One of the most important aspects of Witness to Hope is strengthening the parishes of the Diocese of Lansing. It is in the parishes that our faith is evangelized, and where the faithful meet Christ in sacrament and worship. Bishop Earl Boyea has made this one of the cornerstone principles of the campaign, and has worked to introduce an innovative new fund-sharing process.
Once the number of attendees coming through the gates exceeded 6,000 … they lost count. Pretty remarkable for an event that was the first of its kind!
And [Jesus] said, “There was a man who had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living.” (Lk 15:11-13)
“You have no idea how excruciating it is.” Irene Myers recalls the first months after she and her husband came to the mutual decision to end their marriage. “I was married 28 years, and even though my marriage wasn’t good, the divorce ripped my life apart.”“There was really no communication between us. When my physical therapy clinic closed, I lost my job and was home all day while he worked from our house. It became clear we needed to end the marriage. We don’t have children, so that made it simple in that regard.
Denise and Flint's St. Pius X parish adopt a house and help a family in need
Denise Williams drives the same stretch of Miller Road every weekday. Dropping off her granddaughter at Flint Powers High School, she turns back on to Miller Road to go to work at St. Pius X Catholic School, and reverses the process at day’s end.