The Byzantine Catholic Church is a fascinating Church. As part of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church headed by the pope, members of the Church are brothers and sisters to Latin Rite (or Roman) Catholics, but have different traditions and practices which Latin Rite Catholics may find unusual or interesting.
With the approval of the late Bishop Nicholas T. Elko, Sacred Heart Byzantine Catholic Church was established in 1957 to serve the Faithful living in Metropolitan Detroit’s northwestern suburbs by the parish’s first pastor, Fr. William Lesko (1957-1959).
The original mission church building was a modest wooden building, located on Beach-Daily Road in the City of Redford. A new church was built and consecrated by Bishop Emil J. Mihalik on September 14, 1969.