As of October 21, invigorated by 72,127 Catholic households at 242 metro Detroit parishes participating in Changing Lives Together, more than $110 million has been pledged toward the $135 million goal.
Parishes in the pilot wave, launched in early 2011, surpassed their goal by raising more than $13.6 million in pledges. Parishes in the second wave of Changing Lives Together reached 88 percent of their collective goal with $22.5 million in pledges. The campaign’s third wave, started in 2012, resulted in over $17.2 million in pledges, more than 88 percent of the goal for the 40 parishes involved. Wave four resulted in nearly $26 million in pledges, almost 80 percent of the collective goal among 58 participating parishes. More than $28.2 million was pledged in wave five – over 86 percent of the goal among the 69 participating parishes. The sixth and final wave of Changing Lives Together involves 14 parishes conducting campaigns expected to carry into 2014.
“The generosity and commitment among parishioners throughout southeast Michigan is inspiring and humbling”, said Mike Vlasic, chairman of the Changing Lives Together Steering Committee. “We’re still enduring a weak economy and ongoing cultural challenges to our beliefs and values,” he continued. “Catholics in and around Detroit are responding to Archbishop Vigneron’s call to recommit to their parishes. We’re showing that faith and parish life continue to be relevant and important in our lives,” Vlasic concluded.
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