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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.

Regarding the Archdiocese of Detroit's List of Clergy Credibly Accused of Abuse

The Archdiocese of Detroit was made aware today of concerns over the names of religious order priests not included on its list of clergy credibly accused of abuse.

As a result of these concerns, the archdiocese will carefully re-examine each name on our current list as well as the source information provided by the religious orders. If we discover any oversight on our part, it will be corrected immediately.

The Detroit archdiocese welcomes any assistance and updates from members of the community in our efforts to keep our information updated and accurate.

For information on how the archdiocese works to prevent and respond to sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults, please visit