Monthly Archives: March 2015

A chorus for tomorrow

Festival passes heritage of sacred music to next generation Detroit — The sound of 273 children’s voices singing in the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament was nothing short of “heavenly” to Joe Balistreri, co-director of music at the cathedral. “It was extraordinarily beautiful,” said Balistreri of the March 19 Michigan Choral Festival and Mass…

Catholic bookstore ‘drops’ 8,000 Easter eggs for kids in need

Troy — For kids whose families have undergone hardship, a lawn covered in candy-filled eggs might be just the thing to brighten their Easter morning. Local nonprofit Catholic bookstore [email protected] in Troy has brought this colorful surprise to local children since 2003, with thousands of plastic eggs distributed each year for Easter. The concept is…

Archbishop’s Triduum 2015 schedule

Detroit — Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron will preside over the celebration of the Easter Triduum from Thursday, April 2, through Sunday, April 5, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. The faithful are welcome to attend the celebrations, all of which will be held at the cathedral. Other Lenten celebrations around the…

Not too shabby: First-grader raises $22K for cancer research

Rochester — A local first-grader recently raised more than $22,000 to help his peers with cancer. Yes, $22,000. Frankie Gallo, who attends Holy Family Regional School in Rochester, took part in the annual head-shaving fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization that fundraises for childhood cancer research and promotes solidarity with young cancer patients. On…