Hearing the Lord’s call to the priesthood, religious and lay life

Called to be a shepherd for lost sheep: Fr. Louis Lapeyre ordained Oct. 19

Monroe — Fr. Louis Charles Lapeyre, the newest priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, was ordained Oct. 19 by Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Monroe, surrounded by St. Mary’s parishioners and Fr. Lapeyre’s family and friends. “The Father sent his Son precisely so that this eternal love that he has for us could be expressed in this deep, heartfelt pity,” Archbishop Vigneron said in his homily, regarding the Gospel reading of Matthew 9:35-38, in which Jesus felt pity for the crowds because they were like sheep without a shepherd.

New Evangelization the focus of four-day gathering of deacons

KATHY SCHIFFER Special to The Michigan Catholic HARBOR SPRINGS — Ninety deacons and their wives from the Archdiocese of Detroit gathered for four days Sept. 26-30 in northern Michigan. The 2013 diaconate convocation at Boyne Highlands was an opportunity to spend time together, pray together and to deepen their understanding of the New Evangelization. Archbishop…

Convocation lets priests enjoy one another’s company

Tim Keenan Special to The Michigan Catholic Harbor Springs — Some 260 priests of the Archdiocese of Detroit met Sept. 22-26 at Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs for their semi-annual convocation, where they gathered with Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron and his auxiliary bishops for shared prayer, presentations, socializing and fraternity. The theme of this…