Official Announcements

Appointments

Reverend Mark Prill »
4/15/2018 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Mark Prill appointed Administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Erie, effective June 30, 2018. Father Prill is currently serving as Associate Pastor of St. Mary Burnside Parish, North Branch; SS. Peter and Paul Parish, North Branch; Sacred Heart Mission Parish, North Branch.      
Reverend Jeffrey Day »
4/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Jeffrey Day appointed Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, effective May 1, 2018.  Fr. Day is currently serving as Deputy Moderator of the Curia, at Central Services, Detroit. 
Reverend Sean Bonner »
4/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Sean Bonner appointed Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Wayne/St. Richard Parish, Westland, effective July 1, 2018.  Father Bonner is currently serving as Associate Pastor of St. Mary, Wayne/St. Richard, Westland/Holy Family, Inkster.

Reverend David Cybulski »
4/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Reverend David Cybulski appointed Pastor of St. Isaac Jogues, St. Clair Shores, effective July 1, 2018.  Father Cybulski is currently serving as Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Erie.
Reverend Kishore Battu, SAC »
4/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Kishore Battu, SAC appointed Associate Pastor of St. Valentine Parish, Redford and Our Lady of Loretto Parish, Redford, effective July 1, 2018.  Father Battu is currently serving as Associate Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Lake Orion.
Reverend Grayson Heenan »
4/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Grayson Heenan appointed Associate Pastor of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Pontiac, effective July 1, 2018.  Father Heenan is currently completing graduate studies at The Gregorian University in Rome.
Reverend Brian Meldrum  »
4/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Brian Meldrum appointed to graduate studies in Sacred Scripture at Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, effective fall of 2018.  Father Meldrum has been serving as Associate Pastor of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, Waterford.
Reverend Mr. Mark Livingston »
4/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Mr. Mark Livingston to be appointed Associate Pastor of St. John Neumann Parish, Canton, effective July 1, 2018.   Deacon Livingston will be ordained to the priesthood on May 19, 2018
Reverend Mr. John Maksym  »
4/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Mr. John Maksym to be appointed Associate Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Lake Orion, effective July 1, 2018.   Deacon Maksym will be ordained to the priesthood on May 19, 2018.
Reverend Mr. Christopher Muer  »
4/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Mr. Christopher Muer to be appointed Associate Pastor of Our Lady of the Lakes, Waterford, effective July 1, 2018.   Deacon Muer will be ordained to the priesthood on May 19, 2018.

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Notices

List of Pastors as Assessors per Canon 1742 »
3/27/2018 12:00:00 AM

On March 12, 2018, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree appointing five pastors elected by the Presbyteral Council to serve as assessors whenever the canonical process is to be employed for the removal of a pastor from office pursuant to canons 1740-1747 of the Code of Canon Law: Monsignor Daniel Trapp, Fathers Brian Cokonougher, Robert McCabe, Gerald McEnhill, and Edward Zaorski.  The appointments of these pastors remain in effect the Archbishop has care of this See as the diocesan bishop.  For additional information and assistance in understanding the details of this announcement, you may contact the Office of the Chancellor at  chancellor@aod.org.


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. Philip Neri Church, Columbus  »
12/30/2017 9:14:00 AM

On November 9, 2017, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree that relegates to profane use but not sordid use the Saint Philip Neri Church building in Columbus, Michigan.

All Saints and Saint Gabriel Parishes, Detroit »
11/26/2017 12:00:00 AM
Concerning the merger of All Saints and Saint Gabriel parish communities and relegation of All Saints Church to profane use.
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.

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. 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.

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.

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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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