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Feb 5 Detroit Archdiocese a part of PBS report »
Published Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
The latest edition of PBS’ award-winning program Religion & Ethics Newsweekly features a segment on the changing demographics in Hamtramck, from 90% Polish-Catholic in 1970 to 11% today. The city of 22,000 is now majority Muslim, with immigrants from many countries and cultures, including Bosnia, Bangladesh, and Yemen.
Catholic Schools Week Mass Homily »
Published Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
The following is a video and excerpted text of Archbishop Allen Vigneron’s homily at the annual Catholic Schools Week Mass, which took place Feb. 4, 2016, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. More than 600 students of Catholic schools from throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit were in attendance.
Catholics to mark Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day with Liturgy on Monday »
Published Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016
The Catholic community of Detroit is marking Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a liturgy at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit on Monday, Jan. 18.
Theft at St Alfred Parish »
Published Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

The Department of Communications has learned of a daytime theft from the votive candle donation boxes in the worship space of St. Alfred Parish in Taylor.  The incident occurred on Wednesday, January 6 at around 3 p.m.  A woman, unknown to th

Dec 29 Archdiocese Chorus to Sing at Mass with Pope Francis Jan 6 »
Published Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

The Archdiocesan Chorus will be singing at the Basilica of St. Peter, in front of Pope Francis and those who will be gathered for Mass on the January 6 Feast of the Epiphany. The Mass and the chorus will be featured on Catholic Television Network of Detroit (CTND), both live at 4 a.m., and in re-broadcasts at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Coverage comes through Boston-based CatholicTV, of which CTND is an affiliate.

Death Notices

Rev John Canavan »
Died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

Visitation will take place at St. Constance Parish, 21555 Kinyon Street, Taylor, on Friday, January 22 from 2 - 9 p.m. A Rosary will be said at 7 p.m., and a Scripture service will follow.

Father Canavan will lie in repose on Saturday, January 23 at St. Constance Parish from 10 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Fr. Loren ODea »
Died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

We have received word of the death of Father Loren O'Dea, who passed on from this life on October 14, 2015, at the age of 87.

The O’Dea family will receive guests at the Heeney-Sunquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Road in Farmington on Sunday, October 18 from 2-7 p.m., with scriptures at 4 p.m.

Father Loren's Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, October 19 at 11 a.m.. He will lie in repose at 10 a.m. at St. Damien of Molokai Parish (St. Michael Church), 120 Lewis Street in Pontiac. Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Pontiac.

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