St. Bonaventure Monastery

Founded in 1883, St. Bonaventure Monastery is home to many of the Detroit Capuchin friars.  Its presence is an anchor for the neighborhood of lower Eastside of Detroit.  Its lit steeple provides a pathway to those seeking peace in the adjacent Monastery Chapel and Solanus Casey Center.  The grounds of the Monastery are periodically open for special Capuchin events.

Many of our Detroit Capuchin ministry directors reside in the monastery as well as our retired friars who are now living a life of prayer and reflection.  Donations earmarked for the retired friars are always welcomed.

St. Bonaventure Monastery is located at 1740 Mt. Elliott Street, Detroit, MI 48207.

Saint Bonaventure Monastery Chapel
Open Daily: 7:30am to 5:00pm
Major Holidays: Call ahead for Mass times.

Mass Schedule:
Weekday Mass (Monday-Saturday): 7:45am
Holy Day Mass: 7:45am and 12:00 noon
Sunday Mass: 9:00am

Reconciliation (Confession) Schedule:
Monday through Saturday 9:30am to 4:00pm
Sunday: No confessions

Spanish confession available Saturdays: 10am, 11am, Noon
and Wednesdays: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm


Blessing of the Sick Service Schedule:
Every Wednesday and Sunday at 2:00pm

  • Bilingual Spanish-English held on the first Sunday of the month
  • Bilingual Arabic-English held on the third Sunday of the month
Un servicio para la bendicion de enfermos occudre cada Miercoles a las 2pm y el Segundo y Cuarto.