News Releases

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 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.
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 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.  
Archdiocese to hold Vigil of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 11 »
Published Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

The Vigil of Our Lady of Gudalupe. Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 4200 Martin Rd. in Detroit.

Detroit Archbishop to Host Prayer Service for Christians in the Middle East »
Published Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron on Friday evening, Nov. 21, will host Eastern-rite Catholics for a prayer vigil at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, for the intentions of Christians in the Middle East. All are welcome to attend.

Father Timothy Babcock »
Published Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Father Timothy Babcock, appointed temporary administrator of St. Ronald Parish, Clinton Twp., effective October 23, 2014.

Monsignor George Miller »
Published Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
Monsignor George Miller, submitted his resignation from the office of pastor of St. Ronald Parish, Sterling Heights, due to health reasons.  The resignation was accepted by Archbishop Vigneron effective October 23, 2014.
Detroit Archbishop to Bless Grave Marker for Unclaimed Bodies from Wayne County Morgue News Release »
Published Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, will bless a granite monument marking the grave sites of 145 bodies that had gone unclaimed from the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office. The bodies were buried this summer at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery in Brownstown Township following an interfaith memorial service on July 9.