Unleashing the Gospel

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Our CSA Helps Us Unleash the Gospel

02_Msgr-McClory_ShrineMsgr. Robert McClory, pastor of the National Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak

When Msgr. Robert McClory wanted to ensure faculty members at Shrine Catholic Schools were able to answer Archbishop Vigneron’s call to unleash the Gospel, he turned to the Department of Evangelization, Catechesis and Schools for assistance. “As a pastor, it was very helpful to have a staff person skilled in catechesis and evangelization come out and present with me on the Archbishop's pastoral letter,” says Msgr. McClory, pastor, National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak. “We were able to grow with Christ by having someone assist us in this formation opportunity.”

As “Catholic” means “universal,” Msgr. McClory says being Catholic means that we look beyond our parishes to the wider needs of our local Church and support other parishes and ministries throughout the Archdiocese.

“So much of what the CSA does is to help spread the Good News of Jesus to those who are desperate to hear that Good Word,” he says. “The CSA provides necessary resources and helps people grow and come closer to Jesus.”

Msgr. McClory appreciates the generosity of his parishioners to our annual appeal, as well as the tens of thousands of Catholics who pledge their support each year. “It’s always an act of sacrifice to part with some of our material resources, but the Lord blesses tremendously those who have a generous heart,” he says.