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Clergy and Consecrated Life

  • Convocation for Priests and Deacons
  • Pastoral Care, Human and Spiritual Formation for Priests and Religious
  • Delegate for Religious
  • Pastoral Care of Permanent Deacons
  • Clergy Immigration Legal Services

Communications

  • AOD.org website
  • Catholic Television Network of Detroit (CTND)
  • Detroit Catholic website
  • Graphic design
  • In-house print shop
  • Internal/External messaging
  • Media relations
  • Photography
  • Podcasting
  • Social media
  • Unleash the Gospel website
  • Unleash the Gospel magazine
  • Videography

Development and Stewardship

  • Archdiocese of Detroit Endowment Foundation support     
  • Catholic Services Appeal administration
  • Parish Capital Campaign consultation 
  • Parish Stewardship Commissions and committees
  • Parish stewardship presentations
  • Personal finances small group discussion
  • Sacred Heart Major Seminary
  • Scholarship Fund administration 
  • Special In-Pew collections 

Evangelization, Catechesis and Schools

  • Black Catholic Ministries
  • Catechetical Programming and Formation
  • Catholic Schools
  • Evangelization
  • Health, Athletics, Physical Education and Safety
  • Hispanic Ministries
    • Archdiocesan Mass of Our Lady of Guadalupe
    • Hispanic Men’s Conference
    • Hispanic Women’s Conference
    • Hispanic Youth Conference
    • School of Evangelization “San Andrés”
  • Marriage and Family Life
  • Ministerial Certification
    • Catechists
    • Christian service coordinators
    • Cultural competency formation
    • Curriculum development
    • Directors of religious education
    • High School theology teachers 
    • Liturgical musicians
    • RCIA catechists and coordinators
    • Youth ministers
  • Natural Family Planning
  • Parish events, workshops, training, and formation
    • Project Rachel
    • Pro-Life
    • School Outreach Fund grants
    • Youth Ministries
    • Young Adults and Campus Ministries

Metropolitan Tribunal

  • Investigates matrimonial validity
    • Declarations of nullity
    • Privileges (Pauline & Petrine)
  • Canonical matters
    • Answers questions from general public
    • Parish presentations
  • Resource for parish staffs
  • Conducts special educational sessions
    • For seminarians
    • For DREs and RCIA Coordinators
    • For parish sacramental record keepers

National Collections

  • Black and Indian Missions
  • Catholic Communications Campaign
  • Catholic Home Missions
  • Catholic University of America
  • Church in Latin America
  • Holy Land

Parish Life and Services

  • Administration of Parish Grants
    • Black and Native evangelization grants 
    • Local Rice Bowl grants
    • National Catholic Campaign for Human Development local grants
    • Parish Empowerment Fund grants and scholarships
    • Southwest Vicariate Ministry Fund Grants
  • Archdiocesan Pastoral Council
  • Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) liaison
  • Christian Service and Health Care Ministries
    • Annual Day of Mercy service opportunities
    • Certification Committee (Collaboration with Evangelization, Catechesis and Schools)
    • Christian Service Coordinator’s Association training and enrichment
    • Models to address diverse gifts and socio-economic status
    • Parish Christian Service Commissions and committees
    • Parish Nurse formation and resources
    • St. John’s Deaf Center and live-streamed ASL weekly Mass
  • Ecumenical / Interfaith Relations
  • Native American Ministries
  • Parish Empowerment Fund grants and scholarships
  • Pastoral Planning & Leadership Services
    • Amazing Parish resources and workshops  
    • Conflict mediation
    • Coordination of Regional Moderator meetings
    • Development of Parish Norms and Standards for Healthy Organizations
    • Leadership Teams and Coaching Teams, training and resources
    • Parish Pastoral Councils and Commissions and new parish structures
    • Pastor transitions for new assignments
    • Strategic Planning
      • Mapping and surveys
      • Parish and school profiles
      • Research, demographics and statistics
    • Transition Management models and resources
    • Vicariate Pastoral Councils
  • Christian Worship
    • Archdiocesan Worship Commission
    • Electronic newsletters
      • Music update
      • Worship News
    • Formation for
      • Choirs, cantors, and choir directors
      • Liturgical ministers
      • Process for RCIA directors/catechists to receive delegation for the Minor Rites
      • RCIA teams
    • Intercessory Prayer Team training, formation, and resources
    • Liturgical calendar advisories
    • Liturgical celebrations for clustering, merging, and closing parishes
    • Liturgical research, resources, and consultation for
      • All parishes
      • Church buildings and renovations
    • Music Ministries
      • Archdiocesan Chorus
      • Cathedral Cultural Series
      • Certification (Collaboration with Evangelization, Catechesis and Schools)
      • Music Ministries at Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament 
      • Music Ministries at St. John’s
      • Planning for Archdiocesan liturgies
    • New models for transformational Sunday Experience
    • Neophyte gatherings with Auxiliary Bishops
    • Preservation of sacred objects
    • Rite of Election
    • Seasonal Reconciliation Services
    • Weekly Mass for Shut-ins

Priestly Vocations

  • Discernment retreat featuring Archbishop Vigneron
  • Discernment overnights
  • Discernment weekends
  • Evening Prayer and Vocation Dinner with Archbishop Vigneron
  • Junior High Vocation Awareness Days
  • Monthly Masses (57 +) offered for vocations
  • Outreach to parishes and schools
  • Regional “Cultivating the Call” gathering
  • Regional Vocations Promoters
  • Support for Archdiocese of Detroit seminarians
  • Vocations literature, brochures, and prayer cards

Sacred Heart Major Seminary

  • Candidates for the priesthood
  • Candidates for the permanent diaconate
  • Lay Ecclesial Ministers
  • Leadership Development