St. Philomena Parish and Church (Detroit)

From The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop | Issued November 11, 2018

On November 6, 2018, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued two decrees.  The first decree brings about the cessation of Saint Philomena Parish, with merging the Saint Philomena Parish territory into Saint Matthew, Saint Clare of Montefalco, and Saint Paul Parishes.  The second decree relegates to secular use Saint Philomena Church.  Both decisions take effective on November 26, 2018.  For two weekends, that is until November 18, the aforementioned decrees will be placed at the entrance of St. Philomena Church, as well as in the parish churches that will assume the St. Philomena Parish territory.  A certified copy of these decrees may be obtained from the St. Clare of Montefalco Parish office upon request.  For additional information and assistance in understanding the details of this announcement, you may contact the Office of the Chancellor at