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Archbishop to Celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass Downtown »
Published Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

To mark the local Catholic Church’s observance of  Ash Wednesday, which this year is on February 18, Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron will be the celebrant and homilist at the 12:15 p.m. Mass at St. Aloysius Church, 1234 Washington Boulevard, (1½ blocks north of Michigan Avenue), in downtown Detroit. For Catholics, Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, a liturgical season of forty weekdays of prayer and penance in preparation for Easter.

Archdiocese of Detroit completes move to new Chancery building in Capitol Park »
Published Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

The Archdiocese of Detroit has completed the move of its headquarters to its new Chancery building at 12 State Street in Capitol Park. All central offices and 183 employees of the Archdiocese of Detroit — positions which support the 228 parishes and 95 schools in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, St. Clair and Lapeer counties — now operate out of the new location. The archdiocese is leasing the lower level and first five floors of 12 State Street from Capitol Park Partnership LLC. The move makes the Archdiocese of Detroit one of the first major new tenants in Detroit’s Capitol Park district.

Pope Francis grants National Shrine of the Little Flower honorary title of Minor Basilica »
Published Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Exterior of National Shrine of the Little FlowerDetroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron announced today that the Holy Father, Pope Francis, has grante

Rosary Novena for Christians in Iraq »
Published Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Chaldean Catholic Bishop Francis Kalabat is asking people of faith around the globe to pray for persecuted Christians in Iraq, Syria and the Middle East with a Rosary Novena. Until very recently, there were more than 1 million Christians living in Iraq. Today there are less than 300,000. Christians have been tortured and killed by terrorists, and many have been driven from their homes and are now living in tents and caravans. Tens of thousands are refugees. We pray with a unified voice through the intercession of Mary, the Mother of God, that the power of good may overcome the threat of evil. 

Reverend Craig Giera »
Published Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
Reverend Craig Giera, appointed administrator, St. Ephrem Parish, Sterling Heights, effective February 18.   Father Giera currently serves as associate pastor at St. Fabian Parish, Farmington Hills.

Death Notices

Fr. Frank Pollie Death Notice »
Died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at St. Irenaeus Church, 771 Old Perch Rd. Rochester Hills, MI  48309 beginning at 1p.m.  A Scripture Service will commence at 7p.m.
Father Pollie will lie in repose on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at St. Irenaeus Church from 9 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.
Msgr. James Robinson SSE »
Died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
Visitation will take place on Friday, January 16 at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, beginning at 12 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m.

Monsignor Robinson will lie in repose on Saturday, January 17 from 10 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date in Selma, Alabama with the Society of St. Edmund religious community. 
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