Official Announcements

Appointments

Reverend Anthony Camilleri  »
4/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Anthony Camilleri appointed Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Plymouth, effective July 1, 2019.  Fr. Camilleri is currently serving as Associate Pastor of St. Michael Parish, Livonia.
Reverend Aaron DePeyster »
4/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Aaron DePeyster will be ministering in the Diocese of Santa Rosa, California, for a period of time yet to be determined, effective July 1, 2019.  Fr. DePeyster is currently serving as Associate Pastor of St. Alphonsus – St. Clement Parish, Dearborn.
Reverend Gregory Deters »
4/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Gregory Deters appointed Temporary Associate Pastor of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Lake Orion, effective June 1, 2019 through July 30, 2019. Fr. Deters is currently serving as Associate Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, South Lyon.
Reverend Gregory Deters  »
4/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Gregory Deters appointed Associate Pastor of St. Alphonsus – St. Clement Parish, Dearborn, effective August 1, 2019. Fr. Deters is currently serving as Associate Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, South Lyon.
Reverend Dominic Macioce »
4/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Dominic Macioce appointed Associate Pastor of St. Hugo of the Hills Parish, Bloomfield Hills, effective July 1, 2019. Fr. Macioce is currently serving as Associate Pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Allen Park.
Reverend Louis LaPeyre »
4/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Louis LaPeyre appointed Associate Pastor of Our Lady on the River Parish, Marine City, effective July 1, 2019. Fr. LaPeyre is currently serving as Associate Pastor of St. Mary Queen of Creation Parish, New Baltimore.
Reverend Mr. John McKenzie »
4/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Mr. John McKenzie to be appointed Associate Pastor of National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica Parish, Royal Oak, effective July 1, 2019.  Deacon McKenzie will be ordained to the priesthood on June 8, 2019.
Reverend Mr. Adam Nowak »
4/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Mr. Adam Nowak to be appointed Associate Pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Allen Park, effective July 1, 2019.  Deacon Nowak will be ordained to the priesthood on June 8, 2019.
Reverend Pathrose Panuvel »
4/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Pathrose Panuvel, with the concurrence of Bishop Philipos Mar Stephanos Thottathil, appointed Associate Pastor of St. Michael Parish, Livonia, effective July 1, 2019, in addition to his continuing responsibilities to the Malankara Catholic community.
Reverend Mr. Derik Peterman »
4/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
Reverend Mr. Derik Peterman to be appointed Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Farmington, effective July 1, 2019.  Deacon Peterman will be ordained to the priesthood on June 8, 2019.

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Notices

St. Philomena Parish and Church (Detroit) »
11/11/2018 10:00:00 AM
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.

Good Shepherd (Oratory) Chapel, Detroit »
5/14/2018 12:00:00 AM
On May 14, 2018, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree relegating Good Shepherd (Oratory) Chapel to secular use, which means that its closure is now permanent.

Special Collection for Hurricane Relief »
9/7/2017 4:41:00 PM
At the request of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Vigneron has asked all parishes to consider taking up a special collection at Masses on the weekend of September 16 and 17 to support relief efforts. Funds given through this collection will support the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities USA, providing pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted communities.
College of Consultors Statutes »
6/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

On June 7, 2017, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree promulgating new Statutes for the College of Consultors pursuant to canon 502 of the Code of Canon Law.  For additional information and assistance in understanding the details of this announcement, you may contact the Office of the Chancellor at chancellor@aod.org.

Reverend Philomen Okoh »
10/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Reverend Philomen Okoh, now a priest of the Archdiocese of Oniteke, Nigeria (formerly a member of the Congregation of the Missions) has been serving on the chaplaincy staff at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak without the permission or authorization of the Archbishop of Detroit. Initially he had that permission but it was later withdrawn. Father Okoh has been directed to leave the Archdiocese of Detroit on several occasions in the past but has refused to do so.

