Official Announcements

Appointments

Reverend Peter Etzel, SJ »
10/2/2017 11:08:00 AM
Reverend Peter Etzel, SJ, appointed Pastor of Gesu Parish, Detroit, effective November 20. Father Etzel has been serving as Director of the Sioux Spiritual Center and as Director of Ministry Formation, both in the Diocese of Rapid City.
Reverend Andrew Kowalczyk, CSMA »
9/12/2017 11:31:00 AM
Reverend Andrew Kowalczyk, CSMA, appointed Administrator of St. Philomena Parish, Detroit, effective September 1, in addition to his ongoing responsibilities as Pastor of St. Clare of Montefalco Parish, Grosse Pointe Park.
Reverend Eric Fedewa »
8/28/2017 11:54:00 AM
Reverend Eric Fedewa appointed Administrator of St. Basil Parish, Eastpointe, effective November 13. Father Fedewa has been serving as Associate Pastor of Guardian Angels Parish in Clawson.
Reverend Anthony Sulkowski  »
8/6/2017 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Anthony Sulkowski appointed Pastor of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish, Sterling Heights, effective November 13. Father Sulkowski has been serving as Pastor of St. Basil the Great Parish in Eastpointe.
Reverend Jerome Slowinski »
7/23/2017 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Jerome Slowinski appointed Pastor of St. Paul of Tarsus Parish, Clinton Township, effective November 13. Father Slowinski has been serving as Pastor of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish in Sterling Heights.
Reverend Timothy Babcock »
7/23/2017 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Timothy Babcock appointed Administrator of St. Paul of Tarsus Parish, Clinton Township, effective September 1 – November 12.
Reverend John Kiselica »
7/23/2017 12:00:00 AM
Reverend John Kiselica appointed Administrator of St. Anthony Parish, Belleville, effective September 1. Father Kiselica has been serving on the faculty of De La Salle High School in Warren.
Reverend Thomas Cusick  »
7/7/2017 10:47:00 AM
Reverend Thomas Cusick granted Senior Priest Status, effective September 1. Father Cusick has been serving as Pastor of St. Anthony Parish, Belleville.
Reverend John Kaul  »
7/7/2017 12:00:00 AM
Reverend John Kaul granted Senior Priest Status, effective July 1. Father Kaul has been serving with the Archdiocese for Military Services.
Reverend Libor Marek »
7/7/2017 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Libor Marek appointed Administrator of SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish, Sterling Heights, effective July 1. Father Marek has been serving as Associate Pastor of SS. Cyril & Methodius.

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Notices

Special Collection for Hurricane Relief »
9/7/2017 4:41:00 PM
At the request of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Vigneron has asked all parishes to consider taking up a special collection at Masses on the weekend of September 16 and 17 to support relief efforts. Funds given through this collection will support the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities USA, providing pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted communities.
College of Consultors Statutes »
6/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

On June 7, 2017, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree promulgating new Statutes for the College of Consultors pursuant to canon 502 of the Code of Canon Law.  For additional information and assistance in understanding the details of this announcement, you may contact the Office of the Chancellor at chancellor@aod.org.

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. Leo Church - Detroit »
5/28/2017 12:00:00 AM

On May 19, 2017, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree that relegates to profane use but not sordid use the Saint Leo Church building in Detroit.

St. Mel Parish - Dearborn Heights, MI »
5/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

On April 5, 2017, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued two decrees. The first decree brings the cessation of St. Mel Parish, reditributing the territory to St. Linus, Saint Thomas the Apostle and Saint Mary Cause of Our Joy Parish.  A second relegates to profane use the St. Mel Church Building.

NeoCatechumenal Way - Missio ad gentes in the Archdiocese of Detroit »
5/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

On March 2, 2017, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree establishing a Missio ad gentes of the NeoCatechumenal Way for the Archdiocese of Detroit.

St. Sabina and Our Lady of Grace Parishes, Dearborn Heights »
3/18/2017 12:00:00 AM

On March 3, 2017, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued two decrees. The first decree merges Saint Sabina and Our Lady of Grace Parishes into a new parish that will be called Saint Sabina Parish. A second relegates to profane use Our Lady of Grace Church.

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.

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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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