Official Announcements

Appointments

Reverend Eugene Katcher  »
6/13/2017 11:05:00 AM
Reverend Eugene Katcher granted Senior Priest Status, effective July 1. Father Katcher has been serving as Pastor of Resurrection Parish, Canton. 
Reverend Lawrence Delonnay  »
6/13/2017 11:04:00 AM
Reverend Lawrence Delonnay granted Senior Priest Status, effective July 1. Father Delonnay has been serving as pastor of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, Waterford.
Monsignor Ricardo Bass  »
6/13/2017 11:03:00 AM
Monsignor Ricardo Bass granted Senior Priest Status, effective July 1. Monsignor Bass has been serving as pastor of St. Hubert Parish, Harrison Township.
Reverend Ronald Essman  »
6/13/2017 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Ronald Essman granted Senior Priest Status, effective September 1. Father Essman has been serving as pastor of St. Paul of Tarsus Parish, Clinton Township.
Reverend Marko Djonovic »
6/4/2017 12:00:00 AM

Reverend Marko Djonovic appointed Associate Pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Detroit, effective July 1. Father Djonovic has been serving as Associate Pastor of St. Michael Parish, Livonia.

Reverend Daniel Jones »
6/4/2017 12:00:00 AM

Reverend Daniel Jones appointed Pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, effective July 1. This assignment is in addition to his ongoing responsibilities on the faculty of Sacred Heart Major Seminary.  

Reverend Charles Fox  »
5/15/2017 11:43:00 AM
Reverend Charles Fox appointed to the Graduate Faculty of Theology of Sacred Heart Major Seminary, as Director of Graduate Seminarians, effective July 1. Father Fox is currently assigned to graduate studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.
Reverend John Simoneau  »
5/15/2017 11:43:00 AM
Reverend John Simoneau appointed associate pastor of St. Mary Parish, Monroe, effective July 1. Father Simoneau currently serves as associate pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Plymouth. 
Reverend Tomasz Wilisowski, CSMA  »
5/8/2017 1:42:00 PM
Reverend Tomasz Wilisowski, CSMA appointed Associate Pastor of St. Andrew Parish, Rochester, effective July 1.  Father Wilisowski has been serving as Associated Pastor of St. Clare of Montefalco Parish, Grosse Pointe Park.
Reverend Joseph Tuskiewicz  »
5/8/2017 1:41:00 PM
Reverend Joseph Tuskiewicz appointed as Associate Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Lapeer, effective July 1.  Father Tuskiewicz has been serving as Associate Pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish, St. Clair Shores.

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Notices

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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