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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 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 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.

Reverend Dominic Macioce

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 Anthony Camilleri

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 Mr. Mark Tibai

Reverend Mr. Mark Tibai appointed to full-time diaconal ministry at St. Mary Parish, Royal Oak, effective June 1, 2019.  Deacon Tibai was ordained a Transitional Deacon on April 13, 2019.

Reverend Mr. Adam Nowak

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 Mr. John McKenzie

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 Louis LaPeyre

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.

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s statement regarding National Catholic Reporter interview with Bishop Emeritus Gumbleton

In response to recent interview comments from Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Thomas Gumbleton, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron offers the following statement to clarify the demands the Gospel makes about the path to salvation for people that experience same sex attraction.

Bishop Gumbleton has offered his private opinions on this topic, which are not a reliable guide to the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church. In her teaching, the Church presents the mind of Christ himself. It is this light that must guide how we live as God’s daughters and sons. The authentic doctrine about the topic of Bishop Gumbleton’s interview is found clearly expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

“Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that ‘homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.’ They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved” (n. 2357).

Importantly, men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies “must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided” (2358).

When done culpably these disordered acts are sinful and rupture one’s relationship with God. Separation from God is the worst of all evils that can befall any man or woman. The Church and her pastors are committed to accompanying all those tempted with same sex attraction on their journey toward living chastely according to the challenge of faithful Christian discipleship.