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Detroit Archbishop Welcomes Next Bishop of Grand Rapids »
Published Thursday, Apr. 18, 2013

Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron made the following comment regarding today's announcement that Cleveland priest Father David Walkowiak will succeed Bishop Walter Hurley as Bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids…

“The Catholic Community of the Archdiocese of Detroit shares the joy of the Church in Grand Rapids in welcoming Bishop David Walkowiak as Bishop Hurley’s successor. On behalf of us all I offer prayerful support to Bishop Hurley as he begins his new chapter in his service to the Church, and I extend a heartfelt welcome to Bishop Walkowiak. I am confident that the Lord Jesus will use him to continue the work of the New Evangelization here in our State.”

Easter Message »
Published Sunday, Mar. 31, 2013

A blessed and happy Easter to all of you!

Easter Vigil Homily »
Published Saturday, Mar. 30, 2013

The following is an excerpt from Archbishop Vigneron’s homily given at the Easter Vigil, March 30, 2013, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. The entire homily may be heard at this audio link.

Chrism Mass Homily »
Published Thursday, Mar. 28, 2013

The following is the full text from Archbishop Vigneron’s homily given at the annual Chrism Mass, March 30, 2013, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. More than 160 priests concelebrated the Mass and renewed their commitment to the priesthood. The entire homily may be heard at this audio link.

Palm Sunday Homily »
Published Thursday, Mar. 28, 2013

The following are excerpts from Archbishop Vigneron’s homily on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. Youths and young adult Catholics were extended a special invitation to this liturgy to mark the beginning of Holy Week. The entire homily can be heard at the audio link.

Homily on the Election of Pope Francis »
Published Thursday, Mar. 28, 2013

The following is an excerpt of Archbishop Allen Vigneron’s homily at the Mass to Celebrate the Election of Pope Francis on the evening of Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. The entire homily can be heard at the audio link.

Homily at the Orchard Lake Shrine Chapel Anniversary »
Published Thursday, Mar. 28, 2013

The following are excerpts from Archbishop Vigneron’s homily at a Mass at the Orchard Lake School’s Shrine Chapel on March 3, 2013, to mark the chapel’s 50th anniversary. The entire homily can be heard at the audio link.

Message from Archbishop Vigneron »
Published Monday, Mar. 18, 2013

Embrace anew, along with Pope Francis, our mission of proclaiming the power of the cross.

Archbishop Vigneron on the Election of Pope Francis »
Published Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2013

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron made the following remark following the introduction of Pope Francis this afternoon.

Letter to the Faithful »
Published Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

In this Year of Faith, Pope Benedict XVI has given Christ’s faithful the opportunity to obtain a special plenary indulgence. Through the wisdom of age, the Church has come to see that extraordinary acts of faith, in turn, bring about extraordinary grace.