Regarding Fr. Louis Grandpre...

By Joe Kohn
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit
September 17, 2013

Fr. Louis Grandpre, 79, a senior (retired) priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, has been restricted from all public ministry as the result of an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor dating back to the early years of his service in the Detroit archdiocese.

Civil authorities have been notified. The Archdiocesan Review Board has deemed the allegation substantive.

Archdiocesan policies and procedures regarding these matters are available online at the Protecting Children page on To inform the archdiocese of complaints involving sexual abuse of minors by clergy or church personnel and/or speak to the Victim Assistance Coordinator contact: 866-343-8055.

Biographical information

Education: Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit

University of Detroit, Detroit

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

St. John Provincial Seminary, Plymouth

Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

1961 Ordained

1961 Associate Pastor, Epiphany Parish, Detroit

1965 Weekend Assistant, St. Alphonsus Parish, Dearborn

1965 Faculty, Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit

1966 Weekend Assistant, St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish, Algonac

1971 Weekend Assistant, St. Ives Parish, Southfield

1974 Pastor, St. Ives Parish, Southfield

1990 Pastor, St. Paul of Tarsus Parish, Clinton Township

2003 Senior Priest Status

2013 Administrative Leave of Absence








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