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When do people return to the Church? At Shrine, it’s on Wednesdays

Lynn Silver talks with Randy Husaynu, who offered his testimony at a recent Wednesday evening prayer gathering at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak. The gatherings have been instrumental in helping fallen-away and non-Catholics to reconnect with the Church, organizers say.
(Karla Dorweiler | Special to The Michigan Catholic)

Weekly prayer gatherings have drawn back non-practicing Catholics, enticed others to join RCIA ROYAL OAK — On any given Wednesday evening at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak, a team of smiling volunteers prepares for their guests. They fill tables with neatly arranged food and refreshments and say hello to people…

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

Members of the St. Paul on the Lake leadership team attended the Amazing Parish Conference in April.  Since then, they’ve been working with the Catholic Leadership Institute to apply lessons from the conference to the parish’s “Sunday experience.”
(Courtesy of Ray Bauer)

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…