Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron announces the following appointment:
Fr. John Riccardo is being released to create and lead a new non-profit organization, Acts XXIX, a pastoral initiative aimed at supporting the movement to Unleash the Gospel. The team, composed of clergy and laity, will concentrate on two primary areas of focus: first, to work with pastors and parishes to create a culture of evangelization and discipleship; and second, in support of parishes, especially in the city of Detroit to offer direct evangelization efforts that foster encounters with Christ. This position will become effective July 1, 2019, until June 30, 2023. Fr. Riccardo is currently serving as pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Plymouth.