Over 1,000 pack Detroit's St. Josaphat at Mass Mob

An historic Detroit church has been struggling for some time and mother nature didn't help almost two years ago. On Sunday, more than a thousand showed up to help the historic church.

St. Josaphat opened in 1901. For more than a century, families gathered to pray and worship under the giant steeple near I-75 and Canfield.

That changed in November 2013. A strong storm rolled through and winds damaged the steeple. For more than a year, it was closed as the building was repaired. Typically 200 people are under the steeple to pray. On Sunday, that number increased seven fold.

About 1,400 people gathered for the 'mass mob' at the church. They packed the historic church that's listed on the national register of historic place.

Thom Mann, who was one of the organizers of the Detroit mass mob, said it would be unthinkable for churches like this one to close.