South Oakland Vicariate | Archdiocese of Detroit

Mission Statement

Called to share Christ in and through the Church, the South Oakland Vicariate will use our gifts, talents and resources to provide opportunities that enrich and inspire all as we work to fulfill the seven mission priorities of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Mission Priorities

Evangelization & Catechesis
Given that the primary mission of the Church is to evangelize, the goals of the Archdiocese of Detroit will be to:
St. Paul Street Evangelization
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Catechism Of The Catholic Church
Evangelii Nuntiandi (Evangelization in the Modern World) Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel)
Gaudium et Spes (Joy and Hope) Unleash The Gospel Synod 16 Holy Door for the Year of Mercy Awaken Ministry
Christian Service & Outreach
The Catholic Church, through the loving and faithful of the Archdiocese of Detroit, shares the presence of Christ through acts of service.
Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan Knights of Columbus Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Youth & Young Adult
The Archdiocese of Detroit will bring youth and young adults into a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ through the sacraments, prayer, the study of his Divine Word and by showing them how the faith relates to their daily lives, so that with Jesus as the center of their lives, they are better able to discern their vocation and are inspired to share their gifts, energy and enthusiasm in the mission of the Church.
Archdiocese Young Adult & Campus Ministry Holy Name 'Fireproof' Shrine Life Young Adults St. Anastasia 'Firestarters' St. Mary Young Adults Our Lady of Sorrows Young Adults
Lay Leadership
Through collaborative leadership models, we will cultivate leaders who are rooted in our common mission of sharing Christ in and through the Church. Alpha Lay Ecclesial Ministers Convocation
Stewardship & Administration
Catholic Schools
Our vision is to understand the essential role of Catholic schools in the mission of the Church, promote the evangelical mission of schools, centered on Christ, while enhancing their academic excellence & providing equal access through shared resources. Archdiocese of Detroit Catholic Schools
Given that “the duty of fostering vocations rests with the entire Christian community so that the needs of the sacred ministry in the universal Church are provided for sufficiently” and that “this duty especially binds Christian families, educators, and, in a special way, priests, particularly pastors”, (Canon 233 §1); the vision of the Archdiocese of Detroit will be to create a vocations friendly environment at every level so that those who are called by God, especially vocations to the ministerial priesthood and consecrated life, may hear and respond.
Archdiocese Office of Priestly Vocations
Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament