News Releases

Reverend Salvatore Palazzolo »
Published Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019
Reverend Salvatore Palazzolo released from parochial ministry to study Canon Law at Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., effective July 1, 2019.  Father Palazzolo is currently serving as Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, Po
Reverend Steven Mateja »
Published Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019
Reverend Steven Mateja appointed Associate Pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Allen Park, effective January 13, 2019.  Father Mateja is returning from a leave of absence.
Monsignor Patrick Halfpenny »
Published Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019
Monsignor Patrick Halfpenny appointed Director for Priestly Mission in the Office for Clergy and Consecrated Life, effective July 1, 2019.  In this new position, Msgr. Halfpenny will assist priests to become better equipped for missi
Reverend Mario Amore »
Published Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019
Reverend Mario Amore appointed Administrator of St. Aloysius Parish, Detroit, effective July 1, 2019. Father Amore is currently serving as Associate Pastor of St. Hugo of the Hills Parish, Bloomfield Hills.  
Regarding the resignation of Sister Mary Finn, HVM »
Published Friday, Jan. 18, 2019

The Department of Communications of the Archdiocese of Detroit shares the following message from Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, regarding the resignation of Sister Mary Finn, HVM, from the faculty of Sacred Heart Major Seminary.

"It is only in recent days that I have come to know new and additional details and context regarding Sr. Mary’s misconduct. Based on this information, the current rector, Msgr. Lajiness, accepted Sister Finn’s resignation. I endorse this action.”
Regarding matters at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Temperance Michigan »
Published Monday, Dec. 17, 2018
The Archdiocese of Detroit regrets that one of its parish priests was unable to bring comfort to a grieving family at the recent funeral of their beloved son. Our hope is always to bring comfort to situations of great pain, through funeral services centered on the love and healing power of Christ.
Summer Feeding Program »
Published Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

The Archdiocese of Detroit School Foods Program will be sponsoring the USDA funded Summer Meals programs this summer in locations throughout the city.   Everyone wins with the Summer Meal prog

Reverend John Riccardo »
Published Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018

Reverend John Riccardo is being released to create and lead a new non-profit organization, Acts XXIX, a pastoral initiative aimed at supporting the movement to Unleash the Gospel.

Reverend Anthony Richter »
Published Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018
Reverend Anthony Richter appointed Pastor of Guardian Angels Parish, Clawson, effective November 26, 2018.  
Reverend Gregory Piatt »
Published Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018
Reverend Gregory Piatt appointed Administrator of St. John XXIII Parish, Redford, effective December 2, 2018.  Father Piatt is currently serving as Associate Pastor of St. John XXIII Parish, Redford.