November 3, 2011

Changing Lives Together

Fundraising efforts are now underway in dozens of parishes participating in Changing Lives Together with two parishes in the second wave surpassing their pledge goals soon after launching their campaigns. St. Frances Cabrini in Allen Park, having set an ambitious goal of nearly $1.3 million, has raised more than $1.5 million in pledges. Our Lady on the River in Marine City set a goal of $795,000 and has reached nearly $1,000,000 in pledges.

More than 9,000 registered households in 34 parishes have now made pledges to Changing Lives Together.

“Acknowledging the many competing demands on our time and attention, I am particularly appreciative of those participating in these early stages of Changing Lives Together,” said Archbishop Allen Vigneron. “As we take up the mission in this initiative that God has entrusted to us, we pray that the Holy Spirit will enliven our hearts, help us to imitate Christ as we make a sacrificial offering of our time, talent, and treasure, and bring our good work to its fulfillment.”

Fifty parishes participating in the third wave of the Changing Lives Together are preparing to launch their campaigns in early 2012. Pastors and lay leaders from those parishes joined Archbishop Vigneron for a Mass and reception at Sacred Heart Major Seminary on November 7 to give thanks for what has been accomplished through Changing Lives Together and in prayerful hope for continued success.

Changing Lives Together is a series of parish campaigns to generate resources to fulfill parish-developed plans and priorities. Learn more about the initiative in your parish.