Official Announcements

Appointments

Monsignor Robert McClory  »
1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
Monsignor Robert McClory appointed pastor of National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica Parish, Royal Oak, effective July 1 in addition to his ongoing duties as Moderator of the Curia and Vicar General.
Reverend Jeffrey Day  »
1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Jeffrey Day appointed Deputy Moderator of the Curia effective July 1. Father Day currently serves as pastor of St. Fabian Parish, Farmington Hills.
Reverend Robert Spezia  »
1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Robert Spezia appointed Vicar for Clergy and Director of the Office for Clergy and Consecrated Life effective July 1. Father Spezia currently serves on the faculty of Sacred Heart Major Seminary.
Reverend Stephen Pullis »
1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Stephen Pullis appointed Director of the Department of Evangelization, Catechesis and Schools effective July 1. Father Pullis currently serves as Priest Secretary to Archbishop Vigneron.
Reverend James Grau »
1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
Reverend James Grau appointed Priest Secretary to Archbishop Vigneron effective July 1. Father Grau currently serves as associate pastor of St. Anastasia Parish, Troy.
Reverend Stephen Burr »
12/12/2016 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Stephen Burr appointed Vice Rector and Dean of Formation, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, effective January 1, 2017. Father Burr currently serves as Director of Undergraduate Seminarians at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.
Reverend Clint McDonell »
12/12/2016 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Clint McDonell appointed Director of Undergraduate Seminarians, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, effective January 1, 2017. Father McDonell currently serves as Assistant Professor of Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.
Bp. Robert Fisher »
12/7/2016 1:34:00 PM
Bishop Robert Fisher appointed regional moderator of the Northeast Region, effective January 25, 2017. Bishop Fisher will continue to serve as pastor of the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica, Royal Oak, through June 30, 2017.
Bp. Gerard Battersby  »
12/7/2016 1:33:00 PM
Bishop Gerard Battersby appointed regional moderator of the South Region, effective January 25, 2017. Bishop Battersby will continue to serve as pastor of St. Mary of Redford Parish, Detroit, until other provision is made.
Rev. Matthew Ellis »
6/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Reverend Matthew Ellis appointed associate pastor of St. Lawrence Parish, Utica, effective July 1.  Father Ellis currently serves as associate pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, Shelby Township.

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Notices

Reverend Philomen Okoh »
10/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Reverend Philomen Okoh, now a priest of the Archdiocese of Oniteke, Nigeria (formerly a member of the Congregation of the Missions) has been serving on the chaplaincy staff at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak without the permission or authorization of the Archbishop of Detroit. Initially he had that permission but it was later withdrawn. Father Okoh has been directed to leave the Archdiocese of Detroit on several occasions in the past but has refused to do so.

Parish changes

St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish – Sacred Heart Church, Roseville »
11/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

On October 17, 2016, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree that relegated to profane use Sacred Heart effective January 23, 2017.

St. Joseph Oratory Parish, Detroit »
10/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

On October 7, 2016, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree that erected a personal quasi-parish effective October 15, 2016 for those who desire stable and comprehensive pastoral care through the extraordinary form of Holy Mass.

St. Alphonsus-St. Clement Parish, Dearborn »
6/8/2016 12:00:00 AM
On June 8, 2016, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree that relegated to profane use Saint Clement Church in Dearborn effective July 1, 2016.
St. Peter Claver Parish »
4/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

On March 22, 2016, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree that relegated to profane use Saint Peter Claver Church effective April 11, 2016.

Our Lady Queen of Heaven and Good Shepherd »
12/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

On December 17, 2015, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree that merged Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish and Good Shepherd Parish effective January 11, 2016.

St. Angela Church - Roseville »
10/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
On September 17, 2015, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree that relegates Saint Angela Church to profane use (i.e., removes its status as a church) effective November 1, 2015.
St. Patrick Parish - Detroit »
7/4/2015 12:00:00 AM
On June 18, 2015, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree that distributes the parish boundaries of the former St. Patrick Parish to neighboring parishes effective July 15, 2015.
St. Alphonsus - St. Clement »
7/4/2015 12:00:00 AM
On June 18, 2015, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree that will merge Saint Alphonsus and Saint Clement Parishes effective October 1, 2015.
St. Louis the King Church »
6/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
On May 22, 2015, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree that relegated to profane use Saint Louis the King Church effective July 1, 2015.
Our Lady Queen of All Saints - Fraser »
6/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
On May 22, 2015, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree that relegated to profane use Our Lady Queen of All Saints effective July 1, 2015. 

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Major announcements

Norms for Priestly Support and Compensation »
12/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

On November 17, 2014, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree titled “Norms for Priestly Support and Compensation,” which defines decent support, remuneration, and social assistance for priests incardinated in the Archdiocese of Detroit, pursuant to the Code of Canon Law (canons 274, 281, and 384).  These norms take force on January 2, 2015.  For additional information and assistance in understanding the details of this decree, you may contact the Office of the Chancellor at chancellor@aod.org.


Changes to Parish Finance Council Statutes »
5/9/2014 12:00:00 AM
On March 14, 2014, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree authorizing changes to the Statutes for Parish Finance Councils that now bears revision date of October 2013 (rev. 10/13) ); the prior edition being abrogated by this decree and replaced by the revisions bearing revision date of October 2013. To provide parishes the necessary time to align current practices with the Statutes, in accord with canon 8§2 of the Code of Canon Law, these Statutes will become binding on July 1, 2014.

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