Development - Mission Advancement
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations
Maps & Demographics
Marriage & Family
Natural Family Planning
Parish Care and Sustainability
Prayer and Intercession Teams
Sharing the Light
- Archdiocesan Finances
- Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
- Catholic Cemeteries
- Catholic Foundation of Michigan
- Catholic Services Appeal
- Changing Lives Together
- Clergy Sexual Abuse
- John Paul II Center
- Loan Deposit Program
- Mooney Real Estate Holding Company and Parish Incorporations
- Parish Finances
- Parishioner Data Management and Privacy
- Priests' Pension Plan
- Protecting God's Children
- Stewards for Tomorrow/Archdiocese of Detroit Endowment Foundation
- St. John's Plymouth
- Synod 16
- Unleash the Gospel
- Compartiendo la Luz
Who were the members of Synod 16?
Canon 463,certain individuals are to be called to a diocesan synod as members and are obliged to participate in the synod. To fulfill these obligations, Archbishop Vigneron extended invitations to be a member of Synod 16 to:
- Auxiliary bishops, vicars general, episcopal vicars, judicial vicar, Presbyterial (priest) Council members, rectors of Sacred Heart Major Seminary and SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, and the 16 vicars.
- Lay members from parishes throughout the archdiocese.
- One priest from each of the 16 vicariates, elected by their brother priests.
- Superiors from religious institutes and societies of apostolic life who have a house in the archdiocese and have actively participated in the annual dialogue with Archbishop Vigneron. The Superior or his/her delegate could accept the invitation to be a member of Synod 16
- The 16 vicariate representative members of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council.
- Members of the Lay Ecclesial Minister (LEM) Committee from each of the four regions of the archdiocese.
- Three permanent deacons from each of the four regions of the archdiocese were elected by their brother deacons for a total of 12
- People involved with Catholic schools, youth and young adult ministries, various lay movements, special communities and distinct ministries.
Specific people were invited to serve as expert advisors and facilitators; these were non-voting attendees serving a passive role at Synod 16.