Regarding Fr. Louis Grandpre...

Sep 17, 2013
For more information contact:
Joe Kohn, Director of Public Relations

Father Louis Grandpre Fr. Louis Grandpre, 79, a senior (retired) priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, has been restricted from all public ministry as the result of an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor dating back to the early years of his service in the Detroit archdiocese.  

Civil authorities have been notified.  The Archdiocesan Review Board has deemed the allegation substantive.

Archdiocesan policies and procedures regarding these matters are available online at the Protecting Children page on  To inform the archdiocese of complaints involving sexual abuse of minors by clergy or church personnel and/or speak to the Victim Assistance Coordinator contact: 866-343-8055.

Biographical information

Education: Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit

                   University of Detroit, Detroit

                   Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

                   St. John Provincial Seminary, Plymouth

                   Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

1961   Ordained

1961   Associate Pastor, Epiphany Parish, Detroit

1965   Weekend Assistant, St. Alphonsus Parish, Dearborn

1965   Faculty, Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit

1966   Weekend Assistant, St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish, Algonac

1971   Weekend Assistant, St. Ives Parish, Southfield

1974   Pastor, St. Ives Parish, Southfield

1990   Pastor, St. Paul of Tarsus Parish, Clinton Township

2003   Senior Priest Status

2013   Administrative Leave of Absence

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