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Regarding the indictment of Fr. Edward Belczak, Janice Verschuren... »
Published Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

In January 2013, the Detroit Archdiocese announced that it had turned over its internal audit findings from St. Thomas More Parish in Troy to civil authorities because of possible financial discrepancies involving the pastor and office assistant. The federal criminal charges filed today would indicate the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit now believes there is a case to be prosecuted against Fr. Edward Belczak and Janice Verschuren. Both individuals have not served at the parish in over a year.

The archdiocese will continue to cooperate with authorities as this matter moves through the courts. As such, there is nothing more the archdiocese can or will say at this time.

Holy Week Schedule »
Published Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron will celebrate the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter at Detroit’s Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The public is invited to participate. The Cathedral is situated at 9844 Woodward Avenue, between Chicago Boulevard and the Davison.

Reverend Shafique Masih appointment effective April 1 »
Published Monday, Apr. 7, 2014

Reverend Shafique Masih, appointed administrator, St. Jude Parish, Detroit effective April 1. Father Masih currently serves as associate pastor at St. Jude Parish, Detroit and St. Matthew Parish, Detroit.

Reverend Anthony Camilleri appointment effective July 1 »
Published Monday, Apr. 7, 2014

Reverend Anthony Camilleri, appointed associate pastor, St. Anastasia Parish, Troy effective July 1. Father Camilleri currently serves as associate pastor at The National Shrine of the Little Flower Parish, Royal Oak.

Reverend John Nedumcheril appointment effective July 1 »
Published Monday, Apr. 7, 2014

Reverend John Nedumcheril, appointed associate pastor, St. Mary Queen of Creation Parish, New Baltimore effective July 1. Father Nedumcheril currently serves as associate pastor at St. Joseph Parish, South Lyon.

Death Notices

Fr. Robert McGrath Death Notice »
Died Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

Visitation will take place at St. Alexander Parish Church, 27835 Shiawassee, Farmington Hills on Sunday, April 13 from 3-8 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m.

Father McGrath will lie in repose on Monday, April 14, at St. Alexander Parish Church, from 10 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m.  Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.

Fr Joseph Boel SJ Death Notice »
Died Saturday, Apr. 5, 2014
We have received notification that our brother and fellow priest, Father Joseph Boel, S.J. entered eternal life on April 5, 2014 at the age of 86.
 
A Jesuit for over 67 years, Father Boel served in Ranchi, India; Nairobi, Kenya; Lexington, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois, and Clarkston.
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