic wedding. Learn more...


Welcome Fr. John Christian Essel! 

Fr. John came to us on Jan 3rd, 2017 from Apam, Ghana. Father was ordained in 1989 by the Archdiocese of Cape Coast. From 1989 to 2005, he served in the Parishes of Cape Coast, then to northern Ghana to assist with the Dioceses of Yendi, where he spent nine years, then went back to the Cape Coast before coming to northern Michigan. 

"My aim of being here is to join the bishop, priests and the lay faithful to continue to building the kingdom of God, and retain and win souls to Jesus Christ by proclaiming the message of salvation and administering the sacraments," he said. "I want to be with people, get to know them, learn from them and use my experience in the priesthood and in life to support, counsel and build them spiritually. In doing so, I will build my spiritual life. I want only to build upon what our predecessors have done for many years."


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Fr. Francis J. Ricca

Associate Pastor:

Fr. John Christian Essel

Current Mass Schedule:

• Saturday Mass 5:30 pm on Oct 27, 2018

• Sunday Mass 10:30 am year around

• Weekday Masses: None until further notice, probably in January 2019



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Our parish has a long and fascinating connection with this historic Great Lakes region. Learn more and view historical photos on our History page. Our museum in the church basement gives you a fascinating overview of our place in Mackinac history. Be sure to stop by on your next visit to Mackinac. We also offer educational, religious and souvenir items in our gift shop in the lower level. For more information on how you can support Ste. Anne Church and our programs, visit the Contribute page. We are always looking for volunteers! More information...

Read the article by Brother Jim Boynton S.J. that appeared in Company Magazine.

Ste. Anne Church would like to welcome anyone interested in becoming a member of our parish.  Please register as a parishioner at the Parish Hall.





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