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Immaculate Conception »
Published Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
A holy day for all Catholics, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the womb of Saint Anne, and recognizes that our Blessed Mother was sinless from the first moment of her life.
Regarding Joe Sturza »
Published Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

The Archdiocese of Detroit has been informed of the arrest of Mr. Joe Sturza, who was employed as director of admissions at Austin Catholic High School in Macomb Township and as youth minister at St. Isidore Parish in Macomb Township. The Archdiocese was recently made aware of alleged inappropriate communications between Mr. Sturza and a minor. The information was immediately shared with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department. Mr. Sturza is no longer employed by the school or parish. The Archdiocese of Detroit is fully cooperating with law enforcement authorities. Due to the ongoing law enforcement and legal processes, we are unable to give further details about the matter at this time.

Reverend Tomasz Wilisowski, CSMA »
Published Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Reverend Tomasz Wilisowski, CSMA, appointed associate pastor of St. Clare of Montefalco Parish, Grosse Pointe Park, effective November 17, 2014.  
Reverend William Herman »
Published Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Reverend William Herman, appointed pastor of St. Ronald Parish, Clinton Twp., effective January 1, 2015.  Father Herman currently serves as associate pastor of Holy Name Parish, Birmingham and St. Thomas More Parish, Troy.

Reverend Paul Ballien »
Published Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Reverend Paul Ballien, appointed associate director, Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Archdiocese of Detroit, effective March 1, 2014 in addition to his ongoing responsibilities as pastor of St. Linus Parish, Dearborn Heights.

Death Notices

Fr. Jerome Singer »
Died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Visitation will take place at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Park (313-881-8500) on Monday, November 24 from 1 - 8 p.m with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m.
 
Father Singer will lie in repose on Tuesday, November 25 at Nativity of Our Lord Parish Church, 5900 McClellan, Detroit from 12 p.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 6 p.m.

Fr Valentine Gattari Death Notice »
Died Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2014

Visitation will take place at SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish Church, 41233 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights on Friday, September 26 from 2-9 p.m., with a wake service at 7 p.m.

Father Gattari will lie in repose on Saturday, September 27 at SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish Church from 10 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township.

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