Monthly Archives: October 2014

41 local men studying for priesthood

Detroit — National Vocation Awareness Week, started in 1976 by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as a week set aside for the faithful to pray for increased vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life, has taken place in January since 1997. This year, however, the celebration has been moved to the first full…

Parents play key role in sons’ vocations

Though emotions range, local priests say families can affect discernment “May parents, mothers in particular, be generous in giving their sons to the Lord, when he calls them to the priesthood. May they cooperate joyfully in their vocational journey, realizing that in this way they will be increasing and deepening their Christian fruitfulness in the…

An atmosphere of peace

Catholic cemeteries affirm dignity of human person in Metro Detroit Metro Detroit — For Catholics, cemeteries are much more than a place for the bodies of deceased friends and family. “(Cemeteries) are a sacred place that provides an appropriate environment respecting the life of the person, and expressing our belief that the person has been…