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Reverend Matthew Ellis

Reverend Matthew Ellis appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Isidore Parish, Macomb Township, effective May 1, 2019.  Father Ellis is currently serving as Parochial Vicar of St. Lawrence Parish, Utica.

Reverend Thomas Lumpkin

Reverend Thomas Lumpkin granted Senior Status, effective September 30, 2019.  Father Lumpkin is currently serving as Chaplain at Day House, Detroit and Manna Community, Detroit.

Reverend Patrick Gonyeau

Reverend Patrick Gonyeau appointed Administrator of Corpus Christi Parish, Detroit, effective July 1, 2019.  Father Gonyeau is currently serving as Parochial Vicar of Corpus Christi Parish, Detroit.

Reverend Edward Zaorski

Reverend Edward Zaorski appointed Pastor of St. James Parish, Novi, effective July 1, 2019.  Father Zaorski is currently serving as Pastor of SS. Andrew and Benedict Parish, Detroit and St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Melvindale.

Reverend Shafique Masih

Reverend Shafique Masih appointed Pastor of St. Mary, Cause of Our Joy Parish, Westland, effective July 1, 2019.  Father Masih is currently serving as Pastor of St. Jude Parish, Detroit.

Reverend Andrew Czarnecki

Reverend Andrew Czarnecki appointed Pastor of St. Louise de Marillac Parish, Warren, effective July 1, 2019.  Father Czarnecki is currently serving as Pastor of Our Lady of the Woods Parish, Woodhaven. 

Reverend Robert Johnson, SVD

Reverend Robert Johnson, SVD, in concurrence with his Superior, Reverend Quang Duc Dinh, SVD, appointed Administrator of Our Lady of the Woods Parish, Woodhaven, effective July 1, 2019. Father Johnson is currently serving as Retreat Director at Miramar Retreat Center, Duxbury, Massachusetts. 

Monsignor John Kasza

Monsignor John Kasza appointed Pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, Shelby Township, effective July 1, 2019. Monsignor Kasza is currently serving as Pastor of St. James Parish, Novi. 

Archbishop Allen Vigneron statement on the shootings at New Zealand mosques

The Department of Communications shares the following statement from Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, in response to the March 15 shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand:

On behalf of the all of the Catholic faithful of southeast Michigan, I offer prayers and condolences to the Muslim community throughout the world, especially in New Zealand, as they mourn the horrific violence that unfolded Friday in two houses of worship. We pledge a renewed commitment in our society to building a solid foundation of justice and solidarity, respecting the rights and dignity of all persons.