News Releases

CTND to Broadcast Pope Francis Apostolic Visit to Mexico »
Published Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

The Catholic Television Network of Detroit (CTND) will provide coverage and special programming during Pope Francis’ upcoming visits to Cuba and Mexico. Broadcast times are as follows:

Archbishop to mark Ash Wednesday at Downtown Church Introduce Area Wide Effort to Unleash the Gospel »
Published Monday, Feb. 8, 2016
This Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron will celebrate Mass and distribute ashes at 12:15 p.m. at St. Aloysius Church in Detroit. At the liturgy, the archbishop will speak about a flurry of new local activities meant to energize Catholics to share the Gospel, stave off ambivalence toward God, and grow the local Catholic Church after years of decline. The Archbishop will give those at the Mass – and Catholics throughout the archdiocese – what he calls a new rally cry to “Unleash the Gospel.” 
Feb 5 Detroit Archdiocese a part of PBS report »
Published Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
The latest edition of PBS’ award-winning program Religion & Ethics Newsweekly features a segment on the changing demographics in Hamtramck, from 90% Polish-Catholic in 1970 to 11% today. The city of 22,000 is now majority Muslim, with immigrants from many countries and cultures, including Bosnia, Bangladesh, and Yemen.
Catholic Schools Week Mass Homily »
Published Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
The following is a video and excerpted text of Archbishop Allen Vigneron’s homily at the annual Catholic Schools Week Mass, which took place Feb. 4, 2016, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. More than 600 students of Catholic schools from throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit were in attendance.
Catholics to mark Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day with Liturgy on Monday »
Published Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016
The Catholic community of Detroit is marking Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a liturgy at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit on Monday, Jan. 18.
Theft at St Alfred Parish »
Published Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

The Department of Communications has learned of a daytime theft from the votive candle donation boxes in the worship space of St. Alfred Parish in Taylor.  The incident occurred on Wednesday, January 6 at around 3 p.m.  A woman, unknown to th

Dec 29 Archdiocese Chorus to Sing at Mass with Pope Francis Jan 6 »
Published Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

The Archdiocesan Chorus will be singing at the Basilica of St. Peter, in front of Pope Francis and those who will be gathered for Mass on the January 6 Feast of the Epiphany. The Mass and the chorus will be featured on Catholic Television Network of Detroit (CTND), both live at 4 a.m., and in re-broadcasts at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Coverage comes through Boston-based CatholicTV, of which CTND is an affiliate.

Reverend Salvatore Palazzolo »
Published Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015
Reverend Salvatore Palazzolo appointed administrator, Holy Trinity Parish, Port Huron, effective January 11.  Father Palazzolo currently serves as associate pastor of Guardian Angels Parish, Clawson.
Reverend Brian Cokonougher »
Published Monday, Dec. 14, 2015
Reverend Brian Cokonougher appointed pastor, St. Thecla Parish, Clinton Township, effective January 11.  Father Cokonougher currently serves as pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, Port Huron.
Vandalism at Livonia Church Properties »
Published Monday, Dec. 14, 2015

All priests and parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit have received this advisory from the Department of Communications.

Sometime between late this past Friday evening and early Saturday morning, two Church properties in Livonia were