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St. Isidore reinvigorates music ministry, online outreach to fit ‘vision’

MACOMB — Advent is a special time for parishes around the Archdiocese of Detroit, but for St. Isidore Parish in Macomb, this year’s Advent proved to be the most meaningful yet, with an Advent series called “Finding Hope in the Light,” with contemporary music, prayer and inspirational speakers. More than 200 people attended the first evening.…

‘Dream big,’ Monroe pastor says after attending conference

Karla Dorweiler | Special to The Michigan Catholic MONROE — The Amazing Parish Conference held in April couldn’t have come at a better time for Fr. Philip Ching. He had only been at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Monroe for nine months, and he was excited about the possibilities for his parish. “I was really pleased…

At St. Paul on the Lake, it’s all about the ‘Sunday experience’

Amazing Parish Conference inspires Grosse Pointe community to fine-tune parish GROSSE POINTE FARMS — For Msgr. Patrick Halfpenny, attending April’s Amazing Parish Conference was like “drinking from a firehose.” “To be in the presence of Patrick Lencioni and the other speakers, who have so much to share — all rooted in faith — it was very…

Canton parish restructures to focus on ‘one thing’: evangelization

CANTON — Like other pastors in the Archdiocese of Detroit, Fr. Ron Richards attended the Amazing Parish Conference in April with his leadership team. But unlike most, he had already attended the conference two years earlier in Denver. “It was still well worth attending the second time to hear the information again,” said Fr. Richards…