Archive for July, 2013

Southwest Detroit parishes prioritize financial stability, begin merger planning

July 31, 2013
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Successful Changing Lives Together efforts at Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish and St. Stephen / Mary Mother of Our Church Parish are providing an important backdrop for lay leaders and their pastor as they begin work on a merger plan.
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Redford parishes pay down debt, improve facilities

July 26, 2013
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Despite parishes in Redford experiencing demographic and financial challenges, Changing Lives Together campaigns the four parishes in the community bordering Detroit are reducing debt enabling facility improvements.
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Madison Heights parish completes merger, improves facilities and ministries

July 26, 2013
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It was a challenging 2012 for the pastor, staff and parishioners at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Madison Heights. Fr. John Esper began the year planning to launch the parish Changing Lives Together initiative and to achieve the parish target for the Catholic Services Appeal. He ended the year achieving success in both efforts while also welcoming parishioners from the former St. Dennis Parish, about two miles away in Royal Oak.
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