Monthly Archives: March 2016

Archbishop at Chrism Mass: ‘It’s not normal’ to be ‘sleepy’ about the Gospel

Holy Spirit gives Church ‘new energy’ to evangelize, Archbishop Vigneron says DETROIT — As priests squeezed into any pew that wasn’t taken, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron issued another strong call to evangelize Holy Thursday morning during the annual Chrism Mass. About 150 priests, dozens of deacons and hundreds of lay faithful attended the solemn Mass…

Helping the poor, tutoring inmates and listening to those in distress

Ignatian Volunteers offer ‘second career’ in service for retirees looking to give back Bloomfield Hills — Careers end, but one’s duty to serve others doesn’t. Throughout Metro Detroit, dozens of retirees have spent their post-career lives volunteering through the Ignatian Volunteers at Manresa, based out of the Manresa Jesuit Retreat House in Bloomfield Hills. The…

Time is a precious gift from God

I love watches. I must have more than 30 watches. Ever since my grandfather taught me to tell time when I was 7 years old, I have loved keeping time. My mother taught me to be punctual for appointments and dates. I was always early and spent a good deal of wasted time, waiting on…

Senior services around Metro Detroit

A wide variety of programs, clinics and resources are available to help older adults in southeast Michigan. The Michigan Catholic has compiled this non-comprehensive list to assist our readers who might benefit from some of these services. Area Agency on Aging 1-B — A “one-stop” source of free, unbiased information and referrals for a variety…