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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.
Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary »
Published Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
A holy day of obligation for all Catholics, the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates the title of Mary as the Mother of God, recognized by the Church dating to the Council of Ephesus in 431 A.D.
Archbishop Invites the Faithful to Christmas Midnight Mass at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral »
Published Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Archbishop Allen Vigneron is extending his annual invitation to the faithful to celebrate Christmas Midnight Mass at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The annual Christmas Midnight Mass will be preceded at 11:30 p.m. by a prelude by the Cathedral Chorale and Orchestra. The liturgy will begin at midnight on December 25.

Abp Vigneron Jesus humble birth brings immeasurable joy »
Published Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron offers the following Christmas message to the faithful of Metro Detroit:

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Christ is born! On behalf of the whole Church in Detroit, I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas.

Death Notices

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. 
Fr. Ronald Milligan »
Died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
Visitation will take place at St. Ephrem Parish Church, 38900 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights, on Sunday, January 4,  from 3-8 p.m.; and Monday, January 5, from 2-8 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m.
Father Milligan will lie in repose on Tuesday, January 6, at St. Ephrem Parish Church from 10 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m.  Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. 

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