Official Announcements

Appointments

Reverend James Smalarz  »
4/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
Reverend James Smalarz appointed Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish, Beverly Hills, effective July 1. Father Smalarz has been serving as Pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish, Monroe.
Reverend Ryan Adams »
4/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

Reverend Ryan Adams appointed Associate Pastor of Most Holy Trinity Parish, Detroit and Ste. Anne Parish, Detroit, effective July 1. Father Adams has been serving as Associate Pastor of the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica, Royal Oak.

Reverend Beto Espinoza »
4/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

Reverend Beto Espinoza appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Detroit, effective July 1. Father Espinoza has been serving as Administrator of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in addition to his assignment as Associate Pastor of Most Holy Trinity Parish, Detroit and Ste. Anne Parish, Detroit.

Reverend James Lopez »
4/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

Reverend James Lopez appointed Pastor of St. Sabina Parish, Dearborn Heights, effective May 1. Father Lopez has been serving as Associate Pastor at St. Alphonsus – St. Clement Parish, Dearborn.

Reverend Scott Thibodeau  »
3/27/2017 12:28:00 PM
Reverend Scott Thibodeau appointed Pastor of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, Waterford, effective July 1. Father Thibodeau has been serving as pastor of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish in Beverly Hills.
Monsignor Timothy Hogan »
3/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Monsignor Timothy Hogan appointed pastor of St. Fabian Parish, Farmington Hills, effective July 1. Monsignor Hogan has been serving as Vicar for Clergy and Consecrated Life.

Reverend Douglas Bignall  »
3/20/2017 1:15:00 PM
Reverend Douglas Bignall appointed Pastor of St. Hubert Parish, Harrison Township, effective July 1. Father Bignall has been on a medical leave of absence.
Reverend Stephen Burr »
3/20/2017 1:13:00 PM
Reverend Stephen Burr appointed Pastor of Presentation/Our Lady of Victory Parish, Detroit, effective July 1, in addition to his ongoing responsibilities as Vice-Rector and Dean of Formation at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.
Monsignor John Kasza »
3/20/2017 1:12:00 PM
Monsignor John Kasza appointed Ecumenical/Interfaith Advisor to Archbishop Vigneron, effective May 15, in addition to his ongoing responsibilities as Pastor of St. James Parish, Novi.
Reverend Joseph Kirkconnell  »
3/20/2017 1:10:00 PM
Reverend Joseph Kirkconnell appointed to graduate studies at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, effective July 1. Father Kirkconnell currently serves as associate pastor of St. Paul on the Lake Parish, Grosse Pointe Farms.

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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. 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.
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.

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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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