Statements

Chrism Mass Homily 2015 »
Published Thursday, Apr. 2, 2015

To all of you, the people of God, who have been drawn by the Holy Spirit here today, how good it is that we can be this mystery, this sacrament — anticipating here, in our earthly praise and singing, how we will be at the end of time. This is a foretaste of the joy God has in store for us.

Palm Sunday Homily »
Published Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015

Our carrying the palms is a profession that we do not think Jesus in his death is proved to be an imposter. Because we have faith, we carry the palms and by them profess that we recognize in the self-offering of Jesus the very essence of who he is as our king. As it says in an ancient Christian hymn, our king Jesus has reigned from the cross. We proclaim this truth every time we come to the Eucharist: “We proclaim your death lord until you come in glory… When we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim your death until you come again… Save us, savior of the world, for by your cross and resurrection, you have set us free.”

Letter to the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of North America »
Published Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

The following letter was sent  from Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron to Bishop Karas of the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of North America, following the death of 21 Coptic Christians from Egypt by a group of militants in Libya claiming affiliation with ISIS.

Archbishop Vigneron's Ash Wednesday Message »
Published Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

The following is a message for Ash Wednesday 2015, given by Archbishop Allen Vigneron.

Reflection on Cardinal Edmund C. Szoka »
Published Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
On August 24, 2014, Archbishop Allen Vigneron gave the following homily during the vigil service for Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. The reflection was made as part of a Vespers service, in which hundreds gathered top ray the Office of the Dead for the repose of the cardinal’s soul. The full homily may be heard at this audio link.
Gods Mercy on the Road to Holiness »
Published Friday, May. 16, 2014

The following is a message given by Archbishop Allen Vigneron. It was printed in The Michigan Catholic newspaper on May 16, 2014.

Archbishop Vigeron's Easter Message »
Published Monday, Apr. 21, 2014

The following is an Easter message given by Archbishop Allen Vigneron. It was printed in The Michigan Catholic newspaper on April 18, 2014. A video message by Archbishop Vigneron may be seen here.

Archbishop Vigneron's Mass of Lord's Supper Homily »
Published Monday, Apr. 21, 2014

The following is a transcript of Archbishop Allen Vigneron’s homily at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, celebrated on Holy Thursday, April 17, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. 

Chrism Mass Homily »
Published Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

The following is an excerpt of Archbishop Allen Vigneron’s homily at the Archdiocese of Detroit’s 2014 Chrism Mass, celebrated on Holy Thursday, April 17, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. The full homily may be heard at this audio link.

Archbishop Vigneron's Palm Sunday Homily »
Published Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron gave the following homily at Mass on Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.