Prayer to Unleash the Gospel in Southeast Michigan
God our Father, you have called us to be witnesses to Jesus and have commissioned us to lead all people to encounter him.
Send your Holy Spirit to enlighten our minds so that your will may be clear to us and that we may accept it.
Dwell within our souls and make our hearts your own.
Tranform us into a band of joyful missionary disciples embracing the fruits of Synod 16 so as to share the good news of Jesus Christ in Southeast Michigan through joyful evangelization and service.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love. Amen.
At Pentecost 2017, Archbishop Vigneron released the post-Synod Pastoral Letter titled Unleash the Gospel – a clear vision for the future of the Archdiocese of Detroit as an outward, mission-focused Church. This landmark letter followed a three-year spiritual renewal in preparing for a missionary transformation of the Archdiocese and the Church of Detroit.
As a local Church in motion, we are resolved
to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit and become a band of joyful missionary disciples. We accept that this conversion requires a change in our culture such that every person, through a personal encounter with Christ, is formedasChrist’sdiscipleandsentforthtogive witness to the Gospel, strengthen their faith and bring hearts to Jesus.
Read Unleash the Gospel