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Reverend Theodore D’Cunha

Reverend Theodore D’Cunha, S.A.C., with the concurrence of his Superior, Reverend Pedro Camilo Simoes, S.A.C., Provincial, appointed Pastor of St. Ignatius Parish, Grand Cayman, effective July 1, 2019.  Fr. D’Cunha is currently serving as Pastor of St. Priscilla Parish, Livonia.

Reverend Suresh Rajaian

Reverend Suresh Rajaian, S.A.C., with the concurrence of his Superior, Reverend Pedro Camilo Simoes, S.A.C., Provincial, appointed Pastor of St. Pius X Parish, Southgate, effective July 1, 2019.  Fr. Rajaian is currently serving as Pastor of St. Ignatius Parish, Grand Cayman. 

Archdiocese to hold Rosary service, Mass Wednesday in Detroit for victims of Easter violence in Sri Lanka

In sadness and solidarity with those killed and injured during the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday, the Archdiocese of Detroit will hold a Rosary service at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 24 followed by Holy Mass at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 1234 Washington Boulevard in Detroit. All are welcome to attend.

Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit Donald Hanchon will serve as main celebrant of the Mass, and will offer prayers for those killed and injured, their families, for all those affected, and for an end to such devastating violence in our world.

Ahead of the service, Archbishop of Detroit Allen Vigneron prayed for religious tolerance worldwide and looked to the promise of Christ’s Resurrection for comfort.

“We continue to pray for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, for the repose of the souls lost, healing for the wounded and comfort for all those affected by this horrific violence,” he said. “I find myself too often responding to acts of hate with calls for unity, but today I once again pray that we may make the world a place of tolerance and acceptance of people of all religions.

“It is with sorrow and shared grief, but eyes fixed on Jesus and hearts full of hope in the power of the Resurrection, that we pray for healing and peace for the people of Sri Lanka.”

St. Aloysius is one block north of Michigan Avenue and the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. News media are welcome to cover the Rosary service and Mass. For media inquiries and/or to make coverage arrangements, please call Holly Fournier at (313) 237-5802 or e-mail [email protected]

Reverend Mr. Derik Peterman

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.

Reverend Pathrose Panuvel

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 Gregory Deters

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 Gregory Deters

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 Bryan Shackett

Reverend Bryan Shackett appointed Associate Pastor of St. Thecla Parish, Clinton Township, effective August 1, 2019.  Fr. Shackett is currently serving as Associate Pastor of St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Roseville.

Reverend Bryan Shackett

Reverend Bryan Shackett appointed Temporary Associate Pastor of St. Lawrence Parish, Utica, effective June 1, 2019 through July 30, 2019.  Fr. Shackett is currently serving as Associate Pastor of St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Roseville.

Reverend Aaron DePeyster

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.