News Releases

Regarding the indictment of Fr. Edward Belczak, Janice Verschuren... »
Published Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

In January 2013, the Detroit Archdiocese announced that it had turned over its internal audit findings from St. Thomas More Parish in Troy to civil authorities because of possible financial discrepancies involving the pastor and office assistant. The federal criminal charges filed today would indicate the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit now believes there is a case to be prosecuted against Fr. Edward Belczak and Janice Verschuren. Both individuals have not served at the parish in over a year.

The archdiocese will continue to cooperate with authorities as this matter moves through the courts. As such, there is nothing more the archdiocese can or will say at this time.

Holy Week Schedule »
Published Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron will celebrate the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter at Detroit’s Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The public is invited to participate. The Cathedral is situated at 9844 Woodward Avenue, between Chicago Boulevard and the Davison.

Reverend John Nedumcheril appointment effective July 1 »
Published Monday, Apr. 7, 2014

Reverend John Nedumcheril, appointed associate pastor, St. Mary Queen of Creation Parish, New Baltimore effective July 1. Father Nedumcheril currently serves as associate pastor at St. Joseph Parish, South Lyon.

Reverend Anthony Camilleri appointment effective July 1 »
Published Monday, Apr. 7, 2014

Reverend Anthony Camilleri, appointed associate pastor, St. Anastasia Parish, Troy effective July 1. Father Camilleri currently serves as associate pastor at The National Shrine of the Little Flower Parish, Royal Oak.

Reverend Shafique Masih appointment effective April 1 »
Published Monday, Apr. 7, 2014

Reverend Shafique Masih, appointed administrator, St. Jude Parish, Detroit effective April 1. Father Masih currently serves as associate pastor at St. Jude Parish, Detroit and St. Matthew Parish, Detroit.

Reverend Grzegorz Rozborski appointment effective July 1 »
Published Monday, Mar. 24, 2014

Reverend Grzegorz Rozborski, appointed administrator, St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish, Fraser/Roseville effective July 1. St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish will be a newly merged parish comprised of: Our Lady Queen of All Saints Parish, Fraser; Sacred Heart Parish, Roseville and St. Athanasius Parish, Roseville. Father Rozborski currently serves as associate pastor at Guardian Angels Parish, Clawson.

Reverend James Mayworm appointment effective October 7 »
Published Monday, Mar. 24, 2014

Reverend James Mayworm, appointed administrator, St. Benedict Parish, Waterford. This assignment was effective October 7, 2013.

Reverend Ronald Babich appointment effective July 1 »
Published Monday, Mar. 24, 2014

Reverend Ronald Babich, appointed pastor, St. Daniel Parish, Clarkston effective July 1. Father Babich currently serves as pastor at Our Lady Queen of All Saints, Fraser.

Detroit's Archbishop Vigneron reacts to court decision on same-sex marriage »
Published Friday, Mar. 21, 2014
On Friday, 21 March 2014, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman in Detroit struck down Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage, a decision that was enshrined into the State’s constitution by voters in 2004.
Feast of the Annunciation »
Published Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2014
The Feast of the Annunciation is a Marian feast which celebrates the Incarnation, Christ’s conception in the womb of Mary. The “Annunciation” refers to the angel announcing to Mary that she will give birth to God’s son.  It is not a holy day of obligation.