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Archdioceses annual Mass for Commerce this Wednesday morning Oct 19 »
Published Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

Business leaders from throughout the Metro Area will gather to celebrate the 23rd Annual Mass for Commerce, a liturgy celebrated for the business and professional community, on Wednesday, October 19, at 8:00 am at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 2701 Chicago Boulevard in Detroit. 

Historic St Joseph church now Oratory under care of religious community »
Published Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016
Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron has made official the creation of a new Catholic parish at St. Joseph Church in downtown Detroit under the pastoral care of the Chicago-based religious community Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. As of Oct. 7, the site and parish are known as St. Joseph Oratory. The religious community, known for its dedication to the Extraordinary Form of Mass — commonly known as the Traditional Latin Mass or Tridentine Mass — and other Catholic Sacraments, has fostered active parish communities at a dozen other churches across the United States.
Archbishop Vigneron on Archbishop Joseph Tobin being named a Cardinal by Pope Francis »
Published Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

Today, Pope Francis announced that Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph Tobin, CSsR — a native of Detroit who as a priest of the

Oct. 7 - Archbishop Vigneron to celebrate landmark Mass for Pardon »
Published Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron will celebrate the Archdiocese of Detroit’s first-ever Mass for Pardon at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The Mass for Pardon is a penitential act, asking for God’s forgiveness for the sins of the Catholic community as a whole over the generations. Such sins include institutional racism, clergy sex abuse and neglect toward helping the poor and spreading the Gospel.
Sept 22 Regarding the funeral service for Officer Kenneth Steil »
Published Thursday, Sep. 22, 2016
A funeral service for Officer Kenneth Steil, the 17-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department who died after being hospitalized with a gunshot wound sustained in duty, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake in St. Clair Shores.
Sept. 21 - Killings in Dearborn Heights: Respecting Family/Community Privacy »
Published Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2016
The deaths of four family children and serious injury to their mother involve members of the St. Sebastian Parish/School community in Dearborn Heights. On behalf of the parish, the Archdiocese of Detroit asks reporters, photographers, and videographers to respect the privacy of school parents and students as they deal with this tragic news. Please allow them to cope personally and privately with this situation by staying off parish property and not pursuing individuals for interviews, pictures, or video. We thank you for this consideration amid your coverage of this tragic matter.
Archdiocese to Host Mass at Cathedral Sept 4 to Mark Canonization of Mother Teresa »
Published Thursday, Sep. 1, 2016
To celebrate the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron will lead a Mass at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome to attend the Mass. The service in Detroit will follow a Mass led by Pope Francis at the Basilica of St. Peter at the Vatican at 4 a.m. Eastern on Sept. 4.
Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities »
Published Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016
Following a summer of civil unrest and acts of violence in minority communities and against law enforcement officers in many parts of the nation, the Archdiocese of Detroit is observing a Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities. An outdoor prayer vigil will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Augustine and St. Monica Church, 5141 Seminole Street in Detroit. The prayer vigil will be led by St. Augustine and St. Monica pastor Monsignor Daniel Trapp. It will is part of a series of prayer events called “Take Back the Night,” which already have taken place throughout the city in attempts to bring communities together peacefully under fellowship in Christ.
CTND to air coverage of Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention »
Published Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016

Next week, the Catholic Television Network of Detroit (CTND) will air CatholicTV's coverage of the 134th Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus in Toronto. The convention takes place from Tuesday, Aug. 2

Catholic Archbishop touched by condolences from local Imams »
Published Monday, Aug. 1, 2016
DETROIT — Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron was moved this week to have received correspondences from local Imams on behalf of Michigan Muslims, expressing condolences for the death of Catholic priest Father Jacques Hamel, who was killed by terrorists in Normandy, France, on July 26.