News Releases

Archbishop to Celebrate Holy Week at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral »
Published Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015

Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron extends and invitation to the public to join him during Holy Week and Easter at Detroit’s Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral is situated at 9844 Woodward Avenue, between Chicago Boulevard and the Davison.

Regarding Fr James Roth OSFS »
Published Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2015

The Toledo-Detroit Province of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales (OSFS) has deemed credible a complaint of sexual misconduct with a minor by one of the religious order’s priests, Fr. James Roth (1953-2015).  From 1995-2004, during his time as a teacher, guidance counselor, and administrator at St. Francis de Sales High School in Toledo, Ohio, Fr. Roth also helped with the weekend Mass and sacramental schedule at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Monroe, Michigan.  Other assignments included schools in Utah and Ontario, Canada.  Fr. Roth died February 11, 2015.  

Regarding the funeral service for Sergeant Marcus Bawol »
Published Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2015

A funeral service for Marine Staff Sergeant Marcus Bawol, who was among 11 military members who died in a helicopter crash in Florida on March 10, will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, at St. Louise de Marillac Church, 2500 Twelve Mile Road in Warren. Monsignor Thomas Rice, pastor of St. Thomas More Parish in Troy, will preside at the Mass.

The Archdiocesan Department of Communications relays a request from the family and parish that no recording devices— video, audio, or still photography— be allowed in the church before, during, or after the funeral service. 

We thank in advance reporters, editors and camera crews for their respect of the solemnity and dignity of this occasion, and for honoring the family’s wishes for personal space at this sensitive time.

Reverend Raymond Lewandowski »
Published Sunday, Mar. 22, 2015
Reverend Raymond Lewandowski, appointed pastor, St. Roch Parish, Flat Rock effective July 1.  Father Lewandowski currently serves as pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Garden City.
Monsignor Michael LeFevre »
Published Sunday, Mar. 22, 2015
Monsignor Michael LeFevre, appointed pastor, St. John Fisher Chapel University Parish, Auburn Hills effective date to be determined.  Monsignor LeFevre currently serves as rector at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Detroit; pastor at St. Moses the Black Parish, Detroit; and administrator at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Detroit.
Reverend Charles Fox »
Published Sunday, Mar. 22, 2015
Reverend Charles Fox, assigned to doctoral studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Urbe (Angelicum) in Rome effective July 1.  Father Fox currently serves on the faculty of Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit.
Reverend Philip Ching »
Published Sunday, Mar. 22, 2015
Reverend Philip Ching, appointed administrator, St. Michael Parish, Monroe effective July 1. Father Ching currently serves as associate pastor at Holy Family Parish, Memphis and St. Augustine Parish, Richmond.
Reverend James Arwady »
Published Sunday, Mar. 22, 2015
Reverend James Arwady, appointed administrator, St. Christopher Parish, Marysville effective July 1. Father Arwady currently serves as associate pastor at Sacred Heart Mission, Brown City; St. Mary Burnside Parish, North Branch; and SS. Peter and Paul Parish, North Branch.
Reverend Stephen Vileo »
Published Monday, Mar. 9, 2015
Reverend Stephen Vileo, granted permission to enter as a postulant for the Redemptorist Order of the Denver Province effective July 1.   Father Vileo currently serves as pastor at St. Mary Parish, Monroe.
Reverend Vincent Nguyen an Ninh »
Published Monday, Mar. 9, 2015
Reverend Vincent Nguyen an Ninh, granted senior priest status, effective July 1. Father Nguyen an Ninh currently serves as pastor at Our Lady of Grace (Vietnamese) Parish, Warren.