News Releases

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.
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.

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.