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parishes presently exist in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit. Based on the

Together in Faith strategic pastoral planning, released February 20, 2012, here is a breakdown of

plans for these parishes: l

2 parishes are planned to close in, or as early as,

2012. See Attachment A-1

8 parishes are planned to merge into 4 parishes by the

end of 2012. Because some of these parishes may retain more than one worship site, this may result in between 1 and 4 fewer worship sites. See Attachment A-2

6 parishes will submit acceptable debt repayment plans by June 2012 or may have to close or merge with a neighboring parish. See Attachment A-3

23 parishes are planned to merge into 11 parishes

by the end of 2013. Because some of these parishes may retain more than one worship site, this will result in between 0 and 12 fewer worship sites. See Attachment A-4

7 parishes are planned to merge into three parishes

between 2014 and 2016. Because some of these parishes may retain more than one worship site, this will result in between 0 and 4 fewer worship sites. See Attachment A-5

7 parishes have plans that do not fit into any of the

above categories. See attachment A-6

Knowing the Difference:

Parish vs. Church

A parish closing or merging does not necessarily mean a church building will be closed. The term “parish” refers to a community of the faithful with a priest pastor, a single parish council and parish finance council. A parish may use more than one church building in which to worship and house its ministerial programs including Christian service and outreach. For example, Our Lady on the River Parish in Saint Clair County is one parish that uses three worship sites (i.e. two church buildings and one chapel), in addition to having a grade school and a high school on one of its campuses.

Other Key Definitions

Cluster: Two or more parishes that share a single pastor, but maintain independent finances and have separate parish councils. Sometimes cluster parishes share administrative resources and personnel (e.g. bookkeepers, grounds keepers, catechists, etc.). Also used as a verb, e.g. “St. Mary and St. Joseph will make plans to cluster in 2014.”

Merger: Two parishes coming together to form

a single parish with a single pastor, combining

both their finances and parish councils. Oftentimes, when parishes merge, they take on

a new name and begin as a new parish. Fewer worship sites may result.

Closure: The closing of a parish. The territorial boundaries of the closed parish, if any, are redrawn upon closure.

214 parishes by the end of 2012 will submit a plan to cluster, merge or more closely collaborate

with another parish. Please note: This does not indicate that the parish will cluster or merge in the near-term or by any date certain; rather, these parishes should have a plan to cluster or merge in the event that a pastor is not available or the parish encounters financial deficits. See attachment B.

ATTACHMENT A

1 These 2 parishes are planned to close in/as early as 2012, resulting in 2 fewer worship sites:

Our Lady Queen of Peace in Harper Woods (note: the church building will be for sale as of June 30, 2012; parish activities will continue at the site until the sale is made).

St. Donald Parish in Roseville

2 These 8 parishes are planned to merge into four parishes accordingly by the end of 2012:

St. Clement and St. Teresa of Avila, both in Warren, will merge, and consider using a single worship site. In addition, each parish will submit an acceptable debt repayment plan to be approved by the Archdiocese of Detroit by June 30, 2012.

St. Francis Xavier in Ecorse will merge with Our Lady of Lourdes in River Rouge*

St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth in Wyandotte will merge, eliminating one worship site.

St. Genevieve and St. Maurice in Livonia will merge.*

3 These 6 parishes will submit acceptable debt repayment plans to be approved by the Archdiocese of Detroit by June 30, 2012 or may have to close or merge with a neighboring parish:

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Grotto) in Detroit

SS. Simon and Jude in Westland

St. Alexander in Farmington Hills

St. Clare of Assisi in Farmington Hills

St. Florian in Hamtramck

St. Mel in Dearborn Heights

4 These 23 parishes are planned to merge into 11 parishes accordingly by the end of 2013:

Our Lady Queen of Angels and St. Stephen-Mary Mother of the Church, both in Detroit, will develop a plan to merge.*

St. Alphonsus in Deaborn, St. Clement in Dearborn, St. Barbara in Dearborn and St. Cunegunda in Detroit will develop a plan to merge, expecting to use multiple worship sites.

St. Anthony Lithuanian in Detroit and Divine Providence Lithuanian in Southfield will develop a plan to merge.*

St. Francis D’Assisi and St. Hedwig parishes, both in Detroit, will develop a plan to merge.*

St. Irene in Dundee and St. Joseph in Ida will develop a plan to merge.*

St. Joseph in Maybee and St. Patrick in Carleton will develop a plan to merge.*

St. Joseph and St. Martha, both in Dearborn, will develop a plan to merge.*

St. Leo and St. Cecilia, both in Detroit, will develop a plan to merge and consider use of buildings to maintain their outreach services.*

St. Mary in Rockwood and St. Victor in Gibraltar will develop a plan to merge.*

St. Mary of Redford and St. Luke, both in Detroit, will develop a plan to merge and consider use of buildings to maintain their outreach services.*

St. Patrick in Wyandotte will develop a plan to merge with the previously merged parish of St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth in Wyandotte (See A-2).

