Sharing the Light

Sharing the Light

Archbishop Vigneron's messages for the faithful
on issues of archdiocesan-wide importance

Sharing The Light Communications

My Dear Friends in Christ:

I began a series of Sharing the Light communications in 2011 to address common questions and expressions of concern from you, the faithful.  These briefings focused on the Archdiocese of Detroit’s financial condition, the Together in Faith pastoral planning process, and future plans for Catholic charities and other institutions. These communications appeared in many parish bulletins and are published on the archdiocesan website.

As every parish in the Archdiocese works toward fulfilling the next steps specified through Together in Faith, I am restarting my Sharing the Light communications, beginning with an update on archdiocesan finances. I will focus an upcoming Sharing the Light on parish finances, that is, how your generous gifts to your parish offertory, the annual Catholic Services Appeal (CSA), and other collections are allocated. I will share with you the increasing importance of Sacred Heart Major Seminary and will provide an update on efforts to protect God’s children through our ongoing commitment to properly address allegations of sexual abuse.

My intent through Sharing the Light is to provide you with the facts regarding the challenges and opportunities we face together as brothers and sisters in Christ. In the meantime, please accept my deepest gratitude for the trust you have extended to me as your shepherd in faith.

Yours Sincerely in Christ,
Allen H. Vigneron
Archbishop of Detroit

  • Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan »

    After nearly two years of diligent and faithful effort, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) has emerged from a newly-formed regional human services agency to one poised for growth in providing help and giving hope to God’s people in the Archdiocese of Detroit. Now our principal archdiocesan agency for works of mercy, CCSEM last year assisted more than 15,000 people by sharing Christ’s love through adoption and foster care services, individual and family counseling, services for seniors, refugee resettlement, Hispanic outreach, helping those in crisis circumstances, and numerous other services.

  • Sacred Heart Major Seminary »

    Archbishop Vigneron is continuing his Sharing the Light series with a look at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, one of the preeminent Catholic seminaries in the United States. To learn more, please see the bulletin. 

  • Priests' Pension Plan »

    We must continue to provide financial stability for our retired priests and future security for our active priests. By maintaining our archdiocesan Priests’ Pension Plan, we will help provide retirement and health coverage in the years ahead for those who have served us with such faith-filled devotion in their priestly ministry.

  • Parish Finances »

    October 2013 - Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron offers you the opportunity to better understand how your financial generosity is administered by your parish and your Archdiocese.

  • Archdiocesan Finances »

  • St. John's, Plymouth »

  • John Paul II Center »

  • Loan Deposit Program »

  • Catholic Charities »

  • Stewards for Tomorrow »

  • Español »

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