Archive for April, 2012

Parishioner involvement and prayer result in successful campaign at Grosse Pointe Park parish

April 25, 2012
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Parishioner involvement and prayer result in successful campaign at Grosse Pointe Park parish

Heading into Changing Lives Together in 2011 as one of the first parishes participating in the archdiocesan capital stewardship initiative, St. Ambrose in Grosse Pointe Park had a $4 million debt that had become increasingly difficult to service, especially when then recession hit a few years ago. “It was costing the parish something like $7,000 a week to service the debt, but we had very visible, tangible things to show for it and a tenacious pastor,” said Bernie Van Antwerp, Changing Lives Together co-chair at St. Ambrose.
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Royal Oak parish campaign off to good start

April 16, 2012
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Royal Oak parish campaign off to good start

From starting a parish prayer team and outreach to parishioners resulting in dozens of prayer intentions to a $2,000 anonymous cash gift and a commitment to send handwritten notes to the homebound, the Changing Lives Together campaign at St. Mary in Royal Oak is proving successful in diverse ways.
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Cathedral receives gifts in prayer and funds

April 13, 2012
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Cathedral receives gifts in prayer and funds

The Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament was among the first parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit to launch Changing Lives Together, among the first to exceed its pledge goal, and is now among the first to put its campaign gifts to work.
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Landmark parish using campaign to change lives for decades to come

April 3, 2012
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Landmark parish using campaign to change lives for decades to come

A Royal Oak parish with a storied history, two schools and more than 4,000 registered households is using Changing Lives Together to continue a strategic plan developed for its parish community. Founded in 1925, the National Shrine of the Little Flower was among the first parishes participating in Changing Lives Together, launching its campaign a year ago and recently surpassing its archdiocesan target of $1.8 million in pledges.
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