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Revive Detroit

The Archdiocese of Detroit and the New Orleans-based Hope and Purpose Ministries have reached an agreement to create "Revive Detroit," an urban evangelization ministry with a series of events and gatherings to begin in August at the northwest Detroit parishes of Corpus Christi and St. Scholastica.

Deacon Larry Oney
Deacon Larry Oney

Archbishop Vigneron formally invited the founder and leader of Hope and Purpose Ministries, Deacon Larry Oney, to partner with archdiocesan clergy and lay leaders to form the Revive Detroit ministry. The intent of this ministry is to ignite the faithful to become passionate, missionary disciples of Christ. Revive Detroit is part of an archdiocesan-wide evangelization initiative, including a synod in the fall of 2016.

Revive Detroit kicked off in Fall 2015 in the Trinity Vicariate with a special focus on the area’s African-American population. Plans are to extend Revive Detroit throughout the city to engage the Hispanic community and others. Catholic Television Network of Detroit (CTND) will record and edit the initial presentations with the resulting DVDs made available to parishes throughout the archdiocese. "I sense this partnership has the potential of touching thousands of hearts with Christ's love, mercy, and healing," said Rev. Eduardo Montemayor, SOLT, associate director of Evangelization and Hispanic Ministry for the archdiocese and coordinator of Revive Detroit.