Mike Stechschulte

Ever ancient, ever new

Msgr. Daniel Trapp holds the Eucharist aloft during "Come, Encounter Christ!" at St. Matthew Parish in Detroit in December 2015. Though just two "Come, Encounter Christ!" sessions remain, some parishes have begun to offer similar praise-and-worship ministries, which focus on Eucharistic adoration in a vibrant, worshipful setting.


Jonathan Francis | Archdiocese of Detroit

As ‘Come, Encounter Christ!’ wraps up, Eucharistic ministries reawaken cradle Catholics’ faith Sterling Heights — With 2,000-year-old traditions, the same ancient liturgy and the well-rooted practices that have defined Catholicism for millennia, it’s not a phrase you often hear from lifelong Catholics. Yet for those leaving “Come, Encounter Christ!,” it’s a common refrain: “I’ve never…

Archbishop visits Dearborn Heights mosque for interfaith ‘unity lunch’

Archbishop Vigneron addresses Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi and those gathered at the Islamic House of Wisdom during an April 5 interfaith luncheon.


Mike Stechschulte | The Michigan Catholic

Archbishop, imam decry terrorism, pledge to work together for good Dearborn Heights — Joining Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders to promote unity and common areas of cooperation, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron visited a Dearborn Heights mosque April 5 for an interfaith “unity lunch.” The archbishop’s visit to the Islamic House of Wisdom came at the…

Archbishop visits Dearborn Heights mosque for interfaith ‘unity lunch’

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron addresses Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi and those gathered at the Islamic House of Wisdom during an April 5 interfaith "unity lunch." During the luncheon, Archbishop Vigneron and Imam Elahi both reaffirmed their commitment to dialogue and partnership and condemned radical violence committed by terrorist groups in the U.S. and abroad. (Photos by Mike Stechschulte, The Michigan Catholic)

DEARBORN HEIGHTS — Joining Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders to promote unity and common areas of cooperation, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron visited a Dearborn Heights mosque April 5 for an interfaith “unity lunch.” The archbishop’s visit to the Islamic House of Wisdom came at the invitation of Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi, who also spoke to…