Sunday, January 6, 2013
Bishop Anderson, a former resident of Dearborn, died Jan. 1.
Sunday, January 6
Bishop Moses Anderson, who lived in Dearborn for several years before moving to Livonia in 2009, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, at age 84. The following article about Bishop Anderson is excerpted from a story in Best Dearborn Stories: Voices From Henry Ford’s Home Town, Volume II, published last November by the Museum Guild of Dearborn. David L. Good is chair of the Dearborn Historical Commission. Every street has its characters—odd or otherwise memorable—who in turn give neighborhoods their character. Our block of North Waverly near Cherry Hill had its quota, though there is one whom we’ll always remember with special fondness, partly because he never tried to make us go to his church. I don’t really want to demean him by calling him a character, …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The Archdiocese of Detroit has placed the Rev. Peter Petroske of Sacred Heart Parish on administrative leave after he was arrested on misdemeanor charges of drunken driving and indecent exposure.
DETRIOT, MI -- The Archdiocese of Detroit has suspended a local priest following his arrest on drunken driving and indecent exposure charges. The Rev. Peter Petroske, a priest at Sacred Heart Parish in Dearborn, was placed on administrative leave on Monday, according to a statement from the archdiocese. Dearborn police arrested Petroske on Thursday, Aug. 2, for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and indecent exposure, the archdiocese said. He was alone in his vehicle. According to the Detroit News, the Archdiocese confirmed that Petroske was naked when police pulled him over. The 57-year-old priest will not be allowed on church or school premises during his suspension. Officials of the archdiocese said they learned of the …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The Archdiocese of Detroit contest challenged students to draw saints, and three kids received high honors.
Name: Henry Bierman, Julia Kirby and Elisa Sikora Age: 13, 13 and 9 School: Sacred Heart Catholic School Accomplishment: The three students–Bierman and Kirby are in the eighth grade and Sikora is in the fourth–received awards for creativity in an art contest organized and judged by members of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, or PIME. The mission is headquartered in Detroit. The contest was organized by the Archdiocese of Detroit. This year’s theme for the contest was to create a depiction of Fr. Clement Vismara, who from 1923 to 1988 carried out missions with a special interest in helping children in what is now known as Myanmar. Vismara was beatified in the Catholic Church in June; PIME held a celebration Oct. 23 at its …
Friday, December 2, 2011
No Dearborn parishes are slated for closure, but Archdiocesan Pastoral Council recommends some consolidations with Dearborn Heights churches.
The Archdiocese of Detroit Wednesday released tentative recommendations for the closing or merging of some area parishes based on the findings of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council. Although no Dearborn parishes are scheduled to close in the near future, there are recommendations for consolidation between the parishes, especially if pastors retire or are reassigned and a replacement is not available. Parish planning groups, made up of mostly lay people, submitted their findings to Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron. According to a story in the Detroit News, the recommendations for the Metro Detroit area’s 270 parishes include: “Nine parishes would close within five years. 60 parishes would merge down to 21, resulting in 39 fewer parishes. …