Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron ordained the Most Rev. Donald F. Hanchon auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit on May 5, 2011. Bishop Hanchon had served as pastor of Most Holy Redeemer Parish in southwest Detroit since 1999.

Bishop Hanchon, born in Jackson, Mich., was ordained a priest in Detroit on Oct. 19, 1974. He studied Hispanic culture in Mexico and San Antonio during the 1980s. Since that time, Bishop Hanchon has served as pastor of a number of parishes in Detroit’s Hispanic community.

In September 2009, Bishop Hanchon was named episcopal vicar and regional moderator of the Central Region, which includes Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park.

  • Born: Oct. 9, 1947 (Jackson, Michigan)
  • Ordained Priest: Oct. 19, 1974
  • Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit and Titular Bishop of Orreomargo: March 22, 2011
  • Ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit: May 5, 2011
  • Retired: March 3, 2023