Mt. Pleasant Priest Placed on Administrative Leave

July 6, 2015

Bishop Joseph Cistone of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw has announced that a Mt. Pleasant priest has been placed on administrative leave. A statement from the diocese said Rev. Denis Heames, the Parochial Administrator of St. Mary University Parish, is on leave because of "boundary violations related to his priestly ministry."

Bishop Cistone's statement said the issue was "serious enough to require appropriate assessment and treatment, " but that it "in no way involved minors." Cistone said because people's lives were affected, Father Heames "will need to address matters in a comprehensive way." He said the diocese is making arrangements to ensure the Sacramental and administrative needs of the parish.

He said he could not address the priest's future ministry. Father Heames had been at St. Mary University Parish since 2012, and was ordained to the priesthood in 2008.








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