Watch live: Archbishop Russell’s Liturgy of Welcome and Inauguration of Ministry

DETROIT — On Thursday, July 7, 2022, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron and the bishops, priests, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Detroit will welcome Archbishop Paul F. Russell as the 31st auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit during a special liturgy at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

All are welcome to attend.

The 2 p.m. Mass, officially known as the Liturgy of Welcome and Inauguration of Ministry, will feature a reading of the papal decree assigning Archbishop Russell to the archdiocese, which will be proclaimed by Archbishop Christoph Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Archbishop Vigneron, as principal celebrant, will introduce Archbishop Russell, who, after showing the papal decree to the faithful and clergy gathered, will offer the homily, followed by welcome from representatives of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

A reception will follow at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. A shuttle service will be provided between the seminary and cathedral.

The liturgy will be livestreamed on the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Facebook page, YouTube channel and on


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