The Funding Priorities

Strengthening 274 Parishes   $95,000,000
Each parish will prioritize its unique needs and opportunities, developing a plan and case for support.

Strengthening Catholic Education   $15,000,000
The Archdiocese of Detroit is blessed with 96 Catholic schools including 72 elementary and 24 high schools. This element of the Changing Lives Together Initiative will substantially strengthen the existing endowment for tuition assistance for Catholic primary and secondary students, which has provided more than $35 million to students in the last 15 years.

Strengthening Priestly Formation and Future Leadership   $8,000,000
Providing lifelong training and support for those who minister in the Church is an essential duty of the Archdiocese. The initiative will build a fund to provide for the continuing education and formation of our priests. In addition, this element will increase funding for the education and formation of our seminarians and will provide additional funding to assist lay men and women preparing for church ministry.

Strengthening the Church in the City of Detroit   $4,000,000
This element of the initiative will establish a fund for the Church in the City that will provide grants to underwrite parish ministries and programs vital to the ongoing witness, mission, and presence of the Church in Detroit and other resource-poor areas of the Archdiocese.

Changing Lives Together Expenses   $13,000,000
Expenses for this initiative include professionally designed and printed materials, video production and duplication, website development, database administration, professional consulting and legal fees, gift acknowledgements, postage, and pledge fulfillment for this five-year Archdiocesan project involving 274 parishes.

Changing Lives Together Goal   $135,000,000

Support in time, talent, and treasure from all Catholics in the Archdiocese is needed to achieve the initiative’s priorities. Get Involved…