The Easter Cross Witness was created to give disciples of Jesus Christ an opportunity during the Easter Season to witness to the Risen Christ. A cross is placed blank side out during the Lenten Season and is turned on Easter Sunday to declare, “He is Risen…And It is Finished! The Easter Cross Witness gives a visual witness that prayerfully creates opportunities for a verbal witness. If you don’t have your cross from last year and need to purchase another one, there are some still available at the St. Vincent Pallotti Parish Office for $4.00 each.
Please join us on a 10 week journey with Fr. Michael Gaitley in a video series that tells the dramatic history of God’s Love and Mercy. Be moved by the transformative message of St. Faustina, the miraculous appearance of Mary of Fatima, the witness of Maximilian Kolbe, and the world-changing papacy of Pope St. John Paul II.
If you have your Parish Code, click this link to watch sneak peak: https://formed.org/courses/#/course/563251abdae5616c1fcd9a29
Unleash the Gospel – The New Evangelization is unfolding and breathing new life into the Church in Detroit.Unleash the Gospel is a major push to change the DNA of the Church in Detroit to one of a Body of Christ on mission. What we are attempting is nothing less than a radical overhaul of the Church in Detroit, a complete reversal of our focus from inward, or maintenance-focused, to outward, or mission-focused.
We seek to bring about this change first in our hearts, through an encounter with Christ. Then in our homes as we grow in our faith. And finally in our culture as we become a witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
There is a need to elevate the presence and importance of Christ in individuals, families, parishes, schools, and Catholic institutions to receive the good news, to live it, and to share it with our friends, our families, in our workplaces and beyond.
The natural state of the Church is one of growth. We are living in a time of unnatural deterioration of the Church. The decline in sacramental participation and vocations as well as the closing of parishes are unnatural aberrations rooted in an erosion of evangelization. We need to undo some of what we’ve become as a people of Christ – passive in prioritizing and living our faith, sad about the perceived decline of the importance of Jesus and Church institutions, and accustomed to a malaise rooted in believing there is little that can be done.
Just as we are seeing revitalization in our city, we seek to bring about rebirth of the Church in Detroit.
To watch the video message from Archbishop Allen Vigneron, click on this link: https://youtu.be/R69Yai1DrPU