A Prayer for Families of Parishes

In his pastoral note Led by the Spirit on Mission, Archbishop Vigneron reminds us, “There is no goal, plan, dream or aspiration we can have which is not under the authority of Jesus Christ. Whatever plan you have for yourself, your family or your parish — whatever plans we may have for our archdiocese — Jesus has the power to accomplish it.”

With this in mind, we invite you join us in praying for our communities in the transition to Families of Parishes.


Father in Heaven, renew your wonders in our time,
as though by a New Pentecost.

Holy Spirit, increase your gifts in us to move boldly into
Families of Parishes with confidence.
Deepen our desire for every person to encounter Jesus anew,
grow daily as his disciples and give witness to his love and mercy.
This is our mission! And we embrace it anew.

Grant that your Holy Church in Detroit,
praying perseveringly and insistently with one mind,
together with Mary, the mother of Jesus, and
guided by St. Joseph, St. Anne and Bl. Solanus Casey,
may increase the reign of the Divine Savior,
the reign of truth and justice, the reign of love and peace.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen

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