I am heartened at how the faithful of the Archdiocese embrace the spirit of unleashing the Gospel. Through our annual Catholic Services Appeal, we have opened doors to encounter Jesus as well as to grow with him. This year, our theme emboldens us to witness Christ through the ministries, programs, and services the CSA funds.
Fully living as a disciple of Jesus Christ requires following his commission to make disciples — Opening Doors to Witness Christ to others. We accomplish this when we allow his Good News to inspire joyful words and deeds each day. As we become conscious witnesses to God’s everlasting mercy, we unleash the Gospel to everyone we meet.
Each year when we support the CSA, we renew this opportunity to witness Jesus. The CSA fuels the engine of the Gospel mission of our Archdiocese. Supporting our annual appeal unites us as a faith community in all of the good works we are able to provide together. The spirit of joining together to witness Christ in carrying out these works of mercy is what Pope Francis envisioned when he encouraged us to become a “joyful band” of missionary disciples.
As you prayerfully consider your pledge to the 2019 CSA, please take a moment to reflect on the many ways your friends and neighbors are able to witness Christ because of the many doors we have opened through the CSA. I am sure you will be inspired to once again make the most generous gift possible.
The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron
Archbishop of Detroit
“Everybody needs a little time away.”
The above line is taken from the song Hard to Say I’m Sorry – Chicago. Keeping that song in your mind now you can read the rest. I will be taking a little time away, if you think one month is little. I will be leaving on April 29 and return on May 29. Not going for any sightseeing but going home to spend time with my mother and to visit my family and friends. With that said you can guess what comes next, the change in the daily Mass schedule – Beginning April 29th we will have our daily mass on Monday and Tuesday at Our Lady of Loretto and Thursday and Friday at St. Valentine. This schedule will continue throughout the summer and end on August 23rd.
As I spend some time away from the regular schedule, I ask you to keep me in your prayers as I assure you the same from my part.