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Commitment to parish and Catholic schools spans generations in Dearborn

December 21, 2015
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As the faithful at Dearborn’s Divine Child Parish complete their pledges to Changing Lives Together, and with a series of improvement projects complete or underway, momentum continues with a $6 million effort to replace science wings at both schools and athletic fields.
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Macomb County parish continues ten-year legacy of growth, facility improvements

December 14, 2015
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St. Paul of Tarsus Parish in Macomb County’s Clinton Township, operating without debt and growing by up to 15 new parishioners each month, continues to follow a plan first detailed in 2006 to steadily improve parish facilities. The parish Changing Lives Together campaign has funded worship space renovations, replaced lighting, and will enable a $375,000 parking lot replacement project in the spring.
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Free day of spiritual reflection on Eucharistic Adoration set for December 5 in Sterling Heights!

November 16, 2015
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Register today for a free day of spiritual reflection on Eucharistic Adoration! Strengthen your knowledge of and commitment to Eucharistic Adoration by attending a free day of spiritual reflection on Saturday, December 5 at St. Rene Goupil Parish in Sterling Heights! Three guest speakers on Adoration subjects, Mass with Bishop Michael Byrnes, opportunities for private confession, and small group discussions. Catered breakfast and lunch included! Make your reservation today by calling Patty Barajas at 313-883-8657 or email: barajas.patricia@aod.org
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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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Southfield-Based Ministry Working to Buy, Restore Pontiac Chapel and Mission Site

April 29, 2014
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For six years, the founders of Terra Sancta Pilgrimages have led Detroit-area faithful on spiritual tours to the Holy Land. In recent months, they’ve been praying, working, and fundraising to relocate and restore the St. Joseph Chapel and Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary about 10 miles away in Pontiac.
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Catholic Interest in Scripture Studies Grows in Metro Detroit

April 29, 2014
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Catholics in southeast Michigan are increasingly studying Scripture, with dozens of parishes hosting Bible studies, some with multiple daily and weekly sessions.
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Simple Gospel message leads area Catholics to a personal relationship with Jesus

April 4, 2014
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Several parishes in metro Detroit have adopted the Alpha for Catholics program, which is helping participants find a personal relationship with Christ through the greatest truth of our faith: Jesus is the promised Messiah of God who was crucified for our sins, rose in glory from the dead, appeared to his disciples, ascended into heaven, and now calls all to himself through the ministry of the Catholic Church.
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Free Lenten Day of Reflection Gathering April 5

March 17, 2014
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Deepen your commitment to reconciliation and penance this Lent by attending a free day of spiritual reflection on Saturday, April 5 at St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Allen Park! Three guest speakers on penitential subjects, Mass with Bishop Hanchon, afternoon opportunities for private confession, and small group discussions. Catered breakfast and lunch included. Make your reservation today by calling Patty Barajas at 313-883-8657 or email: barajas.patricia@aod.org
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