Archive for May, 2014

South Lyon Parish restores ‘basic respect’ for Christ in church sanctuary

May 27, 2014
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Work was recently completed on the first phase of efforts at St. Joseph Parish in South Lyon to elevate the reverence and uniquely Catholic features of the altar and sanctuary. Nearly 500 parishioner pledges to Changing Lives Together have also funded the construction of a grotto adjacent to the worship space.
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Orchard Lake parish eliminates debt, improves facilities, starts counseling ministry

May 15, 2014
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In less than three years, parishioners at Our Lady of Refuge have wiped out the parish debt, replaced a cratered parking lot, replaced windows, put up a new property fence, and put nearly $100,000 into parish savings. More work is ahead as campaign pledges are fulfilled.
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Hispanic lay leaders from five parishes deepen their commitment to evangelization by earning Certificate in Catholic Theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary

May 15, 2014
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Many of those who recently earned their theology certificates through the Spanish-language program at the seminary serve as directors of religious education at their parishes, some are in charge of RCIA preparation, and others are in marriage prep and youth and young adult ministries. Recruitment for faculty and students is under way for another class to start this fall.
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