Karla Dorweiler

‘Teaching Masses’ reveal wonder and awe of Catholic worship

Farmington parish seeks to help parishioners fully participate, understand the liturgy Farmington — Even longtime Catholics can benefit from a “refresher course” on the Mass. That’s what parishioners at Our Lady of Sorrows in Farmington enjoyed when they were invited to “teaching Masses” during Lent. After attending the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Amazing Parish Conference last…

For rural parishes, fewer resources means more creativity in evangelization

Volunteers, parishioners pitch in to help implement Amazing Parish principles Metro Detroit — For small, rural parishes around the Archdiocese of Detroit, applying the principles and ideas from last year’s Amazing Parish Conference has required creative thinking. Of the 222 parishes in the archdiocese, 18 are rural. These parishes, often in the far reaches of…

40 years ago, University of Detroit Jesuit announced: ‘We’re staying’

School community reflects on impact of decision to remain in Detroit DETROIT — In 1977, administrators at University of Detroit Jesuit High School made a decision that would define the school and make clear its mission to serve: the school would remain in the city of Detroit at a time when many other institutions were relocating…