“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.
Funny how names can reveal who we are and what we are meant to do. Take the name Firestone. A firestone, also known as a flint, is a strong rock used to generate a spark. That’s exactly what Father Tom Firestone is doing with the Catholic Church in Flint (a name coincidence?) – creating a spark to fuel a fire of energy, unity and rebuilding.
Center for Hope is grateful for Catholic Response
Vicky Schultz, President/CEO of Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties:
“A dream” is how Vicky Schultz, the CEO of Catholic Charities, sums up Faith in Flint (FIF). “We would’ve never imagined the response this has generated. Before the Faith in Flint magazine last June, no one knew us. This was truly a Godsend and opened the floodgates.
Guardian angels don’t always have wings. Sometimes they’re disguised in fleece sweatshirts with jeans, sporting curly hair and sparkly eyes surrounded by crinkle marks etched from generous smiles. Sometimes their angelic rank isn’t sought; it just happens. Like it did for Mary Ann Finke, a parishioner at St. Joseph Parish in Dexter.