* Resulting parish may maintain the use of more than one worship site.

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ATTACHMENT A

5 The following 7 parishes are planning to merge into three parishes between 2014 and 2016:

Sacred Heart in Roseville, St. Athanasius in Roseville, and Our Lady Queen of All Saints in Frasier will submit a plan to merge in 2014.* In addition, Sacred Heart will submit an acceptable debt repayment plan to be approved by the Archdiocese of Detroit by June 30, 2012.

St. Isaac Jogues in St. Clair Shores and St. Angela in Roseville will submit a plan to cluster in 2014 and merge in 2015.*

St. Lucy and St. Joan of Arc, both in St. Clair Shores, will submit a plan to merge by 2016.*

6 The following parishes are planning accordingly as a result of Together in Faith, Phase Two:

Holy Family in Inkster will cease functioning as a parish but will remain in use as a chapel under the jurisdiction of St. Mary in Wayne. No date is presently set for this transition.

St. Edmund and St. Sylvester in Warren will cluster in 2012 and develop plans to eventually merge to one site.

Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Church of the Madonna, St. Benedict, and St. Gregory in Detroit are to develop plans to eventually merge and retain a maximum of two worship sites, one of which must be the Cathedral.

* Resulting parish may maintain the use of more than one worship site.

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ATTACHMENT B

The following 214 parishes will submit a plan to cluster, merge or more closely collaborate with another parish. Please note: This does not indicate that the parish will cluster or merge in the near-term or by any date certain; rather, these parishes should have a plan in the event that a pastor is not available or a parish encounters financial deficits:

All Saints in Detroit Blessed Pope John Paul II in Detroit Christ the King in Detroit Christ the Good Shepherd in Lincoln Park Christ the Redeemer in Lake Orion Church of the Divine Savior in Westland Church of the Transfiguration in Southfield Corpus Christi in Detroit Divine Child in Dearborn Divine Mercy Parish in Davisburg Gesu in Detroit Good Shepherd in Detroit Guardian Angels in Clawson Holy Cross Hungarian in Detroit* Holy Family in Memphis Holy Family in Novi Holy Family Italian in Detroit* Holy Innocents/St. Barnabas in Detroit Holy Name in Birmingham Holy Redeemer in Detroit Holy Spirit in Highland Holy Trinity in Port Huron Immaculate Conception in Ira Township Immaculate Conception in Lapeer Most Holy Trinity in Detroit National Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak Nativity of Our Lord in Detroit Our Lady of Albanians in Southfield Our Lady of Czestochowa in Sterling Heights Our Lady of Fatima in Oak Park Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth Our Lady of Grace in Dearborn Heights Our Lady of Grace (Vietnamese) in Warren Our Lady of Hope in St. Clair Shores Our Lady of La Salette in Berkley Our Lady of Loretto in Redford Township Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Emmett Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Temperance Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Wyandotte Our Lady of Refuge in Orchard Lake Our Lady of Sorrows in Farmington Our Lady of the Angels in Taylor Our Lady of the Lakes in Waterford Our Lady of the Woods in Woodhaven Our Lady on the River in Marine City Our Lady of the Rosary in Detroit Our Lady of Victory in Northville Our Lady Queen of Apostles in Hamtramck

Our Lady Queen of Heaven in Detroit Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Beverly Hills Our Lady Star of the Sea in Grosse Pointe Woods Presentation/Our Lady of Victory in Detroit Prince of Peace in West Bloomfield Resurrection in Canton Sacred Heart in Auburn Hills Sacred Heart in Deaborn Sacred Heart in Detroit Sacred Heart in Grosse Ile Sacred Heart in Imlay City Sacred Heart in Yale Sacred Heart Mission in Brown City San Francesco in Clinton Township SS. Andrew and Benedict in Detroit SS. Cyril & Methodius in Sterling Heights SS. John and Paul in Washington Township SS. Peter & Paul in Detroit SS. Peter & Paul in Northbranch SS. Peter & Paul Jesuit in Detroit St. Aidan in Livonia St. Alan in Troy St. Albert the Great in Dearborn Heights St. Alfred in Taylor St. Aloysius in Detroit St. Aloysius in Romulus St. Ambrose in Grosse Pointe Park St. Anastasia in Troy St. Andrew in Rochester St. Andrew Kim Korean in Northville* Ste. Anne de Detroit St. Anne in Monroe St. Anne in Ortonville St. Anne in Warren St. Anthony in Belleville St. Anthony in Temperance St. Anselm in Dearborn Heights St. Augustine in Richmond St. Augustine-St. Monica in Detroit St. Bartholomew-St. Rita in Detroit St. Basil the Great in Eastpointe St. Benedict in Waterford St. Blase in Sterling Heights St. Charles Borromeo in Detroit St. Charles Borromeo in Newport St. Christopher in Detroit St. Christopher in Marysville St. Clare of Montefalco in Grosse Pointe Park St. Clement of Rome in Romeo St. Colette in Livonia St. Colman in Farmington Hills St. Columban in Birmingham St. Constance in Taylor St. Cornelius in Dryden St. Cyprian in Riverview

