Faith in Action

Putting mission into action in the Archdiocese of Detroit

Beverly Hills parish completes total overhaul of worship space

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…

Year of Mercy pilgrimage to show fruits of Changing Lives Together in action

DETROIT — Thousands of Catholics already have seen benefits of the Changing Lives Together capital initiative in their parishes — often recognized in building improvements, added religious education programs, or simply the peace of mind of having paid down parish debt. But the spiritual benefits of Changing Lives Together still are coming. On Sept. 17,…

Saving steeple at St. Josaphat a race against time

Meanwhile, spires at Sweetest Heart of Mary also twisted, ‘slowly collapsing’ Detroit — The fate of St. Josaphat Church’s leaning steeple and Sweetest Heart of Mary Church’s two twisted spires depends on financial assistance to save the lofty structures from complete removal. These two historic churches, which along with St. Joseph Church on Jay Street,…

Parishioners often surprised, seminarians inspired by parish visits

Bill Blaul Special to The Michigan Catholic Detroit — The visits happen a few times each year and have become among the most uplifting ways of elevating the visibility of priestly vocations in the Detroit Archdiocese. Twice annually during Lent and on one other occasion, about 100 seminarians studying at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in…

Messengers in Midtown: Wayne State University’s Catholic campus ministry grows through Gospel message

Bill Blaul Special to The Michigan Catholic Detroit — It’s a challenge to help Catholic students keep their faith while enrolled at a large public university, where moral relativism often dominates. It’s an especially daunting task on an urban campus amid an enrollment of 30,000 with the added objectives of finding Catholics receptive to returning…

New parish in Dearborn starts with people, buildings, funds and 120 years of history

Bill Blaul Special to The Michigan Catholic Dearborn — In just more than four months since St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Dearborn was formed, nearly all of the parishioner households from its predecessor parishes -– St. Martha on Oakwood Boulevard and St. Joseph on Rotunda Drive –- have signed up at St. Kateri, offertory contributions…