Daniel Meloy

Never, ever forgotten

Kate Marien, Patricia Kondratenko and Eric Kondratenko of Romeo hold a photo of their sister and daughter, Suzanne Kondratenko, next to her name on the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City on Sept. 11, 2016, the 15th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks that claimed her life and the lives of 2,976 others.

Fifteen years later, family, school recall Sept. 11 victim as someone who ‘always looked to help’ BLOOMFIELD HILLS — On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, the world changed for Americans. The unimaginable devastation and loss of innocent life as a result of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil has left a deep, permanent impression, but…

Convocation previews Synod 16, urges ministers to heed Spirit’s call

Parish ministers from across the Archdiocese of Detroit sing during the opening Mass of the Convocation of Lay Ecclesial Ministers on Aug. 31 at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. The convocation served as a preview to the themes of Synod 16, which will take place Nov. 18-20.

Fall gathering will focus on renewal of individuals, families, parishes and archdiocese DETROIT — With Synod 16 right around the corner, lay ecclesial ministers know they’ll be on the “front lines” of the Archdiocese of Detroit’s initiative to evangelize the culture of southeast Michigan. So when ministers from across the Archdiocese of Detroit gathered at…

Holy Name students hang out with a Red Wing

Detroit Red Wings forward Darren Helm hands out a prize to a student during “Red Wings trivia” at Holy Name School in Birmingham on Sept. 7, part of the team’s School Assembly Program.

BIRMINGHAM — After playing nine seasons in the National Hockey League, Detroit Red Wings forward Darren Helm has played in plenty of loud arenas. But even he will admit the Birmingham Holy Name Hurricanes make plenty of noise to welcome a local hero to their gymnasium for the Red Wings School Assembly Program. “That gymnasium…

For website’s creators, a witness is a click away

Left to right, Dr. Robert Halpert, Bill Griffin and Tim Schwab hold a computer open to their website, Wtness.org, which they created to collect and share stories of God’s working in ordinary people’s lives.

TROY — Bill Griffin was looking for a sign from the Lord to begin his evangelization work.

He got one, but it wasn’t what he was expecting.

It started in 2005, when Griffin, a Christ Our Light parishioner in Troy, collected a column series titled “Jesus is Alive,” written by Deacon Bob Ovies of then-St. Colomban Parish in the parish publication New Lives, with the intention of publishing them on the web to inspire…

Beverly Hills parish completes total overhaul of worship space

The worship space of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish in Beverly Hills is seen with new pews, flooring, baptismal font and more after the parish’s successful Changing Lives Together campaign.

BEVERLY HILLS — With Bishop Michael Byrnes presiding, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish in Beverly Hills celebrated the rededication of its church Sept. 11 following improvement projects funded by the Changing Lives Together campaign. The parish not only met its campaign goal, but nearly doubled it, raising more than $1.7 million in pledges and…