2017

Reverend Louis Lapeyre »
Published Monday, May. 8, 2017
Reverend Louis Lapeyre appointed Associate Pastor of St. Mary Queen of Creation Parish, New Baltimore, effective July 1.  Father Lapeyre has been serving as Associate Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Monroe.
Reverend John Fletcher, CC »
Published Monday, May. 8, 2017
Reverend John Fletcher, CC appointed Chaplain to the Newman Center at Wayne State University, effective July 1.  Father Fletcher has been serving as the Associate Chaplain. 
Reverend Jeff Allan »
Published Monday, May. 8, 2017
Reverend Jeff Allan appointed Associate Pastor of St. Michael Parish, Livonia, effective July 1.  Father Allan has been serving as Associate Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, Port Huron.
Pope Francis Announces Father Solanus Casey of Detroit to Be Beatified By the Roman Catholic Church »
Published Thursday, May. 4, 2017

DETROIT, MI (4 May 2017) – Pope Francis announced today that Father Solanus Casey, a member of the Capuchin Franciscan Order of St. Joseph in Detroit and one of the co-founders of the city’s Capuchin Soup Kitchen, has passed the rigorous test assigned to the process of Sainthood, by being elevated from Venerable to Blessed by the Roman Catholic Church. In his statement this morning, Pope Francis announced that Fr. Solanus Casey had the necessary documentation of healings attributed to his intercession, what the Church would consider a miracle, approved by a panel of doctors and theologians.  The Congregation for the Causes of Saints brought their recommendation to the Holy Father on April 25, 2017 that Venerable Fr. Solanus Casey be advanced to “Blessed” – which is the final step before Canonization as a Saint in the Catholic Church.

May 4 - AOD and Capuchins to hold press conference following Vatican announcement on Fr Solanus Casey »
Published Thursday, May. 4, 2017

The Archdiocese of Detroit and the Capuchin Franciscan Order in Detroit will host a press conference today to give official statements following a momentous announcement made by Pope Francis earlier today in Rome. At 10:30 this morning in Rome, the Holy Father Pope Francis received in audience His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect for the Congregation of the Causes of Saints. During this audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the following decree regarding a miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Solanus Casey, professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchins; born November 25, 1870 and died July 31, 1957.

Reverend Sean Bonner »
Published Friday, Apr. 28, 2017
Reverend Sean Bonner appointed associate pastor of St. Mary Parish, Wayne; St. Richard Parish, Westland; and Holy Family Parish, Inkster, effective July 1. Father Bonner has been serving as associate pastor of Holy Family Parish, Memphis
Transitional Deacon Craig Marion »
Published Monday, Apr. 24, 2017
Transitional Deacon Craig Marion to be appointed associate pastor of St. Paul on the Lake Parish, Grosse Pointe Farms, effective July 1. Deacon Marion will be ordained to the priesthood on June 3. 
Transitional Deacon James Houbeck »
Published Monday, Apr. 24, 2017
Transitional Deacon James Houbeck appointed deacon at Holy Family Parish, Novi, effective July 1. Deacon Houbeck was ordained to the transitional diaconate on April 22.
Transitional Deacon Matthew Hood »
Published Monday, Apr. 24, 2017
Transitional Deacon Matthew Hood to be appointed associate pastor of Divine Child Parish, Dearborn, effective July 1. Deacon Hood will be ordained to the priesthood on June 3.
Transitional Deacon Grayson Heenan »
Published Monday, Apr. 24, 2017
Transitional Deacon Grayson Heenan to be appointed associate pastor of Most Holy Trinity Parish, Detroit and Ste. Anne Parish, Detroit, effective July 1 through September 15. Effective September 16 he will be appointed to graduate studies