Changing Lives Together

Archbishop: Changing Lives Together shifts to evangelism as campaign tops $106M

Livonia — Changing Lives Together, the archdiocese-wide capital stewardship campaign started in 2011 to help strengthen Catholic parishes and other mission priorities in the Archdiocese of Detroit, has achieved a major milestone by surpassing $100 million in pledges, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron announced July 31. The archbishop made the announcement during a Vespers service at…

Pastor wraps pro-life effort, parishioner home visits, and 200-mile pilgrimage into campaign success

Bill Blaul Special to The Michigan Catholic Sterling Heights – The pastor of St. Malachy Parish in Sterling Heights decided last year that his parish volunteers were doing enough, and it would need to be his responsibility to conduct the parish Changing Lives Together campaign. Fr. Joseph Gembala made it an intensely personal effort. After…

Royal Oak parish pays off debt, rejuvenates prayer outreach ministry

Bill Blaul Special to The Michigan Catholic Royal Oak— More than a year after the pastor and parishioners at St. Mary Parish in Royal Oak launched their Changing Lives Together campaign, they continue to seek and receive pledges to achieve their priorities, with one already accomplished — eliminating the parish debt. St. Mary parishioners, with…

Changing Lives Together: $64M raised as final wave kicks off

DETROIT — With pledges having reached $64 million from more than 45,000 households by the end of November, Wave 5 of the Changing Lives Together capital campaign kicked off Dec. 3. “You’re here tonight to consecrate the resolve you’ve already made to your parish and the Church,” Archbishop Allen Vigneron told representatives from the 78…