Parish changes

Saint John Bosco and Saint Robert Bellarmine Parishes, Redford »
5/29/2018 12:00:00 AM
On May 29, 2018, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree merging Saint John Bosco and Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish communities into a new parish community that will be called Saint John XXIII Parish effective July 2, 2018.
Holy Family (Inskter) and Saint Mary (Wayne) Parishes »
5/9/2018 12:00:00 AM
On May 9, 2018, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued two decrees. The first decree brings about the cessation of Holy Family Parish, merging the territory of care into that of Saint Mary Parish. 
St. Philip Neri Church, Columbus  »
12/30/2017 9:14:00 AM

On November 9, 2017, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree that relegates to profane use but not sordid use the Saint Philip Neri Church building in Columbus, Michigan.

All Saints and Saint Gabriel Parishes, Detroit »
11/26/2017 12:00:00 AM
Concerning the merger of All Saints and Saint Gabriel parish communities and relegation of All Saints Church to profane use.
St. Leo Church - Detroit »
5/28/2017 12:00:00 AM

On May 19, 2017, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree that relegates to profane use but not sordid use the Saint Leo Church building in Detroit.

NeoCatechumenal Way - Missio ad gentes in the Archdiocese of Detroit »
5/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

On March 2, 2017, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree establishing a Missio ad gentes of the NeoCatechumenal Way for the Archdiocese of Detroit.

St. Mel Parish - Dearborn Heights, MI »
5/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

On April 5, 2017, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued two decrees. The first decree brings the cessation of St. Mel Parish, reditributing the territory to St. Linus, Saint Thomas the Apostle and Saint Mary Cause of Our Joy Parish.  A second relegates to profane use the St. Mel Church Building.

St. Sabina and Our Lady of Grace Parishes, Dearborn Heights »
3/18/2017 12:00:00 AM

On March 3, 2017, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued two decrees. The first decree merges Saint Sabina and Our Lady of Grace Parishes into a new parish that will be called Saint Sabina Parish. A second relegates to profane use Our Lady of Grace Church.

St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish – Sacred Heart Church, Roseville »
11/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

On October 17, 2016, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree that relegated to profane use Sacred Heart effective January 23, 2017.

St. Joseph Oratory Parish, Detroit »
10/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

On October 7, 2016, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree that erected a personal quasi-parish effective October 15, 2016 for those who desire stable and comprehensive pastoral care through the extraordinary form of Holy Mass.

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Major announcements

Academy of Sacred Music »
1/25/2019 12:00:00 AM

On December 5, 2018, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree establishing the Academy of Sacred Music for the Archdiocese of Detroit to promote the continued use and advancement of sacred music within the liturgy and in the spiritual lives of Catholics of the Archdiocese of Detroit in accord with the Vatican II Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium, para. 46.  For additional information and assistance in understanding the details of this announcement, you may contact the Office of the Chancellor at chancellor@aod.org.

USCCB Ethical and Religious Directives »
1/25/2019 12:00:00 AM

On January 10,2019, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree effecting the necessary observance of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Ethical and Religious Directors for Catholic Health Care Services dated 17 November 2009 (fifth edition) in the Archdiocese of Detroit so as to uphold the ethical standards of behavior in health care that flow from the Church’s teaching about the dignity of the human person and to provide authoritative guidance on certain moral issues that face Catholic health care.  For additional information and assistance in understanding the details of this announcement, you may contact the Office of the Chancellor at chancellor@aod.org.

Norms for Priestly Support and Compensation »
12/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

On November 17, 2014, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree titled “Norms for Priestly Support and Compensation,” which defines decent support, remuneration, and social assistance for priests incardinated in the Archdiocese of Detroit, pursuant to the Code of Canon Law (canons 274, 281, and 384).  These norms take force on January 2, 2015.  For additional information and assistance in understanding the details of this decree, you may contact the Office of the Chancellor at chancellor@aod.org.


Changes to Parish Finance Council Statutes »
5/9/2014 12:00:00 AM
On March 14, 2014, Archbishop Allen Vigneron issued a decree authorizing changes to the Statutes for Parish Finance Councils that now bears revision date of October 2013 (rev. 10/13) ); the prior edition being abrogated by this decree and replaced by the revisions bearing revision date of October 2013. To provide parishes the necessary time to align current practices with the Statutes, in accord with canon 8§2 of the Code of Canon Law, these Statutes will become binding on July 1, 2014.

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