Appointed by Pope Benedict XVI, the Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron was named archbishop of the Detroit Archdiocese on Jan. 5, 2009, succeeding Cardinal Adam Maida. Archbishop Vigneron served as rector-president of Sacred Heart Major Seminary from 1994–2003. He had studied for the priesthood there, returned in later years to teach philosophy and returned yet again as a dean. A native of Mt. Clemens, the archbishop was ordained as a priest of the Detroit Archdiocese in 1975.
Fr. John Riccardo is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit. He was ordained in 1996. Before becoming pastor of OLGC in 2007, he served in the Archdiocese at Divine Child Catholic Church, The St. John Center for Youth and Family, and St. Anastasia Catholic Church. He is the host of "Christ Is The Answer" heard here on Ave Maria Radio.
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