Families of Parishes

Over the next two years, parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit will join together to form new groupings called “families of parishes” or FOP. These groups – these families – of three to six parishes will work together and share human and material resources to further advance our shared mission. This new model will allow groups of priests, deacons, and lay staff to better share their gifts and talents with their entire parish families… Read more here.


A Pastoral Note on Families of Parishes (11.22.2020) from Archbishop Allen Vigneron is here.

Family Groupings and waves announced (12.9.2020) here.


Our Family Grouping is the ‘South Oakland Vicariate Family 1’ and the parishes are:

St. Anastasia Parish, Troy
Christ Our Light Parish, Troy
Guardian Angels Parish, Clawson
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Troy
St. Lucy (Croatian) Parish, Troy


Our pastor, Fr. Steve Wertanen, discusses more about ‘Family of Parishes’ at St. Anastasia during his homily. View the Mass from October 4, 2020 here.


Please be sure to stay up to date by visiting the AOD website for videos, FAQ, updates and more.


We invite you join us in praying for our communities in the transition to Families of Parishes. The prayer can be found here.