News Releases

Reverend Marko Djonovic »
Published Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019
Reverend Marko Djonovic appointed Administrator of St. Moses the Black Parish, Detroit, effective July 1, 2019.  Father Dj
Reverend James Bilot »
Published Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019
Reverend James Bilot appointed Pastor of St. Paul on the Lake Parish, Grosse Pointe Farms, effective July 1, 2019. Father Bilot
Reverend Athanasius Fornwalt FHS »
Published Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019
Reverend Athanasius Fornwalt, FHS appointed Administrator of St. Mary of Redford Parish, Detroit, effective July 1, 2019. 
Regarding laicization of Theodore McCarrick »
Published Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019
In response to the Holy See’s announcement that Theodore McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington, has been dismissed from the clerical state, Archbishop Vigneron joined the USCCB in affirming that no one is exempt from being held accountable for their actions.
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.