Three Men to be Ordained Priests for Detroit Archdiocese

May 16, 2013
For more information contact:
Joe Kohn, Director of Public Relations

Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron on Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. will ordain three men to the Catholic priesthood for the Archdiocese of Detroit: Deacon Marko Djonovic, Deacon Patrick Gonyeau, and Deacon James Grau.

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Deacon Djonovic

Deacon Gonyeau

Deacon Grau


The ordination will take place at a liturgy at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Avenue, Detroit. The public is invited to attend. Those being ordained will greet family and friends following the ordination Mass. More details about the ordinandi:

Deacon Marko Djonovic, 34, of Farmington, is the son of Frano and Maria Djonovic. He entered Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit from his home parish of Our Lady of Albanians in Southfield.

Deacon Patrick Gonyeau, 34, of Harper Woods, is the son of Thomas and Patricia Gonyeau. He entered Sacred Heart Major Seminary from his home parish of St. Jude in Detroit.

Deacon James Grau, 28, of Livonia, is the son of James and Julie Grau. He entered Sacred Heart Major Seminary from his home parish of St. Michael the Archangel in Livonia. In addition to his formation at Sacred Heart, Deacon Grau has studied at the Pontifical North American College at the Vatican.

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Note to Media Representatives: You are invited to cover this event. If you are sending a photographer or camera crew, we ask that you not use flash, sun guns or any other form of lighting. Please take special care not to interfere with anyone in procession during Mass in order to get photos or photo IDs. We thank you for heeding these directions and any instructions you may receive from Communications or Cathedral personnel.