2014

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.

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.
Reverend Charles Fontana appointment effective February 21 »
Published Monday, Mar. 10, 2014

Reverend Charles Fontana, granted senior priest status, effective February 21. Father Fontana has been serving as pastor at St. Clement Parish, Dearborn.

Reverend Nicholas Zukowski appointment effective July 1 »
Published Monday, Mar. 10, 2014

Reverend Nicholas Zukowski, appointed pastor, St. Martin de Porres Parish, Warren effective July 1. Father Zukowski currently serves as pastor at St. Mary Queen of Creation Parish, New Baltimore.

Reverend Hoang Lam appointment effective July 1 »
Published Monday, Mar. 10, 2014

Reverend Hoang Lam, appointed administrator, St. Roch Parish, Flat Rock effective July 1. Father Lam currently serves as associate pastor at St. Joan of Arc Parish, St. Clair Shores.

Reverend Linus Kinyua appointment effective April 1 »
Published Monday, Mar. 10, 2014

Reverend Linus Kinyua, appointed administrator, St. Clement Parish, Dearborn effective April 1. Father Kinyua currently serves as associate pastor at St. Vincent Pallotti Parish, Wyandotte.

Reverend Roman Pasieczny appointment effective July 1 »
Published Monday, Mar. 10, 2014

Reverend Roman Pasieczny, appointed pastor, St. Lawrence Parish, Utica effective July 1. Father Pasieczny currently serves as pastor at St. Martin de Porres Parish, Warren.

Regarding Father Timothy Kane »
Published Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

The Wayne County Prosecutor announced a warrant charging Father Timothy Kane, who had been serving as associate pastor of St. Moses the Black Parish in Detroit (formerly Church of the Madonna, St. Benedict and St. Gregory the Great parishes), with six felony counts related to defrauding an Archdiocesan inner-city charitable program known as the Angel Fund. Effective last week, Father Kane, 57, was removed from ministry related to these charges.

Fr Robert Fisher Named New Pastor of National Shrine »
Published Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron has appointed Father Robert Fisher as the new pastor of National Shrine of the Little Flower Parish in Royal Oak. Father Fisher has been pastor of St. Lawrence Parish in Utica since 2003. His appointment will take effect on March 22. Father Fisher succeeds Msgr. William Easton, who passed away on December 29, 2013, several days after an apparent heart attack.