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Most Rev. Michael Byrnes

B.S., University of Michigan; M.A., M.Div., Sacred Heart Major Seminary; S.T.L., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; S.T.D., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.


Bishop Michael Byrnes was born in 1958 and grew up in Detroit, MI. After graduating from Detroit Catholic Central High School, he attended the University of Michigan and majored in Microbiology. He spent some time working as a lab technician before he began serving in a campus ministry organization in the Ann Arbor area. In 1990 he entered Sacred Heart Major Seminary and was ordained to the presbyterate of the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1996. He served for three years as an associate pastor at St. Joan of Arc parish in St. Clair Shores before being assigned to graduate studies in Rome. Upon completing a doctoral degree in Biblical Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 2003 he joined the faculty at Sacred Heart as Assistant Professor of Scripture and Dean of Seminarian Formation; during those years he also served as pastor for Presentation-Our Lady of Victory Parish in Detroit. In May 2011 he was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit and presently serves as the regional moderator of Northeast Region of the Archdiocese of Detroit.