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Abp Vigneron on the Paul W Smith St Patricks Day Celebration »
Published Friday, Mar. 17, 2017

Archbishop Vigneron appeared on the Paul W. Smith St. Patrick's Day Celebration broadcast on News Talk 760 WJR-AM on Friday, March 12, 2017 to give his annual St. Patrick's Day blessing.

Archbishop Vignerons Statement on the Feast of St Patrick »
Published Friday, Mar. 17, 2017

We find ourselves blessed once again this year to be in Most Holy Trinity Church for the celebration of the Memorial of St. Patrick, the father in faith of the Irish people. Like many of you, I cannot help but remember as well the founders of this pari

Statement Concerning St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 17, 2017 »
Published Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017

This year, St. Patrick Day falls on Friday, March 17, in the Second Week of Lent. Our Chancery Offices have received inquiries about whether or not the abstinence from meat will apply this year on St. Patrick Day.

Archbishop Vigneron Ash Wednesday Homily »
Published Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017
Archbishop Vigneron starts the Holy Season of Lent at a midday Mass at St. Aloysius Parish in downtown Detroit.
Archbishop Vignerons Letter of Support to Council of Imams »
Published Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron has written to the chair of the Imams Council of Michigan to express his support for immigrants and refugees, no matter their religion or country of origin and his opposition to discrimination on the basis of religion.

Statement on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe »
Published Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

As we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Memorial of St. Juan Diego – her chosen spokesman – we recall with gratitude her powerful witness to the tender mercy of God, present among us in flesh and blood in the person of her Son, the Lord Jesus. In these days it is particularly right to turn our thoughts and prayers to the migrants and refugees, those who find themselves on the margins of our community.

Archbishop Vignerons Homily at Synod 16 Opening Mass »
Published Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

I'm really glad I showed up! I thought, and I have written here, that I should welcome you all, but that seems too weak a word for speaking to you here at the beginning of our synod. It is certainly appropriate to say thanks to all of you for all the t

Mass for Pardon Homily »
Published Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

The following homily was delivered by Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron at the Mass for Pardon at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit.

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Saint Teresa Canonization Mass Homily »
Published Tuesday, Sep. 6, 2016
Homily given by Archbishop Vigneron during the local canonization Mass of Saint Teresa of Calcutta.
2016 Corpus Christi Homily »
Published Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2016
Archbishop's homily from the Feast of Corpus Christi, given at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.