Archive for March, 2012

Armada parish focuses CLT on renewing sacramental life among parish members

March 30, 2012
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Armada parish focuses CLT on renewing sacramental life among parish members

By any measure, the Changing Lives Together campaign has been a success at St. Mary Mystical Rose in Armada. More than 140 registered households at the northern Macomb County parish have pledged $263,000 toward the parish goal of $285,000. Parishioners have become more of a family through the campaign, with dozens starting or participating in projects to strengthen the parish. The main goal, though, is to reach all of the nearly 440 families that belong to the parish to increase Mass attendance and a return to full sacramental life.
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Campaign prayer teams are helping to increase prayer participation at many parishes

March 26, 2012
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Campaign prayer teams are helping to increase prayer participation at many parishes

Prayer is an essential part of spiritual life among faithful Catholics and has emerged as a key element of Changing Lives Together campaigns in many parishes. Prayer teams have formed at dozens of parishes throughout southeast Michigan, in which daily prayers are offered for parish campaign leaders, for parishioner intentions, and to prompt parishioner involvement in Changing Lives Together as a means of invigorating their faith.
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$34 million in pledges received from Catholic faithful throughout southeast Michigan

March 15, 2012
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$34 million in pledges received from Catholic faithful throughout southeast Michigan

About 23,000 Catholic households in southeast Michigan have pledged over $34 million to the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Changing Lives Together capital stewardship initiative, the largest such effort in the 300-year history of the Archdiocese.
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Campaign Update March 14, 2012

March 15, 2012
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Campaign Update March 14, 2012


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Changing Lives in Farmington

March 13, 2012
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Changing Lives in Farmington

Prayer, song, communication, leadership, and parishioner involvement have combined to lift the Our Lady of Sorrows parish family well beyond what was initially proposed for their Changing Lives Together campaign.
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Parishioners hit the phones to reconnect

March 13, 2012
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Parishioners hit the phones to reconnect

Teams of parish volunteers in Macomb Township, Detroit, and Bloomfield Hills reached out by phone to their fellow parishioners to gather prayer intentions, share news about their parish plans, and to encourage involvement in sacramental and ministerial life.
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Washington Township parish building for the future

March 13, 2012
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Washington Township parish building for the future

The vision of building a permanent parish center at SS. John and Paul in Washington Township is on the way to becoming reality thanks to a well-timed Changing Lives Together initiative at the Macomb County parish.
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