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December 3, 2020

A Prayer for Families of Parishes

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,…

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November 23, 2020

Archbishop Vigneron Homily on Families of Parishes for the Solemnity of Christ the King

Families of Parishes

Archdiocese of Detroit · Archbishop Vigneron Homily on Families of Parishes for the Solemnity of Christ the King Watch the homily on YouTube “Understanding what we’re taught on the Feast of Christ the King and appreciating it as good news…

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November 22, 2020

New Pastoral Note from Archbishop Vigneron on Families of Parishes

Families of Parishes

On Pentecost Sunday of this year, Archbishop Vigneron announced the next step in the missionary transformation of the Archdiocese of Detroit: Families of Parishes. Over the next year-and-a-half, all parishes in the archdiocese will join together into groups of three…

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September 23, 2020

How the Lay Faithful Can Support Priests During the Transition to Families of Parishes

Families of Parishes

In the beginning of September 2020, Archbishop Vigneron and the leaders of each of the three teams planning for the transition to Families of Parishes (Governance, Mission Direct, Mission Support) gathered, along with a few other key leaders in the…

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August 19, 2020

The Scriptural Foundation of Families of Parishes

Families of Parishes

Our archdiocese has been blessed over the past few years to have Unleash the Gospel as a roadmap for our journey to becoming joyful missionary disciples, but we mustn’t forget our original roadmap: the Word of God. The Pastoral Letter…

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July 27, 2020

How Families of Parishes Continue Our Mission to Unleash the Gospel

Families of Parishes

For many, when faced with change or new challenges, our first instinct is to turn to a trusted companion for advice and support. As we embark on establishing Families of Parishes in the Archdiocese, we can find comfort and guidance…

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July 24, 2020

A vision for our parishes: Reflection on recent Instruction from the Holy See

Families of Parishes

By Fr. Steve Pullis One of the first times I read Unleash the Gospel, I was captivated by the Description of a Parish toward the end of the pastoral letter. Here we read that “every activity and resource of the…

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June 9, 2020

How Families of Parishes Differ from Clusters

Families of Parishes

On Pentecost 2020, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron announced the new stage of our missionary journey in the Archdiocese of Detroit. Over the next two years, all parishes of the Archdiocese of Detroit will join other parishes in new groupings called…

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