Parishioners at the Church of the Holy Family in Novi recently surpassed their Changing Lives Together pledge goal, and parish leaders agree on the main reason for their success – prayer. Before fundraising began on the $1 million-plus campaign at Holy Family, Rev. Bob LaCroix recruited parishioners to form a prayer team. The experience proved to be so meaningful, the prayer effort recently became a permanent ministry at the parish, which was founded in 1974.
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When Rev. Stanley Pachla and lay leaders at St. Veronica set their priorities for the Changing Lives Together campaign at the Eastpointe parish in 2010, reconstructing and improving the main altar was at the top of the list. Responding to a plan to replace the altar and floor built when the church was constructed in 1956, parishioners responded with more than $145,000 in pledges to acquire a new altar, install new tile and steps, and reposition the marble ambo. Installation of the new altar, the ambo relocation, and the tile work was done by Boston Tile & Terrazzo Company of Detroit, which constructed the sanctuary and installed the marble inside St. Veronica Church in 1956.
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