St. Damian in Westland St. Damien of Molokai in Pontiac St. Daniel in Clarkston St. Dennis in Royal Oak St. Dunstan in Garden City St. Edith in Livonia St. Edwards on the Lake in Lakeport St. Elizabeth in Detroit St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Troy St. Ephrem in Sterling Heights St. Fabian in Farmington Hills St. Frances Cabrini in Allen Park St. Francis of Assisi-St. Maximilian Kolbe in Ray Township St. Gabriel in Detroit St. Gerald in Farmington St. Henry in Lincoln Park St. Hilary in Redford Township St. Hubert in Harrison Township St. Hugo of the Hills in Bloomfield Hills St. Hyacinth in Detroit St. Isidore in Macomb Township St. Irenaeus in Rochester Hills St. James in Ferndale St. James in Novi St. Jane Frances de Chantal in Sterling Heights St. John Bosco in Redford Township St. John Fisher Chapel University Parish in Auburn Hills St. John Neumann in Canton St. John the Baptist in Dearborn Heights St. John the Baptist in Monroe St. John the Evangelist in Allenton St. John Vianney in Shelby Township St. Josaphat in Detroit St. Joseph in Detroit St. Joseph in Erie St. Joseph in Lake Orion St. Joseph in Monroe St. Joseph in South Lyon St. Joseph in Trenton St. Jude in Detroit St. Justin in Hazel Park St. Kenneth in Plymouth St. Kieran in Shelby Township St. Lawrence in Utica St. Linus in Dearborn Heights St. Louise de Marillac in Warren St. Louis in Clinton Township St. Lucy Croatian in Troy* St. Malachy in Sterling Heights St. Mark in Warren St. Margaret of Scotland in St. Clair Shores St. Martin DePorres in Warren St. Mary (Greektown) in Detroit St. Mary in Milford St. Mary in Monroe St. Mary in Port Huron

St. Mary in Royal Oak St. Mary in St. Clair St. Mary in Wayne St. Mary Burnside in Northbranch St. Mary Magdalen in Hazel Park St. Mary Mystical Rose in Armada St. Mary Queen of Creation in New Baltimore St. Mary of the Hills in Rochester Hills St. Matthew in Detroit St. Matthias in Sterling Heights St. Michael in Livonia St. Michael in Monroe St. Michael in Sterling Heights St. Nicholas in Capac St. Owen in Bloomfield Hills St. Patrick in Detroit St. Patrick in White Lake St. Paul Albanian in Rochester Hills St. Paul of Tarsus in Clinton Township St. Paul on the Lake in Grosse Pointe Farms St. Perpetua in Waterford St. Peter in Mount Clemens St. Peter Claver in Detroit St. Peter the Apostles in Harper Woods St. Philomena in Detroit St. Pius X in Southgate St. Priscilla in Livonia St. Raphael in Garden City St. Raymond-Our Lady of Good Counsel in Detroit St. Regis in Bloomfield Hills St. Rene Goupil in Sterling Heights St. Richard in Westland St. Rita in Holly St. Robert Bellarmine in Redford Township St. Roch in Flatrock St. Ronald in Clinton Township St. Sabina in Dearborn St. Scholastica in Detroit St. Sebastian in Dearborn Heights St. Stanislaus Kostka in Wyandotte St. Stephen in New Boston St. Suzanne/Our Lady Gate of Heaven in Detroit St. Thecla in Clinton Township St. Theodore in Westland St. Therese of Lisieux in Shelby Township St. Thomas in Detroit St. Thomas a’Becket in Canton St. Thomas More in Troy St. Timothy in Trenton St. Valentine in Redford Township St. Veronica in Eastpointe St. Vincent Ferrer in Madison Heights St. William in Walled Lake Sweetest Heart of Mary in Detroit

*National parishes with will focus on plans to welcome those of within their ethnic community.